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Welcome <<First Name>>, to TRV's Newsletter for January 2017 
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2016 TRV 50m Benchrest Pennant
Five sections, 10 rounds, 27 teams, 140 competitors, 1,228 individual rounds shot, 30,700 shots fired and 295,302 points scored during this years 50m Benchrest Pennant (excluding sighters).

Whilst keeping on the numbers, with 1,228 cards shot during the competition the highest round score of 250 was shot 29 times by sixteen competitors with Darren Morgan (FPTRC) shooting the most centrals with 250.019 in Rd8.  This year seen 20 clubs participate in this years Pennant with 5 clubs submitting two teams and Ballarat East having 3 teams.  Ballarat East B and Port Fairy teams both managed to complete the Pennant without losing a round and subsequently winning each of their respective sections.   There was one shoot-off to decide the winner in Section C between Frankston A and Mildura B as they both finished on 32pts after the 10 rounds were complete.  Frankston won the shoot-off (team score of 749.028) from Mildura (team score 733.027).  The results of this years Pennant are as follows:

TEAMS
Section A - MCC - 36pts
Section B - Ballarat East A - 32pts
Section C - Frankston A - 32pts*
Section D - Port Fairy - 40pts
Section E - Ballarat East B - 40pts
*Frankston A won shoot-off from Mildura B

Handicap - Port Fairy - 7,505.5370

INDIVIDUALS
1st  Darren Morgan - FPTRC - 2,244.140
2nd  David McLay - MCC - 2,240.125
3rd  Rebecca Dickson - MCC - 2,237.123
4th  Graham Bickerdike - Benalla - 2,237.116
5th  Richard Lightfoot - MCC - 2,235.120
6th  Antonie Wurfel - Mildura - 2,234.109
7th  John Hannigan - Brunswick - 2,233.106
8th  Brian Kent-Hughes - MCC - 2,232.104
9th  Phillip Deegan - Albury - 2,230.118
10th  Ernie Mulcahy - Shepparton - 2,227.106

A Grade - David McLay - MCC - 2,240.125
B Grade - Darren Morgan - FPTRC - 2,244.140
C Grade - Robert Langford - Brunswick - 2,223.082
D Grade - James Mumford - Lake Gillear - 2,108.056
Veteran - Graham Bickerdike - Benalla - 2,237.116
Junior - Courtney Karamoshos - Port Fairy - 2,217.090
Sub Junior - Courtney Karamoshos - Port Fairy - 2,217.090


Thank you and well done to all members and clubs that participated and congratulations to all winners in the 2016 50m Benchrest Pennant Series. Full Results should be posted up on the TRV website in the next few days.
2017
State Champs
Keep an eye out on the TRV website or your club notice board for entries to the upcoming 2017 State Championships Part 1 which will be held at MISC on 4th & 5th of March.

The program will include 50m Benchrest & Prone as well as 3P and Air Rifle events. 

Part 2 will be held later in the year (June) for the 20/90m Dual Range event as well as State Presentation Dinner.
Upcoming Events
Jan 9 - Apr 9, 2017
TRV Captains 1500 Benchrest Postal Competition

Jan 28, 2017
Target Rifle Geelong 50m Prize Meeting

Jan 29, 2017
Target Rifle Geelong 90m Prize Meeting

Feb 6, 2017
TRV 50m Prone Pennant commences

Feb 6 - Apr 7, 2017
TRV Presidents 1200 Air Rifle Postal Competition

Feb 6 - Apr 7, 2017
TRV 20m Prone & Benchrest State Postal Competition

Feb 10-12
Sydney Cup - Rd 1 SA Performance Series @ SISC

Feb 18
Frankston Peninsula Target Rifle Club Benchrest Championship

Feb 19
Frankston Peninsula Target Rifle Club Prone Championship
 

 
For full TRV Calendar click here
 Above:  Indoor Convenor wanted and notification of upcoming TRV State Championships (Pt1) in March
More news........
Quick note from the Editor.....

Happy New Year <<First Name>>, if this is your first newsletter that you are receiving from Target Rifle Victoria, welcome and hope that you find this of some value to you as it is sent out bi-monthly.  Hopefully you may still be on holidays, there is plenty for you to read in this edition as 2017 kicks off.  So, find a quiet place in the corner with a coffee in hand and continue reading as there are quite a few articles as well as the regular features. 

The past 12 months have flown by, I was able to achieve sending out 6 issues last year and hope that you enjoyed reading them as much as I did by compiling them.  I have made a couple of minor formatting changes this year which includes a revised header with 3 photos of Air Rifle, Prone and Benchrest taken at events from the past 12 months.  Generally if the text is in blue and underlined it means that this is a link where you can find more information.  

This is YOUR newsletter and I am always on the look out for new information so if you have anything that you would like to submit to the next newsletter then please do not hesitate to send me some information so that it can be included in the next edition.  Thanks to Julie Holcombe, Richard Lightfoot & Reg McCready for submitting articles in this edition.  Same as last year, newsletters will be sent out (2nd half of the months) in January, March, May, July, September and November so if you would like to submit something please make sure that I have it by the 10th of those months mentioned for inclusion.

Remember if you are having trouble viewing the newsletter or missing images from your inbox/email you can also read it via an internet browser which displays all of the photos and formatting.  It is as simple as clicking on the "View this email in your browser" link at the top of this email.


Cheers,
Sean
 

 
Vale - Don McIntyre  
80 years - 21-07-1936 to 05-01-2017

Not wanting to start the new year and newsletter with sad news but a few days ago we were informed of the passing of a former State Captain, Coach and Champion of our Association, Don McIntyre. Don started his career with Ararat in the late 50’s in both smallbore and fullbore, he then moved from Ararat to Hamilton in the early sixties and then onto Melbourne and settling in to Leongatha sometime after that. He held a number of records on the Hamilton range (Fullbore) including some for consecutive bulls eyes using the old 303.  Throughout his 'shooting career', Don represented Victoria in both disciplines of Fullbore and Smallbore on many occasions.

In the 80's and 90's, Don along with some others was very active in coaching the young and upcoming shooters of our Association especially in the prone position and reading wind. There would be many members still around who may have benefited from learning some of his skills as State Coach that he passed on at training camps. Don also expanded the coaching sessions in the early 90's by utilising the "Dead Zone" as it become known, the time between the last shot fired and presentations at Prize Shoots where he would conduct short coaching sessions on subjects such as wind, mirage, rifle bedding and equipment maintenance.  During this period he was also VSBARA State Captain as well as spending quite some time on Council.  Don is also a former State Champion and was a Life Member of Leongatha Small Bore Rifle Club and will be forever remembered and respected in the shooting community.

