2014 Arn Hammond

You are probably getting bored  hearing this (we’re not getting bored telling you), but both the Roseville TR #1 and F Class Teams were victorious again in the 2013-2014 Arn Hammond teams event.

Team #1 had a large buffer going into the last range, 800m, and in the end secured victory over Hornsby #1 by a whopping 51 points!! Conditions seemed mild before the shoot but all coaches found the wind very tricky and hard to keep in check. Roseville TR #2 shot well during the year but unfortunately had some hiccups along the way, they were unlucky not to get 2nd place in the Handicap competition by one point!

Members for the Team #1 consisted of Mark, Phill, James, Mr. T, Dmitri and Hutcho. Team #2 were Tim, Jon, Alex, Fernando, Paul and Andrew.

Roseville F Class were coming in first place before the final stage from HRSL Blue. They showed tremendous strength and ability to not only take the day by 15 points but also win the year by a massive 35 points from HRSL Blue!! Congratulations to all the team for another great win. The F Class team consisted of Allan, Mike, Don, Graham, Gary and Matt.

Final results for 2013-2014 years

Mark wins leadup and Grand Aggregate at NQRA at Townsville

Mark and Tim traveled up to Townsville to attend the NQRA Championships from 14 to 18 May 2014.

This was the first time the NQRA Championships had been held at Townsville since 1969, as it was held at Mackay until 2013.

Townsville 016cBruce Scott, Bob Kennedy and their team had worked long and hard to establish the new rifle range at Townsville and have it in tip top order for the shoot, 14 targets going back to 900m.

In the lead up Wilson Aggregate Mark won the second range at 600m with 50.8 and took out the First Stage Aggregate with 150.21.

The next day, Mark again won the second range at 800m with 50.7, the third range at 900m with 50.4 and the Second Stage Aggregate with 150.17. This of course gave Mark the Wilson Aggregate with a perfect score of 300.38, three points ahead of Trevor Deed in second place.

Tim somehow found the easy conditions difficult and had difficulty getting on target at the final 900m staring with a 1 to ruin an otherwise reasonable score at that range and to finish last in A Grade!

Mark started the Queens with a 49.7 at 500m with Tim scoring a nightmare 43.1. Mark was back in the 50.4 at the next range at 600m, and Tim with 47.2. The final range at 600m saw Mark shoot a 50.1, perhaps showing that conditions were often not perfect, with Tim scoring 45.4, taking some heart in shooting 4 V’s in a row, but otherwise thinking of retirement!

The arrival of Lindsay Mawbey, Jim Bailey and Tim Berry for the Queens, had an immediate impact, with those shooters taking the first  three place in the First Stage  Aggregate with 150.19, 150.18 and 150.16 respectively, followed by the redoubtable Bruce Scott in 4th place with 150.14 and Mark in 5th place with 149.12. Tim posted a record low start to a Queens with 135.7!

Stage 2 saw Mark and Tim miscalculating the time from breakfast to the range arriving 3 minutes before the start at 700m (despite hitting 190k in an attempt to catch up!) and with Tim second down. Fortunately, Tim scored a 50.4, but Mark dropped a shot to score a 49.6.

At the next range, 800m, Tim dropped a shot which he challenged unsuccessfully to score 49.3 while Mark dropped a couple to finish with 48.4.  At 900m, Tim shot in a beautiful patch to shoot a 50.5, just missing the V with his last shot. This was unfortunate, as both Mawbey and Bailey also shot 50.5, both counting Tim out for him to finish in third place for the range.  But Tim was happy with that and with 6th place in the Second Stage Aggregate with 149.12.  Mark finished 900 with a 46.5 with two strange “birds” included, to finish the second stage with 143.15.

Stage 3 saw Mark return to the possible with a 50.6 at 800m followed by a 48.3 at 900m to finish the day with 98.9. Tim could not find his Day 2 form in the misty and wet conditions and fired a 47.4 and a 46.0 respectively.

Jim Bailey shot 100.9 to win the Queens with 399.45. Mark finished 9th on 390.36 and Tim 28th with 377.23.

