Shooters primed for their hot shot
GRIFFO and Sandy Bancroft are part of the Shaky N Serious Shooters Caravan N Camping Club which is in Warwick for the annual Rose and Rodeo Shoot at the Warwick Pistol Club range at Rosehill.
Most of the club members were already in town on Thursday night for yesterday's start of competition.
The Bancrofts are from Nanango, but spend a lot of time on the road heading to shoots at Blackall, Emerald, Gladstone, Murrumba and Warwick in Queensland and New South Wales centres Glen Innes, Cessnock, Orange and Lismore.
"I am not much of a shooter," Griffo said.
"I am in the shaky part of the club. I do it for fun."
Ross Dossetto has shot for 28 years, while his wife Desley travels to all the pistol shoots, but doesn't compete.
"I used to shoot long rifle," she said.
The club name with the shaky bit is apt for some members.
"I know of members who have changed shooting hands when one got a bit shaky and did well," Ross said.
There are 40 members of the Shaky N Series Shooters Caravan N Camping Club and many headed into the Warwick CBD for dinner on Thursday night before preparing for the first day of competition.
Sandy Bancroft said she did a survey of club members a few years ago and the lowest average age she came up with was 57.
"There are a lot of juniors coming through," she said.
More than 80 shooters will compete. Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg will present trophies tomorrow.