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JOSH PRATT WINS THE NATIVES RIFLE CLUB'S 2019 TWO-DAY PRIZE MEETING
Young Natives Rifle Club member, Josh Pratt, continued on his winning way shooting consist high scores over the weekend to win the Les Perrin Memorial Trophy for the top Target Rifle score.
Josh was second on Day 1, one point behind George Edser of Albert & Central, third on Day 2 one point behind each of Michael Dickenson (Prattan) and Hamish Pollock (University) all of which gave him an 11 central bullseye win over Leigh O'Donnell of Pacific for the two days to take home the coveted No.1 Badge.
Josh Pratt, winner of the Natives Rifle Club 2019 Les Perrin Memorial Aggregate receives the perpetual trophy from Adele Wimberley, Les' daughter.
Other Grade winners:
L to R: Derek Sharp (B), David Hindmarsh (C), Brian Potter (F-Open)
Mark Fairbairn (F-Std A), Ivor Davidson (F-Std B), Frans Knox (F-TR)
L to R: Kim O'Loghlen (A Grade 15th Badge), Wayne Latham (F-Std B 2nd Badge)
L to R: Wayne Blair (F-Std B 4th Badge), Lyle Vinter (B Grade 5th Badge)
L: Natives Club Captain, Luke Baker, presents the Keith Affleck Belt to George Edser (Albert & Central).
R: George with his Affleck Belt mug and his top scoring Veteran's Q-Store voucher.
L: Vice Captain, Kim O'Loghlen presents Kevin Howlett with the Lucky Entry $500 voucher. Better than pay-day, Kev!
M: Captain Luke presents Brian Pickles with his raffle win, a $100 Q-Store voucher! Worth a smile, Brian!
R: Ian Errington is all smiles after his 47.6 at 500 yards. Many more centres to come, Ian!
L to R: Captain Luke is happy with the proceedings; Wendy Latham sheltering from the Queensland winter sun; Steve Smith grinning as usual!
Competitors on the mound
Looking down-range from 600 yards on a beautiful Queensland winters day - where else would you want to be?
Captain Luke looks on approvingly as Josh Pratt delivers his winner's acceptance speech.
This is not a first for Josh and there will be many more to come from this remarkable young marksman.
ANOTHER GREAT NATIVES PRIZE MEETING - YOU ROCK, NATIVES!
NATIVES RIFLE CLUB HONOURS STALWART
At the Annual General Meeting of the Club on Sunday, February 17, 2019 the members wholeheartedly endorsed a motion by Club Captain, Luke Baker, to install Past Captain and long-time member, John Menzel, as a Honorary Life Member of the Natives Rifle Club for outstanding service to the Club over many years.
John's energy and enthusiasm for the sport of fullbore target rifle shooting, and the Natives Rifle Club in particular, has helped progress the Club to be the largest in Queensland. His strong leadership whilst Captain produced a cohesive and formidable membership and provided a solid financial basis to enable the Club to move forward with confidence. John has been extremely generous with his time and financial support for the Club and to several of it's fledgling members.
INTERNATIONAL LONG RANGE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (ILRWC)
These Championships were held on the Trentham range in New Zealand as part of an extensive program which commenced on January 25, 2019 with the NZRA Championships and concluded on February 10th with the International Palma Teams matches.
Competitors representing New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Great Britain, South Africa, Canada and the Channel Islands were participating in these Championships which indicates the world-class level of fullbore target shooters involved.
Included in the program was the World Veterans Teams Championships, the World Under-25 Teams Championships and the World Under-21 Teams Championships. The Australian Teams displayed their awesome talents by winning all of these Championships. Natives Club members John Caske was manager for the Veterans Team and Josh Pratt was a shooter in the Under-21 Team.
In the individual IWLRC, Natives Club members displayed their skills with Don Thompson winning the Gold Medal for the 1000 yards match on Day 1 while Tim Berry won the Gold Medal for the 1000 yards match on Day 2 as well as the Gold Medal for the 800 yards match on Day 3.
Josh Pratt was the standout performer when the 15 year old again showed
his brilliant skills by finishing 16th in the ILRWC and won the Under-21
Aggregate. Just remember that this was against the very best
fullbore target shooters in the world!
Australia won the Palma
Teams match this year in convincing style by 77 points from arch-rivals,
Great Britain, with the USA a further 19 points back. This result
is the culmination of the efforts put in by the team over recent years
in preparing for this major competition!