Normington takes top spot

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Clay target shooters Ben Whittle, Laurie Hull and Ollie McPartland.
Camera IconClay target shooters Ben Whittle, Laurie Hull and Ollie McPartland. Credit: Laurie Benson

More than 70 shooters from around WA have taken part in a successful January carnival hosted by Albany Clay Target Club at the weekend.

More than 30,000 clay targets were used in one of the State’s major events, held in near-perfect conditions at the Albany club situated 2km north of Bakers Junction.

The overall winner of the high gun from the two-and-a-half days of shooting was Kalgoorlie’s Royce Normington, who shot a very impressive score of 379 out of a possible 385.

Star junior William Freni-Lizzi from Perth was the winner of the AA grade division, with a score of 373/385, while the A class was taken out by Jordan Crouch (363/385).

Action from the clay target event.
Camera IconAction from the clay target event. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Great Southern resident Jacob Featherstone won the junior high gun trophy for his strong performances.

Albany Clay Target Club president Ollie McPartland won the handicap first prize, shooting 30 out of a possible 30 and then surviving a shoot-off to secure the win.

Other winners included Reg Stevens (B division), Rocco Priolo (C), Helen Freeman (ladies) and Gary Kelly (veterans).

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