NATIVES CLUB MEMBERS IN WINNING FORM AT NORTH ARM
Natives Club members were prominent in the trophy lists for the North Arm and Lilley District Prize Meetings
held over the weekend of October 30th and 31st, 2010 on the North Arm rifle range:
Two very happy members were Lyle Vinter who won the Lilley District C Grade aggregate, with a score some A-graders would have been pleased to have on their card, and Kevin Howlett who won the B Grade aggregate in the same competition. Kevin also won the two-day Grand Aggregate in B Grade.
NATIVES RIFLE CLUB PRIZE MEETING
Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10, 2010
Natives Rifle Club members Sharona Muxlow and Wayne Latham won the C Grade and A Grade Grand Aggregates
in a rain disrupted weekend of shooting when the Natives Rifle Club resurrected it’s
prize meeting which has been in recession for a number of years.
The Prize Meeting was held as a prelude to the NRAA National Championships. The number of competitors was bolstered
by the attendance of a large contingent of overseas shooters from the USA, New Zealand, UK and Canada who were in
Brisbane to gain experience on the Belmont range in preparation for the World Long Range Championships in 2011.
The second day of the Prize Meeting was reduced to one 10 shot match at 1000 yards due to persistent rain,
and the shoot-off by the top 15 competitors in the Grand Aggregate for the Keith Affleck Belt
was abandoned with Wayne Latham awarded the Belt as a result of his winning
score in the Grand Aggregate.
DON THOMPSON, NATIVES RIFLE CLUB
NSWRA Sesquicentenary Grand Champion
Don Thompson of the Natives Rifle shot consistently over the five days of the NSWRA 150th Championships at the Anzac Rifle Range at Malabar to win the Grand Aggregate by two points with a score of 782.82.
Don won 7th badge in the McIntosh match and No. 4 Queens badge on his way to winning the Grand Championship for 2010
CONGRATULATION, DON – AN EXCELLENT RESULT
NATIVES RIFLE CLUB MEMBERS IN WINNING QUEENSLAND LADIES NATIONAL TEAM
Three Natives Club members were part of the overwhelmingly successful Queensland Ladies rifle team in the National Teams Championships held recently in Sydney.
The Queensland team won the President’s match consisting of 15 shots at 800 meters fired on Sunday, September 12th, as a prelude to the prestigious Medlands match which was held the following day at the Malabar Rifle Range, Sydney.
The Medlands Match, fired over 300, 600,700 and 800 meters in very challenging weather conditions, was won by Queensland by 3 points from the powerful New South Wales team, but only after much angst at the final range (800 meters) when Queensland Captain, Catherine O’Loghlen, shot a winning score under extreme pressure, much to the delight of the Team members.
Back Row: Wendy Latham (Natives), Carol Solomon (Natives) – Coach & Shooter, Catherine O’Loghlen (Natives) – Captain & Shooter,
Helen Griffith (Pacific Club) – Shooter & Coach
Front Row: Eylese Morrison (Ipswich), Karen Cole (North Arm).
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS!!!!
Steve Smith (L) and Brian Pickles display their badges from the Goondiwindi Prize Meeting held on the weekend of September 4th and 5th, 2010
Queensland Fullbore Target Rifle Championships - August 10 to 14, 2010
Duncan Series Badge winners: Wayne Latham, Barnie Neilsen, John Menzel, John Caske (missing: Leigh Marett)
Queens Badge winners: (Back) Colin Jones, Kim O’Loghlen, Steve Smith, Don Thompson, David Gardner (Front) Alastair Fitzmaurice, Wayne Latham
Monto Sweepstakes - July 3rd and 4th, 2010
Natives Rifle Club Members Steve Smith, Brian Pickles and Emile Daniel were very successful at Monto.
Steve Smith: Won the Day #1 B Grade aggregate with 146.13 which included wins at the first and second 500 yard matches with 50.5 and 50.6.
Steve was 3rd in the B Grade Day #2 aggregate with 122.7/125 including a 50.3 at 600 yards.
Brian Pickles: Brian was 3rd in the Day #1 B Grade aggregate with 144.9 including a 2nd place at 500 yards with 50.5.
Brian won the Day #2 B Grade aggregate with 123.12/125 and won the first 600 yards with 74.6.
Emile Daniel: Finished 2nd in the Day #2 F Class Std aggregate with 146.4.
Congratulations to Natives Club Members
Kim O’Loghlen and Don Thompson
Winners of Northern Territory Rifle Association Queens Badges
Kim O’Loghlen – NTRA Queens Badge No. 11 and Grand Aggregate Badge No. 18
Don Thompson – NTRA Queens Badge No. 18
Congratulations to Natives Club Member
Don Thompson – Badge Number 47
NEW ZEALAND QUEENS – January, 2010