Results from the Blue Heeler
Results of the 2023 Blue Heeler Classic
Saturday saw drizzle and a few patches of sunshine. There was enough variable breeze to keep it interesting. At the end of Saturday, the 500m results were
1st Eli Groves (Jnr) 273.07
2nd Nick Aagren 267.01
3rd Richard Lobb 266.02
Small Group Eli Groves (Jnr) 1.247
High Target Eli Groves (Jnr) 59.04
1st Michael Bell 275.06
2nd Paul Read 271.04
3rd Grant Groves 266.09
Small Group Justin Everett 1.339
High Target Justin Everett 59.02
1st place Junior was Eli Groves.
Overall 500m winner was Michael Bell who picked 1kg of ADI Powder
Some more rain for those changing flags to 300m for Sunday awaited us. Chappo had organised a smoked red and white meat feast with salads and potato bake that was very well received with the meat being devoured rather quickly. Even Vince, our Queensland meat connection, gave it the thumbs up which is high praise.
Sunday was the 80th Birthday of the shoots name sake, John Butts AKA the Blue Heeler himself
Sunday morning saw a few sore heads and some heavy fog that we couldn’t even see the 200 mounds. It cleared pretty quickly, and we were underway.
1st Grant Groves 298.16
2nd Eli Groves (Jnr) 296.08
3rd Tim Pavey 295.13
Small Group Richard Lobb 0.717
High Target Rim Pavey 60.04
High Target score was shared across 3 targets by 2 shooters and had to be split by group size to determine a winner.
1st Matty Riches 279.05
2nd Anthony Hall 256.02
3rd Bruce Blacker 255.02
Small Group Greg Chapman 1.301
High Target Anthony Hall 59.02
1st place Junior Eli Groves with 296.08
Grant Groves was the overall 300m winner who picked up 1kg of ADI powder.
Presentations saw the fly patches handed out the following winners.
1st 2 Day Aggregate Eli Groves 569.15
2nd 2 Day Aggregate Grant Groves 564.24
3rd 3 Day Aggregate Michael Bell 564.14
Eli Took out the major prize of an IBI 27 inch Spiral Fluted 6mm 1:8 twist Barrel.
Two lucky entrants both picked up 1kg of ADI Powder as lucky door prizes. Two of volunteers took home $50 Bunnings voucher. Congrats to Rob Baird (Target Crew captain) and Neil Russell (data entry).
A huge thank you to all our volunteers who worked tirelessly before, during and after the match to make it such a big success.