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Dry Casting Report January 2004
The New Year has arrived but things haven't changed in regards to our venue for dry casting at Yokine Reserve.
My good wife and I arrived a tad before seven o'clock with only Bob and Terry setting up, and Jim Strong as early as always.
I got the die rolled around to select the distances and TT1 got it sorted as quick as a blink.
I must comment here that, without the help of Terry Willison and Bob Henderson in setting up the courts and layouts, we
simply wouldn't have a dry casting day. In appreciation of their efforts I simply ask that casters PLEASE help with the
packing up at the end of the day and give these two members a little relief.
The other Terry turned up and drew to my attention a comment I made in a past report. His words were something like "who
upset the wind gods by cursing those damn easterlies?" Yes that indefatigable wind was blowing its heart out again.
Hendo noted that there was a guy down the other end when he was setting up that had a wind monitor. He stated that at
that time the wind was blowing at about 35 kilometres per hour. Now if we could only get to cast from the other end of
the park.... But alas, we are stuck with where we are.
Prior to casting I had occasion to speak with one of the local Rangers. Nice guy. He drove around our courts before
we started and we all smiled when he approached another wandering pedestrian with a dog running loose, and told him
to back off from where he was heading, directly into our casting courts. It would be nice to have him down there every month.
8:30 rattled up pretty quick and the veterans got into their distance casting while the seniors vainly tried to hit
that pretty pink target. Mind you, Peter Stoeckel and I managed the feat, much to the disdain of several others.
Especially when I hit it twice in a row. The second cast at the closest distance, then the first cast at the longest
distance, followed by a big zero on the next cast. Talk about hot and cold casting. Gotta get consistent....
This day we welcomed Kevin and Janet Hughes of the Bunbury Club along. It looks like they might become regular
casters as they now reside in Perth. Additionally, Abra de Klerk, a prospective new member of the SCAC came
along with his South African type gear, and demonstrated that with a little practise he will also be a very
competitive caster. As he said, "just got to get my gear right".
All in all, the day was most pleasant with 12 seniors, 8 veterans, 2 ladies and 2 juniors, a total of 20 people
casting on this day.
A little tip for casting. When the wind is blowing as bad as it was today, try lengthening the drop on your
weight and thereby throwing flatter into the wind. A high cast will indubitably result in having the weight
blown back towards the caster. A low cast punches into the wind better and gets further out there. Look at
the results of today's casting and see what I mean. I kept the trajectory low and ended up with my best cast
some 13 metres longer than the next best caster and whopping 23 metres longer than the third best. Think
about it next time and try for yourself.
A couple of matters for the Sergeant at Arms. 1. Pete Stoeckel's first cast in the 56 gram broke off and was
spotted and quickly retrieved by Kevin Hughes. The weight was NOT a 56-gram unit at all, but an 84-gram (3oz)
weight. Any wonder it went 160 metres into that wind.. Naughty boy Peter. 2. Normally at the conclusion of
casting we have a sausage sizzle. Hendo is usually so efficient in his duties as social organiser, but,
today he left the gas line for the B-B-Q at home and we were not able to cook any sausages. Come on man.
I mean, I am fading away to just a shadow of myself. I need food.....
This months winners are as per the table of results below. Until next time, stay safe and remember to
practise. It pays dividends, ask Roy.
TT2 (Tele Tubby 2) - DCO
Results for the day:-
| Seniors || [112 Cast 1 Metres || gram] Cast 2 Metres || 112g Total Points || [56 Cast 1 Metres || gram] Cast 2 Metres || 56g Total Points || Double Handed Accuracy || Single Handed Accuracy || Day Total Points |
|Kevin Hughes (vis)||105||105||21||0||0||0||101||9||131|
|Abra De Klerk||94||99||19||0||0||0||50||7||76|
|Janet Hughes (vis)||81||0||8||0||0||0||76||7||91|
Winners of the Day:-
|Event:||Seniors Winner||Veterans Winner||Ladies Winner||Juniors Winner|
|112 gram Distance||Chas and Joe||29||Bob and Allan||22||Janet Hughes||8||Rhys Jones||22|
|56 gram Distance||Chas Riegert||26||Roy Killick||15||Janet and Vix||0||Rhys Jones||17|
|Double Handed Acc.||George Holman||137||Roy Killick||167||Janet Hughes||92||Rhys Jones||73|
|Single Handed Acc.||Chas Riegert||26||Roy Killick||29||Janet Hughes||8||Andrew Stoeckel||16|
|Days High Points||Roy Killick||221|
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