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2012 NATIVES RIFLE CLUB CHRISTMAS BREAKUP SHOOT

The traditional Christmas breakup shoot was held on Saturday, December 15, 2012.

Captain John Menzel, using his all-powerful prerogative, allocated "handicaps of unfathomable origin" to all the members and visitors
who then fired a 15 shot match at 500 yards before adjourning to the Clubhouse for presentations and a barbeque.

Santa arrived in a fire engine and there was a jumping castle thanks to Kath and Kim

Brian Whalan, Lylle Vinter and Domonic Whalan cooked a barbeque.

Club members at the presentation of Christmas hams to the handicap winners
 
Captain John Menzel presenting the Hams with the hams!

L to R: A-Grade - Leigh O'Donnell; B-Grade - Domonic Whalan; C-Grade - Marcia Canty; F-Class - Gordon Craick

Wendy Latham is all smiles after beating Captain John and husband Wayne in the Optical Class competition

 MERRY AND SAFE CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE

SEE YOU IN 2013 FOR MORE GREAT COMPETITION

 


2012 NATIVES RIFLE CLUB TROPHY PRESENTATIONS

The presentation of Natives Club 2012 Annual Trophies was conducted at the QRA Club on Saturday, December 8th.


Mrs Judy Caske presents Peter Scovell with the A Grade Championship Trophy for 2012

Left to Right:  Brian Pickles - B Grade Champion; Kate Menzel - C Grade Champion; Emile Daniel - F-Class Std Champion

Left: Wendy Latham - A Grade Short-Range Champion; Right: Peter Scovell - A Grade Long-Range Champion

Left: Domonic Whalan - B Grade Short-Range Champion; Right: Brian Pickles - B Grade Long-Range Champion

Left: Bill Broome - C Grade Short-Range Champion; Right: Kate Menzel - C Grade Long Range Champion

Left: Emile Daniel - F-Class Standard Short-Range Champion; Right: Wayne Latham - Veteran Champion
Missing: Paul Menzel - F-Class Standard Long-Range Champion (Overseas on holidays - photo to come later)

Natives Club members, partners, families and friends enjoying the fellowship of the presentation evening



Captain John Menzel presented a farewell gift to Carol and Len Solomon who are  moving to Central Queensland.
Carol and Len will be sadly missed by the Club but we wish them all good fortune in their new endeavours.
We are sure to see them on a rifle range again soon - Straight shooting to you both

 

NATIVES RIFLE CLUB WINS A, B & C GRADE 2012 FIXTURES TROPHIES

2012 Fixtures Teams Match Trophies A, B and C Grade - Natives wins them all!


Natives Rifle Club A Grade - 2012 Fixures Trophy Winners

Natives Rifle Club B Grade - 2012 Fixtures Trophy Winners

Natives Rifle Club C Grade - 2012 Fixtures Trophy Winners
 
           
MDRA FIXTURE RESULTS 2012 - FINAL
      As at 13/10/2012  
  A Grade:   Points Score  
  1 Natives A 34 5662.761  
  2 Pacific  A 29 5661.785  
  3 Brisbane A 22 5542.743  
  4 University A 21 5312.697  
  5 Albert/Central A 14 5410.670  
           
  A Reserve:      
  1 Brisbane Mariners Res 22 4024.491  
  2 Natives Res 21 4018.611  
  3 Pacific Res 20 4000.366  
  4 Gold Coast Res 17 3961.384  
           
  B Grade:        
  1 Natives  B 21 3200.656  
  2 Pacific B 17 3102.281  
  3 Brisbane B 7 2588.136  
           
  C Grade:        
  1 Natives C 14 2727.371  
  2 Pacific C 9 2424.194  
           


Proud Natives Club Captain, John Menzel, with Mrs. Judy Caske, admires the Fixtures trophies won by Club
 

 
DARLING DOWNS RIFLE CLUB PRIZE MEETING
November 25, 2012


Left:  Brian Whalan (R) receiving his No.1 B Grade Badge; Right: Dom Whalan receiving his No.3 B Grade Badge

Left: Brian Pickles receiving his F-Class Std A Grade No.3 Badge; Right: Brian Pickles, wins SDRC Sweepstake, and no wonder with this standard of shooting.


