Silkwood Clay Target members shoot their way to success

Emma Thurston putting in dry practice before the Double Rise Championship event.

A STRONG contingent of Silkwood Clay Target Club members competed in the two-day Northern Zone Trap Carnival held at the Townsville Gun Club on August 28 – 29.

There were in excess of 116 shooters, who hailed from Charters Towers, Cloncurry, Burdekin, Herbert River, Toowoomba, Port Denison, Atherton Tableland, Silkwood, and Toogoolawah clubs.

The Northern Zone includes all Queensland Clay Target Association Clubs from Bowen north to Atherton and out to Normanton.

Michael Thurston from Silkwood Clay Target Club was crowned the Overall Double Barrel Champion with an overall perfect score.

Emma Thurston’s dry practice before the Double Rise Championship event certainly paid off as she shot a very impressive 27/30 to take out second place in C-Grade.

Local shooter results were as follows:

Event 1 – Northern Zone Double Barrel Championship


1st: Michael Thurston (Silkwood) 98/98.

Event 2 – Northern Zone Single Barrel Championship

Open – 1st: Barry Bosworth (Herbert River) 43/43.

AA – 1st: Ron Gough (Silkwood) 42/43.

Event 3 – Northern Zone Point Score Championship


1st: William Bosworth (Herbert River) 156/156.

B – 1st: Patrick Wilkins (Silkwood) 74/75.

Event 4 – Northern Zone Handicap

3rd: Nathan Thurston (Silkwood) 27/28.

Event 5 – Northern Zone Medley Championship

Open – 1st: Barry Bosworth (Herbert River) 100/100.

AA – 1st: Michael Thurston (Silkwood) 124/125.

Event 6 – Northern Zone Double Rise Championship

Open – 1st: Barry Bosworth (Herbert River) 29/30.

B – 1st: Duncan Sutherland (Silkwood) 44/50.

C – 2nd: Emma Thurston (Silkwood) 35/40.

Event 7 – Open Team Shoot Carnival High Guns

AA – 1st: Barry Bosworth (Herbert River) 263/271.

B – 1st: Patrick Wilkins (Silkwood) 255/285.

Zone Teams


1st: Ron Gough (Silkwood) 124/125.

2nd: William Bosworth (Herbert River) 123/125.


3rd: Barry Bosworth (Herbert River) 143/150.

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