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Melbourne Gun Club News & Results

We'll be bringing you the latest Melbourne Gun Club news, event results and general items of interest from the world of clay target shooting.

Don't forget to check our Shoot Program page for the latest information on upcoming clay target shooting events to be held at the Melbourne Gun Club.

Stay up-to-date with all the news around the traps!

 

Melbourne Gun Club wishes to thank the following sponsors for the 3 Day Yarra Valley DTL Championships. Please think of our supporters when you make your next purchase. Their kind support made this event possible.

Kaymar 4WD - www.kaymar.com.au
Paramount Projects - Craig Patterson 0409 709 637

 

CLUB RESULTS: 30/11/2013

Cloudy conditions to start with then the sun appeared for the afternoon’s DTL “Champion of Champions” program and Skeet program.

The Committee extends its sincere appreciation to Baz Humphris from Mt Evelyn Garden Centre for his supportive sponsorship of this “Champion of Champions” event.

Congratulations to Nick Kirley on his win of the Overall High Gun.  Nick now has a motor bike (valued at $1000.00) for his own special Xmas present!

 

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CLUB RESULTS: 23/11/2013

Wet and overcast conditions were present for the competitors who came along to compete in the Universal Trench, DTL and Skeet programs.  6 Universal Trench / 7 DTL plus 2 Skeet squads made for a busy day of competition!

An apology must be given to the members of the MGC Skeet team who competed against the MCC team on November 9th. at the club.  It was reported that MCC had won this event and the trophy had been taken back.  This information was incorrect and in fact the MGC team have again kept the trophy.   Congratulations from all at the club.

A warm welcome to Jason Trotter who came along and joined the Club and then took part in the Skeet competition and thanks to Jim Turner for giving Jason some assistance before the comp started.  It was much appreciated.

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Lilydale High School @ Benalla F&G Clay Target Competition

Thirteen students from the Lilydale High School Clay Target Club attended the Benalla Field and Game Clay Target Competition on 14th October, in an event with almost 290 competitors from a range of schools across Victoria.

The Lilydale High School Clay Target Club would like to thank Benalla College for running an excellently organised event and the Melbourne Gun Club for all their help with training students in the Field and Game Clay Target Shooting as this help has been invaluable for the students.

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IMPORTANT REMINDER: Safe Storage of Firearms

When at a range, firearms not being used MUST be locked in your vehicle.  Police have started checking vehicles at clubs to see that shooters are not leaving guns in unlocked cars. Police will confiscate firearms that are not secured properly and there is a risk of losing your license as well as being charged.

Allegedly, recently police found some 27 cars unlocked at one club.  Random checks will continue to occur more and more frequently at Gun Clubs, so please be sure to lock your guns away when not in use, and store ammunition correctly.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS to MGC's Steve Trembath

CONGRATULATIONS to Melbourne Gun Club member Steve Trembath who at the Echuca State Titles qualified for the 5 Man Victorian Shoulder to Shoulder Team to compete at the 2014 National Titles in Wagga.

This is Steve's first State DTL Team (with hopefully more to come!).

Pictured are Victorian Team members from left to Right: Steve Trembath, Pat Guida, Steve Haberman, Craig Kelly and Andrew Brady.

Well done Steve!

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Welcome New Members & 2014 Renewals

A warm welcome is extended to the following new Members who have recently joined the Melbourne Gun Club.

Ladies:  Hope Neho and, Ann Mulcahy.  Gentlemen:  Shaun Parnis, Brett Booth, Paul Keeble, Raymond Neho, Tom Tighe and Greg Conway.  Juniors: Benedict Green and Lachlan Pickett.

We hope you enjoy your time at the Club and should there be any queries, please speak to a Committee Member who will only be too happy to advise / assist you.

For all existing members 2014 renewal notices are now available to pick up next time you are at the club - please speak to the Office staff or a Committee Member.

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CLUB RESULTS: 09/11/2013

Wet and cold conditions greeted those who attended on Saturday.  With many members attending the DTL State Titles at Echuca, 3 DTL and 4 Skeet squads still braved the elements to compete in the planned program.

The Skeet Members welcomed the MCC team to compete in the yearly challenge between MGC and MCC - congratulations to the MGC team taking the win 281 vs 485!

A warm welcome was also extended to Elizabeth Rymill from the Mt. Gambier Gun Club.  Elizabeth joined in our Skeet Competition and had a win in C Grade - WELL DONE!

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CLUB RESULTS: 02/11/2013

Belatedly but with best wishes for more wins to follow, the Club would like to congratulate Brad Peell on his first competition win last Saturday 26th of October.  WELL DONE BRAD!

