Mark Buchanan and Tim Walter attended the Victorian Rifle Association Championships at Wellsford Rifle Range, Bendigo, between 17 April and 21 April 2013.
Results were as follows:
|Syme Aggregate 1st stage||Syme Aggregate 2nd stage|
Mark: Syme Aggregate – 290.23 -21st
Tim: Syme Aggregate – 288.24 – 30th
Unfortunately for Mark, there were only 20 Syme Badges!
Queens Results were as follows:
|Queens Aggregate 1st stage||Queens Aggregate 2nd stage||Queens Aggregate 3rd stage|
Mark came second at 300 yards and third at 500 yards in the First Stage of the Queens.
|Queens Aggregate||387.37 – 15th||387.27 – 19th|
|Grand Aggregate||677.60 – 9th||675.51 – 17th|
Mark came second at 300 yards and third at 500 yards in the First Stage of the Queens.
Tim won Top Veteran Shooter in the Queens which pleased him as much as winning his first Queens Badge since 2004!
Keirin McCamley, our Associate member, shot 284.17 to finish 41st in the Syme and 378.31 to finish 55th in the Queens giving him 662.48 and 39th place in the Grand Aggregate.
At the Katoomba Bi-Centenary Crossing of the Blue Mountains shoot on Sunday 29 April 2013, Mark Buchanan shot 48.3 at 500m and 75.8 at 500m to win the second 500m match and finish 5th in the Aggregate with 123.11.
Tim Walter continued his form after topping Hornsby Range at 800m on Saturday with 99.12, by shooting 49.3, 74.7 at Katoomba to finish 6th in the Aggregate with 123.10.
Fernando Gregorio shot 44.4 and 70.4 at Katoomba, sadly putting a centre on the wrong target at the first range! Mark, Tim and Fernando all won First 20 Badges.
Gary Faulkner shot in F Class.
The Arn Hammond team shoots have finished for the season 2012-2013 with both Roseville TR #1 and F Class Teams victorious again.
Team #1 had a large buffer going into the last range, 800m, and in the end needed every point to secure victory over Hornsby #1. Conditions seemed mild before the shoot but all coaches found the wind very tricky and hard to keep in check. Roseville #1 scored the third lowest score that day in the trying conditions but congratulations goes to Roseville #2, who won the last range by 2 points from Gosford.
Members for the Team #1 consisted of Mark, Phill, James, Mr. T, Dmitri and Hutcho. Team #2 were Tim, Jon, Alex, Fernando, Paul and Andrew.
Roseville F Class were coming in second place before the final stage from HRSL Yellow. They showed tremendous strength and ability to not only take the day from Hornsby by 3 points but also take over the lead with a final points lead of 9 from HRSL Blue! Congratulations to all the team for another great win. The F Class team consisted of Allan, Mike, Don, Graham, Gary, Rochelle and Matt.
Final results for 2012-2013 years
Nine Roseville club members: Mark Buchanan, Dmitri Kazakov, Andrew Martin, Angus Martin, Lachlan Martin, Fernando Gregorio, Gary Faulkner, Phill Hodder and Tim Walter attended the Mudgee District Association Prize Meeting held at Mudgee Rifle Range over the Easter weekend of 30/31 March 2013.
Anne Martin and Rochelle Martin also attended to add a feminine touch to the weekend and to act as bearers of fruit and coffee on Day 2! Fernando booked rooms at the Courthouse Hotel for all except the Martin clan, who stayed at a resort some distance out of Mudgee.
Practice was conducted at 600 yards on the Friday afternoon where Mark, Phill, Fernando and Tim checked their zeros and wind reading ability.
Day 1 saw three shoots at 500 yards. Andrew put his first counting shot on the wrong target and Lachlan found his zero was out, unfortunately putting both shooters behind the 8 ball from the start.
Mark Buchanan came second at the second 500 yards with 50.8 finishing third on the day with 149.17.
Phill Hodder was close in fourth place with 149.12 coming third at the first 500 yards with 50.5 and Dmitri finished with a solid 147.15. Fernando shot 50.5 at the second 500 yards to finish the day with 145.12 and Tim scored 144.7.
Lachlan on 142.10 edged out Andrew with 141.9 while Angus finished with 135.4, coming second at the second 500 yards with 46.2. Gary in F Class shot 168.4.
Saturday night saw us all dining at a Vietnamese restaurant in a private courtyard. Back at the pub and hungry after the Vietnamese restaurant, Dmitri enjoyed his first game of darts winning a drink from Tim!
Day 2 was three shoots at 600 yards.
