Archive for October, 2018

NSW Queens report for RRC

From Wed Oct 3rd to Sunday Oct 7th the NSW Rifle Association held the 142 Open Championship comprising the McIntosh Series and the Queens. This year, RRC  had 3 “A” grade representatives (Mark Buchanan, Phill Hodder and Angus Martin); 3 “B” grade representatives (Mike Hodder, Pat Jacombs and Adam Beale),

1 FS/A shooter (Michael Cuda) and 1 FTR shooter (Gary Faulkner).  Quite a few of the Australian team representatives were there (Palma, U25 and U21) as all teams are beginning to gear up for the World Competition in Jan 2019 so the competition was a very high calibre indeed.

This year, all scoring reverted to manual targets due to issues last year with the Konsberg electronic targets. However, the conditions were challenging to say the least with high winds and rain (heavy at times) which caused issues with the manual targets (inability to read the markers at a distance and stickers falling off the paper targets). As such, the organisers reverted to a modified program of 11 details instead of the normal 16 details and one whole day of competition was cancelled due to the shocking weather.

However, the competition did complete the modified program and RRC was well represented by our competitors

In A-Grade, the most notable individual performances by the RRC shooters included:

McIntosh Series > 500m (first detail) Phill came 3rd with 50-6, Mark came 4th with 50-6
McIntosh Series > 500m (second detail) Mark came 3rd with 50-8, and despite scoring 50-4 Phill came 16th (clearly the A Grade competition was of a high calibre!!)
McIntosh Series > 600m (first detail) Mark came 1st with 50-7, despite scoring a possible, Phill came 6th with 50-3
McIntosh Series > 600m (second detail) Mark came 2nd with 50-8
Queens > 700m (first detail) Angus came 8th despite scoring a possible 50-3!
Queens > 700m (second detail) Mark came 4th with 50-7

In B-Grade, the most notable individual performances by the RRC shooters included:

McIntosh Series > 500m (first detail) Pat came 3rd with 50-2;
McIntosh Series > 500m (second detail) Mike came 4th with 50-5, and despite scoring 50.5 Pat came 6th (clearly the B Grade competition was of a high calibre!!)
McIntosh Series > 600m (first detail) Mike came 4th with 49-5
McIntosh Series > 600m (second detail) Pat came 2nd with 50-7
McIntosh Series > 800m (second detail) Adam came 2nd with 47-3, Pat came 3rd with 46-4

Queens > 700m (first detail) Pat came 4th with 48-5
Queens > 700m (second detail) Adam came 2nd with 50-3
Queens > 800m (day 3 first detail) Pat came 3rd with 48.2
Queens > 800m (final detail) Pat came 1st with 49-4, Adam came 3rd with 49-1

In F-Class the most notable individual performances by the RRC shooters included:

Queens > 700m (first detail) Gary came 1st (FTR) with 59-3
Queens > 700m (second detail) Gary came 2nd (FTR) with 59-2; Michael C came 3rd (FS/A)with 59-4
Queens > 800m (first detail) Gary came 3rd (FTR) with 82-2
Queens > 800m (day 3 first detail) – Gary came 2nd (FTR) with 55-0
Queens > 800m (day 3 second detail) – Gary came 1st (FTR) with 56-2;  Michael C came 4th with 55-0

Overall, RRC took home quite a few awards and placed within the top 5 in:

McIntosh Day 1: Mark > Aggregate A Grade 1st place; Pat > Aggregate B Grade – 3rd place; Mike > Aggregate B Grade – 5th place
McIntosh Day 2: Mark > Aggregate A Grade 4th place; Pat > Aggregate B Grade – 5th place
McIntosh overall: Mark > Aggregate A Grade 2nd place; Pat > Aggregate B Grade – 4th place
Queen’s Day 2: Gary > Aggregate 1st (FTR); Michael C > Aggregate FS/A – 4th place;
Queen’s Day 3: Gary> Aggregate 2nd (FTR); Angus > Aggregate A Grade 4th place, Pat > Aggregate B Grade – 1st place;

Overall Queens Aggregate: Pat > B Grade – 2nd place, Michael C > FS/A – 5th place. Gary > Aggregate 2nd  place (FTR); (with special mention to Angus > A Grade – 7th place)

Pat also took home the top High School Shooter prize.

In the Grand Aggregate, covering both the Queens and McIntosh series,  Mark (A Grade) came 6th, Pat (B Grade) came 2nd and Adam (B Grade) came 7th

Well done to our RRC competitors in very challenging circumstance.

Janet Beale