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Est. 1901




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NATIVES RIFLE CLUB TROPHY PRESENTATIONS - 2015


NATIVES RIFLE CLUB CHAMPIONS - 2015
Standing L to R: Luke Baker (C Grade), Markku Ahonen (B Grade), Kim O'Loghlen (A Grade), Wayne Latham (F-Class Std)
Front: George Constantinou with baby Ella (F-Class Open)




  

 


 

 

NATIVES MEMBERS WIN MDRA SHIELDS


Natives Club members with their shields for the 2015 MDRA Championships
L to R: Wayne Latham, Luke Baker, Marcia Canty, Markku Ahonen,
Brian Pickles, George Constantinou, Sharona Muxlow, Jeff Leung.


2015 MDRA F-Class Championship Shield Winners:
L to R: Jeff Leung 2nd, Wayne Latham 1st, Brian Pickles 3rd
 

NATIVES RIFLE CLUB MEMBERS ENJOY CARINA LEAGUES CLUB TROPHY NIGHT

On Saturday October 24th members of the Natives Rifle Club attended the annual Carina Leagues Club Sportsman's Trophy Dinner.
The guest speaker for the evening was famous Rugby League coach, Wayne Bennett.
As you can see from these photos, the Natives were enjoying themselves!


Left: The Cullen Family; Right: Michelle & Luke Baker, Captain John Menzel and Jeff Leung


Left: Kim O'Loghlen and son, Reyd; Right: Anne Menzel (centre) flanked by Marcia and Tom Canty

Happy dinner guests

2015 Carina Leagues Club Trophy Winners:
L to R: Wayne Latham, Tom Canty, Luke Baker, Adam Cullen, Kim O'Loghlen and
George Constantinou impersonated by Lyell Vinter!  Sorry, Lyell, with your ginger hair and
complexion you really can't pass for that dark and handsome Cypriot!
 

QRA CHAMPIONSHIPS:
NATIVES CLUB MEMBERS WIN A HAUL OF TROPHIES


Natives Club members happily display their badges and medallions won in the
QRA Championships held from August 12th to 16th on the Belmont rifle range.


Left: Brian Pickles in his familiar relaxed mode, Right: Captain John Menzel scoring at 1000 yards
 
Left: Garry Henderson doing scoring duties, Right: Luke Baker keeping an eye on the conditions down range

Tom Canty making sight corrections while shooting from his support bench
 
Left: Tom and Marcia Canty in deep discussion, Right: Wendy Latham ready for her scoring duties

Looking east on the crowded assembly area behind the 1000 yard mound
 
Looking west on the equally crowded area behind the 1000 yards mound

Left: Jeff Leung with his Queens Stage 3 F-Class Std Aggregate winners badge;
Right: Wayne Latham with his Duncan Series F-Class Std Aggregate winners badge

QRA Queens A Grade winner, Peter Thurtell of  the Wingham RC being chaired to the trophy presentations
 



STEVE SMITH WINS MDRA PRIZE MEETING

Natives Club member, Steve Smith, performed consistently over the weekend of August 8 to 9th
resulting in a well deserved A Grade win in the MDRA Prize Meeting.
 

NATIVES RIFLE CLUB MEMBERS EXCEL IN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Natives Club members Tim Berry (A Grade), Markku Ahonen (B Grade) and Luke Baker (C Grade) were outstanding performers in their respective Grades.

Tim Berry dropped his only two points at the challenging 1000 yards final range to finish with 2nd badge behind the winner, Geoff Grenfell from Bendigo, Vic.

Markku Ahonen won 3rd B Grade badge in the Presidents Match,  2nd Queens badge and 2nd Grand Aggregated badge.

In C Grade, Luke Baker continued his winning form from the Natives Prize Meeting and won the C Grade Presidents Match, won 3rd badge in the Queens and
in doing so won the C Grade Grand Aggregate.



