Gillian wins Bundy, next stop Adelaide

Gillian Webb-Enslin snared her second successive Bundaberg-Burnett Open titleGillian Webb-Enslin snared her second successive Bundaberg-Burnett Open title
Australian representative shooter Gillian Webb-Enslin snared her second successive Bundaberg-Burnett Open title at the weekend.

Gillian and her husband Darren Enslin had their final competition hit out before flying to Adelaide for the South Australian Queens Prize which starts later this week.

They will then join other members of the Queensland Rifle Association team to contest the national teams championships over three days next week.

The couple from Apple Tree Creek outside Childers, are members of the Pacific Rifle Club in Brisbane.

 

Gillian won the four range aggregate at Bundaberg on Saturday in a close tussle with Natives Rifle Club members Wendy Latham Noel Porter from Monto is all concentration shooting bench rest in the F Open competition at the Bundaberg-Burnett Open.Noel Porter from Monto is all concentration shooting bench rest in the F Open competition at the Bundaberg-Burnett Open.and her husband Wayne. All three dropped just two shots with Gillian prevailing by two centres on 198.20 from Wendy with 16 and Wayne with 14.

Conditions were a lot more tricky over the longer ranges on Sunday with a fluky wind and heat mirage. The daily aggregate of 30 shots over 800 and 900 yards saw Gillian a clear winner with 147.15 from Brisbane Central member and former Bundaberg local Gordon Duncan on 145.12.

This gave Gillian a weekend winning grand aggregate of 345.35 ahead of Wayne Latham on 343.23.

Gillian and Darren’s son Dean continues to make rapid progress in the sport, winning his second successive C grade competition in Bundaberg and advancing to B Grade.

The B Grade competition at the weekend was dominated by University Rifle Club member Alex Pettigrew.

Brisbane Natives veteran Emile Daniel also made a clean sweep of the F Standard aggregates while Brett Knudsen from Beaudesert emerged a four point grand aggregate winner over his wife Michelle in the F Open.

The next event on the rifle competition circuit is the combined North Arm Club and Lilley District Opens on the Sunshine Coast on October 27 and 28.

Bundaberg-Burnett vice captain Maurie Irwin on the 900 metre range at the weekend.  Maurie placed second in the B Grade competition.Bundaberg-Burnett vice captain Maurie Irwin on the 900 metre range at the weekend. Maurie placed second in the B Grade competition. Len Solomon from Natives Rifle Club in Brisbane, during a break in competition at the Bundaberg-Burnett shoot on Sunday.Len Solomon from Natives Rifle Club in Brisbane, during a break in competition at the Bundaberg-Burnett shoot on Sunday.
Bundaberg Rifle Club member John Simmons who finished third in the F Standard scope class four range aggregate on Saturday. Bundaberg Rifle Club member John Simmons who finished third in the F Standard scope class four range aggregate on Saturday. Alex Pettigrew from University of Queensland Rifle Club had a good weekend in Bundaberg, making a clean sweep of B Grade aggregates.Alex Pettigrew from University of Queensland Rifle Club had a good weekend in Bundaberg, making a clean sweep of B Grade aggregates.
Allan Bishop, Maryborough, Ken Skillington, Bundaberg and Nev Kapernick, South Burnett at the Bundaberg shoot on Sunday.  Allan finished third in the F Standard scope class grand aggregate.  Ken, the Bundaberg-Burnett Club Captain, was chief range officer for the weekend.Allan Bishop, Maryborough, Ken Skillington, Bundaberg and Nev Kapernick, South Burnett at the Bundaberg shoot on Sunday. Allan finished third in the F Standard scope class grand aggregate. Ken, the Bundaberg-Burnett Club Captain, was chief range officer for the weekend.
Quinton Jensen from Gin Gin one of the Bundaberg-Burnett Rifle Club new recruits who took part in the weekend competition.Quinton Jensen from Gin Gin one of the Bundaberg-Burnett Rifle Club new recruits who took part in the weekend competition. Michelle Knudsen from Beaudesert was happy with her possible 90 score for 15 shots over 800 metres at Bundaberg on Sunday.Michelle Knudsen from Beaudesert was happy with her possible 90 score for 15 shots over 800 metres at Bundaberg on Sunday.