2018 QRA Queens narrow2

Ben PictonBen PictonClass Victorian shooter Geoff Grenfell won his 8th Queen’s Prize at the 42nd National Rifle Championships in Brisbane.

A field of 175 competitors enjoyed the Brisbane hospitality, apart from the miserable weather on the opening day of the Queen’s.

Adopted Queenslander Ben Picton from Mungindi finished fifth in the Queen’s. He came second in the Royal Kaltenberg match to place fourth in the Grand Aggregate.

Tony Sultana from University had a strong championships. He placed seventh in the Queen’s Prize, fifth in the President’s Cup and sixth in the Grand Aggregate.



Veteran Brisbane Central shooter Gordon Duncan showed early form finishing second in the President’s dropping just two shots over the seven range event.

Other top 10 Queen’s finishers included Brisbane shooters Philip Brook in eight place and James Spence ninth.

Ash Bidgood from Crows Nest finished third in the Kaltenberg and ninth in the Grand Agg.

Kirsty Martin from Pacific turned in an eye catching performance to win the B Grade Queen’s Prize and Andrew McArthur from North Arm took out C Grade.

The F Standard class was won by a new convert to scope shooting Wayne Latham from Natives.

The hard luck story from the National Championships would have to be Helen Griffiths in the Kaltenberg.

She put a shot on the wrong target and then proceeded to drop only one shot for the rest of the match. The Kaltenberg was won by Kiwi shooter Malcolm Dodson who dropped three shots!  

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