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2018 Wingham OPM

On Friday 8 June, various Roseville RC’s representatives (Dmitri Kazakov, Phill Hodder, Peter Walters, Tim Walter, Allan Humbert, Eva Patrick, Alan Patrick, Adam Beale and Pat Jacombs) made their way to Wingham for the Open Prize Meeting. Alas, all the RRC entrants were not there on the final day (Sunday) with Dmitri leaving early due to back problems and the Patricks leaving early due to illness.

 The competition consisted of Friday’s practice day with a sweepstakes competition, then on Saturday 3 x 10 shot matches at 400m, 500yds, 600yds, then on Sunday, 2×10 shot matches at 500yds and 600yds, followed by a 15 shot match at 600yds (with a concurrent pairs match of A Grade and school shooter). Phill had double duties as he was both competing and also helping the Shore School competitors (Adam, Pat and Alex).  The range was full with over 100 competitors but, to the credit of the organisers, the competition flowed very well despite clouds that threatened but did not deliver much rain.

Overall, Roseville members acquitted themselves superbly with Allan Humbert, Peter Walters, Pat Jacombs and Adam Beale all receiving multiple awards. Some of our A grade competitors (Phill, Alan, Tim, Eva) competed very well but were up against very stiff competition.  For example, in the TR competition there were 3 scorers in A grade who scored 325 out of a possible maximum 325 and in F-Standard two people scored 389 out of a maximum 390! Tough indeed – but well done to Phill, Alan, Tim and Eva for competing so admirably.

 At the end of the weekend, the following awards were taken home by RRC members:

Peter Walters (F Standard A)

  • Day 1: 1st at 600yds,
  • Day 2: 2nd at 500yds, 1st at 600yds (10-shot match) and took home the Aggregate Day 2 second place prize for FSA.
  • Overall Aggregate 3rd place in FSA

Allan Humbert (F Standard A)

  • Day 1: 2nd at 400m, 3rd at 600m and took home the Aggregate Day 1 third place prize for FSA.
  • Day 2: 2nd at 600yds (15-shot match)

Adam Beale (B Grade TR)

  • Day 2: 3rd in B Grade at 600 yds (15 shot match)
  • Overall Aggregate 4th place in B Grade
  • Top School Shooter
  • Top Pairs – Adam Beale with Alistair Dyason

Pat Jacombs (C Grade TR)

  • Sweepstakes: 2nd Highest Score in Target Rifle
  • Day 1: Top scored in C Grade at 400m, 500yds, 600yds, and took home the Aggregate Day 1 first place prize for C Grade.
  • Day 2: Top scored in C Grade at 500yds, 2nd place C Grade Aggregate Day 2 Score
  • Overall Aggregate 1st prize in C Grade
  • Promoted to B Grade on completion of the competition!

Results can be found here 

Janet Beale

Cessnock OPM

Arriving at Cessnock on Sunday morning we were greeted by clear skies, no wind and what promised to be great shooting conditions. Anticipation of a good day’s shooting was in the air. Roseville was well represented by Mark Buchanan, Dmitri Kazakov, Phill Hodder, Peter Walters, Gary Faulkner, Angus Martin, Allan Humbert, and the “Junior Rosevillians” of Adam Beale, Angus Langsford and Pat Jacombs, also wearing their Shore school Mac Caps.

Roseville team at Cessnock OPM 2018

Dmitri’s day didn’t start as planned as he had left his target rifle bolt at home, so he decided to tackle F Class for the day sharing Gary’s rifle (on top of his other role, “babysitting” the newly-installed Hexta system!).

Peter – 1st at Match 3 with 60.6

Dmitri – 1st at Match 2 with 59.4

The competition consisted of 3 x 10 shot matches at 600yds. With the arrival of Sydney High bus and 22 student shooters, the range was full to overflowing and consequently some lanes took a long time to get through their matches. The decision was made early on to roll over the matches on each target, as moving everyone to a different target was going to prove impossible. One lane was moving so slowly that organisers had to spread their final match over the remaining lanes, as each lane became free, otherwise they would have run out of daylight!

