• Kiwi shoots possible to win Duncan

    New Zealand shooter John Snowden set a hot pace winning the Duncan lead-up match to the QRA Queens with a possible 300 with 33 centres over the six range event. John, from Ashurburton in the South Island, has been a regular visitor to Brisbane and is part of a strong 2017 Kiwi contingent.

  • Geoff Grossie in fine touch

    Brisbane Rifle Club veteran Geoff Grosskrutz has been in fine early form for the 2017 QRA Queens, winning his club open prize shoot on Saturday, 12th. Geoff scored a possible 150 with 15 centres to edge out New Zealand visitor Michael Collings by a centre bull. Albert and Central’s Rob Cadden also shot a possible with 11 centres in the Brisbane Rifle Club three short range event. Gold Coast...

  • Kim’s Metropolitan possible

    Natives shooter Kim O’Loghlen mastered gusty conditions over three long ranges to win the Metropolitan District Rifle Association Open on Sunday, 13th. He was a clear winner with a possible 150 and 16 centres. Geoff Grosskreutz and Michael Collings continued their duel from the previous day, finishing locked together for the minor placings on 147 with 16 centres. Geoff Wellburn from Pacific was...

  • Ipswich & District Rifle Club PM - July 2017

    Ash pips B Grader at Ipswich Crows Nest shooter Ashley Bidgood just prevailed in the hotly contested 2017 Ipswich Open Prize Shoot. Ashley set the pace with a strong performance to finish just one shot down on 149 with 17 centres and watched several contenders falter on the final 800 metre range in good shooting conditions. In the end it was B Grader Leigh O’Donnell from Pacific who came...

  • BEAUDESERT RC PM July 2017

    Welcome Beaudesert win for Brendan A change of scenery seems to have agreed with Brendan Parkins who held his nerve to close out a tense Beaudesert Prize Shoot win. Brendan calmly delivered when needing a possible 50 on the final 500 yard range to pip Lee Robinson with another Beaudesert local Ryan Biss a close third. There were some outstanding scores in good weather conditions for the contest...

  • NRAA Championships 2017

    Nathan clean sweeps Nationals Mariners member Nathan Johnson completed a clean sweep of F Standard scope competition at the 46th National Rifle Championships in Brisbane. After winning the two-day President’s Match, Nathan went on to secure the Queens Prize, grand aggregate and the 15 shot Mace Medal. Nick Williamson from Gemfields placed second in the F Standard Queens.

  • Qld shooters doing well in National Queens

    Shooters in hot early National Queens form Several Queensland shooters were in hot early form as the 2017 National Queens got under way in near ideal condition at Brisbane’s Belmont range. Nathan Johnson from Brisbane Mariners won the F Standard class in the two day President’s Match, dropping just a single shot over the seven ranges for an aggregate 419.34. The F Target Rifle class was won by...

  • NATIVES RC Prize Meet June 2017

    Kiwi visitor snares Natives titles New Zealand shooter Brian Carter made a bold showing to win the 2017 Natives Prize Meeting. The two-day event attracted a class field of shooters leading into a big week of competition at the Belmont Range. Following the final Commonwealth Games trial, and the President’s lead-up, the National Queens Prize will be shot from this Friday through to Sunday. ...

  • BUNDABERG-BURNETT RC PM - June 2017

    Double for Darren at Bundaberg Australian representative shooter Darren Enslin showed his class in collecting a trophy double against high quality competition at the 2017 Bundaberg Burnett Rifle Club Open Prize Meeting. The Pacific Rifle Club member, posted the only possible 200 score, hitting all 40 bulllseyes over four ranges from 300 to 600 yards on Saturday, June 3.

  • NQRA Queen’s 17-21 May 2017

      We congratulate Charles Arrowsmith (Biloela RC) on winning the NQRA Queens Prize Aggregate. Charles finished on 248.27, ahead Matt Pozzebon (University of Queensland RC) 247.34 and Ben Picton (Goondiwindi RC) 247.27.

  • North Arm ANNUAL 303 MATCH

    ANZAC shoot a Crawford family affair The popular 2017 ANZAC memorial rifle shoot at North Arm proved to be a family affair for the Crawfords from Gympie-Kilkivan. There was some outstanding marksmanship from the .303 rifle devotees who tackled the annual event over 300, 400 and 500 yard ranges using a modified scoring system. Bob Crawford shooting with a 1943 Australian-made Lithgow rifle hit...

  • Gatton Glenore Grove RC PM - March 2017

    North Arm scope shooter blitzes Gatton A possible 30 bullseyes by experienced scope shooter Dave Boreham was the highlight of a successful Gatton Rifle Club prize meeting held on Sunday, March 12. Dave, from North Arm Club on the Sunshine Coast, blitzed the F Open class field in the three-range event to score the maximum 180 with 15 shots in the centre bull. A strong field of 50 shooters lined up at...

  • North Arm top shot in Crows Nest heat

    North Arm shooter Colin Cole powered through the shimmering heat to win the first rifle shooting competition of the year held at Crows Nest on February 11 and 12. Colin missed just one bullseye over three ranges at 500 and 600 yards for an aggregate score of 149 with 18 centres. He beat a top class field from southern and central Queensland and northern NSW under oppressive conditions with...

  • Congratulations!

    The Board of Directors, members, management and staff of Queensland Rifle Association extend their heartiest congratulations to John “Johnno” Johnstone on his award of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Australia Day Honours List.   Rodney Prayle President QRA

  • North Arm - October 2016

    Ashley scores trophy double at North Arm shoot Some of the most challenging wind conditions played havoc with scores at the North Arm Rifle Club and Lilley District Prize Shoot at Yandina, the last Open event for 2016. Swirling gusts had shooters constantly cranking their sights in an often vain attempt to try and stay on target with even the best challenged to stay on top. Ashley Bidgood from Crows...

  • BILLY SING MARKSMAN SHOOT

    BILLY SING MARKSMAN SHOOT, CLERMONT RIFLE RANGE ,1ST AND 2ND OCTOBER 2016. The Third Billy Sing Marksman Shoot, was held at the Clermont Rifle Range on the 1st and 2nd October 2016. Saturday morning saw a very cold start with 3.8 degree temperature, warming up over the weekend to 36 degree on Sunday afternoon. The competition was shot over 8 Ranges 2 X 300m, 4 X 600m, 2 X 700m. Reading wind and...

  • Goondiwindi Rifle Club PM - September 2016

    Standout results in windy border contest Top shooters Colin Cole and Charles Arrowsmith came to the fore in the Border Championships at Goondiwindi which drew a class field of more than 90 competitors, the biggest in years. Rain sweeping around the west on the weekend threatened to dampen spirits, but it was the gusting winds blowing down the range that confronted visitors from Victoria, NSW...

