Roseville Rifle Club wishes all a safe and prosperous festive season and New Year.
Aden Mann was a member of Roseville Rifle Club up to a few years ago. He left the club with a view to gain entry to the Australian Air Force. He was very focused on his dream and we could see the steps he was taking to help gain entrance in the Defence Force including joining a model aeroplane club, to practice his flying.
Last month we got notice from Aden’s father, Brian, that he had achieved a very special award, the Skill at Arms Marksmanship badge, Aden is one of only two in his year to achieve this badge and subject to another shoot next year, will be able to wear the badge while ever is in service.
Brian’s comments “Aden and I will always be extremely grateful of the excellent coaching at Roseville and the tremendous support provided by everyone at the club.
It was great to take Aden back to those wonderful Roseville memories on the final day of the Skill at Arms shoot in Canberra. Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to everyone. And my personal thanks to you for taking my boy under your wing and teaching him the fundamental skills which he drew upon to receive this commendation.”
Mark Buchanan, Fernando Gregorio, Gary Faulkner, Angus Martin, Andrew Martin, and Allan Humbert attended the Canberra Rifle Club 100th Anniversary Championships between 13 and 17 November 2013.
Former member Keirin McCamley also attended.
Mark came first in the first 800 metre match in Stage 2 of the Queens and finished with 391.36 to win Number 12 Queens badge. Mark finished 6th in the Grand Aggregate.
Fernando Gregorio finished Stage 1 of the B Grade Queens in 4th place and did the same in Stage 2, however, in the progressive aggregate3, he was coming in second place, only 1 centre bull behind the leader, Shaun Wingrove, on 287.25.
Stage 3 saw Fernando shoot a 48.3 to Wingrove’s 49.3 at 500 metres, however, at 600 metres Wingrove shot 46.3, while Fernando struck a horror patch to record 42.0. Fernando finished 4th in the B Grade Queens with 377.27 with Sean Wingrove winning with 382.31.
Angus Martin shot a 44.01 at the final 600 metre range, to finish second in the C Grade Queens with 372.16, only one point behind the winner, a very experienced looking Richard McRae, on 373.24.
Along the way. Angus won the silver medal at 300 metres, the gold medal at 600 metres, and the bronze medal in Stage 1.
Angus won the gold medal at the first 800 metres range in Stage 2 with a fine 50.03, a feat which eluded most A Graders. At the second 800 metre range, Angus won another silver medal with a fine 47.04. This was enough to see Angus win the gold medal for Stage 2 with 142.12, a clear 2 points above second position.
Angus won the silver medal in at 500 metres in Stage 3 with a 48.00 and with his 44.01 at 600 metres this saw him finish Stage 3 in third place for a bronze medal.
Tim Walter came seventh at the second 800 metre match with 49.04. Tim finished in 53rd place in the Queens with 381.24 after shooting a 45.03 at the last range.
Andrew Martin finished with a strong 48.03 at 600 metres finishing in 83rd place in the Queens with 365.19.
Gary Faulkner shot consistently well, coming 7th in the Queens Stage 1, 4th on Day 3, which included a silver medal at 600 metres, and finishing 7th in the F Standard A Queens with a score of 451.27.
Allan Humbert, shot 417.13 to finish in 33rd place in F Standard A Grade.
Keirin McCamley shot 387.28 to finish 28th in the Queens and to win a Badge.
Congratulations to those who attended this shoot and escaped a wet Sydney weekend.
Roseville members were a bit unlucky not to come home with the B Grade and C Grade Queens, but Fernando and Angus must be proud of their achievements as must Mark, Gary and Keirin.
Tim Walter, Captain
North Shore District Rifle Association Mid Range Championship 2013
Sponsored by Roseville, North Sydney, Hornsby RSL, Manly, Hornsby, Gosford and 18th Battalion Rifle Clubs
Sunday 3rd November 2013 at Hornsby Rifle Range
2+10 shots at 500, 600 and 700m
To be shot on the Hexta-2 electronic targets
Shooting commence at 09:00 hrs.
