Shooters do well despite hot conditions

THE CONDITIONS may have been hot, but Gladstone District Pistol Club member Jim Cruise was on fire with a strong win at the Metropolitan Pistol Clubs' Australia Day Open in Brisbane last weekend.

Cruise showed the value of coolness under pressure when he took out the 10 metre Mens Air Pistol B grade event with 547 points.

His club-mate Jim Alford also displayed some good form in the same event finishing 20 points back in fourth spot.

Fellow local shooters Marg Baker and Julie Dunks managed to keep Gladstone's formidable competitive reputation with top ten finishes for the majority of matches entered.

It was a pleasing performance and Cruise who is also the State Director of Coaching was happy with the Harbour City shooters performance.

'Considering the very hot and humid temperatures which made conditions very tough, I thought everyone performed very well.

'The level of competition at the tournament was very high and I think our shooters will stand in good stead as a result,' Cruise said.

As for his own success, Cruise was proud of the win.

'I was pleased with my score, it was about my club average and if you can shoot your average away from home you have done well so I was happy with that,' he said.

Local competition resumes this weekend, with the next major meet at the City of Brisbane club later this month.

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