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Australia Day 2018 Benchrest Matches

26 January 2018 - Canberra

[ Benchrest ]

As the first major benchrest shoot of the year, the Australia Day matches in Canberra always attract a good crowd of keen benchresters. For 2018 there were fifty entries from all over the country.

Saturday was Light Benchrest day and competition began at 100 yards. Mark Tallar soon let us know his intentions and punched down a .109 group on the A target. There were plenty of point one groups through the morning, but Mitchell Tallar decided that Dad’s group had stood for long enough, and he put down a very nice .095 screamer. No one was able to better that one. The aggregate however went to William Greer with .1880 – he shot three point ones and a pair of twos and that’s hard to beat anytime.

The longer yardage out at 200 was shot in quite favourable conditions and one had to shoot better than a point four group to even look like winning a relay. The best of these was a tidy .255 shot by Robin Elton on his B target. This assisted him to win the aggregate with .2423 in a blanket finish.

The Light Benchrest grand aggregate saw yet another win to Paul Sullivan with .2217 – he finished second at 100 and fourth at 200.

Light Benchrest Top Ten

Paul SullivanQld0.2217
William GreerQld0.229
Michael HeubnerVic0.2445
Mitchell TallarNSW0.247
Brendan AtkinsonSA0.2532
Robin EltonQld0.2538
Fergus BaileyVic0.2807
Barry TuckerNSW0.2859
Bill JuppNSW0.2898
Steve SoriNSW0.2903

Heavy Benchrest Top Ten

William GreerQld0.2833
Steve SoriNSW0.2871
Cameron Bailey JnrVic0.2954
Thomas SpangNSW0.3084
Mitchell TallarNSW0.3106
Ean ParsonsNSW0.3159
Les FraserNSW0.324
Paul SullivanQld0.3241
Robin EltonQld0.3284
Robert BissetSA0.3324

Two Gun Top Ten

William   Greer   Qld0.2561
 Paul      Sullivan    Qld0.2729
 Mitchell  Tallar           NSW0.2788
 Steve     Sori NSW0.2887
 Michael   Huebner    Vic0.2901
 Robin     Elton         Qld0.2911
 Brendan   Atkinson                      SA 0.2989
 Thomas    Spang                        NSW0.304
 Cameron   Bailey                          Vic0.3084
 Fergus    Bailey                             Vic0.3175

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