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Champion of Champions Shoot, 18 July, 2016.

I woke on Saturday morning to a dismal and cold rainy day. Not a good start! Arriving at the range a couple of hours later and opening the club house, I found a note from Dmitri asking for help down in the butts. Headed off to meet him, only to see him returning having doing some maintenance by himself. I was too late.

Range Offcie on dutyAs Roseville is still duty club there’s plenty to be done. Time to put the rest of the flags out. Thankfully the school boys were practicing at 300M so those four flags were up already. Others helped with getting both our normal club equipment to the mound and butts and also the District gear in place as well. Ian Palmer did the first Butt’s Officer to be relieved by Allan Humbert. A boring, but necessary job.

By noon, the weather had cleared and although cold, there was a gentle wind and there were long glimpses of sun. As there was 16 competitors they were divided in to two squads. Unfortunately Gosford were unrepresented in target rifle. Each Club Champion shot on their club’s targets at each of the four ranges. Roseville represented by Phill Hodder (TR Senior), Angus Martin (TR Junior) and Graham Coote (F Standard).

Despite everyone’s best efforts shooting started by DRO Doug Bowen on time at 1pm!

300M. There were signs of first range jitters amongst the Senior shooters with dropped points and uncharacteristic large groups. Leading the charge was Richard Jones (Manly) 49.5, Geoff King (Hornsby) 49.4, John Alp (North Sydney) 49.3, Phill 48.4 and Adrian Bonanni (Hornsby RSL) 47.3. Juniors were headed by Angus 46.3 from Calum Mansfield (Manly) 40.1.

Now to F class. Standard: Graham blitzed the field with a well executed 60.5 (58.8mm group) followed by Adrian Siebel (Hornsby RSL) 58.5 (89.5), John Leask (North Sydney) 57.5 (115.1), Terry Howell (Gosford) 57.3 (80.7) and Alan Ashworth (Hornsby) 56.3 (94.5).IMG_3566a

Standard Junior: Harry Brotherhood (Hornsby RSL) 56.3 (120.9) ahead of Mariette Rigby (Gosford) 52.1 (175.7).

F-Open: Alan Bowyer-Tagg (Hornsby RSL) 60.4 (58.8) leading by a count back from Phil de la Rue (North Sydney) 60.4 (59.0).

500M. Targets are intermittently in and out of shadows making sighting difficult. Despite that the shooters seemed to settle down to business. Phill kept two bull sighters (coincidentally his maximum grouping) and a dodgy line cutting ninth shot resulted in him leading with 50.7 (227.8) from Geoff 50.6 200.5, Adrian 50.5 (194.3), Richard 49.4 (259.9) and John 49.3 (200.8). Calum 48.3 (291.7) leading Angus 47.4 (313.3).

F-Std: Terry 60.6 (107.8), Adrian 60.5 (with a marvellous 82.1!), Graham 59.5 [caught by wind?] (124.1), John 59.3 (138.6) and Alan 55.1 (204.2).

Junior: Harry 57.4 (162.8) just beating Mariette 57.2 (206.1).

F-Open: A reversal with Phil’s 60.5 (95.1) beating Alan 59.7 (128)

700M. The sun is getting lower now and often at this time of year it is a real problem, particularly at longer ranges. Thankfully this year there is a large cloud covering it. Clapping was heard from the left most target when John put in a fantastic 50.10 (199.1). Phill cut a bull sighter, thus improving by ending on a super centre for 50.8 (228), Richard 50.6 (425.6), Geoff 50.5 (392.9) and Adrian 49.4 (399.6). Angus fired a fine 50.6 (325.7) beating Calum who lost one to the wind 49.5 (367.1).

F-Std John took out this range 60.7 (190.6) from Adrian who had the tightest group 60.6 (156.4), Graham 60.6 (202.6), Terry 60.5 (207.1) and Alan 58.5 (265.6). In the Juniors it was Mariette’s turn 58.5 (238.5) followed by Harry 56.3 (332.7).

