On Saturday 2nd of November we held a very special Skeet event at Melbourne Gun Club in honour of Doug "Dougie" Menara who we sadly lost earlier this year.
Despite the terrible weather (24mm of rain from 9am onwards) a great crowd of 6 full squads turned up to compete in the event. A tribute to how well liked Doug was as both a member of the MGC and also a very handy Skeet competitor in his day.
Doug's daughter Jenny was also in attendance and a big thank you to Jen for her sponsorship of the event and some money on the bar for all to have a drink for Doug on the completion of the days shooting.
A big congratulations to Leigh Roberts on his fine shooting in trying conditions recording a very well shot 99/100 to take home the Doug Menara sash and $250 cash!!!
Also congratulations to young Liam Shore shooting only his 3rd comp of Skeet and recording his first ever 25!! Well done Liam
OA 1st Leigh Roberts 99 / 100
AA 1st James Sacchetta 104 / 106
AA 2nd Michael Buttigieg 102 / 106
A 1st Simon Hewitt 95 / 100
A 2nd Gerry Petruska 93 / 100
B 1st Jim Turner 97 / 100
B 2nd Wally Clarke 93 / 100
C 1st Liam Shore 89 / 100
C 2nd Zachary Gardner 87 / 100
This event was also the final round of the inter club series with Frankston. Some great shooting was recorded over the series
OA 1st - Michael Buttigieg 298 / 300
AA 1st - Jack Stockdale 293 / 300
A 1st - Simon Hewitt 284 / 300
B 1st - Jim Turner 275 / 300
C 1st - Liam Shore 256 / 300
JNR 1st - Charlie Cook 291 / 300
LDY 1st - Linda Watson 242 / 300
VET 1st - Mal Briggs 286 / 300
Also for the day we had our DTL Competition on with 5 squads braving the conditions.
We were also all very fortunate enough to witness a great shoot off for 2nd in A grade between Darryl Johnston & Lou Primavera which lasted longer than the AA shoot off and will be talked about for years to come at the bar!!!
Event 1 - 30 Tgt Point Score
OA 1st Greg Hunt 90 / 90
AA 1st Greg Hunt 90 / 90
AA 2nd Dallas Ball 87 / 90
A 1st Lynden Mckeon 87 / 90
A 2nd Mick Rocca 87 / 93
B 1st Lachlan Shore 76 / 90
B 2nd Thomas Mcgrath 72 / 90
C 1st Louise Tingate 81 / 90
C 2nd Anthony Patrick 77 / 90
Event 2 - 50 Tgt Double Barrel
OA 1st Chris Brown 58 / 58
AA 1st Chris Brown 58 / 58
AA 2nd Rod Jackson 57 / 58
A 1st Norm Basile 49 / 50
A 2nd Darryl Johnston 59 / 62
B 1st Lachlan Shore 44 / 50
B 2nd Thomas Mcgrath 43 / 50
C 1st Benjamin De pedro 47 / 50
C 2nd Louise Tingate 46 / 50
Event 3 - 20 Pair Double Rise Total Score
OA 1st Bobby Lambevski 44 / 50
AA 1st Bobby Lambevski 44 / 50
AA 2nd Rob Williams 42 / 50
A 1st Darryl Johnston 33 / 40
A 2nd Norm Basile 32 / 40
B 1st Thomas Mcgrath 23 / 40
C 1st Louise Tingate 29 / 40
C 2nd Paul Schroeter 25 / 40
Thank you to everyone for making yesterday such a great day at the club despite the poor weather.
Thank you to all the workers for the day who helped set targets, ref and score in the rain and help keep the events running smoothly.
We hope everyone had a great day. It was great to have 6 squads of Skeet competitors again competing at MGC and we hope to see it continue in events to come.