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
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2018 ACTFBTR Championships – taken by Jim Clifford

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Jim Reid – (OAM)

Congratulations to Jim Reid, honoured in the 2018 Queens Birthday awards.

In September the Governor General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove presented Jim Reid the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to the sport of full bore shooting and his involvement with community work.

Club Captain, Shaun Wingrove with Jim Reid and his Order of Australia Medal

A member of the Canberra Rifle Club since 1965 Jim was awarded life membership in 1995 and has taken on many roles within the club over that time including:
  • role of Chief Custodian between 2009 and 2015
  • a committee member between 1971 and 2015
  • Vice Captain from 1986 and 1990
  •  a Member and past chair of the Social Committee, and
  • was instrumental on construction of the clubhouse (Reid House)

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