Roseville at the World Championships

Two Roseville target rifle (TR) shooters have just returned from competing at the World Championships in Bloemfontein, South Africa. This competition was supposed to be held in 2023 but was delayed due to Covid (previous TR World Championships were in 2019 in New Zealand).

Roseville is extremely proud that Mark Buchanan and Adam Beale were representing Australia in both the teams and individual events. Mark was in the Australian Veteran’s Team and Adam in the Australian U25 Team, but they were also up against 320 of the world’s best shooters in the individual competitions.

In the 3 teams matches:

  • The Australian U25 team (which included Adam) came home with 2 gold medals and a 4th place;
  • The Australian Open-age team came home 1 gold medal and 2 bronze medals;
  • The Australian Veteran’s team (which included Mark) came home with 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal.

Overall, Australia came home with 8 medals out of 9 team competitions. There were many individual and team records broken at this championship. It was the tightest final round in the Open-age (Palma) match.  The Australian Open-age team defended their title as World Champions as did the Australian Veteran’s team. What a tough competition.

Highlights for our Roseville competitors:

  • In the second teams match (Protea Match / Tony Loughnan Memorial Match) Adam was top U25 scorer overall.
  • In the World Championship matches shot at 300m, 600m, 800m, 900m
    • Mark Buchanan was 4th in the veteran category only dropping 4 points;
    • Adam was 8th in the U25 category
  • In the Grand Aggregate for the World Long Range Championship (Individual):
    • Veteran’s grand aggregate >> Mark was 30th in a large field of 102 vets / supervets
    • U25 grand aggregate >> Adam was 2nd (and 36th overall).

As Roseville Club Captain Rob Trodden said “our club has 2 members in the top 100 shooters IN THE WORLD, something most of us can only dream of”.

Roseville congratulates our own world class shooters on their international success and all their Australian Team mates who dominated the various matches.  You Did Us Proud!

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Australian Veteran’s Team – Mark Buchanan (middle row far right).

Australian U25 team – Adam Beale (back row – left).

Janet Beale

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