North Arm range tests top shooters

Jessica Crawford from Gympie Kilkivan made a clean sweep of C Grade at North ArmJessica Crawford from Gympie Kilkivan made a clean sweep of C Grade at North ArmNorth Arm rifle range lived up to its challenging reputation for a big field of more than 70 shooters at the 2017 Club championship and Lilley District Open at Yandina.

There were some outstanding range scores but fluky winds and humid conditions proved a test for consistency across the weekend.

Ash Bidgood from Crows Nest-Goombungee missed a single bullseye at the shorter ranges to win the North Arm Open on Saturday, a point ahead of Shane Abood from Albert with Rodney Prayle from Maryborough a close third.

 

North Arm local Colin Cole and Cessnock visitor Rob Avery finished the Lilley District Shoot two shots down with Colin prevailing 16 centres to 15.

A third placing for Ashley Bidgood was enough to secure the Grand Aggregate with a six range score of 297 with 35 centres.

Murwillumbah’s Alan Cronk won the B Grade North Arm trophy and the Grand Aggregate while young Gympie shooter Jessica Crawford made a clean sweep of C Grade.

North Arm locals Denis Aarons and Dave Boreham dominated the strong F Standard and F Open scope events over the weekend.

Brisbane shooter Frans Knox finished with a trophy double in the F Target rifle scope event.

Peter Richards from the Qld Military Rifle Club showed his class in a .303 competition using a 100 year old Canadian Ross service rifle.

Brian Whalan North Arm with Natives member Kim O'LoghlenBrian Whalan North Arm with Natives member Kim O'Loghlen
Debbie Cain and Nikki Broom from Beaduesert who competed in F Open at North ArmDebbie Cain and Nikki Broom from Beaduesert who competed in F Open at North Arm
Frans Knox Brisbane and Graham Sells Dalby Tara at North ArmFrans Knox Brisbane and Graham Sells Dalby Tara at North Arm
John Kinricks from Wondai shot in F Standard at North ArmJohn Kinricks from Wondai shot in F Standard at North Arm
Lilly District Open winner Colin Cole North Arm with runner up Rob Avery CessnockLilly District Open winner Colin Cole North Arm with runner up Rob Avery Cessnock
North Arm club mates Denis Aarons and Dave Boreham who dominated F Standard and F Open competition respectivelyNorth Arm club mates Denis Aarons and Dave Boreham who dominated F Standard and F Open competition respectively
Peter Richards QMRC was among the .303 enthusiasts at North ArmPeter Richards QMRC was among the .303 enthusiasts at North Arm
Tim Pilcher North Arm Dennis Brown Crows Nest and John Kelly North ArmTim Pilcher North Arm Dennis Brown Crows Nest and John Kelly North Arm