2018 McAuliffe Shield Round 3

McAuliffe Shield Round 3 2018 Pennant Season

The East Central District Rifle Association in the third round shot against Nagambie at the Violet Town range. The weather was forecast to be dull and overcast so the Clubs agreed top make an early start to avoid late afternoon finishes in the “dark” and at least starting the trip home in daylight.  The shoot got underway at 10:30 and it was soon very clear that the match was on with both teams posting two 60s


It was great to welcome back Matt Frazer and Chai Somlong who’s work schedule has clashed with their shooting program ( we hope this has been sorted) and to see Vaughan Murphy Terry Gee and Des Coulter  make the long trip up to the shoot.  It was also good to see Nagambie come through with a full team and some outstanding scores as their new members get into the swing of team shooting.

When the scores were finalised  Nagambie were the winners 799 out of 800 to ECDRA 797 out of 800 a win by two points.  The consistent team effort by our ECDRA shooters was not quite enough on the day and there is a commitment to really get a handle on that Violet Town wind and get that 800 points next time.

Ken Newnham, one of the long standing members of Nagambie while talking to Rob Chaffe (who had made his first visit to the range this year) said that it is quite some time since both of them contested the Nagambie Christmas shoot on the Old Nagambie range in 1964 and it is great to see the strong interest in the sport from the younger members.  If you would like to try this challenging sport please check out the calendar to find out when shooting will be a club shoot at Violet Town and suit you, drop in and say hello and you will be most welcome.