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For general information: To those shooters coming to Brisbane next week for the TRA-RBA National benchrest championships.
I would like to provide some maps and general layout especially for those people who have never been here before or may not been here since the rebuild of the facility in 2018. Looks like I can post only one or two files at a time so in a second post will add other pictures.

On behalf of the host club (The Hornets Club) I would like to welcome you all to Brisbane and also to our fantastic facility here at BISC.
We have made special arrangements at the borders to allow those shooters from the southern low lands to enter into the wonderful sunny State of Queensland (without daylight savings, because we have plenty of it). LOL

* The facility is called B.I.S.C. (Brisbane International Shooting Centre) and is within the Belmont Shooting Complex. On the east side of the Gateway Motorway (M1)
* The address is 1485 Old Clevland road, Belmont. 4153. QLD.
* This National Championships is being hosted by the Hornets Club under the direction of Target Rifle Australia (TRA).
* The Match director and club president is Stuart Elliott.
* The organisers and workers: The whole Hornets Air Rifle and Rimfire Benchrest Club.
* The Rules: Are generally the WRABF rules of competition http://www.wrabf.com/rules/WRABF%20&%20ERABSF%20RULEBOOK%202013-%202021.pdf
* Please be familiar with the rules and in particular safety and rifle specifications.
* Breech flags for bolt action Rimfire rifles and safety cords for Air Rifles are required on this range.
* A "barrel safety cord' for air rifles is generally a plastic whipper snipper cord out both ends of the barrel.
* We ask that when firearms are being carried around the whole facility uncased that they are carried with the muzzle up.
* Firearms are not allowed to be carried in or out of the glass entrance doors into the meeting room/catering area at BISC. Please observe the signage.
* Entry to the facility with firearms (cased) can only be made through the high roller door on the east side into the "finals range" area or the Western entrance to the range.
* Preparation area and tables for rifle cleaning etc will be provided in that area at the rear of the "Finals Range". This is the ONLY area that rifles can be cleaned or worked on etc.
* At other areas on the firing lines and other access areas, rifles will be either in the rifle racks being stored vertically or on the firing line when called by the chief Range Officer.
* Vehicle access in the front entrance driveway area will be restricted to Handicap pass holders and the catering vehicles.
* Parking is the one thing not in abundance at this facility unfortunately. Additional parking is to the East of the facility around the QRA accomoddation houses etc.
* The 50m Rimfire events will be held on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th on the main range in the middle area using 33 benches.
* The 25m Range to the western end is where the Air Rifle events will be held on Friday 15th using 21 benches.
* Practice day is Thursday the 14th for both Air Rifle (on 25m range) and Rimfires (on the 50m range)
* Scuteneering will be carried out during the practice day on the western end of the 50m Range. This is also where the "test range" is located.
* Any firearms which do not have a confirmed ZERO should be sighted in using that contained test range. NB, the test range is not available for general shooting or ammo testing.
* Armorary facilities are available for secure storage of firearms (in cases). NB: Cannot store other equipment in the armory. Firearms only.

This is all I can think of at the moment. Except to say some people still have not paid their entry fees. Check your email (from Neil) Hornet club email address and transfer the funds ASAP please. Your entry is not confirmed until paid.

Thank You,
Stuart Elliott

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Second photo of general area

Second photo of general area map

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Annie & Stuart Elliott
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Photo of facility

Photo of facility

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Annie & Stuart Elliott
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Range layout

Range layout

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Annie & Stuart Elliott
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Entrance

Entrance

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Annie & Stuart Elliott
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Inside the 50m range

Inside the 50m range

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Annie & Stuart Elliott
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Inside the 25m range

Inside the 25m range

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Annie & Stuart Elliott
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Air Rifle

Air Rifle

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Mr Neil Digweed (AKA "Google"

Mr Neil Digweed (AKA "Google"). No further comment needed

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bill collaros
Let's Pray we make it.

If the fires are not controlled and roads stay shut we may have an issue getting to you. Today both Pacific and New England Hwy were shut.

Bill Collaros Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

bill collaros
For those driving up through NSW Tues or Wed

Bill Collaros Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

bill collaros
Are many driving from Nsw and Victoria for this event ?

If so and if worst comes to worst on Tues and Wed and roads are shut due to fires and or back burning, will there be another opportunity to qualify as i assume a re draw of people sharing due to having fly instead of drive and share equipment is also too hard ? Fair question i think some sort of consideration or answer is warranted.

Bill Collaros Australia
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Hi Bill and others,

Hi Bill and others,
The first thing I want to say is that our hearts and thoughts are with all the people in the Eastern States, especially NSW and QLD, during this fire emergency.
Of course no one knows how things may even play out in the next few days either.
But, I need to state clearly that this event, the TRA-RBA National Benchrest Championships is still on, as scheduled.

I have had some people get in touch to ask if the championships are still on because they read some posts here.

Whilst we understand the potential hardship to some people being able to get up here easily for these championships (if driving), we cannot cancel, delay, pospone the event.

To do so will potentially impact even more people like those flying in for example. Who would have already have bought Air tickets and accomodation.
For the same reasons a World Championships is not moved or cancelled due to all sorts of unintended or unplanned events which happen in some parts of the world.
So please travel safe. If there are some things which we can help with in potentially sharing gear etc then get in touch and we will certainly see what we can do. But please don't start rumors that we may cancel or pospone.
Remember clearly too that we (the Hornets club) are hosting this National Championships. We have nothing to do with any other things like qualifying events etc. This Championships is a qualifying event and I have no advise to suggest that will would change. But we (the Hornets club) do not decide such things.

Keep safe, see you next week. Lets pray for rain.
Stuart

Annie & Stuart Elliott
www.benchrest.com.au

bill collaros
Thanks Stuart

Let's pray for the people affected most and let's pray that we all get to Brisy. Agree it can not be cancelled and certainly did not start that rumour just thinking of worst scenario if say 30% could not make it then as u say others may have to think of another additional qualifier.... as i say just a contingency plan if a worst scenario eventuated...

Bill Collaros Australia
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Range photos

The photos of the range look good is this the range you will be shooting the match on for the RBA Nationals or is this just a practice range

Wally

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Yes Wally.

Yes Wally.
More photos coming for you

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Annie & Stuart Elliott
www.benchrest.com.au

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Ben looks happy

Ben looks happy

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Annie & Stuart Elliott
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Entrance door

Entrance door

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Annie & Stuart Elliott
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Range

Range

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Annie & Stuart Elliott
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meeting area

meeting area

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Annie & Stuart Elliott
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A "250" is always good any

A "250" is always good any day. But particularly great when its the first target you have ever shot !!!! Fiona Lacey (clap, clap, clap)

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photos

Anne & Stuart thanks for the photos looks like a very nice place for a shot or two one day but for now photos are good thanks for them

Wally

Wombat

bill collaros
13hr drive after diversions...

But i made it though a bit disappointed on arrival at 10pm i thought Neil would have an I love BC sign or at the very least Geoff would have a Welcome Team Eley sign up for me

Bill Collaros Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

PedroS
Fantastic facilities...

Fantastic facilities...
I wish so much having one like that around here...

Thanks
PedroS

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