Ashley Bidgood finished the season on a high note, winning the Darling Downs Rifle Club Open at Warwick on Sunday. He won four Opens in a row at the start of the year and came third in the QRA Queens Prize.Ashley Bidgood finished the season on a high note, winning the Darling Downs Rifle Club Open at Warwick on Sunday. He won four Opens in a row at the start of the year and came third in the QRA Queens Prize.The State’s top performing rifle shooter of 2012 Ashley Bidgood ended the competition year on a high note winning the Darling Downs Open shot at Warwick on Sunday.

Ashley dropped just one shot to post the best score of 149 with 14 centres.

He opened the season winning four Open competitions in a row and placed third in the 2012 QRA Queens Prize.

Three competitors in the strong Warwick field finished two down in the three-range event shot over 300, 500 and 600 yards.

Rob McMaster, Darling Downs, placed second with 16 centres, ahead of Goondiwindi shooter Roger North with 14 and Gary McBride from North Arm who finished with 9  centres.

Brian Whalan from Natives won B Grade in a shoot off with Gatton’s Ron Bowman.

Ipswich shooter Lester Robinson won C Grade. The strong F Standard scope event was won by Beth Caskey from Pittsworth, a B Grader, who posted an impressive 175.12.

Brent Knudsen from Beaudesert won the F Open competition.

 

Glen Perrin from Toowoomba was an interested spectator on Sunday.

 

Glen is one of the State’s all-time greats who won four Queens Prizes and took out the Darling Downs Open a remarkable 10 times, his first victory being in 1952.

Much of his shooting career was with military issue .303 rifles.

 North Arm shooters competing in the Darling Downs event, Gary McBride, Greg Hansen and Jeff Keys. Gary finished fourth in the A Grade competition.North Arm shooters competing in the Darling Downs event, Gary McBride, Greg Hansen and Jeff Keys. Gary finished fourth in the A Grade competition.

Lester Robinson from Ipswich performed strongly at Warwick on Sunday to win the C Grade competition.Lester Robinson from Ipswich performed strongly at Warwick on Sunday to win the C Grade competition. Top Gold Coast shooter John Duncan keeping an eye on the scores at Warwick on Sunday.Top Gold Coast shooter John Duncan keeping an eye on the scores at Warwick on Sunday.
Rob McMaster, Darling Downs, was happy with his form at the Club’s open held at Warwick.Rob McMaster, Darling Downs, was happy with his form at the Club’s open held at Warwick. Murwillumbah shooter Ron Millingen checking the targets on the 600 yard range at Warwick.Murwillumbah shooter Ron Millingen checking the targets on the 600 yard range at Warwick.
Shaun Dolan was among the Murwillumbah Rifle Club contingent competing at Warwick on Sunday.Shaun Dolan was among the Murwillumbah Rifle Club contingent competing at Warwick on Sunday. Brisbane Rifle Club member Lindsay Crombie with his wife Margaret, at the Darling Downs competition.Brisbane Rifle Club member Lindsay Crombie with his wife Margaret, at the Darling Downs competition.

Bob Tyllyer - Southern DownsBob Tyllyer - Southern Downs