  • 30 Queens for James Corbett - 2016 Queens

    James Corbett wrapped up his 30th Queens Prize taking the 2016 QRA title with another commanding performance in Brisbane. One of Australia’s greatest marksmen who hails from Benalla in Victoria, missed just a single bulllseye in the 100-shot match for a convincing win. His three day aggregate 499 with 60 centres left him two shots clear of Grafton’s Nick Abrahall on 497.49. Mark Thurtell from...

  • Gillian snares her third Duncan. .303 winner - Anthony Wilson.

    Pacific Rifle Club member Gillian Webb-Enslin has won the 2016 Duncan Match in a shootoff from Beaudesert’s Lee Robinson. Gillian, a top-ranked Australian shooter for many years, clinched her third Duncan trophy after sharing an aggregate two-down score of 298.32 with Lee for the six ranges from 300 to 1000 yards. In an all-Queensland result, Natives member Kim O’Loghlen was a close third with...

  • 2016 Duncan Memorial Series

    Gillian Webb-Enslin - winner of 2016 Duncan Memorial Series Aggregate. Gillian (Pacific Rifle Club) and Lee Robinson (Beaudesert Rifle Club) were tied on 298.32 requiring the pair to shoot off for the victory.

  • Ipswich Prize Meet – Picture Perfect

    31 July 2016It was a day unlike most at ‘Stewartdale’ Ripley. Picture perfect, the sky was clear and the sun shining. Barely a breeze to lift the tired wind flags which were flown in preparation for what was to come. Ipswich and District Rifle club was to hold their annual Open Prize meet. Top shots, 73 in total, from all around began to congregate anticipating the contest ahead. Before long...

  • Mark’s Perfect Score

      Perfect scores in long range rifle shooting are hard to come by. And capturing an image of that perfect target was not an option until the recent introduction of electronic targets. Cannon Hill Rifle Club member Mark Fairbairn achieved the feat during the Natives Club Prize Meeting at Belmont range in Brisbane on June 18. Shooting at 500 yards, Mark put all 10 shots in the centre of the...

  • Natives Prize Meeting - June 2016

    Matt takes Natives title Matt Pozzebon has come back to Queensland in fine form, snaring the Natives Prize Meeting Les Perrin Grand Aggregate. He dropped just one shot to post a winning score of 299 with 41 centres across six ranges on June 18 and 19. Matt, who is the current US Open champion, had been working in the Hunter Valley in NSW but has returned to studies at the University of...

  • Darling Downs DRA PM - May 2016

    Ashley in Darling Downs clean sweep Crows Nest rifle shooter Ashley Bidgood continued his run of fine form with a comprehensive win in the Darling Downs Open at Goondiwindi on May 21 and 22. He beat a strong field from across southern Queensland and northern NSW to sweep the Percy Gartner Memorial on Saturday, the Darling Downs District Rifle Association Open on Sunday and the two-day...

  • WDRA Muckadilla Shoot 2016

    Colin masters Muckadilla – again North Arm shooter Colin Cole mastered the challenging Muckadilla range with a superb three day exhibition on the Labour Day long weekend. He missed just one bullseye over seven ranges, inlcuding 11 shots at the final 900 yards. His aggregate 354 with 39 centres left the field in his wake as he cleared out to claim yet another Western District Rifle Association title...

  • North Arm ANZAC Memorial Rifle Comp - 2016

    Impressive Anzac scores at North Arm In an outstanding display of .303 rifle marksmanship, Peter Richards and Dave Hatherell missed just a single bullseye each when they went head to head in the popular Anzac shoot at North Arm on Sunday, April 17. Peter, a member of the Queensland Military Rifle Club, edged ahead with 9 out of 10 centre bulls at 400 yards and clinched the three-range contest...

  • Belmont Upgrade Project

    BELMONT SHOOTING COMPLEX UPGRADE PROJECT  The Belmont Shooting Complex will host the Clay Target, Full Bore, Pistol and Small Bore shooting events for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). The $16.5 million Belmont Shooting Centre Project includes a range of permanent upgrades and temporary facilities to meet international competition requirements for GC2018. News and updates will be...

  • DUNCAN RANGE ENTERS THE ELECTRONIC AGE

    On the weekend of 19th & 20th March QRA conducted its Champion of Champions and City V Country matches on Electronic Targets at Duncan Rifle Range.  This event was the first in a number of trials in the lead up to shooting the 2016 Queens Series on ET’s.  As with any trial, systems are placed under stress to see where the possible areas of concern exist.  The matches were conducted successfully...

  • Gatton Glenore Grove RC PM - March 2016

    Memorable first shoot at Gatton   The first experience of Gatton Rifle Range was a memorable one for many shooters on Sunday, March 13. The Gatton-Glenore Grove Club hosted its first invitational event -- 15 and 10 shots at 600 yards -- in challenging conditions. There was a flukey wind, sometimes almost calm and with a gust strong enough to buckle a flag pole. Plus a rain interruption for good...

  • Feb 2016 - Crows Nest - Goombungee Sweepstakes

    Possible score wins Crows Nest shoot One of the State’s best rifle shooters Colin Cole started the 2016 season in sparking form at Crows Nest on Sunday, Feb 14. Colin, a member of North Arm Rifle Club on the Sunshine Coast, beat a top class field with the only possible score of 30 bullseyes – 18 of which were centre bulls -- in the three range match on the northern Downs. More than 90...

  • 2016 QRA CITY VS COUNTRY

    QRA Rifle Club members are invited to join a Country or a City Team.   The aim of the match is togive members the opportunity to experience team shooting under a wind coach.Please find attached an information flyer and a nomination form.City Vs Country nominations must be received by QRA by Wednesday 9th March 2016.Email to qra@qldrifle.com or mail to PO Box 38, Carina   Qld   4152.Download the City v...

  • QRA invests for new range on Downs

    The Queensland Rifle Association has made its first property investment to build a new rifle range as part of a strategy to secure the long term future of target shooting. In a historic move, the Association has signed off on the $1.3 million purchase of a 358 hectare rural block in Werths Road, Jondaryan where a purpose-built facility will be established for the Toowoomba-based Darling Downs...

  • Darling Downs Rifle Club Prize Meeting - Nov 2015

    Albert and Mungindi young guns duel at Warwick The final prize meeting for the year attracted a hot field of Queensland and NSW rifle shooters to Warwick on Sunday with Shane Abood from Albert and District breaking through for a strong win. Conditions were benign early with an electrical storm interruption late in the day during the Darling Downs Rifle Club event. Shane and Mungindi shooter Ben...

  • 303s at the QRA Queens

    The 303 branch of rifle-shooting has been steadily growing from near-death since the advent of 7.62mm, to the present when new life was breathed into it by Bob Bull who organised a series of annual 303 shoots at North Arm each April leading up to 2015, to honour the ANZACs, including his own father who was a cameleer in Palestine.  

