Windy challenge at North Arm


Andrew McArthur North ArmAndrew McArthur North ArmThere were excellent individual scores mixed with plenty of hard luck stories as competitors battled windy conditions in weekend rifle shooting action on the Sunshine Coast.

Some of the State’s top shooters were challenged at the 25th North Arm Rifle Club Prize Meeting on Saturday and the 92nd Lilly District Rifle Association Open on Sunday.

Russell Saxby from Goondiwindi was in hot form on Saturday, dropping just one shot over three ranges to win the North Arm title.

On Sunday, Maryborough shooter Rod Prayle edged out Geoff Grosskreutz from Brisbane by a single centre bull to win the Lilley District Open 148.13 to 148.12.

Rod was a member of the Queensland team which competed in the national championships in Adelaide earlier this month and Geoff was the team captain.

Results

Another Brisbane shooter Mirko Teglasi performed consistently with a second placing on Saturday and third on Sunday to snare the two day Grand Aggregate. He finished with 294.27 to edge out Rod Prayle on 294.24.

North Arm local Daryl Burns scored a double in B Grade winning the Lilley Open and the Grand Aggregate.

In C Grade, Les Pedersen from Darling Downs also won the Lilley Open and the Grand Aggregate.

Gold Coast member Mick Kyle made a clean sweep of the F Standard scope competition while North Arm member Ben Curley combined the F Open Lilley District and Grand Aggregate titles.

The next competition on the rifle shooting calendar will be at Warwick on the weekend of November 24 and 25. The Southern Downs Rifle Club will host a Sweepstakes on Saturday with the Darling Downs Open Prize Meeting on Sunday.

Daniel Lynch Brisbane and Bevan Lencz IpswichDaniel Lynch Brisbane and Bevan Lencz Ipswich
Des Voght North Arm and Russell Saxby GoondiwindiDes Voght North Arm and Russell Saxby Goondiwindi
Brian Pckles NativesBrian Pckles Natives
John Tomlinson and Greg Burns North Arm and Jim Breeze Darling DownsJohn Tomlinson and Greg Burns North Arm and Jim Breeze Darling Downs
Lester Robinson Ipswich and William Heaton BeaudesertLester Robinson Ipswich and William Heaton Beaudesert
Mirko Teglasi Brisbane with Dave Hewitt North ArmMirko Teglasi Brisbane with Dave Hewitt North Arm
Julie McEwan Dalby-TaraJulie McEwan Dalby-Tara

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