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Melbourne Gun Club News & Results

We'll be bringing you the latest Melbourne Gun Club news, event results and general items of interest from the world of clay target shooting.

Don't forget to check our Shoot Program page for the latest information on upcoming clay target shooting events to be held at the Melbourne Gun Club.

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Melbourne Gun Club wishes to thank the following sponsors for the 3 Day Yarra Valley DTL Championships. Please think of our supporters when you make your next purchase. Their kind support made this event possible.

Kaymar 4WD -
Paramount Projects - Craig Patterson 0409 709 637


REMINDER: Camping Levy

The MGC Committee have instigated a camping levy of $10.00 per caravan / tent site for those wishing to camp in the grounds during competition events.

Booking requests can be made to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Roger Esplin 0409-199-708.




CHRISTMAS SHOOT: 9th of December 2017

The MGC Committee has commenced planning for the Xmas shoot.

Frank Santoro is organising our dinner and if any member is able to supply a scrumptious sweet or yummy salad, it would be very much appreciated.

Our Xmas raffle will again be a giant seafood platter and meat tray and if any member would like to donate prizes to make this a monster raffle.

Offers of food or Xmas raffle items can be made to Frank Santoro, Cherilyn Wilson or Craig Henwood.



A big congratulations to the following Melbourne Gun Club members for their efforts in Echuca at the recent VCTA State DTL Championships.

Megan Trembath – 3rd in C Grade Double Barrel (50/52)
Geoff Shore – 3rd in B Grade in Points Score (145/150)
Josh Spicer – Member of 15 man Open Postal Team
Mitchell Iles - 1st in AA Grade (runner up Overall) in the DB with a massive 757/758!

But the star of the weekend was Inge Esplin who not only came 2nd overall in the Handicap with a great score of 74/75 but walked away with 2nd in B Grade in the Points with 146/150 and qualified for the 6 person Victorian Ladies Postal Team!!! Great Shooting Inge.

Well done to all our shooters at the State Titles!


CLUB RESULTS: 11/11/2017

Warm weather, only 5 DTL Squads due to the State Titles at Echuca but combined with 29 Come & Try Guests, visitors and families attending, it was a great atmosphere at the Club!

As always, appreciation is expressed to all who worked to assist with the running of this day.



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CORRECTION: ACTA Partner & Veteran Membership

2018 Melbourne Gun Club Membership Renewal Forms have been forwarded out to all 2017 Members.

Please note that there is an error in the fee listing for the ACTA Partner (Spouse) of a Full Member of common address and the ACTA Veteran (eligible to apply for Pension and/or 65years @ 31/12/2017).

Fee listed is $79.00 - this should read $84.00

My apologies for any inconvenience caused by this error.

Any queries, please contact the MGC Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CLUB RESULTS: 04/11/2017

8 DTL Squads contested the program in cool and windy conditions.

The Club extends its best wishes to all who are off to Echuca next weekend to contest the State Titles and extra special good luck wishes to our own Members.

As always, appreciation is expressed to all who worked to assist with the running of this day.



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CLUB RESULTS: 28/10/2017

A nice warm day with a gentle breeze for the South East Zone Double Rise event saw 7 Squads entered for the event.  Overall winner with a score of 47/50 was Todd Malone - great shooting Todd!

In the 75T DB event there was only one clean 75/75 and none other than Steve Pellegrino.  Thanks also to Steve for helping out on the board.

The Universal Trench saw 3 Squads and some great scores with both Danny DiPietro and Craig Henwood shooting 97/100 and Craig getting Danny in the shoot off.  Danny did shoot 75 straight for the day which is great shooting.

A big thanks to all members who helped out for the Come & Try and Corporate Days that were also being held and a very big thanks to Chloe and Laura for holding the office at bay in the absence of Cherilyn. It was all smooth sailing.

See you all next week!

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REMINDER: 2018 Yarra Valley 3 Day DTL Championships

Melbourne Gun Clubs' 2018 Yarra Valley 3 Day DTL Championships will be held on the 23rd - 25th February 2018!





CLUB RESULTS: 14/10/2017

A quieter day for competition with many away at the SE Zone Carnival and also in Sydney.  5 DTL Squads competed and our thanks to those who travelled to support the program.

Club was busy with another well attended Come and Try Day, and Corporate Function and all enjoyed the experience.

The Club welcomed MGC members, Charles Sibberas and Juniors Tex Cavill and Darcy Lloyd to their first competition. Thanks to David Frazer for his assistance to Tex and Darcy.  All 3 recorded some great scores and we hope to see them back soon.

