Archive for September, 2007

Annual Presentation Day

On Sunday the 23rd September many Members, their Wives and Friends gathered at Hornsby Rifle Range for Roseville’s Annual Presentation Day

The major winners this year were:

A Grade and Club Champion – Ian Palmer
B Grade Champion – Dmitri Kazakov
C Grade Champion Graham Coote.

In addition most other Members won Monthly Trophies, Handicap Trophies or one of the many specialist trophies that the Club Members compete for throughout the year.

At the conclusion of the presentation Phill Hodder manned the barbeque and cooked to perfection, the steaks and sausages that the Club had purchased for the occasion. Many of the Ladies attending had bought salads and side dishes and a wonderful feast was arranged. The weather was perfect for dining outside and the tables were arranged in shaded areas in the open for a very pleasant and enjoyable luncheon. Members seemed reluctant to leave and the conversation and fellowship continued well into the afternoon, no doubt helped by the odd glass of ones favourite beverage.

The Club Captain Jan Wikstrom and his Committee are to be congratulated on a well organised and run event.

Ian Palmer

Roseville Members at the N.S.W. Queens

A total of nine Members contested this year’s N.S.W. State Championship that was shot in near perfect weather conditions from the 12th to the 16th September at the Anzac Rifle Range at Malabar.

In the McIntosh, the lead up series, four Members featured prominently in the final aggregate. Ian Palmer 6th, Keirin McCamley 11th, Mark Buchanan 13th and Phillip Hodder finished 17th.

Mike Hodder won the 600 metre match in B Grade

Good shooting continued in the Queens series for many more of the Members.

C Grader Stuart Buchanan was 3rd in the 300 metre match and 2nd at 700m.

In B Grade Mike Hodder was 1st at 600 m, won a special trophy for the combined 600 metre matches and finished 10th in the Grand Championship.

Our Captain Jan Wikstrom was 2nd at 600m, 3nd at 800m and finished 3rd in the Day Two Aggregate.

In A Grade, Mark Buchanan was outstanding, finishing 2nd in the Queens and 4th in the Grand.

Keirin McCamley endured a particularly nasty period in the wind at the final 800 metre shoot and still managed to finish 26th in the Queens and 11th in the Grand.

Phillip Hodder shot consistently well all weekend and won his first Queens Badge, finishing 38th in the Queens and 19th in the Grand.

Ian Palmer won an 800 metre match and finished 20th in the Grand Championship.

All Members who participated in this year’s event will savour the memories, and the camaraderie that was a feature this year, and are already planning for the event next year.

Ian Palmer