Mark thought he had blown his chances of winning the Grand Aggregate, but at the end of the day he finished with 690.74, with Trevor Deed second with 690.59.

Congratulations Jim Bailey on a fine win for your 7th Queens Prize!

Congratulations Mark in winning the Wilson lead Up and the Grand Aggregate!

Tim Walter, Captain

Dmitri nearly conquers Mudgee 92nd Annual Prize Meeting

Nine Roseville members contested the Annual Mudgee OPM over the Easter Long Weekend 19-20th April.  Allan, Fernando, Dmitri, Gary, Mark, Michael, Mike, Phill and Rob. Most stayed at the Courthouse Hotel again as we did last year. Practice started after lunch on Friday with most members taking the opportunity to zero their sights and try to understand the flags and different range conditions. This was the first time Michael had shot outside Hornsby Rifle Range and Rob had only shot at one other venue.

Dmitri started on fire at the first 500y with a great50.6 to get third for that range. He gained third for each of the other two ranges to finish clean and winning the day with a total of 150.19! while Kathryn Kent was the only other to finish the day on 150.12. Rob finished third with a 49.4. Allan was second in F B Grade with 57.2.

Rob with his winnings

Rob with his winnings

Dmitri receiving his prizes

Dmitri receiving his prizes

Allan was second in the 2nd 500y with 58.1 and he gained first for the day on 174.6. Rob was third in the last 500y with a solid 49.3, and finished in second place for the day on 144.12. Allan and Michael finished first and third in the last with 59.3 and 58.2 respectively.

After the shoot most retired back to the Hotel for a cool cleansing ale and a feed from the Bistro.

The second day found the weather fine and sunny with no hint of rain. Dmitri started where he had finished, scoring two more possibles, 50.7 and 50.2 to continue his lead. Michael scored a great 58.3 for first position at the initial 600y, and followed it with another first with 59.5!

Happy Allan

Happy Allan

A very happy Michael

A very happy Michael

Dmitri fought hard in the last 600y to keep his lead, the wind was hard to read and many were having trouble. He managed a valiant 49.6 which unfortunately cost him first position in the end to State and National team member Angus Bell, who finished with 299.36 to Dmitri’s 299.34! Very close, and well done to Dmitri!

Gary shot 59.7 in the last 600 to get second place. And Allan recorded a 56.3 for first place. Michael shot 171.11 for the second days aggregate to win first place, well dome Michael!

Mark finished 10th with 295.28, Phill 12th with 293.24, Fernando 18th with 288.17, Rob 4th in B Grade on 279.17, Gary’s father John finished 1st in F A Grade with 350.29 and Gary 4th 347.24, Michael and Allan finished 2nd and 3rd respectively with scores of 339.18 and 338.12.

The Roseville crew

The Roseville crew (right to left): Allan, Michael, Gary, Phill, Rob, Dmitri, Fernando, Mike, Mark

Much fun and mateship was had by all Roseville members and I think we will all be back next year, and hope other club mates will join us too.

All results can be found at: http://www.nraa.com.au/mudgee-dra-92nd-annual-prize-meeting-results/

Dmitri conquers Mt Barker 2014 OPM!

Early Friday morning, 21st February around 6am, Mark Buchanan, Dmitri Kazakov (Roseville RC) and Ted Boreham (Gosford RC) departed from Sydney for the long 1400km drive to Mt. Barker Rifle Club  for their No2 DRA Open Prize Meeting  which was not incident free.

Ted was “unsuccessfully”  breathalysed by our “Friends in blue” just north of the Vic border. Following that everything went  smoothly until we pulled into Tooleybuc Pub for dinner at about 8pm. We had another 400km to go.

Flat tyre on the way to Mt Barker OPM


After dinner we decided to leave, however somebody entered the pub and joyfully, looking forward  to the entertainment, announced that the trailer in front of the pub had a flat tyre and that all the service stations had already closed as it was Friday afternoon, and  everyone from the service and petrol stations were already in the pubs!

