RESULTS OF THE 2007 STATE I.S.S.F CARNIVAL
23rd, 24th & 25th NOVEMBER
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Victorian ISSF State Titles
By Craig Henwood

This years Victorian ISSF Titles were again held at Melbourne Gun Club from Friday 23rd of November until Sunday the 25th of November.

The weather, to steal a quote from a rival state, was “beautiful one day, perfect the next” with temperatures between the mid to high 20’s. Decent rainfall in the week prior to the shoot had given all the surroundings a tinge of green making target visibility excellent.

Numbers for the competition were respectable with the Titles falling this year in the middle of a busy ISSF Calender.

STATE DOUBLE TRAP 75 Pair + Final

The Double Trap event was held on Friday the 23rd of November with 3 squads nominating.

Going into the last round Craig Trembath 45, 47 held a 1 tgt lead from Russell Mark 46, 45 with Nathan Cassells back from a break from ISSF Shooting and Nick Kirley right up their tail ensured an exciting last round.

The last round saw Craig Trembath shoot another 47 to lead into the final on 139. Russell Mark was next to qualify with 135. Nathan Cassells 133. A nice 48 in the last round from Blair Signorotto put him next on 133. Nick Kirley 131 and Marc Crimmins 121 completed the top 6.

Another 47 in the final was more then enough for Craig Trembath to hold on and become the 2007 State ISSF Double Trap Champion with an excellent score of 186/200.

State Shoulder to Shoulder team to represent Victoria at the 2008 ISSF National Titles in Perth is Craig Trembath, Russell Mark and Blair Signorotto.

Place

Name

Score

O/A

Craig Trembath

186/200

AA 1st

Russell Mark

135/150

AA 2nd

Nathan Cassells

133/150

A 1st

Marc Crimmins

121/150

A 2nd

Rowan Lendon

119/150

B 1st

Blair Signorotto

133/150

B 2nd

Matt Rocco

103/150

C 1st

Frank Petsch

91/150

C 2nd

Jim Moustas

89/150

Junior

Nicholas Kirley

131/150


Craig Trembath - Double Trap Champion

STATE ISSF SKEET 150 Tgt + Final

Held on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of November the ISSF Skeet event attracted only 8 competitors. Although numbers were down competition was still fierce and the event went right down to the wire.

After 150 Targets James Bolding lead into the final with 142/150. Behind him was Anthony Sottosanti on 141 with Zita Dettori 139 and David Cunningham on 136 right on their tails.

A perfect clean round in the final by Anthony Sottosanti was needed for him to become State Champion and he did just that finishing on 166/175 showing that if not already he will be a force to be reckoned with in the future.

David Cunningham won AA grade with 136 but struggled all weekend being short of shells, apparently a certain Double Trap Shooter had “borrowed” 4 packets from a previous competition and still hadn’t repaid him!!!. A grade with a score of 142 was James Bolding. A grade 2nd was Zita Dettori with 139.

State Shoulder to Shoulder Team for Perth is Anthony Sottosanti, James Bolding and David Cunningham.

Hopefully next year we will see a few more Skeeties!!!!

Place

Name

Score

O/A

Anthony Sottosani

166/175

AA

David Cunningham

136/150

A

James Bolding

142/150

A 2nd

Zita Dettori

139/150

Junior

James Bolding

142/150


Anthony Sottosanti - Skeet State Champion

STATE ISSF TRAP 150 Tgt + Final

58 competitors lined up for the 2007 State ISSF Trap and competition was tough right from the word go. Shooting in squad one Nathan Cassells made an early statement posting the first 25 of the competition. Adam Vella also posted a 25 in his first round to show his intentions for the weekend.

Over the next 2 rounds their was plenty of red ink on the board with 25’s from Adam Vella (50 straight) Frank Finken, Brett Dunstan, Suzy Balogh, Stacy Roiall, Craig Henwood and Todd Malone.

After 75 Tgts Adam Vella and Craig Henwood were joint leaders on 73/75. Brett Dunstan 71, Todd Malone and Nathan Cassells 70 along with a big bunch of shooters all in the high 60’s all within striking distance at the half way mark.

In the Ladies Suzy Balogh and Stacy Roiall had pulled out ahead of the rest of the girls, but Stef Tigani and Michelle Beecham were right there with a chance providing they had a good day on Sunday. Anthony Rullo, Michael McNabb and Frank Finken were tussling it out in the Junior section

Sunday kicked off and shooters to shoot 25’s today were Adam Vella, Danny Di Pietro, Todd Malone, Marc Crimmins and Frank Minici.

After 150 Tgts leading into the final was Adam Vella on 142. Danny DiPietro had strapped it on in the last 3 rounds to be next on 141. Todd Malone and Brett Dunstan 141. Craig Henwood 139 and Nathan Cassells after a shoot off with Herman Finken on 138 completed the top 6.

23 in the Final from Adam Vella ensured he was the 2007 State Champion with a very good score of 165/175.

In the ladies Suzy Balogh lead on 137/150 with Stacy Rioall next on 132. Michelle Beecham, Stef Tigani, Simone Tigani and Catherine Skinner completed the top 6 for the final which saw Suzy maintain her 5 tgt lead with a 20 in the final to win with a score of 157/175 from Stacy Roiall 152/175.

Place

Name

Score

O/A

Adam Vella

165/175

AA 1st

Brett Dunstan

141/150

AA 2nd

Nathan Cassells

138/150

A 1st

Danny Dipietro

141/150

A 2nd

Todd Malone

140/150

B 1st

Herman Finken

138/150

B 2nd

Milad Nasr

130/150

C 1st

Roger Pitt

122/151

C 2nd

Andrew Smith

121/150

Junior

Andrew Rullo

134/150

Jnr 2nd
Michael McNabb
130/150
Lady
Suzy Balogh
157/175
Lady 2nd
Stacey Roiall
152/175

Suzy Balogh - Lady's winner,
Anthony Rullo - Junior winner and
Adam Vella Men's winner

Open Shoulder to Shoulder team is Adam Vella, Danny DiPietro and Brett Dunstan.
Junior Team – Anthony Rullo, Frank Finken and Andrew Smith.
Ladies Team – Stacy Rioall, Michelle Beecham and Stefanie Tigani.

Postal Teams - Trap

Open

Junior

Ladies

Adam Vella 44/50
Brett Dunstan 45/50
Craig Henwood 45/50
Andrew Rullo 41/50
Todd Malone 47/50

Anthony Rullo 19/25
Matt Rocco 22/25
Frank Finken
22/25
Danial Cauchi 20/25

Stacy Rioall 20/25
Michelle Beecham 20/25
Stefanie Tigani 21/25
Simone Tigani 20/25

 

 

 

So ended a great weekend of ISSF Shooting, with excellent scores being shot in all disciplines. A huge thank you to the long list of helpers who worked through out the carnival to ensure everything all ran smoothly and the shoot finishing with plenty of time for our interstate travellers to get to the airport on time for their respective flights.

Congratulations to all who were successful in making shoulder to shoulder teams, I am sure you will represent Victoria with pride and we wish you all the best in Perth in 2008.