… 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 Australia ‘Come 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.
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.
Great results for our members who last weekend competed in the Tasmania Championships held at Campbell Town.
In conditions that were described at times as ‘Challenging’, members enjoyed the competition and we suggest you ask them about the social events including ‘Sandpit Play’ and Tassie Tiger hunt which have supporting photos?
Cedric May in action
Congratulations to Cedric May and Dennis Formatti who both had a clean sweep in their respective grades winning the lead-up, Queens and Grand Championship for the event. Other notable finishes were Steve Negus, 3rd in TR and Andrew Sarri 3rd in F/TR.
Well done to all and the Tasmania Rifle Club on hosting the event. Full results on the NRAA web site.
Our members have returned home from the World Long Range Championships (WLRC) campaign in New Zealand and is best summarised in the PRESS RELEASE from the NRAA – Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Gold! Gold! Gold!
Congratulations to Canberra’s Steve Negus winning the World Individual Long Range Championship.
Steve having won the 2018 ACT Championships in November has now topped off a very successful period winning the WLRC event.
Steve and Donna were members of the Australian Palma Team that successfully competed In the ICFRA Palma Team Match (known as the America’s Cup of target rifle shooting) that won the prestigious title, World Champions. Steve role as one of the wind coaches and Donna a shooting member .
Graham Aitchison our third member was a shooter in the Australian Veterans Team that were successful winning the Tony Loughton Teams Match and the World Veterans Teams Match.
A great achievement and contribution by our members.
Well done and congratulations to all the Australians.