Someone made a call to the “nearest” service station (10km away), and we slowly start rolling in that  direction. On the way one truck overtook us. When we stopped in his driveway we asked the driver if he had some air. We  were  lucky and he pumped up our tyre (it was a valve problem) and we continued the trip.

However our adventure was not finished yet.  We called our pre-booked lodging  in Murray Bridge to inform them about our problem and that we  would be late. We asked them to leave the keys somewhere but they refused to do so. The fact that we were going to stay on the street did not bother them much!

Ted B.(Gosford RC), Dmitri K. (RosevilleRC) and Mark B (RosevilleRC)

Ted B.(Gosford RC), Dmitri K. (Roseville RC) and Mark B. (Roseville RC)

While we were looking for a place to stay overnight, we received  a call from the hotel.

They offered the accommodation if we will pay an extra $94. This sounded OK and so we agreed. Only after we checked out they sent us the invoice, and we realized that it was $94 per day. This brought total cost to $700!

The next day we enjoyed the Club working bee in preparation for the OPM. At the end of the day we were shooting 600y to check the targets functionality. The weather was excellent but the wind was patchy and unpredictable, therefore the shooting was a bit tricky.


The OPM starts with very nice weather with  little wind.

Dmitri & Mark shot a practice’s at 600 yards on the Sat afternoon. Five targets were configured for accuracy testing of the HEX Systems which had all concerned very interested in the outcome.
The special stable paper was attached to each target following a single stage on each face.

Each shot hole on each target was measured for the x & y co-ordinates and compared to the Log file generated with the electronically generated coordinates. The results were then tabulated and taken to the range the next morning for all to see. The results speak for themselves! Approximately a 1mm variance !!!!

No, this is not Mark receiving the First Prize this time…

Sunday morning and 61 shooters prepared for the first of 3 x 600 yards matches. The targets were shaded by large gum trees to the right which the sunlight randomly scattered light across the target faces making the sighting somewhat difficult. Dmitri stood out from the crowd posting a fine 49.6 followed by 50.6 which put him in the lead by one central. The wind conditions were light but variable with changes across the zero regularly occurring causing many scope shooters grief on the small ring. Mark had a few problems with hold & sighting, picking the changes OK but firing a bad shot on each stage. He finished with 3 x 49’s & out of the running as several shooters had finished with 148’s.

Dmitri was last to shoot on target No.3 & the conditions remained challenging. Drawing a crowd to watch, Dmitri showed excellent control with his first 5 shots near perfect waterline. Then a quick breeze from the right caused a wide inner. Not perturbed by this, he soldiered on finishing with a 49.4 (see HERE), taking out the day by several centres with the highest aggregate score of 148.16. I believe that the electronic V’s mechanical measurements results made Dmitri a very happy boy and added to his confidence in a great result.

The next morning at 5am we took off from Murray Bridge, where we had stayed 3 days, and returned to Sydney safely at 11pmWay home

Tim Walter, Captain; Mark Buchanan, President

Fernando and Allan Kings at Lithgow!

Following on from topping Hornsby Range last Saturday at 500m with 100.12, Fernando Gregorio finished top TR male at the Blue Mountains DRA shoot at Lithgow on Sunday 2 February 2014.

Fernando shot 50.5, 50.7 and 50.3 at 500y, 500y and 600y, to come second at the second 500y range, second at the final 600y range and second in the A Grade TR Aggregate, with 150.15, 2 centres behind the winner, Queen, Kathryn Kent on 150.17.

Allan Humbert topped F Class at Lithgow

Allan Humbert topped F Class at Lithgow

Only Kathryn and Fernando posted 50’s at the difficult 600y range and they were the only shooters on the day who posted 150 in the Aggregate.

This was quite an achievement, given the presence in the field of such top shooters as Jim Jeffries, Rob Sweegers, Les Fraser, Tony McGuigan, Steve Williams and our own Mark Buchanan.

Allan Humbert topped F Class (B)  to take out the FB Grade Aggregate with a fine 171.8 (59.3, 58.3 and 54.2) which was impressive given the strong entry and tricky wind conditions which prevailed all day.