On behalf of Target Rifle Victoria we offer our condolences and deepest sympathies to Don's family & friends as well as members (past and present) of Leongatha Small Bore Rifle Club. 

At present we do not have any further details but will post them on facebook once we are informed, for those members who may be interested. 
 



New 20m Benchrest Targets now in stock

We now have the new 20 aiming mark 20m Benchrest Targets in stock available for order through Rob Spratt.  Please send an email to Rob by clicking this link to order your target requirements.  Prices for TRV targets can be found here.
 



TRV Meyton Electronic Target Machines

As part of our grant from Sport and Recreation Victoria, 10 of the 20 Meyton Target Machines arrived just prior to Christmas with the balance due to arrive in Australia around April.  It is TRV's plan to progressively wire up ranges around Victoria so that they can be utilised for prize meetings which will enable clubs to run their events a little more efficiently as the requirement for manual scoring would not be required as well as conducting TRV Training days.  We need to know what will be the best practice for getting ranges ready and what is required for either a hard install or a mobile scenario. 

It was decided that as Frankston already has 6 electronic machines on their 50m range and that Dean Romanoff had installed them there that it would be a good idea to do a trial there first using some of Dean's electrical knowledge.  The week before Christmas, Mike Jarrad travelled down to FPTRC with 3 units to try them out with Dean.  Surprisingly, it was almost a 'plug & play' with the Megalink system connections at both the targets and firing point as within an hour the Meytons were being used and also had the scores/targets on a separate screen for spectator viewing.  There were a couple of small issues that were identified with this initial use and sending an email back to Meyton was required.



With thanks to Dean, we should be able to work out future costings and materials for installations at other clubs over the next few years.  In the meantime we will also have the capabilities of using the machines temporarily at different clubs with cabling that can be 'rolled out' from firing points to the targets which will be great for training days as well as prize meetings (once the other 10 arrive) and the trailers are purchased/fitted out so that they can be transported. 



Frankston are currently undertaking some maintenance works to their target line (as seen above) which is incorporating facilities for future Megalink purchases but will also be adaptable for the use of Meytons as the only difference will be 1 plug position behind the scenes at a control panel.  Hopefully works will be completed at Frankston soon and we will be able to utilise the Meytons in a live scenario at their upcoming prize meeting as a trial run.  Even though the machines have capabilities of Benchrest they will just be used for the prone component on the Sunday as we will also be using six of Frankston's electronic machines.    
 





Are you upgrading, downsizing or wanting to start to build up your range/kit bag?  One of the hardest things about our sport is the availability of getting equipment for your kit bag especially if you are new to the sport.  It is not as easy as going to your local gun shop or sports store to get what you want as most of the equipment is specialised to a certain extent.  Yes, you can click on the links at the bottom of this newsletter for some of our recognised suppliers but sometimes other TRV members may have what you require!  


 FOR SALE - TRV Hoodies
There is nothing worse than getting a chill in your lower back whilst shooting benchrest or in between details when you haven't got your shooting jacket on.  Not only will you look good at the range you will also be supporting the juniors of TRV.

    $35 each      To buy one click here to contact Mike Jarrad




WANTED - Old Target Rifle Victoria Memorabilia
Do  you have or know of any old VSBRCU, VSBRA, VSBARA, TRV (Or other associated body) Memorabilia, please consider returning or donating it back to TRV for safe keeping with the view of having it on display in the future.

Please email Mike Jarrad by clicking here for further information
 


WANTED - TRV Indoor Convenor
We are still looking for a new Indoor Convenor. Julie Holcombe has held this position for many years and has done a fantastic job but she is now taking on some new opportunities and unfortunately doesn't have the time to fulfil this position.  Essentially you would be looking after the TRV events that are held annually such as 10m Air & 20m Pennants and TRV 20m postals.  If we fail to get someone to volunteer the position, there is a chance that there may be no 10m or 20m Pennants for 2017.

If you think that you may be able to volunteer for this position or would like some further information please do not hesitate to contact TRV Secretary, Chris Lott by clicking here


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  • All ads must be sent via email to Newsletter Editor by clicking this link
    • Advertisements must be lodged by the10th day of January, March, May, July, September or November for inclusion to next newsletter
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Feel free to send your ad through to Sean by10th March to be included in the next issue!  

PLEASE NOTE: Advertisements are based on material sourced from third parties. Target Rifle Victoria makes no warranties as to, and does not vet, authorise or endorse the accuracy, currency, suitability or completeness of any information contained in advertisments. Purchasers should make appropriate enquiries and receive independent advice prior to finalizing their purchase. Condition of equipment/firearms is as described by seller/advertiser and not by Target Rifle Victoria. Please check with the seller to confirm if any additional fees or charges apply. The information contained in this area is to be used as a guide only. Please confirm details directly with the seller.
 

2016 Commonwealth Ladies Pennant
Report submitted by Julie Holcombe

Last year a casual conversation between myself, Sue Neeson and Mike Jarrard around the lack of women in our sport and the promotion of such lead us to come up with the first Ladies Pennant named after the Commonwealth Ladies Rifle Club, one of the first such clubs formed in Australia solely for women (see September 2016 TRV eNews for more information about CLRC).

In an effort to show newcomers to our sport that we do more than one discipline a 6 round pennant combining bench, prone and air was decided upon, and we made it open to non TRV members as well as our current female membership. We had 10 teams enter and these were a mix of current members and new shooters.

Many clubs used the opportunity to use this as a come and try event and proved to be more than successful, in both increasing knowledge of our sport and gaining new members, on last count Lancefield had 5 new ladies join. Each week as I marked their cards they seemed to add a new name in proving its popularity. Speaking for our club at Port Fairy, introducing Air which we have never had or tried was more than well received, one junior shooter loved it so much she got her friends to come and try on other nights and we are considering making it a monthly event to keep up the interest. We cannot shoot air and 20m at the same time so need to have separate nights. I know of 4 other clubs that have gained new membership so I believe the exercise was certainly well worth the effort.

The only down side was that given it was run in a format outside our current data base and not all clubs shoot a round per week, feeling it was easier to run a couple of rounds together etc, getting results out did not work well, However if TRV chooses to run this again next year , hopefully a new program could  be incorporated into the data base prior to make it more user friendly. I wish at this point to thank Dennis Peacock who wrote and managed the program  to make this comp possibly, this was not easy given non members being involved and scratch and handicap formulas had to be built into it. Thank you.

I really hope that clubs that entered felt it worked for them and please encourage more clubs next year to get involved and have some fun and gain some new members.
 
Congratulations to our team winners in Frankston (Scratch) and Fairfield (Handicap) and an awesome effort by Chloe Romanoff (Frankston) who is doing some outstanding shooting at the moment by winning both the scratch and handicap individual categories.

