Cooma Wins Coomagui Cup for 3rd year running

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

Cooma leads after first leg of the Coomagui Cup.

Sunday’s shoot sponsored by Snowy Plain Merino Stud saw a good turn out on a
stunning spring day. The day combined two events with the “Rabbit Challenge” and the
first leg of the Coomagui cup being run together.
Unfortunately for Bermagui there attempt to get ahead in the points for the coveted
trophy away from home were thwarted by some very competitive shooting especially
from the Cooma B and C grades. The challenge for the team Cooma will be to repeat
their performance this Sunday in Bermagui.
High gun went to Neville Brady from Bermagui with an extremely well shot 90. Bill
Warriner taking out A grade. Charlie Kimber shot well and convincingly took the C
grade prize with a 72.
Other scores on the Day.
High Gun Neville Brady 90/100
AA Grade. 1 st Bill Warriner 79/100. 2 nd Matt Webster 73/100. 3 rd Jake Hedger 72/100.
A Grade. 1 st Tony Crome 84/100. 2 nd Mark Corbett 82/100. 3 rd A. Fairfield-Smith 78/100
B Grade 1 st Curls Thistleton 78/100. 2 nd Stehpen McIntyre 75/100. 3 rd Adam Mower
74/100.
C Grade. 1 st Charlie Kimber 72/100. 2 nd Lindsey Blewitt 65/100. 3 rd Doug Blewitt 64/100
Ladies 1 st Rhonda White 54/100, 2 nd Penny White 50/100, 3 rd Marg Warriner 44/100
Sub Juniors 1 st Ryan Vaccaro 47/100
The “half time’ score in the Coomagui Cup stands at 411 Bermagui to 451 Cooma with
the second half to be played out at the Bermagui grounds on Sunday the 24 th . Thanks
again to the Hedger family for sponsoring another great day at the Cooma Field and
Game.
The clubs next weekend of activity is in October with “Come and have a go day” on
Saturday the 14 th and the “Death Valley Challenge” on Sunday the 15 th . For more
information call Adam Mower on 0410 507 279 or Andrew 0413 013 689.

Father's Day shoot report - 3rd September 2017

A great fun day at the range today for the first running of the Fathers Day Novelty Shoot. Very windy conditions didn't scare off the the 24 brave souls who were happy to have a red hot shot at targets that at best were unpredictable.**

The day started out with 2 x rounds of 15 target Compak "A" range a little more sheltered than B range. Then we moved on to the Novelty events with pairs shooting 4 simultaneous targets and the 3 shooter teams shooting 30 random targets. Good fun.

**(To clarify. A clay target weighs 105 grams it is travelling at about 80 km an hour typically shot at 40 mtrs. A shotshell contains about 338 pellets travelling at about 1300 km/hr add to the mix 70 km/hr winds, point shoot and hope fore the best.)

Results

Event 1 Compak 30 targets.

High Gun. Adam Mower 22/30
A/AA 1st Chris Robinson 20/30. 2nd Bill Warriner 20/30
B.1st Adam Mower 22/30. 2nd Russell Rowling 20/30
C. 1st Charlie Kimber18/30. 2nd Lindsey Blewitt 18/30
Ladies 1st Penny White 17/30. Marg Warriner 14/30.

Two shooter teams
1st Chris Robinson, Marg Warriner 12/20
2nd Ed Oslins, Penny White 10/20

Three Shooter Teams.
1st Craig Bottom, Adam Rowling, Chris Robinson.
Equal 2nd. 
Bill Warriner, Wendy Crouch, Lindsey Blewitt. 
Oscar Mower, Shaun Rowling, Luke Rowling.

Interclub Challenge alive and well after Cooma Gun Club win

Sunday saw the second leg of the Interclub challenge run between the Cooma Gun Club and the Cooma Field and Game. The event is in its Third year and is proving popular amongst the shooters of both clubs. Initiated to boost numbers attending the clubs August shoots it is paying dividends with 36 shooters at Cooma Gun Club two Sundays ago and 54 shooters at Middling Bank last Sunday.  

The competition is fiercely contested with clubs usually making the most of home ground advantages to win each of the respective days. This year the field and Game shooters gave the Cooma gun club too much lead in the first leg and were unable to make up the deficit with Cooma Gun Club winning overall by 44 targets.

Both days were a huge success. It provides shooters from different affiliations to get out and try something new. Good for the clubs and good for the shooters, there should be more of it.

 

Results for the day

 

High Gun, Chris Davis 92

AA grade. 1st Jake Hedger 80

A grade. 1st John Starr 86, 2nd Roy Meagher 80, 3rd Andrew Fairfield-Smith 79.

B grade. 1st James Ewart 83, 2nd Adam Mower 83. 3rd Curls Thistleton 79.

C grade. 1st Allan Nielson 71, 2nd Rodger Sands 63, 3rd Brendan Wholohan 63.

Ladies 1st Penny White 65, 2nd Robin Perkins 61, 3rd Rhonda White 48.

