Maher, Thompson score

December 06, 2016

Mathoura Gun Club’s November shoot featured a 40-target, Deauville doubles championship as the main event for the night.

It created a lot of enthusiastic competition amongst all pairs of shooters.

The evening was ideal for clay target shooting, being mild and calm, but strangely there was not one pair of shooters who could down all 20 pairs of targets.

Sixteen out of 20 pairs was the top score, and three partners managed that number to proceed to a shoot off.

Mick Keirl and Peter McCluskey, Rhys Glenn and Warrick Kelvy, and Tim Maher with April Thompson.

The shoot off required just three pairs of targets to make April Thompson (Echuca), and Tim Maher (Deniliquin) the overall winners of the 40-target event.

The team shot a winning score of 19/23.

Event one was a 15 target points score cash divide. Echuca’s Mick Keirl shot 42/45 which earned him the first place cash and Echuca’s Glen Viney scored a 40/45 earning him second.

Event two, a 15 target single barrel continental cash divide, was again won by Mick Keirl with a top score of 14/15.

Tim Maher and Glen Viney scored 13/15 each, earning them an equal share of second.

The final event was a 15 target double barrel cash divide which demonstrated the difficulty of shooting under lights when none of the quality shooters present failed to shoot a full score.

Top score was a 14/15 shot by club president Peter McCluskey, Mick Keirl, and Echuca’s Warrick Kelvy who all received a share of the cash.

At presentations all travellers were thanked for attending, and young Lydia Keirl won all three raffle draws claiming first, second, and third prizes.

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