PLEASE ADD THESE DATES INTO YOUR SHOOTING CALENDAR! April 29th - May 1st 2022.
Our Hornets Club will host the Aussie Triple Crown event again. This weekend happens to be a long weekend for those who live in QLD.
WHO CAN COME?
Virtually anyone. For this particular special event we have NO membership requirements. If you are a SSAA member or a QRA Member or a TRA member you can come. In fact if you are not yet a member of any of these shooting organisations you can come and join in.
We really would like to see as many people as possible make the effort and come. For your own sake. All of us are done will lock downs, lock outs and political mixed messages. So THIS is a clear message! Lets get back to shooting, lets all enjoy and have fun? Re engage in our sport.
The Brisbane International Shooting Centre. Map location here
WHAT IS THIS EVENT ABOUT?
Well we arranged this to combine the three (3) major Rimfire Benchrest shooting events in one gathering to stimulate fun and fellowship and get people out and shooting again.
The SSAA event called IRB. The Target Rifle Australia event called TRA benchrest and the RBA event on WRABF targets
Each of these 3 events are not official or "registered matches". No records can be set of bling trophies awarded. In fact to best explain have a look here at our video. Last time we had a professionally done video about the event and is on our club YouTube channel. Check it out https://youtu.be/QrcOZqqOAVU
Friday, April 29 - Practice (all day)
Saturday April 30 - IRB (3 x targets)
Sat evening 30th - TRA benchrest (60 shot match on electronic targets under lights)
Sunday May 1st - WRABF (3 x targets)
Monday May 2nd - Long weekend, travel home.
Lots of good options right on site, walking distance too. The Queensland Rifle Association (the QRA) have really excellent accommodation options from Chalets, Family units, Motel units, Bunk style dormitories, camping and powered and unpowdered caravan sites. Check out the options here and book directly with them https://qldrifle.com/accommodation/#
We will be offering full catering especially arranged and provided by the lovely ladies of the Hornets club. Organised by the Simmons family. Well, mainly Yvette actually ( is there a thumbs up emoji here Rob?). Breakfast lunch and dinners.
WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO BRING?
Well, your rifle, ammo and related gear, shooters licence, good attitude and just a smile will be fine!
We do have an armory on site so can safely store your firearms.
WHEN CAN I ENTER?
Soon. This will be announced when and an online entry will be available on the Hornets Club website only. https://hornetsbenchrest.com.au/
So for now lock in the dates. We can handle a hell of a lot of entries. So unlike the QLD State Premier we are not locking anyone out!!!
Fees will be kept to a minimum. We would also like to provide a solid prize table with a huge variety of goods. Some shooting things and some not. We will approach the industry and we are having our members of the Hornets club add things to the pool, but we also welcome each and everyone to contribute anything they could, be it small or whatever to a prize table. Similar to what happens at the Triple Crown in the USA. We want everyone to take home some prizes and good memories.
We are not providing trophies like all other types of events do. We will give prizes of some sorts to winners. But the competition is about fun and (for some) a lot of pride :)
There will sure be a few side bets going on and if anyone is not yet aware of the local power play games occurring between Billy Simmons and Annie Elliott over a ride (or not a ride) is a dressed up Ford John Goss Falcon special for the loser, you can get updates of the state of play from Neil. The battle continues and the stakes get higher and higher. But Annie is holding out hard because she will NOT ride in a Ford car! :)
So we hope to see you and look forward to welcoming you to Queensland finally. Bring a mate. Or two. Make it "a trip". Vote with your feet, be here.
President, Hornets Rimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Club Inc.