North Arm shooter leads growing scope force at Wondai

Col Sutton Denis Aarons and Phil Dewhurst CopyCol Sutton Denis Aarons and Phil Dewhurst Copy

The growing popularity of scope rifle shooting in the country was in evidence at the South Burnett District Prize Meeting at Wondai at the weekend, with traditional open sight rifles outnumbered more than two to one.

There were some impressive scores in the good conditions at 300 and 500 yards on Saturday and 600 and 700 yards on Sunday.

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Biloela shooter takes champions trophy

Club Champion of Champions, Charlie Arrowsmith, Biloela.Club Champion of Champions, Charlie Arrowsmith, Biloela.Biloela shooter Charlie Arrowsmith won the prestigious Club Champion of Champions trophy at the Belmont range in Brisbane at the weekend.

Getting his name engraved on the impressive perpetual trophy was a highlight in his shooting career which spans more than 30 years.

Charlie is a regular on the Queensland competition circuit and is also a Queensland Rifle Association Council member.

Having won his own club championship and taken out the Central Queensland Division title, Charlie was up against some of the best shooters in the State over 300, 600, 900 and 1000 yards.

He needed to shoot a possible score of 40 bullseyes with 15 inner bulls to defeat Crows Nest champion Ashley Bidgood who dropped a single shot to finish on 199 with 23 inners.

Mark Fairbairn from Cannon Hill Rifle Club was the scope F Open class champion and Lindsay Crombie from Brisbane Rifle Club won the F Standard class.

Veteran Champion was Geoff Grosskreutz from Brisbane while young Darling Downs shooter Caleb Pearce took out the under 25 title.

Champion of Champion results.

More results here.

 

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Members of the under 25 team (back row) Nick Rees, University, Ryan Biss, Beaudesert and Adrian Robinson, Clermont.  Front row: Dean Enslin, Pacific, Erica Young, University and Patrick Mayfield, Ipswich.Members of the under 25 team (back row) Nick Rees, University, Ryan Biss, Beaudesert and Adrian Robinson, Clermont. Front row: Dean Enslin, Pacific, Erica Young, University and Patrick Mayfield, Ipswich.There is a good mix of experience and new blood in a strong under 25 rifle team which will compete in the 2014 national championships in Bendigo next week (March 31-April 1)

 The team is confident of improving on the last nationals in 2012 when they won three out of seven matches and were a close second to NSW in the main event.

One of the most experienced shooters Erica Young is representing Queensland for the fourth time and previously shot for NSW while living in Armidale.

 

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Clean sweep for city teams

Winning City Open team.Winning City Open team.City teams were convincing winners with a clean sweep over their country colleagues in the popular annual rivalry shoot held at Belmont at the weekend. (March 22-23).

City took the Open event with an aggregate of 3859 to 3767 and also won the two F Class team events.

Top individual score went to North Arm’s Colin Cole who posted a 198 in the four-range event.

 

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