The team ensuring electronic scoring ran smoothly at the QRA Queens Prize, John Menzel, John Williams, Bruce Nardi, Bob Cramp, Rob Bell and Phil Kraut.The team ensuring electronic scoring ran smoothly at the QRA Queens Prize, John Menzel, John Williams, Bruce Nardi, Bob Cramp, Rob Bell and Phil Kraut.

Belmont rifle range has now fully entered the electronic era with the two major Queens Prize shoots and all club events this year shot on the new targets.

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Ben gets eye in for Comm Games

QRA Queens winner Ben Emms from Lyndhurst NSWQRA Queens winner Ben Emms from Lyndhurst NSWThe 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.

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NZ shooter John Snowden won the Duncan MatchNZ shooter John Snowden won the Duncan MatchNew 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.

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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 shooter Bas Hopkins won B Grade and Bill Broome from Natives C Grade.

Brisbane club members swept the F Class events with Lindsay Crombie shooting a possible 180 with 17 centres to win F Open. Peter Drew dropped just one shot to post the best F Standard score from B Grade and Franz Knox won F Target Rifle.

Brisbane Open and MDRA results