City shooters too good, yet again

Victorious City captain Geoff Grosskreutz (left) is congratulated by Country Captain, Jim Breeze from Toowoomba. Victorious City captain Geoff Grosskreutz (left) is congratulated by Country Captain, Jim Breeze from Toowoomba. 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 shots all at 900 metres where shooters had protection from showery weather.

Top score was the only possible on the day, 175 with 18 centre bulls shot by City’s Damian Earle, a member of Pacific Rifle Club.


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Toowoomba shooter John Gilliland had the best Country score, 174.19.

City won the F Open scope event with an aggregate 780 to 792 and the Veterans team shot 837 with only three country veterans totaling 503.

Country had two F Standard scope teams which both finished in front of City. The Red team captained by Peter Hayden from Gatton-Glenore Grove won with an aggregate 768 to the Country Red on 756 with the City team scoring 741.
 

Rob Rush Champion of Champions

Top Ipswich shooter Rob Rush is also a master coach.  He was working with talented Beaudesert competitor Steve Mills in the City-Country shoot on Sunday after securing the Club Champion of Champions trophy at Belmont on Saturday. Top Ipswich shooter Rob Rush is also a master coach. He was working with talented Beaudesert competitor Steve Mills in the City-Country shoot on Sunday after securing the Club Champion of Champions trophy at Belmont on Saturday.

Ipswich shooter Rob Rush has continued his winning 2012 form adding the Club Champion of Champions trophy shot at Belmont in Brisbane on Saturday.

Rob, a multiple Queens Prize winner and Australian and State representative beat a strong field to win the Beaudesert Open with a possible score two weeks ago.

He beat another in-form shooter Ashley Bidgood from Crows Nest for the Champions Trophy, by a single point over four ranges, 196 to 195.

Wayne Latham, a member of Natives Rifle Club, won the Veterans Club Champion trophy in style with the highest score on the day,

Goondiwindi shooter Lowell Tillack was the F Standard Champion and Brisbane Rifle Club member Barry Lewis took out the F Open scope championship.

The Under 23 Champion of Champions was Matt Pozzebon from Mackay who shoots with University Club in Brisbane.

 

 

 

 

 

Belmont Range Site Manager Peter O’More kept a close eye on proceedings during the City Country Match on Sunday with his assistant Shaun Connolly who was shooting for City as a member of Natives Rifle Club.Belmont Range Site Manager Peter O’More kept a close eye on proceedings during the City Country Match on Sunday with his assistant Shaun Connolly who was shooting for City as a member of Natives Rifle Club. Darling Downs Rifle Club member Chris Grand checks the targets at the 900 metre range at Belmont on Sunday.Darling Downs Rifle Club member Chris Grand checks the targets at the 900 metre range at Belmont on Sunday.
Belmont Range Site Manager Peter O’More kept a close eye on proceedings during the City Country Match on Sunday with his assistant Shaun Connolly who was shooting for City as a member of Natives Rifle Club.Belmont Range Site Manager Peter O’More kept a close eye on proceedings during the City Country Match on Sunday with his assistant Shaun Connolly who was shooting for City as a member of Natives Rifle Club.  Ted Long from Pittsworth Rifle Club is still an active participant in the City-Country competition at the age of 87. His wife Hazel accompanied Ted to the Belmont Range on Sunday.Ted Long from Pittsworth Rifle Club is still an active participant in the City-Country competition at the age of 87. His wife Hazel accompanied Ted to the Belmont Range on Sunday.
Darling Downs Rifle Club member Chris Grand checks the targets at the 900 metre range at Belmont on Sunday.Darling Downs Rifle Club member Chris Grand checks the targets at the 900 metre range at Belmont on Sunday. Grafton’s Tony McKenna had to be content with spectating at the City-Country competition.Grafton’s Tony McKenna had to be content with spectating at the City-Country competition.
Darling Downs Rifle Club member Chris Grams checks the targets at the 900 metre range at Belmont on Sunday.Darling Downs Rifle Club member Chris Grams checks the targets at the 900 metre range at Belmont on Sunday.Wayne Latham was a convincing winner of the Veterans Club Champion of Champions trophy shot at Belmont on Saturday and was back on the range on Sunday shooting in the City team.Wayne Latham was a convincing winner of the Veterans Club Champion of Champions trophy shot at Belmont on Saturday and was back on the range on Sunday shooting in the City team.
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Victorious Country F Standard team members at Belmont with their trophy,  from left, Eric Dudley, Beaudesert, Aileen Hayden, Gatton-Glenore Grove, Ted Long, Pittsworth, Lowell Tillack, Goondiwindi, Peter Hayden, Gatton-Glenore Grove, Dick Blocksidge, Albert and District, Glenn Rush, Ipswich and Dennis Brown, North Arm.Victorious Country F Standard team members at Belmont with their trophy, from left, Eric Dudley, Beaudesert, Aileen Hayden, Gatton-Glenore Grove, Ted Long, Pittsworth, Lowell Tillack, Goondiwindi, Peter Hayden, Gatton-Glenore Grove, Dick Blocksidge, Albert and District, Glenn Rush, Ipswich and Dennis Brown, North Arm. 

The shoot was also covered in the Wynnum Herald 

 

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