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4th November - 600m Championship

Conditions Prove Testing For Pairs Match

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On Saturday the 21st October, the  Murray Bridge Rifle Club contested the annual Championship Pairs Match at Monarto over 600m.
This is a fun shoot where members team up with each other and try to outdo their opponents with their ability to read the wind and score well. Each team needs to judge how much handicap they need to win to reach the limit.
A strong wind blew from the right and though it seemed steady it continually did unusual things that caused all shooters to shake their heads in bewilderment.
Due to the combinations of shooters the F Class method of scoring is used where each shot counts as six.
This year no team reached the limit but scores were close and it was left to the results to tell who the winners were.
The winners were Jasamine Irvine and Ian Elston who were teamed up again this year and did better after some said having a practice last year. They must certainly have learnt something with both shooting consistently.
Second place went to Jade Conlon and Gordon Harrison, with Adrian Conlon and Terry Brown coming in third.
Top off-rifle in full-bore was David McDonald with 100. The top off-rifle in F Class was Jade Conlon and Ian Elston both with 112.
The captain, Jim Caspers presented the winners with their trophies and lots of bad luck stories were told about the day.
Scores: J. Irvine 46, 48, 94 and I. Elston 57, 55, 112, 206, 37, 234; J. Conlon 57, 55, 112 and G. Harrison 45, 48, 93, 205, 28, 233; A. Conlon 54, 55, 109 and T. Brown 49, 52, 101, 210, 22, 232; J. Caspers 53, 46, 99 and W. Halliday 51, 52, 103, 202, 24, 226; D. Irvine 44, 39, 83 and D. McDonald 50, 50, 100, 183, 40, 223; J. Traeger 44, 47, 91 and F. Marshall 48, 53, 101, 192, 30, 222; G. Traeger 45, 51, 96 and P. Casley 50, 48, 98, 194, 26, 220.
Also fired: R. Paech 46, 51, 97.

400m Championship Report

On Saturday the 30th September, the Murray Bridge Rifle Club contested the seventh Stage of the Club Championship over 400m at Monarto.

A strong wind blew from the right and the small number of shooters found some little quirks throughout the afternoon.

Robert Paech was the only shooter to handle the conditions well and was top off-rifle and winner in A Grade with an outstanding 99.9, including the only possible for the afternoon - 50.6 in his first round.

This score also gave Paech the Handicap win for the afternoon. Members also congratulated him on his recent win at Maitland.

Winner in B Grade was Jasamine Irvine with 84.2 on a count out from her husband Daniel.

Frank Marshall was the top off-rifle and the winner in F Class Standard “A” with 113.9, including a superb 59.5 in his second round.

This score also gave Marshall the Handicap win in F Class for the afternoon.

Wayne Halliday was the winner in F Class Standard “B” with 108.3.

Terry Brown was the winner in F Class Open with 111.2.

The sighters’ awards were won by Gordon Harrison in full-bore with 18.2, Jim Caspers in F Class Standard with 22.0 and Brown in F Class Open with 19.0.

Jasamine Irvine was the winner of the magpie award with four. Bryan Robertson only scored one and was the winner of the award in F Class. He had just returned from overseas and was presented with the yearly magpie award for F Class for the previous season.

Scores:
TR - R. Paech 50.6, 49.3, 99.9, 5, 113; G. Harrison 46.4, 47.3, 93.7, 10, 110; D. McDonald 45.1, 45.2, 90.3, 10; D. Irvine 44.2, 40.0, 84.2, 14, 100; J. Irvine 43.2, 41.0, 84.2, 13, 99 13, 104.

F Class - F. Marshall 54.4, 59.5, 113.9, 9, 131; W. Halliday 52.0, 56.3, 108.3, 15, 126; J. Caspers 54.0, 58.3, 112.3, 8, 123; T. Brown 55.1, 56.1, 111.2, 6, 119; S. Wuttke 54.2, 52.0, 106.2, 9, 117; B. Robertson 50.0, 46.1, 96.1, 13, 110.

Visitors - T. Tugwell 49.0, 50.0, 99.0; D. English 49.0, 51.1, 100.1.

