Honours Shared in Hot Competition at Warwick

Australian representative shooter Matt Taylor from Warialda, who won the Grand Aggregate at Warwick at the weekend.Australian representative shooter Matt Taylor from Warialda, who won the Grand Aggregate at Warwick at the weekend.DARLING DOWNS DISTRICT RIFLE ASSOC OPEN PRIZE MEETING - WARWICK - 19TH & 20TH May 2012.

Some of the hottest shooting of the season saw a packed field in contention going in to the final range at the Southern Downs Open Prize Meeting at Warwick on Sunday.

But the six shooters who went down at 600 yards carrying possible 100 scores for the day all came to grief.

Honours for the top weekend of competition ended up being shared around with Australian representative Matt Taylor from Warialda, NSW, clinching the two-day aggregate, dropping just two shots for a score of 298 with 35 centre bulls.

 

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Gold Coast Rifle Club member Danny O’Mara was also two down, but had to be content with second placing with 30 centre bulls.

On Saturday, form shooter Ashley Bidgood and Matt Taylor were locked together with 150 possibles and 17 centre bulls after two 15 shot ranges.

Ashley reeled off five centre bulls to clinch victory in a shoot off.

Brisbane Central Rifle Club member Gordon Duncan only attended the competition on Sunday, but it ended up being a very worthwhile outing.

Gordon who shoots with Central Club in Brisbane, dropped a shot at the first 300 yard range but came home strongly with possibles at 500 and 600 yards to finish the best of six shooters on 149.

His 20 centre bulls outpointed Casino’s Graeme Hoskins with 17 while Wayne Latham from Natives and Pittsworth’s Brian Long shared third place on 14.

Brian Pickles from Natives Rifle Club won the B Grade Grand Aggregate while Gold Coast member Mick Kyle convincingly beat one of the strongest F Standard fields of scope shooters. Cannon Hill’s Vince Northfield took out the F Open two-day honours.

Colleen and George Picton from Warialda, NSW, with Lester Robinson from Ipswich at the Warwick range on Sunday.Colleen and George Picton from Warialda, NSW, with Lester Robinson from Ipswich at the Warwick range on Sunday.
Taking in the shooting action at the Southern Downs competition on Sunday, were Warwick locals Barry Robin and Henry Lechner.Taking in the shooting action at the Southern Downs competition on Sunday, were Warwick locals Barry Robin and Henry Lechner. Top Goondiwindi shooter John Alexander was right in contention at the Southern Downs competition at the weekend, dropping just three shots to place fifth in the grand aggregate.Top Goondiwindi shooter John Alexander was right in contention at the Southern Downs competition at the weekend, dropping just three shots to place fifth in the grand aggregate.
Warwick competitor James Marshall on the 600 yard range during the Southern Downs shoot on Sunday.Warwick competitor James Marshall on the 600 yard range during the Southern Downs shoot on Sunday.Daniel Briskey and Anita Genrich were part of a strong Crows Nest-Goombungee Rifle Club contingent at Warwick at the weekend.Daniel Briskey and Anita Genrich were part of a strong Crows Nest-Goombungee Rifle Club contingent at Warwick at the weekend.
John Hislop from Ipswich with Brisbane Central member Gordon Duncan who also shoots at Ipswich. Gordon emerged from a packed field to take out the A Grade aggregate at Warwick on Sunday.John Hislop from Ipswich with Brisbane Central member Gordon Duncan who also shoots at Ipswich. Gordon emerged from a packed field to take out the A Grade aggregate at Warwick on Sunday.
Ipswich shooters Simone Hauschildt and Phillip Barton on the range at Warwick on Sunday. Simone placed third in the strong F Standard scope aggregate on Saturday.Ipswich shooters Simone Hauschildt and Phillip Barton on the range at Warwick on Sunday. Simone placed third in the strong F Standard scope aggregate on Saturday.
Natives Rifle Club members Tom and Marcia Canty at Warwick on Sunday. Marcia won C Grade Grand Aggregate and Tom finished fifth in the strong B Grade competition.Natives Rifle Club members Tom and Marcia Canty at Warwick on Sunday. Marcia won C Grade Grand Aggregate and Tom finished fifth in the strong B Grade competition. Gold Coast Rifle Club member Henk Thone placed fourth in the C Grade Grand Aggregate at Warwick at the weekend.Gold Coast Rifle Club member Henk Thone placed fourth in the C Grade Grand Aggregate at Warwick at the weekend.
Young Darling Downs shooter Nick Rees scores at the Southern Downs shoot at Warwick on Sunday.Young Darling Downs shooter Nick Rees scores at the Southern Downs shoot at Warwick on Sunday. Ross Hoey from Pratten Rifle Club shot two possible 50s on Sunday, but was among many shooters to come undone on the final 600 yard range where he dropped three shots.Ross Hoey from Pratten Rifle Club shot two possible 50s on Sunday, but was among many shooters to come undone on the final 600 yard range where he dropped three shots.