  • Goondiwindi Rifle Club PM - September 2015

    Narrabri young gun takes Goondi title Young Narrabri shooter Andrew Wilson brought his world championship form to the Goondiwindi Border Prize Meeting at the weekend. Andrew prevailed by a narrow margin after going head to head with North Arm Rifle Club member Colin Cole over two days of competition. Both shooters missed just a single bullseye over seven ranges from 300 to 600 metres with...

  • QRA Queens 2015

    Peter Thurtell a narrow Queens winner Wingham shooter Peter Thurtell, a fixture at top level shooting for a number of years, has broken through for his first Queens Prize in Brisbane. Peter took out the 125th QRA Queens, against hot competition in a big field of more than 300 shooters at Belmont and also secured the Queens-Duncan Grand Aggregate.

  • 2015 F Open Queens

    Lowell blows away F Open field Goondiwindi shooter Lowell Tillack was a convincing F Open Queens winner with a record aggregate 599.62. The first-time Queens winner had his single miss at 1000 yards. He said the stray shot was at 12 o’clock so he couldn’t blame the wind. Lowell shot target rifle for many years then F Standard before moving to F Open a couple of years ago. He was pleased with a...

  • Duncan Series 2015

    Kiwi visitor takes Duncan Michael Collings has taken out one the most hotly-contested Duncan Matches at Belmont. He and his wife Di are regular visitors to Brisbane from Te Puke, New Zealand. He posted a winning score of 248.25 in the two-day lead up match to the 2015 QRA Queens Prize which his year has a field of more than 300 competitors. Natives Rifle Club member Wayne Latham won the Duncan...

  • Matt Pozzebon is USA Champion

    Congratulations to Matt Pozzebon who has taken out the 2015 USA Championship in Camp Perry, Ohio. He followed up with a close third in the World Championship which was won by fellow Australian team member Ben Emms from Lyndhurst, NSW. Matt who stamped his future as a rising star shooter with a Victorian Queens is attending his second world titles. He was introduced to shooting as a 12 year old...

  • Steve Smith wins MDRA Open

    A big week of shooting at Belmont range in Brisbane is underway with the F Class national teams championships ahead of the QRA Queens Prize. With so many shooters in town, including from New Zealand, Canada and the UK, the Queens will have a field of more than 300 lining up on Friday after the Duncan lead-up match. More than 100 shooters took part in the Metropolitan District Rifle Association...

  • Ipswich and District Rife Club PM - July 2015

    Two possible scores in testing Ipswich conditions Brisbane shooter Kim O’Loghlen and Cameron McEwan from Dalby-Tara shot possible scores to lead a high class field in the Ipswich Rifle Club annual prize meeting on Sunday. Kim finished two shots clear in the open target rifle aggregate while Cameron hit all 30 bullseyes in the F open scope class. The three-range match at 600 metres twice and 800...

  • Darling Downs Rifle Club 303 “Remember Fromelles” shoot

    On the weekend of 18/19 July, a most enjoyable time was had by seventeen 303 shooters when they competed for the “Fromelles” shoot for 2015. Local shooters were joined by travellers from Brisbane, North Coast, Killkevan, and NSW for the fun and comradery on offer.

  • Beaudesert RC Prize Meeting July 2015

    Ipswich shooter scores again at Beaudesert Top Ipswich shooter Rob Rush showed his liking for the challenging Beaudesert rifle range with a convincing win in the annual Open Prize Shoot on Sunday. He beat a high class field to secure the grand aggregate trophy, missing just one bullseye in 30 shots over three ranges. Rob who last won at Beaudesert in 2012, is a three times Queens Prize winner...

  • NRAA 2015 Australian Queens - June 2015

    Tim Berry runner-up in Australian Queens Natives member Tim Berry was runner-up in the 2015 Australian Queens Prize shot at Belmont range in Brisbane. He led a strong showing of QRA members in the national titles contested by more than 180 shooters from around Australia and New Zealand. Tim had shot nine possibles going into the challenging 1000 yards final range where he dropped two shots to...

  • NRAA President's Match - June 2015

    North Arm shooter takes Presidents Three times national Queens Prize winner Colin Cole was in fine early touch winning the Presidents Match at the 2015 Australian Rifle Championships at Belmont. Colin, a member of the North Arm Rifle Club, won the two-day lead-up event as the only shooter in a top class field to miss just two bullseyes in the 70 shot contest for a score of 348 with 38 centre...

  • Bundaberg-Burnett Rifle Club Prize Meeting - May 2015

    Gordon finally scores at Bundaberg After the best part of four decades, Gordon Duncan has finally won an Open Prize Shoot at Bundaberg. He topped a strong field of competitors in the 2015 Bundaberg-Burnett Rifle Club Championship which included four visitors from South Australia.   Gordon clinched the Grand Aggregate trophy on the last range at the weekend with every one of 15 shots at 900 yards...

  • Darling Downs DRA Prize Meeting - May 2015

    Wendy shoots a Darling Downs double Top Brisbane shooter Wendy Latham turned in a consistent performance in testing conditions to score a double at the Darling Downs Championship at Warwick at the weekend. With the breeze up on Saturday, the Natives Rifle Club member and Geoff Grant from Mariners were the only shooters in a top class field to finish just one bullseye down over three ranges. Wendy,...

  • Western District RA Muckadilla Shoot - APRIL 2015

    Best shooters tested in the wild west   The Muckadilla rifle range lived up to its formidable reputation testing some of the State’s best shooters at the weekend. Wind conditions on the open range were blustery and variable reflecting in many scores which went from excellent on one mound to ordinary on the next. The final 11 shots at 900 yards proved most challenging with a big re-ordering of the...

  • Sunshine Coast ANZAC Memorial Competition, North Arm - April 2015

    Biloela shooter takes .303 centenary title  Crack Central Queensland shooter Charles Arrowsmith was a convincing winner of the ANZAC Centenary Memorial .303 match at North Arm at the weekend. The trip from Biloela with his 1940s Long Branch rifle proved fruitful as he shot a possible 150 on the opening day using a modified scoring system. On Sunday two dropped shots pushed Charles into second...

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  • QRA Shooters News

    Stories of QRA shooter's success at events:  VRA Syme Aggregate 2015: Congratulations to QRA Shooters who achieved high placings in the Syme Aggregate, leadup to the VRA Queens. TRPlaced 2nd - Rob Cadden (Central RC) 298.30Placed 3rd - Geoff Grosskreutz (Brisbane RC) 297.35 F CLASS OPEN First Place - Jenni Hausler (Brisbane RC) 354.29 (pictured below)...

  • Downs Identity a Sporting 90

    Darling Downs identity Ted Long first took up rifle shooting competition in 1948 and he is still going strong as he approaches his 90th birthday in April. He has been a lifelong member of Pittsworth Rifle Club, following his father Percy into the sport which he pursues with his other passion, playing golf twice a week. “I didn’t take up golf until I retired at 73,” Ted explained during a rain...

