2016 SSAA National Sporting Clays Championships & SSAA WA 5-Stand and Sporting Clays State Titles

23-25 September 2016 - Three Springs

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The tiny Western Australian township of Three Springs pulled out all the stops to put on a show as host of a prestigious National event over the long weekend of September 23-25, 2016.

The Three Springs Sporting Clays (TSSC) did a sterling job presenting the SSAA National Sporting Clays Championships and the SSAA Western Australia 5-Stand and Sporting Clays State Titles. A large number of competitors flocked to the remote location 313km north of Perth in the heart of wheat farming country, with some travelling as far as the eastern states to take part.

The gathering was a great success with some excellent shooting on display. Paul McGowan came away as the winner of the 5-Stand category a score of 46/50, while the WA State Title and WA National Title were won by Darren Macartney with scores of 97/100 and 185/200 respectively. The Overall High Gun was McGowan with a tally of 230/250.

It was exciting for TSSC, as a small regional club, to be handed the responsibility of going ahead with such an iconic occasion. To be able to do it so well makes all club members rightly feel proud. They can look forward to being able to host other such engagements in the future.

Such a pleasing outcome could only have been possible with the valued support from all the sponsors and donations. Thank you to SSAA National, SSAA WA, Winchester Australia, Metso Australia, Batavia Coast Firearms, Geraldton Fuel, Warren Brown and Mervyn Holben.

The weather was also kind and provided a great environment for some spirited shooting. With previous success using Winchester Vivaz targets, the TSSC decided to make these the targets of choice for the event and all shooters were very happy with the results.

The support and efforts of everyone who participated, whether it be as a shooter or supporter, enabled proceedings to be pulled together beautifully and each day was finished off with an amazing selection of meals, including desserts. The organisation of supplying lunches and dinners was handled stylishly by a team of people who should be filled with pride over their efforts. There were also a number of jobs such as cleaning, dishwashing, packing up, serving and many other little chores that just needed to be done over the weekend. Everybody pitched in and this allowed the action to flow, so thank you to one and all who gave their help.

5-Stand

Grade Name R1 R2 Total
High Gun Paul McGowan 25 21 46
AA Grade Darren Macartney 24 20 44
  Ron Schlottman 23 21 44
  Clayton Dennis  23 20 43
A Grade Mervyn Holben 22 21 43
  Neil Cobb 22 18 40
  Joe Gurak 20 17 37
B Grade Jay Wann 23 21 44
  Bill Truscott 22 18 40
  Jarrod Witney 22 17 39
C Grade Jamie Dykstra 24 15 39
  Ray Moore  17 12 29
  Marcus Van Dalen 18 10 28
Ladies Tracey Grayer 21 15 36
  Michaela Philipp 14 17 31
  Taylor Lee James 18 5 23
Vets 60+ Bill Clarke 23 20 43
  David Knight 23 20 43
  Roy Crisp 22 16 38
Juniors Danon Randazzo 21 20 41
  Mikayla Macartney 18 16 34

WA State Titles

Grade Name Sat Total
High Gun Darren Macartney 97 97
AA Grade Paul McGowan 91 91
  Gary Marsh 88 88
  Peter Grayer 86 86
A Grade Harvey Turner 76 76
  Jay Wann 75 75
  Neil Hebiton 73 73
B Grade Kevin Dodd 65 62
  Bill Truscott 62 62
  Ross Peskett 61 61
C Grade Glenn Spencer 54 54
  Marcus Van Dalen 48 48
Ladies Tracey Grayer 75 75
  Michaela Philipp 49 49
  Lee James 39 39
Vets 60+ David Knight 85 85
  Roy Crisp 83 83
  Bill Clarke 79 79
Super Vets 70+ Ray Moore  54 54
Juniors Danon Randazzo 83 83
  Mikayla Macartney 68 68

WA National Titles

Grade Name Sat Sun
High Gun Darren Macartney 97 88
AA Grade Paul McGowan 91 93
  Gary Marsh 88 90
  Peter Grayer 86 90
A Grade Harvey Turner 76 79
  Jay Wann 75 78
  Neil Hebiton 73 79
B Grade Bill Truscott 62 77
  Kevin Dodd  65 71
  Tim Fry 60 67
C Grade Glenn Spencer 54 53
  Marcus Van Dalen 48 46
Ladies Tracey Grayer 75 80
  Mikayla Macartney 68 65
  Lee James 39 39
Vets 60+ David Knight 85 85
  Roy Crisp 83 82
  Bill Clarke 79 80
Juniors Danon Randazzo 83 84
  Mikayla Macartney 68 65

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