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Archived from December 21st


A great turnout of 33 Dodgers for our Xmas shoot this week. Clement weather and good targets made for a super competition with some excellent scores being returned. Re-analysis of the scores on the evening after the shoot found two mistakes, one of which involved a medal award. I will deal with them in this commentary.

Top Handicapper was Mark Reacord, a relative novice who's only been shooting since the Summer. His modest score (a re-count of his card gave him an extra kill, our first mistake) marked a massive improvement of over 11 on his average so far. A great leap in skill level is required to achieve that improvement. You're in a different league now Mark.

Handicap Silver went to Simon Honeybourne with another 10 plus on his average. A cracking performance for the second week in a row. That consistancy indicates another shooter finding a much higher skill level. Great shooting Simon. Handicap Bronze went to Gary Griffiths who is now consistantly amongst our top scorers.

Scratch Gold went to Simon Honeybourne for the second week running. His 65 kills puts him firmly amongst our best shots at the moment. Runner up in the Silver medal place was Gary Griffiths who's 63 just beat Dave Salter's similar score on handicap difference. Great scores from the top 3 positions.

The St Judes award for the most improved shooter was awarded to Gary Griffiths who had improved his average from last year by 4.88 targets. A closer examination of last years scores has shown that Dave Gee had recorded a qualifying score last year that clearly made him our most improved shot. That demoted Gary into second spot. I'm sure he will be happy to relinquish one of his trophies from this year's shoot. Well done Dave, and well done Gary. We had no unrecorded visitors this year and only a couple of non-handicapped previous shooters. (5 scores return a minimum average for handicapping purposes) Curtis Kendel won the day with a very respectable score of 52. Well done Curtis.

The Dodgers Serendipity award went to Ian Jeffries for diligently chasing the weekly medald and re-distributing them for most of the year. The H&W clud award went to Shane Casey for his work in keeping an excellent and well balanced set of targets for us to enjoy. We've had a great year hosted by a club that has strived to give us the very best of shooting facilities. Thank you Ian and all of your staff for making our Wednesdays, the best day of the week.


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