Monto marks­man shoots to the top

Barry Zim­pel wins national trap car­ni­val

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT - ❏ Ge­orge Smith

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.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

TOP SHOT: Barry Zim­pel won the Aus­tralian Clay Tar­get As­so­ci­a­tion National Trap car­ni­val in Perth.

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