F-Open: An extremely tight group by Phil gave him the range with 60.6 (154.3) while Alan had troubles including an expensive miss 50.2.

This is how everyone went in to the final range:

300 500 R/T 700 R/T
Geoff 49.4 50.6 99.10 50.5 149.15
Phill 48.4 50.7 98.11 50.8 148.19
John 49.3 49.3 98.6 50.10 148.17
Richard 49.5 49.4 98.9 50.6 148.15
Adrian 47.3 50.5 97.8 49.4 146.12
Graham 60.5 59.5 119.10 60.6 179.16
Adrian 58.5 60.5 118.10 60.6 178.16
Terry 57.3 60.6 117.9 60.5 177.14
John 57.3 59.3 116.6 60.7 176.13
Alan 56.3 55.1 111.4 58.5 169.9
300 500 R/T 700 R/T
Angus 46.3 47.4 93.7 50.6 143.13
Calum 40.1 48.3 88.4 49.5 137.9
Harry 56.3 57.4 113.7 56.3 169.10
Mariette 52.1 57.2 109.3 58.5 167.8
Phil 60.4 60.5 120.9 60.6 180.15
Alan 60.4 59.7 119.11 50.2 169.13

A pretty tight competition in Target Rifle and F Class Standard with several in each class within striking distance of the leaders.

800M. The heat is on. This will test each of the shooter’s ability in keeping calm and concentrating on just the current shot. Phill keeps two bull sighters, a good safety move. Part way through and Ian Palmer whispered in my ear that Geoff had dropped two inners! That meant that he was in with a chance, but so were others. In the end Phill prevailed scoring 50.3 (455.6) and third at that range. Richard first at 800M 50.4 (416.7), John also 50.4 (406.5) Geoff 48.4 (388.1) and Adrian 48.0 (534.9). Angus showed his true colours with a magnificent 50.8 (339.5) from Calum 48.2 (439.0). A terrific way to finish.

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F-Std: Graham cemented his lead with a terrific 60.6 (an extremely small 138.5), then Terry 59.5 (206.9), Adrian 58.3 (273.2), John 57.4 (353.2) and Terry 55.2 (317.7). Harry gained a further point on Mariette, 56.4 (376.3) and 55.0 (348.5) respectively.

F-Open: Phil topped with a great 60.8 (169.2) with Alan 7 supers behind 60.1 (237.8)

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Don't worry, he survived..

Don’t worry, he survived..

The final table looks like this:

300 500 700 800 TOTAL
Phill 48.4 50.7 50.8 50.3 198.22
John 49.3 49.3 50.10 50.4 198.20
Richard 49.5 49.4 50.6 50.4 198.19
Geoff 49.4 50.6 50.5 48.4 197.22
Adrian 47.3 50.5 49.4 48.0 194.12
Graham 60.5 59.5 60.3 60.6 239.22
Adrian 58.5 60.5 60.6 58.3 236.19
Terry 57.3 60.6 60.5 59.5 236.19
John 57.3 59.3 60.7 57.4 233.19
Alan 56.3 55.1 58.5 55.2 224.11
300 500 700 800 TOTAL
Angus 46.3 47.4 50.6 50.8 193.21
Calum 40.1 48.3 49.5 48.2 185.11
Harry 56.3 57.4 56.3 56.4 225.14
Mariette 52.1 57.2 58.5 55.0 222.8
Phil 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.8 240.23
Alan 60.4 59.7 50.2 60.1 229.14

Thanks to all those who helped set-up and take-down the range, manned the butts, acted as scorers and supported all the Club’s Champions. Thanks also to Dmitri and others who ensure our targets are in top condition, to the NSDRA for hosting the event, and to Adrian, our District Statistician.
IMG_3589aIt was a shame that there wasn’t a bigger attendance from all clubs to witness a great contest by all shooters and to celebrate the winners and all competitors.

I am proud to be a member of our club, the winners of three prestigious grades and particularly proud of my son. Well done Phill, Angus and Graham.

