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Elyse Morrison happy to break back into B Grade at IpswichElyse Morrison happy to break back into B Grade at IpswichTwo possible scores in testing Ipswich conditions

Brisbane shooter Kim O’Loghlen and Cameron McEwan from Dalby-Tara shot possible scores to lead a high class field in the Ipswich Rifle Club annual prize meeting on Sunday.

Kim finished two shots clear in the open target rifle aggregate while Cameron hit all 30 bullseyes in the F open scope class.

The three-range match at 600 metres twice and 800 metres attracted 79 shooters, more than half of them contesting scope rifle events.

Shooters had the best of conditions at 600 yards, with many caught by the challenging breeze at the final long distance range.

Kim, a member of Natives Rifle Club, had a fine hit-out ahead of the Queensland Championships coming up at Belmont in Brisbane next month.

Graeme Bolland from Pacific and Pratten Rifle Club member Rob Bondfield both finished two shots down on 148, with Graeme prevailing with 12 centre bulls to 11.

Rob Howie from Brisbane Mariners won the B Grade and Elyse Morrison from Ipswich was a convincing grade breaking winner in C Grade.

Cameron McEwan scored his possible 180 with 21 centres in the F Open scope class to beat his wife Julie who finished on 179 also with 21 centres.

Jeffrey Leung, a Natives member, won a shoot-off with Simone Noble from Ipswich to take out the strong F Standard scope class after both competitors finished on 176 with 10 centres.
Jason Mayers from Brisbane Central dropped just two shots to secure victory in the F Class target rifle aggregate by a shot from Cannon Hill’s Mark Fairbairn.

A number of F class shooters at Ipswich will turn out for Queensland teams in the scope rifle national championships to be shot in Brisbane next month ahead of the Queensland Rifle Association Queens Prize.