Donald–Minyip Poacher’s Weekend, March 5-6, 2016
Donald and Minyip welcomed competitors from 22 branches to the annual Poacher’s Weekend.
Both days saw approximately 157 shooters attend Donald on the Saturday and Minyip on the Sunday. Thank you to all the shooters that braved the extreme heat over the two days to compete. One of the major attractions has been the door prize of an Over-and-Under Miroku MK70 shot gun supplied by Outdoor Sporting Agencies and Greg Deutscher of G.D.Sales. 155 of these shooters that attended both days were eligible to win the gun. The lucky competitor was Jeremy Pearce from our very own Donald Field and Game club.
Buloke Firearms in conjunction with G.B. Corsivia, H.G & C.P Dunstan, G.D Sales and Donald Hotel sponsored Donald’s day. Tyler’s Hardware of Rupanyup, Stawell and Horsham sponsored Minyip’s day. G.B Corsivia Shot Shells and Targets contributed to the raffles and sponsored all the prizes for the overall winners with their combined 2-day scores on handicap.
First draw in Donald’s raffle was a PUMA .22 rifle which was won by Mick Lewis from Barham. First draw in Minyip’s raffle was a PUMA .22 rifle which was won by Nathan Power from Ararat/Stawell.
A massive thank you to all the ladies and gents who worked in the kitchen at Donald and Minyip, these ladies and gents are an invaluable asset in running these days.
Thank you to all workers, office staff, kitchen staff, set up crew, manual trap workers and anyone else who helped make the days a great success. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes to make these days a success. Thank you Weirs IGA who donated the coleslaw for the Donald shoot. The people on the manual traps, Wade Howard, Sarah Kate Maddamuge, Kaleb Krause and William Laursen-Habel, couldn’t have had the set up without you.
Day One Donald
High Gun- Wayne Lowen (Colac) 65.
AA Grade- Bill Chapman 63 (Sunraysia), 2nd Kevin Jacobs 62 (South Gippsland), 3rd Mick Coll 62 (Shepparton), 4th Russell Chaplin 62 (Deniliquin)
A Grade- 1st Mick Keirl 64 (Echuca/Moama), 2nd Rob Shawyer 63 (Renmark), Kevin Robertson 62 (Colac), 4th Chris Roberts 62 (Grampians)
B Grade- 1st James Baird 53 (Sunraysia), 2nd Neville Dowd 52 (Warrnambool), 3rd Ian Chapman 51 (Ballarat), 4th Jason Dowdy 51 (Sunraysia)
C Grade- 1st Mick Greenwood 40 (Grampians), 2nd Gavin Krause 39 (Minyip), 3rd Mark Hogan 37 (Clunes), 4th James Fritsch 37 (Donald)
Ladies- 1st Tanya Clark 50 (Minyip), 2nd Jacinta Clark 44 (Bendigo), 3rd Sheryl Ferguson 44 (Benalla), 4th Sarah Harris 42 (Sunraysia).
Veterans- 1st Neville Johnson 61 (Timboon), 2nd Ian Cooke 54 (Ballarat), 3rd Roger Kerslake 53 (Echuca/Moama), 4th Reg Carmody 52 (Benalla)
Super Veterans- 1st Bill Harker 52 (Sunraysia), 2nd Ryan Hutson 51 (Barrook), 3rd Bruce Papst 47 (Minyip), 4th Ray Gould 46 (Minyip).
Under 18 juniors- 1st Mathew Redway 51 (Renmark), 2nd Andrew Crafter 41 (Minyip), 3rd Brad Leerson 38 (Sunraysia).
Under 15 Juniors- 1st Acacio Mota 55 (Cranbourne), 2nd Jackson Murray 44 (Donald), 3rd Mitch Dumesny 41 (Natimuk), 4th Ellen Gunther 40 (Warrnambool).
There was a shoot off for 3rd in AA, B and C and a shoot off in Ladies for 2nd.
Day Two Minyip
High Gun- Chris Charleson (Swan Hill) 72.
AA Grade- Michael Coll 72 (Shepparton), 2nd Stephen Crawford 72 (Coleraine), 3rd Anthony Wilkin (Minyip), 4th Greg Deutscher 68 (Minyip)
A Grade- 1st Mick Keirl 70 (Echuca/Moama), 2nd Rob Shawyer 67 (Barrook), Daryl Quigley 64 (Warrnambool), 4th Tim Chapman 64 (Sunraysia)
B Grade- 1st Neville Dowd 61 (Warrnambool), 2nd Jason Dowdy 58 (Sunraysia), 3rd Graeme Jardine 56 (Donald), 4th Paul Gaut 55 (Timboon)
C Grade- 1st Mark Hogan 60 (Clunes), 2nd Brian Klowss 54 (Natimuk), 3rd Andrew Falla 51 (Donald), 4th David Elsom 49 (Donald)
Ladies- 1st Tanya Clark 48 (Minyip), 2nd Sarah Harris 46 (Sunraysia), 3rd April Thompson 46 (Echuca/Moama), 4th Kate Gunther 45 (Warrnambool)
Veterans- 1st Neville Johnson 65 (Timboon), 2nd Roger Kerslake 61 (Bermagui), 3rd Frank Dick 56 (Barrook), 4th Ian Cooke 56 (Ballarat).
Super Veterans- 1st Brain Hutson 63 (Barrook), 2nd Ray Gould 59 (Minyip), 3rd Bill Harker 57 (Sunraysia), 4th Ed Pannan 50 (Natimuk)
Under 18 juniors- 1st Mathew Redway 56 (Renmark), 2nd Lauren Pearce 51 (Donald), 3rd Andrew Crafter 51 (Minyip), 4th Brad Leerson 27 (Sunraysia).
Under 15 Juniors- 1st Acacio Mota 55 (Cranbourne), 2nd Mitch Dumesny 50 (Natimuk), 3rd Ellen Gunther 43 (Warrnambool), 4th Liam Klowss 40 (Natimuk).
Four shooters scored a possible 25 at Minyip, Chris Charleson on his second round Steven Crawford, Michael Coll and Mick Keirl on their third round. There was a shoot off for Highgun between Steven Crawford, Chris Charleson and Michael Coll. Following this there was a shoot off for 2nd and 3rd in the Ladies, Veterans and Juniors, which also included a shoot off for Highgun and Juniors for the overall scores over the two days (six rounds).
Off the Gun High Gun: Mick Coll (Shepparton).
All remaining winners include handicap on count back.
AA Grade: 1st Wayne Lowen (Colac) and 2nd Chris Charleson (Swan Hill)
A Grade: 1st Mick Keirl (Echuca/Moama) and 2nd Rob Shawyer (Barrook)
B Grade: 1st Neville Dowd (Warrnambool) and 2nd Paul Gaut (Timboon)
C Grade: 1st Mark Hogan (Clunes) and 2nd Gavin Krause (Minyip)
Ladies: 1st Sarah Harris (Sunraysia) and 2nd Sheryl Ferguson (Benalla)
Veterans: 1st Neville Johnson (Timboon) and 2nd Kevin Hammond (Warrnambool)
Super Veterans: 1st Bruce Papst (Minyip) and 2nd Brian Hutson ((Barrook)
U/18 Junior: 1st Mathew Redway (Renmark) and 2nd Andrew Crafter (Minyip)
U/15 Junior: 1st Liam Klowss (Natimuk) and 2nd Jackson Murray (Donald)