Time for a catchup

Where has July August and September gone?

We finished the 18/19 shooting year knowing our champions. Since then its like chasing rabbits with members going here, there and everywhere.

Early July we had our juniors in South Australia for a development camp and competing in the SA Championships. Mid July seen five members in the Australian team heading to Bisley, England for the 150th anniversary Queens meeting and teams matches.

August we had members at the QRA Queens at Belmont and a competition match with Goulburn. We finished August with the Champion of Champion matches held between Canberra and Bungedore champions.

In September our FTR team headed out to West Australia for the State teams competition and members attending local open prize meetings.

With all the results and feedback its worth taking the time to READ the more detailed summaries of events courtesy of our roving reporters. 

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to the ACT competitors who travel and represent the ACT at the many competitions and prize meetings.

Now through October we will be in the spotlight as we prepare for our ACT Championships in November.  Don’t forget to enter.

It happened in MAY

… through May there were some great achievements that should be acknowledged..

Shaun – winner Match Rifle

Firstly to congratulate Shaun Wingrove on winning the 2019 NSW Match Rifle Championships at Ungarie on the 4/5 May. The event provided an opportunity for many to tune their skills as part of the Australian Team which will compete in the match rifle event at Bisley (England) in July 2019.

It was a big day on Saturday 18 May for Canberra and Bungendore Clubs taking part in the Shooting AustraliaCome and Try‘ day.  Thankyou to everyone for your help and the friendly atmosphere created for the many visitors. Whether it was coaching, cooking, cleaning up around the club house or simply talking to our visitors, it was much appreciated and goes to show what a vibrant association we have for future members to enjoy.

Graham – presented with the 1 RAR Trophy

Finally congratulations to Graham Aitchison who took out the Grand Aggregate in the NQRA Queens. He finished 5th in the Queen, 2nd in the Wilson and won the 1 RAR markers trophy.

Cedric May also competing at the NQRA finished 7th in FTR-A in the Grand aggregate and 10th in the Queens.

Well done to all.

Victorian Championships

Dave Phipps (2nd from the left) with the other winners

A number of ACT shooters have been competing in the ACT Victorian Championships held in Bendigo that finished Sunday 14 May 2019.

Congratulations to Dave Phipps who won F Standard A grade in the Queens and placed 3rd in the Grand Aggregate Championship.
 
Congratulations also to Donna Negus shooting Target Rifle and finishing 4th overall with a score of 398.46 behind the winner James Corbett on 398.57. 
 
Congratulations as well to Chris Bourke who came third in Target rifle C Grade and won the Grand Aggregate for C Grade.
 

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