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NATIVES SCORE AT CARINA LEAGUES
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!!!
QRA 2017 CHAMPIONSHIPS
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
NRAA 2017 CHAMPIONSHIPS
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!
CONGRATULATIONS JOSH, ON A WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE
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
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KIWI WINS 2017 NATIVES RIFLE CLUB PRIZE MEETING
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