SOME of the best clay target shooters in NSW will be out to win the Champion of Champions event at the Orange club’s Lewis Ponds range on Sunday.
It’s the first time the shoot will be held as a stand-alone event away from the state championships, always held on the long weekend in October.
Club spokeswoman Amanda Delaney said between 60 and 80 shooters will compete from all around the state with some from interstate.
Orange shooters in with a good chance of taking the title include club president Wayne Sharp, Allan Hurford, Greg Jones, Grady Evans and Grant Spencer.
“All these are top contenders and any of them could take out the Champion of Champions,” Delaney said.
The event will start at 10am.
The Orange Clay Target Club has around 100 members and holds a competition shoot every fourth Sunday, with a practice shoot every third Saturday from midday.
The club is able to hold the Champion of Champions shoot because of its top class range.
Clay target shooting is a sport that can be enjoyed by the whole family as a recreation or at a competition level from registered club events to regional, state, national and international competitions.
The Orange events are normally run in graded sections, AA-A-B-C, which provides equitable competition for both the novice and the experienced shooter.