A full board of shooters made Tambo’s annual two-day clay target shoot one to remember, with people travelling from Cape York to Ceduna in South Australia for the event.
It was a Blackall competitor though, Danny Allan, who took out the overall high gun, from the 90 taking part each day of the weekend.
Danny dropped only two shots all weekend in the regular competition.
Fellow Blackall club member, Alex Dallas, opened the weekend with an overall sash in the first event, a 50 target double barrel championship.
He went on to claim the 30 target pointscore championship and the James Gall Memorial, a back-to-back win after putting his name on the trophy for the first time last year.
Shooting for the state 50 target continental championship, Springsure’s Tori Powell claimed the title after a shoot-off with Mackay-Sarina’s Leon Dodd.
A QCTA central zone 25 target continental championship was held on Saturday night, with Bill Baynes from South Australia the overall winner.
Blackall’s Joe Taylor claimed the overall sash for the 30 target single barrel championship.
The Dodd family were in the money in the handicap event – Leon took out first place while his son Bryce was fifth.
Far north Queenslander, Rod Miller, who had flown in for the weekend, was second in the handicap, from Tambo’s Jason Glover and Lil Brandt in third and fourth.
Bryce took out the junior high gun, while Allan Powell was the veteran high gun winner.
Lil Brandt won the ladies high gun and husband Peter Brandt won the AA grade.
The A and B grade high guns went to Scrubby Creek representatives Dave Picone and Alex Turnbull, and Ilfracombe’s Michael Schmidt was the C grade high gun.