MORE than 20 competitors from around the region braved wet conditions to take part in the Tamworth Clay Target Club’s final shoot of the year on Friday.
Competitors of all ages battled it out in a variety of categories with the NSW Night Double Barrel Continental Championship taken out by Newcastle’s Graham Gosling.
Tamworth Clay Target Club president Geoff Hunter said Friday’s action was competitive despite the wet weather.
“The weather did keep a few away,” Hunter said.
“We were expecting to have 20 to 40 shooters on the night but ended up with about 20, which is still pretty good.
“It’s one of those things that’s out of your control, but there was still some really good shooting and everyone had a bit of fun.”
Hunter was among Friday’s winners taking out the AA category, while Tristan Hunter took out the A category.
“It was really good for Tristan to not only be in the shoot alongside Graham, but to go on and win his category as well,” Hunter said.
“It was a really good shoot and I’m sure the 20 or so who came really got something out of it.”
The club will now turn it’s attention to hosting the annual Hillbilly Hunters Shoot during the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
“This year we will actually be hosting it on the first Sunday of the festival instead of the Wednesday night,” Hunter said.
“It’s always a great event and hopefully we can have another good turn out.”