Young Caleb arrives with a bang

Darling Downs Rifle Club members Rob McMaster with Caleb Pearce and his father     Terry.  Caleb shot the top score of the day on Sunday from B Grade ranks.Darling Downs Rifle Club members Rob McMaster with Caleb Pearce and his father Terry. Caleb shot the top score of the day on Sunday from B Grade ranks.

Young Toowoomba rifle shooter Caleb Pearce broke into A Grade ranks in spectacular fashion, posting the highest daily score of any competitor in a strong field at Warwick at the weekend.

Caleb mastered windy conditions, dropping just two shots to post a 148 with 15 centre bulls in the Darling Downs District Rifle Association Prize Shoot on Sunday.

A Grade was won by top Brisbane shooter Geoff Grosskreutz with 147.15. Geoff is captaining an Australian team to Bisley in the UK in July.

In the Percy Gartner Memorial event shot on Saturday, Brisbane shooter Mirko Teglasi was victorious with a 148.8.

Crows Nest-Goombungee shooter David Brown had a strong performance placing second in the Gartner Memorial and taking out the two day Grand Aggregate with 292.28.

John Gilliland from Toowoomba was a close second across the two days on 291.28 which included a splendid 50.9 at 600 yards on Sunday.

Murwillumbah shooter Shaun Dolan placed second in the Association shoot on Sunday and was third in the Grand Aggregate.

Honours were spread in the strong F Standard scope class competition with Mick Kyle from the Gold Coast winning on Saturday, Ernie Mace from Brisbane Central on Sunday and Roger Dahl, a Queensland Police Rifle Club member, taking the Grand Aggregate.

In F Open scope class Mark Fairbairn from Cannon Hill won the Gartner Memorial and Grand Aggregate. Top Dalby-Tara shooters Cameron and Julie McEwan only competed in Sunday, finishing first and second respectively.


Crows Nest-Goombungee Rifle Club member Bob Steel a competitor in the B Grade competition at Warwick on Sunday.Crows Nest-Goombungee Rifle Club member Bob Steel a competitor in the B Grade competition at Warwick on Sunday.   Geoff Grosskreutz from Brisbane won the Darling Downs A Grade aggregate on     Sunday.Geoff Grosskreutz from Brisbane won the Darling Downs A Grade aggregate on Sunday.
 Toowoomba shooter John Gilliland posted the top range score of the weekend at     Warwick, a possible 50 with 9 out of 10 centre bulls at 600 yards.Toowoomba shooter John Gilliland posted the top range score of the weekend at Warwick, a possible 50 with 9 out of 10 centre bulls at 600 yards.  Gold Coast competitor Mick Kyle won the F Standard scope class at Warwick on     Saturday and placed second in the two day aggregate.Gold Coast competitor Mick Kyle won the F Standard scope class at Warwick on Saturday and placed second in the two day aggregate.
 Darling Downs District Rifle Association president Cheryl Gardham, centre,     congratulates Cameron McEwan from Dalby-Tara on winning the F Open scope     class Sunday aggregate with his wife Julie who placed second.Darling Downs District Rifle Association president Cheryl Gardham, centre, congratulates Cameron McEwan from Dalby-Tara on winning the F Open scope class Sunday aggregate with his wife Julie who placed second.  Josh Reid from Ipswich shot in the F Standard scope class in the Darling Downs     Open Prize Meeting.Josh Reid from Ipswich shot in the F Standard scope class in the Darling Downs Open Prize Meeting.
  Murwillumbah shooters taking part in the Darling Downs shoot on the weekend, Mick     Sforcina, Ron Millingen and Stuart Waddell.Murwillumbah shooters taking part in the Darling Downs shoot on the weekend, Mick Sforcina, Ron Millingen and Stuart Waddell.
 Nicola Slee, a member of Cannon Hill Rifle Club, was second in the F Open scope     class grand aggregate at Warwick at the weekend.Nicola Slee, a member of Cannon Hill Rifle Club, was second in the F Open scope class grand aggregate at Warwick at the weekend.  Rob Skelton from City of Brisbane Rifle Club was happy with his possible 50.5 score     at 500 yards at Warwick on Sunday.Rob Skelton from City of Brisbane Rifle Club was happy with his possible 50.5 score at 500 yards at Warwick on Sunday.
  Darling Downs Rifle Club members Rob McMaster with Caleb Pearce and his father     Terry.  Caleb shot the top score of the day on Sunday from B Grade ranks.Darling Downs Rifle Club members Rob McMaster with Caleb Pearce and his father Terry. Caleb shot the top score of the day on Sunday from B Grade ranks.