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/

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