NSW QUEENS PRIZE
September 10th to 14th
Steve Negus Wins NSW Queens
In a splendid display of precision marksmanship Steve Negus posted his 2nd Queens prize win in Sydney.
In glorious sunshine with whales frolicking off the cost and a gentle NE wind it came down to pure skill and Steve did that with ease. A slight wind shift cost him a point however his steely reserve and brilliant grouping seen him take out the Queens with ease from a fast finishing Mark Thurtell and Jim Bailey.
In B Grade John Alp from North Sydney claimed the gold from Rob Avery of Cessnock with Robert Trodden of Roseville taking bronze. In C Grade Benjamin Reading topped of a great week of shooting finishing on a splendid 491 a clear winner from Mathew Pierce also from Sydney Grammar and Bradley Avard took the bronze
In F Std A a close battle took place but in the end it went to the master Ernie Mace who claimed yet another trophy and Josh Read and Ralph Garlick took out the remaining spots.
After day 1 in F Std B, Joesph Jason and John Slack were locked together and fought it out over the remaining two days with Joesph ending the victor, and Anthony Galati picking up third place.
In F Open the precision shooting of Rod Davies was enough to edge out Matt Paroz who had a close tussle with Michael Singleton who finished third.
In FTR Division Anthony Pederson was the inaugural winner for the 2014 Queens finishing in front of Cedric May who had been shooting solidly all week and Mike Halloran claim the bronze.
Everyone seemed to enjoy another successful Queens and despite the slight showers and fickle winds earlier in the week the last day more than made up for it. It is no doubt that the most picturesque range in Australia is indeed here in Sydney and that is why we just keep coming back.
TEAM NOMINATIONS WANTED
STATE TEAM NOMINATIONS Captain/Coach's/Manager/Shooter's
2015 NSW Open and U/25 State Team SYDNEY 2015 (POSTPONED UNTIL 2016)
2015 NSW F Class Standard State Teams. BRISBANE 2015
2015 NSW F Open State Team Brisbane 2015
Nominations for all positions should be received by the NSWRA office no later than 5 pm Friday 3rd October 2014.
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Ben Emms has written himself into the record books by winning the prestigious Camp Perry Fullbore championships. This is essentially the American equivilent of Bisley.
Ben, a member of the Lyndhurst club which has a reputation for producing champions, was part of small Australian contingent that were at Camp Perry making preparations for the forthcoming Palma matches to be held in 2015.
Ben is no stranger to winnning as he has been on a roll for the past couple of years and to my knowledge no Australian has ever won this event in the past.
Ben did not have an easy run to the finish as he was closley followed by runner up Linda Thomkins Gallagher, Americas long time favourite rifle shooter and a very experienced campainer at Camp Perry. Also in the mix was Tom Berry husband of NRAA executive Catherine who also performed brilliantly and was able to take out third position. The win was even more credible given the number of world class shooters present who were also training for next year.
To add ice to the cake the Aussie four man team then took out the Mini Palma Teams match.
Ben a great effort and just reward for the work you have put into fullbore shooting over the years.
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Ben Emms & Tim Berry with their Final 1000 yd Plots
JIM BAILEY WINS ST GEORGE FINAL IN GB
Another great weekend was enjoyed by competitors taking part in the annual City V Country competitions.
As in the past the weekend commenced with the NSW Champions matches on Saturday morning. With the range looking fantastic after some solid working bees by a small but enthusiastic group of MDRA members the proceedings commenced with a cool but gentle breeze & all looked really for a great event.
However Murphy’s Law decided otherwise with the normally reliable electronic targets deciding to throw a number of “hissy fits” despite the efforts of the Sydney crew who worked tirelessly on the problem.
Despite the issues the competition did take place and no one can deny the winners the accolades as all were cl0ear winners in the various competitions.
Target Rifle Champion Tony Moon
U25 Champion Jessica Bale
U18 Champion Mitch Bailey
F Class Standard Jason Conolly
F Class Open Ben Ferara
In the afternoon the team’s competition took place. As a result of the previous electronic target issues it was decided not to risk further delays on the Sunday & revert to manual targets. In hindsight this was the wrong decision as the target frames had not been used in this manner for two years so markers really faced huge problems getting shots marked quickly. Needless to say once the last shot had been fired all breathed a sigh of relief that the event was over. A big thumbs up to all that helped once again make the event a success.
Again Country were victorious in the Target Rifle seniors & clear winners over City but it could have gone either way with the last 15 shot match at 800. City regained some pride in the U25 event & in F standard again Country took home the spoils.
This year we again tried F Open and an enthusiastic competition took place. Unfortunately City were only able to field one squad but next year given the keen interest in this discipline we hope to have the facilities in place to ensure the F Open has a proper chance to showcase the event.
Country Clock up another Win
NATIONAL TEAMS MATCHES IN VICTORIA
A Superb Victory by NSW U25 Members scooping the pool and winning all matches while senior team won the Sweet and the Neville Holt match. NSW was 2nd to Victoria in the Merrett match.
|F Open Scores In Tassie|
The F Open Team did really well under the guidance of Master Coach Greg Warrian.
They won Match 2, the "South Australian", 15 shots at 1000 yards for a Gold Medal. Also won the 10 shot 1000 yard match, which together with Match 2, gave them the Gold Medal for Match 5 and the F Open Long Range Aggregate.
The team also came in second place in the Grand Aggregate, only 4 points of overtaking the winners, the South Australians.
The team members were, Captain: Dennis Shallis, Coach: Greg Warrian, Shooters: Les Rozsnyai, Lewis Reynolds, Rob Eager, Tim Nugent, Geoff Shuttleworth and Cliff Austin. Team Manager was Lou Shallis
|NSWRA STATE RIFLE TEAM 2014|
|Rear: Wendy McGuigan (Manager), Angus Bell, Rob Sweegers, Tony Moon, Nick Cock, Les Fraser, Duncan Davies, Mike Chad:
Ben Emms, John Ashton (Coach), Matt Pozzebon, Ken Cooke (Coach), Andrew Wilson, Jim Bailey, John Baxter (Captain)
NSW U/25 STATE TEAM 2014
Captain / Coach – Greg Hahn
Manager – Richard Jones
Shooters including reserve:
Mitch Bailey, Jessica Bale, Alex Davies, Robert Jenkins, Ro McNaught, Brendan Parkins
The NSW Rifle Association congratulates the members on their selection and wishes them good luck in Bendigo in 2014
The NSWRA wishes to thank its members who have been having trouble contacting the office, our phone lines are now operational again. Thank you for your patience & understanding during this period. Ken Cooke Executive Director.
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