Uncle Mike

Wingham Rifle Club Open Prize Meeting 2016

Gary Faulkner, Phill Hodder, Allan Humbert, Dmitri Kazakov, Tim Walter and Peter Walters attended the Wingham Rifle Club Open Prize Meeting over the weekend of 11 and 12 June 2016.

Left-to-rigth: Peter Walters, Allan Humbert, Dmitri Kazakov, Gary Faulkner, Tim Walter, Phill Hodder

Left-to-right Peter Walters, Allan Humbert, Dmitri Kazakov, Gary Faulkner, Tim Walter, Phill Hodder

All shooters except Phil shot the 2 x 15 sweepstakes match at 600 yards on the Friday afternoon. (results not known except Tim 70).

The competition commenced on Saturday morning at 600 yards, followed by 500 yards and then 400 metres.

On Sunday the shoot commenced at 500 yards, followed by 600 yards and then a 2 x 15 shot match again at 600 yards.

Results were as follows:

Match Gary Faulkner Phill Hodder Allan Humbert Dmitri Kazakov Tim Walter Peter Walters
600y 59.4 49.7 60.5 – 2nd 50.6 49.3 56.1
500y 59.5 50.6 58.3 49.5 47.5 55.2
400y 58.4 48.5 58.4 50.6 48.2 55.1
Day 1 Agg 176.13 3rd FS A 147.18 17th TR A 176.12 2nd FS B 149.17 9th TR A 144.10 25th TR A 166.4 10th FS B
500y 60.6 – 2nd 50.6 60.5 – 1st 50.6 48.7 58.1
600y 58.6 45.5 57.2 50.8 – 2nd 49.4 59.2
600y 15 shots 88.9 74.8 84.1 75.11 – 2nd 69.3 80.2
Day 2 Agg 206.21 6th FS A 169.19 22nd TR A 201.8 5th FS B 175.25 4th TR A 166.14 28th TR A 197.5 8th FS B
Grand Agg 382.34 4th FS A 316.37 19th TR A 377.20 2nd FS B 324.42 5th TR A 310.24 28th TR A 363.9 9th FS B

Congratulations to Gary Faulkner for finishing 4th in FS A, two places behind his Dad, John, who used Gary’s other rifle!

Congratulations to Allan for finishing 2nd in FS B and winning a range along the way.

Congratulations to Dmitri for finishing 5th in TR A, placing second in both the last 2 ranges to finish one place ahead of the great Duncan Davies! Entry number 13 turned out to be lucky.

Dropping just one point over the entire meeting was a great achievement, some say assisted by rocket fuel the night before, and despite being woken early in the morning by a cry from someone in the park needing some attention!

Commiserations to Phill who was disallowed a V bull at the first 600 yard match on Day 2 when it was adjudged to be a shot on the next door target, even though no extra shot was claimed by the shooter or scorers on that target, and notwithstanding that Phill did not ask for his target to be examined after firing his shot.

Clearly, Phill’s scorer and check scorer were not paying proper attention and the fact that both were scoring with binoculars instead of scopes contributed to Phill losing a shot. The range officer seemed to be relying more on information from the markers, rather than the scorers, who clearly did not know what had happened.

Dmitri 5th place on the Board

Dmitri 5th place on the Board

Allan receiving his prize

Allan receiving his prize

 

Tim managed a few centres on Day 2 but had a bad final range to take out the wooden spoon in TR A! Less red wine Tim!

Good dinner after the shoot is always good

Good dinner after the shoot is always good

Dancing after good dinner is good too...

Dancing after good dinner is good too…

Great to see our new member, Peter Walters and his wife, attending his first prize meeting with Roseville.

Complete results are available here.

Thank you to Wingham Rifle Club on a well organized and very fully catered for Prize meeting.

Tim Walter

2015/16 Arn Hammond, EM Nye and AJ Leighton report

Target Rifle

The 2015/16 Arn Hammond Teams competition started off as a very tight affair with Hornsby 1 just pipping Roseville 1 at 300m with 341.29 to Roseville’s 341.25. Roseville 2 came in 4th with 328.24 to North Sydney’s 3rd place of 330.26. And so the scene was set for a tight contest to come over the ensuing months.

