Anzac shoot a breeze for Jim

Winner of the ANZAC competition at Yandina on Sunday Jim Breeze from Darling Downs Rifle Club, with North Arm President Dennis Brown and event organiser Bob Bull.Winner of the ANZAC competition at Yandina on Sunday Jim Breeze from Darling Downs Rifle Club, with North Arm President Dennis Brown and event organiser Bob Bull.TOOWOOMBA shooter Jim Breeze was a convincing winner of the popular Anzac Day .303 Memorial competition staged at Yandina on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.

Jim headed a strong contingent of Darling Downs enthusiasts who made the trip worthwhile by taking out the Teams trophy.

There was some high scoring in still conditions at the first two ranges over 300 and 400 yards, but a gusty breeze sorted the field out at 500 yards.

 

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Shooting with a 1920s Australian-made SMLE rifle that belonged to his uncle Ab, Jim put together a winning score of 139.7, four shots clear of Gympie-Kilkivan’s Dave Hatherell, a previous winner of the event.

The competition was hosted by North Arm Rifle Club and organised by Bob Bull with sponsorship provided by combined Sunshine Coast RSLs.

Members of the Queensland Military Rifle Club filled the top placings in the Service Issue class, with Rod Wood finishing on top with a score of 128.4.

A tribute was paid to keen North Arm .303 shooter Bruce Bingham who died last September at the age of 87. He had been a member of the club since retiring to the Sunshine Coast in 1984.

Darling Downs Rifle Club member John Doig is organising another turnout for .303 shooters to be held at Warwick this Sunday (April 29).


North Arm Anzac results

Modified rifle: 1 Jim Breeze, Darling Downs, 139.7, 2 Dave Hatherell, Gympie-Kilkivan, 135.4, 3 Chris Brand, Darling Downs, 134.8.

Service issue: 1 Rod Wood, 128.4, 2 Doug Seccombe, 123.7, 3 Peter Wood, 104.2.

Light Horse: 1 Bill Saunders, Woombye, 119.5, 2 Ian Malcolm, Woombye 85.3

Bench Rest: 1 Ken Thomas, Darling Downs, 135.7, 2 Neil McBride, North Arm, 116.4.

Teams event: 1 Darling Downs, 407, 2 QMRC, 386, 3 North Arm, 343.

Most Centre Bulls: Chris Grand, Darling Downs with 8.

 

Bill Saunders from Woombye Light Horse with North Arm member Greg Burns, at the ANZAC .303 shoot at Yandina on Sunday.  Bill won the Light Horse competition.Bill Saunders from Woombye Light Horse with North Arm member Greg Burns, at the ANZAC .303 shoot at Yandina on Sunday. Bill won the Light Horse competition. One of the oldest rifles used in the .303 competition at Yandina on  Sunday was the 1902 BSA rifle shot by Greg Burns from North Arm.One of the oldest rifles used in the .303 competition at Yandina on Sunday was the 1902 BSA rifle shot by Greg Burns from North Arm.
Darryl Weir fired three shots using a rifle that belonged to the late North Arm member Bruce Bingham at the Club’s .303 shoot at Yandina on Sunday.  The cartridges will be presented to his grandchildren as a memento. Darryl Weir fired three shots using a rifle that belonged to the late North Arm member Bruce Bingham at the Club’s .303 shoot at Yandina on Sunday. The cartridges will be presented to his grandchildren as a memento.  John Doig was one of the Darling Downs competitors at the ANZAC competition at Yandina using a 1950s Fulton rifle.  He is organising another outing for .303 enthusiasts at Warwick this Sunday.John Doig was one of the Darling Downs competitors at the ANZAC competition at Yandina using a 1950s Fulton rifle. He is organising another outing for .303 enthusiasts at Warwick this Sunday.
John Brennan from North Arm makes some last minute sight adjustments to his .303 before competing at Yandina on Sunday.John Brennan from North Arm makes some last minute sight adjustments to his .303 before competing at Yandina on Sunday. Brisbane competitor Doug Seccombe on the 500 yard range at the Yandina .303 shoot on SundayBrisbane competitor Doug Seccombe on the 500 yard range at the Yandina .303 shoot on Sunday
North Arm shooters Bryan O’Neill and Ben Grayell took part in the popular Anzac .303 competition at Yandina on Sunday.North Arm shooters Bryan O’Neill and Ben Grayell took part in the popular Anzac .303 competition at Yandina on Sunday.
Jake Stafford, great grandson of the late Bruce Bingham fired a shot with one of his rifles at a memorial to the North Arm stalwart on Sunday.Jake Stafford, great grandson of the late Bruce Bingham fired a shot with one of his rifles at a memorial to the North Arm stalwart on Sunday.
 Peter Wood and his father Rod from Brisbane Military Rifle Club at the .303 shoot at Yandina.  Rod won the Service Rifle competition and Peter came third. Peter Wood and his father Rod from Brisbane Military Rifle Club at the .303 shoot at Yandina. Rod won the Service Rifle competition and Peter came third.

 

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