On Saturday 3rd March 2018, The Masonic Clay Target Association held its second event at the Cessnock Clay Target Club, hosted by the members of Lodge Cessnock No.252.
Participants travelled from Manilla, Tamworth, Scone and Singleton in the North and Sydney and Newcastle in the South as well as from other areas including The Sunshine Coast. There were over 40 shooters on the day as well as a good number of spectators. The Cessnock Clay Target Club set up a very good and varied array of 30 targets, some of which were quite challenging!
As always, there was a fair degree of good natured sledging and rumours of nobbling and “ring-ins, “which added much humour and atmosphere to the day. There was a good number of first time shooters and these were ably coached by volunteers from the Cessnock Clay Target Club. Many thanks to those volunteers.
After a BBQ lunch provided by the members of Lodge Cessnock it was time to tally the scores and hand out trophies. These were awarded for the best score for men and women. The men’s winner was Ron Wakem with a very impressive score of 29/30 and the women’s winner was Sue Munro. Despite claims to the contrary, no one had a score of zero, which is a credit to the “coaching staff.”
Again, thanks and congratulations to Lodge Cessnock and the Cessnock Clay Target Club for a successful and enjoyable day.
The next event is being planned for later in the year, most likely early Spring to avoid the cold weather. If anyone wishes to participate in an informal shoot, Lodge Calala Tamworth will be having a BBQ night shoot as part of their December meeting, where the losers trophy between them and Lodge St. Andrew’s (Manilla) will again be hotly contested. (Contact us via MCTA email firstname.lastname@example.org).
If any lodge wishes to host a day, please contact MCTA at the above email. We are happy to oblige! Remember this is for all NSW masons.
Thanks to Tony Sims for this article.