  • QRA Country v City - March 2015

    Champion of Champions and City v Country RESULTS:  Click here  Geoff revelled in rain at Belmont                                  Brisbane shooter Geoff Grosskreutz is in the best form of his shooting career spanning almost 40 years. Geoff shot a possible 200 to win the Metropolitan Champion of Champions trophy at Belmont. He then revelled in the rain to take out the QRA Championship in both the Open and Veterans categories on...

  • Crows Nest - Goombungee Sweepstakes and PM - February 2015

    Crows Nest Winner All Bulls Ashley Bidgood opened the 2015 rifle shooting circuit in sparkling form with a victory at his home club, Crows Nest-Goombungee on Sunday. He made life difficult for a top field of more than 90 competitors over the weekend, not missing a single bullseye.

  • Duncan Range Works

    Belmont Range users will have noticed significant earthworks behind 1000 yards which has been occurring over recent weeks in co-ordination with the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning.  Fill is being transferred from the Chandler Sporting Complex Velodrome and is being used to construct an earth wall to reduce noise from the Range reachingneighbouring properties.

  • Warwick PM - Rapid rise for Childers Shooter - November 2014

    Scott Mitchell from Childers has come a long way in his first year of competition rifle shooting, winning his first open F Standard scope class trophy at the final prize meeting of the season in Warwick on Sunday. He trounced a top field to win the A Grade aggregate over three ranges at the Darling Downs Rifle Club event. The Bundaberg Rifle Club member finished with a score of 175 from 180 in...

  • Doug Turner Perpetual Cup and Trophy at Gatton Glenore Grove Rifle Club 8 November 2014

    In October 2013 Doug Turner passed away at the Gatton Rifle range after completing his shoot, his last shot was a X. Prior to his death Doug had already willed that his funeral would be closed to all but his immediate family. This prompted the Gatton R.C committee to hold an annual BBQ remembrance lunch and shoot on Doug Turner’s favorite range, the 300yds. This year this annual event took...

  • North Arm Centenary Howling Success

    The North Arm Rifle Club celebrated its centenary in style at the weekend with about 85 top shooters from around Queensland and NSW doing battle with the elements. Winds swirled and blew up to near gale force at times as the range lived up to its challenging reputation. Almost half the field comprised scope rifle shooters competing on electronic targets.

  • Girls Take Aim on the Shooting Range

    From the Towwoomba Chronicle  | 24th Oct 2014. SCHOOLGIRLS on the Darling Downs are taking up a weekend sport with a difference. Westbrook's Caitlyn Pederson is just one of many girls in the region who have begun competing in the sport of shooting. Recreation and competition shooting associations have reported a surge in junior numbers in recent years, with females leading the...

  • Belmont Enters the Electronic Era

    The Queensland Rifle Association officially entered the electronic era with the commissioning of 12 new permanent high tech targets on the Duncan Range at Belmont on Thursday, October 23. The Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing Steven Dickson headed the guest list launch of the HEXTA-002 electronic targets. The Queensland Government through Mr Dixon’s Department has made an...

  • New Patron of the QRA

      The QRA would like to announce that His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC Governor of Queensland has accepted patronage of the QRA for the duration of his term.  We thank His Excellency for this patronage. The Governor is the first to have a social media presence and you might like to "Like" the Governor's facebook page; facebook.com/QldGovernor   follow the official twitter account;...

  • Queen's Prize 2014 Winner

    Congratulations to the 2014 Queen's Prize Winner Helen Griffiths from the Pacific Rifle Club. The QRA would like to thank everyone who took part in yet another wildly successful Queen's Prize. From August 12-16, 300+ people visited Belmont as either volunteers, spectators or, of course, competitors at our 124th Queen's Prize. Helen Griffiths won her second Qld Rifle Association (QRA) Queen’s...

  • Duncan 2014 Winner

    Congratulations to the 2014 Duncan winner Mijo Brdjanovic from the Brisbane Rifle Club.   This year's A Grade Duncan Memorial winner, who shot over 6 ranges from 300 to 1000yards, was Brisbane Rifle Club member Mijo Brdjanovic. In fifteenth place with four points down after the first day, Mijo entered day two with the second best possible, a 50.4 at 900 yards, for a silver medallion on that...

  • 124th QRA Queen's Prize Meeting 2014

    RESULTS CAN BE FOUND ON THE NRAA WEBSITE HERE Congratulations to the 2014 Queen's Prize Winner Helen Griffiths from the Pacific Rifle Club.  Read more here. Congratulations to the 2014 Duncan winner Mijo Brdjanovic from the Brisbane Rifle Club.  Read more here. RESULTS: Teams Results 100YD Sweeps 300 Meter Championships 2013 QRA Queens and Grand Aggregate Winner Colin Cole (North Arm Rifle...

  • Ipswich & District Rifle Club Prize Meeting - July 2014

    In form Ash takes Ipswich shoot The State’s top in-form rifle shooter Ashley Bidgood continued on his winning way at the Ipswich Annual Prize Meeting on Sunday. He missed just one bullseye in the 30 shot match to beat a strong field in the popular event hosted by Ipswich and District Rifle Club. There were more than 80 competitors from around south east Queensland and northern NSW, almost half...

  • Twelve electronic targets coming to Belmont

    Long range rifle shooting in Queensland is set to enter a new era with the installation of 12 high tech electronic targets at Belmont Range in Brisbane. A syndicate of four Belmont-based rifle clubs was successful in obtaining a $100,000 grant from the State Government towards the cost of the new targets which will be used at ranges from 300 to 1000 yards. The path of the bullet is captured by...

  • Beaudesert Rifle Club PM - July 2014

    Ashley Bidgood scores at Beaudesert Crows Nest Goombungee shooter Ashley Bidgood continued his fine 2014 form with a victory in the Beaudesert Rifle Club annual prize shoot on Sunday, July 6. He was the only competitor in a strong field of more than 70 shooters to record a possible score of 150 – 30 bullseyes in the 30 shot match. At  his last outing, Ashley was a close third in the Australian...

  • Press Coverage in the Western Star 5/8/2014

    Fred is Still Going full Bore.  Press Coverage in the Western Star Newspapaer 5/8/2014: It might get a bit harder to do, but Muckadilla Rifle Club's Fred Hewitt never gets tired of full bore shooting...

  • Press Coverage in the Courier Mail 9/8/2014

    For the Love of the Game - with Bernie Pramberg in the Courier Mail Newspapaer 9/8/2014 This weekend Ted and his wife will hook up their caravan and travel to Brisbane where Ted will compete in his 62nd Shooting Complex. Read the article here.

  • Geoff Grosskreutz second in President’s Match

      QRA members were in good early form at the 43rd National Rifle Championships at Belmont. They filled second to fifth placings in the two-day President’s Match behind the winner Peter Thurtell from Wingham, NSW who shot a possible 350.45. The lead-up match to the National Queen’s Prize was held in conditions conducive to high scoring.

  • Mirko Teglasi secures Natives title

      Mirko Teglasi beat a strong field to take out the A Grade trophy at the Natives Rifle Club Prize Shoot at Belmont. The two day competition was held in the run-up to the National Queens.

