2019 ACT Rifle Championships – RA Rolph and ACT Queen’s Prize

Feb 19, 2020 | ACT, Competitions, Queens

Article by Shaun Wingrove and Stephen Sharp. Photos courtesy of Donna Negus

Donna Negus wins on her home range!

A huge congratulations goes to Donna Negus on her maiden Queen’s win, on her home range nonetheless. Donna kept the family tradition going, winning 2019 after Steve won in 2018. Donna finished with a score of 492.41. Congratulations to Mahlon Reid from Boddington 214 in F Standard (570.30), Matt Paroz from North Sydney in F Open (594.42) (second year running) and Darren Bradley from Griffith District in F/TR (579.33).

The ACT Rifle Championship, incorporating the RA Rolph lead up and the ACT Queen’s Prize, was held in Canberra at the McIntosh Rifle Range from 13 – 17 November. The 2019 Queen’s Championship in Canberra yet again proved that this has to be one of the hardest rifle ranges to compete on and the largest turn out in the country for the year. The lead up saw 119 competitors and the Queen’s hosted 184. 2019 was the 50th anniversary of the McIntosh Rifle Range.

50th Anniversary of the McIntosh Rifle Range.

For junior entrants there were 12 shooters that attended and shot extremely well; Adam Beale won his first TR-A badge. Although not shooting the event, Jacinta Bradley (Shooting Australia Junior Female Shooter of the year) helped hand out some prizes. These juniors are the future of our sport and we need to assist and nurture them into the future. Thank you to the parents/coaches/mentors who are putting in the work to teach and encourage these young people.

The future of our sport: Adam Beale, Jacinta Bradley.

Congratulation to all the winners from the Shooting Australia Awards of Excellence:

  • Jacinta Bradley – Junior Female Shooter of the year
  • Chris Schwebel – Junior Male Shooter of the year
  • Donna Negus – Senior Female Shooter of the year
  • Steve Negus – Senior Male Shooter of the year
  • Australian Under 25 Rifle Team – Team of the year
  • Ipswich and District Rifle Club – Club of the year

The ACT can boast the running of a competition that hosted shooters from every state and territory where people came from far and wide in the anticipation of taking out the top prize. While there were some exceptional results, there were also some disappointed and confused (at the conditions) shooters at times. Despite the competition experiencing significant dust thanks to drought and high winds, a good time was seemed to be had by most entrants who gritted their teeth (to keep the dust out) and had a go.

Kongsberg Electronic Target System in use on the McIntosh Rifle Range.

All disciplines and ranges were conducted on the Kongsberg electronic target system, with TR and F Class shooters shooting side by side. The system performed exceptionally throughout all five days of individual competition, given the amount of rounds fired into them in a short period of time. This year we purchased some additional targets and monitors to cater for the overall number of shooters we are getting during the Queen’s. Ten-Eleven to a target and a program that includes 100 scoring shots during the Queen’s and 65 in the RA Rolph was a testament to the system and the efforts of Graham (Dad), Dean and Helen and their dedicated target team, putting in the hard work of preparing the targets.

The ACTFBTR association would like to extend a special thanks to our Chief Ranger Officer Peter Hulett and our Butts Officers – Derek Boughton and John Owens.

The Formalities

The range was prepared to an exceptional standard by the two clubs (Bungendore and Canberra); with the drought conditions, we suffered a little bit with the dust.

The all important electronic targets were put through their usual standard of high maintenance, including test firing for accuracy (thanks Chris, Dave, Stuart and Graham (Dad)) and our resident target fairies were on hand to ensure it all ran smoothly (thanks Graham, Helen and Dean). There was one small hiccup that was not at the target end but was related to a monitor that we were able to rectify and all targets were put back online; which was a relief to all with our high attendance, especially for Peter Hulett our Chief Range Officer.

Some of our younger shooters enjoying our newly acquired pool table.

The clubhouse and surrounds were neat and tidy and the bar was stocked with cold refreshments and happy smiling bar staff, which was a pleasure after a hard day on the range.

The Gungahlin Lions Club supplied the meals for the event which was greatly appreciated. They were run off their feet on Saturday night with over 80 dinners and were still able to keep their happy outlook. In the end they raised well over $4000, which will go along way to help the Lions club and the community. Thank you Garry and your team.

The stats team of Dean Chamberlain and Helen Gilbert did a fantastic job of ensuring the results were uploaded as quickly as possible. They were well assisted by Will Chamberlain and his apprentice offsiders in Cedric May and Yvie Chappell. Between them, with Sandy Moore’s assistance, the cards didn’t stop flowing into the office.