Mark and Phill both opened with 50.4 followed by 48.6 and 48.7 respectively. Dmitri opened with a 49.6 at each range, being unlucky not to win both ranges. Tim opened with 49.5 and 49.4 and Andrew with 48.4 and 47.4. Lachlan opened with a fine 50.4 followed by a 47.3, as conditions were getting tricky. Fernando opened with 49.4 followed by a 50.6 to win his first range in A Grade. Well done Fernando! Angus shot 37.1, 47.2 and 44.1 coming second with his 47.2 and firing a central on the wrong target for his 37.1! Gary shot 164.8 and finished second in the first 600 yards with 58.3.
By the last 600 yards the mirage had disappeared and the wind was changing quickly and difficult to read from the flags. Phill proved consistent to finish with 49.3 for 296.26 to win 5th Badge. Well done Phill! Mark finished with 48.4 to finish with 295.31 to win 6th Badge. Well done Mark! Andrew, Dmitri and Tim were cut up with 44.2, 45.1 and 44.4 respectively. Lachlan and Fernando were more respectable with 47.1 and 47. 5 respectively.
Mark Thurtell of Orange Rifle Club won the meeting with 299.37/300. Congratulations Mark!
It was great to see such a good roll up from Roseville and good to see Phill and Angus perform so well.
Let’s do the same thing next Easter with a few more members present?
Mark Buchanan, Allan Humbert and Tim Walter shot in the RA Rolph lead up and were joined for the Queens by Jon Marriott. Andrew and Angus Martin shot Day 2 and Day 3 of the Queens. R A Rolph Scores were as follows:
RA Rolph scores:
Tim came third and won a bronze medal with 50.6 at 300m on Day 1. Mark came second and won a silver medal with 50.8 at 600m on Day 2. Allan came third and won a bronze medal with 59.04 at 700 and followed up with second and a silver medal with 83.08 at 800m on Day 2. This gave Allan second place in the Day 2 Aggregate and another silver medal. Mark finished third in the Rolph Aggregate and won a bronze medal with 342.33, three points behind the winner, Helen Griffiths with 345.36.
Queens Day 1 and Day 2 scores:
No medals were won on Day 1, but Mark finished in 8th position, one point behind the leader, Jim Bailey, on 149.22.
Day 2 saw Angus Martin win the Gold medal in C Grade at the first 800m with a 44.01 and finishing 4th both at the second 800m and in the Day 2 Aggregate. In the Progressive Aggregate, Mark was now coming 8th, with 295.28 two points behind the leader, Geoffrey Grenfell. Allan was placed 7th in FC/S.
Queens Day 3 score:
Angus Martin was the only member to medal on Day 3 coming second to win the silver medal in C grade with 42.01 at 600m.
Mark need a 50.00 to win the Queens at the last range, however, after recording 5 bulls, his scorer gave him an incorrect 3 minute warning, when in fact, he had about 8 minutes remaining, and the next shot, fired in haste in tricky conditions, was an inner. Bad luck Mark!
Little did we know that Mark had in fact won the Target Rifle A Grade Grand Championship with 733.069! Mark was almost at Goulburn when your Captain rang to tell him the news, which gave me my only opportunity to collect a Grand Championship Gold medal and No 9 Queens Badge on Mark’s behalf!
Allan Humbert finished in a creditable 9th place in the F Class Standard Grand Championship with 834.34
It was very nice to see six members of Roseville competing in these Championships and doing so well. Conditions were not easy and it was a credit to Roseville shooters, who do not get much meaningful wind experience at Hornsby Range, to take on the challenge at Canberra range.
Allan seems to hit another gear when he travels away to a big competition and it was very pleasing to see Angus do so well in his first attendance at Canberra.
Mark was so close to a ride in the chair, but at least had the consolation of winning the Grand Championship.
Well done guys.
This years District prize meeting was a great success with 72 competitors competing on a warm and mostly sunny day. There were a few 50′s in A Grade in the first range 500m and Roseville’s Alex Marriott shot a 50.2 to take out C Grade. There were only 2 60′s in F Class and none in F Open.
600m was a bit different and certainly more challenging for all the shooters. The sun came out with vengeance the mirage boiled feverishly so much so you could see it through the open sights! There were no 50′s in either TR classes and only one 60 in F Class. Phill Hodder from Roseville took out A Grade with a 49.7.
At 700m things became more steady with the wind mostly staying steady from the right, those who grouped on the left of the bull had more luck as the wind tended to drop off rather than pick up. There were a handful of 50′s in A Grade and one in B Grade. Rob Trodden won his first range medal in an OPM with a 49.1 in C Grade, well done Rob. Roseville’s Allan Humbert came second in F Class with a 60.1.
It was decided not to shoot the Masters as time was getting on so it was down to the parade ground for the final presentation and cool drink.
Phill Hodder was lucky to get 5th place in A Grade, Alex Marriot took 2nd spot in C Grade by a centre and Allan Humbert was 3rd in FS A Grade.
