2012 NSDRA Champion of Champions Shoot Off

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.

Champion of Champions Winner being chaired

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!!

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