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Gympie shooters make the top three

The Gympie Smallbore Rifle and Silhouette Club hosted 24 shooters at the Queensland State Silhouette Championships held at the weekend.

President Tod Fleming said this was the first time the championships had been held in Gympie in three years.

“Overall it went really well – very happy with the result.”

He said numbers were quite good with competitors travelling to the shoot from as far south as Lismore, Mundubbera, Childers and South Kolan.

It was a successful weekend for Gympie placing in the top three positions overall.

It was a close contest between father and son with Gympie shooter Les Stey placing first with a top score of 158/160, closely followed by his own son, 16-year-old Hayden Stey.

Fleming was the third Gympie shooter with a score of 156/160.

Both Les and Fleming have now moved from B-grade to A-grade after presenting strong scores at the event.

All 24 participants competed in four 40 shoot matches with a day and night shoot on Saturday and two day shoots and a night shoot on Sunday.

He said the night shoot was scheduled in order to challenge shooters but suited the Gympie members better than the day-shoots as they would usually compete on Friday evenings.

“We shoot predominately at night.”

There was an A, B, C and D division with juniors also competing.

Fleming said the youngest competitor was Les Stey’s daughter 14-year-old Savanna Stey with shooters ranging all the way into their 70s.

“The rest of the clubs congratulated Gympie on how the event was run.”

Fleming thanked sponsors Owen Guns, Sullivan’s Live Stock, Auto Barn, BCF and Queensland Rural Supplies for their support.

He said the event brought the best shooters from across the state to Gympie and gave local shooters the chance to see the standard of shooting at other clubs.

Not only were the championships a success but also was a great fundraiser for the club raising over $1000.

Results QLD Silhouette Championships 2015

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WRABF World Championships 2015

The WRABF World Championships 2015 was successfully held at the Jim Smith Range, Belmont. Competitors from the countries of Australia, Ireland, Brazil, Italy, Czech, Philippines, Finland, South Africa, Great Britain, Ukraine, India and USA attended. Host country Australia topping the medal tally with 17 medals in total.

A report from the WRABF president including all medal winners and a photo gallery is provided below:

Full results are available on Benchrest Bulletin.

State Silhouette Championships 2015

Gympie Small Bore Rifle and Silhouette Club Inc. are hosting the 2015 Qld State Silhouette Championships. 

Please find attach the program for the weekend.  State Silhouette Championships 15

Nominations will be done on the Saturday before the shoot, followed by a BBQ Dinner and breakfast on Sunday morning.  

Bundaberg Challenge 15

Bundaberg will be conducting the Bundy Challenge shoot over the week end 1 – 2 Aug. For more info please read the attached Program and Nomination form.



Record Turnout at Childers Cup

Record Turnout at Childers Cup

The cool fine weather and good shooting conditions set the tone for the Childers Cup held on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June at the Isis District Rifle Range with a record attendance of 47 shooters and 146 nominations.

This was the 7th Childers Cup shoot and the first time air pistol and air rifle were included in the program. Our new air shed was opened on the 31st of October last year and club members have been using it ever since. The club recently acquired some air rifles and air pistols and this has created a lot of interest from club members and new shooters to come and try.

This year’s competition attracted shooters from local clubs Childers, Maryborough, South Kolan, Mundubbera, Bundaberg and Gympie as well as Brisbane, Toowoomba and Lismore.

There were some PB’s recorded including a first ever silhouette 40 shot by young Riley Hammelswang from South Kolan. John Wooldridge was also on his game winning the overall benchrest and taking home papers to acquire a brand new air rifle – first prize for the air rifle novice match sponsored by Qld Gun Exchange and Pro-Tactical.

The camp fire was well attended as usual thanks to Kym for the huge supply of wood. On Saturday night Matt Murillo from Gympie entertained us with his antique record player and some old Slim Dusty and Chad Morgan records.

Many Thanks to the club members who did the work preparing the range and running the shoot. Thank you Roy, Marg, Alan, Robyn and Rod for help in the scoring room, and the ladies who kept everyone well fed and put on a selection of sumptuous hot-pots for Saturday night’s dinner.

A special thanks to all our sponsors including the great support we get from Inox Lubricants and the Childers ANZ Bank for the major cup trophies.

Childers Cup Target Rifle Champion – John Patzwald (Toowoomba)
Childers Cup Silhouette Rifle Champion – John Patzwald (Toowoomba)
Childers Cup Benchrest Champion – John Wooldridge (Mundubbera)
Childers Cup Junior Champion – Jimmy Wardell (Gympie)

To see all the scores for the weekend go to the QTS website.

Author: Lesley Perk

ASG 15; 4 – 5 July

ASG Entry Form 2015

Childers Cup 15; 20 – 21 Jun 15

 Childers Cup 15 Program – Childers Cup 2015

Coaching Clinic 23 – 24 May 15

QTS Inc will be holding a Coaching Clinic on the Jim Smith Range; Belmont Shooting Complex over the week end 23 – 24 May 15.


For More information please read the attached flyer – 2015 Member Coaching Clinic Flyer

To Nominate for the Coaching Clinic please complete the attached nomination form – 2015 Member Coaching Clinic nomination.

For more information please email Bill 

Wide Bay Regional Championships 2014

MARYBOROUGH RIFLE and PISTOL CLUB Inc will be hosting the Wide Bay Regional Championships for 2015  over the week end 2nd & 3rd  MAY 2015.

Please note: To be held at CHILDERS SMALLBORE RANGE.

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QLD State RBA Championships 2015

Commercial Small bore Rifle Club will be hosting the 2015 Qld State RBA Championships over the week end 16 – 17 May 15 on the Jim Smith Range at the Belmont Shooting Complex.

Results Air: Air Rifle LV Day1

HV: QLD RBA State Championships Results HV 2 Days