Year Inducted: 2006
Ken, first was a trap boy at Coburg gun club in 1954 and graduating as a puller with manual release traps in 1956. Was first registered as an ACTA member in 1958 with registration reaching 60 years in 2018. He started in the Arms and Ammunition trade with Winchester as a sales representative in Melbourne 1969.
Championships for Ken started with his first win in the national Trap Double Barrel event at Griffith in 1972, significant in the fact taht it was the first time Winchester Australian ammunition had broken through the IMI-Blue Star sponsorship barrier which helped to further consolidate my job as a Winchester sales representative, might have also been the first time a Winchester shotgun had won an ACTA major trap title in the modern era.
Other ACTA national titles include overall high gun in Launceston 1975, Points score and overall high gun in Brisbane 1977, Champion of Champions in Melbourne 1981, also Skeet national champion in 1973, 1976 and 1978. Ken lost count of how many ACTA Trap and Trench (ISSF) second and thirds he came but Jim Ellis, Terry Rumble, Arthur 'Pud' Burgess, Vin Ryan, Warren Charlton and Doug Smith used to take it in turns of kicking his butt.
He won two national titles in New Zealand, Sparrows in Hamilton 1983 and Points score in Christchurch 1986. He was a member of the first Australian shotgun team to win bronze in the World Trench Championships in Melbourne 1973 along with Jim Ellis, Doug Smith and Peter Wray. He was a member of the Australian Trench team to go to Bern, Switzerland 1973 with Arthur Burgess, Sperry Marshall and Jim Ellis.
Attended only nine national Trap championships in the twenty years he worked for Winchester Australia due to being overseas on the other occasions on marketing assignments. He made seven Mackintosh teams during that period. He never attended a Skeet Nationals but was inducted into the Skeet Hall of Fame in 2009 on prior achievements.