Happy shooters on the range (clearly they haven’t fired their stage yet).

The presentation ran smoothly and with a happy relaxed MC, Stephen Sharp for the leadup and Piers Cambridge for the Queen’s, it made it a pleasure to sit and listen to the results and applaud the eventual winners.

These types of events could not be a success without the assistance of sponsors and donors. Mt Majura Wines provided an entry prize which was won by Daniel Sly of Canberra.

On the Range

One of our diligent members, Stephen Sharp, provided a summary of conditions for each day which we have included below to highlight the extreme conditions experienced over the five days.

The RA Rolph:

Wednesday – shooting commenced at 0830. Conditions were very dry and dusty, with the temperature a cool 11°. The wind blew in from the North West at a blustery 20-25Kmh. By 1100, winds gusted to over 30Kmh from the West, swinging back to the North West by mid-afternoon. The maximum temperature for the day was a mild 20°. The strong gusts continued all afternoon. Mitch Bailey was the only shooter to go through the day clean (in any discipline); a whopping 4 points in front of the next position.

1st Day Rolph winners:

TR A Grade Mitchell Bailey Holsworthy Rifle Club Inc. NSW 175.20
TR B Grade Andrew Heard Murray Bridge SA 169.15
TR C Grade Peter Mitchell Port Macquarie Rifle Club NSW 165.11
F Std A Grade Mahlon Reid Boddington 214 WA 198.12
F Std B Grade Joseph Jason Concord Rifle Club Inc. NSW 192.9
F Open Ernie Mace Central QLD 205.12
F/TR Marty Kelly Wangaratta VIC 206.11
Day 1 F/TR Aggregate: Dennis Formiatti, Marty Kelly and Mark Fairbairn.

Thursday – the temperature at 0830 was a mild 14°. A brisk Westerly breeze greeted shooters. The (yet again) blustery wind again increased from about 20Kmh to 30Kmh by midday, gradually swinging to the North West during the afternoon. Savage drop offs and flare ups occurred throughout the day. Maximum temperature for the day was 25°. An indication of how difficult conditions were, was that only one possible was achieved in any discipline for both of the 15 shot, 800M ranges; that was to Peter Maher with a 75.6.

2nd Day Rolph winners:

TR A Grade Mark Buchanan Roseville Rifle Club Inc. NSW 148.13
TR B Grade Sandi Moore Mosman Neutral Bay NSW 145.8
TR C Grade Bill Pryde Spalding SA 131.7
F Std A Grade Mahlon Reid Boddington 214 WA 168.3
F Std B Grade John Young Ungarie Rifle Club Inc. NSW 158.3
F Open Ben Goodwin Explorers NSW 177.14
F/TR Mark Fairbairn Cannon Hill RSL QLD 173.13
Day 2 FO Aggregate: Stephen Lazarus, Ben Goodwin and Geoffrey Krake.

Lead Up Badge Winners as sponsored by Heron Security and Sport.

TRA– RA Rolph

1 Mitchell Bailey Holsworthy Rifle Club Inc. NSW 321.33
2 Duncan Davies West Wallsend NSW 317.28
3 Donna Negus Bungendore Rifle Club NSW 317.26
4 Stephen Williams Bathurst Rifle Club Inc. NSW 316.22
5 Mark Buchanan Roseville Rifle Club Inc. NSW 315.25
6 Peter Maher Lilydale VIC 314.26
7 Rob Cadden Central QLD 314.26
8 Alex Davies West Wallsend Rifle Club Inc. NSW 313.28
9 Nick Cock Grafton RC NSW 312.29
10 Tim Letts Darwin NT 312.25
11 Mike Chad Port Macquarie Rifle Club NSW 310.27
12 George Edser Central QLD 309.15
13 Mark Wilson Canberra Rifle Club ACT 308.20
14 Graeme Bright Bathurst Rifle Club Inc. NSW 307.24
15 Graham (Dad) Aitchison Canberra Rifle Club ACT 307.24

TRB – RA Rolph

1 Sandi Moore Mosman Neutral Bay NSW 312.20
2 Barney Neilsen Southern Highlands RC   306.16
3 Andrew Heard Murray Bridge SA 304.25
4 Ann Chinnery Marian Rifle Club Inc. QLD 302.20
5 Harro (Gordon) Harrison Murray Bridge SA 301.25
6 Rex Waite West Wallsend NSW 301.19
7 Richard Brodie Goulburn Rifle Club Inc. NSW 298.14
8 John Caske Natives QLD 298.11