Full results of the 2016 Commonwealth Ladies Pennant can be viewed by clicking here


Eltham & Fairfield team up!
by John Hopkins

Eltham shoot at Fairfield Rifle Club for their club nights and as both clubs wanted to participate in the Commonwealth Ladies Pennant but neither of them would have been able to field a team alone, they decided to join forces and become one team.  Whilst most of them had never shot before that didn't stop their enthusiasm as they all shot above their expectations and in doing so the team won the Handicap event.  This was a great competition to be part of and to show that it does not need to be a male dominated sport and that everyone had some fun shooting the three different disciplines.  We hope to enter a team in to the next Commonwealth Ladies Pennant Series. 

Our Team members for this year were:
  • Kate Callahan
  • Dawn Hopkins
  • Paige Hopkins
  • Erin Rusic
  • Stacey Rusic
  • Steph White

Above: (L-R) Dawn Hopkins - Eltham, Steph White - Fairfield, Paige Hopkins - Eltham, Kate Callahan - Eltham and Erin and Stacey Rusic from Fairfield!

As far as Eltham is concerned, we gained two new members out of this competition and urge all clubs to get involved by engaging wives, partners, daughters or friends for the next one and if you don't have enough for one team consider joining up with another club as we did (and many other clubs). 
 


TRV 2016 10m Air Rifle Pennant Series

As mentioned in the last newsletter (at time of publication) there were no graded results for either the 10m Air or 10m Supported Air categories.  These results are  now available and the graded winners of these events are as follows:

10m Air Rifle

A Grade - Tori Rossiter - Reynella - 2,650
B Grade - Katarina Kowplos - Wingfield - 2,625
C Grade - Thomas Mewburn - Casterton - 2,542
D Grade - Cain East - Shepparton - 2,496
E Grade - Dave Rowe - FPTRC - 2,146

10m Supported Air
A Grade - Tony Adams - Reynella - 2,651
B Grade - Beth Melton - FPTRC - 2,608
C Grade - Julie Romanoff - FPTRC - 2,501
D Grade - Ryan Hoberg - Wingfield - 2,512
E Grade - Ivan Avion - Reynella - 2,395

Full Results of 10m Air Rifle can be found by clicking here and 10m Supported Air by clicking here.
 


 
Were you "Naughty" or "Nice" last year.......?
 


Anschutz celebrates 160 years!


For the 160th anniversary of J.G. ANSCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KG the German hunting and target gun manufacturer will produce exclusive anniversary edition rifles as well as a new logo as depicted above.  The color red played a major role, which stands for passion and self-confidence and "Einfach EINS werden" translate to "Just be ONE".  

For each anniversary edition we choose eight models from our hunting, target and biathlon line. Every single piece is produced with the biggest accurateness from exclusive material as anniversary edition. The production run is limited to 20 pieces of each rifle.

The rifles will be delivered with special serial numbers from our anniversary serial numbers 160 0 001 - 160 0 160. Also included is an exclusive and special booklet with certificate and all information on our anniversary and the special model.

The first of July is the foundation date of the J.G. ANSCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KG. and was the date for presenting our first anniversary model - 54.30 Titanium.  Each month until IWA Show in 2017 we will release a new rifle.

We are sure that every marksman, hunter, biathlete and fan will find his exceptional rifle during this time.  The strictly limited anniversary edition is put together with 8 different models of 20 units each.  The 8 anniversary models are manufactured with following serial numbers:



Above are the images of the Target/Biathlon rifles released in the series so far as the last model is due to be released next month.  Below highlights the changes to each rifle produced so far as well as a special certificate and instruction manual with each model:

The Model 54.30 TITANIUM
The ANSCHÜTZ small bore target barreled action 54.30 is the further development of the legendary ANSCHÜTZ barreled action Match 54. The small bore action 54.30 unites new ideas and requirements of modern sports shooting. Longtime tested and approved components were linked with an improved ergonomic. The back located loading platform was reduced by 18 % which raises the stability of the action and offers a more ergonomic loading when in position. The 30 mm shorter bolt and the action of the barreled action result in a higher ergonomic as well as a reduced shot development time. The further developed target chamber in combination with the precision barrel mounted into the action guarantees highest precision. The complete construction is highly robust and easy to maintain. 

Titanium is a very important component in regard to the production of technical items which require a light weight and high level of strain. Therefore it is applied often in aviation, space travel, naval architecture, nuclear technology and plant construction. This metal is also used in lens frames, watches and jewelry. It is high-strength, vibration-free and absolutely eudermic. 

The special features of the 1827F GOLD model
• Milled from select grade walnut in wood class 3, the stock’s surface is oiled and decorated with the ANSCHÜTZ biathlon anniversary logo.
• Black anodised aluminium attachments on the stock.
• 1827F ANSCHÜTZ straight pull repeat action is plated with pure 24-carat gold.
• Five anniversary magazines with aluminium magazine bases accompany the rifle.

The special features of the 9015 RED model
• Red anodised ANSCHÜTZ PRECISE stock. 
• ANSCHÜTZ target anniversary logo.
• Action head colored in black.
• New PRECISE Rear sight colored in black

The special features of the 9015 ONE BLACK model
• Deep black, DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coated stainless steel parts for excellent corrosion resistance.
• High strength aluminum parts, black anodized.
• ANSCHÜTZ target anniversary logo.
• Action head colored in black.
• New PRECISE Rear sight colored in black


 


TRV Juniors at 2016 Shooting Australia Youth Nationals



Six juniors made the bus trip up to Sydney International Shooting Centre early in December for the Shooting Australia's Youth Nationals.  This year 2 sets of brothers/sisters went along that included Laura & Luke Crozier (Kyneton), Nicholas & Rachel Strik (Benalla) as well as Alex Cameron (Shepparton) and Lucy Romanoff (FPTRC).

All of the juniors shot quite well and should be proud of themselves for their efforts during the weekend.  Full results of the weekend can be viewed by clicking here.


Above: Compilation of photos taken over the weekend Dean & Julie Romanoff and looks like they also had a bit of fun and went to a few tourist destinations along the way!

Thanks to Dean & Julie Romanoff and James Daly who were the chaperones for the weekend and driving the bus up and back.  This years event will see it being held at Brisbane International Shooting Complex (Belmont Range) on 8th-10th December, as it will be ready by then for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

 


Clubs in Focus - Frankston Peninsula Target Rifle Club

There are a few TRV clubs around Victoria that quite often host various groups from Australian Air Force Cadets, Australian Navy Cadets or Australian Army Cadets allowing them to use their ranges for the Firearms Training Electives of the cadets.  Below is an excerpt from FPTRC's monthly newsletter with an attached report from one of the AAFC cadets that shot in part of the Victorian Wing (Team) at their recent 'Nationals'.  Thanks to Frankston for providing and sending this article in. 


