The Halifax County Gun Club hosted it’s annual awards dinner this past week. This year’s winner of the prestigious High Overall club championship was Simon Jones (center above) of South Boston. The winner of this award is the shooter who scored the highest cumulative score of all the registered targets thrown throughout the year at the club’s four NSSA sanctioned registered shoots which includes the doubles events. Jones credits this accomplishment to focusing on practice shooting being just as important as if shooting registered competitions.
Shown on left above is Clarence Morris, Jr. For 2021, Morris won the 12 gauge and the 20 gauge club championships. On far right above is Ronnie Newton who won the 28 gauge championship as well as the .410 championship. These awards are won by scoring the highest cumulative totals of all the registered targets shot in the four individual gauges.
The Sportsman of the Year award for 2021 is shown bing presented to former club treasurer, Tom Raab, (left) by skeet chairman, Barry Akers. For many years Mr. Raab has spent tireless hours handling the club’s finances and guiding the club on business matters. Through his leadership, the club has been able to achieve many goals and offer the many shooting venues now available for club members.
Due to Covid restrictions the annual Sportsperson of the year award was not able to be presented last year. However, determined not to let the deserving individuals go unrecognized, the 2020 awards were made at this year’s event. Shown on left is club member Charles Brown. Being a world class trap shooter and winner of many championships in his career he has guided the club in establishing an active trap league and also adding a second trap field to the club. Co-winner of the award for 2020 is Peggy Daniel. Peggy has worked diligently in many capacities for over 20 years. She quietly goes about any tasks that needs to be done at the club.