Cooper wins Tim Lynch Memorial

Winners of the Tim Lynch Memorial Shield Ben Smith C grade; Stephen Cooper AA grade; Norm Brook President; Laurie Redfern A grade; and Adrian Hodges B grade.
Winners of the Tim Lynch Memorial Shield Ben Smith C grade; Stephen Cooper AA grade; Norm Brook President; Laurie Redfern A grade; and Adrian Hodges B grade.

Results of the Forbes S.S.A.A. sporting shooters 75 target five stand shoot held on Saturday, August 10. The weather was cold and wet with a south westerly wind at 15kph to 20kph. Only six shooters attended due to the bad weather with five shooters taking part. A targets only shoot was held.

75 target five stand shoot: Ben Smith (Fbs) 15-19-19 total 53; Craig Hopkin (West Wyalong) 15-13-12 total 40; David Mitton (Fbs) 13-12-12 total 37; Mark Goswin (Sydney) 5-6-8 total 19; Anthony Bratton (Fbs) 12-13 total 23.

On Sunday August 11, a 100 target graded field shoot was held for the Tim Lynch Memorial Shield. The weather was cold and wet with a south westerly wind at 18kph to 25kph. Ten shooters attended due to bad weather with eight shooters taking part. A targets only shoot was held for the Tim Lynch Memorial Shield.

Tim Lynch Memorial Shield: First in AA grade, Stephen Cooper (Caragabal) 21-20-18-21 total 80; First in A grade, Laurie Redfern (Fbs) 20-17-18- 19 total 74; First in B grade, Adrian Hodges (Fbs) 14-17-17-14 total 62, First in C grade, Ben Smith (Fbs) 15-11-14-15 total 55; other C grade were; David Coleman (Fbs) 16-10-9-14 total 49; Craig Hopkins (West Wyalong) 12-11-11-13 total 47; Mark Godwin (Sydney) 9-10-7 total 26 Mark only shot three rounds, Phil Cleal (Fbs) 12-13 total 25.

The sporting clay's will be the monthly shoot on Sunday, September 8. This shoot will be a 75 target non graded handicap field at 1pm.

For information on clay target shooting contact Norm Brook on 0458664541, Tony Bratton on 68523349 or Ben Smith on 0427524151. Anyone wishing to obtain a long arm firearm licence can contact Wayne Facey on 0414524059, Norm Brook or Tony Bratton.

Members are reminded that all rimfire rifle shoots will start Sunday, August 18 at 10am. A working bee will be held this Saturday to get the rimfire range ready to start shooting again. When all the work is finished the 200 metre centre-fire range will be ready to be used after the benches are put in.

Anyone wishing try rifle or shotgun shooting can take part after filling out a P650 form. For information on .22 calibre rimfire shooting contact Wayne Facey, Norm Brook or Ben Smith.