56 shooters came out on a cool but dry May morning to take on the mixed target challenge sponsored by Jindabyne Joinery.
Sunday saw our first shoot for 2018. Light breezes and a hot day greated 53 shooters.
The shoot, sponsored by Blue Sky Outdoors in Cooma, provided a wide selection of shootable targets for all grades.Thanks to the setup crew for the course.
We saw some exception competion and accomplishments. Warren (Wazza) Thorpe visiting from Goulburn Workers Field and Game
shot a 96!!. Club President , Andrew Fairfield-Smith commented that it has been quite some time since Cooma has seen
such a great result. Warren also shot a 25 from 25 in one of his rounds.
All grades showed highly conpetitive fields. Noteable results were Jack fairfield-Smith with an 82 in Sub Juniors,
Andrew Fairfield-Smtih with an 84 in B grade and Jane Redman with a 77 in Ladies.
Cooma extends a thankyou to shooters from Bermagui,Majura Park and Goulburn Workers for attending and the sponsors Blue Sky Outdoors in Cooma for making the day such a successful shoot.
High Gun - Warren Thorpe with a 96 including a 3rd round 25/25
1st Matt Webseter - 89
2nd Mark Gschwend - 87
3rd Darren Redman - 86
1st Tom Shinfield - 82
2nd Peter ( Nev ) Skelly - 81 (After shoot off )
3rd Barry Dunn - 81
1st Andrew Fairfield-Smith - 84
2nd Stephen McIntyre - 81
3rd Ben Rowbotham - 79
1st Glen Weston - 76
2nd Bernie Parker - 71 ( After shoot off )
3rd Dave Whiteman - 71
4th Rodger Sands - 68
5th Sam Tomasi - 66
1st Jan Redman - 77
2nd Robin Perkins - 75
3rd Kerry Donald - 68
4th Penny White - 63
5th Sally Armstrong - 53
1st Jack Fairfield-Smith - 82
2nd Jack Newson - 62
3rd Ethan Whiteman - 47/75
We at Cooma Field and Game are ramping up for a busy start to 2018.. Following on from the State COMPAK Championships
The 35th Cooma Classic running from the 30 March – 2 April 2018 .
The Cooma Field and game membership headed for Bermagui on Sunday to complete the second leg of the Coomagui Cup. With a lead of 40 targets from the week before they were quietly confident that even if they lost the day, they may be able to retain the converted trophy. A solid turnout from Cooma with 26 shooters making the journey, some on the bus kindly donated by Cooma Coaches and some under their own steam the odds were stacked against Bemagui to make up the targets needed.
All shooters were confronted by blustery conditions that made the targets variable in flight and at times very unpredictable. This might have been helpful to the team from the mountains as Cooma prevailed adding another 12 targets to the total. Mark Corbett shot well and took out High gun. Jake Hedger was the only shooter on the day to take out a 25 which was impressive given the conditions.
The cup in its 16th year has now been one by both clubs eight times, and looks like it will be hotly contested next year.
The final score
Cooma Field and Game 899/1200
Bermagui Field and Game 847/1200.
Thanks again to Cooma Coaches for their support in providing a bus for the trip down and back. Cooma Field and Games next shoot will be the Third running of the “Come and have a go day” on Saturday, October the 14th. This proved to be hugely popular last year and we are hopeful we can turn on an equally great event this year. The day provides an opportunity for everybody to have a go at sporting clay pigeon shooting. Shooting licenses are not required. Ages 12 years and over. Other conditions apply.
For details go to the Cooma Field and Game website or call Andrew on 0413 013 689 or Adam on 0410 507 279