Glen Innes shooters impress at Northern NSW event

Nic Ward won the open custom rifle.
Nic Ward won the open custom rifle.

The Highland Hunting and Target Club played host for the Northern NSW Rimfire Benchrest Championships.

The event took place on Sunday, November 4 with shooters travelling from all over the region to compete.

They traveled from near and far to compete coming from places like Taree, Forster, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Grafton, South West Rocks, Armidale, Inverell and, of course, Glen Innes.

It was a day that held some trying wind conditions for the shooters.

There were wind gusts and direction changes which moved the projectiles to parts of the scoring target where shooters did not want them to go.

But some of them still found their target.

The results were close in all classes and is a testament to the high level of competition on show in this match.

A host of Glen Innes shooters impressed on the day and found themselves on the podium.


Ladies Custom Rifle     

1st Robyn Wilson (Taree)         717.21

2nd Stephine Vos (Port)         714.20

3rd Sue Graham (Glen Innes)        707.21

Junior Custom Rifle    

1st Kayleen Bleasdale (Port)        723.17

2nd Anna Bleasdale  (Port)        720.25

3rd Tiffany Tarrent (Armidale)    718.24

Open Hunter Rifle     

1st Peter Nicoll (Kempsey)        706.17

2nd Don Powell (Forster)        704.18

3rd Ron Nutt (Taree)            697.13

Open Custom Rifle    

1st Nic Ward (Glen Innes)        740.28

2nd Peter Nicoll (Kempsey)        739.35

3rd Don Powell (Foster)        737.28

Well done to everyone who shot on the day and to all the senior shooters look out behind you because there are some good shooting juniors that are closing in on you.

Thank you to our club members who helped out on the day with changing targets, scoring, cooking and Range Officers with out you volunteering the day would not run as smoothly.

Our next club shoot is our centrefire rifle shoot at the Emmaville range on Sunday, November 18 starting at 10am.