F – Class Success

Hot on the heels of our members results at Bisley comes more great results from Connaught in Canada where the 2017 F-Class World and National Championships have been held.

Firstly, Congratulations to the Australian F Class team winning F Open and placing 2nd in the F/TR division. It was a great result that featured three ACT members, Steve Sharp and Shane Dowling representatives of the Australian team in the world championships with Sharon Dowling joining them for the National Championships. 

Congratulations also to Rod Davies (Cessnock, Australia), a regular competitor here in Canberra who won the the individual World Championships (FCWC) F Open event

Many thanks to Steve and Shane for these photos, their report and summary which includes a link to full results. 

FCNC International Winners

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Great results from Bisley for ACT

The Imperial Meeting at Bisley for 2017 has come and gone, with many great memories and friendships forged through the meeting. The 148th Bisley Championship started wet (welcome to Bisley) and finished wet (don’t forget) however in between (except for wind) the temperature was much more pleasant than was happening in Canberra at the time.

Bisley needs to be experienced at least once and although quite different to our inline shooting, the atmosphere, happenings and social events are truly worth enjoying. For the newer shooter, the Bisley procedure, space and mounds present some challenges to overcome however ‘the Bisley Seasoned’ are more than prepared to offer advice. In the Queens Final, Graham and Piers were thankful for the support of club members Steve and Shaun with board duties on the 900yd and 1000yd ranges.

Congratulations go to our four representatives as members of the Australian team. Obviously the hours and effort put in with practice and fine tuning returned dividends, even if it’s not monetary. We only do it for enjoyment anyway! Although the team events were disappointing, Steve, Shaun, Piers and Graham achieved impressive results in the individual championship and will have their name engraved on some valued silverware trophies. Steve did get to keep his Kukri dagger for winning the Gurkha Appeal match so perhaps ask him about any custom stories. 

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Happening Update

Top Line of Shooters

A preparing Steve Negus

Over the past weekends we have seen many top level competitors practicing for important upcoming events. Vistors have included Ben Emms (current World Champion) and Jim Bailey who together with Canberra’s Steve Negus honed their skills and endurance for the upcoming Australia Cup finals and Commonwealth Games selection.

The trials will happen prior to the National Championships in Brisbane commencing this week. Good luck to all and especially our ACT representative Steve Negus.
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Recent Success

Its been a busy period with many major shooting events since our post on the FT/R team heading off to South Australia for the National Teams matches. The ACT has been well represented at many of these events and we should acknowledge the success our members have enjoyed.

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