Donald and Minyip have just completed their annual Poachers weekend. 23 branches were represented at the shoot. Both days saw approximately 143 shooters attend Donald on the Saturday and Minyip on the Sunday. Thank you to all the shooters that braved the heat over the two days to compete. One of the major attractions has been the door prize of an Over and Under Miroku MK70 Grade 1 Sporter shot gun supplied by Buloke Firearms. 137 of these shooters that attended both days were eligible to win the gun. The lucky competitor was Wayne Lowen from Colac Field & Game.
Buloke Firearms in conjunction with G.B. Corsivia, Bullock’s Head Tavern and Dunstan Wool sponsored Donald’s day. Tyler’s Hardware of Rupanyup, Stawell and Murtoa 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 an air compressor, which was won by Geoff O’Dwyer from Colac. First draw in Minyip’s raffle was a Tool Trolley, which was won by Russell Chaplin from Denilquin.
A massive thank you to all the ladies who worked in the kitchen at Donald and Minyip, these ladies 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 continually support every Donald shoot. The people on the manual traps, Kaleb Krause, Dean Piera and Cameron Ware couldn’t have had the set up without you.
High Gun- Wayne Lowen (Colac) 68.
AA Grade- Brett Jory 66 (Benalla) 2nd Craig Scheele 66 (Sunraysia), 3rd Chris Charleson 65 (Swan Hill)
A Grade- 1st Tom Challis 63 (Benalla), 2nd Russell Chaplin 63 (Denilquin),3rd Ben Gaut 51 (Timboon)
B Grade- 1st Jason Dowdy 57 (Sunraysia), 2nd Peter Scott 53 (Sunraysia), 3rd Jeremy Jardine 52 (Donald)
C Grade- 1st Tony Stephenson 53 (Minyip), 2nd Callum Meade 51 (Warnabool), 3rd Bob Davey 50 (Echuca)
Ladies- 1st Carey Brennan 49 (Donald), 2nd Kellie Peterson 42 (Kingston) 3rd Jacinta Clark 44 (Bendigo)
Veterans- 1st Neville Johnson 60 (Timboon), 2nd Ian Cooke 57 (Ballarat), 3rd Doug Frankling 54 (Barrook)
Super Veterans- 1st Reg Carmody 55 (Benalla), 2nd Brain Hutson 51 (Barrook), 3rd Kevin Hammond 50 (Warnabool).
Under 18 juniors- 1st Chase Kleinitz 50 (South Gippsland), 2nd Shannan Wares 49 (Benalla), 3rd Billy Gablin 48 (Casteron).
Under 15 Juniors- 1st Ryan Clark (Bendigo), 2nd Michael Simpson 38 (Timboon), 3rd Jordan Smith 36 (Echuca)
Congratulations to Chris Charleson scored a possible in his 2nd Round. There were quite a few shoot offs at the end of the day. There were shoot offs for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in AA grade, for 1st and 2nd in A grade, for 3rd in B grade and Super Vets for 2nd and 3rd.
Day Two Minyip
High Gun- Kevin Jacobs (Benalla) 70.
AA Grade- Wayne Lowen 70 (Colac), 2nd Brett Jory 69 (Benalla), 3rd Chris Charleson 68 (Swan Hill)
A Grade- 1st Stephan Barnes 64 (Sunraysia), 2nd Russell Chaplin 63 (Denilquin), 3rd Tom Charliss 63 (Benalla),
B Grade- 1st Laurie West 55 (Echuca) 2nd Jarred Leerson 55 (Sunraysia), 3rd Mick Lewis 55 (Barrook).
C Grade- 1st Neil Stephens 53 (Sunraysia), 2nd Alan Hudson 48 (Sunraysia), 3rd Jon Paynter 47 (Donald)
Ladies- 1st Kellie Peterson 52 (Kingston), 2nd Jacinta Clarke 50 (Bendigo), 3rd Kate Gunther 43 (Warrnambool)
Veterans- 1st Ian Cooke 61 (Ballarat), 2nd Neville Johnson 59 (Timboon), 3rd Doug Frankling 55 (Barrook)
Super Veterans- 1st Brain Hutson 59 (Barrook), 2nd Reg Carmody 57 (Benalle), 3rd Ed Pannan 52 (Natimuk)
Under 18 juniors- 1st Chace Kleinitz 51 (South Gippsland), 2nd Lauren Pearce 46 (Donald), 3rd Shannan Ware 45 (Benalle)
Under 15 Juniors- 1st Michael Simpson 56 (Timboon), 2nd Ryan Clark 49 (Bendigo), 3rd Jordan Smith 44 (Echuca)
Wayne Lowen shot two consectutive possibles, receiving a 50 badge at Minyip. There was a shoot off for Highgun between Kevin Jacobs and Wayne Lowen. Following this there was a shoot off in A grade for 2nd and 3rd between Tom Charliss and Russel Chaplin, in B grade for all positions between Laurie West Wayne Piera, Mick Lewis and Jarred Leerson, and in C grade for 3rd between Jon Paynter and Callum Meade. The juniors joined in with the shoot offs with Shannan Ware and Billy Galpin for 3rd in juniors and Jordan Smith and Cameron Ware in Sub juniors.
Off the Gun High Gun: Wayne Lowen (Colac).
All remaining winners include handicap on count back.
Highgun Handicap: Tony Stephenson (Minyip)
AA Grade: 1st Kevin Jocabs (Benalla) and 2nd Chris Charleson (Swan Hill), 3rd Brett Jory (Benalla)
A Grade: 1st Tom Charliss (Benalla) and 2nd Russell Chaplin (Denilquin), 3rd Brain Sibbon (Sunraysia)
B Grade: 1st Jason Dowdy (Sunraysia) and 2nd Laurie West (Echuca), 3rd Adam Galbin (Casterton)
C Grade: 1st Alan Hudson (Sunraysia) and 2nd Wayne Piera (Donald), 3rd Neil Stephens (Sunraysia)
Ladies: 1st Kate Gunther (Warnabool) and 2nd Kellie Peterson (Kingston), Carey Brennan (Donald)
Veterans: 1st Neville Johnson (Timboon) and 2nd Ian Cooke (Ballarat), 3rd Stephen Tammie (Rutherglen)
Super Veterans: 1st Kevin Hammond (Warnabool) and 2nd Brian Hutson ((Barrook), 3rd Reg Caromdy (Benalla)
U/18 Junior: 1st Chace Kleinitz (South Gippsland) and 2nd Shannan Ware (Benalla), 3rd Billy Galbin (Casterton)
U/15 Junior: 1st Ryan Clark (Bendigo), 2nd Jordan Smith (Echuca), 3rd Michael Simpson (Timboon)
Donald’s next Field and Game shoot is Sunday 2nd April and Minyip’s next Field and Game shoot is Sunday 16h April. Don’t forget, Donald Field and Game is running a Ladies Day event on Sunday 19th March, for more information contact Sarah O’Brien via firstname.lastname@example.org or Donald’s Field and Game facebook page. If you are an experienced field and game shooter and will have some spare time on Sunday 19th March to take squads of Ladies around the course and offer advice, please contact Sarah.
What a blast of a weekend of shooting and what amazing people we have supporting our sport, hope to see you all again there in 2018.