TRC – RA Rolph

1 Bill Pryde Spalding SA 294.18
2 Peter Mitchell Port Macquarie Rifle Club NSW 281.16
3 Christopher Bourke Canberra Rifle Club ACT 270.9

FSA – RA Rolph

1 Mahlon Reid Boddington 214 WA 366.15
2 Craig Weaire Nagambie VIC 359.14
3 John Kent Fashions Mount Wellington NSW 350.16
4 Dave Phipps Canberra Rifle Club ACT 350.16
5 Peter Johnstone Marrickville Rifle Club Inc. NSW 350.14

FSB – RA Rolph

1 Joseph Jason Concord Rifle Club Inc. NSW 345.15
2 Bob Harvey Marrickville Rifle Club Inc. NSW 340.10
3 John Young Ungarie Rifle Club Inc. NSW 338.7

FO – RA Rolph

1 Ben Goodwin Explorers NSW 379.22
2 Ernie Mace Central QLD 379.21
3 Stephen Lazarus Cairns Rifle Club Inc. QLD 376.22
4 Tim Nugent Cessnock Rifle Club Inc. NSW 374.27
5 Geoffrey Krake Bendigo VIC 374.23

F/TR – RA Rolph

1 Mark Fairbairn Cannon Hill RSL QLD 374.23
2 Dennis Formiatti Canberra Rifle Club ACT 370.16
3 Marty Kelly Wangaratta VIC 366.16
4 Don Laughton Rosedale VIC 363.17
5 Stephen Sharp Bungendore Rifle Club ACT 361.20

The ACT Queen’s

Friday – Day one of the Queen’s started as pretty much a mirror of the previous day – dry, dusty and windy. The temperature at 0830 was 16° and the wind about 20Kmh from (you guessed it) the North West. Just to spice things up, gusts reached over 40Kmh by midday and continued near this level for the rest of the day. Maximum temperature was 25° at around 1300. The tough conditions resulted in no possibles being recorded at 600M in any discipline.

The individual Queen’s Day 1 winners were rewarded with 500 Winchester Primers as donated by Winchester Australia.

TR A Grade Nick Cock Grafton RC NSW 173.21
TR B Grade Damon Livermore Sydney Rifle Club Inc. NSW 169.13
TR C Grade Anthony Fassilis Bankstown Chatswood NSW 164.8
F Std A Grade John Simons Broken Hill NSW 198.9
F Std B Grade Warwick Sides Ungarie Rifle Club Inc. NSW 191.8
F Open Matt Paroz North Sydney Rifle Club Inc NSW 208.13
F/TR Darren Bradley Griffith District NSW 201.12

The Tiverton Cup Teams Match started immediately after the individual matches. Reasonably high scoring persisted. Winner of the Tiverton Cup in TR from a maximum field of 9, as sponsored by Robert Courtney was for the fifth year running:

  • West Wallsend – Grasshoppers: 194-17
    • Ben Picton             48-6
    • Brett McCauley     48-5
    • David Brown         50-4
    • Alex Davies            48-2
    • Non Shooting Coach: John Maguire
West Wallsend – Grasshoppers

The F Class version of the Tiverton Cup required two F Standard compliant shooters and two F Open compliant shooters. A field of 5 participated with Russell Le Maitre of Group Solutions Gunsmithing Services providing the medals to:

  • NSW Blue: 233-14
    • Richard Bailey     59-8
    • Robert Eagers     55-0
    • Tim Golden         59-2
    • Darren Bradley   60-4
    • Non Shooting Coach: G Warrian

Saturday – The second day of the Queen’s began a little milder than the first. Alas, this was not to last. The temperature at 0830 was 15° with a Northerly breeze of about 10Kmh. For something a little different, a gentle North Easterly briefly appeared at around 0900. This was followed by the usual swing to the West by 1000 which intensified to above 30Kmh by early noon with a distinct swing to the North. Maximum temperature was a mild 24°. Possibles were pretty scarce at the second 800M; three were recorded in TR, and two in F Open.

All medallists in the Queens Day 2 aggregate who were in attendance received the product of our neighbour and sponsor, the Mount Majura Vineyard.

