Len Luke Open 2019
Yes, I appreciate it is a couple of weeks on since the event but there is not enough time in life, ever!
However, the Len Luke 2019 was a great success. Three days of ISSF shooting and catching up with old friends. We shot the usual events. Air Pistol, always the most popular event, was well attended. GCPC did OK at the top end with, in A grade, Bruce Dimond, in third place with a 553, followed, in fourth, by Michael Bouchaud with 545, respectable scores. Philip Watson got a second in B grade with a 547.
As for Women’s air, we had Sue Pavri come in third with 521 in B grade and in D, where we had a first and a second with Juliet Parker shooting a 460 followed by Jutta Clough with a 456. Anyway, it is not about winning, although it is a lot more fun when you do.
So, when we get to Standard Pistol that was fun with GCPC taking a first in A grade with Bruce Dimond, C grade with Steve Turner and D grade with Ben Parker. Well done guys.
Bruce Dimond did it again in Rapid Fire A grade followed by Chris Mamouzelos in second place.
50M Pistol, one could say the premier ISSF event, Bruce came 3rd in A grade while in D grade the Bouchaud brothers came first and second. Michael, stunningly, with a standard pistol, shot a 507, no small feat indeed.
Centre Fire we had a second in A grade from Chris Mamouzelos. Anyway, if you wish to know more scores the results will be up on the PSQ site, I think.
What put this Len Luke Open ahead of the rest was the 25M Black Powder. That is one fine event, with smoke, flame and lots of noise. This event had not been seen in an ISSF event on the GCPC for at least 12 years. Also included was ISSF Mayleigh Cup. I don’t know if this event has ever been on the Gold Coast. If it has, it has not been shot for many years.
Anyway, it all went to plan so, now we see the potential to do more and maybe we will do Service Pistol next year, at the Joan Yet Foy Open 2020, the next scheduled event. Although we have been thinking of maybe doing an Air competition, later this year, if we ever finish the upgrade to the Air Range, we live in hope.