Na­tional champ vis­its

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

MUN­DUB­BERA’S rep­u­ta­tion for be­ing home to the best bunch of Mugs was put to the test on the week­end.

Chal­lengers from the Bund­aberg re­gion, Gympie, Mary­bor­ough and Isis came to make claim on a sought-af­ter ti­tle.

“I be­came a mem­ber of the (Mun­dub­bera) club five months ago and al­though I am not ex­pect­ing to win, I will have a good go,” A grade shooter Dave Sims said.

“I use my farm gun for the sil­hou­ettes and I have been go­ing okay of late.”

Sil­hou­ettes of small an­i­mals are set out in rows of five, and each shooter has five shots to knock them down.

In a nor­mal com­pe­ti­tion, a com­peti­tor has 40 shots and out of that 36, 37 or even 38 is a good score. But when you are up against Roy Muller, of Mary­bor­ough, 40 out of 40 will only give you a draw.

Muller has been shoot­ing since 1979 and re­cently won the na­tional cham­pi­onships. That was with two per­fect scores of 600 out of 600.

He said he was always look­ing for good places to shoot.

“This is one of the best fa­cil­i­ties in the state here in Mun­dub­bera and the friendly at­ti­tudes will always keep me com­ing back,” Muller said. “I am always look­ing ... to keep my eye in. I want to make the Aus­tralian tar­get shoot­ing team.”

Trav­el­ling from Gympie for the day, 17-year-old Han­nah McKay has been shoot­ing for five years and said she en­joyed her time at Mun­dub­bera.

“I have been here sev­eral times and I always get good re­sults on this range,” Han­nah said.

Win­ners were pre­sented with home­made mugs in gold, sil­ver and bronze.

The gold mug went to Greg Mara, of Gympie, sil­ver to An­ton Perk, of Isis, and the bronze to Hay­den Stey, of Gympie.

“This has been the best day and the com­pe­ti­tion was fierce,” club sec­re­tary Ch­eryl Does­sel said.

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