Entries open Sunday 08:30, close at 10:15
Come and practice with us Saturday afternoon 13:00 – 16:30
This Championship is open to all TR A, B and C Grade competitors, “F” Class Open and “F” Class Standard A and B competition, Military Bolt competition.
Entry Fee remains at $30 for all Grades.
Masters Match, Teams Match, Pairs match
Ladies, Veterans and School Shooter Trophies
Food and refreshments will be available
Aggregate Badges will be allocated in all Grades
Limited accommodation with hot showers available on range – book early
This Open Prize Meeting will be conducted under the Standard Shooting Rules 2013 and as amended/approved by NRAA. The committee reserves the right to vary the program and/or prize list if circumstances warrant
Prize Money will be allocated in proportion to the number of entries received.
Contact for further details:
Cathy Burnitt Hon Secretary 0418 248807
email : email@example.com
There were quite a few Roseville members that competed in this year’s NSW Queens at Anzac Rifle Range, in both the McIntosh “Lead-Up Shoot” (Allan, Gary, Mark and Phill) and the Queens (Alex, Allan, Jon, Gary, Mark and Phill) Mike was there to lend support for most of the time.
Conditions seemed to be fairly consistent at the start but by the second day of the Lead-Up they became harder to pick. Gary came 2nd in the first 300m with a 59.3 and 1st in the second 300m with 60.4, and on the second day Gary got 3rd at 700m with a 58.2.
Phill claimed silver on the 2nd 800m with a 50.6 and Gary 1st with a 55.3.
The results from the 2 day Lead-up were Phill 17th, just one point away from a badge, Mark 24th, Gary 6th and Allan 8th.
The star in the first day of the Queens was Alex with an excellent score of 49.5 in C Grade to claim top spot at 500m. Mark shot a great 50.8 to gain 2ndplace for the second 500m, Alex shot a 71.3 4th (15 shot match) to be just a few centres away from coming second! Gary shot a possible 90.5 to win Gold at that distance!
Alex finished 2nd in that days Ag, and Gary just missed out coming third by 3 super centres!
The second day of the Queens saw Allan get a Silver medal at 300m with a great 60.6. Allan was again in the 60’s for the second 300m but could only get 4th place with his 60.2. With a 57.3 Allan got Gold in the first 600m! Mark finished 5th in day 2 of the Queen’s, and Allan was 1st by 4 points in F STD A Grade, well done Allan!
It’s hard at the top, in the last day at 700m Mark shot a very respectable 50.8, but that only gained him 7th place. Alex was back after having a day off, and convincingly won that range with a 50.3 in C Grade!
Gary was just 1 super centre away from 3rd in the last 800m 15 shot match with a 86.3. Mark finished 6th in the last days ag clean on 125.17, one of 5 shooters on the same score and 2 centres away from first place! Gary was 5th with 145.6 just 1 point away from 3rd place.
Now the finishing scores for the Queens and Grand Ag. Mark finished 5th 494.61 for the Queens and 9th for the Grand, Gary 5th for the Queens with 569.31 and 2nd for the Grand! Allan 9th for the Grand.
The conditions were much more trying, in my mind, than most of the previous NSW Queens. Again you had to be lucky with your squad and time of shooting, conditions were at times unreadable and many top class shooters and coaches were getting caught with inners, birds and even outers. When the luck is on your side you just have to do your best and hope for the best. In the end it’s all about enjoying your sport!
Gary Faulkner, Fernando Gregorio, Robert Kozminski and Tim Walter attended the West Wallsend Prize Meeting last Sunday.
The weather was beautiful and conditions were generally easy but a watchful eye had to be kept on the mirage which reversed direction on occasions. There was a very strong F Class A Grade contingent and scoring was high. We shot 500y, 500y and 600y. Gary Faulkner shot 59.07, 59.06, and 58.01 for a total of 176.14 to finish 9th, but only three points behind the winner Brett Bond with 179.19.
Robert Kozminski was attending his first prize meeting with Roseville since becoming a member the day before! Robert shot a credible 55.03, 53.01, and 52.02 to finish with 160.06 in F Class B Grade.
Fernando Gregorio shot 48.03, 49.02 and 47.05 to finish with 144.10 in 16th position in A Grade, however, he was not happy with the way his rifle performed.
