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2019 Gosford OPM

Hot, steamy and 32 degrees confronted 4 Rosevilliers at the annual Gosford prize shoot. Phill attacked TR and Mike Cuda, Eva and Alan Patrick FTR.

The overall attending numbers were down on previous years with just 49 in total.

Wind and mirage playing tricky cards throughout the day with patches of little wind or disturbances to deliver some near perfect scores. Wind changed 180 degrees after lunch as has become the norm for Gosford.





Shot over 3 stages at 500M the final results delivered a clean possible result for Phill and 1st place in TR with 175.16. This win was especially special for Phill, as he used his recently acquired rifle from the late David Hollister. And Mike Cuda pulled the rabbit out of the hat to take out FTR after crossfiring in the second stage with 202.22 (which proves that you should never give up), with Eva 9 X’s behind to take 2nd place on 202.13 and Alan 4th place with 196.8.





A good presentation followed this OPM with the usual array of great prizes for winners. Thanks to Gosford RC who always put on a wonderful OPM and have great, friendly members. Results can be found here: http://shooting.hexsystems.com.au/competition/monitor/236


Alan Patrick.

Bathurst OPM

Two weeks after the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama,  the Bathurst Rifle range was back in operation and humming for their annual Open Prize Meeting.  Bathurst is just under 3 hours away, but that was far enough away that only two intrepid Roseville RC members made the jaunt. Mark Buchanan was shooting in Target Rifle and Janet Beale in FTR.

The day was sunny without any sign of rain clouds; not surprising given the drought. The wind started out mild and increased a bit through the day – when it was blowing it was mostly coming straight across the range from the paddock to the right; and of course there was mirage to deal with once it warmed up. It wasn’t as easy as it sounds, there was some “twitchiness” to the fickle winds/mirage and, being a country range, the flies were ever present.

There were three details to the day’s events: two of 2+10 at 500yds, and one of 2+15 at 600yds.

Congrats to Mark who came 3rd in 2 ranges (500yds and 600yds) and came 4th overall in TR-A.

Congrats to Janet who came 1st at 600yds and came 3rd overall in FTR.

Certainly our country hosts did a great job – thanks to Bathurst RC for putting on this great event.

Janet Beale

WARA Queens 2019

In late Sept, the State F-Class teams headed nearly 4000km from Sydney to the lovely city of Perth and then headed north to the slightly less scenic Pinjar Range.  The Pinjar range is unusual in that the firing point is in a constant place near the modern club house and the butts are positioned in sections at various distances. A couple of other things that are quite noticeable are that the flies on the mound are ever present, the firing point (complete with artificial grass) is nicely sloped for TR (which becomes a bit awkward for rear bags for F-Class), and the terrain is very flat with not a lot of the lush green grass we are used to at Hornsby (but the wild flowers are very pretty).  One other major factor at Pinjar is the mirage!

The National F Class Team Matches commenced with Match One being shot at 900 metres. Match Two commenced with the winds making it interesting for all teams. In the NSW representative teams were the following Rosevillians:

  • F-TR: Eva Patrick and Alan Patrick (with “Gosford Gary”)
  • F-STD: Peter Walters

NSW tried hard but the winners were the Victorian F Open Team, West Australian F Standard team and Queensland FTR Team. Special congrats to the NSW FTR team that came 2nd.

Staying on for the WARA Queens was Alan and Eva Patrick.

Roseville is very proud of our State team competitors!

Janet Beale

The NSWRA 143rd Open Championships

The NSWRA 143rd Open Championships (the NSW Queens and the McIntosh) was shot from 9th to 13th October. Numbers from Roseville this year were a bit down due to

  1. a) a lot of people having just returned from the WARA Queens & F-Class team championships and
  2. b) others who were unavailable due to work or family commitments.

The intrepid Rosevillians that started in the leadup (McIntosh) were Mark Buchanan (TR-A), Phill Hodder (TR-A), Rob Trodden (TR-B), Ian Palmer (FTR), Allan Humbert (FTR) and  Janet Beale (FS-B).

