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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.

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CLUB RESULTS: 12/11/2016

With many Members away at Echuca for the State Titles, the Club was still busy with Come & Try Guests, Trench, Skeet & DTL Practice and 4 Squads for the competition.

The Committee expresses its appreciation to those who attended and supported the program and especially to all who assisted on the day.

Special thanks to Garry Shaw for his great effort in managing the score board at his first 'solo' attempt.


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CLUB RESULTS: 05/11/2016

7 DTL & 3 Skeet Squads presented for the planned program. The weather couldn’t make up its mind whether to rain, be cold and windy or just sunny.

Great to have a Skeet Competition, be it a small number of squads but never the less, those who supported enjoyed the day.

To all MGC Members off to Echuca for the State Titles next weekend, the best of luck to you all for a very successful competition. Some reports and photos would be most welcomed!

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Melbourne Gun Club 'Come & Try' Day Bookings

Due to the popularity of the Melbourne Gun Club Come & Try Days, the October 29th, November 12th and 26th dates are fully booked out. There is no December event.

The Club has enjoyed holding these days with over 560 guests coming along for the year and learning about the sport of clay target shooting. Some go on to join the Club and be more involved within the sport.

A note of appreciation is extended to those MGC Members who assist with the running of these days. Without this help, it would not be possible to host these events which bring so many Guests to experience clay target shooting.

The Committee is now planning the 2017 dates and this information will be listed on our website and Facebook page very shortly.


THANK YOU: Working Bee Sunday 23rd October 2016

A big thank you to the small group of members for helping out at today's working bee.

The jobs that were completed were repairing the doors of the trench houses and front gate, trimming of hedges, picking up wads, whipper snipping, cleaning up cobwebs and other general duties.

The grounds are looking amazing we just need it to stop raining!

Thank you again!


Melbourne Gun Club 2017 Membership Renewals

Melbourne Gun Club 2017 Membership Renewals are now being accepted. The only change to the fees is a $6.00 increase in the levy paid to the ACTA.

The ACTA has endorsed an 'Association' insurance cover in 2017 for individual members’ firearms, up to the value of $12,000, and has increased the registration fee for all categories of membership with the exception of Juniors.

Office Staff or Committee Members will be able to assist with your renewal. Office hours are Wednesday 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm, Friday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (not the 3rd Saturday of the month).

Please note all membership renewals for the 2017 year must be paid by no later than 31st of December 2016.

Download a 2017 Melbourne Gun Club Membership Application Form

If you have any questions or require assistance with your membership options please contact the Melbourne Gun Club Secretary on (03) 9739-1771 during normal opening hours or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


REPORT: 2016 Universal Trench World Championships

From the 9th – 11th of September 2016, the 34th World Universal Trench Championships were held in Marrakech, Morocco at the prestigious clay target club De Tir.

After a hotly contested selection series in Australia, the Aussie team of 10 was finalised at the National Championships held by the Melbourne Gun Club in May.

The Universal Trench selection process, which encompasses a first past the post selection policy, proved beneficial to competitors, who knew after their final shot if they had made the team.

The following shooters represented Australia...

  • Senior Men: Craig Henwood, Nathan Cassells & Charlton Vella
  • Ladies: Anna Shedrina, Amanda Holt & Alexis Preston
  • Juniors: Mitchell Iles, Jack Clerk & Lachlan Holdsworth
  • Veterans: Eric Bullmore

Read the full report by clicking the 'View Report & Results...' link below.

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ACTA Membership & Insurance 2017

The ACTA has made some changes to member benefits and firearm insurance cover in the 2017 memberships.

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Massive SEZ Carnival!

What a massive day the SEZ Carnival was!

145 shooters and all shooters finishing their point score by 4:15pm.

A massive effort to all concerned particularly MGC committee and members for pitching in and helping.

And how good was that meal!

Thank you!


Congratulations Inge Esplin!

Congratulations to Inge Esplin for qualifying in the ladies South East Zone Team.

Inge will be captain for the team who will compete against the 3 other zones at the State DTL titles in Echuca in November.

Congratulations Inge!


WORKING BEE: Sunday 23rd October 2016

9.30 AM – 2.30 PM


Your company would be most welcomed at a working bee which is planned for Sunday 23rd of October 2016 from 9:30 to 2:00 to complete some grounds maintenance.

If you are able to assist, would you please advise either Craig Henwood, Roger Esplin or Cherilyn Wilson.

As always any assistance received will be appreciated by the Committee.


NO COMPETITION: Saturday 29th of October 2016

Due to the Werribee 2 Day Shoot there will be no competition available on Saturday the 29th of October 2016.

DTL, Trench & Skeet practice will be available from 10:00 - 5:00.

Thank you, Cherilyn Wilson (Secretary).



CONGRATULATIONS: Mal Briggs World Mini 20g Runner Up

 Congratulations to Mal Briggs for his super effort in finishing runner up in the USA at the World Mini 20g event!

Well shot Mal from all of us at Melbourne Gun Club (and thanks to Steph Manley or the photo)!


CLUB RESULTS: 01/10/2016

Cold wintery conditions greeted the 30 Come and Try Guests and 6 DTL Squads that attended this day.

Competition was completed in time for those who remained to watch the second half of the Grand Final.