Allan seems to come to the fore when he travels away!

Well done Fernando and Allan!

Tim Walter, Captain

Roseville scoops the pool at Christmas shoot!

The NSDRA conducted the annual Christmas shoot on Saturday 7 December 2013.

In target rifle, the top 5 places were as follows; Stephen Tofler, Mark Buchanan, Dmitri Kazakov, Fernando Gregorio and Tim Walter.

There could be a question as to whether Stephen Tofler is eligible to win anything in a Christmas shoot! Well done Stephen on a welcome return to form. Angus Martin also was a winner.

In F Class Standard, Allan Humbert had a return to form to finish in top place. Well done Allan!

Many turkeys and hams found their way into the hampers of Roseville members.

Robert Kozminski was delighted to win  his first ever trophy in F class.

Congratulation Robert!


 Tim Walter. Captain

Fernando Scoops The Pool at Lithgow!

On Sunday 1 December 2013, Fernando, Mark and Tim (AKA The Three Muscatears) attended the Lithgow Prize Meeting on a clear, mild, sunny, Sunday.



The course of fire was 500y, 500y and 600y.

Fernando started with a 49.3 at the first 500y and followed it with a fine 50.3 at the second 500y

Mark started off in winning form with a 50.3 at the first 500y, followed by 50.8 at the next 500y.

Tim started with a 48.4 at both the 500y ranges and continued with the same score at 600y!

Unfortunately, Mark struck tricky conditions at the final 600y and finished with an uncharacteristic  46.3.

Fernando had a high first sighter, but was in the centre for the next 3 shots and finished with 49.6.

Fernando won 500, 500 and 600 yards in B Grade and of course, blitzed the B Grade Aggregate with a total of 148,12, which would have placed him 8th in A Grade.

The top three places in A Grade all fell to Lyndhurst shooters, namely, Ben Emms, Rob Sweegers and Les Frazer.

TGJB (The Great Jim Bailey) came 4th!

So, as they say Fernando, “Congratulations and welcome to A grade”.

I am sure you will soon be making your mark there, even using that bloody bloop tube!

Well done mate!

Tim Walter, Captain.

NSDRA Presentation on 23rd November 2013

At the conclusion of shooting on Saturday 23rd  November 2013, the NSDRA conducted a presentation of trophies for the 2012 – 2013 year.

Roseville dominated the results in several ways.

#1 Team members

#1 Team members

W.S.Josephson Shield

W.S.Josephson Shield

The first trophy presented was the trophy for the Josephson Teams Match which was won by NSDRA Purple Team from a strong MDRA Team.

#2 Team members

#2 Team members

NSDRA have not beaten the MDRA in this event, for some years. Tim Walter was Captain/shooter and Phill Hodder was also a shooter in the team.

Roseville Number 1 won the Arn Hammond Teams Match convincingly with a score of 1714.177 from Hornsby Number 1 with 1690.138.

Roseville FS topped their event with 1515.054 from Hornsby RSL Blue with 1506.053 with a strong finish at 800 metres.

Matt Finlay recipient

Matt Finlay recipient

Roseville Number 2 came second in the handicap event with 1736.095 , which was won by Gosford with 1741.107.


Finally, Dmitri Kazakov was awarded the Matt Finlay Award for the shooter who has contributed most to the sport of rifle shooting on Hornsby range during the

current year. Obviously this is a major achievement well deserved by Dmitri for his continuing development of the Hexta-2 electronic target and his continuing assistance on a weekly basis to fellow club members and other club members as well.

Congratulations Dmitri!

 Tim Walter. Captain.

Merry Christmas from Roseville Rifle Club

Merry ChristmasRoseville Rifle Club wishes all a safe and prosperous festive season and New Year.

Canberra Rifle Club 100th Championships Shoot.

Mark Buchanan, Fernando Gregorio, Gary Faulkner, Angus Martin, Andrew Martin, and Allan Humbert attended the Canberra Rifle Club 100th Anniversary Championships between 13 and 17 November 2013.

Former member Keirin McCamley also attended.