  • Ash Bidgood third in National Queens

    Ashley Bidgood from Crows Nest-Goombungee finished a close third in the 2014 National Queen’s Prize shot at Belmont in Brisbane. The Queens contested by a top field of 181 shooters was won by Bendigo’s Geoff Grenfell who dropped just a single shot in the days of competition. Ashley was in a group of four shooters who finished two shots down on 498.48 behind Jim Bailey from Holsworthy who posted...

  • 2014 QRA Open Day a big success

    All the hard work of organising and promoting the QRA Open Day at Belmont on Sunday, May 25 paid off. A big crowd of all ages mustered early, keen to take a look at the range and facilities and test out their aim at the 300 yard range before enjoying a free sausage sizzle and entertainment. A good number of club volunteers were on hand to show the visitors around and provide with a selection of open...

  • Changes to QRA access

    Due to closure of the median strip opposite Stanbrough Rd - Traffic travelling Eastbound on Old Cleveland Road can no longer turn right, straight into the Belmont Shooting Complex - must now U Turn at Chandler 700m further on. 

  • Darling Downs DISTRICT RA - MAY 2014

    Hard fought win to Brian Long at Warwick Pittsworth Rifle Club shooter Brian Long emerged with aggregate honours in a hard fought contest at the Darling Downs Rifle Association championship at Warwick on the weekend. He and Shaun Dolan from Murwillumbah each missed just two bullseyes in 60 shots over the two days with Brian posting 34 centre bulls to Shaun’s 27. The two matches contested...

  • Lions at home in Belmont den

      Several members of the Brisbane Lions AFL team showed their prowess on the rifle range during a visit to Belmont to help promote the Open Day coming up on Sunday, May 25. They were thrown in the deep end at 1000 yards with a stiff breeze that would challenge the best shooters. Definitely candidates for the QRA All Stars when they come off their Lions contracts!

  • PRESS COVERAGE: Aiming at Future Growth

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  • Press Coverage: Shooting stars take on Lions

    Coverage from the Southern Star Newspaper - 14th May:    

  • CLERMONT PRIZE SHOOT - May 2014

    Winners:  back L-R   Lee Robinson, Derek Higgins – front L-R Gary Towers, Murray Wilson, Jim Blomfield , Nev Fyles

  • Central Qld Championships - April 2014

    Biloela shooter Central Qld champion Biloela shooter Charles Arrowsmith has continued his hot form in 2014 with a victory in the Central Queensland Rifle Association Championships held at the Raglan range over the Easter weekend. He won a close tussle with Raglan member Thomas Ryan going shot for shot over eight ranges from 300 to 900 metres in the two-day contest. A challenging wind which blew up...

  • North Arm Rifle Club ANZAC .303 Shoot - April 2014

    “Dads Army” rifle top scores at Yandina An impressive 18 bulls in 20 shots from a “Dads Army” rifle gave Peter Richards top honours at the ANZAC .303 Memorial Shoot at Yandina on Sunday. Peter, from Ipswich, was part of a strong Queensland Military Rifle Club contingent taking part in the popular annual event which was shortened to two ranges when rain set in during the day. About 40 shooters...

  • South Burnett DRA PM – Wondai - March 2014

    North Arm shooter leads growing scope force at Wondai 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...

  • QRA Champion of Champions Belmont - March 2014

    Biloela shooter takes champions trophy 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...

  • Strong under 25 team to Bendigo - March 2014

    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...

  • City vs Country March 2014

    Clean sweep for city teams 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....

  • NRAA TEAMS RESULTS – BENDIGO

    Under 25 Teams Matches, Bendigo Open Team Results - Bendigo NRAA National Team Championships Results

  • Mirko Teglasi - Tasmanian 2014 Queen's Prize winner

      Local Brisbane shooters win major prizes at the Tasmanian Queens held from 6 to 10 March 2014 Mirko Teglasi, (Brisbane Rifle Club) won the Tasmanian Queens with a score of 489.57 and the Grand Aggregate with 784.92. Mark Fairbairn, (Cannon Hill Rifle Club) won the F Open (FO) class with a score of 593.48. Congratulations go to both shooters as we understand the windy conditions made it...

  • QRA's Qld Team wins the Bruce White Match

    QRA's Qld Team wins the Bruce White Match on Day One of the National Teams Competition, 15 Shots at 300yards by a Five Person Team:  

  • New president for Qld Rifle Association

    Andrew Mayfield is new QRA President Experienced A Grade shooter Andrew Mayfield has been elected as the new President of the Queensland Rifle Association. Andrew is a member of Ipswich Rifle Club and is a regular competitor at ranges in Ipswich, Brisbane and Beaudesert from his home base in Logan City where he also works. He also attends many country prize shoots, something he is keen to...

  • Crows Nest-Goombungee Prize Meet - February 2014

    Ashley takes Crows Nest Trophy One of the state’s top rifle shooters Ashley Bidgood opened the year in splendid form, dominating a high class field at the first Open Prize Shoot for 2014 at the weekend. Competing on home turf, Ashley shot the only possible score in challenging windy conditions to secure the A Grade trophy at Crows Nest-Goombungee on Sunday. His aggregate of 150 with 19 centre...

  • 2014 Country vs City & Champion of Champions

      Download these details as a PDF Flyer here.

  • 2013 National Veteran Teams Match.

        "Don Cooke" Match which is shot over the "Merrett" Match ranges of 300, 600, 800 and 900 metres. Top Shooter was - Helen Griffiths coached by John Caske, score of 196.16  

  • Press Coverage: Lobwein sets sights on serving sport

      As a competitive shooter, Ken Lobwein has represented Australia and won a prestigious Queens Prize title. He was a member of the Australian team that competed in South Africa in 1999. Read More at the Queensland Times

  • Open Day: Newcomers have a blast on the range

    Tom Boswell Sports ReporterSouthern StarOct 9 2013IT’S a sport where newcomers can find themselves hitting a target up to 1000m away with no experience at shooting a firearm. Dozens of curious people converged on Belmont Shooting Range at the weekend to take part in the Queensland Rifle Association... read more......

  • Queensland shooters show ‘em how at World F Class Championship

      The most successful Australian team in recent times contested the US F Class & World Long range F Class championship last week. Prominent in the F Open team, which won the ICFRA teams match & bronze in the lead up US championship event, were Dalby-Tara couple Cameron and Julie McEwan. Both fought illness throughout the period, but nevertheless pulled it together to get Australia over the line....

  • QRA Queens Prize Winner 2013

     Queens Prize to North Arm shooter North Arm Rifle Club member Colin Cole added to his impressive shooting career with his sixth Queen’s Prize victory at Belmont range in Brisbane. Colin was the last Sunshine State shooter to win the Queensland Rifle Association event back in 2006, giving him a tally of 3 QRA Queen’s and 3 National Rifle Association Queen’s titles. He was a convincing winner in...

