Sporting shooters to host state championships
SHOOTING: The Warwick branch of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia will host the Queensland State Hunter Championships on April 28-30.
Warwick branch secretary Marilyn Kelly said the championships in April would focus on the rimfire discipline.
"We will host state centrefire championships in October and already have nominations coming in for both events,” Kelly said.
"Our range can only cater for 40 shooters and we expect to have the maximum for the state championships.”
The club has 10 benches on its range and has started the process of building an extra five benches.
Kelly said with 15 benches, the club would be able to host 60 shooters at major shoots.
"We have submitted plans to Weapons Licensing Queensland for the extra five benches,” she said.
"They will inspect the range and once approved, club member Greg Roulston will prepare final plans and organise construction.
"We will apply for grants to complete the project which will include extensions of lighting, power, mounds as well as extending the roof on the shooting range.
"In 2015, the club received a grant of $10,000 from SSAA Queensland to install mains power. We previously used generators for power..
"Mains power was extended to all three ranges at Risdon Range at the same time.”
The Warwick branch shoots weekly and has recently instituted a Tuesday night shoot to cater for parents who are involved with weekend sport with their children.
There was a rimfire groups shoot on Tuesday and on Sunday the branch will host rimfire groups concurrently with a centrefire hunter match.