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The ACTA Trap Hall of Fame Inductees

Nanette McCallum

Year Inducted: 2015

It was under the guidance of Nanette's father, Reuben Abblitt that she started shooting in 1969. She only dabbled in it for the first two years. The first time she had a shot she got a quarter of the targets so she knew there was room to improve. In those days it was the old hand release traps at Burnie Gun club and they were pretty easy to read and her dad used to tell her which way the target would go but it didn't mean she got it as she used her dads old Browning gun and it didn't fit so there were bruises, but it didn't stop her from having a go. She borrowed a Winchester 101 until she was able to buy her own Winchester 101. Back in those days everyone had a 101 and you could leave your gun on the gun rack, so there were often people going out to shoto with the wrong gun and didn't even realise it. So what did Nan do? She had her name engraved on it. Also way back when you could win three novice events and then it was in open company. This was about the time grades came about. Thank God for grades. Nan only shot at Burnie, Mersey and Rosebery clubs back then and won her first championship at Rosebery in 1973. She only started getting around the other clubs in the state after she married and moved south. She won her first State championship high gun at Huonville, Tasmania.

Some of Nan's achievements in National Championships - Ladies
1975 - Double Rise in Tasmania
1981 - Points score, Champion of Champions, Single Barrel, and third in Double Rise in Melbourne
1990 - third in Single Barrel in Tasmania
1995 - Single Barrel and third in Double Rise in Melbourne
1996 - Single Barrel, Double Rise, second in Champion of Champions and third in Points score in Tasmania
1998 - Single Barrel, second in Double Rise and third in Double Barrel in Perth
1999 - Points score, Champion of Champions and third in Single Barrel in Roma
2000 - Points score, Champion of Champions in Wagga Wagga
2002 - Points score in Wagga Wagga
2003 - Double Barrel, Single Barrel and third in Double Rise in Wagga Wagga
2005 - Champion of Champions in Perth
2007 - Double Rise and Double Barrel in Wagga Wagga
2010 - second in Single Barrel in Wagga Wagga
2012 - third in Single Barrel in Wagga Wagga
2014 - third in Single Barrel in Wagga Wagga

Commonwealth Championships
1999 - Single Barrel and Overall high gun at Bothwell
2007 - Double Rise, Double Barrel, Single Barrel, Points score and Ladies high gun

1980 - National Double Rise Overall high gun

Numerous club championships, too many to count.

1980 - it is believed that Nan was the first lady to be chosen to shoot in the open shoulder to shoulder team for Tasmania at the Nationals in Melbourne 1981, also the first lady in Australia. The following year the mens team became known as the Open team. Nan was also the first person to shoot a possible to qualify for the shoulder to shoulder team.

Mackintosh Teams
1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007 (11 teams)
Team high gun in 1996, 1998 and 2000

Victorian State - Ladies
1996 - Points score, Double Rise and ladies high gun
1998 - Double Rise
2000 - Double Rise, Single Barrel, Points score and ladies high gun
2009 - Double Barrel, Single Barrel

State Championships - High guns
1979 - Night Single Barrel, Points score and night Points score
1980 - Night Double Rise, Points score
1986 - Single Barrel
1995 - Single Barrel continental
1997 - Handicap, Deauville Doubles
1998 - Ball Trap, night Points score
2005 - Mixed Targets
2007 - Deauville Doubles
2009 - Champion of Champions

Trench (ISSF) team to Italy in 1994. DTL (Trap) team to Wales in 1999 where the ladies team came second.

1997 - Oceania Games, came first in ladies and also first in the ladies team
1999 - Oceania Games, came third in ladies and also first in the ladies team

ISSF - Open Trench (Trap) OD Team
State Trench ladies team in 1990 and 1993

State (Tasmania) ladies high gun in Trap
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2014 (11 teams)

State (Tasmania) ladies Trap teams
1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990 to 2015 (All teams except two in 36 years)

State (Tasmania)ladies Skeet teams
1994, 1996, 1997, 1998 (4 teams)

Postal teams (Tasmania)
1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005 to 2010, 2015 (15 teams)

January 2022 CTSN

On the cover: ERN WILLIAMS from the Wangaratta Club, ACTA’s only Centenarian– still shooting regular practice & competition

Inside this month's edition

ACTA Report
MCMS Grading Data
VCTA State Trap Carnival
Lake Albert’s 43rd Anniversary
Ern Williams, ACTA Centenarian
ACTA State Handicappers
2021 Final Shoot for Boyup Brook
ACTA Coaching News
42nd Central Victorian Grand Prix
Around the Traps in Tasmania
Break Badges
Psychological Skills for Shooting
Glenn Trophy Results
VCTA North West Zone 2021 DTL Carnival
What’s Happening in the VCTA
Competition Results: VIC, TAS, SA, QLD, WA, NSW
Christmas Cheer at Bega
ACTA New Members
Shoot Calendar
2022 Registration & Club Membership Application

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