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Gosford Open Prize Meeting Report 2019

In the week preceding the OPM, the forecast was for rain and thunderstorms on the day. This did not deter those who attended to help make the event a success. As it turned out, we only received a few spots of rain for about two minutes, which did not bother anyone as the entire mound and scoring area were covered by Gazebos. We received very positive feedback from participants who all seemed to enjoy the day and the fellowship of other shooters who travelled from far and wide.

All three matches were fired at 500 metres, under cover, on the large astro-turf mound. Our club is grateful for the support of the competitors, some who travelled long distances to attend.

Phill Hodder from Roseville won the event, without dropping a shot over the three matches, closely followed by Bill Ballantyne from Hornsby.

Gosford Club featured heavily in the overall medal tally

Range medals were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each category
Aggregate Cloth Badges: 1st – 5th for Target Rifle A & B. 1st – 3rd C,
1st – 5th for F-Class Standard A & B, F-Class Open & F/TR

Medals were also awarded for:
Tyro, Top Lady, Veteran and Junior (TR, F-STD, F-OPEN)
Aggregate winners in each category also received prizes from our sponsors

Target Rifle
A Grade:
Phill Hodder (Roseville)
Bill Ballantyne (Hornsby-Manly)
Cathy Burnitt (Gosford)
B Grade:
Bob Phillips (West Wallsend)
Scott Nelson (West Wallsend)
Varuna Wijetunge (Hornsby-Manly)
C Grade:
Steve Horvath (Gosford)
Chris Sefton (Hornsby RSL)
Peter Scott (Katoomba)
F Standard
A Grade:
Adrian Hall (Gosford)
Dale Hopwood (Gosford)
Chris Rigby (Gosford)
B Grade:
Ning Shen (Gosford)
Michael Difford (Cessnock)
Bruce Campbell (Gosford)
F Open:
David Pearsall (North Sydney)
Darren Smith (Gosford)
Bill Watt (Gosford)
Michael Cuda (Roseville)
Eva Patrick (Roseville)
Andrew Beavis (North Sydney)
Top Veteran:
TR: Bill Ballantyne (Hornsby-Manly),
F Std: Bob Smith (Gosford),
F Open: Anne Smith (Gosford)

Top Lady:
TR: Cathy Burnitt (Gosford),
F Std: Mariette Rigby (Gosford),
F Open: Anne Smith (Gosford)

Top Junior:
F Std: Sandiswa Nzimande (Gosford)

Top Tyro:
TR: Steve Horvath (Gosford)
F Std: Ning Shen (Gosford),
F Open: Andrew Wood (Hornsby RSL)

As always, we had many members and visitors who helped to set up on the practice day before the OPM. During the event there were many willing volunteers to ensure that things ran smoothly. Our RO Mark, once again did a fantastic job, Clive, ‘BBQ Bob’, Gail, Cathy, Anne and the ubiquitous Jeff made sure the Canteen functioned and scorecards flowed back to stats where Ted and Linda kept their noses to the grindstone to produce accurate results in a timely manner.

We are also grateful to our sponsors. Without their generous support we would not have had the quality prizes on offer.

Ted Linda STATS  Steve Horvath TRC
Reliable HEXTA Targets Phill Hodder TRA
Our Sponsors  On the Firing Line All Weather
Ning Shen FStdB Michael CudaFTR
David PearsallFOpen Prize Table
BBQ Bob Stanborough Adrian Phill Peter Bob Scott
Bob PhillipsTRB  Adrian HallFStdA