Ipswich shooter finally hits bullseye
AFTER the best part of four decades, Ipswich marksman Gordon Duncan has finally won an open prize shoot.
Duncan topped a strong field of competitors in the 2015 Bundaberg-Burnett Rifle Club Championship, which included four visitors from South Australia.
Gordon was a long-term Bundaberg-Burnett member before moving to Ipswich eight years ago.
The Brisbane Central member regularly comes back to the annual Bundaberg shoot.
He clinched the Grand Aggregate trophy on the last range on Sunday with every one of 15 shots at 900 yards needing to be a bullseye.
The possible score of 75 with six centre bulls in a tricky breeze saw Gordon run down habitual winner Gillian Webb-Enslin to snare the title.
He missed just two bulls in 70 shots over the two days to post an aggregate 348.34, edging out Australian representative Gillian who finished on 347.45.
Gordon said he was unaware of the pressure situation he faced going into the last range, which was probably just as well.
His winning Sunday aggregate included another 15 shot possible at 800 yards for an impressive 150 with 15 centre bulls.
Gordon, who is treasurer of the National Rifle Association of Australia, will next compete in the Australian Queens Prize Championship at Belmont in Brisbane which starts on June 17.