 

Murray Bridge Loses Excell Shield Against Kapunda

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On Saturday 16th of September, the Murray Bridge Rifle Club hosted the Kapunda Rifle Club at Monarto for the annual Excell Shield.

The weather was fine with a light breeze that blew mostly from the right but occasionally turned to the left. The mirage made it difficult to pick the changes. The coaches found at times there were some settled patches and the shooters managed some good scores.
The match was shot at 600 metres after both Clubs enjoyed a BBQ luncheon.

For many this was a renewal of friendly banter that began last week when Kapunda hosted their annual Open Championship. Several Murray Bridge shooters did well - having Range and Badge wins along the way.

Due to the number of shooters in different disciplines the scores were averaged.
In target rifle Murray Bridge averaged 92.6 to Kapunda 90.0.

The top scorer for Murray Bridge was the Vice-Captain, Robert Paech with an excellent 98.8.

The top scorer for Kapunda was John Hoerisch with 95.7.

Kapunda had a win in the F Class section with an average of 108.4 to Murray Bridge with 103.2.

Top scorer for Kapunda was 10-year old Jade Kearsley with 114.8 including an outstanding 59.7 in her second round.

The top scorer for Murray Bridge was Peter Casley with 109.6, who also shot well in his second round with 58.4.

To complete the day everyone enjoyed afternoon tea and more talk, with all looking forward to the next battle next year.

Scores:

Murray Bridge –
TR - R. Paech 49.3, 49.5, 98.8; G. Harrison 49.5, 47.4, 96.9; G. Traeger 45.3, 48.4, 93.7; J. Traeger 47.2, 45.3, 92.5; D. Irvine 44.3, 47.3, 91.6; D. McDonald 47.1, 44.2, 91.3; J. Irvine 42.2, 45.2, 87.4.
F Class - P. Casley 51.2, 58.4, 109.6; F. Marshall 54.2, 52.3, 106.5; S. Wuttke 50.1, 54.2, 104.3; W. Halliday 47.3, 53.1, 100.4; T. Brown 44.1, 53.1, 97.2.

Kapunda –
TR - J. Hoerisch 46.3, 49.4, 95.7; S. Barrie 45.3, 47.1, 92.4; D. Clarke 44.2, 46.1, 90.3; J. Allen 44.1, 46.1, 90.2; J. Scobie 46.3, 43.0, 89.3; D. Lindner 40.0, 44.1, 84.1.
F Class - J. Kearsley 55.1, 59.7, 114.8; E. Kanik 53.2, 56.2, 109.4; S. Smithson 55.2, 54.1, 109.3; A. Small 51.2, 56.0, 107.2; P. Litchfield 54.2, 49.0, 103.2.

 

 

1000 Yd Championship Report

On Saturday the 9th of September, the Murray Bridge Rifle Club contested the sixth Stage of the Club Championship over 1000 yards at Monarto.

Conditions were surprisingly calm at this long distance with a light breeze blowing from the left although it did switch to the right for a short time. Most problems were caused by the mirage which moved continually.

Shooters recorded some very good scores.

Top off-rifle and winner in A Grade was Robert Paech with 96.7 including the only possible for the afternoon - 50.5 in his second round.

Winner in B Grade was Janelle Traeger with 92.6. This score also gave Traeger the Handicap win for the afternoon.

Jim Caspers was the winner in F Class Standard “A” with 108.5.

Wayne Halliday was the winner in F Class Standard “B” with 105.5. This score also saw Halliday win the F Class Handicap award for the afternoon.

John Shobbrook was the winner in F Class Open with 111.5.

The sighters’ awards were won by Paech in full-bore with 17.1, Halliday in F Class Standard with 20.0 and Steve Wuttke in F Class Open with 21.0.

Daniel Irvine was the winner of the magpie award with three. He received cheers and a round of applause from his Club mates as this was his first ever win of this award as he has been promoted to B Grade and has now become eligible.

