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Dry Casting Report March 2004

Balmy autumn days are beautiful. Except for some wind, this months casting looked to be nearly perfect. Everyone was careful NOT to mention "those damn easterlies" and low and behold, the wind came from the south east and gradually swung around to the south.

Yes we had a little competition from the weather, but nothing like the past.

Hendo and Willow had the fields laid out by the time I arrived at 7:15 am. The die was rolled and groups 1 for the veterans/ladies and group 3 for the seniors rolled out. Single-handed rolled a group 3 as well. In a matter of minutes, the accuracy court was ready to go.

As I was warming up a little at the accuracy, a familiar face from Yamba turned up. Michael Bailey from South Australia was over visiting with his lady and had decided to join us for a morning's casting. Veterans kicked off on the distance with nine gents, two ladies and a junior going at it. A meagre seven seniors competed for the days honours.

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The old fox Holman set the early pace with an accuracy score of 159, closely followed by the eagle eyed Gilders on 154. The only other person in close proximity was Hendo in the veterans with 157. Excellent casting gentlemen.

Things were moving along smoothly as we then headed for the distance 'V' court to see if the day would be as beneficial as we thought. The distances cast were very good with the longest of the day at 173 metres.

What was of interest was the casting style of Mick Bailey. His style was reminiscent of Ian Cameron's at the Nationals in Yamba, but not quite the same. Still, his distances of 155 and 161 metres with a borrowed rod and reel were most impressive.

By the time that we got into 56 grams, the wind was a little fickle. It couldn't make up its mind to blow or not, or from where it would come from. If you got to the mark at the right time, all well and good. If not, too bad. I cracked a pigeon pair of casts right on 160 metres, which left me feeling real good and well in front of the field.

Notably missing this day was Nick Allsworth and Joe Pullella. I had spoken to Joe earlier in the week and was expecting him to be there (especially as he had the bottom section of one of my rods he was to be returning). Not to worry, now I will just have to go and get it.

Only one month left on the 2003-2004 casting calendar. Who has kept ALL their Reel Talks and can work out from the casting results who the section winners are? Anyone want to run a book on the results? I promise I won't enter... It might just be interesting.

Anyway, that's just about it for this month. The statistics are all listed below for all to peruse. For those who didn't want to or had other commitments, the sausage sizzle at Willo's place around the corner after casting was superb. Mrs Willo put on a feast extraordinaire. An absolute culinary delight. WELL DONE Lyn and thank you for your hospitality.

Until next time, stay safe. TT2 DCO


Level Line Distance results for the day:-

  112 gram 56 gram
Seniors Cast 1 Metres Cast 2 Metres Total Points Cast 1 Metres Cast 2 Metres Total Points
George Holman1581633214515130
Gary Gildersleeves1431372813112526
Chas Riegert1731713416016032
Andrew Aubrey12013325012312
Terry Willison132013000
Michael Bailey(vis)1551613212414827
Mark Hansen012412929519
Bob Henderson01381411612524
Roy Killick1131142311010522
Tony D'Alonzo1251272511311923
Mal Head1211262510511222
Trevor Stam0929000
Terry Fuller9593198310519
Allan Jones12013125000
Roy Lundy (vis)0949949319
Jim Strong0697000
Annella Riegert676413566913
Vix Alexander0798778016
Luke Bonnett (vis)858217657314

Accuracy results and Totals for the day:-

  Double Handed Accuracy Single Handed Accuracy  
Seniors Distance 3 Distance 1 Distance 4 Distance 2 Total L S L S Total Day Total
Gary Gildersleeves1321232113212220154084618226
Chas Riegert71720192162395176519180
Andrew Aubrey922971211111495805720152
Terry Willison143211710131429402068115
Michael Bailey(vis)05121400143604138103
Mark Hansen101000000110360951
Bob Henderson1820182210192525157634619214
Roy Killick161722221201923131767626202
Tony D'Alonzo61013221741522109782522179
Mal Head222112716212131055210825177
Trevor Stam212422151514024135856928172
Terry Fuller17719101512166102767727167
Allan Jones1210201918121614121705719165
Roy Lundy (vis)01502302171370570719117
Jim Strong1501215104787100381189
Annella Riegert132041810014119060006122
Vix Alexander70101370151870007613107
Luke Bonnett (vis)1105907131459304916106

Winners of the Day:-

Event:Seniors WinnerScoreVeterans WinnerScore
112 gram DistanceChas Riegert34Tony/Mal/Allan25
56 gram DistanceChas Riegert32Bob Henderson24
Double Handed Acc.George Holman159Bob Henderson157
Single Handed Acc.George Holman23Trevor Stam28
Event:Ladies WinnerScoreJunior WinnerScore
112 gram DistanceAnnella Riegert13Luke Bonnett17
56 gram DistanceVix Alexander16Luke Bonnett14
Double Handed Acc.Annella Riegert90Luke Bonnett59
Single Handed Acc.Vix Alexander13Luke Bonnett16
Days High PointsGeorge Holman244 

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