Welcome back to all our member and hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.
The weather today wasn’t sure what it wanted to do – rain or shine. We managed to get through the afternoon basically dry though. I am looking forward to seeing you all on the range in the coming weeks.
A very hot day on the range today to finish off the first half of the shooting year. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and safe and happy New Year.
A sad day for Hornsby Rifle Club today as we remembered one of our long serving members, Simon. Simon had been a member of Hornsby Rifle Club since 1985 and life member since 1993. Simon was a tireless worker for the range complex and had been the president of the range complex committee since it’s inception 20 years ago. Simon will be sorely missed by our club and our range. Our thoughts go out to Simon’s family at this time.
We had a brief rememberance ceremony with a minutes silence and the ‘last shot’ for Simon today. It was great to see so many of our members at the range today to remember Simon.
A rather cool day on the range today saw some interesting scores @400m, with a nice little tricky wind to keep us all on our toes. At least we managed to get through the afternoon without getting wet!
What a glorious day we had for our annual prestigious shoot on June 28. The weather though a bit chilly to start with was a beautiful crisp sunny winters day. The shoot is the culmination of our shooting year when the top shooters get to shoot off against each other. The competition was fierce and went down to the last range just as did our shooting year. I must congratulate the eventual winners :- Geoff King (Doug King Masters), Peter Allman (Captains Trophy) and Warwick Gordon (Ku-ring-gai Pistol Club Masters).
Here are some photos from our day.
We also had a nice winters afternoon for our first shoot of the year on the 4th July. Three of our members were representing our district in the annual teams match at Malabar and the rest of the members enjoyed a pleasant afternoon of shooting at Hornsby. Next weekend is the first of our teams matches at Hornsby and hopefully our target rifle and F class teams can get off to a good start against the teams from the other clubs on our range.
Well what an exciting finish to our shooting year. It really did come down to the wire and it is really encouraging to see so many of our shooters shooting really well at present. I am hoping that you will all really consider putting your name forward for the teams matches that are coming up in the near future. Cangratulations to our winners for the year – Geoff King (Target Rifle A Grade), Peter Allman (Target Rifle B Grade) and Michael Moss (F Std).
We will not be shooting during June but members please come up and support Geoff and Michael as they compete in the Champion of Champions on the 13th June.
Another glorious day on the range yesterday for our 400m shoot. We only have 3 shooting Saturdays left to finish off our championship year and there certainly have been some good scores lately. The competition this year has been the closest for a number of years and it is great to see. A reminder to members that your annual subs are now due so please come on up and have a shoot and renew your membership.
It is getting close to the end of our shooting year and the competition is getting fierce. It is great to see that it is close in so many of our different categories. Please check out the new results page and give me your feedback. You can now find all results under the RESULTS tab on the main menu.
Another rather warm day on Hornsby Range for our 300m shoot on Saturday. Lucky we are able to shoot under our shades.Thanks to those members who help put them up and take them down so we can shoot in some sort of comfort. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank those tireless members who every week are there to put up our targets and pack them back away. The Target Rifle scores for last week were: C Burnitt 97.10, JR Mitchell 96.10, D Rawson-Harris 90.05, P De-Silva 88.06, D Rodgers 87.02, J Allman 80.04, I White 80.01. The F Class Std score for last week were:- M Moss 108.07, W Gordon 107.04, D Bowen 106.05 , A Ashworth 100.04.
This week we will be shooting @ 400m.