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The Centralian advocate Fri 4 Oct 2019



The Centralian advocate Fri 4 Oct 2019


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 4 2019 SPORT 53 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA Shooting their shots 13 personal best scores posted on the rangeTHE Sporting Shooters As-sociation of Australia Alice Springs Range 1 welcomed 14 shooters for their local 40-shot rimfire match on Saturday morning. Conditions were warm, sunny and a tad gusty by the end of the match; making for 4 wind drift at the ram targets. Despite the tricky wind conditions, 13 personal best (PB) scores were posted, with top score in A grade of 17/40 going to Blythe Stafford, which was a PB aggregate score for Blythe using a club CZ rifle and CCI standard ammunition. Stefan Boshoff edged out Karl Smith for second place in A grade, both with 12/40, and a countback on turkey targets the only difference. Top score of the day in B grade went to Jordan Harrison with 15/40, who smashed four PB scores in chickens, turkeys, rams and aggregate, also while utilizing one of the clubs CZ rifles. This score entitled Jordan to claim his SSAA Rifle Metallic Silhouette bronze pin congratulations Jordan! Ron Miller claimed second place with a well deserved 14/40 after snaring three PB scores on chickens, pigs and aggregate, with John OHara only one target further back with PB scores on pigs and aggregate. Congratulations to our B grade shooters! There was an instance during the morning where one shooter rather jokingly refused to chat with the Range Officer during a target changeover, because he believed he was doing well and didnt want to become distracted from finishing the course of fire as well as he could. Congratulations goes out to this shooter for recognising that he needed to keep his mind focused on the task ahead to maximise his success. Around 95 per cent of a shooters success in silhouette shooting arises his/her ability to control his/her own mind on the task at hand, and block out unwanted external influences. Its likely that this shooter had at some point during the match experienced being in the zone, and possibly without even realising it. The next rifle metallic silhouette match will be held on 26th October 2019, where in addition to steel clanging action, we are hoping to have bacon and egg sandwiches available for purchase. All are welcome down. Stefan Boshoff. Gridley making his mark TYLER Gridley continued to make his mark in the record books during the recent School Sport Australia Track & Field Championship in Darwin. The under-12 runner was against older athletes in the 1500m and 800m and broke the NT record for his age group in both events. Among the under-14 competitors in the race was the current world record holder. Coached by Brad White, Gridley has had a stunning start to his running ca reer which began 112 months ago. He is now ranked among the top runners for his age in Australia. A good day at the races for Peel and Tsaikos ANTHONY GEPPA anthony.geppa1@news.com.au THE last race meeting of September proved to be an exciting one for punters with a seven-race card not disappointing on Sunday afternoon. Jockeys Stan Tsaikos and Wendy Peel were the two major winners from the afternoons racing, both piloting two winners home each. Peel was on board Mahir in Race Four before scoring her second victory of the day in Race Six on board Heart of Red. Peel also managed to second placed finishes on the day top round out an impressive performance. Tsaikos was equally impressive but had to wait until the fifth race of the day to register his first win. Tsaikos piloted Toffiato home for trainer Greg Connor before backing it up in Race Seven for Connor as he rode Chopsticks home for the win. Also scoring wins were Lachlan Neindorf on board Windsor Cup, Lorelle Crow on Kummerlings and Brendon Davis on Wayanka.Apprentice Lachlan Neindorf guided Windsor Cup to victory on Sunday. Picture: NIKKI WESTOVER SPORTING SHOOTERS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA ALICE SPRINGS RESULTS Jordan Harrison: Grade B, Chickens 3, Pigs 4, Turkeys 6, Rams 2, Total 15 Rob Miller: Grade B, Chickens 5, Pigs 5, Turkeys 1, Rams 3, Total 14 John OHara: Grade B, Chickens 4, Pigs 6, Turkeys 1, Rams 2, Total 13 Dave Abbott: Grade B, Chickens 3, Pigs 5, Turkeys 0, Rams 2, Total 10 Nick Chandler: Grade B, Chickens 4, Pigs 0, Turkeys 1, Rams 2, Total 7 Darcy Imhof: Grade B, Chickens 2, Pigs 3, Turkeys 0, Rams 2, Total 7 Ian Kelly: Grade B, Chickens 0, Pigs 2, Turkeys 0, Rams 2, Total 2 Lachlan Imhof: Grade B/U15, Chickens 2, Pigs 2, Turkeys 0, Rams 0, Total 4 Alex Imhof: Grade B/U15, Chickens 2, Pigs 2, Turkeys 0, Rams 0, Total 4 Blythe Stafford: Grade A, Chickens 6, Pigs 4, Turkeys 3, Rams 4, Total 17 Stefan Boshoff: Grade A, Chickens 5, Pigs 1, Turkeys 2, Rams 4, Total 12 Karl Smith: Grade A, Chickens 5, Pigs 4, Turkeys 1, Rams 2, Total 12 Gary Spicer: Visitor, Chickens 0, Pigs 2, Turkeys 0, Rams 0, Total 2 Russell Wilkie: Grade Master, Chickens 5, Pigs 7, Turkeys 6, Rams 6, Total 24