Shots at glory ring out at com­pe­ti­tion

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - — Re­becca Singh, The Gympie Times

RI­FLE SHOOT­ING: Shoot­ers came from all over to take part in the Wide Bay Re­gional Tar­get Ri­fle Cham­pi­onships at the Gympie Small­bore Range last week­end.

Hosted by the Gympie Small­bore Ri­fle and Sil­hou­ette Club and or­gan­ised in con­junc­tion with the Mary­bor­ough Ri­fle and Pis­tol Club, Satur­day’s ac­tion saw com­peti­tors from as far as Toowoomba and Mun­dub­bera visit Gympie for their shot at glory.

Gympie club vice-pres­i­dent Chris Davy has had years of prac­tice and the old say­ing “prac­tice makes per­fect” seemed to ring true.

“It’s a chal­leng­ing dis­ci­pline and some peo­ple think it is quite easy and a lot of prac­tice goes into it,” he said.

“The ex­pe­ri­ence passed on from the older shoot­ers to the younger ones counts the most.”

De­spite not fin­ish­ing in the top three, Davy said the stan­dard was im­prov­ing.

“The club did not do too badly, there were quite a few first places by the club with Murillo and Mark Brown,” he said.

“I fin­ished ninth in the prone but some­times you do well and some­times you don’t.

“The cham­pi­onship is al­ways fan­tas­tic, you have to be good on your game.”

PHOTO: LEEROY TODD

ON TAR­GET: Mun­dub­bera’s Ch­eryl Does­sel takes aim at the week­end.

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