Reaping the rewards of a hard day’s clay target shooting were winners (from left) overall high gun Rob Auger, Ray Wingett, Merv Bray and Steve Hall.
Reaping the rewards of a hard day’s clay target shooting were winners (from left) overall high gun Rob Auger, Ray Wingett, Merv Bray and Steve Hall.

Timor veteran is best shooter

TIMOR war veteran Rob Auger let his trigger finger off the leash to clearly win the annual veteran’s clay target shoot on Saturday.

While Auger was the undisputed high gun for the day, two shoot-off’s for second place in the two events showed competition was close everywhere else.

Inglewood-based veteran Steve Hall and Warwick’s John Skinner equalled each others score twice and in the ensuing shoot-off and were pleased to win one each.

The competition, held annually at the Warwick Clay Target Club’s Rosenthal Road Range, featured fierce competition, determination and great sportsmanship between the veterans who were pleased the targets didn’t shoot back.

Event organiser John Skinner said the shooting skills of the veterans had improved significantly since the competition started eight years ago.

“Back then, anyone who shot more than half their targets was in the running for a trophy. Today, Robbie Auger dropped just five targets for the day to win the overall high gun,” he said.

“Second and third were only one target apart after two-shoot-offs and 50 targets so it was a pretty good competition.”

In the Army, Navy and Air Force competition, Army continued their dominance for the eighth year while the veterans defeated the Army Reserve for the second consecutive year.



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