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Tuffy's Pet Food Open and Zorbaz Shoots

The Tuffy's Pet Food Open Shoot was held at Fort Thunder Shooting Center July 23-24.

The winners of the 12-guage event was Class AA Champion and Gun Champion John Howe of Albany, Minn., with a score of 97 out of 100 targets.

The Class A winner was Ed Schultz from Andover, Minn., with a score of 96. The Class B winner was Don Kalland, from Harris, Minn., with a score of 96. Class C winner was Robert Streich, of Minneapolis, with a score of 95. Gary Hienrichs, of Cohasset, Minn., won class D with a 77.

Bob Rich, of Fergus Falls, won the Class AA 20-guage with a perfect score of 100 and was the Gun Champion.

Gene Helsene, of Minnetonka, Minn, took the Class A shooting 93. Jack Sveningson, of Fargo, N.D., shot 99 for the Class B title. Streich took Class C with a 90.

"Competition is this event was a lot stronger because there were three shooters with a score of 99 and Bob Rich topped it with a 100 straight to take the event," Fort Thunder Owner LeRoy Atkinson said.

Howe shot a 95 to win the 28-guage Class AA. Sveningson was tops in Class A with a 95. Gordy Schelberg, 93, took Class B. Striech shot 92 for the Class C title.

A shoot-off was held for Gun Champion between Sveningson and Howe who tied with 95. Sveningson won the shoot-off for Gun Champion.

In the 410-guage, Rich won AA with a 93. Howe won A with a 97, good also for Gun Champion. Schultz shot a 95 for the C title and Gary Heinrichs won D with a 92.

In doubles, the AA top spot went to Rich with a 93 and How in A with a 90. In B, Sveningson won wit a 92. Heinrichs took the C with a 68.

Shooters want to thank Tuffy's Pet Foods and Fort Thunder Shooting Center for sponsoring this event.

The Zorbaz All-Around Clay Shoot was held June 16-17.

The shooters suffered through hot and rainy weather for two days but were determined to compete in the tournament.

The event consisted of 25-fine stand, 25-skeet and 50 sporting clays.

The winners were: Class A-first place-Allan Atkinson, of Perham 72/100 clay targets; second place: Mike Eidenschink, of Detroit Lakes 70/100.

Class B-first place: LeRoy Atkinson, of Perham 60/100; second place was a three-way tie at 55 with Mary Schornach, Perham, Ray Benson, Frazee and Tom Hurley, of Fargo, N.D.

Class C-first place was Gary Leaderbrand, Bluffton, with a 54. Second place went to Keith Schichteberg with a 53.

Everyone had a good time and wanted to thank Zorbaz on Little Pine Lake and Fort Thunder for co-sponsoring the event.