Mark at Canberra 2013aOnly Mark Buchanan shot the whole of the Grand Championship, coming third in the 600 metre match during Stage 1 of the R A Rolph Aggregate and finishing 20th.

Mark came first in the first 800 metre match in Stage 2 of the Queens and finished with 391.36 to win Number 12 Queens badge. Mark finished 6th in the Grand Aggregate.

Fernando Gregorio finished Stage 1 of the B Grade Queens in 4th place and did the same in Stage 2, however, in the progressive aggregate3, he was coming in second place, only 1 centre bull behind the leader, Shaun Wingrove, on 287.25.

Angus at Canberra

Angus at Canberra

Stage 3 saw Fernando shoot a 48.3 to Wingrove’s 49.3 at 500 metres, however, at 600 metres Wingrove shot 46.3, while Fernando struck a horror patch to record 42.0. Fernando finished 4th in the B Grade Queens with 377.27 with Sean Wingrove winning with 382.31.

Angus Martin shot a 44.01 at the final 600 metre range, to finish second in the C Grade Queens with 372.16, only one point behind the winner, a very experienced looking Richard McRae, on 373.24.

Along the way. Angus won the silver medal at 300 metres, the gold medal at 600 metres, and the bronze medal in Stage 1.

Angus won the gold medal at the first 800 metres range in Stage 2 with a fine 50.03, a feat which eluded most A Graders. At the second 800 metre range, Angus won another silver medal with a fine 47.04. This was enough to see Angus win the gold medal for Stage 2 with 142.12, a clear 2 points above second position.

Angus won the silver medal in at 500 metres in Stage 3 with a 48.00 and with his 44.01 at 600 metres this saw him finish Stage 3 in third place for a bronze medal.

Tim Walter came seventh at the second 800 metre match with 49.04. Tim finished in 53rd place in the Queens with 381.24 after shooting a 45.03 at the last range.

Andrew Martin finished with a strong 48.03 at 600 metres finishing in 83rd place in the Queens with 365.19.

Gary Faulkner shot consistently well, coming 7th in the Queens Stage 1, 4th on Day 3, which included a silver medal at 600 metres, and finishing 7th in the F Standard A Queens with a score of 451.27.

Allan Humbert, shot 417.13 to finish in 33rd place in F Standard A Grade.

Keirin McCamley shot 387.28 to finish 28th in the Queens and to win a Badge.

Canberra 2013 003a

Congratulations to those who attended this shoot and escaped a wet Sydney weekend.

Roseville members were a bit unlucky not to come home with the B Grade and C Grade Queens, but Fernando and Angus must be proud of their achievements as must Mark, Gary and Keirin.

Tim Walter, Captain

NSDRA Mid Range Championship 2013

North Shore District Rifle Association Mid Range Championship 2013

Sponsored by Roseville, North Sydney, Hornsby RSL, Manly, Hornsby, Gosford and 18th Battalion Rifle Clubs

Sunday 3rd November 2013 at Hornsby Rifle Range

2+10 shots at 500, 600 and 700m

To be shot on the Hexta-2 electronic targets

Shooting commence at 09:00 hrs.

Entries open Sunday 08:30, close at 10:15

Come and practice with us Saturday afternoon 13:00 – 16:30

This Championship is open to all TR A, B and C Grade competitors, “F” Class Open and “F” Class Standard A and B competition, Military Bolt competition.

Entry Fee remains at $30 for all Grades.

Masters Match, Teams Match, Pairs match
Ladies, Veterans and School Shooter Trophies
Food and refreshments will be available

Aggregate Badges will be allocated in all Grades

Limited accommodation with hot showers available on range – book early

This Open Prize Meeting will be conducted under the Standard Shooting Rules 2013 and as amended/approved by NRAA. The committee reserves the right to vary the program and/or prize list if circumstances warrant

Prize Money will be allocated in proportion to the number of entries received.