Phill – 4th at Aggregate with 150.12

Gary – 2nd at Aggregate with 178.18

Overall, Roseville members acquitted themselves well, with 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in A Grade TR going to Mark, Angus and Phill; 2nd, 4th and 5th places in A Grade F-Std going to Gary, Peter and Allan; 7th place to Adam in B Grade TR; 4th place in B Grade F-Std going to Dmitri; and 1th and 4th place in C Grade TR going to Pat and Angus. Pat has now won C Grade at his last 2 OPMs.
Results for all competition can be found HERE
Phil Jacombs

MDRA Anzac Day Shoot – 2018

The MDRA annual Anzac Day shoot was held on Wednesday the 25 April.

The shoot commenced at 12.30 pm following a short Anzac day ceremony.

The shoot comprised 2 stages at 600 metres and was conducted under threatening weather conditions with a strong off shore wind blowing.

Gary Faulkner and Allan Humbert attended both shooting F class.

In the first stage Gary started well with a 58.3 (5th) but was beaten by Allan with a 58.4 (4th), one point and one super centre behind the stage winner.

For the second stage that was a 11 shot match, the trend continued with Gary shooting 65.5 (4th) and Allan narrowly beating him with a 65.8 (3rd) The winner scored 66.5.

These positions continued through to the aggregate with Allan finishing on 123.12 (3rd) and Gary on 123.8 (4th) The winner Ralph Garlick finished closely in front on 124.14

Allan H

Lyndhurst Prize Meeting – Easter 2018

Mark Buchanan, Andrew Martin, Angus Martin and Tim Walter attend the Lyndhurst Prize Meeting held on 31 March and 1 April 2018.

A Teams Match was conducted on Friday afternoon on 30 March at 600 yards and the scores were as follows: Mark 49.3, Tim 49.1, Andrew 48.0, Angus 49.7 = 195.11. Although this was not good enough to beat the young lads from Sydney, three of whom are in the Palma Team, we did finish second, which was pleasing in that we beat the Lyndhurst Team and two other teams.

The Day 1 Aggregate was shot over 500, 600, and 600 yards on Saturday and saw Mark shoot 150.17 to win the TR A Grade Day 1 Aggregate by one centre from Chris Schwebel.

Shooter 500 yards 600 yards 600 yards Day 1 Aggregate
Mark 50.8 50.5 50.4 150.17 – 1st
Angus 50.7 – 7th 49.7- 10th 49.6 48.20 – 8th
Andrew 49.5 – 2nd 46.4 50.3 – 1st 145.12 -2nd B
Tim 47.3 46.4 47.1 140.8 – 19th

 

The Day 2 Aggregate was also shot over 500, 600, and 600 yards on Sunday.

Shooter 500 Yards 600 Yards 600 Yards Day 2 Aggregate
Mark 50.9 – 3rd 49.6 50.6 149.21 – 5th
Angus 49.7 – 16th 49.4 48.5 146.16 – 15th
Andrew 46.4 49.3 – 2nd 49.5 – 2nd 144.12 – 3rd – B
Tim 48.2 47.5 48.3 143.10 – 17th

 

Shooter Grand Aggregate
Mark 299.38 – 1st
Angus 294.36 – 10th
Andrew 289.24 – 3rd– B
Tim 283.18 – 17th

Mark won the Grand Aggregate with 299.38, narrowly avoiding a shoot off with Matthew Shepherd, who finished second with 299.35.

Angus did well to finish 10th in the Grand Aggregate in a very strong field of top A Grade shooters.

The strength of the field was demonstrated by the fact that Angus finished 7th with a 50.7 at 500 yards on Day 1, 10th with a 49.7 at 600 yards on Day 1, and 16th with a 49.7 at 500 yards on Day 2!

Andrew was unfortunate in that his sling broke at some stage, costing him valuable points.

Tim is still finding form for Bendigo!

Tim Walter.

Tim Walter shot in the 141st NSW Annual Championships.

Tim was shooting TR in B Grade.

In the 1st Stage of the McIntosh at 600m he shot 68.5/75 which was good enough for 3rd place.

Feeling crook on Thursday morning, Tim did not shoot the double 700m, but came out in the afternoon for the double 800m, but to no avail. Tim opened the Queens at 300m with a 47.6, which showed some potential.

Tim finished the 1st Stage with 137.12 to be 7th in B Grade and interestingly, with equal top centre count.

