Crows Nest Winner All Bulls
Ashley Bidgood opened the 2015 rifle shooting circuit in sparkling form with a victory at his home club, Crows Nest-Goombungee on Sunday.
He made life difficult for a top field of more than 90 competitors over the weekend, not missing a single bullseye.
Belmont Range users will have noticed significant earthworks behind 1000 yards which has been occurring over recent weeks in co-ordination with the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning.
Fill is being transferred from the Chandler Sporting Complex Velodrome and is being used to construct an earth wall to reduce noise from the Range reachingneighbouring properties.
Scott Mitchell from Childers has come a long way in his first year of competition rifle shooting, winning his first open F Standard scope class trophy at the final prize meeting of the season in Warwick on Sunday.
He trounced a top field to win the A Grade aggregate over three ranges at the Darling Downs Rifle Club event.
The Bundaberg Rifle Club member finished with a score of 175 from 180 in the 30 shot competition over 300, 500 and 600 yards. Goondiwindi’s Gary Haeusler was second a shot adrift, with Beth Caskey from Pittsworth two shots back in third place.
In October 2013 Doug Turner passed away at the Gatton Rifle range after completing his shoot, his last shot was a X. Prior to his death Doug had already willed that his funeral would be closed to all but his immediate family. This prompted the Gatton R.C committee to hold an annual BBQ remembrance lunch and shoot on Doug Turner’s favorite range, the 300yds.
This year this annual event took place on Saturday 8 other districts to attend. The afternoon was hot and the breeze was unkind but as the scores show competition was tight.
The winner of the Doug Turner Perpetual Cup for F Class Open was Cam McEwan from the Dalby Tara R C. The Doug Turner Perpetual Trophy for F Class Standard was Darby Matthews from the Darling Downs District Rifle Club.