Scores:

TR - J. Traeger 44.2, 48.4, 92.6, 13, 111; R. Paech 46.2, 50.5, 96.7, 5, 108; J. Irvine 43.1, 46.1, 89.2, 13, 104; J. Cain 43.1, 47.3, 90.4, 9, 103; D. Irvine 47.2, 38.1, 85.3, 14, 102; D. McDonald 38.2, 47.4, 85.6, 10, 101; G. Harrison 38.1, 47.4, 85.6, 10, 101; A. Heard 46.2, 40.1, 86.3, 6, 95.

F Class - W. Halliday 52.4, 53.1, 105.5, 17, 127; D. Hindmarsh 55.1, 49.0, 104.1, 21, 126; J. Caspers 55.3, 53.2, 108.5, 8, 121; J. Shobbrook 56.2, 55.3, 111.5, 3, 119; I. Elston 54.2, 57.1, 111.3, 5, 119; S. Wuttke 55.3, 54.0, 109.3, 5, 117; N. Edwards 44.1, 52.2, 96.3, 10, 109; T. Brown 53.0, 45.0, 98.0, 6, 104.

Visitor - T. Manning 50.1, 54.1, 104.2.

Murray Bridge Wins DRA No 2 Teams

On Saturday August the 12th the Murray Bridge and Mount Barker Rifle Clubs contested the last round of the No 2 District Rifle Association Teams matches.

The match was shot at Monarto over 500m.

The weather was fine with a light breeze from the left with many changes in strength until it became more consistent later in the afternoon.

Murray Bridge full bore team shot well coached by Gordon Harrison and Greg Traeger. The Murray Bridge team scored 572.37 to Mount Barker 551.22.

Robert Paech was the outstanding scorer with 100.12, the only double possible for the afternoon.

The only other possible was scored by Janelle Traeger - 50.5 in the first round.

Top scorer for Mount Barker was Graham Hancock with 95.6.

In F Class, Murray Bridge, coached by Terry Brown and John Cranwell, was again the winners for the afternoon with a score of 691.36 to Mount Barker 638.29.

Top scorer for Murray Bridge was Ian Elston with 117.7, including a 60.6 in his second round. The only other possible was by team mate Leif Hickerson (60.3) also in his second round. 

Top scorer for Mount Barker was Berndt Wulf with 114.7.

This was the second match of teams so the scores were added to determine the yearly winner.
In full bore the scores were Murray Bridge 959.62 to Mount Barker 917.55.

In F Class Murray Bridge scored 1255.65 to Mount Barker 1173.43.

Murray Bridge was the top Club for the year 2214.127 to Mount Barker 2090.98.

Scores: TR - Murray Bridge - R. Paech 50.6, 50.6, 100.12; G. Traeger 49.3, 49.2, 98.5; J. Traeger 50.5, 47.3, 97.8; D. McDonald 48.5, 48.2, 96.7; G. Harrison 46.1, 46.2, 92.3; J. Irvine 45.1, 44.1, 89.2.

Mount Barker - G. Hancock 46.2, 49.4, 95.6; A. Hansen 46.3, 48.4, 94.7; R. Hammat 49.3, 45.1, 94.4; D. Mathews 45.2, 46.0, 91.2; A. Morgan 45.1, 45.2, 90.3; D. Pink 45.0, 42.0, 87.0.

F Class - Murray Bridge - I. Elston 57.1, 60.6, 117.7, T. Brown 58.3, 58.2, 116.5; S. Wuttke 57.3, 58.4, 115.7; L. Hickerson 55.2, 60.3, 115.5; F. Marshall 56.2, 58.5, 114.7; J. Caspers 59.4, 55.1, 114.5; N. Edwards 53.3, 58.4, 111.7; J. Cranwell 55.1, 54.0, 109.1; W. Halliday 53.1, 53.1, 106.2; P. Jenkins  47.1, 45.0, 92.1.

Mount Barker - B. Wulf 58.4, 56.3, 114.7; R. McInnes 55.3, 58.6, 113.9; J. McInnes 53.1, 56.3, 109.4; E. Concannon 51.1, 54.2, 105.3; P. Bothwell 52.2, 50.1, 102.3; D. Gardner 42.0, 53.3, 95.3.