Association of Cadets & FPTRC



Quite often throughout the year you may come to the club and notice that the clubrooms are extremely clean.  This is not always the result of our monthly Working Bees but from the efforts of local cadet squadrons of Australian Air Force Cadets (406SQN) and Australian Navy Cadets (TS Tingara).  This forms part of their duties and firearms training as cadets of the AAFC & ANC under strict instructions and supervision from their respective Squadron Leaders.  FPTRC is a big supporter of both of these organisations as they have been utilising our range for Firearm Training Electives for many years and look forward to continuing our relationships with both organisations.

Firearms Training has certainly paid off this year, especially for the cadets of AAFC 406 SQN as at the 4 Wing (Victorian Division of AAFC) State Championships, the Frankston 406 Squadron Shooting Team was the best place team of 30 Squadrons in the Wing (State).  Not only that but 3 of the cadets placed 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the Championships, congratulations to CWOFF (Cadet Warrant Officer) Travis Rozario, CCPL (Cadet Corporal) Franco Aucamp and CFSGT (Cadet Flight Sargent) Joel Cooper.  These three Cadets also formed part of the 4 person team sent to Amberley Base in Qld in late September to represent the 4 Wing at the National Firearms Competition of which they also won the Winchester Olin Trophy, bringing it to Victoria for the very first time.  Thanks to CWOFF Rozario for providing a report (below) on the National Firearms Championships.
 

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L-R: Some of the 406SQN at the 4Wing Championships SGT Tim Dawson (Instructor), CFSGT Joel Cooper,
CWOFF Travis Rozario, CCPL Franco Aucamp & FSGT Bree Neve (Coach)


As part of the end of year festivities our President, Sean was a special invited guest to attend the 406SQN Training Dining In Night which was held at the Frankston RSL last month and the End of Year Parade for both the 406 SQN and TS Tingira on the 4th December.   

The Dining-in night is quite a formal evening with more than 70 Cadets from the 406SQN plus invited guests which basically replicates what a dinner would be like in the Australia Defence Force with all cadets wearing their regulated uniforms.  

"Dining In" is more than a dinner party; it is a military formation as old and as rich in tradition as the quarterdeck or the mounting of the guard.  It is essential to a close knit, smooth performing unit as are drill, inspections and military ceremonies.  The Chairman takes his place in the centre of the head of the table with direct eye contact of Mr.Vice (essentially Master of Ceremonies) on the middle table of three from the head table like prongs of a fork.  Throughout the messes of the world, military personnel meet to honour their ships, regiments, standards, battles and dead.  It is significant to note that irrespective of nationality, these mess formations vary in form only so much as do the traditions of the military organisations.  Like so many of service traditions, the term 'Dining In' and the format used in the military today was derived from the Royal Navy. 

The Program of the evening was everyone had gathered in the Ante Room (a place to have some predrinks and conversation) prior to entering the Dining Hall.  We were then called to dinner by Mr Vice with Special Guests arriving at their seats last before Grace was given.  Everyone is then seated and Entrees and Mains are served but you are not allowed to start eating of any course before the approval of food has been given by the Chairman and Mr Vice.  After the desserts have been finished there is a '10 minute Comfort Break' (as it is required that you are not to leave your seat during any of the part of the evening - even for a toilet break....!).  All the tables are then cleared and a port glass is at each seated position for Passing of the Port when everyone is summons back in.  

"Passing of the Port is decanters of port (substituted by red cordial for cadets) placed in front of the honoured guest and at several other points around the table.  Each guest fills their own glass with port and then passes the decanter to the left; clockwise around the table until all glasses are charged.  When passing the decanter, it must never rest on the table until the last glass at the table is charged and the decanter must also be passed in an anti-clockwise motion around the glass to the next seated person.  The Passing of the Port is done in silence, as a mark of respect to remember the fallen service men and women of wars gone by, as well as current conflicts the Australian Defence Force is involved in. When a toast is proposed, all persons present stand."

After the Passing of the Port there were a few Toasts given and then the Guest Speakers addresses were given with Special Invited Guest Mr Rob Ford from Qantas (Training Captain of Airbus 380 Program) giving a presentation about the Airbus 380 and what his role was at Qantas.  After this the Head Table reitires to the Ante Room and then the Squadron goes into Banter (basically stirring each other up in a formal way regardless of rank) under the direction of Mr Vice.  

It was quite an interesting evening to be part of as the length of the evening lasted for just over 3 & 1/2 hours of formalities.  On behalf of FPTRC, Sean was given a photo of the 406SQN of 2016 to be placed on the clubroom walls as momento of the evening. 

On the same day as the FPTRC Family Xmas Party, 4th December, both 406SQN and TS Tingara had their  (combined) End of Year Parade at HMAS Cerebus on the Parade Ground.  Once again Sean was present as a special invited guest and was also accompanied by Beth for the ceremonies.

Both of the cadet groups marched on to the ground including the combined drum band in waiting of the Reviewing Officer from Canberra (Commodore James McCormack) to arrive.  Just as CDRE McCormack arrived and took his place on the podium, a formation of planes from Moorabbin Aero Club did a Flyover that was almost timed to the second.  This was a great feature of the Parade considering that it was a function for the cadets and that the appropriate approvals were organised prior to fly in the restricted air space above the operational Naval Base.  Whilst still standing the cadets were Inspected by the Reviewing Officer as he walked onto the Parade Ground looking at all cadets.  Once back on the Podium each of the groups were required to do two march by's, one in Slow and the other in Quick Time past the Commodore and special guests seated to each side of the podium.

Some of the awards were then given to to various recipients of each of the groups and then all cadets marched off the ground and the Drum Band came back to perform a a drill of about 10 minutes in length.  This was quite good as they have only been playing together for the past week.  All of the cadets then came back on the grounds for the Sunset Ceremony with each group providing cadets for Firearms exercises in conjunction with this.  As this concluded and due to the heat and sun that had now settled in quite well and taking its toll on a couple of the cadets, the remainder of the program was conducted across the road at the undercover parade ground.  Sean was asked to come forward and present the 2016 Top Shot Award for 406SQN to CWOFF Travis Rozario.  This was the fourth year in a row that CWOFF Rozario has won this award amongst his peers within the Squadron.  

Above: Compilation of photos taken during the 406SQN & TS Tingira End of Year Parade for 2016.
Below: FPTRC President, Sean Finn presenting the 406 SQN 2016 Top Shot Award to CWOFF Rozario.

