It's fair to say that shooting from the 18m mark at the Southern Zone Champion of Champions event on Sunday, March 15, proved a lot harder than it sounded.
Yes, there was a dicey breeze at times, but that said, not a single shooter managed a 25/25 in any capacity under bright clear conditions during the first event.
It wasn't until late in the day, from the 15m mark under semi-overcast conditions did a red mark appear on the scoreboard.
The effort of Matty Patmore in the Single Barrel Cash Trophy event turned out to be the only perfect event score of the whole day. Matty's effort was a single target better than seven other shooters who finished with single barrel scores of 24/25.
It was pleasing to meet and greet some new shooters on the day and particularly pleasing to welcome back Jenny Twarloh to the fold after a recent spell from the lanes.
Jenny shot well upon her return and as she normally does, went home from Yass with a prize and a raffle win. Her husband was not so lucky.
The club offered its thanks to everyone who helped on the day and for all the visiting shooters who continue to offer their support.
The next competition shoot was scheduled to involve some Double Barrel Continental, Double Rise and Dopey Doubles action, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all future competitions have been cancelled until further notice.
March 2020 Results
Event 1: 75 Target Southern Zone Champion of Champions
- O/A: Mat Gerstenberg (167/175)
- AA: Bryce Hallam (165/175), Matty Patmore (141/150)
- A: Matt Harris (115/125), Alan Walsh (113/125)
- B: Sharon McDonald (112/125), Jenny Twarloh (110/125)
- C: Tom Sharman (93/125), Simon Bain (90/125)
Event 2: 25 Target Single Barrel Cash Trophy
- AA: Matty Patmore (25/25)
- A: Andrew Cumberland (29/30)
- B: Sharon McDonald (24/25)
- C: Tom Sharman (19/25)
High Gun: Mat Gerstenberg (142/150), Matty Patmore (142/150)