• Ben Emms 488.042

Other Winners

  • Josh Pratt – TR/B
  • Joshua Turner – TR/C
  • Nick Williamson – F STD A
  • Paul Finger – F STD B
  • Adrian Siebel – F OPEN

The 2017 Queensland Rifle Association Queens Prize has proved good range practice for NSW shooter Ben Emms ahead of the Commonwealth Games next April.

Ben snared just his second Queens, outlasting a quality international field over the final 900 and 1000 yards in the howling westerly on Saturday, 19th.

With the best shooters struggling to stay on target, Ben dropped 12 shots for an aggregate 488 over the three-day event. He also secured the Queens-Duncan Grand Aggregate.

Ben finished the Queens two shots clear of Ipswich veteran Rob Rush with Gillian Webb-Enslin from Pacific a shot back in third.

He and Sydney shooter Jim Bailey will represent Australia in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Young Natives club member Josh Pratt continued his meteoric rise in the sport, handling the atrocious conditions well to win the B Grade Queens with an aggregate 478.

Joshua Turner from Bundaberg-Burnett won C Grade.

Gemfields Rifle Club member Nick Williamson continued his great form to blitz a strong F Standard Queens field, winning by six shots.

Young Mariners member Andrew Blaiklock finished 10 shots clear in F Target Rifle while Sydney visitor Adrain Siebel won the F Open.

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The Queensland Rifle Association fosters target rifle shooting and firearms training through our clubs.   Different classes of rifle shooting are conducted by our Clubs under the Standard Shooting Rules (SSRs) of the National Rifle Association of Australia (NRAA).

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