A number of ACT members travelled to Tumut last Sunday for the Vince Wood Memorial weekend shoot that programs a 10 and 15 shot match at 1000 yds. In an update from our member “the weather was very pleasant, shoot had a great atmosphere, hospitality was great and there were around 40 entrants competing in a extremely well run shoot. The wind changed quickly from 2 minutes right to 2 minutes left and it had a number of shooters muttering to themselves that they simply could not read the wind. Apparently not many opportunities to fire two consecutive shots with the same wind call”.
All members who attended must have handled the conditions OK as they appeared in the final prize list and there were badges and trophies to show. Congratulations to:
Shaun Wingrove – 1st in TR A,
Chris Maher 3rd in TR A,
Shane Dowling – 1st in FTR and Tony Daniel – 3rd F-std B.
Great to see members travelling to support local clubs and well done to Tumut Rifle Club for a great day.
Congratulations to Steve & Donna Negus on their team and individual results from New Zealand. Steve a wind coach and Donna a shooter were members of the successful Australian Team who travelled to NZ in early January to compete for the Trans-Tasman Trophy. The team’s success a great start to a busy year that will see many going on to compete in South Africa in March. Well done to all members of the team and all the best in South Africa.
Individual results from the 2017 National Championships were equally impressive with Steve finishing 2nd to Australia’s other coach, Jim Bailey. Remember Jim also won the 2016 ACT championships last November.
In the final 20 shoot off Steve finished with a 74.6 for a total of 559.47 while Jim a 75.9 for a total of 561.53 and both over 14points in front of other competitors. Very impressive results and congratulations to Steve and Jim.
Australian Team with the Trans-Tasman trophy
Best of luck to ACT members Stephen Sharp and Dennis Formatti who head to the USA this week to compete in the Southwest Long Range Nationals which are held every February at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility just north of Phoenix, Arizona.
Stephen and Dennis will be part of a small Australian goodwill group using this competition as training for the FTR Nationals to be held in Canada later this year. We wish both success and expect the experience to be a solid foundation to future events.
As a footnote: Congratulations to Stephen, recently selected as a shooter in the Australian FTR Rifle Team to Canada later this year and to Shane Dowling also from Canberra who will be the manager of the team. Well done to both.