As always, a big thank you to those members who assisted with the running of the day.

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CLUB RESULTS: 07/10/2017

Big day at the Club with the MGC 'Champion of Champions' being held and also the final round of the FACTC / MGC Inter Club Skeet Championship.

A very appreciative thank you to Barry Humphris of Mt. Evelyn Garden Supplies for his donation of a quad bike for the winner of the 'Champion of Champion' event and to Jane Vella for her coordination of the Skeet Series. Jane has worked tirelessly over the 5 rounds, to ensure “Skeeties” had a great competition.

The club extends is congratulation to Daryl Hunt (189/190) on winning the 2017 MGC 'Champion of Champions' and to Jack Stockdale for his win in the Skeet Series.

Congratulations to Quinn Roberts (MGC) on obtaining his DTL 50 break badge and to James Sacchetta on his Skeet 50 break badge.

Many workers made this day a great event, as always, appreciation is expressed to all.

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CLUB RESULTS: 30/09/2017

Only 4 squads contested the planned program but all enjoyed the day.

Congratulations to MGC members Malcolm Carr and Peter Wood who moved up to B Grade.  Peter will be 'flapping his arms' and flying off to Chile on Sunday and we wish him a enjoyable trip.

To those 'Tiger Tragics', Andrew Wilson, Murray Cridge, Craig Henwood, Rick & Jack Wallace, Peter Smyth, John Svensson and Shaun 'Richmond' Choong, to name a few, it’s nice to know we will have no further Richmond mementos around the club for another 37 years.

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CLUB RESULTS: 23/09/2017

Very warm and gusty winds greeted those competitors attending for the SEZ Continental Championships.

Trench, DTL & Skeet practice, 25 Come & Try plus 23 Corporate Function Guests and 9 DTL Squads together with family and visitors enjoyed the MGC’s facilities.

Congratulations to Club Members, Paul Grand-Court, Darryl Johnston and Matt Dunkley on winning the SEZ Continental Championships.

As always, appreciation is expressed to all who assisted on the day.

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Melbourne Gun Club Merchandise NOW AVAILABLE!


Melbourne Gun Club Caps $20.00


Melbourne Gun Club Drink Holders $8.00


SPONSORS: 2018 Yarra Valley 3 Day DTL Championships

We are currently in the process of organising prizes and sponsors for our big 3 DAY DTL competition which will take place from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th of February 2018.

If you, a company or someone you know might like to be involved as a sponsor for this shoot, please contact either Craig Henwood or Roger Esplin.

We are keen to make this shoot bigger and better and will also introduce an online entering and squadding system for the Saturday and Sunday events where shooters can enter and squad themselves in any particular squad they wish.

We will keep you all posted!


CLUB RESULTS: 09/09/2017

It seems our new car park has become a much needed area with many visitors and competitors to the Club!

This Saturday, the Club hosted 30 Come & Try Guests, a Private Corporate Function, Skeet & DTL Practice and topped off with 10 DTL & 3 Trench Squads.

Congratulations to club junior member, Liam Shore on obtaining his 100 target break badge and also to Charlton Vella for his win in the Peter & Jean Wray Cup and welcome back to competition to Vicki Stafford.

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CLUB RESULTS: 02/09/2017

Busy day at the Club with Trench, Skeet & DTL Practice, 6 DTL Squads for competition, Corporate Day Guests and Russell Mark & Bill Iles Private Coaching Clinic, family and friends visiting for the day.

Appreciation is extended to those who assisted on the day.


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REPORT: 2017 ISSF World Shotgun Championships in Moscow

A great effort by our 2 Juniors in Jack Wallace and Mitchell Iles.

After a very tense final, Jack held his nerve to claim a bronze medal while Mitchell finished 5th respectively. This was after both shooters entered the final with the highest qualifying score, 121/125.

Jack and Mitch also teamed with Adam Bylsma from QLD and collected the gold medal in the teams match!

Well done Jack and Mitch, you have both done MGC and your country proud!!!









UPDATE: Free Junior Noms

The Melbourne Gun Club Committee advises the following:

As of October 2017, a small change will take place concerning Junior noms and prizes at the Melbourne Gun Club for regular Saturday afternoon competitions.

All Junior shooters under the age of 18 (regardless of which club they are a member of) will still receive free nominations for ALL weekly club competitions (unless specified in ACTA magazine and MGC website). However any prize money won by a Junior shooter on the day, will then have the entry fee for that particular event deducted, from their prize payout.