During the Sargard Match, coached by Mark Buchanan, Tim shot 72 out of 75, which was reasonable given the wind conditions.

In the 2nd Stage, Tim shot 49.6 at the first 700m to finish in 2nd place, but followed up with a 44.2 at the second 700m.

The 3rd Stage was a disappointment at the two final 800m shoots and may indicate that a bigger load is needed for the longs in strong wind conditions.

Finishing the Queens with 427.33, Tim came 19th/24 shooters, but with the second highest centre count in B Grade, which probably indicates a good barrel in the hands of an inconsistent shooter!

Wind conditions were very difficult, coming mainly from the right and varying in both strength and direction and changing rapidly. Geoff Ayling showed your correspondent some handy tips at reading the wind, which will be valuable in the future.

The Kongsberg targets could not handle the wind blowing directly onto the target faces and this caused inaccurate results such as high or low 1’s, which either caused a halt to shooting or a change of target. In other cases, shooters had to take what they were given.

Tim

 

World Veterans Teams Match 15 OCT 2011

The Australian Veterans Team have come away winners in the World Veterans Teams Match held yesterday at Belmont Rifle Range QLD, shot over 300,600,900 and 1000 yards.

Shooting with very stiff competition they sealed the victory with a combined score of 1947-171 from the USA on 1936-167 and third was Canada with 1933-145. The day was hot and humid thanks to the early morning thunderstorm which struck about 3am. All the team should be very proud of themselves.

 

2011 World Long Range Shooting Championships QLD

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Day 1: 11th Oct 2011

Well Mike and I arrived intact and mostly with our baggage. After we received our precious cargo,and waiting at the prescribed area we had to proceed to another ill informed area to collect the remaining baggage.

We arrived at the Belmont Rifle Range to organise our caravan, which was more spacious than anticipated. Then we went to get supplies for the remaining 14 days or so, I imagine we will need to gain more supplies later on.

The main presentation had already been sorted by the time we got down to the venue, prizes were handed out, lots of clapping etc.

Had a lovely dinner at the range cafe come restaurant. Lots of great food.

Now time for bed and dreams of the days ahead.

2011 Coonabarabran OPM 1-2 Oct

Phill and Fernando headed off to Coonabarabran on Friday afternoon looking forward to a big 5+ hour drive to the country. They stopped at Lithgow Workers Club for a well earned meal and continued on to their destination arriving just before midnight.
Coonabarabran Pub
It was easy to find their lodging at the Coonabarabran Hotel/Pub as there are only 3 pubs in town and they are all on the main road. They tried unsuccessfully to gain entry as all the doors to the pub were closed and the publican wasn’t going to let anyone else inside, especially two obvious non-locals, Fernando had to call the female owner to explain they were outside waving at them, and needed to get the keys and get some sleep.

The room/closet was just big enough to fit two kid-sized single beds, one small 1940’s sink and a bottle opener. That was OK because they only wanted a roof over their heads and somewhere to freshen up.

The loud swearing and yelling stopped about 45 minutes after the 3 pubs closed, and the locals found their way back to where they came from, after drinking and gambling their dole cheques. A very exciting welcome to Coona township.

The guys were able to sleep in and grabbed some breakfast and coffee at the nearby coffee shop. On arrival at the Rifle Range, which was on one of the club members property’s, they saw the large barn shed which was the clubhouse, and many people who were camping on the range.

They weather looked menacing, and rain and some hail made it possible to only shoot 800m, the officials decided to try and shoot 4 ranges the following day depending on weather.

Phill managed to shoot a 49.2 (needing 3 sighters) for 3rd place, and Fernando shot a 43.3 in B Grade for 3rd place also.

A bush tucker dinner was on the menu for those staying around, consisting of lamb on the spit and veggies cooked in the camp ovens.

 

The following day it was decided to shoot 3X 600m, have lunch then if the weather agrees to shoot 1000y. The gods were with the shooters and the rain held off, but strong, freezing and gusty front on wind prevailed during the course of the day, causing scores to lower as the day went on.

Phill managed a 48.5 in the first 600m for 2nd place, and Fernando shot a wonderful 49.5 in the last 600m for 1st place.

