PSQ government titles given second chance
With the competition postponed due to a lockdown in August, contestants were able to gather at the Brisbane International Shooting Center this weekend to compete in the Pistol Shooting Queensland (PSQ) State Titles. Bruce Dimond was the one to watch as he returned to excellent form throughout the weekend.
Competitors from the towns of Mackay and Rockhampton in North Queensland, as well as competitors from Western Australia and Victoria all joined the competition from a distance thanks to the efforts of the PSQ team, ensuring that even those who could not traveling to Brisbane could join in the competition.
The action kicked off Friday with the 50m pistol event where Bruce Dimond scored 503-3x to become the state champion, Steven Fascia and Julie Dunks scoring 493-0x and 488-2x respectively to take second and third places. This was followed by the men’s 25m centerfire pistol event where, once again, Bruce Dimond dominated the competition with a score of 557-9x to become the state champion, Wayne Hartley scoring 551-10x for second place and Steven Fascia scoring 551. -8x to take third place.
The women’s 10m air pistol kicked off Saturday’s events where a new face became state champion for the first time, with Wendy Law scoring 223.6 in the final to take first place, Marie Kent scoring 220.5 for second and Civon Smith scoring 204.0 for third place.
This was followed by the 25m Rapid Fire final, where Chris Mamouzelos became the state champion with a score of 19 points, Bruce Dimond scoring 14 points and taking second place, and Christopher Bouchaud scoring 7 points and taking third. .
The standard 25m pistol finished the competition on Saturday and Bruce Dimond had another excellent performance scoring 566-9x to become State Champion, Lynn Thomas and Leo Greening scoring 519-6x and 518-2x to take second and third places.
On the final day, it was the women’s 25m pistol that kicked off the action, with Civon Smith scoring 29 points in the final to become state champion, with Lisa Laffy rivaling Mackay scoring 17 points. to take second place, and Lynn Thomas just one point behind Lisa with 16 took third place.
The last event of the PSQ State Titles was the Men’s 10m Air Pistol, where competing Bailey Groves from WA scored 237.6 in the final to become the State Champion, Bruce Dimond scoring 230.0 to take second place and Xiang Wang scoring 207.4 to take third place.
PSQ state titles also saw the introduction of the 50m assisted rest into their state championships, where Larry Dunks became the first state champion.
The PSQ state titles have shown how eager the community is for high-quality, well-attended national competitions. The PSQ team worked tirelessly to ensure that as many interstate competitors as possible could compete in the state titles, some even reaching the podium. Overall the event was a great success! Keep an eye on the PSQ website as they plan to schedule other events before the end of the year.
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