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Shooters brave the cold

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July 07, 2017

Over 100 participants turned out for Seymour Field and Game

Seymour Field and Game held its annual Barney Baines Memorial shoot on Saturday.

This event is held in memory of a local man who was always encouraging young shooters.

More than 120 shooters turned up and braved the cold for a 75-target event (on handicap) that showcased some promising talent.

The Barney Baines Memorial category winners were:

Open (overall handicap): James Eaton, 78.

AA-grade: Reece Turner 74; Michael Warbuton 70; Chris Nickson 68.

A-grade: Alex Fitzgibbon 72; Cameron Busuttil 70; Richard Bonasera 69.

B-grade: Matt Hipwell 74; Brian Baker 73; Dylan Bennet 72.

C-grade: Jeremy Joyce 73; Gavin Wallin 69; Gary Jones 69.

Veterans: Rob Carter 68; Vaughn Ruddick 64; Neil Mcintosh 62.

Ladies: Jess Parkinson 62; Charli Brown 60; Rachael Jones 58.

Juniors: Brayden Baker 59; Benjamin Knowles 59; Shelby Sleeth 57.

Sub-juniors: Selwyn Tennant 73; Matthew Martin 72; Logan Baker 70.

The Seymour branch will be holding a firearms safety and training day on July 15 at the grounds in Avenel for anyone who is wishing to obtain their shooters license.

This is an ideal opportunity for people to learn how to safely control firearms as well as sit their firearms safety course exam. The $25 cost includes cartridges, clays and lunch.

All enquiries to Heather Tingay on 57962455 or 0428210759.

The next shoot will be held on August 5.

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