The McIntosh was challenging with strong winds from the West and rain constantly threatening. Congratulations to Mark, Phill, Rob, Ian and Allan who each got at least one 1st place range prize in the McIntosh. Below are the positions at the end of each day and the grand aggregate for the McIntosh.

Mark :  3rd day 1 / 1st day 2 / 2nd McIntosh

 

Phill : 10th day 1 / 11th day 2 / 9th McIntosh

 

Rob : 10thday 1 / 10th day 2 / 10th McIntosh

 

Ian : 1st day 1 / 2nd day 2 / 2nd McIntosh

 

Allan : 4th day 1 / 4th day 2 / 4th McIntosh

 

Janet : 4th day 1 / 1st day 2 / 2nd McIntosh

Roseville certainly enjoyed the tough conditions at the McIntosh leadup and looked forward to the next days of the Queen’s competition with Sam Houston and Michael Cuda joining the Roseville representatives.  However, the winds changed and to say they became fickle was an understatement. With winds coming up from the south, the flags full and the unpredictable “strong right wind” moving to “strong left wind” mid-shoot (and back again) the decimation was noticeable amongst the non-Malabar veterans.

Home range advantage reared its head leaving the Roseville contingent outside of most medals for Day 1 and Day 2 of the Queens. Michael Cuda unfortunately retired on Day 2 but he did not go home empty handed as he had won a 1st place range prize on Day 1. Fortunately, Day 3 of the Queens was far kinder; 800m and 1/4 min of wind with the occasional puff meant scores reverted to some semblance of normality. Congrats to Janet who won a 1st place range prize on Day 3.

Congrats to Mark and Ian who each came 2nd in the Grand Aggregate in their respective disciplines – tough conditions but they prevailed!

(Special congrats to FTR Queens winner Gary Faulkner (aka “Gosford Gary”)  who was shooting under Roseville’s colours).

Roseville entered a TR team in the prestigious Sargard Teams match and also an F Std Team, but due to the lack of any other teams entered in F Class they unfortunately couldn’t compete. This year the match was held on the last day of the Queen’s at 800m. Scores for the TR team were:

Mark 73.7

Phill 71.8

Rob 66.3

Sam 68.2

Janet Beale

 

City vs Country 2019 competition

7th of July dawned and many Rosevillian’s were competing in the City vs Country competition held at Malabar. Due to heavy fog, the day stared out with everyone relaxing and just waiting for the time when the flags and eventually the targets would become visible. Not even the whales from the previous day could be seen. As a result of the delay at the start, the competition was modified to 10+2 shots at each of 500, 600 and 800m (dropping the 700m range altogether).

The City Target Rifle team was captained & Coached by Jim Bailey (Holsworthy RC) with additional coaching by Peter Thurtell (also of MDRA) and Michael Millen (Mosman Neutral Bay RC). The team included our own Phill Hodder, Pat Jacombs and Adam Beale as reserve (oh yes there were other people there from other clubs too!). Due to illness on Phill’s part, Adam and Phill swapped places so Adam was the shooter and Phill the reserve. The team did well beating their Country competitors by 9 points, although Country had a higher centre count. This was the first time City has prevailed over Country in a long time.

The City F-Std team was captained and coached by our Club Captain Michael Cuda. They scored an emphatic victory over the Country team for the first time in recent memory. Roseville competitors in that team included Michael Cuda (Captain and Coach), Peter Walters and Alan Humbert.

The City F-TR team was captained and coached by our own Gary Faulkner. They scored a repeat back-to-back victory over the Country team. Roseville made up the bulk of the 5 person team which included Alan Patrick, Eva Patrick and Janet Beale.

The F-open City team did not have any Roseville members but for the record, the Country team prevailed in that discipline.

Everyone enjoyed the resulting sunny day; particularly the wind coaches after the lunchtime wind change which saw an on-shore relatively consistent breeze for the 800m mound. The presentation of the medals to the 3 City teams was a bonus with all Roseville competitors coming home with a medal to show for the day’s outing. Special congrats to Michael Cuda and Gary Faulkner for taking their respective teams to victory.

