Shooter at home on the range

MURWILLUMBAH Rifle Club member Alan Cronk turned in an outstanding performance to win a three-range event at the Border Championships at Goondiwindi last weekend.

Against a quality field of more than 60 competitors, Cronk prevailed in a close contest to win the Sunday aggregate event held over 300, 500 and 600 metre ranges.

He was one of two shooters in fine weather and a testing breeze to score a possible with his 30 shots.

Cronk and Pratten Rifle Club veteran Jim Dickenson both scored 150 out of 150 and were locked together with 18 centre bulls.

The pair then went head-to-head in a shoot-out which went in Cronk's favour with a string of centre bulls.

Another Murwillumbah club member who also made the trip to Goondiwindi, David Phippard dropped just a single shot on the opening day of the competition, with his score of 149 and 12 inner bulls securing 9th placing.

Australian representative shooter Matt Taylor, from Warialda, dropped just a single shot in winning the grand aggregate over the two days, scoring 299 with 36 centre bulls.

Taylor from Warialda, NSW, scored 299 with 36 centre bulls across six ranges from 300 to 600 metres.



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