 

 

1000yd Championship Report

On Saturday July 22, the Murray Bridge Rifle Club contested the fourth stage of the Club Championship over 1000 yards at Monarto.

The weather was fine and warm and although the breeze was strong it came from behind the shooters and was predominantly from the left. Occasionally it changed in strength and this had the shooters shaking their heads as they had unexplained shots.

Top off-rifle and winner in A Grade was Robert Paech with a lowly score of 91.8.

John Cadd was the winner in B Grade with 89.8. This score gave Cadd the Handicap win for the afternoon.

Nathaniel Brooke was the winner in C Grade with 75.1.

Terry Brown was the winner in F Class Standard “A” with 106.5.

Peter Casley was the winner in F Class Standard “B” with 96.0.

John Shobbrook was top scorer and the winner in F Class Open with 110.4, including the best score of the afternoon - 59.4. This score also gave Shobbrook the F Class Handicap win for the afternoon.

The sighters’ awards were won by Paech in full-bore with 19.3, Brown in F Class Standard with 18.1 and Jade Conlon in F Class Open with 20.0.

The magpies (3’s) were many as were the numbers of twos. Greg Traeger won the award in full-bore with four on a count out from Ian Taylor and Adrian Conlon was the winner in F Class with two also on a count out from Ian Elston.

Scores:

TR - J. Cadd 43.2, 46.6, 89.8, 17, 114; R. Paech 44.5, 47.3, 91.8, 6, 105; N. Brooke 39.1, 36.0, 75.1, 25, 101; J. Traeger 41.2, 43.0, 84.2, 13, 99; G. Harrison 43.1, 45.0, 988.1, 10, 99; D. McDonald 40.2, 42.3, 82.5, 10, 97; J. Irvine 33.0, 45.1, 78.1, 12, 91; I. Taylor 39.2, 36.1, 75.3, 12, 90; G. Traeger 36.1, 36.1, 72.2, 7, 81.

F Class - J. Shobbrook 51.0, 59.4, 110.4, 4, 118; T. Brown 51.1, 55.4, 106.5, 7, 118; A. Conlon 53.4, 53.1, 106.5, 4, 115; J. Cranwell 52.2, 52.1, 104.3, 6, 113; J. Conlon 51.0, 55.1, 106.1, 5, 112; S. Wuttke 50.0, 52.1, 102.1, 5, 108; P. Casley 45.0, 51.0, 96.0, 11, 107; D. Hindmarsh 39.0, 46.0, 85.0, 21, 106; I. Elston 43.1, 53.0, 96.1, 4, 101; W. Halliday 34.0, 44.0, 78.0, 16, 94; F. Marshall 41.1, 36.1, 77.2, 8, 87.

 

800m Championship Report

On Saturday July 15, the Murray Bridge Rifle Club contested the third Stage of the Club Championship over 800m at Monarto.

The weather was very cool with a slight breeze that blew from behind the shooters and changed from left to right at odd times.

Top off-rifle and winner in A Grade was Andrew Heard with 98.7 including the only possible for the afternoon - 50.7 in his second round.

This score also gave Heard the Handicap win for the afternoon.

John Cranwell was the winner in F Class Standard “A” with 115.6.

Nicole Edwards was the winner in F Class Standard “B” with 112.6. This score gave Edwards the handicap win for the afternoon.

Steve Wuttke was the winner in F Class Open with 115.6.

The sighters’ awards were won by Heard in full-bore with 17.0, Wayne Halliday in F Class Standard with 22.0 and Jade Conlon in F Class Open with 24.2.

No one scored a magpie in any of the disciplines.

Scores:
TR - A. Heard 48.0, 50.7, 98.7, 6, 111; D. McDonald 48.3, 44.1, 92.4, 10, 106.

