World Champions

Our members have returned home from the World Long Range Championships (WLRC) campaign in New Zealand and is best summarised in the  PRESS RELEASE  from the NRAAAussie, Aussie, Aussie! Gold! Gold! Gold!

Congratulations to Canberra’s Steve Negus winning the World Individual Long Range Championship.
Steve having won the 2018 ACT Championships in November has now topped off a very successful period winning the WLRC event.

Steve and Donna were members of the Australian Palma Team that successfully competed In the ICFRA Palma Team Match (known as the America’s Cup of target rifle shooting) that won the prestigious title, World Champions. Steve role as one of the wind coaches and Donna a shooting member .

 

Graham Aitchison our third member was a shooter in the Australian Veterans Team that were successful winning the Tony Loughton Teams Match and the World Veterans Teams Match.

A great achievement and contribution by our members.
Well done and congratulations to all the Australians.

 

NZ bound for WLRC

Steve and Donna Negus, members of the Australian Palma Team

Best wishes to three ACT members heading to New Zealand this week in teams representing Australia at the 2019 Long Range World Championships.

The WLRC are held every 4 years in a different country. In 2019 it is the Seddon Range, Trentham, NZ and in conjunction with the NZ championships. The NZANZ program runs from 25 January to 10 February.

Steve and Donna Negus are members of the Australian Palma team and Graham Aitchison a member of the Veterans Rifle Team that will compete in the WLRC.

Many countries are represented over the championships including the UK, South Africa, USA, NZ and Canada, all vying for the title of world champion. Along with the team matches there is the individual world event and we cannot forget the earlier NZ Championships, that set the scene for the World Long Range Championship.

Good Luck to our members in all competitions and in fact to all the Australian teams including the Palma, the under 25’s, under 21’s and the Veterans in their respective competitions.

Steve Negus wins 2018 Queens

Steve Negus, (Canberra), Winner of Target Rifle A grade with a score of 445.42

Congratulations to
Steve Negus winning the
2018 Canberra Queens Prize.

F Class Belt winners Matt Paroz, Ralph Garlick and Don Laughton

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve beat off some exceptional competition across all the climatic variations that the ACT Queens is famous for to come out on top on this impressive field. Gillian Webb Enslin of Pacific RC finished 2nd beating Duncan Davies on a countback, both with 444.43.

Winners in the other disciplines were:
TR B: Nicholas Sims (Port Jackson Rifle Club) – 431.28
TR C: Ethan Hewett (Southern Highlands Rifle Club) – 424.20
FS A: Ralph Garlick (Lyndhurst Rifle Club) – 526.35
FS B: Brendon Crowe (Explorers Rifle Club) – 494.23
F Open: Matt Paroz (North Sydney Rifle Club) – 527.40
F/TR: Don Laughton (Lang Lang, Vic) – 512.36

Winners: Nicholas Sims, Don Laughton, Steve Negus, Matt Paroz, Brendon Crowe and Ralph Garlick each received a HARDY barrel with Ethan Hewett receiving a Gift Voucher from ‘One Off Precision’. Thanks to various sponsors who partnered with the Supplier for Hardy Rifle barrels – Corella and GROUP solutions

Congratulations as well to the JG McIntosh Grand Aggregate winners:
TR A: Jim Jeffery (Lyndhurst Rifle Club) – 764.82
TR B: Gordon Harrison (Murray Bridge) – 745.39
TR C: Ethan Hewett (Southern Highlands Rifle Club) – 729.46
FS A: Jacinta Bradley (Griffith District) – 877.50
FS B: Jim Clifford (Canberra Rifle Club) – 852.38
F Open: Richard Bailey (Goulburn Rifle Club) – 900.74
F/TR: Don Laughton (Lang Lang, Vic) – 893.59

…. and in fact Congratulations to all prizewinners.

Thankyou to all our SPONSORS and to all our competitors and families.

We hope to see you back again in 2019 when Canberra Rifle Club celebrate 50 years on the McIntosh Rifle Range.

FULL RESULTS on the NRAA web site and
Dont forget to check out if you featured in PHOTOGRAPHS  from the
2018 ACTFBTR Championships – taken by Jim Clifford

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