Local shooters outstanding

11-07-2018 by admin

Alan Scoles, Jenny Davies, Trevor Rhodes and Adam Davies – smiles all round after a great performance by all. Barry Davies
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Last week the Victorian Rifle Association conducted its annual Queens Prize Competition at the Wellsford Rifle Range Bendigo.

Local shooters Jenny and Adam Davies, together with Alan Scoles and Trevor Rhodes, lined up for the five days of intense competition against some of the best Australia has to offer.

Jenny and Trev competed in F Class standard. Adam in F Class open, and Alan in FTR. All different disciplines separated by rifle calibres.

Jenny started off in grand style by winning stage one of the Syme, came second in stage two and won the two-day aggregate.

Adam finished second in stage two and third in the two-day aggregate.

Alan improved range by range and finished a creditable fourth in the two-day aggregate not far behind two of the best competitors in Australia.

Day three saw the first stage of the Queens series with Jenny continuing on her winning way with yet another daily aggregate.

Not to be denied, Adam fired up and won the first daily aggregate in F Class open. Trev and Alan finished out of the prize list but within striking distance.

Day two say a change of fortunes with Jenny out of the prizes but Adam notched up a third in F open as did Trev in F Standard. Alan missed out again but scored well to keep his chances alive.

The all-important day three over the difficult 900 and 1000 yards started with a tricky varying wind from the right side. Following 900 yards Jenny slipped to third place, seven points in arrears. Trev had an excellent 58/60 at 900 and leapt into second place, two points in front of Jenny. Adam scored well at 900 and went into equal first place with Alan Fraser from Rosedale.

Alan Scoles scored well and held his position.

At 1000 yards, Jenny read the conditions well to score 56/60 and looked like the winner as most other scores were well down. It was not to be and the final tally saw Jenny in second place on the same score but one centre bull behind Peter Johnstone from Sydney.

Adam dropped several points and he too had to be content with second placing behind Alan Fraser in the F open discipline.

Trev got caught in some rough conditions but shot well enough to finish in third place behind Jenny. Alan Scoles bolted home with a second on the day which gave him fourth place in FTR.

The grand aggregate over five days resulted in yet another win for Jenny in F Standard, six points clear of her closest rival, while Adam, in F Open, was yet again out of luck and had to be content with second, on the same points score as Alan Fraser but two centre bulls behind.

Trevor Rhodes had his best Grand Championship to date and finished fifth in F Standard, while Alan Scoles shooting his first Championship in the FTR discipline finished a creditable fourth behind three of the best FTR shooters in Australia.

All in all, one of the best results ever for local shooters.

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