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Sanders Ford sponsors skeet shooting competition

20 Aug 2005 | Lance Cpl. Drew W. Barker

Approximately 70 shooters from across the state made the trip to Camp Lejeune’s McIntyre Skeet Range to partake in the Sanders Ford Claybusters Fun Shoot skeet shooting competition, Aug. 20.

Sanders Ford, who provided free catering and T-shirts and hats, sponsored the competition, which was open to the public. They also had a line of new Ford trucks on display for viewing, according to Matt Raymond, president of Sanders Ford.

“We thought it would be great to put something on for everyone to enjoy,” said Raymond. “It’s just good fun. We’re trying to get young Marines out here to participate and see if this thing grows into something bigger and better.”

The tournament was structured using a Lewis style organization. Each competitor shot 100 rounds at 100 clay targets. Scores were kept on a hit-or-miss basis. After all participants were finished firing, the scores were broken into five equal groups in relation to scores, according to Randy King, president of Camp Lejeune’s Skeet and Trap Club.

“This tournament is great because the way it’s set up with classes, anyone can win a prize,” said King. “Even amateurs and first timers have a chance to win something.”

Once the five groups were determined, prizes were awarded to the top three scorers in each division. First place earned $350, second earned $250 and third place took $100, according to King.

“The whole thing is great,” said Mike Singhas, manager of McIntyre Skeet Range. “Sanders Ford has brought plenty of food and prizes, and we’ve seen a lot of great shooters out here today. It’s just been a lot of fun for everyone, more people should try skeet shooting and get involved in this great sport.”