Last weekend the Campbell River Gun Club hosted the Donald B. Neratini Memorial Double Header in memory of his recent and untimely passing and in recognition of his tireless efforts in promoting the Campbell River Gun Club and advancement of the shooting sports.
The two pistol matches were sanctioned by the ISL (Independent Shooting League) as Qualifiers #4 and #5. Qualifiers are held regularly through the spring and summer on the Island.
In the standard class (stock firearm with few modifications permitted) winners on Saturday were: 1st-Oleg Matveenko (100 per cent), 2nd-Joe Strachan (88 per cent) and 1st B-Chris Archibald (81 per cent). Sunday winners were: 1st-Matveenko (100), 2nd-Trevor Herrmann (96), and 1st B-Dom Piluso (84).
In the open class (a scope and other extensive modifications allowed) winners on Saturday were: 1st-Jeff Blois (100 per cent), 2nd-Vernon Cann (49 per cent), 1st B-Bob Dixon (33 per cent). On Sunday, open class winners were: 1st-Jim Wilbur (100), 2nd-Barb Neratini (96), and 1st C-Cann (95).
Approximately 90 per cent of the shooters that participated shot in the standard class with men and women shooters, both young and old, beginners and very proficient.
The Gun Club thanks Tim Horton’s Nanaimo for two portable canopies; Strachan for his role as match director; Laura Sloan and Anne Johnstone for food services; Gunter Bros. Meats for an 80 pound pig; Wayne and Freddie Leggett for providing crab and preparing the crab and oysters; and Redonda Bay Oyster for providing 12 dozen large oysters.