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Est. 1901

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John Menzel, "The People's Captain" enjoying his role as MC for the 2017 Natives Rifle Club Trophy Presentations

2017 A Grade Champion, Kim O'Loghlen, receives his trophy from charming presenter, Chloe Baker.

Left: Rudi Mueller, B Grade Champion; Right: Josh Pratt, C Grade Champion

L to R: Wayne Latham, F-Class Standard Champion; Tom Canty, F-Open Champion; Craig Pratt, F/TR Champion

Club members and family enjoy the fellowship of the Trophy Presentation Dinner

Also presented on the night were trophies relating to the 2016 MDRA Champion of Champions competition
L: Brian Pickles, F-Class Standard; R: George Constantinou, F/TR

Gordon Craick, Marie Smith, Steve Smith, Wendy Latham and Leigh Marett toasting the trophy winners

Rampant testosterone?
A Grade Champion, Kim O'Loghlen, being congratulated by Club Captain, John Menzel
(Relax boys!)



Twenty members of the Natives Rifle Club attended the Carina Leagues
Clubs annual trophy dinner on Saturday, 14/10/2017.

Natives Club trophy winners!



A good time was had by all!!!



Following on from his mighty win in C Grade in the National Queens in June, Natives Club member, Josh Pratt,
has won the 2017 QRA B Grade Queens by six points. 

The second and third stages of the Queens were shot in strong and gusty westerly winds which challenged even the most experienced competitors. 
These conditions made Josh's win even more remarkable and gives great credit to his shooting and wind-reading skills despite his tender age.

Left: Ben Emms of Lyndhurst - Winner of the 2017 A Grade Queens receiving the traditional chair ride to the trophy presentations
Right: Josh Pratt, Natives - Winner of the 2017 QRA B Grade Queens
Proud father's and their winning sons!
L to R:  Greg Emms with Ben, Josh with Craig Pratt

Ben Emms delivers his winners speech with other Grade winners watching on.

Wayne Latham, Craig Pratt, Josh Pratt, Kim O'Loghlen

Wind gusts raise the dust in front of the 1000 yards mound!

Josh Pratt on aim at 1000 yards

L: Brian Pickles; R: Craig Meldrum

L: Garry Henderson; R: John Caske

  Left:  Craig Pratt with some of his Duncan Series loot!
Right: Wayne Latham receives his Queens Badge

Steve Smith is happy with his 42 at 1000 yards given the difficult conditions!

Left: Ro McNaught doing scoring duties
Right: Luke Baker on aim



Natives Rifle Club's youngest member, Josh Pratt, scoops the C Grade pool
at the NRAA Championships!

The National Full-bore Rifle Shooting Championships were held at the Belmont range
 from June 21st to 25th in wonderful Queensland winter weather.
The weather was at it's most benign throughout the week and this was reflected in the scores. 
Heading into the last 1000 yard range there were seven competitors who had not dropped a shot
and two emerged from that match with a perfect 500 point score. 
Geoff Grenfell of the Bendigo club emerged as the 2017 Queens Prize winner on 500.69
from Duncan Davies of the West Wallsend club only 3 centre bullseyes behind.

From the Natives Rifle Club prospective the BIG news was the success of 14 year old member,
Josh Pratt, who practically scooped the pool in C Grade.
In the Presidents match, Josh won the first day's aggregate and the Grand Aggregate.
In the Queens, Josh won all aggregates and won the C Grade Queens with a score that would have
earned him 10th badge in B Grade!


Josh Pratt receives the C Grade Queens trophy from NRAA Chairman, Gordon Duncan

2017 NRAA Queens A Grade winner, Geoff Grenfell from Bendigo, Victoria

2017 NRAA Queens winners - all grades:
L to R: Geoff Grenfell, Bendigo (A); Alexander Hoffmann, Concord (B); Josh Pratt, Natives (C);
Nathan Johnson, Brisbane Mariners (FStd-A); Shaun Wheeler, Brisbane Mariners (FStd-B);
Michael Singleton, North Sydney (F-Open); Gary Faulkner, Roseville (F/TR).

View down the beautiful Belmont range on a glorious Queensland winter's shooting day!

Josh Pratt ready to shoot, accepting his badge and making his acceptance speach

L to R: Kim O'Loghlen, Craig Pratt, Wayne Latham

Left: Badge lineup; Right: Wendy Latham - top lady trophy

L to R: Kim O'Loghlen, Leigh Marett, John Caske, Craig Pratt

Natives Captain, John Menzel, one of the invaluable Electronic Target Assistance Co-ordinators

What's going on here??



Brian Carter of Te Puke, New Zealand, put on a wonderful display of marksmanship to win
 the Les Perrin Memorial Grand Aggregate in the 2017 Natives Prize Meeting held on June 18th and 19th.   

Saturday was a near perfect day for shooting and scores were generally high with George Edser of Albert & Central club
 winning A Grade with the excellent score of 150.23 from Natives member, Kim O'Loghlen, only 1 central bull behind.  
Sunday was very different day weather-wise with blustery, quick-changing winds playing havoc with scores at the long ranges. 
However, Brian Carter mastered the weather and produced the only 150 point possible on the day. 

Brian then went on to win the shoot-off at 1000 yards between the top 10 TR competitors in the Grand Aggregate
to collect the Keith Affleck Belt trophy.

Left: Captain John Menzel congratulates Brian Carter on winning the Keith Affleck Belt
Right: Jeff Wimberley presents Brian Carter with the Les Perrin Memorial shield for the A Grade Grand Aggregate

Natives club's youngest member, Josh Pratt, presenting badges to:
L to R: George Edser, Day 1 A Grade winner
Rudi Mueller, B Grade Grand Aggregate winner
Kim O'Loghlen,  Day 1 A Grade 2nd badge and Grand Aggregate 4th badge
L to R: Michael Halpin, Lyle Vinter, Don Thompson
Left: Peter Scovell, winner of the Tom Canty sight raffle
Middle: Sebastian Hopkins, winner of C Grade with a score that would have won him 12th A Grade badge!
Right: Dick Blocksidge, winner of F-Std B Grade

Michael Halpin, Luke Baker, Wayne Blair


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