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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50 year celebration

Why not join us at the
ACT Championships 13-17 November 2019 and celebrate our 50th year on the MacIntosh range.

There are great prizes from our sponsors and mementos to be given away. Don’t forget that the early bird entries close 31 October 2019 so take advantage of the saving.

An Anniversary to Celebrate
Courtesy of our Vice President 
The Rev Dr Peter Grundy ….

The Canberra Rifle Club, established from 1914, began a program of shooting at Duntroon.  Initially, the Club was not to remain at Duntroon for long: during 1915 a new range (1000 yard) was completed at what is now known as Black Mountain Peninsula.  In consideration of safety issues, however, in 1925 the Army closed the Black Mountain Range, and the Club returned to the (900 yard) Duntroon Range. Continue reading