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The ACTA Trap Hall of Fame Inductees

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Year inducted into the ACTA Hall of Fame: 2005

19 December 1930 - February 2002

Sperry started at an early age shooting tin cans on his fathers farm at Bridgewater, Tasmania. With his brother Paul and during his teen years, they did a lot of bush shooting which prepared them for target shooting.

Sperry was a natural shot and as the years went on, his shooting went from strength to strength. He was very cool under pressure. It was rare for him to be beaten in a shoot off.

He represented Australia at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. In a practice session prior to the games, he shot 198/200 targets equalling the world record.

1974 he participated at the World championships in Berne, Germany.

He held the longest break in Tasmania of 496 targets up until 2009. Sperry and his brother Paul, are the only two Tasmanians to reach the old handicap mark of 27 yards. They often competed together and are the only two brothers to win the Champion of Champions event twice each. Together they have won over 46 Deauville Doubles championships. A formiddable team. He represented Tasmania every year at the national Trap Championships except four from 1951. He won too many championships to list.

He was a member of the Hobart gun club for 50 years and he was inducted into the Tasmanian Sport Hall of Fame in 1987.

May 2024 CTSN

On the cover: James Willet, 2024 National Overall Trap High Gun

Inside this month's edition

ACTA Chairman's Report
Safeguarding our Volunteers: Member Protection Policy
ACTA National Trap Carnival
ACTA Trap Hall of Fame Dinner
Waratah Notes
QCTA SEZ and Toowoomba Skeet and Multi-Gauge Carnival
Lorraine Hughes Joins Shooting Australia Board
Vale – Bill Daley
Dealership Announcement – Promatic Trap Orion 400
Psychological Skills for Shooting
ACTA Rules Supervisors
SACTA Around the Traps – January to March
‘Around the Traps’ Shooting in Tasmania
QCTA Down the Barrel
Maryborough GC – March 2024
Perfect Day at Bega
Break Badges
Shoot Calendar
ACTA New Members

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