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.
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.
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 Shooting Complex
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).
Belmont Shooting Complex