A long weekend holiday with many club members away enjoying the break, 8 DTL and 5 Skeet Squads still enjoyed the warm weather and planned program!

Please check our November Shoot Program page for full details of upcoming competitions at the Melbourne Gun Club.

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Are You In Need Of Dish Drying Advice?

Those club members finding it tedious, boring and uninspiring after having a tea-towel handed to you once dish washing has commenced, here is the answer...

Get sound advice from the Master of drying dishes - Mr. Dish Drying expert himself, the one and only Darren White!

Darren is only too happy to advise you of all the perks and shot cuts in getting the job completed in half the time with less breakage!

Advice is free to all club members...so take advantage of this generous offer!

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Melbourne Gun Club Xmas Gift Vouchers

Are you looking for that 'special' Christmas gift for that 'special' person?

Why not give a Melbourne Gun Club Gift Voucher?

Melbourne Gun Club Gift Vouchers can be used for our Come & Try Days or anything you wish from practice tokens, ammunition or competition entry!  Contact the club via email, call the office on 9739-1771 or speak to a Committee Member who will happily provide further details or arrange a gift voucher for you.

Melbourne Gun Club apparel is available as another gift idea for you to consider!

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CLUB RESULTS: 26/10/2013

Cool but dry conditions greeted the 60 competitors who came to participate in the DTL and Skeet program listed for the day.

Congratulations to Bonnie Rowlands on her wins.  Bonnie has only recently become a member of the Club along with her dad, Dave, and it was good to see them entering their first competition and having a successful day.  Congratulations also to our webmaster Rick Beasley who had a placing in the Skeet competition.  Sorry Rick, we didn’t take a photo for the website news…

 

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CLUB RESULTS: 12/10/2013

Warm and sunny conditions made the day pleasant for the 4 DTL, 3 Skeet and 2 Trench Squads that attended for the weekly competitions.

Down on squad numbers due to the SE Zone finals being held at Frankston, those who did attend, enjoyed the day.

Please check our October Shoot Program page for full details of upcoming competitions at the Melbourne Gun Club.

Comp results as follows...

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Melbourne Gun Club Christmas Shoot

Did you know it’s only 78 sleeps to Xmas Day...AND...only 67 sleeps to the Melbourne Gun Club Christmas Shoot?!?!

The MGC Christmas shoot will be followed by Xmas Break-up and Xmas Raffle with prizes including lots of hampers filled with great goodies!.

Place a circle around Saturday December 14th 2013 on your calendar so you do not forget!

All donations towards the Xmas Hampers would be very much appreciated.  Please leave in the basket in the club room with Tina White or Office Staff.

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CLUB RESULTS: 05/10/2013

A good day of competition was held for the 9 DTL and 2 Skeet Squads who had windy but sunny conditions to contend with.

A warm welcome to those members of other clubs who came to participate on the day.

Please check our October Shoot Program page for full details of upcoming competitions at the Melbourne Gun Club.

Comp results as follows...

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CLUB RESULTS: 28/09/2013

Blustery winds, rain and patches of sunshine, Yering’s greeting to the 9 squads of DTL competitors who attended.  The “Skeeties” held a practice day instead of a competition.

Congratulations to all place getters and thanks to those competitors who supported the program!

Please check our October Shoot Program page for full details of upcoming competitions at the Melbourne Gun Club.

Comp results as follows...

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The Travel Bug Hits Again: Crayfish Carnival Geraldton WA

The travel bug has hit again this September with more Melbourne Gun Club members on the road again, this time to Geraldton WA.

The Crayfish Carnival otherwise know as 'THE SHOOT' was on and there was a group of regulars and a couple of first timers made the trip this year.

The MGC group were John Mollica, Steve Pellegrino, Frank Santoro, Paul Haslam, Steve, Diana & Geoff Aston plus Inge & Roger Esplin - the last two the first timers.  We had heard much about 'The Shoot' and where keen to see it first hand and were not disappointed!

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CLUB RESULTS: 14/09/2013

Sunny spring weather greeted the 85 competitors for the day’s program of  DTL, Skeet and Universal Trench.

The club was pleased to see many members of the Alexandra Gun Club who had travelled for the day’s competition between the two clubs.

Comp results as follows...

 

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REPORT & PICS: Bill Iles Junior Olympic Trap Training Day

Bill Iles Coaching at Melbourne Gun Club

Bill Iles hosted a hugely successful Junior Olympic Trap Training Day that was held at Melbourne Gun Club on Sunday 8th September 2013.

