This year’s SSAA Bananacoast Benchrest Centrefire Championships were held from August 19 to 20 at the Dairyville Range at SSAA Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. There were 37 competitors on both days. However, no Experimental Class was held this year. The weather was diabolical over both days, extremely windy and cold, but even so some good scores were shot. General consensus was that everyone enjoyed themselves, so a big thank you goes out to all volunteers who helped over the week and weekend.
The State of Origin trophy was won by Queensland. The team consisted of Roger Marshall, Wayne Atkins, William Greer and Dave McKillop, who had a combined score of .2814. NSW were represented by Ann Brummell, Darren Parsons, Mitchell Tallar and Ean Parsons, whose combined tally was .2942. So congratulations to Queensland. The next round in this competition will be held at Springsure in Queensland.
Light Benchrest top 10
Ann Brummell .2783, Roger Marshall .2832, Wayne Atkins .2883, Jason Armstrong .3019, William Greer .3048, Dave McKillop .3060, Paul Sullivan .3092, Neil Digweed .3111, Mark Tallar .3167, Gary Hunt .3180.
Best scores 100 yards: Dave McKillop .156, .168, William Greer .165, Jason Armstrong .145, Ean Parsons .160.
Best scores 200 yards: Michael Thompson .235, Mitchell Tallar .297, Alex Chryss .353, Paul Sullivan .351, Mark Tallar .387.
Heavy Benchrest top 10
Darren Parsons .2483, Roger Marshall .2536, Wayne Atkins .2688, William Greer .2721, Dave McKillop .2745, Ann Brummell .2747, Paul Sullivan .2788, Russell Gibson .2817, Mitchell Tallar .2829, Ean Parsons .2894.
Best scores 100 yards: Dave McKillop .125, Russell Gibson .121, .140, William Greer .139, Neil Digweed .172.
Best scores 200 yards: Neil Digweed .282, Darren Parsons .321, .330, Roger Marshall .426, Wayne Atkins .219.
2-Gun top 10
Roger Marshall .2684, Ann Brummell .2765, Wayne Atkins .2786, William Greer .2884, Dave McKillop .2903, Darren Parsons .2904, Paul Sullivan .2940, Mitchell Tallar .3026, Ean Parsons .3073, Alex Chryss .3076.