Badges on display!
L to R: Tim Berry, Jeff Leung, Luke Baker, Markku Ahonen, Dom Whalan, Wayne Latham


 Luke Baker and his loot from the Natives Prize Meeting and the NRAA Championships - One happy chappy!

  Left: Don Thompson on aim with his trusty outrigger sight setup; Right: F-Class competitors on the 1000 yard mound

Left: Kim O'Loghlen and Dom Whalan on aim at 600 yards

Left: Steve Smith taking aim at 600 yards

Dom Whalan and Steve Smith setting out on the trek from the car park to the 1000 yards mound

Markku Ahonen checks out his second-place score of 49.6 at 600 yards

Target Rifle competitors on the 1000 yards mound - note the new earthworks behind the mound to reduce noise impact on surrounding properties
 
Leigh Marett (front) checks his sight picture while Markku Ahonen shoots the 1000 yards match

Markku Ahonen a little rueful at the last one that got away at 1000 yards
 
Tim Berry competing at the final 1000 yards range and needing a possible 50 to win the Queens
 
Tim Berry leaving the mound after scoring a credible 48 at 1000 yards to take out No. 2 badge.  At right, his grin indicates he's pretty happy with that.

Wayne Latham waits to shoot in the inaugural Mace Medal match at 1000 yards.
In this match the top  competitors in each F-Class discipline in the Grand Aggregate compete shoulder to shoulder, Bisley style, for the medal.

2015 NRAA Queens winner Geoff Grenfell of Bendigo is chaired to the presentation ceremony

Trophy presentation MC, Bruce Scott, gets proceedings under way.
 


THE NATIVES RIFLE CLUB ANNUAL PRIZE MEETING

The Natives Rifle Club held its annual two-day Prize Meeting at the Belmont Rifle Range on Saturday and Sunday June 13th and 14th
and in doing so created it's own piece of history by conducting the competition entirely on Hexta Electronic Targets, the first time
these targets have been used for an open prize meeting in Queenland.


Left: Hexta Electronic Target Systems Shooter's monitor - no shots yet fired.  Right: Scorer's monitor

Competitors on the 900 yards mound as viewed from 1000 yards

Mirko Teglasi, the winner for the second consecutive year

 
Left: Wendy Latham all smiles after her 50.10 at 800 yards.  Right: The proof!

Wendy Latham (Left) and Kim O'Loghlen take aim in the Keith Affleck Belt match at 900 yards
 
Kim O'Loghlen all smiles after winning the Affleck Belt.  Kim's spectacular group is shown at right (35.7 including 6 super V's)
 
Marcia Canty and Club Captain John Menzel conduct the presentations
assisted by Australian and New Zealand Ladies Teams Captains, Wendy Latham and Diane Crow

 
Jeff Leung (2nd in F-Class Std B), Luke Baker (1st in C Grade) & Kim O'Loghlen (9th A Grade badge and Affleck belt winner)
 
Natives Club members celebrating a very successful Prize Meeting

Wendy Latham showing off the Gold Medal for her 50.10 at 800 yards
 

WENDY LATHAM WINS DDDRA 2-DAY PRIZE MEETING

Natives club member, Wendy Latham,  won the A Grade Percy Gartner Memorial prize meeting on
Saturday and the 2-day Aggregate at Warwick over the weekend of
May 23 and 24, 2015


Wendy is very happy with her 50.8 at 500 yards which gave her the win in the Percy Gartner Memorial Prize Meeting

Emile Daniel waiting his turn to shoot from his bench at 600 yards in the F-Class Open competition

Emile Daniel's excellent 60.7 at 600 yards won him the range in F-Class Open

Brian Pickles waiting his turn to shoot in the F-Class Standard competition

Brian Pickles on aim

Wendy Latham has a view of all the targets on the beautifully presented Risdon rifle range at Warwick
 


ALEX AND DEBBIE GAULD AND THEIR NEW BARNARD



The big smiles give a good indication of how happy Alex and Debbie are
to finally get their new rifle and put some rounds down range!

Looks like the competition in the Natives F-Class field is about to heat up!
 

 
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