GLEN INNES SHARP SHOOTERS SECURE SUPER SCORING SYSTEM

GLEN INNES SHARP SHOOTERS SECURE SUPER SCORING SYSTEM

Photo caption: Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, with Glen Innes Pistol Club Treasurer and Scorer Wayne Unicomb.

Friday, 26 May 2023

A ONE-OFF grant of $4,950 for the Glen Innes Pistol Club has been used to purchase a specialised air pistol target scoring machine to scan and score the shots on individual air pistol targets, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.

Mr Marshall said the grant came after he petitioned the former Deputy Premier on behalf of the club for a grant to purchase their own scoring machine after the one they had used in the past was no longer available.

“Glen Innes Pistol Club has enjoyed a solid reputation for conducting very well organised and friendly open competitions twice each year for many years with entry numbers gradually increasing,” Mr Marshall said.

“With the assistance of government grants, the club has recently upgraded two of their ranges and constructed a modern new range building, so I’m pleased to assist with this next step in improving their facilities.

“The scorer at each of their open shoots is required to score between 1,300 and 1,500 air pistol targets, each with two shots per target which is between 2,600 and 3,000 individual shots.

“Scoring these manually is quite time consuming and the new machine will cut down the time spent scoring as well as the added advantage of taking away the human interpretation of a shot and making the process far more consistent and fairer.

“This in turn gives visiting competitors greater confidence in the scoring process of their air pistol matches,” he said.

Glen Innes Pistol Club Treasurer and Scorer Wayne Unicomb said the club presently had 26 full members and one associate member.

“From time to time, family of members assist the club and regularly we have upwards of 45- 50 visiting competitors at our open competitions held in February and September each year,” Mr Unicomb said.

“Obviously, the scorer will have the greatest benefit from this machine with time saved processing and scoring the targets and every competitor can be satisfied with the accuracy of scoring of the air pistol match targets.

“The machine was delivered to the club in late February.”

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