It was like it had been staged, two ACT members flew out from Canberra aboard Qatar Airlines bound for Bisley, England to compete in the 149th Imperial Meeting. It happened while other members were setting up the range for the first range of the new championship 18/19 calendar. Both Chris Maher and Shaun Wingrove, members of the Australian Team have arrived in England where we hear it is much warmer.
Our third representative, Steve Negus, a regular at this event left Sunday to join the Australian team for this prestigious competition. Next year will be a BIG ONE being the 150th Celebration of the championship. To follow the Event and for Results.
Good Luck to Shaun, Chris, Steve and the Australian Team
How about Field Class or Long Range Rimfire, both sanctioned events from the standard shooting rules, (SSR – chapter 17) of our parent body the National Rifle Association of Australia (NRAA).
A member of the committee (Stewie) has since February been trialling the field class discipline and those who have tried found it enjoyable and a challenge.
Shane Dowling – Winner NT FTR
In the latest success for a CRC member Shane Dowling has won the FTR Queens at the Northern Territory Championships in Darwin. It follows a win in Alice Springs at the CARC prize meeting last week.
Success of our members is Australia wide and last week David Groves was in Perth for the National Fly Championships It is away from his usual F Class discipline however Dave finished 1st in the Light Gun Competition, 3rd in Heavy Gun and 3rd in 3-Gun (Heavy, Light and Rimfire)
These follow success at recent shooting competitions attended by ACT members that are also worthy of note including:
Priority on restoration of the target mantlet means the 1000yd Benchrest match scheduled for 27 May has been CANCELLED.
After a successful A block restoration last Sunday the plan was to complete B block on the next day equipment and operator are available which has coincided with this event.
Apologies for any inconvenience however it is better to have a range that complies than no range at all.
Appreciation to those members who attended on Sunday and especially Stuart and Woody for their effort in making it happen. Next is the greenery!