  • Ladies Celebrate 45 Years - 2013

    Gentlemen rain on Ladies Parade  A celebration of 45 years of the Queensland Ladies Rifle Team has been part of a big QRA Queen’s Prize week at Belmont. The Queensland team has been in action since the inaugural championships in 1967 and is enjoying success in the modern era winning the last two national titles. More than 50 women have been in the Queensland team over the years with a number...

  • Gillian takes the Duncan - 2013

    Gillian Webb-Enslin has been in good early form at the QRA Queens Prize shoot, winning the Duncan lead-up match. Gillian dropped just one shot in the two day event for a score of 299.39 to win from Pacific’s Peter Schafferius on 298.36 with Colin Cole, North Arm, third on 298.33. Chris Reeves from Mariners won the B Grade and Robert Cramp from Pacific took C Grade. Nick Williamson, Gemfields, won...

  • QRA Queens 2013 Results

    Queens 300 Metre Championships Results QRA Queens Prize 2013 to North Arm Shooter - Colin Cole - Read More Duncan 2013 - Gillian Webb-Enslin Wins - Read More Gentlemen Rain on Ladies Parade - Ladies Celebrate 45 Years - Read More More detailed results can be found on the NRAA website HERE.    

  • Ipswich Rifle Club Prize Meeting - July 2013

    Mijo an emphatic Ipswich rifle winner Brisbane shooter Mijo Brdjanovic showed his liking for the challenging rifle range at Ripley with an emphatic win in the Ipswich Rifle Club’s annual prize shoot on Sunday. Mijo took his second title in two years with a possible three range aggregate score of 150 with 16 centre bulls. His effort included a splendid second range score of 9 out of 10 centre...

  • Qld Ladies team celebrating 45 years

    Ipswich will have a special place in the celebration of 45 years of the Queensland Ladies Rifle Team in Brisbane on August 14.Club legend Jim Rush was an early supporter of women’s participation in the sport which began to flourish as the military ceded control of rifle shooting in the early 1960s. While shooting is one of the few sports where women compete on equal terms with men, a ladies...

  • Beaudesert Prize Meeting - July 2013

    Damien scores his first Open at Beaudesert    Damien Earl from Pacific Rifle Club in Brisbane came out on top in a tight A Grade tussle at the Beaudesert Open Prize Meeting on Sunday.   There was some high scoring from the big field in good weather conditions with three possible 150s in the competition shot over 300 yards and 500 yards twice.   Damien, who has only been shooting for three years,...

  • Matt Scores Trip to Spain

    Congratulations to Matt Pozzebon who has won a place in the Australian Junior Commonwealth Games squad to attend a World Cup shoot in Spain in July. Ten outstanding talents across all shooting disciplines are part of the squad. Matt shot with University Rifle Club before graduating and moving to NSW where he is now a member at Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley. He is just back from competing with the...

  • Qld Shooters Prominent in Nationals

    Class Victorian shooter Geoff Grenfell won his 8th Queen’s Prize at the 42nd National Rifle Championships in Brisbane. A field of 175 competitors enjoyed the Brisbane hospitality, apart from the miserable weather on the opening day of the Queen’s. Adopted Queenslander Ben Picton from Mungindi finished fifth in the Queen’s. He came second in the Royal Kaltenberg match to place fourth in the...

  • NRAA History Launch in Brisbane

    A new book which chronicles the history of the oldest sporting institution in Australia was launched in Brisbane at the weekend (June 22). The Riflemen traces the first 100 years of the National Rifle Association which was formed in 1888. The book was written by Melbourne-based historian Andrew Kilsby with the research part of his PhD thesis. It traces the story of the shooting movement through...

  • Bundaberg Burnett RC Prize Meeting - June 2013

    Gillian Clean Sweeps Bundaberg Shoot  Australian representative shooter Gillian Web Enslin showed her class to clean sweep the Bundaberg Burnett Rifle Club’s Open Prize Meeting at the weekend. Gillian missed just three bulls in the 70-shot match, posting a grand aggregate score of 347 with 41 centres. Her husband Darren Enslin shot strongly to place second in the 4 range aggregate on Saturday...

  • Darling Downs RA Prize Meeting - May 2013

    Young Caleb arrives with a bang Young Toowoomba rifle shooter Caleb Pearce broke into A Grade ranks in spectacular fashion, posting the highest daily score of any competitor in a strong field at Warwick at the weekend. Caleb mastered windy conditions, dropping just two shots to post a 148 with 15 centre bulls in the Darling Downs District Rifle Association Prize Shoot on Sunday. A Grade was won...

  • Western Downs Muckadilla Shoot - May 2013

    Mungindi shooter takes western trophy The Western District Rifle Association championship trophy stayed in the west this year, but slipped over the border with Mungindi shooter Ben Picton at the weekend. Ben finished on top after a tussle with repeat winner Colin Cole from North Arm on Sunday.Their scores were locked together going into the final range at 900 yards, but Ben pulled away to...

  • North Arm .303 ANZAC Shoot - April 2013

    Gympie shooter blitzes .303 event Gympie-Kilkivan Rifle Club member Dave Hatherell put on a great display of precision shooting to win the ANZAC memorial .303 competition at Yandina on Sunday. His possible 150 with 12 centre bulls across three ranges was a top performance, even with the modified scoring system used to make allowances for guns up to 100 years old. Dave is a regular competitor and...

  • Department of Sport and Recreation news

    Brisbane Region e-Advisory April 2013 "Play By The Rules" March/April 2013  

  • QRA “Bullet-In” Newsletters

    QRA email Newslatter 11-12-15 QRA email Newslatter 22-9-15 QRA email Newslatter 26-6-15 QRA email Newsletter 27-4-15 QRA email Newsletter 26-2-15 QRA email Newsletter 30-10-14 QRA email Newsletter 27-8-14 QRA email Newsletter 1-7-14 QRA email Newsletter 19-4-14 QRA email Newsletter 23-2-14 QRA email Newsletter 3-12-13 QRA email Newsletter 9-8-13 QRA email Newsletter 21-5-13 QRA email Newsletter...

  • City of Ipswich 2013 Australia Day Awards - Sports Award Nominee

    City of Ipswich 2013 Australia Day Awards - Sports Award Nominee   Ray Edbrooke Life Member Ipswich & District Rifle Club   In recognition of his long standing contribution to target shooting, Life Member of the Ipswich and District Rifle Club, Mr Ray Edbrooke was jointly nominated for a 2013 City of Ipswich Australia Day Award by both the SSAA QLD and the members of the Ipswich and District Rifle...

