Esperance shooters are ready for club championships

The Esperance Rifle Club is hosting its club championship shoot this weekend which is the final competition for the season.

The Esperance Rifle Club season of competition is over with only the club championship remaining for 2018.

The championships will be held over the weekend of November 24 and 25 and all qualified members are being urged to attend to finish the year with a successful event.

The two Saturdays of competition prior to this weekend had 13 members competing at 600 metres.

Top scores went to Rene Drew in F Standard with 116.7 followed by Ellen Moffat with 115.9, then Terry Neville scoring 114.4 Brian Bridges and Ian Newman both scoring 112.4 rounded out that division.

FTR saw Joel Wickstein win the day with an off rifle return of 115.10 followed by Steve Mortimer with 107.8, Dalene Mortimer with 107.3 and  Ken Mortimer with 1013.

F Open had Adrian Moffat doing well with 117.8 followed by Leith Hill scoring 110.5 and John Stuart third with 108.5 and Black powder man Patrick Wrigley scored 96 with the old muzzle loader.

Handicap winners were as follows - Ellen Moffat 101, Terry Neville 101 and Joel Wichstein 100.

At 700 yards 14 members took the challenge and there was none better than Ellen Moffat in F Standard as her score of 114.3 was the best in that division.

Second place went to Ian Newman with 111.6 followed by Brian Bridges on the same score and Terry Neville managed 111.4 to round out the division.

FTR saw Steve Mortimer blitz the field with 115.6 followed by Michelle Hurley scoring 112.6 then Jim Dunne with 106.3 leaving Ken Mortimer scoring 106.2 and Dalene Mortimer with 105.3. Graham Donovan finished the year with a solid 97.7 in target rifle.

Martin Viviers won the day with 116.5, Adrian Moffat scoring 111.3 was second followed by John Stuart with 103.4 and Leith Hill had a day of errors and managed just 96.1.

The day’s handicap results had Steve Mortimer in front with 102 followed by Martin Viviers with 100 and Ellen Moffat 3rd with 99. Steve Mortimer won the handicap with 202 followed by Brian Bridges also on 202 and Ellen Moffat on 200 was third.

The Club Championships will start at 1.30pm on Saturday with three ranges to shoot and the Sunday competition will commence at 8am.

Ranges to be shot over the two days will be 700 yards, 600 metres and 600 yards followed by 500 yards, 400 yards and 300 yards on Sunday.

Ten scoring shots at each range will mean members will need 72 rounds for the competition allowing two optional sighters each range.

Good luck to all contesting and see you on the range.