At 400m, Roseville 1 responded to the wake-up call and took a decisive 12 point lead with 343.30, and Roseville 2 also kicked into gear with 341.32 to bring them up to 3rd position overall.

Team 1

Team 1 (left-to-right): Stephen Tofler, David Hollister, Phill Hodder, Dmitri Kazakov, Angus Martin

But it was at 500m that Roseville 1 really got a kick along, with 350.36 out of the possible 350.70. I was the poor performer on that day, being cut with only 70.5! I must say, I’m happy to be in a team where I get cut with a 70. The lead after than performance was 19 points, and Roseville No.1 kept their lead until the end.

The focus then was on the Roseville 2 team. Could Roseville possibly come in with a 1-2 finish? At 500m they found themselves in 3rd place to Hornsby 1 by 6 points. It was possible. So at 600m Roseville 2 put in a creditable performance of 334.17, to whittle the margin behind Hornsby 1 to 1 point, and ahead by 9 centres. The Roseville 1 team extended their winning margin to 29 points, keeping them well in command.

Team 2 (left-to-rigth): Jon Marriott, Richard Lund, James Martin, Ian Hutchinson, Mike Hodder, Lachlan  Martin, Andrew Martin, dog, Angus Martin

Team 2 (left-to-right): Jon Marriott, Richard Lund, James Martin, Ian Hutchinson, Mike Hodder, Lachlan Martin, Andrew Martin, Daisy Martin, Angus Martin

At 700m, Roseville 2 pulled out all stops to outperform Roseville 1 by 344.35 to 343.38, and beating their rivals Hornsby 1 by 8 points to move clearly into second place. So Roseville 1 & 2 were running 1st and 2nd, by a margin of 7 points from Hornsby 1, with just 800m to go.

In this final stage Roseville 1 fell into complacency with their 29 point lead, and let Roseville 2 beat them once again, 345.43 to 345.39. Not what I’d call decisive, but Roseville 2 certainly let Roseville 1 know who won.

The Handicap results had the same first 3 placegetters, but in reverse order. So the final results after all 6 ranges were:

Off-Rifle Handicap
Roseville No.1 2061.194
Roseville No.2 2032.186
Manly 2012.148
Hornsby No.1 2008.147
North Sydney 1970.118
RSL Blue Tongues 1966.119
Hornsby No.2 290.006
Manly 2088.149
Roseville No.2 2084.188
Roseville No.1 2083.192
RSL Blue Tongues 2080.120
North Sydney 2079.118
Hornsby No.1 2069.144
Hornsby No.2 323.006

 

F Class

Roseville fielded just one team in F Class, and that was all they needed. It was in F standard, with only North Sydney, Gosford and Hornsby RSL fielding F Open teams.

F-class Team (left-to-rigth): Graham Coote, Allan Humbert, Ian Palmer, Mike Cuda, Gary Faulkner, Robert Kozminski

F-class Team (left-to-right): Graham Coote, Allan Humbert, Ian Palmer, Mike Cuda, Gary Faulkner, Robert Kozminski

The F Standard team exerted their superiority from the outset, with their dominant 330.28 at 300m to take the initial lead of 5 points from Hornsby RSL No.1. At 400m they extended this lead to a whopping 23 points, and then again at 500 extended it to 28 points. At 600m they picked up a further 11 points leaving them at 1298.87, ahead of Hornsby at 1252.53.

However at 700m, Roseville scored a great 324.22, only to have the North Sydney team come from nowhere and challenge them with a 324.19. This still left them with a comfortable lead of 51 points.

After completing a clean sweep and winning every range, Roseville took out the F Standard Arn Hammond Teams competition by a convincing 60 points. Final results were:

Roseville 1947.128
Hornsby 1880.076
Hornsby RSL No.1 1887.093
Hornsby RSL No.2 1843.083
North Sydney 1590.076

2015/16 EM Nye

The EM Nye match these days, is conducted using the 300m, 400m & 500m of the same teams matches as the Arn Hammond. Roseville took out both the Target Rifle and the F Standard in this competition, with the results shown below.

