2016 Competition Reports
Warracknabeal Open Prize Meeting 2016
Two day Aggregate winners: From Left to Right - Rod Davis FTR, Mark Horsnell TR A, Malcolm Bennett TR B, Danny Sandford F Std A, Rod Duncan F Std B, Robert Bant FO. - Missing Daniel Clothier TR C
Over 50 shooters braved the frost and fog at Warracknabeal over the weekend. For many people it was their first taste of electronic targets. Overall comments were pretty positive. It definitely made the job of the Range Officer easier as no one could challenge a shot. The conditions meant some changes to the program, but the warm welcome and hospitality in the Club hut meant that everyone went away happy. Mark Horsnell (Bacchus Marsh) continued his run of good scores to narrowly take out the TR A aggregate with a score of 322.43 from Kieran McCamley 322.36 (Shepparton/Nathalia).
Victorian Winners at the Darwin Queens 2016
Victorian winners at the NT Queens - Di Jonker - F Standard B, Phil Jonker - F Open and Jeff Thorp - F/TR
National Veterans Teams Matches 2016
Held at the Wellsford Rifle Range on the 10th and 11th April.
The Victorian Veterans Team was very successful, with wins by both Target Rifle Teams and one of the F Class pairs.
ECDRA Easter Monday prize shoot a great success
The Violet Town range of the East Central District Rifle Association was at full capacity as 37 precision shooters from Victoria and New South Wales, in seven different classes, contested the annual Easter Monday prize shoot. The brilliant Autumn weather brought with it a breeze that proved to quite a challenge at both the 300 and 600 yard ranges. Two of the ECDRA’s newest shooters Des Coulter and Marty Kelly took on the challenge, despite the fact that they had been members for less than two weeks.
The results (full results on the NRAA web site) for the Prize shoot were:
Opening shots at 300 yard Mound Second from the bottom of the image is Jack Muir who won F Standard second from the top FT/R winner Rolf Carpeggiani.
A study in concentration at the Violet Town ECDRA range 600 yard shooting mound with Jack Muir (centre) keeping score for Des Coulter ( the left hander in the middle,his first ever 600 yard shoot)
600 yards - Target Rifle A grade John Branton 50.7, B grade Peter Daldy 49.1, C grade Brian McKenna 47.4 F standard A grade Richard McRae 56.4, F Standard B grade Geoff James 58.3 and F Open G Warren 58.3
F Standard A grade Noel Uren 116.5,
F Standard B grade Jack Muir 115.5,
F Open G Warrian 116.4 and
FT/R Rolf Carpeggiani 108.2
Easter aggregate (Ovens and Murray DRA and East Central DRA 2016) Tony Barker 271.32 ( possible score 275)
ECDRA highest Score: Jack Muir 115.5
Veteran: Peter Daldy 99.5
Super Veteran: Noel Uren 116.8
Junior Blade: Lacy 81.2
Corangamite Shield 2016
ONE of Victoria’s oldest shooting trophies was contested at the Warrnambool Rifle Range last weekend.
Rifle shooters contested for the time-honoured Corangamite Shield. The competition first went ahead in 1907, when member for Corangamite J. C. Manifold donated the trophy and invited clubs in the electorate to compete.
Successful Club for 2016 was the Bacchus Marsh Rifle Club
Winners are "Grinners"
Back L/R - Geoffrey Grayson, Bernie Hawes, Charles Greer, Steven Atkinson, Ken Reither
Front L/R - James Grayson, Tony Ivankovic, Mark Horsnell
Victorians enjoying the Tasmanian Queens series
Davis-Llewellyn Leadup - Michael Hall - F/TR winner, Bob Pedersen - F Open winner and Don Laughton 2nd in F/TR
Peter Maher 1st Target Rifle A in the Davis-Llewellyn
Doug Ratcliff - 1st Target Rifle B in the Davis-Llewellyn
Queens Winners - Bob Pedersen F Open and Susie Ryan F Standard A
South Bendigo Club Members - much happiness during the Queens.
Service and Classic Rifle OPM
Happy winners on the day L/R Paul Jeffery, Alan Cox, James Mumford, David Reeves, Frankie Griffo, Alan Mills, Nicholas Blennerhassett and Dave Rushbrook
Classic Rifle - 500 yards Application
Service Rifle - 500 yards Application
Summer by the Sea at Warrnambool
Summer by the sea Aggregate winners
Doug Chalmers FTR, Mark Horsnell TRB, Geoffrey Grenfell TRA, Myles McCormack TRC, Roger Teal FO, Morrie Jackman FStd, Trevor Rhodes FStd, Wayne Boschetti, TRA, Paul Jeffreys TRC, Peter Maher TRA
Warrnambool certainly lived up to its reputation of “Windy Warrnambool” this year. For 5 days shooters were subjected to extreme heat, freezing cold, light rain and wind, wind, wind!
The major event, the Jim Cue Memorial Marathon – 10 shots at 6 ranges – 300, 500, 600, 700, 800 & 900yds all in 1 day was once again won by Geoff Grenfell in TRA with a score of 294.23. Other winners on the day were Tony Ivankovic TRB 277.17, Paul Jeffery TRC 276.13, Daniel Bennett FO 334.16, Trevor Rhodes F Standard 330.14 & Alan Blain, F/TR 323.12.
Marathon - TRA Geoff Grenfell
Marathon - TRB Tony Ivankovic
Marathon - TRC Paul Jeffreys
Marathon - F Open Daniel Bennett
Marathon - F Standard Trevor Rhodes and F/TR Alan Blain