Social Media is a fantastic communication tool that is used every day around the world, allowing people to connect and disseminate information via various channels. The Queensland Rifle Association (QRA) recognises the benefits of social media as an important tool of engagement and enrichment for its members and the importance it plays in increasing the awareness and profile of the QRA, Shooting, athletes and more.
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. The transition has been largely seamless thanks to the work of a small dedicated team of volunteers led by Pacific member Bob Cramp.
James Corbett wrapped up his 30th Queens Prize taking the 2016 QRA title with another commanding performance in Brisbane. One of Australia’s greatest marksmen who hails from Benalla in Victoria, missed just a single bulllseye in the 100-shot match for a convincing win.
Geoff Wellburn (Pacific), Colin Jones (Central), Henry Mischlewski (Coach, Central), Bill Read (Uni of Qld), kneeling, Peter Compton (Capt., Gold Coast), Peter Scovell (Natives), John Caske (Coach, Natives), Don Thompson (Natives), Helen Griffiths (Pacific), and Phil Kraut (Uni of Qld). Absent: Herman Woolschott (Brisbane).
Young Narrabri shooter Andrew Wilson brought his world championship form to the Goondiwindi Border Prize Meeting at the weekend. Andrew prevailed by a narrow margin after going head to head with North Arm Rifle Club member Colin Cole over two days of competition.
With a score of 498.61, Peter Thurtell was only 3 V Bulls ahead of his rival James Corbett with Albert District’s Brendan Parkins a close third with 496.41. Bill Ballantyne took TR/B with Tina Thornhill from Central in third place. Kevin Chatfield took F Std A with Glenn Rush taking third, Dianne Jonker F Std B, Lowell Tillack F Open with Daryl Barlow taking out F/TR from Mike Samuels.
The 303 branch of rifle-shooting has been steadily growing from near-death since the advent of 7.62mm, to the present when new life was breathed into it by Bob Bull who organised a series of annual 303 shoots at North Arm each April leading up to 2015, to honour the ANZACs, including his own father who was a cameleer in Palestine.
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
Small club whose members have many years experience in the sport of fullbore shooting bot target rifle & F Class and will always provide the assistance required to potential new members in order to grow to our sport and open it up to others.