Bathurst Rifle Club Inc. 12th January 2019, T W Willman Trophy, 900yards
Wind, strong gusty wind was the enemy on Saturday and it came at shooters from a number of directions throughout the day, before settling between south and west, jumping backwards and forwards, and increasing and decreasing in velocity. At times there were four point changes between shots as the wind squared up, and there weren’t many who escaped its wrath as the carnage continued through the afternoon.
Just hitting the target was difficult for some and there was a wide spread of hits on the target. Of the target rifle group Graeme Bright and Steve Williams put in the best performances with Bright shooting a superb 49.06 second stage to secure the Cock of the Walk from Williams who also shot 49 but could not find enough centre bulls eyes. Gordon Shepherd had a one point lead at the changeover but the wind gusts caught him out with two magpie threes ending his challenge.