TRA Queen’s 2020

May 5, 2020 | Competitions, Member Association News, Queens, TAS

Article and photos by Rodney Winwood

David Llewellyn series

In Tassie it was time for our Queen’s series as Match Rifle and F Class and the 1,500 yds had been shot a week earlier.  First up was the David Llewellyn series, a two day match, but due to some very heavy rain state-wide it was only shot on day two with 5 ranges in total for the aggregate.  A double 500 then 800, 900 and 1000 yds to finish.

There were 38 shooters in the various grades.  TR-A was won by Michael Millen from Mosman Neutral Bay with a score of 263-20, second was Peter Maher of Lilydale with 260-22 and then Gordon Duncan from Central with 260-21.

Shooters on the mound.

In TR-B, Paul Joyce of Mundaring 41 was the winner with 240-8 followed by John Hope from Launceston VDC 238-10, then Tony Logan of Ipswich & District with 235-7.

My old school friend and next door neighbour Simon Dickenson of Mundaring 41 top scored in TR-C with 218-8.

In FS-A Craig Weaire of Nagambie was the winner with 309-12, next was Daniel Galea from Narromine-Dubbo with 306-15 and then Bob Pedersen of Wodonga on 298-16.

Cedric May from Canberra RC was the winner of FS-B with 288-5, next was Gerald Upchurch from Sandford with 261-10 followed by Stephen Tamassy of Smithton on 255-4.

F Open saw Trevor Jury of Rosedale the winner with a score of 320-23.  Next was Terry Sheedy from Townsville Marksmen on 306-16 and Launceston VDC shooter Steve Clark on 299-11.

Peter Fox of Smithton RC was the winner of F/TR  with 272-6 , next on 249-5 was Dennis Formiatti from Canberra RC, then Judy Dickenson of Mundaring with 232-4.

All the remaining scores of all the match can be found on the NRAA Results web page.

Queen’s

The next day, under some cold and overcast conditions our Tassie Queen’s started. Only 44 shooters turned up to shoot, but with all that is happening in the world today I can understand why people didn’t want to travel.

A cool and overcast start saw the wind keeping all shooters on their windage arms through the day.

Checking the flags

After the first day’s aggregate the leading scores were:

  • TR-A Steve Negus was the leader with 197-18, next was Neil Gibbins with 196-12 then Eric Christie with 196-15
  • Paul Joyce won TR-B with a score of 193-15, next was Peter Hannaford with 188-7
  • In TR-C Alec McLeod was top with 182-7, followed by Simon Dickenson on 181-4
  • Daniel Galea was the top shooter in FS-A with 229-16, next was John Collis on 227-10
  • Gerald Upchurch topped FS-B with 225-15, then Cedric May with 216-17
  • In FTR, William Bell was the top shooter with 221-9, followed by Paul Monaghan on 219-14
  • Kev Thomas was top shooter in Sporting/Hunter with 221-9, then Nick Wright with 176-3

In Stage 2 the winners were:

  • TR-A Michael Millen with 199-20, next was Gordon Duncan with 199-16, then Tony McGuigan with 198-19.
  • TR-B Paul Joyce was top with194-12, then Tony Logan on 186-13
  • TR-C Thomas Browning was top with 184-9, then Alec McLeod with 183-9
  • F ST-A  Phillip Oliver was top with 232-20, then Bob Pedersen on 229-11
  • F ST-B Cedric May was top shooter with 212-6, next was Stephen Tamassy with 203-4
  • F Open Trevor Jury was top shooter with 236-19, with Gil Walker next on 232-16
  • F/TR Paul Monaghan was on top with 229-15, then William Bell on 222-6
  • Sporting/Hunter Kev Thomas was on top with 219-6, with Nick Wright next on 187-4

With just two ranges to go on the last day of the Queen’s and it was still open for a number of shooters to take the number one badge home.  Again, it was a cold and overcast day.  The flags were just moving but slowly picking up.

Stage 3 scores:

  • TR-A top score went to Neil Drain with 100-11, then Gordon Duncan with 99-11 followed by Neil Gibbins on 99-9
  • TR-B Peter Hannaford was top shooter with 96-9, then Paul Joyce on 95-4
  • TR-C  Alec McLeod won with 91-5, then Thomas Browning on 90-3
  • FS-A Daniel Galea was top with 116-5, then John Collis 114-2
  • FS-B  Stephen Tamassy was on top with 105-5, then Kerry Hamer with 102-4
  • F Open Trevor Jury was on top with 117-16, then Terry Sheedy with 117-5
  • F/TR  Paul Monaghan 111-4 was top score, then William Bell with 110-4
  • Sporting/ Hunter Kev Thomas was top shooter with 112-3, then Nick Wright on 91.1
Tasmania Queen’s Prize Winner – Neil Gibbins

The Tasmanian Queens was over and a new champion sat in the chair, Neil Gibbins from Mosman Neutral Bay NSW.  This is Neil’s first Queen’s Prize number one badge.  His winning score was 493-45, just one central bull in front of Steve Negus who scored 493-44, then Peter Maher on 491-40, Michael Millen 490-50 and Gordon Duncan 490-44.

In TR-B Paul Joyce took out first place and badge with a score of 482-31, second was Peter Hannaford with 462-24.

In TR-C Alec McLeod was the number one badge winner with a score of 456-20, next was Thomas Browning with 449-18.

FS-A  Daniel Galea was the number one badge winner with 570-35, followed by Phillip Oliver with 562-34.

FS-B  Cedric May was the winner with a score of 529-15, 22 points in front of second place Gerald Upchurch who scored 507-19.

In F Open the number one badge winner was Trevor Jury with a score of 589-50, next was Terry Sheedy with 582-37.

Paul Monaghan was the winner of F/TR with a score of 559-33, next was William Bell with 553-19.

In Sporting/Hunter Kev Thomas was the winner with 552-18, next was Nick Wright with 454-8.

Sporting/Hunter – Kev Thomas

The TRA Grand Championship 2020 winners in each grade were:

  • TR-A  Michael Millen with a score of 753-70
  • TR-B Paul Joyce was the winner with 722-39
  • TR-C Simon Dickenson was the winner with 663-23
  • FS-A  Daniel Galea was the winner with a score of 876-50
  • FS-B the winner was veteran shooter Cedric May witha score of 817-20
  • F Open Trevor Jury was the winner with 909-73
  • F/TR  Peter Fox was the winner with 796-23

Full results can be found on the NRAA web page. 

A special thank you to all the members of the TRA on the range and the kitchen and the office and to Catherine Berry who came down and helped out with all the scores and posting on the NRAA results page.

I think we were very lucky to get our Queen’s shot as now most sporting events have been put on hold until further notice, a couple of months or more.

Until then, then stay safe and well.

Photo gallery:

Peter, Wendy, Neil and Tony
Gil and Cedric

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