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Novice shearer Wesely Underwood, competed favorably to a second place finish.
Camera IconNovice shearer Wesely Underwood, competed favorably to a second place finish.

Top-gun shearer Damien Boyle, of Tambellup, resumed his open winning form at the Dinninup Clean Shears event at the Dinninup Agricultural Show last Saturday.

The town’s showgrounds were abuzz for the last competition on the WA shearing circuit calendar.

Organiser Luke Harding, who was the runner-up in the open, said Dinninup’s four-stand shearing event was one of WA’s longest-running clean-shear competitions.

“The annual event had at least 50 years under its belt and shearers put in their best efforts to wind up the competitive season,” he said.

Co-organiser Jess Harding said the show was well supported with 31 competitors in total including 16 novice shearers. “We had a new line of sheep this year, kindly supplied by local farmer John Ritson,” she said.

Mrs Harding said Brendan Evans won the novice title, in front of runner-up Wesley Underwood.

“In the under-21 final, it was Wayne Banks securing the win over Dylan Biluta in second,” she said.

“Only a few points separated the intermediate win of Dwayne Humes against runner-up Glen White.”

Mrs Harding said Trevor Gellatly’s win in the senior final was also very close between his second-place rival, Ben Simpson.

To top the circuit season off, a gathering in Williams this month will present the WA Competition Shearing Association’s overall top three rated competitors in each division for the year.

Organiser Sarah Buscumb said the end of circuit dinner and awards evening would take place at the Williams District Club, from 6pm on November 23.

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