This day was attended by 12 juniors from the south east zone (11 boys and 1 girl).  They were coached by Bill Iles in the skills required to compete in this discipline.

These days cannot be offered without the support of the South East Zone Executive and Committee and Melbourne Gun Club for the use of the grounds.

Read the full report and view pic's taken on the day...

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Come & Try Clay Target Shooting: SEPTEMBER REPORT

COME AND TRY' is the warm welcome our website gives to those who are wishing to experience the family sport of clay target shooting and……come and try they did last Saturday!

Having our usual 'C&T' day planned for the first Saturday of each month and a further smaller group added, the club had good conditions for the 44 who attended.

The club had expected a higher number of participants but as usual, there is always some cancellations at the very last minute.

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CLUB RESULTS: 07/09/2013

Weather conditions were still being kind to the 56 competitors who came to partake in the club’s program for the day.

The club’s appreciation to all those who supported the competitions  and thanks to those who assisted on the day.

Please check our September Shoot Program page for full details of upcoming competitions at the Melbourne Gun Club.

 

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Gold Coast Clay Target Club - August 2013 Trap Carnival

Okay okay....after much pressure from the "office chick" I will try to remember the events of a recent trip to the Gold Coast to participate in the 3 day Gold Coast Trap Carnival held on the weekend of 9th-11th August 2013.

The thought of leaving the icy weather in Melbourne behind created a little bit of excitement for the handful of shooters from MGC that flew to QLD on the same flight! Rod (team captain) & Jenny (chef/support person) Jackson, Pete & Kath (mum and dad) Wilkins & me, Tina, followed the following day by Grant & Sandy Ellis from Tassie (honorary MGC members) arrived to the  warmth and sunshine that QLD had to offer.

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MGC members on a mission!

It would appear that the competition travel bug has hit some of our members who will be off to compete in competitions during September and we wish them well, lots of good luck and much enjoyment.

REPORTS on all these events are expected to be received!  REMEMBER - any member can contribute!

Articles, good, bad or ugly, will be enjoyed by all the members.  Items can be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or handed into the office.

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CLUB RESULTS: 01/09/2013

Warm and sunny Spring weather greeted 56 Competitors who attended the DTL and Skeet competitions making it a great day to partake in the club’s program.

Congratulations to all place getters and thanks to those competitors who supported the program!

Comp results as follows...

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CLUB RESULTS: 24/8/2013

A clear day made great shooting conditions for the 80 Competitors who attended the DTL and Skeet competitions listed for the day.

Special congratulations to Patrick Clair who entered his first competition on August 10th and won a 2nd placing in the “C” Grade competition. With his  first “look” at the Continental discipline, has won the “C” Grade 50 Target S/B event.   Patrick is one of the Juniors who regularly attends the Wednesday night school boys program.

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MEMORIAL DTL SHOOT - Donald McCraith

Past member of the Melbourne Gun Club, Donald McCraith will be honoured in a memorial DTL Shoot to be held on November 9th 2013 at Mornington Clay Target Club Inc.

This event was previously held at MGC but Donald’s Son and Grandsons are now members at Mornington. The shoot is sponsored by Donald’s widow, Elizabeth and children Mark & Virginia.

Watch the ACTA magazine for further details. We would love to see any of Donald’s past shooting team mates or friends!

South East Zone School Championship Report: WELL DONE WILL!

MGC Junior member Will Smithwick competed in the South East Zone School Championship held at Frankston last Thursday 1st August with 216 students entering for the day’s competition.

Read the full report on Will's success at the South East School Persons’ shoot here...

 

 

 

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CLUB RESULTS: 27/07/2013

A clear sunny day with no wind made great shooting conditions for the 70 Competitors who came to participate in the Trench, DTL and Skeet programs listed for the day.

MGC would like to offer their congratulations to all place getters.

Thanks to all Committee and Members who assisted on the day!

 

 

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CLUB RESULTS: 13/07/2013

Cooler conditions  and clear skies (no balloons or model aeroplanes straying into MGC air space!) gave the 7 DTL & 4 Skeet Squads an enjoyable competition.

Thanks to all those MGC members and visitors who competed and those who worked to make it a successful day!

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Melbourne Gun Club

192 Victoria Road
Yering, 3770
Victoria, Australia.

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Club Facilities

The Melbourne Gun Club is one of the biggest and best equipped in Australasia. We regularly conduct competitions in International Sport Shooting Federation (ISSF) and Australian Clay Target Association (ACTA) disciplines.