At the conclusion of the two day shoot Phill was lucky to gain 4th place, and Fernando 2nd place. All and all this was an excellent prize shoot and the country shooters showed their hospitality and mate ship to make it a very enjoyable experience for all.

 

Roseville Rifle Club Annual Presentation

This year’s presentation was held under a sunny fine sky. We had a special guest to help with the day, Irene Marquette attended to unveil 2 special items. In memory of Gordon Marquette we had one of Gordo’s trusty Omark’s mounted in the club house.

In memory of Gordon Marquette we had one of Gordo’s trusty Omark’s mounted in the club house.

Also a plaque was mounted to the BBQ wall next to Jan Wikstrom’s.

The prize giving was held on higher ground due to the recent rain making the area outside the clubhouse too soft. The Club Champion Ian Hutchinson collected his hoard of prizes and thanked everyone for letting him beat them. Congratulations to all the winners and good luck next year.

   

After the prize giving we all moved to a shadier location and sat down to a feast of steaks, snags and salads. There were also some liquid refreshments to wet the whistle.

Hutcho Club Champ

MMM Steak

Roseville Rifle Club new website

Dear Members and Visitors

We would like to introduce the new website, which is also based on the new hosting.

Apart from the new format/look there is a forum available where Roseville members can register then log in and have access to discuss and comment about current club and other matters.

Unregistered users can see all the website except the forum.

Registered user can see forum except Club Member internal forum, which is accessible by Club Members only.

Users can submit the request to be registered on the website and then will be approved by administrator.

All posts and comment to the posts are approved by administrators and moderators.

The policies are flexible and can be changed.

Please feel free to add comments about any issue you think needs discussing or informing other members.

Any questions please don’t hesitate contacting Phill or any of the Club Committee.

Important anouncement from HEX Systems Pty LTD

Sundays Doug King Masters Invitational Shoot using HEXTA-001 electronic targets

HEX Systems Pty Ltd had the following announcement on their website:

HEX Systems Pty Ltd is proud to announce that at 9am on this Sunday, 26th June 2011 at Hornsby Rifle Range, Hornsby Rifle Club will host the Doug King Masters Invitational Shoot using HEXTA-001 electronic targets. This will be the world’s first shooting competition in which the results are automatically published and available for viewing online, world-wide, live and in real time!
Please stay tuned! The link will be announced on HEX Systems website (http://www.hexsystems.com.au) on Saturday.
Note: You will need to use only FireFox or Google Chrome browsers as it does not work with Internet Explorer yet.

HEX Systems Pty Ltd website is hosted by USA corporation IXwebhosting

Today at about 5pm IXwebhostic published an announcement which states that their web server web403 is down. They can not give an indication as to when it would be restored. (see announcement and progress)

This problem will not affect the functioning of the electronic targets on the range. All spectators monitors, which will be connected on the range will not be affected. Read the rest of this entry »

The Champion of Champions Shoot 2011

The Champion of Champions shoot was shot on 4th June in near perfect conditions on a clear and sunny afternoon. The wind only came up slightly in the last 2 ranges.

Mathew did an outstanding job in F Class and scored two 60 possibles at 500 and 700m to finish with 232.12. This is the first time Matt has shot a 60, a great achievement. He was narrowly beaten by Dennis Smith from Gosford RC with 236.18.

Alex did very well also, shooting 182.8, to come second in the juniors behind Evan Jones. Alex has only recently started using a new rifle and he has showed some early promise with it, good luck Alex for next year.

2010-2011 Season Final results: Full Bore

Title: Full Bore 2011 final results

2010-2011 Season Final results: F-Class

Title: F-Class 2011 final results

Online results section is implemented on the Web Site

From today the Roseville Rifle club shooters will be able to see and print the shooting session online.

Currently the system is being tested with the Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. The HEX Systems Engineers have been working to achieve the compatibility with Opera web browsers.

The page is very familiar to the shooters using the HEXTA-001 electronic targets terminals, which are working in the slave (scorer/spectator) mode. In this mode they can switch online between the targets (button “Target”) and between the current and the previous sessions (“Back” and “Forward” buttons).

“Zoom” button allows to zoom the scoring sheet in exactly the same way as on the range terminals. A user using touch screen devices can use the screen buttons to control the scoring system.

Members can print out these scoring sheets using their browser’s built in print function.