CLUB RESULTS: 26/08/2017

Cool conditions greeted Come & Try Guests and Competitors with rain deciding to stay away, much to everyone’s relief.

As always, a note of appreciation to all those who assisted on the day and to those who travelled to support the program.



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Boys and their Toys

Deciding that due to the ever increasing popularity of the Melbourne Gun Club, and the need for more parking space, Dallas Ball, Darryl Johnston , Geoff & Lachlie Shore thought they may spend some time “freshening up” the ground space.

MGC President, Roger Esplin agreed to their idea of a general tidy up, 'Boys and their Toys' and a 'general clean up' was an understatement as the following photos will show.

From the Committee and Members to Dallas, Geoff, Darryl, Lachie, Roger & Frank, sincere appreciation for the hard work and time given to make this major improvement to the club grounds.

Further improvements to the garden areas is on the drawing board, hopefully soon.


Great Shooting - World UT Championship in Megeve, France

From all at the Club, congratulations to Craig Henwood and Jack Clerke!

At the World UT championship held in Megève , France club members Jack Clerke and Craig Henwood represented Australia in the Junior and Senior teams respectively.

Both shot respectable scores over the 4 day event to win bronze medals in their respective teams with fellow Aussie team members.

Tom Turner of Cessnock, NSW was successful in winning the bronze medal overall and the highlight of the trip was Thomas Armstrong from Werribee won the gold in the Juniors!

The majority of the team then travelled to Todi in Italy to compete in the Italian Cup. Here Jack shot an amazing 119/125 to better his PB by 13 targets!!! Thomas Armstrong also qualified first with Jack on 119.

The 2 boys went out into the junior final which saw Jack come an amazing 3rd place and bronze medal and Thomas again continue his great form to win the gold with 45/50 targets single barrel trench.

Great shooting everyone!!!


CLUB RESULTS: 12/08/2017

The Club greeted 23 Come & Try Guests and 6 DTL Squads for the day’s program, along with Trench & Skeet practice.

The Club’s facilities were enjoyed by all including the resident mob of kangaroos who made  appearances through out the day.

Weather was on the cool side but rain did not spoil the occasion.

As always, a note of appreciation to all those who assisted on the day.


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CLUB RESULTS: 05/08/2017

Cold, blustery winds prevailed all day but this did not deter those who had entered the DTL program or the FACT / MGC Inter Skeet Championship Series.

8 DTL & 6 Skeet Squads made it a busy competition day at the Club.

Congratulations to MGC  Members, Mitch Laukart (Jnr) on obtaining his 50T Break Badge and Geoff Shore, moving up to B Grade.

A note of appreciation is expressed to those who assisted on the day.

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CLUB RESULTS: 29/07/2017

Gale force winds arrived early at the Club but this did not deter those attending for the DTL & Universal Trench Competitions.

With the Tasmanian State Championships & Darwin staging a big carnival, the Club still hosted 6 DTL & 4 Universal Trench Squads who enjoyed the day competing in extra special conditions.

The Committee expresses their appreciation and thanks to all attending and as always, thank you to our volunteer workers.

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MGC Committee Notice: No Smoking Areas

As from Tuesday the 1st of August 2017 the Victorian Government have regulated new non-smoking area laws.

Non-smoking area signs have been placed around the Club and the Committee requests that all Members and those visiting the Club ensure these new regulations are followed.





August Overseas Travel

Safe travel and great times to Club Members Tony Hopkins, off to Ireland to see family, Craig Henwood, Julie, Craig & Jack Clerke visiting Italy and France and attending the 2017 World Universal Trench Championships and travelling at the end of the month, Mitch Iles and Jack Wallace, off to Russia for the World Championships.

From all at the Club, best of luck for a highly successful championship Craig, Jack, Mitch and Jack and also to all the Australian Team Members participating in both championships. 



SEZ School Championships


The MGC Committee & Members warmly wish Mr Garry Bennett and his Lilydale High School Clay Target Club Students, a very successful competition.

Garry works tirelessly with the students who attend the Club every Wednesday afternoon for practice.

If you would like to see some very talented Juniors participating in this championship, go along to FACTC. 


Melbourne Gun Club

192 Victoria Road
Yering, 3770
Victoria, Australia.

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Club Facilities

The Melbourne Gun Club is one of the biggest and best equipped in Australasia. We regularly conduct competitions in International Sport Shooting Federation (ISSF) and Australian Clay Target Association (ACTA) disciplines.