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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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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FT/R clean up in Tasmania

Shane (L) and Dennis with Badges & Trophies

ACT was well represented at the recent Tasmanian championships with 7 members attending the event.

Most successful were two of our FT/R shooters, Dennis Formatti who finished 1st in the Queens and Grand Championship edging out Shane Dowling in 2nd position. Congratulations to both shooters and see the following link for Full Results.

Other team members also featured in the championship, Mark Wilson winning two ranges and Graham collected 3rd badge in the lead-up and a range prize.

Congratulations to all who participated.