Tim Berry runner-up in Australian Queens
Natives member Tim Berry was runner-up in the 2015 Australian Queens Prize shot at Belmont range in Brisbane.
He led a strong showing of QRA members in the national titles contested by more than 180 shooters from around Australia and New Zealand.
Tim had shot nine possibles going into the challenging 1000 yards final range where he dropped two shots to concede the title to Bendigo’s Geoff Grenfell.
North Arm shooter takes Presidents
Three times national Queens Prize winner Colin Cole was in fine early touch winning the Presidents Match at the 2015 Australian Rifle Championships at Belmont.
Colin, a member of the North Arm Rifle Club, won the two-day lead-up event as the only shooter in a top class field to miss just two bullseyes in the 70 shot contest for a score of 348 with 38 centre bulls.
His hot streak continued into the Queens Prize shoot with a possible 50 with 7 centres at the first 300 yard range on Friday morning.
The National Queens. which Colin last won in 2007, has drawn a field of more than 180 shooters from around Australia with a strong contingent from New Zealand.
The winners will be decided with the final 900 and 1000 yard ranges shot on Sunday morning.