Top gun Boyle unstoppable at Katanning Show Shears

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Speed shearer Toa Henderson, of Kojonup, won the Kojonup quick shearing event.
Camera IconSpeed shearer Toa Henderson, of Kojonup, won the Kojonup quick shearing event.

Top-gun shearer Damien Boyle could not be unseated at the Katanning Show Shears held on Saturday at the town’s show grounds.

The unstoppable Tambellup talent continued to impress with another open title win with quality shearing and consistency on the handpiece.

He was not to finish first on the boards, leaving that strategy to Boyup Brook’s Luke Harding who placed second for his efforts. Chief judge David Lawrence said Boyle shore the cleanest, finishing his 10 sheep in reasonable time.

Tambellup top-gun shearer Damien Boyle won the open shearing title at the 2019 Perth Royal Show.
Camera IconTambellup top-gun shearer Damien Boyle won the open shearing title at the 2019 Perth Royal Show. Credit: Countryman, Bob Garnant

With 40 participating shearers and woolhandlers, the finals of all the classes drew good crowds from the grounds of the Katanning Agricultural Show.

During the speed shears open final, Lou Brown put in a winning performance after being pipped in earlier events on the competitive calendar this year.

In the intermediate final, local Wililoo stud identity Kurt Wise won his first title after coming up through the under 21 ranks.

The open woolhandlers competition was won by Tania Tunhangai, with Lee Gray taking second place.

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