Ashley takes Crows Nest Trophy
One of the state’s top rifle shooters Ashley Bidgood opened the year in splendid form, dominating a high class field at the first Open Prize Shoot for 2014 at the weekend.
Competing on home turf, Ashley shot the only possible score in challenging windy conditions to secure the A Grade trophy at Crows Nest-Goombungee on Sunday.
His aggregate of 150 with 19 centre bulls in the 30 shot match made him a clear winner. Three shooters dropped 2 shots each to finish on 148 with Roger North from Goondiwindi taking second with 16 centres. Darren Enslin from Pacific Rifle Club placed third with 15 centres and North Arm’s Colin Cole fourth with 13.
"Don Cooke" Match which is shot over the "Merrett" Match ranges of 300, 600, 800 and 900 metres. Top Shooter was - Helen Griffiths coached by John Caske, score of 196.16
As a competitive shooter, Ken Lobwein has represented Australia and won a prestigious Queens Prize title. He was a member of the Australian team that competed in South Africa in 1999.
Tom Boswell Sports Reporter
Oct 9 2013
IT’S a sport where newcomers can find themselves hitting a target up to 1000m away with no experience at shooting a firearm. Dozens of curious people converged on Belmont Shooting Range at the weekend to take part in the Queensland Rifle Association... read more...