Contact for further details:
Cathy Burnitt Hon Secretary 0418 248807
email : burnittcj@bigpond.com

2013 NSW Queens

There were quite a few Roseville members that competed in this year’s NSW Queens at Anzac Rifle Range, in both the McIntosh “Lead-Up Shoot” (Allan, Gary, Mark and Phill) and the Queens (Alex, Allan, Jon, Gary, Mark and Phill) Mike was there to lend support for most of the time.

Conditions seemed to be fairly consistent at the start but by the second day of the Lead-Up they became harder to pick. Gary came 2nd in the first 300m with a 59.3 and 1st in the second 300m with 60.4, and on the second day Gary got 3rd at 700m with a 58.2.

Phill's Silver

Phill’s Silver

Phill claimed silver on the 2nd 800m with a 50.6 and Gary 1st with a 55.3.

The results from the 2 day Lead-up were Phill 17th, just one point away from a badge, Mark 24th, Gary 6th and Allan 8th.

The star in the first day of the Queens was Alex with an excellent score of 49.5 in C Grade to claim top spot at 500m. Mark shot a great 50.8 to gain 2ndplace for the second 500m, Alex shot a 71.3 4th (15 shot match) to be just a few centres away from coming second! Gary shot a possible 90.5 to win Gold at that distance!

Alex finished 2nd in that days Ag, and Gary just missed out coming third by 3 super centres!

Alex's medal

Alex’s medal


The second day of the Queens saw Allan get a Silver medal at 300m with a great 60.6. Allan was again in the 60’s for the second 300m but could only get 4th place with his 60.2. With a 57.3 Allan got Gold in the first 600m! Mark finished 5th in day 2 of the Queen’s, and Allan was 1st by 4 points in F STD A Grade, well done Allan!


It’s hard at the top, in the last day at 700m Mark shot a very respectable 50.8, but that only gained him 7th place. Alex was back after having a day off, and convincingly won that range with a 50.3 in C Grade!

Gary's badge

Gary’s badge

Gary was just 1 super centre away from 3rd in the last 800m 15 shot match with a 86.3. Mark finished 6th in the last days ag clean on 125.17, one of 5 shooters on the same score and 2 centres away from first place! Gary was 5th with 145.6 just 1 point away from 3rd place.

Mark's badge

Mark’s badge


Now the finishing scores for the Queens and Grand Ag. Mark finished 5th 494.61 for the Queens and 9th for the Grand, Gary 5th for the Queens with 569.31 and 2nd for the Grand! Allan 9th for the Grand.


The conditions were much more trying, in my mind, than most of the previous NSW Queens. Again you had to be lucky with your squad and time of shooting, conditions were at times unreadable and many top class shooters and coaches were getting caught with inners, birds and even outers. When the luck is on your side you just have to do your best and hope for the best. In the end it’s all about enjoying your sport!

West Wallsend Prize Meeting at Cessnock Range on 14 July 2013

Gary Faulkner, Fernando Gregorio, Robert Kozminski and Tim Walter attended the West Wallsend Prize Meeting last Sunday.
The weather was beautiful and conditions were generally easy but a watchful eye had to be kept on the mirage which reversed direction on occasions. There was a very strong F Class A Grade contingent and scoring was high. We shot 500y, 500y and 600y. Gary Faulkner shot 59.07, 59.06, and 58.01 for a total of 176.14 to finish 9th, but only three points behind the winner Brett Bond with 179.19.

Robert Kozminski was attending his first prize meeting with Roseville since becoming a member the day before! Robert shot a credible 55.03, 53.01, and 52.02 to finish with 160.06 in F Class B Grade.

Fernando Gregorio shot 48.03, 49.02 and 47.05 to finish with 144.10 in 16th position in A Grade, however, he was not happy with the way his rifle performed.

Tim Walter shot 48.04, 50.06 and 50.03 to give him 148.13 and 8th position in A Grade. Tim picked up a bronze medal for his 50.06.

Don Thompson of Natives Rifle Club arrived and departed in style, piloting a helicopter!

Duncan Davies, not surprisingly, took out the day with 50.09, 50.09, and 50.05, stating that the last range was difficult!

Well done Duncan on a fine 150.23.

Tim Walter. Captain.


