HAMPDEN — A Bangor man won the 37th Maine State Gallery Pistol Championship Sunday at the Hampden Rifle and Pistol Club. , which also is host to the Maine State Pistol Championship held each summer as a preliminary to the national matches at Camp Perry, Ohio. John Hubbard, 1990 Maine state pistol champion, took the gallery title with an aggregate score of 870 of a possible 900 points for the day’s events that included slow, timed, and rapid-fire events. Hubbard is an NRA-certified rifle, pistol, and personal defense instructor.
Taking second place was Frank Tilley of Van Buren, longtime state record-holder and an officer with the U.S. Border Patrol. Master-rated Tilley scored 853 of 900 possible points.
Third place was taken by another master, Richard Simmons of Friendship, who scored 849 points.
There were 29 competitors from as far away as Van Buren, Portland, and Massachusetts.
, including Chick and Elizabeth Shuter of Ashland, Mass., members of the U.S. Revolver Association.
The state gallery championship is a registered event of the National Rifle Association and is sponsored by the Pine Tree State Rifle and Pistol Association.