Natives Club members enjoying a shady spot
L to R: Kate Menzel, Marcia Canty, Tom Canty, Steve Smith, Brian Pickles, Carol Solomon
 


NORTH ARM & LILLEY DISTRICT PRIZE MEETINGS
Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28, 2012

In warm, windy and sometimes blustery conditions, four Natives Club members finished in the badge lists in the North Arm Prize Meeting.


Natives Club badge winners at North Arm
L to R: Wendy Latham, Brian Pickles, Barney Neilsen, Peter Scovell

 
(Left) Peter Scovell and (Right) Wendy Latham receive their A Grade badges and trophies from Fiona Simpson MP
 
(Left) Brian Pickles receives his F-Class Std badge and (Right) Barney Neilsen his B Grade badge

On Sunday strong, cool winds made conditions challenging in the LDRA Prize Meeting


Brian Pickles and Barney Neilsen display their LDRA badges

 

CARINA LEAGUES CLUB SPORTS TROPHY NIGHT
Saturday, October 20, 2012

 
Natives Club members collect their trophies from guest presenters Natalie Cook, Australian Beach Volley Ball Olympic Gold medallist (second from the right)
 and Alex Glenn, Broncos Rugby League player (Front)

L to R:  John Caske (A Grade), Brian Pickles (B Grade), Kate Menzel (C Grade)

Left: Emile Daniel (F-Class Std), Right: David Onyszczuk (Encouragement award - he didn't need much)

A table of Natives enjoying the night.
 

BUNDABERG-BURNETT PRIZE MEETING

Natives Rifle Club members featured in the badge list for the two day Bundaberg - Burnett Rifle Club Prize Meeting


Natives Badge Winners - Left to Right: Emile Daniel, Len Solomon, Carol Solomon, Wendy Latham, Wayne Latham

Left: Shooters on the firing mound;  Right:  Wendy Latham seems happy with her score!

Left:  Carol and Len Solomon Relaxing with Wendy Latham; Centre: Wendy and trophies; Right: Emile Daniel with trophies.
 


2012 QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

Natives Rifle Club members were prominent in the trophy list at the 2012 QRA Championships with nine members winning badges
across the five days of competition and collecting range and daily aggregates along the way.


L to R: Peter Scovell, Leigh Marett, Don Thompson, Sharona Muxlow, Wendy Latham, John Caske, Barney Neilsen, Kim O'Loghlen, Wayne Latham

Left: Peter Scovell, Queens 1st Stage 5th with 200.20!  Right: Sharona Muxlow leading the C Grade field after Queens 2nd Stage.

Left: The Natives are happy!  Right: Competitors on the firing mound

Scoring Duties  -  Left: Brian Pickles and Carol Solomon (rear), Right: Sharona Muxlow and Steve Smith


L to R:  Tom Canty, Kate Menzel, Colin Jones

L to R: John Menzel and Kevin Howlett, Leigh Marett, Leigh O'Donnell

  Left:  Sharona Muxlow and Barney Neilsen display their medallions:  Right:  Wayne and Wendy Latham display their badges
   
 2012 QRA Queens winner, Jim Jeffery of Lyndhurst, NSW
being chaired to the trophy presentation ceremony

 

IPSWICH PRIZE MEETING
July 25, 2012

Natives Rifle Club member, Brian Pickles, won the F-Class Standard B Grade aggregate at the Ipswich Prize Meeting.

Marcia Canty, using her new Barnard and factory ammo came 2nd in B Grade and won the first 600 metre range with an excellent 50.6.

Congratulations to Brian and Marcia


Left: Brian Pickles collects F-Std B Badge No.1  Right: Brian with Marcia Canty and her B Grade No.2 Badge

Left: Marcia Canty and that excellent 50.6 at 600 metres; Tom Canty watches intently as Marcia piles on the centre-bulls.