2013 District Teams Weekend

On the weekend of the 6th & 7th of July some members from Roseville Rifle Club  shot various team matches at Malabar Rifle Range. On Saturday afternoon there was the District Teams Match, which is shot in teams of 5 shooters under a wind coach at 7&800m. This year our District fielded two Target Rifle Teams and one F Class Std Team.

Tim's 800m scoreboard

Tim’s 800m scoreboard

The shooters from Roseville were, Tim Walter (Team 1) & Phill Hodder (Team 2) with Mike Hodder coaching the #2 Team. The #2 Team shot well in the first distance to be leading by one point! Tim shot extremely well at 800m and posted a 75.10 to top score out of all the teams!

Team #1 did extremely well and finished 3rd overall! Well done. Team #2 unfortunately had some issues at the 800m mound and finished in 7th position. Results can be found at: http://staging.nswra.org.au/docs/CityVCountry/2013/DRA_Team_Champions.pdf

On Sunday I had the pleasure of being a team member for the City team in the City vs Country match (although as a reserve). This is a very prestigious Team Shoot, shot in 3 teams of 5 shooters  under 3 coaches at 5,6,7 & 800m. Tim,  Phill, Angus and Lachlan represented Roseville.

There were many notable performances during the four ranges from both teams, but most notable of all was our Captains magnificent score of 50.10 @ 500m, his first!

Tim's 500m scoreboard.

Tim’s 500m scoreboard.

This was made so much more significant because he had to stop shooting after the 8th shot, as a round wouldn’t chamber, he then had to deal with a stuck projectile in the barrel and powder through the action and bolt. Once his  team members sorted out this issue he continued with great composure to finish where he started off with two V Bulls!!

Well done Tim on a wonderful performance under pressure.

Unfortunately even with this impeccable result the City Team lost by 24 points!

Angus and Lachlan Martin represented the U25 City team and they were both having a close battle between themselves. Angus shot a personal best of 50.7 @700m and by the end of the third range the two brothers were only four centres apart. The big brother finished stronger @ 800m with a 50.2 to gain a 3 point win over Augus. Well done to both the Martin’s.

All and all a great day with many positives for our club shooters, district and city representations. Results here: http://staging.nswra.org.au/docs/CityVCountry/2013/City_V_Country.pdf


Champion of Champions Shoot – 1 June 2013

Phill Hodder was the Senior Club Champion in Target Rifle and represented the Club in this major event shot on Hornsby Range on 1 June 2013.

RosevilleRC A-grade Champion 2013

RosevilleRC A-grade Champion 2013

The event was shot over 300m 500m 700m and 800m.

Phill’s scores were: 47.1, 50.5, 50.4 and 49.2 for a total of 196.12.

Phill did not start as well as he would have liked at 300m scoring a 47.1, but he settled down at the next range with a 50.5, followed by a 50.4 at 700m.

Phill was unlucky not to get his third possible 50 for the day at 800m, when his last shot went wide at 3 o’clock.

Tim Roberts from Gosford won the day only dropping one point! Geoff King from Hornsby was second with two points down.

Angus Martin

Junior Club Champion 2013

Angus Martin was the Junior Club Champion in Target Rifle. His scores, as indicated in the attached photograph, were; 44.2, 49.3, 48.5 and 50.5. This was Angus first 49 and first 50! What a good time to get them to win the event. I have not seen a C Grade shooter string so many V bulls together before now.

Angus’s position has improved markedly in recent weeks and this has obviously aided his improvement as much as his new shooting jacket.

Keep up the good shooting Angus. I hope you are available for Arn Hammond next year!

Jenny Saleeba was the Club’s F Class Open Champion, but unfortunately, she could not attend the shoot-off due to a prior commitment in Canberra. Maybe next year Jenny?

Allan Humbert was the Club’s F Class Standard representative and Allan shot 227.8 to come third. One bad range spoiled Allan’s chances and he has now gone touring on his motor bike! Well done everybody and thank you to all those club and family members who attended to help with scoring, marking and to give our reps support on the day.

 Tim Walter, Captain