The Clinton-Irwin Rod and Gun Club near Barkeyville, PA hosted the 16th Klody Memorial observation (Klody One-Day) on June 10th. John Klody was a tireless volunteer at this Club during the time that the second field was being built and field two is named in his honor.
The weather was great, in the low 80s with light winds and an overcast (perhaps due to the lingering smoke from the Canadian wildfires?).
Four shooters arrived early and shot doubles on Saturday morning. Brian Steinert was CH and A1with his 96; Brian’s dad Don took B1 with 86.
Fifteen shooters then participated in the main event (20 and 28-ga). Tom Shields took HOA CH honors with a nifty 195 and Carl Biddle’s 191 was good for HOA RU.
The 20-gauge was first. Ernie Avolio’s 99 was good for CH and A1. B, C and D class firsts went to Paul Augustin, Don Steinert and Andrew Hazlett, respectively.
In the 28-gauge event on Saturday afternoon, Shields’ 98 made him CH and A1. Don Steinert, John Avolio and Hazlett, respectively, took B1, C1 and D1.
Many thanks to everyone who helped. Shoot sign-up and score-keeping/posting was handled by Wayne Haines and Casey Vensel. Pullers and scorers included Terry Leake, Greg Lopata, Dave Snerker and Rich Vensel. Casey Vensel ran the kitchen and provided hot dogs, burgers, macaroni salad and browinies for lunch.
Nice club, nice people, good birds, good lunch, Clinton-Irwin would love to see you at their August 4-6 Lopata Classic!
– Contributed by George Gleich