  • MDRA Champion of Champions - April 2013

    Hamish Pollock & Erica Young both members of University of QLD Rifle Club. Winners of the MDRA Champion of Champions, Hamish the Open TR with 196.22 & Erica the U25 with 189.09:

  • GORDON DUNCAN at the 116th Tasmanian Queen’s Prize Meeting

    Congratulations to GORDON DUNCAN Central Rifle Club, for his performance at the 116th Tasmanian Queen’s Prize Meeting He won the Davis Series Lead-up and the Grand Championship with the following scores: Davis Aggregate: Gordon Duncan 296.21 ahead of Jan Dyer, Darwin (294.26) and Mark Buchanan, Roseville (292.26). Grand Aggregate: Gordon Duncan 783.60 ahead of Anthony McGuigan, Mosman/NBay...

  • CENTRAL QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS - March/April 2013

    CENTRAL QUEENSLAND DISTRICT RIFLE ASSOCIATIONCENTRAL QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS29 MARCH TO 1 APRIL 2013 - Results: Central Queensland ChampionshipsResults: Central Queensland Palma MatchResults: RTSA Benefit Day Photo of winners of C.Q. Championships: Left to Right: Nev Fyles C.Q. Target Sports –“ B” Grade; Paul Kerlin Clermont F Std “B” Grade; Patrick Mayfield Ipswich “C” Grade; Andrew...

  • GORDON DUNCAN Tas Queen’s Prize Grand Champion

    Congratulations to GORDON DUNCAN, Central Rifle Club, for his performance at the 116th Tasmanian Queen’s Prize Meeting Gordon Duncan won the Davis Series Lead-up and the Grand Championship with the following scores: Davis Aggregate: Gordon Duncan 296.21 ahead of Jan Dyer, Darwin (294.26) and Mark Buchanan, Roseville (292.26). Grand Aggregate: Gordon Duncan 783.60 ahead of Anthony McGuigan,...

  • Looking to F Class World Championship in USA

    F Class shooters are warming up for a big year, with several Queensland members in a strong Australian contingent to the World Championships in the USA in August. Thirty shooters will compete in four teams and individually in both F Open and Field Target Rifle contests at Raton in New Mexico from August 19 to 27. Australia will be contesting the World Cup event for the first time. There will be...

  • Crows Nest Goombungee - February 2013

    Downs shooter takes tight Crows Nest contest Darling Downs Rifle Club member Rob McMaster held his nerve to win a tight season opening Prize Shoot at Crows Nest on Sunday. He was in a bunch of five shooters who had dropped just a single shot going into the last range at 500 yards -- and the only one to keep his record intact with a possible 50. In tricky wind conditions, top local shooter...

  • Australian Team – The Australia Match Trophy – Barbados 2013

    Queensland will provide more than half the firepower in an Australian team doing battle for one of the country’s oldest sporting trophies in Barbados this year. The historic Australia Match for supremacy in long range rifle shooting will be contested after the West Indies Championships in May.

  • Passing of LAURIE STEELE

    (Jim Breeze, QRA Board Member, Darling Downs Rifle Club, 12 December 2012.)   I received word tonight that Laurie Steele passed away this morning. He has been in poor health for some years, taking a turn for the worse in recent months, and of late has been in the Salem Lutheran nursing facility.   Laurie was Captain of DDRC 16 times between 1957 and 1980. He was Club Champion 6 times, the latest in 1983....

  • QRA Winners at ACT Queen’s 14-18 November 2012

      R A Rolph Aggregate A Grade  - Helen Griffiths (Pacific) First Place  - Don Thompson (Natives) Fourth  - Rob Cadden (Central) Sixth   Queensland Team – winners of the Tiverton Cup Queen’s Aggregate F Class Standard A Grade - Daryl Barlow (Ipswich) First Place - Ernie Mace (Central) Fourth F Class Standard B Grade - Dave Challen (Natives) First Place - Nicola Slee (Ipswich) Third...

  • DDDRA Open Prize Meeting - November 2012

    The State’s top performing rifle shooter of 2012 Ashley Bidgood ended the competition year on a high note winning the Darling Downs Open shot at Warwick on Sunday. Ashley dropped just one shot to post the best score of 149 with 14 centres. He opened the season winning four Open competitions in a row and placed third in the 2012 QRA Queens Prize. Three competitors in the strong Warwick field...

  • NORTH ARM Open Prize Meeting - October 2012

    Windy challenge at North Arm There were excellent individual scores mixed with plenty of hard luck stories as competitors battled windy conditions in weekend rifle shooting action on the Sunshine Coast. Some of the State’s top shooters were challenged at the 25th North Arm Rifle Club Prize Meeting on Saturday and the 92nd Lilly District Rifle Association Open on Sunday. Russell Saxby from...

  • BUNDABERG/BURNETT Open Prize Meeting - September 2012

    Gillian wins Bundy, next stop Adelaide Australian representative shooter Gillian Webb-Enslin snared her second successive Bundaberg-Burnett Open title at the weekend. Gillian and her husband Darren Enslin had their final competition hit out before flying to Adelaide for the South Australian Queens Prize which starts later this week. They will then join other members of the Queensland Rifle...

  • QRA Taipans off to Adelaide

    The Queensland Rifle Association has selected one of its most experienced teams to do battle in the national championships to be held in Adelaide early in October. The team now branded the Taipans, has won the coveted Merrett Match at two of the past three championships with the same core of shooters. Results and Updates available here....

  • Barcaldine Open Prize Meeting - September 2012

    BARCALDINE Open Prize Meeting 8-9 September 2012  View the results here.

  • Big day out for 4BC radio crew at Belmont

        A big crew from Radio station 4BC descended on Belmont range for a day’s shooting action in a great relationship-building exercise for the QRA. A selection of full bore rifles were provided and also shotguns with a portable clay target thrower set up for the occasion. After being shown the basics, a serious competition ensued with the trophy and bragging rights going to the station’s sales team....

  • Border Championships Open Prize Meeting - Goondiwindi September 2012

    First win for young Mackay shooter Rising young shooter Matt Pozzebon broke through for his first open win at the Goondiwindi Rifle Club’s Border Championship at the weekend. Matt, who hails from Mackay, is a final year student in Brisbane and shoots with the University of Queensland Rifle Club. He has been a regular member of the Queensland Under 25 team and will again represent  the State at...

  • QRA QUEENS 2012 WINNER

    NSW shooter wins 2012 Queens Prize Top New South Wales marksman Jim Jeffery has won the 122nd Queensland Rifle Association Queens Prize. Jim, who shoots with Lyndhurst Rifle Club, is a member of the Australian team and a regular competitor in Brisbane. After his narrow Queens victory at Belmont Range, Jim is preparing for an Australia Cup selection match for the 2014 Commonwealth Games team....

  • Press Clippings and Photos

    Ted Long: For the Love of the Game - Courier Mail  Jim Choate: Still Going Strong - Australian Target Rifle Club takes aim to show off first-class complex - South-East Advertiser Aiming at Future Growth - Springfield News Shooting stars take on Lions - Southern Star Newspaper Shooting his way to top - Under 25s in Qld Country Life 2013 National Veteran Teams Match - Helen Griffiths top shooter. ...