Janet Beale

 

 

 

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

VALE – DAVID HOLLISTER


Our fellow club member and dear friend David Hollister passed away on Thursday July 25th, 2019 after battling pancreatic and liver cancer – unfortunately this type of cancer is very aggressive, so David was taken away from us far too early.

David was a wonderful man, a true gentlemen in every sense and an inspirational person who excelled in all aspects of his life. David was a loving family man and active in the community with his local church – he and wife Chris created a very successful printing business which they sold, allowing David to retire several years ago. He enjoyed a variety of different shooting disciplines and competed at an elite level including World Championships, Olympics and Commonwealth Games – of course most of us know David as a member of Roseville Rifle Club being a top A Grade full bore TR rifle shooter.

He was always an enthusiastic club member and regularly volunteered for duties around the club and on the range, often acting as Butts Officer and being involved in working bees and more recently our clubhouse renovations. He was particularly well known for sharing his shooting expertise and mentoring new and young shooters, so his passing will be mourned by many in the shooting community. Whilst many of our members had the good fortune of being mentored by David, our current Vice Captain Phill Hodder was lucky enough to have received one on one training for an extended period of time that resulted in Phill honing his skills to become one the best TR shooters in the district and going on to win the Champion of Champions match a few years ago, as well as OPMs and other events. Of course Phill himself is an excellent mentor for many of our younger shooters, no doubt enriched by his experiences with David.

One of the unique traits of David was his humility, he never boasted about the fact that he competed at an elite level, rather he always focused on how he could shoot better and also help other shooters improve their skills.

David is survived by his wife Chris and daughter Elizabeth, so our thoughts go out to them at this difficult time.

Farewell old friend, you will always have a special place in our hearts and we will all miss you dearly…..

Wingham OPM 2019

Wingham is the probably the largest OPM in NSW outside of a Queens and it didn’t disappoint this year as there were over 100 shooters that attended the 2019 Wingham OPM on 8-9 June. While the Sydney rains put some people off attending, Wingham had cloud on Saturday with little to no wind and sunshine with a slight breeze and some mirage on Sunday. From Roseville we had Target Riflers:

  • A Grade: Mark Buchanan, Pat Jacombs
  • B Grade: Angus Langsford, Rob Trodden, and Adam Beale
  • C Grade: Oliver Bishop

And in F-Class:

  • F-Std-A: Peter Walters
  • F-Std-B: Dmitri Kazakov, and Janet Beale.

This was Rob’s first OPM in almost 2 years  – good to see you back in competition Rob!  This was Oliver Bishops 1st OPM ever. Phill Hodder was also attending to help coach the Shore boys who are also members of RRC (this coaching role was very useful when he had to perform “emergency surgery” on Oliver Bishop’s rifle and trigger). Peter Walters retired after day 1 due to food-related illness but has recovered since then. Phil Jacombs was photographer and supporter of all.

Such was the level of competition that on Day 1, if you were in Target Rifle A Grade and you had dropped a single point then you would be in 11th position or lower! Congrats are extended to Jim Bailey and Mitch Bailey of Holsworthy who came 1st / 2nd in the grand aggregate! Overall, our Roseville people represented the club in fine form and many came home with medals or awards:

In target Rifle:

  • Mark B: 1stplace range prize against very steep competition
  • Adam B: three 1stplace range prizes, a 2nd place range prize, a daily aggregate 1st place trophy and then 2nd place prize in the grand aggregate
  • Angus L: a 3rdplace range prize and a 3rd place in the daily aggregate prize.
  • Oliver B: a 2ndplace range prize

In F-Class:

  • Dmitri K: two 2ndplace range prizes, a 3rd place range prize, a daily aggregate 1st place trophy
  • Janet B: two 1stplace range prizes, a 3rd place range prize, two daily aggregate 2nd place trophies, and then 1st place prize in the grand aggregate.

 Well done to all our RRC shooters and special congrats to Janet Beale on her first FStd-B Grade win!!!

Adam Beale

Nationals 2019

Belmont Shooting Complex in Brisbane Queensland was the place to be from 17 June to 23 June – it was that little bit warmer and of course a bit windier on a range that extends to 1000yds.

