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NORTHERN I R B CHALLENGE TOWNSVILLE
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TOWNSVILLE is hosting the first round of the Far Northern, I.R.B challenge.

To be held throughout year of 2018 between 5 different ranges being Townsville, Cairns, Kurrimine Beach, Ravenshoe and Atherton. Competitors will throughout the year are vying for the top shooter in the zone, with points given at each shoot.

First round of the I.R.B shoots is to be held in Townsville on the weekend of the 17th , 18th of MARCH 2018 at the SSAA Townsville Range .

Directions and a map is on our web site SSAA Townsville, under the heading of (( ABOUT US ))
located 25kms from Townsville heading towards Hervey’s range. There are motels in the city and a caravan park is located on Hervey Range Road just past 1300Smiles Stadium.

Nomination fees are $30.00 for the event, which includes breakfast and lunch on the Sunday the 18th. With practice starting at around Midday on Saturday the 17th .

Camping on range in the camping area and there is plenty of room for caravans and tents. Power is available for those that require it, a fee of $5.00 a night is charged. There are toilets and hot/cold showers

There was some concern with the road into the range for caravans in 2017 with a steep culvert being the problem, We are happy to report to all that this is being fixed during our off time at the end of December beginning of January, with it being raised some 200 mm

Your match director is WALLY BAWDEN,

Early nomination would be great for sorting of targets, details and bench rotations as well if you are sharing equipment.nomannation form can be found on SSAA townsville web site

Payment of nomination fees can be made on the day, Correct money would be preferred as we have limited change.

If you have any queries please contact
Wally Bawden via email: wally289@bigpond.com or by phoning mobile 0417 643 107 Thank you on behalf of SSAA Townsville and we look forward seeing you at our first Northern I.R.B shoot.

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Good luck

Good luck with the round robin. I think it's a great idea but a bit far for me.
Kim

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luck

thanks for the comment we have been holding this shoot for the last 2 years and it is getting better and bigger all the time and your right i'll need all the luck and then some but i'll give them a run for it
Wally

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Madgie
Townsville & Northern Challenge

Hi all,

Yes it will be the start of a great year of shooting competitions in the north, yes to have the skill to do well at all of these tricky ranges up here to win is the real challenge. That said, all ranges have their way to catch you out when you think your on your way to a 250 card, its the winner that does well at all of them that wins the title. May the best win, even if it is my wife, who's rifle I use, that I got built for her, just the way I wanted it.........luckily she doesn't read this otherwise she would be giving me heaps by now.

I can't wait to get into it and then go to the ranges throughout the year, great times with plenty of banter. As Tom always asks if "my hands are ready to do the dishes when Kylie beats me".

That is a real pressure raiser and he knows it, jokes aside we are trying to improve the numbers of bums on seats. I think this year we will get a good turnout and I have to thank the club executive for allowing us to have the shoot. Look forward to seeing new faces and catching up with our great friends that have supported each other over the last couple of years.

Thanks again Wally for organising our leg of the challenge.

Ken

Madgie

thodg
FNQ IRB Challenge

FNQ IRB CHALLENGE .
ARE NOT REGESTERED MATCHES.
These matches are all Club matches run to as close as possible to a Registered IRB Match
All welcome to attend if you are up the FNQ way.
Will post all results through the year .
Look forward to a fun year of shooting.
Tom Hodgson

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Email address

Sorry all I had the wrong email address up but have now fixed so if any were trying to contact me you now can
Wally

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Northern I R B challenge

It is with a bit of regret that I have to inform everyone that the culvert which we were going to have raised on the road into the range will not be finished in time for the shoot to be held on March the 17TH , 18TH due to reasons beyond our control along with that I know we have had caravans in there in the past and was told that with care you can get through but this was before some works have been done in preparation for raising it is now a straighter line which you have to take there is a caravan park on Harvey range road and is only a half hour from the range

With regret wally

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Now Sponsored with prizes from TOWNSVILLE GUN SHOP

Just needed to let everyone know that the shoot is being sponsored by TOWNSVILLE GUN SHOP for our round of the northern
I R B challenge the TOWNSVILLE GUN SHOP is doing prizes for the lady shooters first second and third placings thanks Townsville gun shop

Wally

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Northern I R B challenge up date

Okay every one since posting this a few things have happened one the culvert not being finished and we got some rain yes it did happen we got rain here so you won’t have to cart a bucket of water from the creak the tank is full and the other thing this is big it is the change to the I R B rule book of timing going from the 30 minutes which now is 20 minutes and we will be running the shoot to this new rule
Thanks
Wally

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NORTHERN IRB CHALLENGE TOWNSVILLE

TOWNSVILLE GUNS, sponsored the event and we had prizes for the top ladies and overall winners, a big thank you to Mal and Jo for the prizes.

We had 27 shooters attend from Mackay through to Cairns, the recent rain threatened to cancel the event, but let up the week before enough for the flood waters receeded and allowed every one to get here. With weather on the weekend being better than one could ask for, very hot and humid with a tricky breeze. Our visitors took away most of the prizes.

Overall
1st Andrew
2nd Tom
3rd Tyrone

Ladies
1st Rose
2nd Kylie
3rd Robyn

There are a whole bunch of people I have to thank for the weekend witch ran like clock work. I am not going to name them as they know who they are as with out there efforts the event would not have been what it was thank you each and every one of you.

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Madgie
Smiles all round

Smiles all round, or as they say "Winners are Grinners"

Great weekend, well supported and it was good to meet up with our fellow Northern shooters again, catch up and just enjoy each others company.

The banter was good and a BIG thank you to all who helped. Too many to name but it made the day flow perfectly, from the scorers to the target crew. Breakfast and cold meat platters and fruit for lunch, made the hot day bearable.

Thank you Wally for being Match director, everyone had fun and another BIG thank you to Townsville Guns for the prizes, and their support.

Hot and humid conditions, combined with a stiff variable crosswind that made a 250 card impossible but Robyn shot the highest card of the day with a 248.13, well done.

Can't wait for the next shoot.

Ken

Madgie

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NORTHERN I R B CHALLENGE TOWNSVILLE photo's

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NORTHERN I R B CHALLENGE TOWNSVILLE photo's

had to put this one up as with out this man and his efforts at scoring and on the computer i would have been lost

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