Ben gets eye in for Comm Games

QRA Queens winner Ben Emms from Lyndhurst NSWQRA Queens winner Ben Emms from Lyndhurst NSWThe 2017 Queensland Rifle Association Queens Prize has proved good range practice for NSW shooter Ben Emms ahead of the Commonwealth Games next April.

Ben snared just his second Queens, outlasting a quality international field over the final 900 and 1000 yards in the howling westerly on Saturday, 19th.

With the best shooters struggling to stay on target, Ben dropped 12 shots for an aggregate 488 over the three-day event. He also secured the Queens-Duncan Grand Aggregate.

Ben finished the Queens two shots clear of Ipswich veteran Rob Rush with Gillian Webb-Enslin from Pacific a shot back in third.

He and Sydney shooter Jim Bailey will represent Australia in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Young Mariners club member Josh Pratt continued his meteroric rise in the sport, handling the atrocious conditions well to win the B Grade Queens with an aggregate 478.

Joshua Turner from Bundaberg-Burnett won C Grade.

Gemfields Rifle Club member Nick Williamson continued his great form to blitz a strong F Standard Queens field, winning by six shots.

Young Mariners member Andrew Blaiklock finished 10 shots clear in F Target Rifle while Sydney visitor Adrain Siebel won the F Open.

Queens results

Adrian Siebel from Hornsby RSL won the Queens F OpenAdrian Siebel from Hornsby RSL won the Queens F Open
Andrew Blaiklock from Mariners won the Queens FTRAndrew Blaiklock from Mariners won the Queens FTR
Barry Lewis Brisbane on the 100 yards at the QueensBarry Lewis Brisbane on the 100 yards at the Queens
For QRA slider Andrew BlaiklockFor QRA slider Andrew Blaiklock
Josh Pratt from Natives who won the Queens B GradeJosh Pratt from Natives who won the Queens B Grade
Nick Williamson from Gemfields won another F Standard QueensNick Williamson from Gemfields won another F Standard Queens
 Ben Emms, QRA Queen's winner Ben Emms, QRA Queen's winner