Tamworth's skeet shooter Clive Barton has missed out on a finals berth at the London Olympics.
Competing in this morning's qualifying round at the the Royal Artillery Barracks, Barton shot a 67 out of a potential 75.
Out of three rounds, Barton began with a low score of 20 out of a possible 25 in his first round, competing against 36 other shooters.
Scoring marginally better in his second round with a 22, he finished with a perfect round of 25 which saw him finish 29th overall.
Barton competed against his teammate and good friend Keith Ferguson who finished 12th overall, also just edging him out of finals contention.
In skeet, clay targets are released from two seperate trap houses - one high and the other low - situated at either end of a circle arc about 40m in diameter.
This is Barton's second Olympics chance - he finished 14th in the skeet competition at the Sydney 2000 games.
The qualifying round was won by American shooter Vincent Hancock who shot a near perfect 74.
The final will be held today at 11pm Australian time.