Smokey Finish

An ominous sign entering the range for the the last competition shoot of the year indicated a sighting challenge ahead. The club decided to opt for a morning shoot with the forecast to reach 41 degree and it was the keen that stepped up and faced the challenge. A brilliant 60.10 from Russell Le Maitre shooting F Open was a smoking finish in the conditions.

Our thoughts go out to all those impacted by the fires and to the RFS volunteers and Emergency Services a special thanks for the great work being performed. We wish everyone all the best in their endeavours to contain and extinguish these fires.

Another Negus Win

Donna Negus, Winner of Target Rifle A grade

Same name, same family, at the top again.
Donna Negus with a score of 492.41 winning the 2019 Canberra Queens Prize 

F Class Belt winners Matt Paroz, Darren Bradley and Mahlon Reid

The wind and dust made for some challenging conditions. Donna showed true prowess to come out on top of this impressive field finishing ahead of Jim Bailey, Holsworthy RC on 491.55 and Jim Jefferies, Lyndhurst on 491.52. 
The F Class Belt series equally as competitive and congratulations to winners Matt Paroz, Darren Bradley and Mahlon Reid in their respective classes.

Riding high, Donna was chaired by her sister club and Bungendore members

Riding high its been a great couple of weeks for Donna after being awarded Target Sport Athlete of the Year – Senior Female at the  Shooting Australia annual Awards of Excellence in Sydney, early November.

Queens Winners in the other disciplines were:
TR B: Peter Spencer  (Canberra RC) – 480.39
TR C: Anthony Fassilis  (Bankstown Chatswood Rifle Club) – 469.30
FS A: Mahlon Reid  (Boddington) – 570.30
FS B: Warick Sides  (Ungarie RC) – 543.14
F Open: Matt Paroz  (North Sydney RC) – 594.42
F/TR: Darren Bradley  (Griffith District) – 579.33

Special thanks to those sponsors who partnered with the Supplier for Hardy Rifle barrels – Corella and GROUP solutions to present each winner of the Queens series with a HARDY barrel

After combining scores for the Rolph and the Queens series, winners of the
JG McIntosh Grand Aggregate were:
TR A: Mitchell Bailey (Holsworthy Rifle Club) – 810.79
TR B: Ann Chinnery (Marian Rifle Club) – 778.57
TR C: Bill Pryde (Spalding) – 739.40
FS A: Mahlon Reid (Boddington) – 936.45
FS B: Jason Joseph (Concord Rifle Club) – 887.43
F Open: Stephen Lazarus (Cairns Rifle Club) – 967.80
F/TR: Mark Fairbairn (Cannon Hill RSL) – 935.48

Congratulations to all prizewinners and thankyou to all our SPONSORS and to all our competitors and families.

We hope to see you back again in 2020.

FULL RESULTS on the NRAA web site and

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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.