Shooting stars light up Central West championship meet

ON FIRE: Tiffany Gouge and Phillip Adams OAM - Australia's most prolific Commonwealth Games medal winner with 18 medals in total. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

ON FIRE: Tiffany Gouge and Phillip Adams OAM - Australia's most prolific Commonwealth Games medal winner with 18 medals in total. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

THE Orange District Pistol Club held its annual ISSF Central West Championships last weekend, with some stellar results.

Held over both Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, several competitors traveled from various parts of the state including clubs from Ulladulla, St Marys, Cessnock, St Ives, Cowra, Tumut, Temora and Lithgow.

The rain on Sunday did not dampen the spirits, with Orange club members shooting straight at their home range.

First place in D grade for 25-metre centre fire pistol and 10m men’s air pistol was Zachary Gouge. 

Gouge’s outstanding efforts were followed closely by Garry McKay int the men’s air pistol, with McKay finishing in third.

Also in D grade in the 25m centre fire pistol, a closely contested event, Orange members Ralph Kidd, Andrew Hill and Garry McKay all ended the event in the top six.

First place in D grade for 25m women’s sport pistol and third place in D grade for 10m women’s air pistol was Melinda Mitchell. 

First place in D grade for 10m women’s air pistol was Tiffany Gouge with a grade break, too which will move Gouge up into C grade for her next competition. 

First place in A grade for 10m air pistol was Lara Cowling with a strong performance of 377 out of 400.

The ODPC would like thank all members who helped out on both days whether on the ranges, scorers’ office, and canteen. 

If you would like to find out more about Orange and District Pistol Club visit the website at http://www.odpc.org.au/main/index.php

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