Right on target for shooters


Greg Nuske

Gympie Clay Target Club commenced their 2022 competition on Sunday, among the new Covid-19 outbreak and with the Mary River in flood, stopping many shooters from travelling.

There were some new faces and regular shooters among the 31 competitors who attended.

Shoot conditions were perfect after the week’s rain and the scores reflected this with 13 possibles in the first event – the 30 Target cash divide.

Points scored from the second event – the 50 Target – sorted the competition out with local shooter Deane McDonald the only possible 150/150 shot in AA grade and Brisbane shooter Allan Mills close behind with 149/150.

Good shooting Deane.

The third event – the 40 Targets double Rise – is always a tough event and all needed a bit more practise but local shooters Tony Roberts, Vic Tipman and James Fairley all won their grades.

Overall winners for the day were:

AA Grade – Deane McDonald 214/220, A Grade – Dave Rodger 206/220, B Grade – Clancy Pearce 190/220 and C Grade – Rowan Pettinger 166/220.

Next month, 13 February, the GCTC will shoot a 30 Target cash divide, 30 Target Handicap and 50 Target Continental.