End of the Rosseville Rifle Club 2008-2009 shooting season

t was great to see so many “A” Graders bidding for the Club Championship this year. The winner was not determined until the end of the season – Mark Buchanan shot a near perfect score of 1199 out of 1200 with 183 centres from a possible 240. Mark’s accomplishments included wins in the National and QRA Queen’s and many top 10 performances in other Queen’s and Prize Meetings.

Second place was not finalized until the second last week. Last year’s champion, Phillip Hodder was very lucky to gain second place after a fast and furious finish from Andrew Martin and Ian Hutchinson.

“B” grade was won in style by Jon Marriott with 1175 closely followed by Paul Heintzberger 1172, who had a late charge of good scores but couldn’t change the deficit. Congratulations go to Roseville’s Junior Champion, Michael Hutchinson, who finished fourth in “B” Grade with 1168, not far behind the leader.
F Class Open and Standard was won by Don McDonald. Don started the year shooting F Class Open and shot consistently well to finish a full card in six months with a wonderful score of 1398 out of 1440. He then turned his attention to F Class Standard and in the last six months beat an ever- improving Marilyn Humbert with a score of 1395 “C” grade was blitzed by Alex Marriott on 1131, Alex has worked very hard during the year and showed much improvement to become a real junior star in the making.
Text and photos – Phill Hodder

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