Left:  Natives enjoying the sun;  Right:  Colin Jones and Kate Menzel

L to R:  Brian Pickles; Kim O'Loghlen amongst the crowd; Shaun Connolly
 
Left: Kate Menzel praying for a good score; Right: Shaun Connolly on aim at 800 metres

Steve Smith takes aim at 800 metres
 


UNDER-25 RIFLE TEAM FUNDRAISING PRIZE MEETING
Belmont - July 15, 2012


Kate Menzel, winner of the C Grade Aggregate. 
A warm welcome to B Grade Katie.



Left to Right:   (L) - It's fun collecting the money!  (M) - On the Mound.  (R) -Tom Canty tells Carol Solomon the secret of his ammo and how he shot so well!

Left to Right:  (L) Pedro, you know coaching on the mound is not allowed!  (M) Kate Menzel shows a winning smile.  (R)  Dave Gardiner relaxing in his chariot.

Left to Right:  Mound activity.  (M)  Trophies and the event organisers.  (R) Brian Whalan, Dave Gardiner, Helen Griffith & Carol Solomon conduct post-mortems.
 

2012 NRAA CHAMPIONSHIPS


Left: The Presidents Badge Winners:
Tim Berry (3rd), Wayne Latham (16th), Don Thompson (17th), Kim O'Loghlen (4th)

Right: The Queens and Grand Aggregate Badge Winners:
Leigh Marett, Don Thompson, Kim O'Loghlen, Tim Berry

 
Kim O'Loghlen, winner of the Kaltenberg Cup, a 15 shot shoot-off Bisley style between
the top 20 competitors in the Grand Aggregate preliminary results.  The Kaltenberg scores
are added to the preliminary aggregate scores to arrive at the Grand Aggregate total scores.
Kim's excellent score of 75.7 was the only possible in the Kaltenberg Cup match
. His group is shown in close-up on the right.


Kim O'Loghlen presented with the Kaltenbery Cup by the President of
the NRAA, Major General John Hartley AO


John Caske sets his sights while Dave Gardiner has his trigger weight checked.

Dom Whalan scores for Kevin Howlett and Kevin admires Dom's hollow group!

Don Thompson and Leigh Marett heading to the firing mound

Brian Pickles does his scoring duties

Steve Smith catches some rays on the solar panel while Col Jones starts with a clean slate!

 

Natives Rifle Club 2012 Open Prize Meeting Scores



Kim O'Loghlen of the Natives Rifle Club
Winner of the 2012 Natives Rifle Club Prize Meeting
This is Kim's second win in as many years.
Congratulations, Kim

 

NATIVES CLUB MEMBERS IN THE WINNERS CIRCLE AT WARWICK

Marcia Canty, Brian Pickles and Lyle Vinter were the stand-out performers for the Natives Club at Warwick in the two days of Prize Meetings on May 19 and 20, 2012.

Marcia had a clean sweep in C Grade winning the first day aggregate, the second day aggregate and the Two-day Grand Aggregate.  In doing so, Marcia well and truly earned her promotion to B Grade.
Lyle won the second day B Grade aggregate with 148.17 and gained his much sort-after goal of promotion to A Grade.
Brian Pickles won the first day aggregate in B Grade, was second to Lyle on day 2 and won the Two-day Grand Aggregate. 


The Natives Club were well represented at the Two-day Prize Meeting with 10 members attending on day-1 and 15 members contesting day-2.


Percy Gartner Memorial Prize Meeting (day-1) badge winners at left.  Right: Marcia Canty, winner of the C Grade aggregate.

Marcia Canty and Brian Pickles show their daily aggregate and Grand Aggregate badges.  Right:  Brian relaxes after his win.

Left:  Lyle Vinter at left seems to be praying for guidance before shooting 600 yards at right.  He must have contacts because it worked very well for him.
 
Left: Wendy Latham seems to think if it worked for Lyle it should work for her! 

Natives Club members are in the majority on the 600 yard mound at left.  Right:  Steve Smith, Brian Pickles and Barney Nielsen waiting to shoot.
  