  


To top off a great year for the 406SQN, congratulations again to CWOFF Travis Rozario for being awarded the 2016 Victorian RSL Cadet of the Year - (which includes all cadets from Air Force, Army and Navy Cadet Organisations) . As part of his award for this great accolade, Travis won a berth on one of the 2017 Young Endeavour Voyages to recognise his achievements within the Australian Defence Force Cadets this year.  In 2017 Travis will also be entering the Australian Air Force as an Airfield Defence Guard.

  

 


VICTORIAN VICTORS
submitted by CWOFF Travis Rozario - 406SQN

Victoria takes out first place in the Australian Air Force Cadets’ (AAFC), National Rifle Competition! A four person team comprising of Victoria’s ‘top shots’ were selected to compete and represent Victoria at the competition. The National Firearms Competition or NRC for short, is an event held annually that allows cadets from all over Australia to come together and battle out for the coveted ‘top shot’ of Australia, aiming to bring home the title to their respective states. 

This year, the NRC took place at Greenbank Military Training Area near RAAF Amberley, Queensland. Held over a period of two days, 25-27th September the cadets really had a chance to get a feel for what it’s like to be in the warm climate that sunny Brisbane has to offer….. while laying prone, unsupported of course. The competition comprised of two phases. 100 ‘practise rounds’ per shooter in the morning, followed by 65 comp rounds in the afternoon. The competition phase comprised of 2 application, (deliberate), serials where the cadets were given 40 rounds (10 per target with two targets to a page) to fire in our own time and a snap, or ‘target of opportunity’, serial where the cadets had a short 4 second exposure of a target in which to fire off 1 round each exposure, from a ‘broken’ aim, (rifle in the shoulder, but muzzle dropped to observe to the front).  
Victoria, the AAFC region also known as 4 Wing, came out on top with 2113 points out of a possible 2400, the second highest score recorded in the history of the competition.

“Sitting as a team and observing how the other ‘marksman’ were travelling, we could observe some very strong scores coming through. As the team captain I was reassuring the team that we had done all that we could at this point. Just enjoy the heat because it won’t last much longer back in Melbourne…” (I was right…we landed back in Melbourne to rain and grey skies). After the competition, the cadets were bussed back to RAAF Base Amberley for a much converted dinner and then onwards to a lecture room where the award presentations were held. This is when the competitors find out who takes home the ‘Olin Winchester Trophy’ as hand luggage back to their states. A moment everyone was waiting anxiously for.

“When 2nd and 3rd place was announced, I looked to my team and said there’s nothing wrong with 4th place, still an amazing achievement to make it this far. We all agreed and waited to find out who took out the title. “First place goes to …. Victoria!” This was an extremely exciting and joyful moment as that was a sentence that had never in the history of the competition ended in ‘Victoria’. The team and I made our way to the front and received the perpetual trophy to take back to our ‘Wing’, as well as individual medallions. It was a day that would not be forgotten anytime soon by any of the competitors.”

Clockwise from Top Left: The 4 Wing Team members on bus to RAAF Amberley, at RAAF Amberley Base, on range proudly displaying their new 4 Wing Blue Patches, receiving individual awards and the Team Award, Trophy safely arriving in Melbourne.

Three of the four team members Travis, Joel and Franco were from the same Air Force Cadet unit, 406 Squadron in Frankston, with the 4th team member, Holly based at 402 Squadron in Watsonia. The cadets trained hard for these competitions and have to give a lot of praise and gratitude to their unit staff for giving them the skills and knowledge regarding principles of marksmanship. It was a combined effort with the dedication of the instructors, coupled with the skill of the shooters that highlighted Victoria on the map at the NRC in 2016.
 


 


The "Good Old Days...."
By Reg McCready

As some of you will know the TRA National Rimfire Benchrest Championships were held at MISC over 25th,26th,27th of November. Their method of shooting differs from ISSF in that they only shoot one card at a time and move three or four targets to the right between cards.  This method means that all competitors are present at the venue for most of the day and they face a variety of conditions during the day. Under our current method of shooting the first squad can have an advantage over later squads or vice-versa when weather conditions are variable.

Taking notice of this, a couple of “old timers” who were present started reminiscing about the “Good Old Days” .  In the “Good Old Days” that was how all competitions were shot.  That  was how everyone got to know each other because while you were not shooting you were sitting around talking with everyone and this was part of the social activity at shoots.

When our administrators decided to adopt the UIT/ISSF rules totally this social activity largely vanished. Competitors who are in the first squad generally don’t wait around for another four or five hours plus, waiting for presentations to take place. It has been very noticeable in recent years how many competitors have gone by the time that presentations begin.  

What got the “Old Timers” reminiscing at the weekend was while not actually shooting the other competitors, when standing around, were either watching fellow competitors shooting or interacting with each other just like in the “Good Old Days”.  There was a completely different atmosphere on the range as everyone was still present for most of the day.

Out of our reminiscences we came up with the idea that for club prize meetings perhaps the rotating squad system could be reintroduced to bring back more social activity. This could not be done at some clubs like Wangaratta and Mildura, for example, as they conduct a number of different events each day. However for those clubs that just shoot a prone and benchrest competition it could be done.  The down side of this method is that it slows shooting down as competitors are shifting their equipment in and out of the firing point all the time.  The plus side is that the caterers sell more food and drink.  

We felt that our various state championships must continue to be shot as per ISSF rules but we see no reason why clubs could not revert back to the old system.

The “Old Timers” would be interested in your thoughts but please remember , treat us gently because we are becoming fragile in our old age.

The Two R’s..... 
(Reg & Rob)

 


2017 TRV 50m Prone Pennant Series

The 2017 50m Prone Pennant season is almost upon us as it commences on February 6th.  There is still time if you haven't submitted a team as entries will close on Friday 21st January and no late entries will be accepted.  Teams will consist of four members with three to count and upto 10 members can be named per team - teams will be calculate by using the highest three averages of the named team.

Please click here for the Entry Form/Flyer for this years 50m Prone Pennant.
 

Postal Competitions....... 


There has been a few results of postals since our last newsletter which include: 
  • Leongatha Postal
  • Camberwell 600 Postal
  • International Teams Match
  • NZ Goodwill Cup
  • Albert Harbert Junior Postal
  • 2016 Commonwealth Cities Match
Full results for for the above can be found on the Results Page of the TRV Website by clicking here.

There are a couple postal shoots that will be finishing soon
  • North West Victorian Postal -15th January 2015
  • Albury Postal - 6 February 2017 
Check out the TRV calendar on website for details of  upcoming TRV Postal Competitions such as Captains 1500 Benchrest, Presidents 1200 Air Rifle and 20m Bench & Prone State Postals as it may not be too late to enter.

 
Club competitions from around the state....

