Archive for August, 2019

Brisbane RC OPM, MDRA OPM and QRA Queens 2019

Belmont Rifle Range in Brisbane – the home of the QRA Queens and related competitions which was held in the first week of August. Representing Roseville was initially Dmitri Kazakov later joined by Adam Beale and Janet Beale; then later for the Queens they were joined by Michael Cuda and Mark Buchanan.

In the Brisbane Rifle OPMDmitri came 1st in all three ranges and took home the overall 1st place in TR-B

In the MDRA OPMDmitri and Adam competed in TR-A against some fierce competition. Janet competed in FS-B taking home a 2nd place range prize and 3rd place overall.

Archer trophy 1000ydsDmitri came 2nd in TR-B; Adam came 10th in TR-A

F-class Challenge 1000yds  – Adam came 1st in FS-B (but was not allowed to win); Janet came 2nd in FS-B

The Duncan is the leadup competition and Adam and Dmitri were both shooting in TR-B; Janet was in FS-B. The Duncan has details as follows: two at 500yds, two at 600yds, one at 900yds and one at 1000yds. The two days had pretty normal winds which mostly changed direction at lunch time so you didn’t want to get caught in the “washing machine” during the changeover.

  • In TR-B the competition was very strong and very deep with 25 competitors from places all around Australia and quite a few from international destinations (Japan and NZ).  Adam came home with two 3rd place range prizes and 1 daily 3rd place prize and coming 4th overall. He was followed closely by Dmitri who came a very strong 6th place only 2 points behind.
  • In FS-B there were fewer competitors (15 in total). Janet came home with a pair of 1st place range prizes and a pair of 3rd place range prizes plus Day One 2nd place and Day Two 1st place aggregate prizes and the overall Duncan 1st place for FS-B.

The QRA Queens has details as follows: 300yds, 500yds, two at 600yds, two at 800yds, two at 900yds and two at 1000yds. The first two days were pretty reasonable winds which mostly changed direction at lunch time.  But, for the last day shooting at 1000yds, the winds became exceptionally strong and the word “carnage” comes to mind. Such was the wind on that final day that the FS-A top score of the day was 105-1 out of a max 120-20 and only 1 FS-A competitor had more than 4 centres for the day! It was horrendously challenging! So this is how Roseville went over the Queens:

  • There were 61 competitors in TR-A and Mark did exceptionally well on day 1 shooting three possibles; but the competition in A-Grade was phenomenally tough to overcome.
  • In TR-B, Dmitri and Adam each took home a 1st place and a 2nd place range prize, but Dmitri also took home the Day 1 aggregate 2nd place prize.
  • In FS-A, Michael  took home a pair of 2nd place and a pair of 3rd place range prizes, as well as the Day 1 aggregate 3rd place prize.
  • In FS-B, Janet took home a pair of 1st place range prizes, the Day 2 aggregate 1st place, Day 3 aggregate 1st place and overall Queens 1st place as well as the Grand Aggregate 1st place.

Roseville’s small contingent certainly left their mark on Queensland!

Janet Beale