Geoff GrossieGeoff Grossie
Brisbane Rifle Club veteran Geoff Grosskrutz has been in fine early form for the 2017 QRA Queens, winning his club open prize shoot on Saturday, 12th.

Geoff scored a possible 150 with 15 centres to edge out New Zealand visitor Michael Collings by a centre bull.

Albert and Central’s Rob Cadden also shot a possible with 11 centres in the Brisbane Rifle Club three short range event.

Gold Coast shooter Bas Hopkins won B Grade and Bill Broome from Natives C Grade.

Brisbane club members swept the F Class events with Lindsay Crombie shooting a possible 180 with 17 centres to win F Open. Peter Drew dropped just one shot to post the best F Standard score from B Grade and Franz Knox won F Target Rifle.

Brisbane Open and MDRA results

Kim O’LoghlenKim O’Loghlen
Natives shooter Kim O’Loghlen mastered gusty conditions over three long ranges to win the Metropolitan District Rifle Association Open on Sunday, 13th.

He was a clear winner with a possible 150 and 16 centres. Geoff Grosskreutz and Michael Collings continued their duel from the previous day, finishing locked together for the minor placings on 147 with 16 centres.

Geoff Wellburn from Pacific was just a centre bull away in fourth place.
Sydney visitor Bill Ballantyne won B Grade and University’s Mark Buckingham C Grade.

Brisbane shooters Bruce Talty and Philip Brook won F Standard and F Target Rifle respectivly while Albert and Central’s Ernie Mace won F Open.

Brisbane Open and MDRA results

Ash pips B Grader at Ipswich

Ashley Bidgood Crows Nest with Karen Cole North ArmAshley Bidgood Crows Nest with Karen Cole North ArmCrows Nest shooter Ashley Bidgood just prevailed in the hotly contested 2017 Ipswich Open Prize Shoot.

Ashley set the pace with a strong performance to finish just one shot down on 149 with 17 centres and watched several contenders falter on the final 800 metre range in good shooting conditions.

In the end it was B Grader Leigh O’Donnell from Pacific who came closest, also one shot down but pipped with 16 centres.

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