Canberra and Bungendore members gathered on Friday 23 September for the Canberra Rifle Club presentation night held at the RUC in Turner. Some members tried their hand at bowling beforehand although we understand most will be sticking with their shooting. The major awards for the 2015-16 year were presented by the captain and our president.
In a crowded environment it was an enjoyable evening with food from the bistro and some members staying on late into the evening. The night coincided with the Jimmy Barnes book launch and one member lucky enough to have a photo snapped with the legend.
The ACT Target Rifle team performed very well in the recent National Teams Championships held in Sydney.
We went into the matches with a goal of a top 3 finish, and performed above expectations by securing three third place results.
Competing against the dominant powerhouse states of NSW, Queensland and Victoria, as well as South Australia, NT and NQ, the ACT teams consistency in challenging the top teams was certainly noticed. There were more than a few worried looks over shoulders towards the ACT target.
There were many fine individual performances, with several members contributing selflessly by carrying out different roles as Match Captains, plotters, wind coaches and scorers.
We got a bit behind with some important news related to the Champion of Champion matches for the 2015-16 year conducted on 20 August 2016.
The club champions from Canberra and Bungendore competed against each other in their discipline of Target Rifle, F Class, FTR and Open over 300, 600, 700 and 800 metres for the coveted Champion of Champions title.
The winners of the disciplines were:
Graham Aitchison (Canberra) in Target Rifle,
Frank Baker (Bungendore) in F Class
Stephen Sharp (Bungendore ) in F/TR and
Peter Merriman (Canberra) in F Open.
Congratulations to all the winners and well done to others on a successful 2015/16 year. Onwards for the 2016-17 shooting year