  • Queens 2012 Press Clippings

    For the Love of the game - Bernie Pramberg - Courier Mail (PDF) Ipswich Team Produces Top Performance (JPG) South East Advertiser: Helen on Target for Queens Prize (PDF) Ipswich News: Anatomy of a Champion: Rob Rush (PDF) Southern Star: O'Loghlen aims for highest prize...

  • Duncan Memorial Match 2012

    Kiwi’s fly high at Belmont. Kiwi shooter Rob Johansen from Gisbourne has struck form early on this visit to Brisbane, taking out the Duncan Memorial Match, the lead-up event to the 122nd QRA Queens Prize.   Rob and North Arm member Colin Cole went head to head the whole way with Rob prevailing by the narrowest of margins 298.34 to 298.33.   The pair were all locked up going into the last range at...

  • Gemfields Open Prize Meeting - Sapphire - August 2012

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  • IPSWICH Open Prize Meeting - Ripley - July 2012

    Another Trophy for North Arm Shooter One of Queensland’s best performed rifle shooters Colin Cole had to survive a shoot-off to secure another trophy at Ipswich on Sunday. Colin, a member of North Arm Rifle Club at Yandina, won the annual Ipswich Prize Meeting which attracted a big field of 97 shooters to the range at Ripley. Four shooters dropped only one shot over three ranges at 600, 600 and...

  • NRAA National Chanpionships - June 2012

    Kaltenberg Mission Possible for Kim Brisbane shooter Kim O’Loghlen continued his good form in the National Rifle Championships which drew a class field of more than 150 shooters to the Belmont Range from June 20-24. The winner of his Natives Rifle Club Prize Shoot turned in an outstanding performance on the final day of the nationals to take out the Royal Kaltenberg Challenge Cup. The best...

  • QLD Taipan Team 2012 Results

     Results can be found on the National Rifle Association web site   

  • Darling Downs DRA - Warwick - May 2012

    Honours Shared in Hot Competition at Warwick DARLING DOWNS DISTRICT RIFLE ASSOC OPEN PRIZE MEETING - WARWICK - 19TH & 20TH May 2012. Some of the hottest shooting of the season saw a packed field in contention going in to the final range at the Southern Downs Open Prize Meeting at Warwick on Sunday. But the six shooters who went down at 600 yards carrying possible 100 scores for the day all came...

  • Victorious Qld Fraser Shield Team, Mackay 2012

    The Victorious Qld Fraser Shield Team, Mackay 2012.  The QRA won with 483.37, NQRA score was 450.25. (L-R) Back Row:   Colin Cole, Peter Schafferius, Darren Enslin, Damien Earl,Don Thompson, Rod Prayle, Kim O'LoghlenMiddle Row:  Carol Solomon, John Caske (Captain), Gillian Webb-Enslin, WendyLatham, Karen ColeKneeling:  Coaches:  Bill Baker & Wayne Latham.

  • Muckadilla May 2012

    Ashley masters Muckadilla Top Crows Nest shooter Ashley Bidgood mastered the challenging conditions at Muckadilla for a convincing win in the Western District Rifle Association Championship at the weekend. Ashley took his third competition event for the season with an aggregate score of 345.29 over seven ranges with 11 shots on the last range. A number of shooters in contention coming into the...

  • 2012 National Ladies Teams Championships - May 2012

    3 May 2012 CONGRATULATIONS to the QLD LADIES RIFLE TEAM Winners of the 2012 National Ladies Teams Championship, Mackay  Wendy Latham (Captain), Karen Cole, Helen Griffiths, Elyse Morrison, Cathy Smith, Carol Solomon. Congratulations to the Queensland Ladies Team for their outstanding performance in the Australian Ladies Teams Matches winning the President’s Match, Medland Match and the Grand...

  • North Arm ANZAC .303 Competition - April 2012

    Anzac shoot a breeze for Jim TOOWOOMBA shooter Jim Breeze was a convincing winner of the popular Anzac Day .303 Memorial competition staged at Yandina on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday. Jim headed a strong contingent of Darling Downs enthusiasts who made the trip worthwhile by taking out the Teams trophy. There was some high scoring in still conditions at the first two ranges over 300 and 400...

  • City v Country - April 2012

    City shooters too good, yet again The City rifle team again proved their superiority in the annual challenge match against Country at Belmont Rifle Range in Brisbane on Sunday. The City team captained by Geoff Grosskreutz retained the open trophy they won last year with an aggregate score of 2554 to Country’s 2548. The State’s best shooters were in Brisbane for the match which comprised 35...

  • Ipswich shooter takes Beaudesert Prize - April 2012

    Seasoned Ipswich shooter Rob Rush showed he is still at the top of his game with an outstanding performance to win the hotly contested Beaudesert Prize Meeting on Sunday. He was the only competitor in the field of more than 70 shooters to complete the tricky three range event without dropping a shot. He posted a score of 150 with 16 centre bulls to win the 30 shot match over 300 yards and 500...

  • Crows Nest shooter running hot - March 2012

    Crows Nest shooter Ashley Bidgood continued his impressive 2012 form winning the South Burnett annual prize shoot at the weekend with his second successive possible score. He shot an aggregate 150.18 to take the Gordon Iszlaub Memorial Shield -- the same score which won his own club open at Crows Nest last month. He finished a clear winner of the South Burnett competition shot over 300, 500 and...

  • Strong opening by Crows Nest local - February 2012

    Ashley Bidgood opened the 2012 shooting season with a possible 150 to win his Crows Nest-Goombungee Rifle Club Annual Prize Shoot on Sunday for the second year in a row.    He was the only competitor not to drop a shot in the field of more than 70 shooters from Central Queensland to Northern New South Wales.   The match shot over 500 and 600 yards provided some flukey wind challenges, with the...

  • Murwillumbah shooter tops at Goondi - September 2011

    Murwillumbah shooter Alan Cronk scored a competition double to come out on top in the hard fought Goondiwindi Rifle Club Annual Prize Shoot held at the weekend. Alan, one of the most consistent A Graders on the shooting circuit, prevailed in tricky wind conditions on Saturday to win the Cam Ellis Memorial with a score of 147.9. The conditions tested a strong field of 69 shooters drawn from...

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    QRA Updates NRAA Updates Major Events Calendar QRA “Bullet-In” Newsletters Press Clippings and Photos  Department of Sport and Recreation news Sports Awards / Grants QRA Shooters news   2016 QRA City v Country Match - 19th and 20th March 2016, Belmont. Information flyer RESULTS:  Champion of Champions  RESULTS:  City Vs Country   2015 QRA City v Country Match - 21-22 March.    RESULTS and photos :  Click...

  • QLD Rifle Association Queens Prize 2011 - August 2011

    QLD Rifle Association Queens Prize 2011 Video 

  • QLD Rifle Association Celebrates 150 Years. - August 2011

    QLD Rifle Association Celebrates 150 Years Video