IDRC held it’s second smallbore event for the year on Saturday. The club welcomed 7 guests with a total of around 16 competing in the mornings program. Much fun was had by all. Thanks to David N for his organisation of the event and to our members and their guests for supporting the event. We look forward to our next scheduled Small bore shoot; 11th of November.
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2017 saw a tightly contested SEDRA series. Ipswich and District Rifle club competed well with our TR Master Class team narrowly missing the honours to Murwillumbah this year by only 4 V-bulls. Our handicapped team fought back well after a slow start to the year coming in third 2 shots behind leaders Murwillumbah. Ipswich’s F class contingent displayed strength taking out the SEDRA championship in a 3 shot lead over Beaudesert. Congratulations IDRC F-Class teams. We look forward to another year of close competition in 2018.
Congratulations to the Australian F Open team and club member Josh Reid who took Gold in the World Champions Match in Ottawa, Canada. The Australian FTR team narrowly missed gold to take second place overall. Ipswich and District Rifle Club congratulates you all on a stellar performance.
Some of the IDRC members who competed in 2017 QRA Queens.
2017 QRA Queens was a blast… quite literally. Starting Thursday 16th of August with a scorching top of 33 degrees, The shorter ranges were hotly contested. It wasn’t until late Friday that the scores began to spread as the heavy westerlies began to blow. Saturday brought with it no reprieve as the gale reached peaks of 50 km/h making 900 and 1000 exigent to say the least.
In total 10 members flew the club colours across the disciplines. Top performers were Damien T (9th FB), Alex M (7th FA), David N (7th TRC), Tony L (4th TRB), Andy M (21st TRA) and Rob Rush who took 2nd in TRA to Ben Emms of Lyndhurst RC in a thrilling contest that came down to the last shot.
Thanks to those who were able to attend and we look forward to an even larger contingent of Ipswich Rifles in 2018.
Ipswich City Council is proud to be able to support many local sporting groups with grant monies for important local sporting events. IDRC is grateful to be one of them as shown in the link below. Thankyou Ipswich City Council for your support.
A total of 76 Competitors turned out for a glorious day of competition at Ripley on Sunday. The meet was run entirely on ET’s; A genuine achievement. We thank all involved for their efforts and make particular mention of the QRA for their support and the assistance of Bob Cramp and Tony Inwood on the day.
Ashley Bidgood of Crows Nest Goombungee won Target rifle A with a score of 149.17 in what was a tight contest. Second and third went to Colin Cole (North Arm) and Bob Abood (Albert).Target Rifle B and C were taken by Leigh O’Donnell (Pacific) and local Lester Robinson. In the scoped rifle, F Class A was won by Wayne Latham (Natives) and F Class B by Tim Riddle (North Arm). David Boreham (North Arm) won F open and Franz Knox (Brisbane) won FTR.
It has been 70 years since club activities resumed in June/July after the end of WWII. It has also been 70 years this week since Jack Meekin’s story was first published. Take some time to discover one of our Clubs fine Riflemen in ‘The Meekin Story‘.