Alistair Dyason on the 500 yard mound at Beaudesert on Sunday.  He has just rejoined the Casino-Kyogle Rifle Club after spending time at Tumut.Alistair Dyason on the 500 yard mound at Beaudesert on Sunday. He has just rejoined the Casino-Kyogle Rifle Club after spending time at Tumut.Seasoned Ipswich shooter Rob Rush showed he is still at the top of his game with an outstanding performance to win the hotly contested Beaudesert Prize Meeting on Sunday.

He was the only competitor in the field of more than 70 shooters to complete the tricky three range event without dropping a shot.

He posted a score of 150 with 16 centre bulls to win the 30 shot match over 300 yards and 500 yards twice in breezy conditions.

Rob has had a long career as a Queensland and Australian representative shooter and has three Queensland Queens Prizes to his credit. He will be master coach for an Australian team which will compete in Barbados next year.

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Rob Bondfield from Southern Downs was a close second on count back from Graeme Hoskins of Natives Rifle Club with both shooters dropping just a single shot to finish on 149.17.

Beaudesert Rifle Club members Allan Hannel and Jeff Day at the prize meeting on Sunday. Jeff was chief range officer for the event.Beaudesert Rifle Club members Allan Hannel and Jeff Day at the prize meeting on Sunday. Jeff was chief range officer for the event.Bret Harling from Jandowae Rifle Club also shot a 149 with 14 centres for a clear win in B Grade.

In a strong F Standard A Grade scope class Mick Kyle from the Gold Coast won in a shoot off with Ipswich shooter Simone Hauschildt after both posted scores of 174.15.

Grafton visitor Tony McKenna won the F Open class with 178.15 from Beaudesert local Tony Berry.

The next event on the rifle shooting circuit will be the Central Queensland Championships at Raglan over the Easter long weekend.

Southern Downs shooter Carl Read cleaning his rifle after competition at Beaudesert.Southern Downs shooter Carl Read cleaning his rifle after competition at Beaudesert. Casino-Kyogle Rifle Club competitor Graeme Hoskins 6777-editedCasino-Kyogle Rifle Club competitor Graeme Hoskins 6777-edited
Cathy Smith, Brisbane with Lee Robinson, the best performed local shooter at the Beaudesert Prize Meeting on Sunday, where he placed a close sixth in the A Grade competition.Cathy Smith, Brisbane with Lee Robinson, the best performed local shooter at the Beaudesert Prize Meeting on Sunday, where he placed a close sixth in the A Grade competition. Beaudesert Rifle Club’s Henke Doggen target spotting at the Prize Meeting on Sunday.Beaudesert Rifle Club’s Henke Doggen target spotting at the Prize Meeting on Sunday.
Gold Coast’s John Duncan on scoring duty at Beaudesert on Sunday.  John was pleased with his possible 50.5 on the first 500 yard range.Gold Coast’s John Duncan on scoring duty at Beaudesert on Sunday. John was pleased with his possible 50.5 on the first 500 yard range. Natives Rifle Club shooters competing at Beaudesert on Sunday, John Menzel and Steve Smith.Natives Rifle Club shooters competing at Beaudesert on Sunday, John Menzel and Steve Smith.
Veteran shooter Trevor Matthews from Gold Coast Rifle club after competition at 500 yards at Beaudesert.Veteran shooter Trevor Matthews from Gold Coast Rifle club after competition at 500 yards at Beaudesert. Rob Rush, Ipswich Rifle Club, winner of the Beaudesert  Prize Meeting with a possible 150 score on Sunday. Rob Rush, Ipswich Rifle Club, winner of the Beaudesert Prize Meeting with a possible 150 score on Sunday.
Shooters from three city clubs caught up at the Beaudesert Prize Meeting on Sunday, Leigh O’Donnell, Natives, Mijo Brdjanovic, Brisbane and Phil Kraut, University.Shooters from three city clubs caught up at the Beaudesert Prize Meeting on Sunday, Leigh O’Donnell, Natives, Mijo Brdjanovic, Brisbane and Phil Kraut, University.

 Rob Rush's success was also covered in the Ipswich News 2-5-12.