TR A Grade Donna Negus Bungendore Rifle Club ACT 198.18
TR B Grade Peter Spencer Canberra Rifle Club ACT 192.18
TR C Grade Anthony Fassilis Bankstown Chatswood NSW 184.12
F Std A Grade Mahlon Reid Boddington 214 WA 230.16
F Std B Grade Joseph Jason Concord Rifle Club Inc. NSW 214.10
F Open Ben Ferrara Lithgow Rifle Club Inc NSW 236.19
F/TR Darren Bradley Griffith District NSW 231.13

Sunday – At last some calm weather! Conditions were finally more typical of mid-November in Canberra. The temperature was about 14° with scattered clouds. The wind, a benign 5Kmh from the West. This condition briefly switched to a Southerly of 10Kmh then drifted in from the North at a readable 5Kmh. A mild westerly of about 10Kmh blew in at around midday and conditions remained pretty stable until the end of the series at about 1330. The maximum temperature for the day was in the low 20’s. Scores on the final day improved significantly.

The individual Queens Day 3 winners were rewarded with 500 Winchester Primers as donated by Winchester Australia.

TR A Grade Mitchell Bailey Holsworthy Rifle Club Inc. NSW 125.21
TR B Grade Ethan Hewett Southern Highlands Rifle Club NSW 123.10
TR C Grade Anthony Fassilis Bankstown Chatswood NSW 121.10
F Std A Grade Craig Weaire Nagambie VIC 149.12
F Std B Grade Kevin Schwebel Holsworthy Rifle Club Inc. NSW 146.6
F Open Stephen Lazarus Cairns Rifle Club Inc. QLD 150.19
F/TR Mike Samuels Beaudesert QLD 148.13

Many thanks to our long standing member Chris Bourke for again playing the piper and to Group Solutions Gunsmithing and Corella for providing access to the set of seven Hardy Engineering rifle barrels that were again won by each Queen’s Prize winner.

Queen’s Hardy Engineering rifle barrel winners, from left to right: Mahlon Reid (FSA), Darren Bradley (F/TR), Peter Spencer (TRB), Donna Negus (TRA), Matt Paroz (FO), Anthony Fassilis (TRC) and Warwick Sides (FSB).

The very generous sponsors who partnered with Group Solutions Gunsmithing and Corella to supply the barrels, make all the difference between an ordinary event and a highly attractive event. They are each noted in the following badge lists.

Queens Prize Badge Winners

Target Rifle – A Grade – Queens Prize

The Target Solutions – Kongsberg E-Targets

1 Donna Negus Bungendore Rifle Club ACT 492.41
2 Jim Bailey Holsworthy Rifle Club Inc. NSW 491.55
3 Jim Jeffery Lyndhurst Rifle Club Inc. NSW 491.52
4 Mark Buchanan Roseville Rifle Club Inc. NSW 491.48
5 Ben Picton Mungindi Border NSW 489.49
6 Nick Cock Grafton RC NSW 489.47
7 Mitchell Bailey Holsworthy Rifle Club Inc. NSW 489.46
8 Alex Davies West Wallsend Rifle Club NSW 489.45
9 Michael Millen Mosman Neutral Bay NSW 489.45
10 Scott Brindley Explorers Rifle Club Inc. NSW 489.43
11 Brett McCauley Narromine – Dubbo NSW 488.48
12 Peter Thurtell Wingham NSW 486.43
13 Steve Negus Canberra Rifle Club ACT 486.39
14 Rob Cadden Central QLD 486.35
15 Adam Beale Roseville Rifle Club Inc. NSW 484.46
16 Mark Thurtell Lyndhurst NSW 484.45
17 Andrew Sims Port Jackson Rifle Club Inc. NSW 483.47
18 Chris Money Canberra Rifle Club NSW 482.38
19 Neil Gibbins Mosman Neutral Bay NSW 482.38
20 Tony McGuigan Mosman Neutral Bay NSW 482.34

Target Rifle – B Grade – Queens Prize

Chris Maher and Donna & Steve Negus

1 Peter Spencer Canberra Rifle Club ACT 480.39
2 Damon Livermore Sydney Rifle Club Inc. NSW 478.42
3 Ann Chinnery Marian Rifle Club Inc. QLD 476.37
4 Ethan Hewett Southern Highlands Rifle Club NSW 476.29
5 Adithep Phaktham Concord Rifle Club Inc. NSW 472.26
6 Raymond Wilson Katoomba Rifle Club NSW 471.36
7 Sebastian Hodge Newington College Rifle Club NSW 470.34
8 John Caske Natives QLD 469.30
9 Laura Brindley Explorers Rifle Club Inc. NSW 467.27
10 Peter Setford Werribee VIC 467.26
11 Rex Waite West Wallsend NSW 467.25
12 Harro (Gordon) Harrison Murray Bridge SA 464.32

