Short still shooting for gold

Bundaberg’s Brian Short will be looking to repeat his 2008 double gold medal win at the upcoming seventh Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast.

The 67-year-old will compete in clay target shooting, one of 34 sports on the program at this major biennial event which is set to attract more than 10,000 competitors from all over the world.

No qualifying standards or times are required to enter the Masters Games.

The only criteria is that participants meet the minimum age requirement for their respective sport, which for the majority, including clay target shooting, is 30 years.

Short, who will be bringing his granddaughter as his personal cheer squad, will camp on the grounds of the Gold Clay Target Club during the competition.

“I have been clay target shooting for 15 years now and my granddaughter loves to shoot too,” Short said.

“I walked away with two gold medals in my class at the 2008 Pan Pacs. It’s up to the gods if I can do that again.”

The Games will run from November 6 to 14 with participants to compete in their age group, ensuring that the sport is played fairly, competitively and in tremendous spirit.

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach will be the official Games Village with eight packed nights of entertainment planned, including Daryl Braithwaite, ACDC and much more. The sports on the program include AFL, Field Archery, Target Archery, Athletics, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Cricket, Dragon Boats, Futsal, Golf, Hockey, Indoor Netball, Indoor Rowing, Judo, Lawn Bowls, Motocross, Netball, Polocrosse, Rowing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Clay Shooting, Pistol Shooting, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Taekwondo, Tennis, Tenpin, Touch and Water Polo. Entries for most sports have closed but some will accept registrations up to tomorrow.

For further information or to register, visit or phone 07 5668 9888.

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