Marksman claims third place
WARWICK shooter Nigel Gordon finished third in the International 1920 Match State Championship Shoot.
The event was won by Wide Bay shooter Brett Foster, who clinched his fifth state title in a dominant display with 1920, suggesting he will be hot favourite to defend his national title in Perth in November.
Gold Coast shooter Neil Fletcher placed second in the open championship with an aggregate score of 1914, with Nigel Gordon from Warwick third on 1906.
Gordon was narrowly ahead of Sydney shooter Rod Hansen on 1905 and Dave Bartlett, Brisbane, on 1904.
The challenging action pistol match comprises four stages of 48 shots, including moving targets and metallic plates. Shooters draw and shoot in standing and prone positions over ranges from seven yards to 50 yards.
The Pistol Shooting Queensland titles, hosted by the Gold Coast Pistol Club, drew a strong field with top interstate competitors from Sydney and Canberra.
Foster completed the state championship double, with a 52-point win in the metallic sight aggregate, scoring 1832.