GRIFFITH'S Bart Brighenti again showed why he is considered one of the best country's best marksman after cruising to win the National 5-Stand Championship at the Dave Wallace Range last weekend.
Despite the field featuring the best the discipline had to offer, Brighenti was never seriously challenged for the title as Brighenti blasts victory he nailed 136 from 150 targets to be crowned a worthy winner.
With the shooting range perched atop a rocky hillside surrounded by bushland. the Griffith Sporting Clays members set a wide range of challenging clay targets, worthy of a national championships to test the shooting skills of all competitors.
The windy conditions further tested everyone's abilities to cope with clay targets being blown around the skyline.
While Brighenti was the big winner for the locals over the weekend, several others have booked a national spot to take on their fierce rivals from across the Tasman.
"The National Championships are also the culmination of a process to select two Australian Shotgun Teams to compete in the Trans Tasman Championships in New Zealand in 2013," President of the Griffith Sporting Shooters Warren Brown said.
"The selection process occurs over various State Titles and the National Championships with shooters with the most consistent form being selected."
Shaun Krzus was selected in the National Open Team, Troy Adams as the B grade representative and Warren Brown snared a spot on the Veteran's team.
Griffith shooters again demonstrated their prowess with a shotgun proving that they are some of the best sporting clay shots in the nation and easily able to take on the challenge of visiting crack shots from elsewhere.
Jamie Cirillo was first in A grade with 125 followed closely by Krzus (123) and Adrian Emery (122)
B grade was won by local shooters Shane Rinaldo (105), followed by Kerry Bryant (96) and Troy Adams (91 and C grade was taken out by West Wyalong shooter Mitchell McDonnell (106) followed by Michael Cannon (82) and Brendon Honeychurch (78) both from Griffith.
Local shooter Sid Gugliemino won the Veteran's section (118) followed by Warren Brown (103) with new Goolgowi shooter Judith Naismith (61) gaining a third placing in the ladies' section.