The first two days was the Martin Baxter Target Rifle team’s match which included Phil Hodder, Dmitri Kazakov and Pat Jacombs from RRC shooting at 800/900/1000 yds.  Also shooting on those two days was Janet Beale in an FTR capacity (this was a team trial but not a competition event).  Gary Faulkner was on hand to lend his support to the FTR trials; Phil Jacombs was lending a hand to the Target Riflers.

The second two days were devoted to the Presidents Match. From Roseville we had Target Riflers:

  • A Grade: Pat Jacombs (who had a cracking good day 1 with a clean score!), and Adam Beale
  • B Grade: Dmitri Kazakov (who won a 1st place and 3rd place rage prize)

Unfortunately, at this point Phill and Janet had returned to Sydney due to work commitments and so they did not shoot the “lead up” or the Queens.

The last 3 days were devoted to the NRAA Queens which had an astounding finish with U25 shooter Alex Davies of West Wallsend taking out the Queens prize.

From Roseville we had Target Riflers:

  • A Grade: Pat Jacombs, and Adam Beale
  • B Grade: Dmitri Kazakov (who won a 1stplace range prize, a 2nd place range prizes and two 3rd place range prizes)

In F-Class:

  • FTR – Gary Faulkner (who won a 1stand 2nd place range prize, a daily aggregate 2st place prize and the Queens Prize for the grand aggregate)

Well done to all our RRC shooters and special congrats to Gary Faulkner on his Queens Prize win!!

Adam Beale

Cessnock OPM 2019

On Sunday May 18, the Roseville contingent of El Presidente Mark Buchanan, El Capitano Michael Cuda, Uncle Mike Hodder, The King Of Hexta Dmitri Kazakov, Phill Hodder, Gary Faulkner, Allan Humbert, Janet Beale, Adam Beale, Alex Macaulay, Pat Jacombs and the support crew of Andrew Macaulay and Phil Jacombs, gathered at the Cessnock range for their annual OPM. The weather was warm (unseasonably so!) and the breeze was practically non-existent. So shooters really only had to worry about mirage and the scores reflected this.
Numbers were down about 20% on last year’s turnout (I blame the election), but the camaraderie and hospitality were as good as ever and a great day on the range was had by all concerned. And, of course, the Hexta targets performed flawlessly. So the day ran smoothly and efficiently. The competition consisted of 3 matches, each of 10 counting shots at 600 yds. 

Overall, the Roseville crew performed well, with range prizes being won by Dmitri (silver) and Adam (silver) in TR-B, Allan (2 x silver) and The Captain (silver) in F-Std A, Janet (silver and 2 x bronze) in F-Std B, and Gary (a full set of Gold) in F-TR.

Left-to-Right: Mark Buchanan, Adam Beale, Mike Hodder, Janet Beale, Michael Cuda, Phill Hodder, Allan Humbert, Dmitri Kazakov, Alex Macaulay, Phil Jacombs, Gary Faulkner, Pat Jacombs

There was no surprise in the aggregate prizes, with Gary taking all before him in F-TR, Allan taking second prize in F-Std A and Janet winning 3rd prize in F-Std B. The Beales won the “most medals in a family” award with 5!

Phil Jacombs

Lynhurst OPM Report 16th and 17th March, 2019.

Roseville’s “Fearless Five” Mark Buchanan, Tim Walter, Mike Hodder (aka Marcus, Tom Walker and Uncle Mike) and Alan and Eva Patrick drove to the Royal Hotel, Carcoar arriving Friday evening.  After settling in and a few drinks at the bar we had dinner in the restaurant followed by deep and meaningful discussions.

Saturday was warm and overcast.  The paddocks were in a parlous state, quite different from when I was last there a year ago, when the grass was lush and tall.  The program was for 2 + 15 at 500 and 600 yards.