Juniors. Jake Mason 48 

 

Interclub challenge

 

Cooma Gun Club 1277/1600

Cooma Field and Game 1233/1600

Thanks to our sponsor Cooma Cranes

The next club shoot is on Sunday 17th September “The Rabbit Challenge” sponsored by Snowy Plain Merino Stud, which is also the first leg of the “Coomagui Cup”, 9.30 at the Middlingbank range. For more information call Andrew 0413 013 689 or Adam 0410 507 279 or visit coomafieldandgame.org

Tweed Cup Shoot Report

It was a perfect day for “tweed” at the Cooma Field and Game range on Sunday. An excellent turnout of 60 shooters enjoyed two well set ranges to make the most of the perfect mid-winter weather. The targets were varied and well set testing the best shooters with balanced scores across all grades. With bottles of Wildbrumby Schnapps supplied by the sponsors for prizes the competition was fiercly contested and yet no one managed to shoot a perfect round of 25. Bill Warriner’s experience overcame the field taking out a well-deserved High Gun and in turn taking home the Tweed Cup.

As usual with any themed event not everyone chose to wear tweed, but those who did put in a good effort. Stephen McIntyre took out best dressed with Oscar Mower runner up.

 

Other results for the day.

 

High Gun Bill Warriner. 82

AA Grade. 1st Chris Davis 75. 2nd Mark Gschwend 71. 3rd James Byrne 71.

A Grade. 1st Andrew Fairfield-Smith 77. 2nd Doug Alcock 75. 3rd Chris Raabe75.

B Grade. 1st Richard Sears 80 2nd Colin Brownlie 75. 3rd Adam Mower 70.

C Grade 1st Rodger sands 60. 2nd Doug Blewitt 60. 3rd Charlie Kimber 59.

Ladies. 1st Robin Perkins 67. 2nd Penny White 53. 3rd Marg Warriner 50.

Juniors 1st Oscar Mower 71.

Sub Juniors. 1st Daniel Davis 68. 2nd Nick Davis 60 3rd Josef Gschwend 55.

 

Penny White won the rabbit Raffle and shot the targets to take home the prize.

Kerry Mcgraw won the lucky members draw.

 

The Clubs AGM will be held on Tuesday 25th at the Cooma Ex-service club from 6.00pm.

Thanks to the months Sponsors Wild Brumby Schnapps

Mid winter Cup at Cooma field and Game - Shoot Report

Sunday’s Mid Winter cup saw a good turnout of shooters with competitors traveling from Goulburn, Canberra and Bermagui to take part in the event. 49 shooters enjoyed two well set ranges on a perfect winter’s day.

Being a handicap event, there were some new faces receiving the prizes at the end of the day, which hopefully will encourage all of our newer shooters on to bigger and better things. No perfect rounds were achieved but the scores on the scoreboard reflected the targets were of good quality giving all grades good opportunities to break clays.

 

Results

 

High Gun, Lindsey Blewitt 117

AA grade. 1st Warren Thorfe 90, 2nd Mark Gschwend 88, 3rd Matt Webster 87.

A grade. 1st Neville Brady 106, 2nd Andrew Fairfield-Smith 104, 3rd Chris Robinson 100.

B grade. 1st Curls Thistleton 104, 2nd Josh Pederson 103. 3rd Tim Wilson 103.

C grade. 1st Jesson Bowerman 109, 2nd Brendon Wholohan 109, 3rd David Noakes 108.

Ladies 1st Marg Warriner 107, 2nd Kerry Donald 102. 3rd Corina Rowling 101.

Juniors 1st Olivia Heise 102. 2nd Jake Mason.

 

Thanks to the months Sponsors Cooma H Hardware.

Our next shoot is on July 16 the “Tweed Cup” sponsored by Wild Brumby Schnapps. For more information call Andrew 0413 013 689, Adam 0410 507 279 or visit coomafieldandgame.org or facebook.

May Shoot Mixed target challenge - Shoot Report

72 shooters attended the range again with a record turnout of new shooters. 18 “C” graders combined with 8 target only shooters, mixed with some new juniors and ladies meant that approximately half the field were newer shooters.

Richard Mould set the range and it was a baptism of fire. Even the more experienced shooters scores suffered with high gun for the day Phil Craig scrambling to a 76.

Two ranges, five stations with five targets on each. 1 single and two pairs didn’t leave much room for error. Having said that all targets were well presented and visible. Range setters take pride in deception and the targets on the day proved, by the score board at least to be very deceptive.

Another twist to the day was the mixing in of some oddly coloured targets. The theory being that if a different coloured target was presented there were some prizes up for grabs. Shooters could choose to refuse the target at which point it would be a no target, or take the challenge and go for the cash. We must be a greedy group as 50 packets of ammo were handed out for mixed targets.

 

Results for the day

H/G - Philip Craig

AA -1st Chris Davis, 2nd Graham Bennett, 3rd Andy Vaccaro

A- 1st James Byrne, 2nd Tony Crome, 3rd Andrew Fairfield-Smith

B- 1st Richard Seears, 2nd Jimmy Drakos, 3rd Ron Manly

C- 1st Andrew Whitbread, 2nd Michael Bowerman, 3rd Steve Blyth

Ladies- 1st Robin Perkins, 2nd Penny White, 3rd Marg Warriner

Juniors- 1st Daniel Davis, 2nd Oscar Mower, 3rd Jack Fairfield-Smith

Thanks to the very generous support of Jindabyne Joinery for sponsoring the day.