NSW shooter wins 2012 Queens Prize
Jim Jeffery Celebrates Jim Jeffery Celebrates

Top New South Wales marksman Jim Jeffery has won the 122nd Queensland Rifle Association Queens Prize.

Jim, who shoots with Lyndhurst Rifle Club, is a member of the Australian team and a regular competitor in Brisbane.

After his narrow Queens victory at Belmont Range, Jim is preparing for an Australia Cup selection match for the 2014 Commonwealth Games team.

Windy conditions on the final day of Queens competition saw leading contenders struggling with scores blowing out after two days of good weather.

Jim beat a class field of 230 shooters from around Australia with a strong contingent from New Zealand.

He finished with an aggregate 10-range score of 493 out of 500 with 60 centre bulls.

Just one point behind, Queensland shooters Colin Cole from North Arm Rifle Club and Ashley Bidgood from Crows Nest-Goombungee were locked together in second place on 492 with 51 centres.

Helen Griffiths from Pacific Rifle Club finished a close fourth on 292.49.

Queens PresentationQueens PresentationHelen is one of only two female winners of the QRA Queens Prize – way back in 1979.

Robert Jacobs from Bordertown won B Grade and Bruce Nardi from Pacific the C Grade.

Cessnock shooter Rod Davies was the F Open Queens winner and Nick Williamson from Clermont took the F Standard title.

The Grand Aggregate winner of the Duncan and Queens Prize matches was Colin Cole from North Arm with a score of 790.84 from the Duncan winner Rob Johansen from New Zealand on 788.98. 
 
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Helen Griffiths from Pacific Rifle Club finished a close fourth on 292.49.Helen Griffiths from Pacific Rifle Club finished a close fourth on 292.49. Pacific Members Dean Enslin and James MurrayPacific Members Dean Enslin and James Murray
Kon Kuzewicz (Brisbane Mariners) and Emile Daniel (Natives)Kon Kuzewicz (Brisbane Mariners) and Emile Daniel (Natives)