Throughout the year there are quite a few competitions hosted by our member clubs at various locations around the state, offering prizes, trophies or medallions for various grades as well as the top 10 (generally). If you have never been to another clubs prize meeting it is a great opportunity to compete with/against your fellow TRV members and is also a great way to meet other members and get some different ideas and tips.  All clubs/organisers of events are encouraged to submit a wrap up of their events for inclusion to the newsletter and can be done by sending an email to Sean by clicking here.

2016 TRV Bench Master & Master Marksman Series
As well as clubs offering individual prizes at their Prize meetings, TRV also compile results of events that have BM (Bench Master) or MM (Master Marksman) accreditation throughout the year.  This is done on both a scratch and handicap basis with points awarded from 10 to 1 for the Top 10 placings in each including junior and veteran categories.  There are 14 events during the year at which points can be collected with the top 8 individual rounds counting towards the Championship.  These were the results for 2016:

2016 TRV BENCH MASTER CHAMPIONS
  • Open - Darren Morgan - FPTRC - 73pts
  • Handicap - Ken Hart - Lilydale - 71pts
  • Veteran - Richard Lightfoot - MCC - 75pts
  • Junior - Courtney Karamoshos - Port Fairy - 78pts
2016 TRV MASTER MARKSMAN CHAMPIONS
  • Open - James Daly (Kyneton) & Chris Lott (Shepparton) - 77pts*
  • Handicap - Matthew Krelle - MCC - 48pts
  • Veteran - Peter Males - MCC - 80pts
  • Junior - Lucy Romanoff - FPTRC - 78pts
*Both James and Chris tied for equal first place as they could not be separated under the current rules as they both gained equal round scores for the 8 events.  Please note that as decided at Sept 2016 Council Meeting, from this year should there be a tie such as this that the person with the highest aggregate score for those events shall be declared the winner.

Well done to all who competed at the various events during 2016 and congratulations to the winners, the full results for 2016 can be viewed by clicking here


There hasn't been any club competitions since our last newsletter so here is a quick wrap of the next couple coming up

28th & 29th January - Target Rifle Geelong Prize Meeting
Saturday will be 50m competition for  both Benchrest and Prone with squads starting at 9am, 11am & 1pm.  Cost is $20 per discipline or $30 for both.  Saturday will be the first event for both the 2017 Master Marksman and Bench Master Series.

Sunday the targets will be set a bit further back to 90m for both Benchrest and Prone competitors again with squad times of 9am, 11am & 1pm.  Cost is $20 per discipline or $30 for both. 
 
Pre-entries are preferred by emailing either Cheryl Knight or David Knight to let them know of your preferred time.  Entries will close on the day at 12pm.
 
18th & 19th February - Frankston Peninsula Championship
Please note that this is a change of dates from what was originally posted.  Due to Shooting Australia running the Performance Series and only announcing the program/rounds in late December, FPTRC quickly jumped on the front foot and changed the date of their event to a week later to avoid a clash due to the late notice (from SA).

Saturday 18th will see the running of the 50m Benchrest Competition which is also a Bench Master event. 1st Detail starts at 9:30am then 11:30am, 1:30pm.

Sunday will see the running of the 50m Prone event and will hopefully be the first time that the new TRV Meyton Electronic Target Machines are used. 1st Detail will start at 9am (for sighters - match starts at 9:15am) and then 10:35am for the 2nd, a 3rd detail will be conducted if required.

FPTRC will also be running Air Rifle and Air Supported over both days of the event with trophies for these presented on Sunday.  Each of these events will be 60 shots with a walk up start.

Each event costs $15 for Seniors and $10 for Juniors and Pre-entries are preferred by sending an email with your details to the club by clicking here.


Don't forget to check out the calendar above or on the TRV website for upcoming events or further information of the above two events and not forgetting that Part 1 of the TRV State Championships will be conducted in March at MISC.
 


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A Reflection on the Indoor Convenors Role
By Julie Holcombe

Early in 2016 after approx 9 years, I notified of TRV of my intention to stand aside from the role of indoor convenor and continue to manage the ammunition role. Over the past 12 months TRV have canvassed for a replacement of this role with little or no success. I am a little disappointed that no one thinks enough of their sport to help out by managing our state competitions which everyone loves being part of.  

I enjoyed my time as Indoor Convenor, as it gave me an opportunity to 'give back' to my sport of which I received plenty of positive feedback and the occasional negative, with one example of a shooter seeking the sacking of a section officer for not getting results out quickly enough.  Everyone needs to realise that those who do any role within TRV does so on a voluntary basis to help our sport and quite often as a side to their normal work and family commitments.  I must add since the live database came along, shooters think that once they have shot scores should be available within a week of sending them back.  It would be lovely if this was always possible, but relying on Aust Post to get the all of the targets to the section officers in time is now a big setback (with some taking more than 2 weeks from postmark), and then the marking and inputting takes time so a little patience is needed due to things outside of our control.  

TRV is worried about being able to run any events this year without some help, so I urge anyone to consider if they have some spare time or think enough of your sport to make time to help.  You may feel that the full role of indoor convenor too much to do, but even if you give a consideration of maybe running 1 event for the year, it may help and spread the load.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time as convenor and have been part of TRV in one way or another now for 40 years and will still continue to do so.  It would be great to see someone step up and have a go, please contact me if you would like to know more to help our sport.  We have a wonderful team running TRV so think about joining in and have some fun!
 

2016 TRA/RBA National Championships

by Richard Lightfoot.

The TRA RBA National 2016 was held at the Melbourne International Shooting Club, Port Melbourne over the period of 24 - 27 November, 2016. This Competition was conducted by TRV.

A coaching course was held for paying members on Thursday, 24 November, 2016 followed by official practice both in Air and Rimfire.  The organisation was ably supported by Victorian Clubs of Frankston, Hamilton and Brunswick.  Equipment being loaned either by those Clubs or supported by their members.

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The competition started on Friday, 25 November, 2016 with both the Light and Heavy Air Rifle events.  These events were shot with two cards and formed part of the selection process for the Australian Air Rifle Team to shoot in Slovenia in 2017.  The LV was won by Greg Schneider, second was Bob Mulder, third was Jaegen Peet.  Similarly the Junior winners were Michael Di Pasquale and Jared Schneider.  There was no third placegetter.  This was followed in the afternoon by the Heavy Air Rifle.  Winners were, first, Stuart Elliott, second, Joy Harrison and third, Murray Cole.

On Saturday, 26 November, 2016, the Rimfire, International Sporter and Light Varmit (LV) were shot.  The Sporter winners were, first, Rebecca Richards, second, Neil Digweed and third, Bill Simmons.  The LV winners were first, Annie Elliott, second, Glen Seaman and third, Mat Brough.

