Small Bore Rifle Club champions

CHAMPIONS: Goulburn Smallbore Rifle Club champions for 2017(l to r) B Grade Ryan Wilson, A Grade Jan Mitchell and C Grade Chris Gaul.Photo: Supplied
CHAMPIONS: Goulburn Smallbore Rifle Club champions for 2017(l to r) B Grade Ryan Wilson, A Grade Jan Mitchell and C Grade Chris Gaul.Photo: Supplied

Goulburn Workers Smallbore Rifle Club Inc. Club Championship was decided on Sunday December 10. First was Jan Mitchell - 586, and 24 centrals, out of 600. Ryan Wilson second with 584, and 24 centrals and Chris Gaul third with 583, and 23 centrals.

This match was shot over three cards, each with 20 small scoring ring targets (see the targets on the bench behind Ryan) with only 25 minutes to shoot any “sighting shots” (to check the wind conditions at the beginning) and 20 “scoring shots” . Competition was close with the lead changing with each round, keeping everyone on their toes until the last in the twitchy wind conditions. (The friendly sledging and banter may or may not have had an effect on the final scores!)

The Club Championship is shot on the third Sunday of each month from February to November, with points awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each grade, and I point for competing. The final Championship is contested by the winners of each grade, in December.

The results for the graded competition were,

“A” Grade – 1st Jan Mitchell, 2nd Brian Mitchell,

“B” Grade – 1st Ryan Wilson, 2nd William Irvine and 3rd Geoff Miners,

“C” Grade – 1st Chris Gaul, 2nd Ian Appleby.

The Goulburn Workers Smallbore Rifle Club Range, at the top end of Sports Way, off Finlay Road, and part of the Goulburn Workers Club Arena Sporting Complex, is usually open on Sunday afternoons from about 12:30 pm for practice, training and Club competition, beginners, shooters new to target competition and juniors 12 years and over (supervised by a licenced adult Guardian) welcome.  For more information contact the President on 4821 5207 or the Treasurer on 0474 506 398.