Report By: Marie Tapscott
Local junior clay target shooter, Jack Tapscott, has recently returned from Wagga Wagga, NSW where he competed in the National Clay Target Championships held from March 21-27. In February, Jack competed in the State Clay Target Championships held at the State Shooting Park at Virginia where he qualified 2nd for the State Junior team.
While in Wagga Wagga, Jack represented South Australia by competing against all other states in the shoulder to shoulder teams. The junior team finished 3rd in Australia with a very close 74/75 targets and 218/225 points.
During the week, Jack competed in three other events in the sub-junior category with about 16 other juniors. In Double Rise he finished equal 5th with 83/100.
In Handicap off 21 metres, he was placed equal 6th with 43/50.
He then achieved equal 3rd with 117/125 in the 75 target Champion of Champions event before shoot-offs for final placings. It was a great week of shooting and catching up with friends from all over South Australia, and a terrific experience for his first national event.