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.
Firstly, were the International Matches in South Africa – with Donna Negus winning one major individual trophy and both her and husband Steve representing Australia in various TR teams matches. (See results) on the South African Bisley Union 2017 web site
Then in early April the Victoria Rifle Championship were held. The Association was well represented at the VRA Queen’s with 9 members competing and 3 others in support. This turn up was noted in particular by the Exec Officer of the VRA.
Graham Aitchison went very close to winning the Syme lead up, and club captain, David McIntosh gave James Corbett a run for his money in the Queen’s.
Good to see David’s name on top of the leader board at the end of day 2 of the Queens. At the end of the Queens Stephen Sharp won number 1 badge in F/TR, David McIntosh number 6 and Graham number 11 in Target Rifle.
Other highlights including Graham’s 4th in the Grand over the five days of the championship and daily aggregate wins for Stephen, Graham and David at different stages of the meeting. (Full results)
In April the FT/R team headed to Lower Light, South Australia for the National Teams and SA Championships. ACT was represented in the NATIONAL F CLASS TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIPS in what was clearly a fiercely competed series. (See National Teams Results)
With so many F class shooters in SA it proved to be a very competitive discipline for the SA Rifle Championships with 100 of the 139 entrants contesting F Class. Congratulations to Stephen Sharp and Anthony Pedersen who did well to take #5 and #6 badges respectively in the F/TR Queens. (See SA Queens Series Results)
Congratulations to Steve Negus in The Australia Cup 2
Steve has progressed to the final Commonwealth Games selection trial in June to be contested in Brisbane with a number of 15 shot matches over 1000 yds. All ten qualifiers starting from scratch with previous matches now not counting. Good Luck Steve!
Well done to everyone who has contested the many events and Congratulations to all winners. Stay tuned because things are gearing up for another busy period.