F Class - N. Edwards 55.3, 57.3, 112.6, 11, 129; D. Hindmarsh 50.1, 53.1, 103.2, 23, 128; J. Cranwell 58.4, 57.2, 115.6, 6, 127; S. Wuttke 58.3, 57.3, 115.6, 5, 126; P. Casley 54.1, 57.3, 11.4, 11, 126; A. Conlon 58.5, 56.1, 114.6, 4, 124; J. Shobbrook 58.2, 55.3, 113.5, 4, 122; M. Phillips 57.3, 46.0, 103.3, 16, 122; J. Conlon 56.3, 53.3, 109.6, 5, 120; J. Caspers 55.1, 55.1, 110.2, 8, 120; F. Marshall 56.2, 54.0, 110.2, 8, 120; I. Elston 56.3, 54.1, 110.4, 4, 118; P. Byass 50.1, 50.0, 100.1, 17, 118; G. Harrison 50.2, 51.0, 101.2, 12, 115; W. Halliday 44.0, 49.0, 93.0, 16, 109.

 

600m Championship Report

On Saturday the 8th of July, the Murray Bridge Rifle Club contested the second Stage of the Club Championship over 600m at Monarto.

The weather was very cool and overcast but luckily the rain held off until after the shooting.

The wind blew from behind the shooters and was predominantly from the left but it seemed to do odd things at times and the scores were interesting.

Top off-rifle and winner in A Grade was Andrew Heard with 95.7, including the top score for the day - a 49.5 in his second round.

This score also gave Heard the Handicap win for the afternoon.

Janelle Traeger was the winner in B Grade with 88.0.

Frank Marshall was the winner in F Class Standard “A” with 109.6.

Nicole Edwards was the winner in F Class Standard “B” with 110.2.

Jade Conlon was the winner in F Class Open with 114.8, including the top individual F Class score of 58.3 in the second round.

Conlon also was the winner of the F Class Handicap award for the afternoon.

The sighters’ awards were won by Greg Traeger in full-bore with 19.2, Marshall and Edwards in F Class Standard both with 20.0 and Adrian Conlon in F Class Open with 23.0.

Janelle Traeger was the winner of the magpie award in full bore with three and Peter Byass managed only one to win in F Class.

Scores:

TR - A. Heard 46.2, 49.5, 95.7, 7, 109; D. McDonald 45.1, 46.3, 91.4, 10, 105; G. Traeger 47.3, 47.1, 94.4, 7, 105; J. Irvine 42.0, 44.4, 86.4, 12, 102; J. Traeger 40.0, 48.0, 88.0, 12, 100.

F Class - J. Conlon 56.5, 58.3, 114.8, 6, 128; W. Halliday 54.2, 52.0, 106.2, 17, 125; J. Caspers 54.5, 54.2, 108.7, 8, 123; N. Edwards 57.1, 53.1, 110.2, 11, 123; F. Marshall 52.2, 57.4, 109.6, 8, 123; S. Wuttke 54.0, 57.4, 111.4, 5, 120; I. Elston 55.3, 54.1, 109.4, 4, 117; D. Hindmarsh 47.1, 45.1, 92.2, 23, 117; A. Conlon 56.0, 55.1, 111.1, 4, 116; J. Shobbrook 50.2, 55.4, 105.6, 4, 115; P. Jenkins 42.0, 50.1, 92.1, 21, 114; P. Byass 43.0, 49.1, 92.1, 16, 109.

Visitor: P. Male 45.0, 47.0, 92.0.

300m Championship Report

On the 1st of July the Murray Bridge Rifle Club contested the first Stage of the new season over 300m at Monarto.

Several visitors also came to join in this close distance but also a couple of the Black Powder shooters who will compete in the World Championships to be held at Monarto in October joined in as part of a practise in the conditions.

The weather was fine and sunny with a slight breeze from the left. This saw some good scores to start the new year and get a lead on the opposition.

Top off-rifle and winner in A Grade was Robert Paech who scored 99.12, including a magnificent 50.8 in his second round.

This score also gave Paech the Handicap win for the afternoon.

Greg Traeger scored the only other possible for the afternoon - 50.3 in his second round.

John Cain was the winner in B Grade with 96.5 including a fine 49.4 in his second round.