On Sunday, 27 November, 2016, the premier event, Heavy Varmit Rimfire (HV) was shot over three cards.  Winners were first, Stuart Elliot, second, Rebecca Richards and third, Greg Schneider.

These results were combined into 2 Gun Air, 2 Gun Rimfire, 3 Gun Rimfire, and 5 Gun combined aggregates.  The results were, first 2 Gun Air, Stuart Elliot, second, Greg Schneider third, Joy Harrison.

Results of 2 Gun Rimfire were, first, Annie Elliot, second, Rebecca Richards and third, Stuart Elliot.

Results of 3 Gun Rimfire were, first, Rebecca Richards, second, Joy Harrison and third, Bill Simmons.

Combined Air and Rimfire 5 Gun results were, first Rebecca Richards, second, Joy Harrison and third, Greg Schneider.  
Results for the competition can be seen below in Annex 1.

The combination of last years results from the 2015 Sydney National and this years results from Melbourne made the team selections, the teams are subject to confirmation by the member chosen and our controlling organisation.

The Australian Teams – Air –

  • Team A – Rebecca Richards, Stuart Elliot, Bob Mulder.
  • Team B – Les Fraser, Neil Digweed, Annie Elliot.
  • Team C - Greg Schneider, Bill Simmons, Michael Di Pasquale.
  • Juniors –Michael Di Pasquale, Jared Schneider, Patrick Sullivan.


The Australian Teams – Rimfire –
A Team, B Team and C Team (if it is permitted), and also a Junior Team.  Members of these teams are 

  • A Team – Rebecca Richards, Mat Brough and Bill Simmons.
  • B Team – Stuart Elliot, Richard Lightfoot and Joy Harrison.
  • C Team – Annie Elliot, John Patzwald and Glen Seaman.
  • Juniors – Caden Bardell, Jared Schneider and Michael Di Pasquale.


All shooters were tested by the wind conditions, particularly as the competition was shot on the large 40 bay electronic range, using portable benches placed at the firing point and portable target holders placed between the electronic scoring machines.  The competition was shot on 25 shot scoring shot paper targets.  The range set up was achieved by the generous loaning of benches and target holders from Frankston and in particular, Hamilton.  David Ball brought up a trailer load of equipment from Hamilton.  The generosity of members who supported the event was demonstrated by helping with the set-up, their help was greatly appreciated.

The scoring program was run by Dennis Peacock and supported by Annette Rowe, John Hannigan and Ken Baric.

The target crew was run by Martin Lee, supported by Bob and Shane Langford of Brunswick and other dedicated shooters.

The Chief Range Officer, Rob Spratt from Leongatha supported by Shane Longford, did an excellent job interpreting the WRABF Rules which are somewhat different to local TRV and TRA Rules.  Without Rob’s knowledge and assistance the shoot would not have gone as successfully.

In particular I would like to thank Michael Schneider for his assistance in scrutineering and to his brother, Greg for his overall direction from the Australian Team perspective.  

Finally, the award ceremony, special thanks go to Annette Rowe for her staunch support throughout the competition, running of the administration, keeping us all focused and also doing a good job shooting.  She was ably supported in the social event by Marise Maccora.  

All the shooters wish to thank Melbourne International Shooting Club for the use of the venue and in particular, Tony Dench who took on the catering from the Club’s perspective and had the coffee machine working at 8.00 a.m. and the bar open until 4.00 p.m.  A combination of great shooters, venue, trying weather, both challenged and rewarded all the attendees.


ANNEX 1

Combined 5 Gun Results

 

Air LV Total

Air HV Total

RF SP Total

RF LV Total

RF HV Total

Grand Total

Place

 

Comp. No.

Name

group

Air Score

Air Xs

Air Score

Air Xs

SP Score

SP Xs

LV Score

LV Xs

HV Score

HV Xs

Score

Xs

1

 

21

Rebecca Richards

O

466

7

465

9

496

17

488

17

742

34

2657

84

2

 

28

Joy Harrison

O

463

10

473

13

484

17

484

18

740

31

2644

89

3

 

4

Greg Schneider

O

478

10

462

10

479

14

478

13

740

36

2637

83

4

 

32

Bill Simmons

O

469

6

452

1

486

15

483

14

732

32

2622

68

5

 

8

John Patzwald

O

463

6

465

8

466

13

487

18

733

20

2614

65

6

 

35

Annette Rowe

O

469

9

463

10

460

10

478

16

738

34

2608

79

7

 

104

Ben West

O

465

6

465

12

471

12

472

12

730

30

2603

72

8

 

135

Les Fraser

O

454

7

468

11

467

10

479

16

732

31

2600

75

9

 

14

Glenn Seaman

O

453

4

461

5

459

7

491

22

734

22

2598

60

10

 

46

Mat Brough

O

444

3

460

4

469

8

489

16

735

34

2597

65

11

 

100

Neil Digweed

O

457

11

464

3

487

21

463

15

721

35

2592

85

12

 

110

Vito Di Pasquale

O

445

5

449

3

480

15

477

14

729

32

2580

69

13

 

99

Norman Bardell

O

450

4

446

5

474

15

477

15

730

17

2577

56

14

 

101

Murray Cole

O

421

4

469

9

475

10

478

12

728

26

2571

61

15

 

43

Roy Muller

O

443

4

447

3

457

13

473

18

720

25

2540

63

16

 

5

Richard Lightfoot

O

437

3

440

3

467

16

452

13

737

36

2533

71

17

 

144

Bernie Simmons

O

448

6

443

2

473

11

476

14

673

14

2513

47

18

 

141

Leo Maccora

O

449

2

441

9

430

4

464

7

726

19

2510

41

19

 

41

Michael Schneider

O

436

2

434

5

465

8

455

7

713

24

2503

46

20

 

142

Marise Maccora

O

450

3

449

6

401

4

465

8

725

29

2490

50

21

 

79

Jared Schneider (Jr)

J

443

2

418

3

428

7

453

12

716

20

2458

44

22

 

42

Bob Mulder

O

470

8

461

6

481

12

463

5

483

14

2358

45

23

 

16

Stuart Elliott

O

468

8

476

8

0

0

481

17

744

31

2169

64

24

 

17

Annie Elliott

O

462

7

465

10

0

0

491

25

740

33

2158

75

25

 

40

Don Powell

O

447

6

465

8

0

0

483

15

721

30

2116

59

26

 

31

Jaegen Peet

O

470

6

457

6

0

0

459

11

723

20

2109

43

27

 

119

Tony Steele

O

0

0

0

0

475

13

481

17

737

25

1693

55

28

 

149

Darren Morgan

O

0

0

0

0

469

10

481

16

729

35

1679

61

29

 

48

Scott Kiddle

O

0

0

0

0

480

11

463

8

718

17

1661

36

30

 

126

Caden Bardell  (Jr)

J

0

0

0

0

463

11

477

12

712

22

1652

45

31

 

143

Rebecca Dickson

O

0

0

0

0

419

3

455

10

704

16

1578

29

32

 

65

John Mathews

O

0

0

0

0

0

0

481

19

717

15

1198

34

33

 

146

Robert Bisset

O

0

0

0

0

0

0

462

13

731

24

1193

37

34

 

153

Henry Lieng

O

0

0

0

0

0

0

460

12

690

19

1150

31

35

 

12

Patrick Wolfe

O

0

0

0

0

433

6

0

0

708

21

1141

27

36

 

145

Brian Kent-Hughes

O

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

715

20

715

20

37

 

147

Ebony Parker

J

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

709

24

709

24

38

 

151

Colin Nunn

O

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

705

21

705

21

39

 

148

Ken Baric

O

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

239

10

239

10

 


 



Target Rifle South Australia - Super Saturdays!

