Benchrest champ gains new air ri­fle at 7th Childers Cup

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

THE cool fine weather and good shoot­ing con­di­tions set the tone for the Childers Cup.

The 7th Childers Cup was held on Satur­day and Sun­day, June 20–21.

The Isis Dis­trict Ri­fle Range recorded at­ten­dance of 47 shoot­ers and 146 nom­i­na­tions.

The new air shed was opened on Oc­to­ber 31, and club mem­bers have been us­ing it ever since.

The club re­cently ac­quired air ri­fles and air pis­tols. This has cre­ated a lot of in­ter­est from club mem­bers.

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

There were some PBs recorded, in­clud­ing a first ever sil­hou­ette 40 shot by young Ri­ley Ham­mel­swang from Sth Kolan.

John Wooldridge was on his game, win­ning the over­all benchrest and tak­ing home pa­pers to ac­quire a brand new air ri­fle.

The first prize for the air ri­fle novice was spon­sored by Queens­land Gun Ex­change and Pro-Tac­ti­cal.

Many thanks to the club mem­bers who did the work of pre­par­ing the range and run­ning the shoot.

Thank you Roy, Marg, Alan, Robyn and Rod for help in the scor­ing room.

Thanks also go to the ladies who kept ev­ery­one well fed and put on a se­lec­tion of sump­tu­ous hot-pots for Satur­day night’s din­ner.

A spe­cial thank you goes to all our spon­sors, in­clud­ing the great sup­port we get from Innox, and the Childers ANZ Bank for the ma­jor cup tro­phies.

Childers Cup Tar­get Ri­fle Cham­pion – John Patzwald, Toowoomba.

Sil­hou­ette Ri­fle Cham­pion – John Patzwald.

Benchrest Cham­pion – John Wooldridge, Mun­dub­bera.

Ju­nior Cham­pion – Jimmy Wardell, Gympie

To see more pic­tures and all the scores, go to www.childer­sri­fle­and­pis­tol.org.au.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CHILDERS TOP GUNS: Jimmy Wardell, John Patzwald and John Wool­ridge win the re­cent 2015 Childers Cup.

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