2015/16 Arn Hammond, EM Nye and AJ Leighton report

Target Rifle

The 2015/16 Arn Hammond Teams competition started off as a very tight affair with Hornsby 1 just pipping Roseville 1 at 300m with 341.29 to Roseville’s 341.25. Roseville 2 came in 4th with 328.24 to North Sydney’s 3rd place of 330.26. And so the scene was set for a tight contest to come over the ensuing months.

At 400m, Roseville 1 responded to the wake-up call and took a decisive 12 point lead with 343.30, and Roseville 2 also kicked into gear with 341.32 to bring them up to 3rd position overall.

Team 1

Team 1 (left-to-right): Stephen Tofler, David Hollister, Phill Hodder, Dmitri Kazakov, Angus Martin

But it was at 500m that Roseville 1 really got a kick along, with 350.36 out of the possible 350.70. I was the poor performer on that day, being cut with only 70.5! I must say, I’m happy to be in a team where I get cut with a 70. The lead after than performance was 19 points, and Roseville No.1 kept their lead until the end.

The focus then was on the Roseville 2 team. Could Roseville possibly come in with a 1-2 finish? At 500m they found themselves in 3rd place to Hornsby 1 by 6 points. It was possible. So at 600m Roseville 2 put in a creditable performance of 334.17, to whittle the margin behind Hornsby 1 to 1 point, and ahead by 9 centres. The Roseville 1 team extended their winning margin to 29 points, keeping them well in command.

Team 2 (left-to-rigth): Jon Marriott, Richard Lund, James Martin, Ian Hutchinson, Mike Hodder, Lachlan  Martin, Andrew Martin, dog, Angus Martin

Team 2 (left-to-right): Jon Marriott, Richard Lund, James Martin, Ian Hutchinson, Mike Hodder, Lachlan Martin, Andrew Martin, Daisy Martin, Angus Martin

At 700m, Roseville 2 pulled out all stops to outperform Roseville 1 by 344.35 to 343.38, and beating their rivals Hornsby 1 by 8 points to move clearly into second place. So Roseville 1 & 2 were running 1st and 2nd, by a margin of 7 points from Hornsby 1, with just 800m to go.

In this final stage Roseville 1 fell into complacency with their 29 point lead, and let Roseville 2 beat them once again, 345.43 to 345.39. Not what I’d call decisive, but Roseville 2 certainly let Roseville 1 know who won.

The Handicap results had the same first 3 placegetters, but in reverse order. So the final results after all 6 ranges were:

Off-Rifle Handicap
Roseville No.1 2061.194
Roseville No.2 2032.186
Manly 2012.148
Hornsby No.1 2008.147
North Sydney 1970.118
RSL Blue Tongues 1966.119
Hornsby No.2 290.006
Manly 2088.149
Roseville No.2 2084.188
Roseville No.1 2083.192
RSL Blue Tongues 2080.120
North Sydney 2079.118
Hornsby No.1 2069.144
Hornsby No.2 323.006

 

F Class

Roseville fielded just one team in F Class, and that was all they needed. It was in F standard, with only North Sydney, Gosford and Hornsby RSL fielding F Open teams.

F-class Team (left-to-rigth): Graham Coote, Allan Humbert, Ian Palmer, Mike Cuda, Gary Faulkner, Robert Kozminski

F-class Team (left-to-right): Graham Coote, Allan Humbert, Ian Palmer, Mike Cuda, Gary Faulkner, Robert Kozminski

The F Standard team exerted their superiority from the outset, with their dominant 330.28 at 300m to take the initial lead of 5 points from Hornsby RSL No.1. At 400m they extended this lead to a whopping 23 points, and then again at 500 extended it to 28 points. At 600m they picked up a further 11 points leaving them at 1298.87, ahead of Hornsby at 1252.53.

However at 700m, Roseville scored a great 324.22, only to have the North Sydney team come from nowhere and challenge them with a 324.19. This still left them with a comfortable lead of 51 points.

After completing a clean sweep and winning every range, Roseville took out the F Standard Arn Hammond Teams competition by a convincing 60 points. Final results were:

Roseville 1947.128
Hornsby 1880.076
Hornsby RSL No.1 1887.093
Hornsby RSL No.2 1843.083
North Sydney 1590.076

2015/16 EM Nye

The EM Nye match these days, is conducted using the 300m, 400m & 500m of the same teams matches as the Arn Hammond. Roseville took out both the Target Rifle and the F Standard in this competition, with the results shown below.

Target Rifle O/R 300m 400m 500m Aggregate
Roseville No.1 341.025 343.030 350.036 1034.091
Hornsby No.1 341.029 331.016 343.033 1015.078
Roseville No.2 328.024 341.032 340.035 1009.091
Manly 326.019 332.026 342.029 1000.074
North Sydney 330.026 321.015 333.021 984.062
RSL Blue Tongues 321.020 315.017 324.021 960.058
Hornsby No.2 0 290.006 0 290.006

 

F-Std 300m 400m 500m Aggregate
Roseville 330.025 326.026 325.026 981.077
North Sydney 323.016 307.011 323.015 953.042
Hornsby RSL No.1 325.019 308.016 313.016 946.051
Hornsby 320.021 304.011 322.009 946.041
Hornsby RSL No.2 309.014 296.012 314.017 919.043

 

2015/16 AJ Leighton

The AJ Leighton match is also conducted at the same time, using the 600m, 700m & 800m results of the Arn Hammond. Roseville again took out both the Target Rifle (1st and 2nd places) and the F Standard in this competition, with the results shown below.

Target Rifle O/R 600m 700m 800m Aggregate
Roseville No.1 339.026 343.038 345.039 1027.103
Roseville No.2 334.017 344.035 345.043 1023.095
Manly 331.025 336.021 345.028 1012.074
RSL Blue Tongues 333.015 339.026 334.020 1006.061
Hornsby No.1 329.021 336.022 328.026 993.069
North Sydney 319.016 335.021 332.019 986.056
Hornsby No.2 0 0 0 0

 

F-Std 600m 700m 800m Aggregate
Roseville 317.010 324.022 325.019 966.051
Hornsby 306.012 319.015 309.008 934.035
Hornsby RSL No.1 301.010 321.011 319.021 941.042
Hornsby RSL No.2 304.007 312.017 308.016 924.040
North Sydney 0 324.019 313.015 637.034

Final results for 2015-2016 years

Congratulations are to be given to all Roseville team members who continued the Roseville tradition of exceptional results.

Stephen Tofler

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