Target Rifle – C Grade – Queens Prize

Piers Cambridge and Peter Spencer

1 Anthony Fassilis Bankstown Chatswood NSW 469.30
2 Christopher Bourke Canberra Rifle Club ACT 453.22
3 Richard Aitchison Canberra Rifle Club ACT 451.25

F Class Standard – A Grade – Queens Prize and The Trindall Belt

Malcolm Challen and Rae Foot

1 Mahlon Reid Boddington 214 WA 570.30
2 John Simons Broken Hill NSW 567.36
3 Joshua Weaire Nagambie VIC 565.36
4 John Kent Fashions Mount Wellington NSW 565.23
5 Dave Phipps Canberra Rifle Club ACT 563.33
6 Bruce Rowlands Lyndhurst Rifle Club Inc. NSW 560.22
7 Malcolm Sharp Lyndhurst Rifle Club NSW 558.36
8 Anthony Loh Hornsby RSL NSW 555.31

F Class Standard – B Grade – Queens Prize

David Higgins and Shaun Wingrove

1 Warwick Sides Ungarie Rifle Club Inc. NSW 543.14
2 Joseph Jason Concord Rifle Club Inc. NSW 542.28
3 Bob Harvey Marrickville Rifle Club Inc. NSW 535.13
4 Thomas Doxford Nowra Rifle Club Inc NSW 532.24
5 Anthony Daniel Bungendore Rifle Club ACT 531.14
6 Kevin Schwebel Holsworthy Rifle Club Inc. NSW 529.16

F Class Open – Queens Prize and The Phil Dovey Belt

The Dovey Family

1 Matt Paroz North Sydney Rifle Club Inc NSW 594.42
2 Stephen Lazarus Cairns Rifle Club Inc. QLD 591.58
3 Tim Nugent Cessnock Rifle Club Inc. NSW 591.52
4 Ben Ferrara Lithgow Rifle Club Inc NSW 584.45
5 Adrian Siebel Hornsby RSL Rifle Club NSW 583.48
6 Jacko Bending Canberra Rifle Club VIC 583.36
7 Richard Bailey Goulburn Rifle Club NSW 580.38
8 Ernie Mace Central QLD 579.34

F/TR – Queens Prize and The Wilson Belt

Dennis Formiatti and Stephen Sharp

1 Darren Bradley Griffith District NSW 579.33
2 Rohan Barlow Pacific QLD 568.27
3 Anthony Pedersen Canberra Rifle Club ACT 567.24
4 Stephen Sharp Bungendore Rifle Club ACT 566.31
5 Marty Kelly Wangaratta VIC 563.30
6 Mark Fairbairn Cannon Hill RSL QLD 561.25

Special Prizes

  DONATED BY NAME CLUB SCORE
Junior Badge in Queen’s Helen Gilbert Adam Beale Roseville 484.46
Ladies Trophy for TR Graham Aitchison Donna Negus Bungendore 492.41
Veterans Trophies – FS in ACT Queen’s Trevor Kingston and Stuart Thomson Mahlon Reid Boddington 570.30
Veterans Trophies – TR in ACT Queen’s Peter Robinson Jim Jeffrey Lyndhurst 491.52
Super Veterans Trophies – FS in ACT Queen’s Trevor Kingston and Stuart Thomson Mahlon Reid Boddington 570.30
Super Veterans Trophies – TR in ACT Queen’s Peter Robinson Rob Cadden Central 486.35
Junior Badge for Grand Agg Helen Gilbert Adam Beale Roseville 789.66
TR Queens Junior Trophy Andrew Sarri and Mark Wilson Adam Beale Roseville 484.45
FSTD Queens Junior Trophy Andrew Sarri and Mark Wilson No Qualifier    
FOPEN  Queens Junior Trophy Andrew Sarri and Mark Wilson No Qualifier    
FTR Queens Junior Trophy Andrew Sarri and Mark Wilson Rohan Barlow Pacific 568.27

J G McIntosh Grand Aggregate Badges – Donated by BRC and CRC, Tartan Supplied by David & Robyn McIntosh