Must be beer-o'clock! 
  
Left: Carol Solomon is very happy with her new Akubra hat purchased in Warwick (not before time either, Carol). 
Right:  Wendy Latham (right) wants her photo taken with the Mad-hatter!
 

PHOTOS FROM MACKAY - 2012


Mount Vince rifle range was picture perfect without a cloud in the sky and the flags hanging down the poles most of the time.



L to R: Wendy Latham; Len & Carol Solomon & Steve Smith; Leigh O'Donnell

 
Left: Len Solomon watching Carol at 800m
;    Right: Carol Solomon (right) shooting 800 metres in the NQRA Queens
 

NATIVES CLUB MEMBERS IN WINNING QLD LADIES RIFLE TEAM

The Queensland Ladies Rifle Team which included Natives Rifle Club members Wendy Latham (Captain/Shooter) and Carol Solomon (Coach/Shooter) won the President's match,
the Medland match and the Grand Aggregate trophy in the National Ladies Teams Championships held at the Mt Vince Rifle Range in Mackay on May 2 and 3, 2012.

This clean-sweep of trophies repeated the fine performance of the previous Queensland Ladies team in the 2010 Championships held in Sydney.
 
The Qld team's score in the Medland match this year of 978.89 was a new record score in this prestigious competition.


 


QRA TEAM WINS FRASER SHIELD IN MACKAY



Six members of the Natives Rifle Club were in the victorious QRA Team which won the Fraser Shield against the NQRA Team in Mackay on May 6, 2012

Front Row kneeling right: Wayne Latham, coach
Middle row: (left) Carol Solomon; (Middle with hands clasped) John Caske, Captain; (2nd from the right) Wendy Latham
Back Row: (3rd from right) Don Thompson; (far right) Kim O'Loghlen
 

BEAUDESERT PRIZE MEEETING
April 1, 2012

The Natives Rifle Club was well represented at Beaudesert on April 1st and a number of members came away with loot to show for their efforts.


Natives Club members awaiting the trophy presentations


Left: Shaun Connelly receiving his A Grade 4th place badge; Right: Kim O'Loghlen collects A Grade badge No.7

Brian Pickles receives his B Grade badge No.8
 


WAYNE LATHAM WINS QRA VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIP



Wayne Latham carried forward his winning form from the MDRA Championship to take out the QRA Veteran's Champion of Champions match at Belmont on Saturday, April 14th shot over 300, 600, 900 and 1000 yards.
Wayne's score of 196.19 was 6 points ahead of his nearest Veteran competitor and was top score on the range, repeating his similar achievement in the MDRA Championships  No wonder he looks pretty happy with himself!
 

CITY TEAM WINS ANNUAL GRUDGE MATCH AGAINST COUNTRY TEAM



The annual City versus Country teams competition was held on Sunday, Apil 15th and for the second consecutive year it was won by the City team.
Natives Rifle Club was represented in the winning team by Dave Gardiner and Wayne Latham who each coached and shot, and shooters Wendy Latham, Steve Smith and Shaun Connelly.
Due to the threat of rain the match was this year shot entirely at 900 yards consisting of two 10 shot matches and one 15 shot match.  The City team won by 6 points.
 



Emile Daniel and Brian Pickles at Wondai Prize Meeting - March 31, 2012
 

Wayne Latham wins MDRA
Veterans Champion of Champions





The MDRA Champion of Champions was shot in the morning of Saturday, March 17th in overcast, humid conditions with light frontal winds.
Wayne's winning score of 199.16 was top score on the range and 4 points ahead of the Senior Club Champions.
Wayne will now compete in the QRA Veterans Champion of Champions match to be contested on April 14th.


Congratulations, Wayne.

 


NEW CLUB TRAILER

Thanks to the very generous donation by Club member, Anton Neilsen, of materials, his time, effort and expertise, the Natives Club is now the proud owner of a magnificent new trailer to cart our shelters to the mound.

Many thanks, Anton, we are extremely grateful!



 
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