It was a great day had by all and a huge thanks goes out to all who helped during the day to make it an enjoyable and well run event that our district should be proud of.
|Place||Competitor||First Name||Club||Grade||500 m||600 m||700 m||Aggr.|
|4||Henry||Michael||Rail & Tram||FO||57.005||57.002||59.004||173.011|
|6||Rigby||Steve||Rail & Tram||FO||57.003||57.003||57.005||171.011|
|9||Rigby||Alison||Rail & Tram||FO||51.001||57.003||56.004||164.008|
10 Roseville members attended the 136th NSW Queens; Allan, Alex, Angus, Fernando, James, Jon, Lachlan, Mark, Phill, and Tim.
Fernando shot the First Stage of the Queens only. Dmitri attended and shot in the Sargard Teams match. Mike was there to lend support and to coach Mark in the Sargard.
The Sargard Team was Mark = 73.8, Dmitri = 73.7, Phill = 74.9 and James = 74.8 =294.32.
We came third in the Sargard, with 294.32, 2 points off the winning team. We had 32 centrals. The winning team had only 18 centrals (296.18).
Mark (23rd) and Phil (29th) won badges in A Grade. Mark won several range medals.
James Martin won the B Grade Queens by three points.
Alex came 6th in the C Grade Queens and won a couple of range medals.
Tim was just off badges in the McIntosh and Grand.
Anne Martin and Rochelle came out on Day 3 to watch James clean up B Grade.
All in all, a great attendance by Roseville members and a good time was had by all.
Jon finished with 73.5 at 800m which he attributed to the great meal he had the previous evening!Text by Tim, Photos from Phill
The 2011-2012 season has come to a close with another close finish in the Club Championship in A and B Grades. We had a new A Grade Champion, Dmitri Kazakov, who fought off a late charge from Mark Buchanan to win by 2 points, Dmitri finished the year with a total of 1188.122 and Mark 1186.142. Dmitri then went on to win the District Champion of Champions shoot with a score of 198.16 which was shot in cool and wet conditions by 2 points over Tim Roberts from Gosford Club.
B Grade was won on the final day of shooting by last years winner Jon Marriott with a score of 1172.99, second place was Phill Hodder with 1171.92.
In C Grade Richard Lund was victorious this season with a grand total of 1132.70, second place went to James Courteney on 750.23.
F Class was won in with a fine score of 1406.92 by Graham Coote who shot extremely well during the year and just missed out winning the Champion of Champions shoot by 1 point, a great effort. Second in the F Class Championship was Don McDonald on 1375.79
Our Junior Champ was again Alex Marriott, who was consistent through out the year and finished with 1092.57. Alex did well in the Junior Champion of Champions but unfortunately had equipment issues on the last range.
This years Arn Hammond Team shoot was an outstanding success, with both #1 TR and F Class Teams winning by a huge margin. Roseville #1 managed to win every range this year for an emphatic victory over Hornsby #1 by a whopping 19 points with Manly coming third. The F Class shooters shot consistently well also throughout the year, and were able to fight off a high scoring finish from North Sydney to claim victory in their class by a huge margin of 36 points!! They won 3-5 ranges this year.
There was more development throughout the year on the Hexta ET and a new version was trialed and tested. This system uses targets which are wireless, this is a great step forward and a World First! Dmitri and Vadim should be very proud of themselves on such an achievement.
I hope all Roseville shooters had a great year and good luck to all when the season starts again in July.
Sat 2nd June all the North Shore District club winners shot off to find the District Champion for 2012. Both Senior and Junior club winners in Target Rifle and F Class competed in the cool and mostly wet afternoon shot over 300, 500, 700 and 800m.
Roseville’s competitors were Dmitri Kazakov in Senior TR Class, Alex Marriott in Junior TR Class and Graham Coote in F Class.
There was a question before the start of the match whether to start shooting or not, due to the wet and wild weather. After dicussions with Club Captains and competitors it was decided to start shooting and hope the rain didn’t increase.
The rain lessened a bit during the start of the match and scores were mainly high. Dmitri started off with a 49/50, Alex with a respectable 47/50 and Graham a great 60/60.
There were a few shooters that found the conditions trying and some scores were lower than normal, but Dmitri found his comfort zone and finished the day with 198/200 and top scored in TR Senior to win the Champion of Champions for 2012.
Alex shot consistently well with three 47′s at the start but unfortunately had some equipment issues and dropped a few more points at 800m. Robert Jenkins from Manly RC shot extremely well in TR Juniors to win that battle with an outstanding score of 198/200, and showed why he has been picked in the U25 NSW State Team.
Graham shot very well in the first three ranges scoring 60′s in each to have a narrow lead from Dennis Smith from Gosford RC. The conditions became more finicky at 800m and both Graham and Dennis lost some shots with Dennis coming out a narrow winner. The final margin was one point with Dennis scoring 237/240 and Graham 236/240.
Congratulations to the three Roseville representatives for being Club Champions and shooting their best on the day. A BIG Congratulations goes to Dmitri for being the NSDRA Champion of Champions Winner!!