Shooters aim high
THE Robin Loy Memorial competition at Warwick Clay Target Club aimed high and managed to attract more than 100 shooters from as far away as Roma, Lismore and Toogoolawah on Sunday.
Club secretary/treasurer Terry Davis said 105 shooters took part in the day's competition, but there could have been more.
"Several Warwick club members didn't shoot because of the extra workload a big competition like this requires, and we clashed with the Kingaroy shoot, so no-one travelled from the north to be here," he said.
"Good trophies attract extra entries and the Loy family sponsored four Engel fridges, valued at $1000 each, for the winners of the four grades, but Robin's name still helps attract entries even though he's not with us anymore.
"One of Robin's favourite events was the double rise. That's a competition where two targets are released at the same time on a set trajectory, and the competitors are required to hit both clays in order to gain maximum points. It's a testing competition but lots of fun too."
One of the shooters competing on the day was Gold Coast competitor Glen Kable, who only last week won the Australian National Olympic Shoot in Newcastle.
Although he shot well, Sunday wasn't his day and he went home without a trophy.
Warwick club president Michael Loy, son of Robin Loy, said Sunday's competition had been an exceptional event.
"We had some outstanding scores, shooters from all over, with a special mention of the Ballandean club who were very well represented," he said.
"I must also mention all those who volunteered on the day to make the event run so smoothly. They did a great job for us."