Monto marksman shoots to the top
Barry Zimpel wins national trap carnival
MONTO’S Barry Zimpel haswon the Australian Clay Target Association National Trap carnival held recently in Perth.
The 64th Grand Australian Handicap event drew a total of 450 shooters.
Of these, 29 shot the 50-target event clean and entered a suddendeath shoot-off for placings.
Zimpel and a member of the Rockhampton Clay Target Club shot another 50 targets.
With a final score of 100/100, Zimpel was declared the winner.
Hewon the Gordon Hall Perpetual Trophy, Royal Blue Sash, Silver Australia Badge and a Beretta Silver Pigeon trap gun.
Zimpel has been shooting since he was 16 years old at the Mungungo Social Gun Club.
In 1998 he was a member of the Qld Open Team.
In the handicap event, shooters are graded by meterage according to ability.
Barry shot the event from a handicap of 21 metres.
TOP SHOT: Barry Zimpel won the Australian Clay Target Association National Trap carnival in Perth.