Hot shots take aim at the Childers Cup
MORE than 100 nominations were received for this year's Childers Cup Competition held at the Isis District Smallbore Rifle Range.
Organisers say the shooting conditions were very good with fine and mild days and very little wind giving the shooters an opportunity to post some impressive scores.
In the silhouette match a shoot-off was required to separate first and second in A grade between John Patzwald and John Pepprell, who both shot possibles, and Terry Harrold was narrowly beaten by Shannon Peters for third spot.
In the prone match on Saturday Robyn Sampson, from Commercial Club Brisbane, top scored with an impressive 589.35 and would have been a contender for Target Rifle Champion if she hadn't forgotten to bring the scope for her benchrest rifle.
This left John Patzwald, Roy Muller, Barry Sturgess and Bill Simmons to battle it out over the weekend with Patzwald proving to be the hardest to beat after shooting 600.52 in benchrest on Saturday and eventually winning all three championship cups.
Paul Unger top scored in benchrest on Sunday with 600.48. Barry Sturgess shot 599 both days and Julie Dunks posted a PB with 592.41.
The Isis club dominated the junior competition this year with Jake Terry the top scoring junior in the 80 shot silhouette.
Callum Hickling was second, Thomas Cook third and Matthew Rayner fourth.
Jake and Callum also put in good performances in the 50m prone and bench rest matches to go head to head in the battle for the junior cup.
After two days of shooting, Callum Hickling finally came out ahead to be awarded the best junior shooter this year.
TOP SHOT: Childers Cup Competition winners Callum Hickling, John Patzwald and Jake Terry.