Target Rifle O/R 300m 400m 500m Aggregate
Roseville No.1 341.025 343.030 350.036 1034.091
Hornsby No.1 341.029 331.016 343.033 1015.078
Roseville No.2 328.024 341.032 340.035 1009.091
Manly 326.019 332.026 342.029 1000.074
North Sydney 330.026 321.015 333.021 984.062
RSL Blue Tongues 321.020 315.017 324.021 960.058
Hornsby No.2 0 290.006 0 290.006

 

F-Std 300m 400m 500m Aggregate
Roseville 330.025 326.026 325.026 981.077
North Sydney 323.016 307.011 323.015 953.042
Hornsby RSL No.1 325.019 308.016 313.016 946.051
Hornsby 320.021 304.011 322.009 946.041
Hornsby RSL No.2 309.014 296.012 314.017 919.043

 

2015/16 AJ Leighton

The AJ Leighton match is also conducted at the same time, using the 600m, 700m & 800m results of the Arn Hammond. Roseville again took out both the Target Rifle (1st and 2nd places) and the F Standard in this competition, with the results shown below.

Target Rifle O/R 600m 700m 800m Aggregate
Roseville No.1 339.026 343.038 345.039 1027.103
Roseville No.2 334.017 344.035 345.043 1023.095
Manly 331.025 336.021 345.028 1012.074
RSL Blue Tongues 333.015 339.026 334.020 1006.061
Hornsby No.1 329.021 336.022 328.026 993.069
North Sydney 319.016 335.021 332.019 986.056
Hornsby No.2 0 0 0 0

 

F-Std 600m 700m 800m Aggregate
Roseville 317.010 324.022 325.019 966.051
Hornsby 306.012 319.015 309.008 934.035
Hornsby RSL No.1 301.010 321.011 319.021 941.042
Hornsby RSL No.2 304.007 312.017 308.016 924.040
North Sydney 0 324.019 313.015 637.034

Final results for 2015-2016 years

Congratulations are to be given to all Roseville team members who continued the Roseville tradition of exceptional results.

Stephen Tofler

Cessnock Rifle Club Annual Open and F Class Championships 2016 (NSW)

Roseville Rifle Club participated in the Cessnock Rifle Club Annual Championships on the Sunday 22nd May.IMG_9925

Target Rifle; Phill Hodder

F Class Standard A grade; Michael Cuda, Allan Humbert

F Class Standard B Grade; Peter Walters

F/TR A Grade; Gary Faulkner

The weather was perfect. It was sunny with a gentle, at times fluky, breeze travelling down the range from behind the shooters. This led to some luck for some shooters when conditions were still.

The atmosphere was very friendly. There was to be three, 10 shot 600m shoots. The first lot of shooters began their shoots with Peter, Phill  and Allan having their best scores for the day. The incidence of unexplained poor shots increased and the first shoot was cancelled due to Kongs electronic target problems.Michael Cuda

The host club reacted positively and quickly with some members giving up their shoot to manually score the targets. With the exception of a couple of competitors in the 80 plus roll up, everyone was very patient as the Cessnock members changed the targets. The shoot was reduced to two, 10 shot 600m shoots due to time constraints. The atmosphere remained happy and it is a credit to the Cessnock Club for overcoming some serious disruptions to their day.

 

Roseville Rifle Club represented itself handsomely.

Phill; 5th in Target Rifle A Grade 98.10

Michael; 1st in F Class Standard A Grade  119.12

Allan; F Class Standard A Grade 104.2

Peter; 1st in F Class Standard B Grade 113.7

Gary; 2nd F/TR 114.9

As a new member, I should point out that Gary spent the previous Wednesday with me sorting out a lot of my problems. Credit where credit is due.

A special congratulations to Michael. This was his very first win in F Class Standard A Grade in a Championship shoot! Your smile said it all.

Peter Waters