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Ashburton Sweepstake report 2011

Report from Coby Snowden

Ashburton hosted its annual Sweepstake meeting.  Turnout was good with many shooters taking advantage of this meeting to get a decent shoot in before heading over the ditch in a couple of weeks.  Shooters were keen to get started on time at 9am to ensure finishing before the arrival of the forecast rain (which still has not arrived at 4:35pm).

It looked like John Snowden would take the prize, however, halfway during the 700-yard shoot he faultered, where within a few seconds the wind moved from 1min right  to 4 min left, earning him three 4s in a row and overall 3rd placing.

The overall winner is Karl Valpy, by a few centrals from Chris Kershaw.  B Grade winner is John Fleming, C Grade Brian Hawksby and F grade Harvey Westland.

The range may look a bit rough but the view's pretty amazing!

ashburton range

The Results   300 600 700 Total
           
A Grade K Valpy 50.07 49.06 49.06 148.19
  C Kershaw 49.03 49.06 50.02 148.11
  J Snowden 50.07 50.05 47.05 147.17
  P Newman 48.02 48.02 50.07 146.11
  R Rowlands 48.07 47.03 50.08 145.18
  B Mehrtens 50.06 48.00 47.06 145.12
  J Miller 49.05 48.02 48.04 145.11
  G Marshall 49.04 48.06 47.05 144.15
  I Miller 50.06 49.03 45.01 144.10
           
B Grade J Fleming 50.03 47.02 47.01 144.06
  D Swaney 48.04 47.02 48.02 143.08
  B Reeves 46.02 49.03 43.02 138.07
           
C Grade B Hawksby 46.00 41.01 44.03 131.04
  C Snowden 44.01 44.02 38.01 126.04
           
FTR H Westland 49.07 50.05 48.03 147.15
  G Cuthbert 49.06 50.05 47.03 146.14
  G Smith 49.06 49.06 47.03 145.15
  K Cuthbert 44.01 48.04 45.01 137.06
  C Brown 41.00 45.01 44.01 130.02