Brisbane shooter Mijo Brdjanovic showed his liking for thechallenging rifle range at Ripley with an emphatic win in the Ipswich RifleClub’s annual prize shoot on Sunday.
Mijo took his second title in two years with a possiblethree range aggregate score of 150 with 16 centre bulls. His effort included asplendid second range score of 9 out of 10 centre bulls.
The event was shot at 600 metres twice and 800 metres as theday alternated between rain clouds and sunshine with tricky winds thrown in.
Colin Cole from North Arm, who won this event last year,dropped two shots at the last range but held onto second placing with 148.16from another Brisbane shooter Mirko Teglasi on 148.11.
Gary Henderson from Pacific Rifle Club took B Grade and NevBidgood from Crows Nest-Goombungee won all three ranges in C Grade.
Jenni Hausler won the F Standard scope class fromGoondiwindi’s Lowell Tillack while Julie McEwan from Dalby-Tara took out thestrong F Open scope event.
Qld Ladies team celebrating 45 years
Ipswich will have a special place in the celebration of 45years of the Queensland Ladies Rifle Team in Brisbane on August 14.
Club legend Jim Rush was an early supporter of women’sparticipation in the sport which began to flourish as the military cededcontrol of rifle shooting in the early 1960s.
While shooting is one of the few sports where women competeon equal terms with men, a ladies national team championship was inaugurated inVictoria in 1968.
Jim’s daughter Lyn, who now lives in Cairns, was a member ofthe first Queensland team.
Young Ipswich shooter Elyse Morrison is continuing the club traditionas the newest member of the Queensland team which has been victorious at thelast two national championships.
Anniversarycelebrations being held on the eve of the Queens Prize shoot at Belmont includethe opening of a historical display in the Queensland Rifle Association Museumand a special ladies versus gentlemen match.