The Committee appreciates the assistance of those who assisted during the day.


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CLUB RESULTS: 24/09/2016

Super special day to be at the Club with its members and her fellow competitors, warmly welcoming Catherine Skinner and expressing their congratulations on her Gold Medal success at the Rio Olympic Games.

Come & Try Guests and Visitors were also involved with many photos being taken and her Gold Medal being shown for all to see, admire and hold.  Thank you Catherine for your gesture in sharing this with all who were present during the day. The Club received many warm responses from those who were able to join in.

With both DTL and the Jean & Peter Wray Trench Trophy being supported by many, the day was a huge success.

The Committee expresses its appreciation and thanks to all who assisted on the day.

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CONGRATULATIONS: Jack Wallace Junior World Cup Winner

Congratulations to Jack Wallace for winning the Junior World Cup in Gabala!

Great shooting Jack!


CLUB RESULTS: 10/09/2016

Weather was fine and the grounds picture perfect!  27 Come & Try Guests (including a birthday party), 11 DTL & 4 Skeet Squads made for a great scene at the Club.

The 'Skeeties' came to contest the South East Zone Skeet Championships and warm congratulations are extended to Peter Finn from the Numurkah-Shepparton CTC on achieving his 100 break badge.

The Committee expresses its appreciation and thanks to all who assisted on the day.


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Bill Henwood Memorial Shield 2016

Last Saturday seen the annual Alexandra vs MGC challenge for the Bill Henwood Memorial Shield.

This Shield is contested with great rivalry and gusto between the two Clubs and after another great team challenge from both Clubs, the MGC claims the right to proudly hang this Shield for 2016!

Thank you to Peter Grant and the members of the Alexandra Club for a great challenge.

MGC looks forward to next year’s contest!


CLUB RESULTS: 04/09/2016

The Club welcomed 4 DTL & 4 Skeet Squads for the planned program.

Great to have those who came to participate in the FACTC / MGC Skeet Series and with only one more round to be competed, the high gun series is becoming very interesting.

The Club congratulates Emily Corbett (Jnr) on her move to B Grade - well done Emily!

The Committee expresses its appreciation and thanks to all who assisted on the day.

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CLUB RESULTS: 27/08/2016

The Club warmly welcomed 27 Come & Try Guests, 7 Universal Trench & 10 DTL Squads making it a very busy and enjoyable day.

The Committee & Members would like to express their very best wishes to all Competitors from Universal Trench who are off to Morocco next week for the World Titles. 

The Committee expresses its appreciation and thanks to all who assisted on the day.


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RESULTS: 2016 Inter-Club Skeet Series (Round 3)

View the latest (Round 3) 2016 Inter-Club Skeet Series Running Scores.

For more information on the 2016 Inter-Club Skeet Series click here.





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CLUB RESULTS: 13/08/2016

The Club warmly welcomed 29 Come & Try Guests, 4 ISSF Trench & 8 DTL Squads today.

Weather was cool but dry and the Committee hopes all who attended, enjoyed the facilities and planned competitions and we look forward to seeing you all again.

The Committee expresses its appreciation and thanks to all who assisted on the day.


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MGC Wins Zone Teams Match

Round 4 of the South East Zone Teams match was held at Werribee Gun Club last Sunday with 116 shooters in attendance.

Melbourne were able to field 3 teams for the event and were fortunate to come out on top winning by 6 targets.

Team members were Paul Haslam (24/25), Roger Esplin (22/25), Jack Wallace (22/25), Josh Spicer (21/24) and Craig Henwood (23/25).

The Double Barrel event saw it come down to a battle between our President Roger Esplin and Vice President Craig Henwood with Roger taking the spoils with 118/118.

Great shooting to all!


CLUB RESULTS: 06/08/2016

A chilly morning greeted those who attended the Club. But with no wind and a warmer afternoon made it an enjoyable time for the 6 DTL Squads who supported the competition.

'Skeeties' held a practice day instead of the planned program.



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CLUB RESULTS: 30/07/2016

The Club welcomed many other ACTA Club Members who attended for the planned program.

We hope you enjoyed your day at the Melbourne Gun Club and will return again in the future.

Congratulations to all place getters with special congratulations to Shawn Choong who moved up to B Grade and Liam Shore for obtaining his 75 Break Badge.


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CLUB RESULTS: 23/07/2016

Minus 1 degree started the morning off and the busiest place in the club rooms all day was the open fire with many competitors thawing out before going outside in bitterly cold conditions to compete again.

Club was again very busy with 20 Come & Try guests, 10 DTL and 6 ISSF Trench squads plus family and friends attending.

Congratulations to all place getters and a vote of appreciation to those who assisted with the running of the day.

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RUNNING RESULTS: 2016 Inter-Club Skeet Series

View the latest 2016 Inter-Club Skeet Series Running Scores here.

For more information on the 2016 Inter-Club Skeet Series click here.




CLUB RESULTS: 09/07/2016

Cool but dry conditions were the order of the day.

45 Come & Try / Corporate Function guests visited the Club along with 10 DTL Squads making it a very busy atmosphere all day.

Congratulations to Clint Bugter & Craig Patterson on obtaining their 100 DTL Break Badge.

Congratulations to all place getters and a vote of appreciation to those who assisted with the running of the 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.