Long Weekend Shoot at Wingham June 2013

Six Roseville shooters attended the Wingham Championships over the June long weekend this year.IMG_0675d

The crew were (left to rigth) Tim Walter, Phill Hodder, Dmitri Kazakov, Gary Faulkner, Fernando Gregorio and Mark Buchanan.

Dmitri  arrived on Wednesday.

The rest of us arrived on Friday afternoon and all, except Gary, stayed at the Australia Hotel in Wingham.

RockHard band

RockHard band

On Friday afternoon the competitors shot the Sweepstakes 15 shots at 600 yards on  Wingham Rifle Clubs new electronic HEXTA-002 targets.

Dmitri shot 74.8 (plot is available here), Tim shot 73.7.

Friday night saw the crew, except Gary, who was wisely absent, enjoying food, wine and an absolutely brilliant hard rock’ n roll band at the Wingham Hotel.

Next morning, after breakfast at a local café, the shoot started in earnest.


Day 1 was shot over 500, 400 and 300 yards. Day 2 was shot over 500, 600 and 600 yards.

Dmitri kicked off with a 50.8 at 500 yards to come third. Fernando was close behind with a 50.6 and Mark with a 50.5. Phill and Tim were close behind with 49.6 and 49.1. Mark and Dmitri continued with 50.5 and 50.4 at 400 yards, but at 300 yards, Mark shot 49.3 to finish with 149.14 and Dmitri with 47.6 to finish with 147.18. Gary shot 60.4, 60.5, 59.4 scoring his first two 60’s in a row and coming first in the Day 1 Aggregate in F Class B Grade, this would of given him 2nd place in A Grade F Class..


Well done Gary! Two prize meetings in a row!

Day 2 saw Mark continue his good form with a 50.6 at 500 yards and a 50.9 at the first 600 yards to win the range.

Dmitri also opened with a 50.6 and followed with a 50.4 at 600 yards. Phil scored a 50.5 at 500 yards followed by a 49.4. Tim fired 49.4 and 48.2. Gary shot a solid 58.3 and a 58.5.

The final 600 yards saw mixed results. Dmitri finished with a 48.4. Phill shot the same score. Tim managed a 49.5 and Fernando, after finding his rear screw was loose, fired a 50.6! Mark was in the groove with his new barrel, but unfortunately, put a central bull on the target next door to score 45.7 at the last range!

Gary fired a 60.3 to win Day 2 and the F Class B Grade Grand Aggregate. Gary’s score would have been good enough to also win the F Class A Grade Aggregate, and it goes without saying that he was thrilled with the result.

Roseville’s star this meeting was Gary Faulkner with 179.13 and 176.11 a Grand Aggregate of 355.24.

Final  TR Scores

 Dmitri  295.32
 Mark  294.35
 Phill  293.28
 Tim  292.21
 Fernando  289.22

A great weekend was had by all and I urge anyone who has not yet come away for a prize meeting to have a go next time.

Tim Walter, Captain.

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