Clay target shooting SAs held in U’hage

2015-05-21 06:00
=The EP clay target shooting team won a gold medal at the recently held nationals which were hosted at the Oasis Outdoor Adventure andamp; Clay Target Club on the outskirts of Uitenhage. From left are Mark Kalell (Graaff Reinet Gun Club), Clifford Ba

=The EP clay target shooting team won a gold medal at the recently held nationals which were hosted at the Oasis Outdoor Adventure andamp; Clay Target Club on the outskirts of Uitenhage. From left are Mark Kalell (Graaff Reinet Gun Club), Clifford Ba

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The Clay Target Shooting Association of South Africa’s national championships were held recently on the outskirts of Uitenhage at the Oasis Outdoor Adventure andamp; Clay Target Club.

According to Marohessa du Preez, the club was very privileged in having the television crew in attendance and a clip covering the sport and the event was broadcasted on DStv channel 404 last Sunday evening.

Clay Target Shooting is a sport that can be enjoyed by all members of a family, from young to old, both male and female.

“If a boy of 9 years, a girl of 13 years, a lady of 40 and a gentleman of 75 years can do it, then so can you! Everyone with a love of the outdoors will enjoy this sport,” said Du Preez.

The categories of participation in the nationals included the 5-Stand Discipline and the English Sporting Discipline. All age groups were catered for and each competitor had to shoot at 100 targets during the competition.

The local club is proud to have several members who received their provincial as well as national colours.

In the 5-Stand competition, club members claiming 1st positions include Clifford Bartman Senior (SA champion - High Gun), Edmar du Preez (SA champion - Juniors), Anja du Preez (SA champion - Lady), Clifford Bartman Senior andamp; Edmar du Preez (SA champiosn - Team event).

In the English Sporting category, club members winning gold include: Clifford Bartman Senior (SA champion - High Gun), Clifford Bartman Junior (SA champion - Junior), Clifford Barman Senior andamp; Clifford Bartman Junior (SA champions - Team Event).

The Oasis Outdoor Adventure andamp; Clay Target Club sincerely thanks its generous event sponsors which included Ecowise, Woodoc, Nissan, Nel’s Distributors, Ark Signs, Corro Master, PG Gadgets, Monroe Shock Absorbers and Moore’s Wholesale Meats.

Hunting andamp; sport shooting expo

The organisers of HuntEx, the biggest hunting and sport shooting expo in the southern hemisphere, are staging their first annual Eastern Cape Hunter’s Fair at Mentorskraal Estate near Jeffreys Bay from 29 – 31 May 2015. The Oasis Outdoor Adventure andamp; Clay Target Club will man a stall showcasing their activities.

)For more information regarding the sport or the clay target shooting club contact Ettienne du Preez 083 628 4004; Clifford Bartman 082 417 8128; Garry Fitzpatrick 083 530 4672 or Marohessa du Preez 083 627 3075

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