Sport

Spoils shared in hunter class shooting titles

Placegetters Ken Wheeler and Phil Jones after the SSAA State Championships.
Placegetters Ken Wheeler and Phil Jones after the SSAA State Championships. Gerard Walsh

ROCKHAMPTON shooter Ken Wheeler was one of the major winners at the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia State Hunter Class Championships which finished at Risdon Range on Monday.

Wheeler won the light two-gun event with an aggregate score of 982.33.

In the two-gun heavy class, Gladstone shooter Michael Truscott won with 989.30.

Wheeler travelled to Warwick for the first time since 2009 state championships and said the key to shooting success was to keep on going and not give up during a competition.

He doesn't practise regularly, mainly keeping his eye in at monthly club shoots in Rockhampton.

Wheeler said the championships were held in varying conditions.

"There was a cold snap and a strong wind on Friday and it was hot on Monday," he said.

Brisbane club member Phil Jones won heavy centre fire with 497.20 and was second in light centre field with an aggregate of 494.14.

Jones moved to The Summit and has competed in world championships in bench rest shooting in New Zealand, South Africa and United States.

He is number 24 in the Hall of Fame and has a best of 20th at international level when he competed in New Zealand.

In individual events, Warwick SSAA club president Mal Smith was eighth in light centre fire and light rimfire.

The championships attracted a field of 28.

Warwick branch benchrest captain Steven Kasper said the club was delighted with the success of the championships.

"The social activities went well but the weather was a mixed bag which added to the challenge faced by the shooters," Kasper said.

"The flags and velocity meters were going all over the place on Friday. We lost two tails off our flags from the wind."

The Warwick branch is likely to again host the same championships in 2014 but will host three zone and regional matches next year.

Topics:  risdon range



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Warwick business owners are taking the challenge

No Caption

A couple of Warwick businesses are already right behind the plan.

Sports View with Gerard Walsh

YOU'RE OUT: Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell has been disciplined after comments against a team mate.

Gerard Walsh gives his thoughts on the week in sport.

Rough, tough, in the dirt and off to state

AFL MAD: Skye Elliott is an AFL great, and she hasn't even finished primary school.

Rough, tough, in the dirt and off to state

Local Partners

Businesses challenged to find 100 youth jobs by Christmas

IN THIS, the season of giving, a businessman is challenging business leaders to deliver 100 jobs to unemployed young people for Christmas.


Rose City unites in festive event

Erin and Keely Hilton.

Local performers entertain at Carols in the Park

Safe fun in the water at WIRAC

SWIM STAR: Zac Sorenson having a ball at the GH Foundation Warwick Aquatic Participation Day for adults with a disability.

WIRAC is holding a GH Foundation Aquatic Participation Day today

Creekside Carols are all set to thrill Allora crowd

Chad Wilson, Sarah and Stacey Turner, Greta Barton and Jo Denny at the Allora's Creekside Carols under the Stars   



Photo Deanna Millard / Daily News

ALLORA'S Creekside Carols are on tomorrow night

ABC's Fresh Blood graduates are a Skit Box full of laughs

Sarah Bishop, Greta Lee Jackson and Adele Vuko in a scene from the TV series Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am.

ALL-female comedy trio hitting the mark with new sketch show.

Kim Kardashian West said to be looking for a divorce

Kim Kardashian West is looking to file for divorce from her husband

HBO announces which show will replace Game of Thrones

Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, and Hannah Waddingham in a scene from Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones is definitely not coming back next April

Adele's Carpool Karaoke biggest viral hit on YouTube in 2016

The video has already attracted more than 135 million views

What's on the big screen this week

TJ Miller and Jason Bateman in a scene from the movie Office Christmas Party.

A COMEDY about a rowdy office Christmas party hits cinemas today.

MOVIE REVIEW: Moana is an original adventure in paradise

The character Maui (Dwayne Johnson) in a scene from the movie Moana.

One Boxing Day animated film has a heart as big as the Pacific Ocean

Council opens up on 'secret' private development companies

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Couple's desperate $550K price drop to sell Gladstone home

Brian Headley and Kirstene Staib are selling their Kin Kora mansion for $750,000.

TELL tale sign of Gladstone's property market.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!