Warwick branch members Steven Kasper and Mal Smith prepare for the SSAA state championships.
Warwick branch members Steven Kasper and Mal Smith prepare for the SSAA state championships.

Shoots at Cherrabah and SSAA Risdon Range at weekend

SHOOTING: All roads will lead to the Southern Downs this week when it comes to the sport of shooting.

On Thursday, 280 shooters will arrive at Cherrabah Resort for the 9am Friday start of the Cherrabah Sporting Clays.

Closer to town at the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia Warwick branch range at Risdon, there will be 40 shooters lining up for four days of state championship action starting Friday.

Shooting will also be the sporting focus in July when the Warwick Clay Target Club will host state championships at its range on Rosenthal Rd.

Counting officials and supporters, there will be 449 people on the grounds for the second annual sporting clays shoot at Cherrabah. The resort has been booked out for the shooting long weekend.

Five events will be held, all over 50 targets, at Cherrabah.

Organiser Max Barton said the event was being organised by the Toowoomba Clay Target Club in conjunction with Cherrabah Resort.

The Toowoomba club first organised a shoot in the area east of Warwick in Old Koreelah 25 years ago and later at New Koreelah and Millmerran.

Olympian Paul Adams will be in action at Cherrabah this weekend soon after his selection for this year’s Olympics at Rio de Janeiro.

The SSAA event at Risdon Range starts with International Rimfire Benchrest State Championships on Friday and Saturday and then the heavy rimfire benchrest championships will be on Sunday.

While capacity fields of 40 shooters will come on the first three days, 25 shooters will line up on Monday in the light rimfire benchrest championships.

More on both shoots in future editions



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