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Ipswich shooter scores again at Beaudesert

Beaudesert winner Rob Rush from IpswichBeaudesert winner Rob Rush from IpswichTop Ipswich shooter Rob Rush showed his liking for the challenging Beaudesert rifle range with a convincing win in the annual Open Prize Shoot on Sunday.

He beat a high class field to secure the grand aggregate trophy, missing just one bullseye in 30 shots over three ranges.

Rob who last won at Beaudesert in 2012, is a three times Queens Prize winner and has coached at international level.

His score of 149 with 18 centre bulls put him a shot clear of Beaudesert local Lee Robinson in second with Gold Coast’s Danny O’Meara a close third.


Lee and up-and-coming young Beaudesert shooter Ryan Biss will represent Australia in the 2015 World Rifle Championships in the USA in September – Ryan as a member of the national under 25 team.

On Sunday Ryan also had to be content with second placing in B Grade behind Gold Coaster George Christoph.

Tina Bollenbach from Pacific Rifle Club turned in an outstanding performance missing just three bullseyes to win C Grade.

Mark Fairbairn from Cannon Hill was the only competitor with a possible 30 bullseyes on Sunday to win the scoped Target Rifle class.

North Arm Shooter Denis Aarons beat strong competition to win F Open scope class and Beaudesert local Henk Doggen took the F Standard aggregate.

The next event on the rifle shooting circuit is the Ipswich Open on July 26.

Andrew Blaiklock MarinersAndrew Blaiklock Mariners

 Beaudesert winner Rob Rush from IpswichBeaudesert winner Rob Rush from Ipswich
 Bruce Talty BrisbaneBruce Talty Brisbane
 Geoff Grant Mariners with Kev Howlett NativesGeoff Grant Mariners with Kev Howlett Natives
 Lee Robinson and Ryan Biss BeaudesertLee Robinson and Ryan Biss Beaudesert
 Mal Lubach Albert DistrictMal Lubach Albert District
 North Arm shooters at BeaudesertNorth Arm shooters at Beaudesert
 Rudy Mueller Brisbane tracking scores at BeaudesertRudy Mueller Brisbane tracking scores at Beaudesert
 Tina Bollenbach PacificTina Bollenbach Pacific
 Trevor Matthews Gold CoastTrevor Matthews Gold Coast