TRSA have been running 'Super Saturdays' for a couple of years now where they shoot Air, 3P and Prone including finals, once a month.  This year they are continuing on with these events except for three months (April, June & August) 'Super Saturdays' almost become 'Super Weekends' and they have been endorsed by Shooting Australia.  This means that scores shot for those 3 events are now eligible for inclusion to the "Performance Score Sheet" (previously National Ranking).  Entry Fees are $24 per day for non-TRSA members and more information can be found on the flyer by clicking here.
 





Program of Events

  • Wed April 12th
    • Arrival, Practice all ranges, Registration, Equipment checks
  • Thurs April 13th
    • Open & Graded 3x40 Three Position + IPC R7 SH1 Men
      • ISSF Final Men (Men’s Championship)
      • Junior & Veterans Championship
      • Open & Junior State Teams
    • ISSF Women 10m Air Rifle + IPC R2 SH1 Women
      • Final Women
    • Benchrest Class 3 - 20 metres (60 shots)
  • Fri April 14th
    • Open & Graded 3x20 Three Position + IPC R8 SH1 Women
      • ISSF Final Women (Women’s Championship)
      • Junior & Veterans Championship
      • Open & Junior State Teams
    • IPC Air Rifle Standing R4 SH2 Mixed
      • Final R4
    • ISSF Men 10m Air Rifle + IPC R1 SH1 Men
      • Final Men
    • TRA Open & Graded Benchrest Class 3 - 50m – (1st 60 shots)
  • Sat April 15th
    • TRA Open & Graded Benchrest Class 3 - 50m – (2nd 60 shots)
    • Open Championship on Final
    • TRA Open & Graded Air Rifle Championship (40 Shots)
    • Open Championship on Final
    • TRA Open & Graded 20m Prone Championship (60 Shots)
    • TRA Open Benchrest Class 1 - 50 metres – (1st 60 shots)
    • TRA AGM & SATURDAY EVENING SOCIAL EVENT
  • Sun April 16th
    • TRA Open & Graded 50m Prone Championship
      • Jim Smith Match Day 1 (120 shots over 2 days)
      • Champion of State Champions
    • IPC Prone Mixed R6 SH1 & R9 SH2
      • Final R6
      • Final R9
    • IPC Air Rifle Mixed Prone R3 SH1 & R5 SH2
      • Final R3
      • Final R5
    • Open Supported Air Rifle
    • TRA Open Benchrest Class 1 -50m – (2nd 60 shots)
  • Mon April 17th
    • TRA Open & Graded 50m Prone Championship
      • Jim Smith Match Day 2
      • Final Men (Men’s Championship)
      • Women’s Championship, Junior Championship
    • TRA Open Benchrest Class 1 - 20m – (60 shots)
    • Nationals Presentation Dinner
      • David MacFarlane Room, Wingfield Range

Please note that ENTRIES CLOSE on 14th March,2017

The flyer for 2017 Nationals is able to be viewed by clicking this link
 


News from Shooting Australia 



On 19th December, Shooting Australia announced the 2017 Shooting Australia Performance Series.  The Shooting Australia Performance Series will be a group of SA Endorsed Events run by member bodies associated States, Clubs and Venues that Shooting Australia will work with to produce premium events and assist with the promotion and development of shooting sport in Australia through increased media and sponsorship opportunities.

Inclusion in the Shooting Australia Performance Series indicates that an event meets Shooting Australia’s minimum standards regarding format, officiating, and recognition of outcomes. The high expectation for these events will give rise to greater opportunities for Australian officials and athletes, with selected events counting towards nomination and selection of Shooting Australia squads and teams, as well as certification requirements for officials and volunteers.

The Shooting Australia Performance Series will offer ALL athletes a unique opportunity to participate in a national series that will for the first time include ISSF, IPC and Full-Bore events and bring these disciplines together at the Shooting Australia Open Final Event. It is hoped that the concept will allow some of Australia’s leading shooting events, to take their offerings to the next level and it’s hoped that through the Shooting Australia Performance Series and Open Event, Australian shooting sport can be taken to new audiences.

Culminating the Shooting Australia Performance Series, the Shooting Australia Open will be the pinnacle event of the Australian sports shooting calendar. The media and community will be invited to attend what we envisage will be a celebration not only of the Shooting Australia Performance Series Champions but a festive celebration of the sport for ALL to attend.

This series is aimed at increasing the accessibility of participation in all shooting disciplines by giving all athletes the opportunity to collect points at the selected SA Endorsed events that make up the Shooting Australia Performance Series, with prize money and incentives on offer to those competitors who top their respective discipline’s leader board following the final double points event.

In its inaugural year, the Shooting Australia Performance Series champions will be determined by the total points received at 4 of the 5 series events listed below and the Shooting Australia Open, which will be delivered by Shooting Australia at the Brisbane International Shooting Centre (BISC), home of Shooting for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The alignment of the Shooting Australia Performance Series with the Shooting Australia Officials Development and Education Plan will see our top International officials and educators attending series events to ensure that they are being run to an International standard as well as providing development and educational opportunities for local officials.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in the review of the SA Calendar and association events (including Australia Cups), your input has been invaluable and the introduction of the Shooting Australia Performance Series and Shooting Australia Open events in addition to the SA Rolling Calendar, updated SA Endorsed Event criteria and SA Officials Development Plan are all things that have been put in place to address a number of identified key areas.

More information regarding the Shooting Australia Performance Series, Shooting Australia Open and the Shooting Australia Officials Development Plan will be made available on the Shooting Australia website over the following weeks. In the meantime please feel free to contact me to ask questions and give feedback via email kerry@shootingaustralia.org or call +61 8 8177 1860.

Kind Regards, 

Kerry Waller
Operations Manager
Shooting Australia

  
 



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