Tim Walter shot 48.04, 50.06 and 50.03 to give him 148.13 and 8th position in A Grade. Tim picked up a bronze medal for his 50.06.
Don Thompson of Natives Rifle Club arrived and departed in style, piloting a helicopter!
Duncan Davies, not surprisingly, took out the day with 50.09, 50.09, and 50.05, stating that the last range was difficult!
Well done Duncan on a fine 150.23.
Tim Walter. Captain.
On the weekend of the 6th & 7th of July some members from Roseville Rifle Club shot various team matches at Malabar Rifle Range. On Saturday afternoon there was the District Teams Match, which is shot in teams of 5 shooters under a wind coach at 7&800m. This year our District fielded two Target Rifle Teams and one F Class Std Team.
The shooters from Roseville were, Tim Walter (Team 1) & Phill Hodder (Team 2) with Mike Hodder coaching the #2 Team. The #2 Team shot well in the first distance to be leading by one point! Tim shot extremely well at 800m and posted a 75.10 to top score out of all the teams!
Team #1 did extremely well and finished 3rd overall! Well done. Team #2 unfortunately had some issues at the 800m mound and finished in 7th position. Results can be found at: http://staging.nswra.org.au/docs/CityVCountry/2013/DRA_Team_Champions.pdf
On Sunday I had the pleasure of being a team member for the City team in the City vs Country match (although as a reserve). This is a very prestigious Team Shoot, shot in 3 teams of 5 shooters under 3 coaches at 5,6,7 & 800m. Tim, Phill, Angus and Lachlan represented Roseville.
There were many notable performances during the four ranges from both teams, but most notable of all was our Captains magnificent score of 50.10 @ 500m, his first!
This was made so much more significant because he had to stop shooting after the 8th shot, as a round wouldn’t chamber, he then had to deal with a stuck projectile in the barrel and powder through the action and bolt. Once his team members sorted out this issue he continued with great composure to finish where he started off with two V Bulls!!
Well done Tim on a wonderful performance under pressure.
Unfortunately even with this impeccable result the City Team lost by 24 points!
Angus and Lachlan Martin represented the U25 City team and they were both having a close battle between themselves. Angus shot a personal best of 50.7 @700m and by the end of the third range the two brothers were only four centres apart. The big brother finished stronger @ 800m with a 50.2 to gain a 3 point win over Augus. Well done to both the Martin’s.
All and all a great day with many positives for our club shooters, district and city representations. Results here: http://staging.nswra.org.au/docs/CityVCountry/2013/City_V_Country.pdf
Phill Hodder was the Senior Club Champion in Target Rifle and represented the Club in this major event shot on Hornsby Range on 1 June 2013.
The event was shot over 300m 500m 700m and 800m.
Phill’s scores were: 47.1, 50.5, 50.4 and 49.2 for a total of 196.12.
Phill did not start as well as he would have liked at 300m scoring a 47.1, but he settled down at the next range with a 50.5, followed by a 50.4 at 700m.
Phill was unlucky not to get his third possible 50 for the day at 800m, when his last shot went wide at 3 o’clock.
Tim Roberts from Gosford won the day only dropping one point! Geoff King from Hornsby was second with two points down.
Angus Martin was the Junior Club Champion in Target Rifle. His scores, as indicated in the attached photograph, were; 44.2, 49.3, 48.5 and 50.5. This was Angus first 49 and first 50! What a good time to get them to win the event. I have not seen a C Grade shooter string so many V bulls together before now.
Angus’s position has improved markedly in recent weeks and this has obviously aided his improvement as much as his new shooting jacket.
Keep up the good shooting Angus. I hope you are available for Arn Hammond next year!
Jenny Saleeba was the Club’s F Class Open Champion, but unfortunately, she could not attend the shoot-off due to a prior commitment in Canberra. Maybe next year Jenny?
Allan Humbert was the Club’s F Class Standard representative and Allan shot 227.8 to come third. One bad range spoiled Allan’s chances and he has now gone touring on his motor bike! Well done everybody and thank you to all those club and family members who attended to help with scoring, marking and to give our reps support on the day.
Tim Walter, Captain