Biloela shooter takes .303 centenary title 

ANZAC centenary at North ArmANZAC centenary at North ArmCrack Central Queensland shooter Charles Arrowsmith was a convincing winner of the ANZAC Centenary Memorial .303 match at North Arm at the weekend.

The trip from Biloela with his 1940s Long Branch rifle proved fruitful as he shot a possible 150 on the opening day using a modified scoring system.

On Sunday two dropped shots pushed Charles into second place behind Brian Long from Pittsworth, but placings were reversed for the grand aggregate trophy.

 

Terry Ferris Sunshsine Coast RSLs congratulates modified rifle aggregate winner Charles Arrowsmith BiloelaTerry Ferris Sunshsine Coast RSLs congratulates modified rifle aggregate winner Charles Arrowsmith Biloela

The contest drew strong interest and support from RSL Clubs on the Sunshine Coast and members of the Queensland Military Rifle Club turned out in force.

Three ranges, 300, 400 and 500 yards, were shot on Saturday and repeated on Sunday.

Ipswich QMRC member Peter Richards won the grand aggregate for service issue rifles using a 1916 P14 a British design built in the USA.

The only woman shooter Emily Cronin from Tieri in Central Queensland was second ahead of fellow QMRC member Rod Wood.

Kevin Duddy won the RSL competition, representing Caloundra.

The popular contest has been run for several years in the lead up to the Anzac Centenary and organiser Bob Bull confirmed it would be on again next year.

Brian Long Pittsworth cleans his rifle at North ArmBrian Long Pittsworth cleans his rifle at North Arm
Caloundra RSL members Kevin Talbot Mark Guy and Kevin DuddyCaloundra RSL members Kevin Talbot Mark Guy and Kevin Duddy
Caloundra RSL members Tony Kretschman Greg Pullin and George SedgewickCaloundra RSL members Tony Kretschman Greg Pullin and George Sedgewick
Davie Hatherell Gympie Kilkivan with Ken Burrell CasinoDavie Hatherell Gympie Kilkivan with Ken Burrell Casino
Emily Cronin and Anthony Wilston from Tieri Cental QldEmily Cronin and Anthony Wilston from Tieri Cental Qld
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John cambridge Tewantin Noosa RSL at North ArmJohn cambridge Tewantin Noosa RSL at North Arm
Mark Buckingham QMRC Les Pedersen Darling Downs and Doug Seccombe QMRCMark Buckingham QMRC Les Pedersen Darling Downs and Doug Seccombe QMRC
Noosa Tewantin RSL members Peter Smith John Philpot and Rob WareingNoosa Tewantin RSL members Peter Smith John Philpot and Rob Wareing
Mark Buckingham QMRC Les Pedersen Darling Downs and Doug Seccombe QMRCMark Buckingham QMRC Les Pedersen Darling Downs and Doug Seccombe QMRC
Service rifle aggregate winner Peter Richards QMRC with Bob Bull North ArmService rifle aggregate winner Peter Richards QMRC with Bob Bull North Arm
Tony Ferris Sunshine Coast RSLs presents service rifle grand aggregate to Peter RichardsTony Ferris Sunshine Coast RSLs presents service rifle grand aggregate to Peter Richards