First win for young Mackay shooter

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Rising young shooter Matt Pozzebon broke through for his first open win at the Goondiwindi Rifle Club’s Border Championship at the weekend.

Matt, who hails from Mackay, is a final year student in Brisbane and shoots with the University of Queensland Rifle Club.

He has been a regular member of the Queensland Under 25 team and will again represent  the State at the national titles in Adelaide later this month.

Matt made the best of challenging conditions to post a clear opening day win and set himself up for the two-day title in a strong field of 70 shooters.

Shooters travelled from as far away as Rockhampton and Wagga Wagga in southern NSW.

 View the results here.

 

 

He added to his winning Saturday score of 148 with 13 centres with a fourth placed 147 with 13 on Sunday for the best weekend aggregate of 295.26.

Colin Cole from North Arm was consistent with second placings each day to come second on grand aggregate with 294.27.

Tamworth shooter Ron Bithrey after a forgettable performance on Saturday, took the Sunday aggregate from Colin Cole in a shoot off after both were locked on 148.10.

Ben Picton from Mungindi finished third on Saturday and held onto that position in the grand aggregate from Beaudesert’s Lee Robinson.

Ipswich shooters were prominent in lower grades with Ray Mortimer winning the B Grade grand aggregate and youngster Patrick Mayfield sweeping C Grade.

John Brook from Gilgandra, NSW, won the F Standard scope class grand aggregate and Cannon Hill Rifle Club’s Vince Northfield was a clear winner in the F Open.

The next open rifle competitions will be held at Barcaldine on September 8 and 9 and Bundaberg on September 22 and 23.

 

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Wallumbilla shooter Phil Dewhurst and his wife Patty at the Goondiwindi shoot on Sunday. Phil finished third in the F Open scope class grand aggregate.Wallumbilla shooter Phil Dewhurst and his wife Patty at the Goondiwindi shoot on Sunday. Phil finished third in the F Open scope class grand aggregate. Lynn Sutton with her in laws Jenny and Merv Sutton from Yelarbon were following the shooting action closely at Goondiwindi on Sunday.Lynn Sutton with her in laws Jenny and Merv Sutton from Yelarbon were following the shooting action closely at Goondiwindi on Sunday.
Talking reloading at the Goondiwindi shoot were Vince Northfield from Cannon Hill and John Brook, Gilgandra. Vince won the F Open scope class grand aggregate.Talking reloading at the Goondiwindi shoot were Vince Northfield from Cannon Hill and John Brook, Gilgandra. Vince won the F Open scope class grand aggregate.  Crows Nest competitor Bob Steel caught up with Norm Brown from Dubbo at the Goondiwindi shoot.Crows Nest competitor Bob Steel caught up with Norm Brown from Dubbo at the Goondiwindi shoot.
 Glenn Gunn from Brisbane took part in the F Standard scope class A Grade competition at Goondiwindi.Glenn Gunn from Brisbane took part in the F Standard scope class A Grade competition at Goondiwindi. Alex Wilson from Narrabri on the spotting scope at the Goondiwindi prize meeting at the weekend.Alex Wilson from Narrabri on the spotting scope at the Goondiwindi prize meeting at the weekend.
 Veteran shooter Ken Bowman from Warialda has been a regular competitor at Goondiwindi since first attending the popular shoot 53 years ago.Veteran shooter Ken Bowman from Warialda has been a regular competitor at Goondiwindi since first attending the popular shoot 53 years ago.  Andrew Mayfield and his son Patrick from Ipswich, enjoyed their weekend at Goondiwindi. Patrick is proving to be a fast learner, winning the C Grade competition.Andrew Mayfield and his son Patrick from Ipswich, enjoyed their weekend at Goondiwindi. Patrick is proving to be a fast learner, winning the C Grade competition.
 Tamworth shooter Ron Bithrey, a member of the Spring Ridge Rifle Club, took out the A Grade aggregate at Goondiwindi on Sunday after a shoot off with Colin Cole from North Arm.Tamworth shooter Ron Bithrey, a member of the Spring Ridge Rifle Club, took out the A Grade aggregate at Goondiwindi on Sunday after a shoot off with Colin Cole from North Arm.  Matt Pozzebon from University Rifle Club won the Grand Aggregate at Goondiwindi, his first open prize meeting title.Matt Pozzebon from University Rifle Club won the Grand Aggregate at Goondiwindi, his first open prize meeting title.
 Hubert Hassall from Wagga Wagga was one of many competitors who travelled from New South Wales to attend the Goondiwindi prize meeting at the weekend.Hubert Hassall from Wagga Wagga was one of many competitors who travelled from New South Wales to attend the Goondiwindi prize meeting at the weekend.  Brisbane shooter Ernie Mace with Rockhampton visitor Ken Ward at Goondiwindi.Brisbane shooter Ernie Mace with Rockhampton visitor Ken Ward at Goondiwindi.