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Best shooters from around WA converge on Albany for major clay target competition

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Trevor Ness, Ben Whittle, Brad Williamson, Bryn Westerberg and Michael O’Donnell loading one of the trap machines that will throw targets for the event.
Camera IconTrevor Ness, Ben Whittle, Brad Williamson, Bryn Westerberg and Michael O’Donnell loading one of the trap machines that will throw targets for the event. Credit: Supplied

Albany will play host to the State’s top shooters’ annual competition this weekend.

More than 36,000 clay targets have been delivered to the Albany Clay Target Club for the major shoot, which will begin on Friday.

The event will run from Friday through to Sunday and has drawn competitors from all around WA, including some of the State’s best.

The State’s top clay target shooters will be coming to Albany, offering a rare opportunity to see this sport in action.

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Spectators are encouraged to attend the venue and watch the sport in action.

Albany Clay Target Club president Ollie McPartland said the shoot promised to be a cracking event.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the sport to come out and have a look,” McPartland said.

“Just turn up and ask to speak to any member of the Albany Clay Target Club and they will be happy to explain the sport to you.”

The club is on the first left-hand turn on Simpson Road, 2km north of Bakers Junction, on Chester Pass Road.

There will be a strong contingent of local shooters. Action starts at 1pm on Friday and will continue all day Saturday and Sunday.

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