Story by Narrabri Pistol Club’s Robert Boutcher

The NSW Metallic Silhouette 200-metre Big Bore State Championships were held at the Narrabri Pistol Club range from Friday to Sunday, March 15 to 17.

Narrabri shooter Tim Anderson enjoyed a successful three days as he won two state championship gold medals at the event. He was crowned the NSW revolver champion following a shoot-off with Mt Lindesay competitor Kim Emery, and he was also crowned the unlimited full size champion. He also placed second in production following a three-way shoot-off.

The Narrabri Pistol Club conducted another highly successful state event, which was the first of five notable competitions on the club’s program this year.

The four members of the Australian team to compete in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in June competed across the weekend. The team included Narrabri local Jason Anderson as well as Glen Anderson, Tim Davey and Aiden Van Ee.

The catering by the Lions Auxiliary was, as usual, first class as everyone was kept well-fed.

As a matter of interest, the Narrabri Pistol Club held the first NSW Metallic Silhouette State Championships back in 1981, where two Narrabri members
were crowned state champions. They included Murray Coward in production and John Rock in unlimited.

The shooting conditions were very testing across the three days at the 2024 event, with strong SE winds on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday providing an easier day.

Thirty-three competitors came from Childers in the north to Sydney in the south, Cowra in the west and all points in between, with the goal of winning a state championship medal.

There were five individual matches shot over distances of 50, 100, 150 and 200 metres.

Six Narrabri members competed at the event, including Jason Anderson, Tim Anderson, Billy-Dean Borodzicz, Jayden Hamblin, David Dewsbury and Jack Ford.

Individual match top guns are as follows:
Production: First – Glen Anderson (Inverell RSM) with 40/40; second – Tim Anderson with 40/40; third – Kim Emery (Mt Lindesay) with 40/40. Revolver: First – Tim Anderson with 37/40; second – Kim Emery with 37/40; third – Jason Anderson with 37/40.
Standing: First – Glen Anderson with 30/40; second – David Dewsbury with 29/40; third – Tim Davey (Inverell RSM) with 29/40.
Unlimited: First – Glen Anderson with 39/40; second – Keith Rigby (Merriganowry) with 36/40; third – Jason Anderson with 35/40.
Unlimited full scale: First – Tim Anderson with 40/40; second – Tim Davey with 40/40; third – Glen Anderson with 39/40.

Aggregates are as follows:
Open big bore four match: First – Glen Anderson with 142/160; second – Jason Anderson with 140/160; third – Tim Davey with 140/160.
Women’s big bore four match: First – Judy Harding (Toogoolawah)with 122/160; second – Kirsten Jackes (Brisbane Metro) with 107/160; third – Carmel Archibald (Armidale) with 90/160.

Local Narrabri Pistol Club members secured numerous grade placings. They are as follows:
Big bore production: INT-grade: second – Tim Anderson; AAA-grade: first – Billy-Dean Borodzicz; AA-grade: first – Jayden Hamblin.
Big bore revolver: INT-grade: second – Tim Anderson, third – Jason Anderson; AA-grade: first – Billy-Dean Borodzicz.
Big bore standing: INT-grade: second – David Dewsbury; AAA-grade: second – Jack Ford; AA-grade: first – Billy-Dean Borodzicz; A-grade: first – Jayden Hamblin.
Big bore unlimited: INT-grade: second – Jason Anderson; AAA-grade: second – Jack Ford; AA-grade: third – Billy-Dean Borodzicz.
Big bore unlimited full scale: INT-grade: first – Tim Anderson.

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