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Est. 1901

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The Natives Rifle Club held it's 2018 Trophy Presentation Dinner at the Carina Leagues Club on Saturday, December 15th.

2018 Club Champions L to R with guest presenter, Chloe Baker:
A Grade: Kim O'Loghlen; B Grade & Under-25: Josh Pratt; F-Class Std & Veteran: Wayne Latham; F-TR: Craig Pratt

C-Grade: Michael Halpin; F-Class Open: George Constantinou
(Temporary File Photos)

Range Champions: Leigh Marett, Brian Pickles, Lyle Vinter

Club Appreciation Awards: Tony Inwood, Tom Canty, Marcia Canty

Club Appreciation Awards: John Menzel, Wayne Blair

Captain Luke Baker & Immediate Past Captain, John Menzel congratulating 15 year old Josh Pratt on his selection
in the Australian Under-25 team to compete in the World Championships in New Zealand in January, 2019.

Captain Luke Baker presents Josh Pratt with his Australian blazer while Josh reciprocates with a Certificate of Appreciation to the Club

And a good time was had by all!



Natives Rifle Club members attended the 2018 Carina Leagues Club Annual Sportsperson Dinner on Saturday, October 13th, at the Shangri La Gardens Reception Centre in Wynnum West.

The Leagues Club presented trophies to John Menzel (Club Person of the Year), Leigh Marett (A Grade TR), Josh Pratt (B Grade TR), Michael Halpin (C Grade TR), Brian Pickles (F-Class Standard) and Craig Pratt (F/TR).

Photos courtesy of Facebook

Native Club Trophy Winners
L to R: Leigh Marett, Michael Halpin, The Great Impersonator (Brian Pickles?), John Menzel, Josh Pratt




Displaying skill and temperament way beyond his age, 15 year old Josh Pratt followed up his win in the Natives Prize Meeting a few
days earlier by winning the B Grade Presidents trophy, the B Grade Queens Prize and the B Grade Grand Aggregate as well as several
range prizes along the way.
To top it off, Josh's score in the B Grade Grand Aggregate was sufficient to qualify him for the Kaltenberg Cup shoot-off at 1000 yards
between the top 20 target rifle shooters over the five days of the Nationals.
In a fine display of precision shooting and wind reading, Josh top-scored with the only possible 75 points to win the Kaltenberg Cup
from a field of top-class competitors which included past and current Commonwealth Games representatives.

To keep it in the family, Josh's Uncle and fellow Natives Club member, Michael Halpin, had a clean sweep in C Grade
 winning the Presidents trophy, the C Grade Queens, and the C Grade Grand Aggregate as well as several range prizes. 
This followed Michael's 2nd place in C Grade in the Natives Prize Meeting.

Josh Pratt and Michael Halpin display their badges
Left: Josh and the plot of his shots in the Kaltenberg Cup match
Right: Josh hoisting the Kaltenberg Cup

Michael Halpin looking happy with his shooting and collecting some of his loot.  Keep smiling, Michael!

Natives on the firing mound - Don Thompson (L) and Kim O'Loghlen (R)
Josh Pratt shooting at 1000 yards and smiling about the fine 50.5 that resulted from his endeavours

Ben Emms conducting the Calcutta auction of the potential winners of the Queens to raise funds
for the Australian Junior Palma team which will compete in New Zealand in January, 2019.

Competitors at the final 1000 yards match.
The frog in the middle photo is anticipating his win in F-Class Std A Grade!



Seventy Seven competitors attended the Natives Rifle Club two-day Prize Meeting on the weekend of June 16th and 17th.
Excellent shooting conditions on the Saturday led to some very high scores but wild westerly winds on Sunday saw scores plummet at 900 and 1000 yards. 
Despite this, Natives Club members figured prominently in the winners list.
Wendy Latham won the A Grade Les Perrin Memorial two-day aggregate with fellow club members Leigh Marett, Don Thompson and Kim O'Loghlen also collecting A Grade badges.
 In B Grade, Josh Pratt started a very successful week of shooting by taking out the aggregate for that grade with fellow Natives, Rudi Mueller 4th badge and Luke Baker 8th badge.
Craig Pratt, not to be out-done by son, Josh, won F-TR.
Other club members to collect badges were Michael Halpin (2nd in C Grade), Wayne Latham (5th in F-Class Std A Grade), Wayne Blair (3rd in F-Class Std B Grade),
Paul Menzel (5th in F-Class Std B Grade) and  George Constantinou (3rd in F-Open).
 The Keith Affleck Belt was won by Colin Jones of the Albert and Central club in the traditional shoot-off at 1000 yards
of the top ten target rifle competitors in the two-day aggregate regardless of grade.

Wendy Latham accepts Les Perrin Memorial Shield from Les' daughter, Adele Wimberley

Grade Winners L to R:
Wendy Latham (A Grade), Craig Pratt (FT/R), Josh Pratt (B Grade), Craig Clark (F-Std B Grade), Catherine Jones (C Grade)

Left: Andrew McKillop (F-Std A Grade), David Boreham (F-Open)
Colin Jones, winner of the Keith Affleck Belt

Left: Wayne Blair; Right: Rudi Mueller

Left: Michael Halpin; Right: Wayne Latham

Left; Ella Constantinou accepts the badge for dad, George
Right: Father and son duo - Josh and Craig Pratt

Winners are grinners!

Yes, it was nippy in the mornings but would you wear that?


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