Target Rifle – A Grade

1 Mitchell Bailey Holsworthy Rifle Club Inc. NSW 810.79
2 Donna Negus Bungendore Rifle Club ACT 809.67
3 Mark Buchanan Roseville Rifle Club Inc. NSW 806.73
4 Alex Davies West Wallsend Rifle Club Inc. NSW 802.73
5 Nick Cock Grafton RC NSW 801.76
6 Rob Cadden Central QLD 800.61
7 Scott Brindley Explorers Rifle Club Inc. NSW 796.64
8 Peter Maher Lilydale VIC 793.62
9 Stephen Williams Bathurst Rifle Club Inc. NSW 790.59
10 Adam Beale Roseville Rifle Club Inc. NSW 789.66

Target Rifle – B Grade

1 Ann Chinnery Marian Rifle Club Inc. QLD 778.57
2 Sandi Moore Mosman Neutral Bay NSW 776.49
3 Peter Spencer Canberra Rifle Club ACT 773.54
4 Rex Waite West Wallsend NSW 768.44
5 John Caske Natives QLD 767.41

Target Rifle – C Grade

1 Bill Pryde Spalding SA 739.4
2 Christopher Bourke Canberra Rifle Club ACT 723.31

F Class Standard – A Grade

1 Mahlon Reid Boddington 214 WA 936.45
2 John Kent Fashions Mount Wellington NSW 915.39
3 Dave Phipps Canberra Rifle Club ACT 913.49

F Class Standard – B Grade

1 Joseph Jason Concord Rifle Club Inc. NSW 887.43
2 Bob Harvey Marrickville Rifle Club Inc. NSW 875.23
3 Warwick Sides Ungarie Rifle Club Inc. NSW 874.24

F Class Open

1 Stephen Lazarus Cairns Rifle Club Inc. QLD 967.8
2 Tim Nugent Cessnock Rifle Club Inc. NSW 965.79
3 Ernie Mace Central QLD 958.55

F/TR

1 Mark Fairbairn Cannon Hill RSL QLD 935.48
2 Marty Kelly Wangaratta VIC 929.46
3 Stephen Sharp Bungendore Rifle Club ACT 927.51

More photos are available at https://fotenx.smugmug.com/Sports/Target-Rifle-Shooting/2019-ACT-Championships/ Thanks to Bill MacFarlane for hosting and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ACTRifleChampionships/.

To finish off we conducted a question and answer session with the 2019 Queens winner:

5 MINUTES OF WIND WITH DONNA NEGUS

What made you choose target rifle shooting as a sport? We spent every weekend out at the rifle range in Sydney, as my father Barry was a member of Sydney VDC (now Holsworthy RC), my sister Barbara and brother Kevin both started shooting, my mother never shot but was always there writing down scores and supporting us. It was inevitable that I would take up the sport. 

What is your most memorable moment in the sport? Meeting Steve, being able to do a sport that we both love. Watching Steve winning the World Championships and being part of the winning Palma team. Having Barb and Kevin in Canberra to celebrate my win.

What makes you laugh? Kath and Kim!! (Trude and Prue)

What annoys you? Not much really, only if you put your gear on top of mine! Haha. Personal space you know!!

What inspires you? Being a part of the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane and watching Jim Bailey win his silver medal.

What cheers you up when your scores are down? Knowing I can chat to fellow competitors and gain advice from them. Or, shot at Trentham NZ and we can cheer each other up!

What do you like to eat and drink when competing? Drinking plenty of water and having my Salads for lunch.

What do you do outside shooting? Watch my kids play their sports – Belinda, soccer and Jack, rugby.

What is your favourite rifle range? Well I’d have to say Canberra now, haha, having said that I do like shooting on Belmont, Brisbane.  

What would you like to see improve in our sport? More development with the younger shooters in all states.

What do you aspire to in our sport? Helping others achieve what I have been able to.

Related Posts

Nominations – Australian Match Rifle Team – Woomera Match 2022

Nominations – Australian Match Rifle Team – Woomera Match 2022

The NRAA are calling for a suitable candidate to nominate for the position of Captain of the Australian Match Rifle Team competing in the Woomera Match in 2022. The match will be held in October 2022 at Coonabarabran, New South Wales. Each National team comprises sixteen (16) members inclusive of a Captain and Manager. Only eight (8) members may shoot at...

read more

Postponed – NSW Match Rifle and Long Range F Class State Championships

The NSW Match Rifle and Long Range F Class State Championships, which were due to be held on the 2nd and 3rd of May at Ungarie, NSW, have been postponed. The event will be run in October in conjunction with the Ultra Long Range Challenge on the 6th, 7th and 8th October at Coonabarabran. A new program for October will be issued within the next week.

read more

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get the latest Australian Target Magazine straight to your inbox.