THE Mount Gambier Gun Club held its monthly competition on Saturday in sunny and favourable conditions.
Even as the light conditions started to fail later in the day, it did not deter the determined shooters to attain some high scores.
The opening event was the Shadforth Financial Group 25-target Balltrap Championship, which was enthusiastically shot as the targets are faster and thrown in larger angles, showing the competitors skills.
With his fine marksmanship, Don Pratt emerged victorious with a perfect score of 25/25 to claim the overall honours and A Grade win from Greg Kessegian 24/25.
Steve Chambers (24/27) won B Grade from Jesse Murrell (23/27) and William Brown (22/25) just edged out Dale Robertson to win C Grade.
The Park Dry Cleaners 30-target Club Pointscore Championship tried out the shooters expertise and was well shot, with the results being a perfect score of 90/90 to give Gavin Height the Overall and AA Grade win from Warren Lindner (89/90).
Darren Murrell (85/90) just edged Dale Robertson (84/90) to win A Grade, William Brown (83/90) easily won B Grade from Mark Copping (76/90) and Ian McArthur (78/90) won C Grade from Frank Kentish (74/90).
The South East Vets Handicap event consisting of 25 targets was the last event and was keenly shot in the failing light conditions.
The only perfect score of 25/25 went to Mark Copping for first place, gaining him an extra metre of handicap, Darren Murrell was in fine form and shot 27/29 for second place, Rodney Gilcrist (29/32) in third, Kessegian (28/32) in fourth and Frazer Baker (25/28) in fifth.
The South East Autotrade Highgun award over the three events went to Kessegian with an impressive score of 133/140.
The next monthly competition will be held on August 14.