Sunday 4th February, 2018
6TH ANNUAL MARCONI FALCON 100
And so ends another incredible shoot day at Marconi Clay Target Club. A beautiful day with a top temperature of 29 degrees and light to moderately strong wind conditions giving rise to a few surprise clays which I am sure many will agree presented us all with a challenging day of shooting.
We saw 26 squads shape up to battle out for more than $17,000 in prizes, a fantastic turnout.
Light conditions were excellent most of the day, partly cloudy skies but nothing overly challenging from that perspective.
The battle was fierce, however having tried for 3 years running, Aaron Jones was triumphant taking out the overall with a score of 199/200.
Today was also the official opening of the newly renovated Bathroom facilities. We thank everyone involved in their construction and a huge thanks goes out to Angelo Lekkas and his team at Profile Plumbing for making our tired and stinky old bathrooms shine once more. They are an absolute delight to behold. Well done!
A huge thanks must go out to Tony in the Kitchen, Holly for her newly appointed role of Marconi Master Barista. To Pam Trew, your dedication to our sport over your life has been tremendous and is showing no signs of stopping soon. Pam celebrated her 80th Birthday yesterday, a testimony to lifelong love of the sport.
To all members of the Marconi Committee for their tireless efforts in ensuring the shoot ran smoothly. To Grant Buckley, for turning himself literally black mowing the entire range on Friday afternoon to make for beautiful grounds on the day.
To Chris the trapper, who keeps our traps well stocked and ensures we have few if any hiccups during each round.
To Dino Barros, whose sponsorship of the guns on the day is the ultimate reason for the success of the Falcon 100 each year. You can never be thanked enough for your humble dedication to club and members alike.
And last but certainly never least, to our club President and Secretary Peter and Sharon Phillpott. Enough can never be spoken for the time and effort that you both endure, week after week to run our beloved club. Your dedication and selflessness can never be contradicted. Without you both, our club would never be what it is today. I hope you will all join me and give a heartfelt THANK YOU to you both for all that you endure.
Marconi Clay Target Club
Aaron Jones 199/200
1st: Charlie Sherry 218/220
2nd Vito Balliana 217/220
1st: Ron Bou-Moussa 197/200
2nd: Cesar Diaz 196/200
1st: Steve Barros 192/200
2nd: Danny O’Rielly 187/200
1st: Pierre Andary 185/200
2nd: Rocky Violi 182/200
Ladies: Janne Toynton 178/200
Veteran: Gary Kennerson 192/200
Junior: Adrian Depaoli 197/200
2nd Place Ruger Rifle Shootoff was won by Vito Balliana shooting off 25 metres
Marconi 400 Teams Event
Vito Balliana, Matt Patmore, Cesar Diaz, David Perri
Joe Camilerri, Aaron Jones, Steve Caltabiano, Con Plessas
Winner of the Henry Lever Action Rifle: Dario Torresan
A huge thanks to our sponsors:
Dino Barros - ABC Texture Coatings
Falcon Ammunition Australia
Horsley Park Gun Shop
Congratulations Aaron Jones for taking out the Overall and who’s name will grace our honour board also, great shooting Aaron!
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all who attended from near and far to make our 6th Annual Marconi Falcon 100 another huge success. It wouldn’t be a great shoot and day without you all. A special thanks to all Marconi’s Committee and non committee members who continuously go out of their way with their very much welcomed help. Tony and Holly in the kitchen feeding and watering all those hungry tummies. Frank Auditore for running the shoot and the ladies in the office. Look forward to doing it all again next year....till then, Happy Shooting