At the 500, shooters had a walk up start with 10 on each of the 5 Kongsberg targets.  The mounds are raised above the paddocks and are level, topped with fine gravel.  Wind was light to moderate from the right.  Tim had trigger problems and borrowed Mike’s until later in the day when Mal worked on it and got it going again.  We were treated to a procession of cattle moving from the left, firstly in singles, gradually increasing in numbers.  They were unfazed with the projectiles flying well over their heads. Some great scores resulted in several cases, mediocre in others.

There was a lunch break between ranges.

Conditions at 600 were like the morning and results were also well spread out.  At one stage several cattle were up against the fence, just below the targets.  Just as well no-one had forgotten to change their elevation from the morning’s shoot! Mike had the unusual result of being first and last in the same competition.

Mark, Tim and Mike had dinner at the hotel [in his absence, Mark won the Lucky Door Prize for TR ($100 voucher from NSWRA store) drawn on the Sat night in the clubhouse!!  The Patricks returned to the range for a roast dinner.

Sunday’s program was 2 + 10 each at 500 and a double 600.  Conditions were similar with variations in strength, direction for the last range.  Each of us competed in a positive manner, but it’s fair to say that we were all disappointed not to have performed better.

Results are at https://www.nraa.com.au/lyndhurst-rifle-club-opm-2019-nsw-results/

This is the second time I have been to Lyndhurst and can thoroughly recommend shooting there.  The meeting is well run in a low-key manner.  Everyone is friendly and co-operative.  The range has challenges due to the topography of the farm.

Uncle Mike

Captain’s 2018 Xmas Message

As we draw closer to the end of 2018, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on Roseville Rifle Club’s achievements over the past 12 months.

One of the key issues the committee recognised twelve months ago was the need to drive membership, so we all felt that the foundation for this was the need to modernise the clubhouse which had become a little tired and outdated. Through the tireless efforts of many members who either contributed financially or volunteered their labour, a number of significant improvements were made including creating a strong room, installation of a new kitchen (complete with new appliances), new floor coverings and a complete repaint of the internal areas of the clubhouse. The next stage of the refurbishment will commence in 2019 and include re-painting and re-cladding the external areas of the building.

From a membership perspective a number of initiatives were employed including the creation of new committee role (Membership/Marketing Officer) which Peter Walters is championing. Peter has been working on a number of initiatives to improve visitor’s experiences and I am pleased to report that we continued to grow this year and are now on track to meet our objective of 50 members by June 30th 2019 – amongst these new members we had a significant proportion of younger shooters who have shown enthusiasm and good potential.

Throughout 2018 many members participated in various OPMs, Queens and International competitions, as well as MDRA events and of course our own local Arn Hammond series. In many cases Roseville members distinguished themselves with lots of badges and medals being brought home throughout the course of the year. I recently looked at the national rankings for TR, FS and FTR and it was pleasing to note that a significant number of Roseville members are currently ranked amongst the top shooters in Australia.

With the Long Range World Championships coming up in January/February 2019 in Trentham New Zealand, I am pleased to advise that the competitive spirit is flowing strong, with several members (Mark, Angus, Adam and Patrick) competing, so we wish them all the very best for this prestigious international event.

I think we can all agree that one of the main reasons that our club is so successful, is the level of comradely, friendship and cohesiveness that binds us together – we all love our shooting, enjoy each other’s company and freely share information and that is something to be proud of.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Phill Hodder for all his time and effort over the years in his role as Club Captain – I have had very large shoes to fill, so I am so pleased that Phill took on the Vice-Captain’s role to assist in my transition into the role this year.

I wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas and I look forward to seeing you on the range in early 2019!

Best Wishes,

Michael Cuda
Roseville Rifle Club Captain

Christmas get together at the clubhouse

Happy new year!

 

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

Exciting times are ahead for two Roseville junior members

Adam Beale and Pat Jacombs have been selected in their first National Team as members in the Australian U21 Team to compete in Trentham, NZ early 2019. This is a fantastic achievement and shows the determination and focus both boys have!

   

As well as Adam and Pat, Angus Martin will be involved with the Australian U25 Team and also Mark Buchanan in the Australian Veterans Team. This championship will be held in New Zealand from 24 Jan – 11 Feb 2019 and will incorporate Junior and Veteran team shooting, the NZ National Championships, the World Long Range Championships, and the most prestigious teams match in shooting , The Palma.