Jim Caspers was the winner in F Class Standard “A” with a double 59.2 for a final tally of 118.4.

Murray Phillips was the winner in F Class Standard “B” with 109.6.
Adrian Conlon was the winner in F Class Open with 119.2, including 60.1 in his first round.

Jade Conlon was the winner of the F Class Handicap award for the afternoon and almost managed to overtake her father, but she did score a superb 60.8 in her second round.

The sighters’ awards were won by Traeger in full-bore with 20.2, Brown in F Class Standard with 22.0 and jade Conlon in F Class Open with a perfect 24.3.

A couple of shooters were contenders for the magpie (3) award. This went to Greg Traeger with a solitary one on a count back.

The Black Powder shooters had a good hit out and are looking forward to returning for more competition. They were surprised by how much wind and the adjustments needed at this short distance.

Scores:

TR - R. Paech 49.4, 50.8, 99.12, 6, 117; I. Taylor 47.3, 48.3, 95.6, 13, 114; J. Traeger 48.3, 44.3, 92.6, 12, 110; J. Cain 47.1, 49.4, 96.5, 9, 110; D. McDonald 46.2, 49.2, 95.4, 10, 109; G. Harrison 45.2, 47.3, 92.5, 9, 106; G. Traeger 45.2, 50.3, 95.5, 6, 106; A. Heard 47.0, 48.4, 6, 105.

F Class - J. Conlon 56.4, 60.8, 116.12, 7, 135; M. Phillips 53.1, 56.5, 109.6, 16, 131; I. Elston 57.4, 59.6, 116.10, 4, 130; J. caspers 59.2, 59.2, 118.4, 8, 130; T. Brown 59.4, 58.2, 117.6, 7, 130; A. Conlon 60.1, 59.1, 119.2, 4, 125; W. Halliday 48.1, 57.1, 105.2, 17, 124; F. Marshall 53.2, 56.4, 109.6, 7, 122; P. Casley 53.3, 54.1, 107.4, 10, 121; J. Cranwell 58.4, 54.0, 112.4, 5, 121; P. Byass 49.1, 51.1, 100.2, 16, 118.

Visitors: L. Caspers 37.1, 46.0, 83.1; B. Finlay 29.0, 36.0, 65.0; R. Warman 28.0, 36.0, 64.0; F. Verdini 31.0, 32.0, 63.0.

 

Tight Shooting for the Cranwell 15

Members of the Murray Bridge Rifle Club completed the season with the annual Cranwell 15 shoot over 500m at Monarto.on the 10th June.
The match was shot very early in the morning in ideal conditions.
A light fog had lifted before the start and unusually for the Monarto range the flags were hanging limply against the poles.
All shooters scored highly but the early shooters got the best of the conditions. As the morning progressed the breeze wafted in from the left and gradually gathered in strength.
Top of rifle was Robert Paech with 75.10. In the last few weks he has not missed the bullseye once in over 50 shots.
Top off rifle for F Class was Leif Hickerson with 90.8. Hickerson is also going through a brilliant patch at the moment and his shooting is going from strength to strength. The only other possible was by John Shobbrook in F Class Open with 90.5.
This shoot is a Handicap event and once the scores were tallied the winners were announced.
Gordon Harrison with 74.9 was the winner in target rifle just pipping Paech.
Steve Wuttke was the F Class winner with a superb 89.10.
Both members were very pleased with their wins.
Scores:

TR: G. Harrison 74.9, 7, 90; R. Paech 75.10, 5, 90; J. Conlon 67.2, 18, 87; G. Traeger 73.10, 4, 87; A. Heard 74.6, 5, 85; D. McDonald 71.6, 8, 85; J. Traeger 70.5, 9, 84.

F Class: S. Wuttke 89.10, 7, 106; L. Hickerson 90.8, 7, 105; J. Cranwell 89.6, 4, 99; J. Shobbrook 90.5, 3, 98; M. Phillips 82.3, 12, 97; J. Caspers 85.6, 6, 97; N. Edwards 82.5, 8, 95; W. Halliday 80.1, 13, 94.

 

 

 

 

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