North Arm winner Ashley Bidgood Crows NewsNorth Arm winner Ashley Bidgood Crows NewsAshley scores trophy double at North Arm shoot

Some of the most challenging wind conditions played havoc with scores at the North Arm Rifle Club and Lilley District Prize Shoot at Yandina, the last Open event for 2016.

Swirling gusts had shooters constantly cranking their sights in an often vain attempt to try and stay on target with even the best challenged to stay on top.

Ashley Bidgood from Crows Nest scored a competition double, taking out the Lilley Open and the two day aggregate in a close tussle all weekend with local member Colin Cole who secured the North Arm Open trophy.

The six-range winning aggregate with 11 missed bulls posted by Ashley reflected just how tough conditions were, making slow progress for the big field of 80 competitors at the two-day event on October 29 and 30.

 

A big contingent of F Class scope shooters shot on electronic targets at one end of the mound and .303 enthusiasts at the other.

In B Grade, Gympie shooter Bob Crawford took the North Arm and Aggregate trophies while Gerard Loughran from Gatton scored a double in C Grade.

 

North Arm local Ben Curley made a clean sweep of the strong F Standard scope rifle events and Cannon Hill’s Mark Fairbairn dominated the F Target Rifle class. Josh Reid from Ipswich took two of the F Open scope trophies.

 

Peter Richards from the Queensland Military Rifle Club put on a dominant display winning the .303 rifle competition.

Bob Crawford and Tod Fleming Gympie KilkivanBob Crawford and Tod Fleming Gympie Kilkivan
Crows Nest shooters at North Arm Scott Duncanson and Neil AustinCrows Nest shooters at North Arm Scott Duncanson and Neil Austin
Goondiwindi shooter Pud Heironymus with North Arm local Ian SkipworthGoondiwindi shooter Pud Heironymus with North Arm local Ian Skipworth
Jessica Crawford and Leilani Fleming Gympie Kilkivan at the North Arm shootJessica Crawford and Leilani Fleming Gympie Kilkivan at the North Arm shoot
Locals at the North Arm shoot Peter Wicks John Kelly and Tim RiddleLocals at the North Arm shoot Peter Wicks John Kelly and Tim Riddle
Leonie Rees Mariners on the 600 metre range at North ArmLeonie Rees Mariners on the 600 metre range at North Arm
Peter Birch North Arm with Whyalla visitor Malcolm FlavelPeter Birch North Arm with Whyalla visitor Malcolm Flavel
Peter Drew Brisbane with Dick Blocksedge Albert at North ArmPeter Drew Brisbane with Dick Blocksedge Albert at North Arm
Tony Berry Beaudesert with Josh Reid Ipswich leading F Open shooters at North ArmTony Berry Beaudesert with Josh Reid Ipswich leading F Open shooters at North Arm