Tim Berry runner-up in Australian Queens

2015 Australian Queens Prize winner Geoff Grenfell2015 Australian Queens Prize winner Geoff GrenfellNatives 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 concede the title to Bendigo’s Geoff Grenfell.

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North Arm shooter takes Presidents

Presidents winner Colin Cole North ArmPresidents winner Colin Cole North Arm

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 bulls.

His hot streak continued into the Queens Prize shoot with a possible 50 with 7 centres at the first 300 yard range on Friday morning.

The National Queens. which Colin last won in 2007, has drawn a field of more than 180 shooters from around Australia with a strong contingent from New Zealand.

The winners will be decided with the final 900 and 1000 yard ranges shot on Sunday morning.

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Bundaberg winner Gordon DuncanBundaberg winner Gordon DuncanGordon 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 needing to be a bullseye.

The possible score of 75 with six centre bulls in a tricky breeze saw Gordon run down habitual winner Gillian Webb-Enslin to snare the title.

He missed just two bulls in 70 shots over the two days to post an aggregate 348.34, edging out Australian representative Gillian who finished on 347.45.

Gordon was a long-term Bundaberg-Burnett member before moving to Ipswich eight years ago.


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Wendy Latham NativesWendy Latham NativesWendy 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, a member of the Queensland Ladies team, prevailed with 18 centre bulls to 14.

She again finished one shot down in the Darling Downs Open on Sunday, for a narrow fourth placing, but her score was enough to secure the two day Grand Aggregate.

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