Possible score wins Crows Nest shoot

Colin Cole North ArmColin Cole North ArmOne 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 competitors from northern NSW to central Queensland took part, with about half the field comprising scope rifle shooters.

Four shooters were in a tussle for the minor A Grade placings only one shot behind the winner, with some impressive scores in the breezy conditions.

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The Queensland Rifle Association is holding the  "City Vs Country" Teams matches on the Duncan Range at Belmont on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March 2016.The Queensland Rifle Association is holding the "City Vs Country" Teams matches on the Duncan Range at Belmont on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March 2016.

QRA Rifle Club members are invited to join a Country or a City Team.   The aim of the match is to
give 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 Country flyer here.

Download the City v Country nomination form here.


2016 Annual District Champion of Champions ~ Saturday 19 March 2016 ~ Duncan Range, Belmont2016 Annual District Champion of Champions ~ Saturday 19 March 2016 ~ Duncan Range, Belmont

QRA  2016  CHAMPION  of  CHAMPIONS

The State Champion of District Champions, Senior, Veterans, F Class Open, F Standard, FTR and
U25 Matches will be held on the morning of Saturday 19 March 2016 on the Duncan Range.
(Districts:  please nominate your District Champions' names to the QRA office  by Monday 14  March 2016.  Email  to qra@qldrifle.com)

Download the Champion of Champions flyer here.

Rob McMaster and Jim BreezeRob McMaster and Jim BreezeThe 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 Rifle Club.

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Albert and Mungindi young guns duel at Warwick

Shane Abood Albert and DistrictShane Abood Albert and DistrictThe 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 Picton both finished with possible 30 bullseyes in the three match event over 500 and 600 yards, with Shane edging ahead with 17 centre bulls to 13.

Consistent young Jandowae shooter Brendan Parkins had a superior 19 centres, but had to settle for third placing after missing a bull at the last range.

North Arm shooters Des Voght and Peter Birch won B and C grades respectively.

Goondiwindi’s Michael Hieronymous posted the highest score in a strong F Standard scope class competition from B Grade, missing just three shots to finish with 177.14, ahead of A Grade winner Henk Doggen from Beaudesert on 177.11.

Gatton shooter David Reddan won the F Open scope class and Mark Fairbairn from Cannon Hill took out the F Target Rifle event.

 

 

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