This is very impressive for Roseville Rifle Club having 4 members competing in these events representing Australia all the way through the age brackets from juniors to seniors.

Adam’s selection in the Australian U21 Team was recently featured in a fabulous article in the North Shore Times 

We wish all the shooters the best of luck and many “V” Bulls.

Queensland Rifle Association Championships – 2018.

Dmitri Kazakov and Tim Walter attended the Queensland Championships held at Belmont Rifle Range between 7 and 11 August 2018. Pat Jacombs joined later and shot the Queens Prize accompanied by his father, Phil Jacombs. Dmitri Kazakov arrived one day earlier and shot Archer Trophy & F Class Challenge 2018 15 shoots match at 1000 yard. He managed to get first place in B grade and second in competition getting the valuable prize.

Dmitri, Tim and Pat all shot TR B Grade.

The results were as follows:

 The Duncan.

Shooter 300 Yards 500 Yards 600 Yards 600 Yards Day 1 900 Yards 1000 Yards Day 2 Duncan Aggregate
Dmitri 47.3 14th 43.3 23rd 44.2 20th 50.6 1st 184.14 17th 50.6 3rd 36.1 25th 86.7 19th 270.21 20th
Tim 48.6 10th 49.6 4th 48.5 4th 46.2 17th 191.19 9th 48.4 10th 45.4 7th 93.8 8th 284.27 8th

Dmitri lost 5 points at 500y by traditionally shooting his last shot as V on the wrong target. However he managed to recover at the end getting the first place and gold medal for second 600y range.

For a moment, we thought Roseville had a new member, when we spotted one of the Japanese competitors in a Roseville Shirt and cap!

The Queens – Day 1

Shooter 300 Yards 500 Yards 600 Yards 600 Yards Queens Day 1 Aggregate
Dmitri 50.6 2nd 48.4 18th 48.5 17th 50.4 3rd 196.19 5th
Tim 48.3 15th 49.3 13th 48.0 24th 43.0 34th 188.6 26th
Pat 49.4 9th 48.3 23rd 48.7 15th 49.5 7th 194.19 10th

The Queens – Day 2

Shooter 800 Yards 800 Yards 900 Yards 900 Yards Queens Day 2 Aggregate
Dmitri 49.5 17th 49.3 5th 46.2 18th 49.3 9th 193.13 11th
Tim 50.3 11th 46.2 29th 47.4 9th 50.5 1st 193.14 10th
Pat 49.4 18th 46.4 26th 45.3 20th 48.3 18th 188.14 22nd

The Queens – Day 3
At the last range the Roseville members were devastated by constantly changing wind direction. In combination with limited experience at long distance shooting under windy condition this significantly affected their final results.

Shooter 1000 Yards 1000 Yards Day 3 Aggregate
Dmitri 46.2 24th 43.0 26th 89.2 22nd
Tim 45.2 26th 32.1 36th 77.3 33rd
Pat 47.4 17th 36.0 23rd 83.4 30th

 

The Queens – Aggregate

Shooter Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 The Queens Aggregate
Dmitri 196.19 5th 193.13 11th 89.2 22nd 478.34 9th
Tim 188.6 26th 193.14 10th 77.3 33rd 458.23 27th
Pat 194.19 10th 188.14 22nd 83.4 30th 465.37 24th

 

Duncan and Queens Grand Aggregate

Shooter Duncan Aggregate Queens Aggregate Grand Aggregate
Dmitri 270.21 20th 478.34 9th 748.55 13th
Tim 284.27 8th 458.23 27th 742.50 15th

Dmitri came third at 900 yards in the Duncan and was placed 9th in the Queens to receive a badge.

Tim received 8th Badge in the Duncan Aggregate and a Gold Medal for winning the second 900 yards on Day 2 of the Queens.

Pat was shooting his first Queens and he did very well overall, particularly given his limited experience at long ranges to date.

     

Rosevillians brought back home a lot of toffees this time.

Tim Walter