Ben Emms victorious on rifle range opening

2013 Lyndhurst Rifle Club celebrated its 100th year with Ben Emms showing precision marksmanship to win the annual prize meeting.
Nanjing Night Net

Eight months later the club was closed down and remained closed for twelve months.

In the twelve months of suspended shooting club members worked tirelessly to change the direction of the range and seek approval from the firearms registry to resume shooting.

December 2014 saw the new range operational and preparations began for the official opening.

On Saturday and Sunday March 14 and 15 2015 the annual Lyndhurst Rifle Club prize meeting was held.

Saturday evening marked the official opening of the range with the Honourable John Cobb unavailing the plaque marking the beginning of a new era. The Honourable John Cobb was accompanied by the Honourable Paul Toole, Scott Ferguson (Mayor of Blayney Shire) and representatives from the NSW Firearms Registry to witness the official opening.

Following the opening the annual Calcutta was held auctioning off the top ten shooters from the first days shooting.

Ben Emms auctioneer, chanting his way through the top ten, razzing the crowd to raise much needed funds.

Dinner followed, with proceeds being donated to Uralba Retirement Village in Carcoar, thanking the community for their support through our rebuilding process.

Sunday saw the conclusion of the two day shoot with Ben Emms claiming victory in a momentous effort to win target rifle, with a score of 299.45.

John Maguire from West Wallsend won B grade, with a score of 237.14.

Jeremy Westblade from Explorers Rifle Club won C grade with a score of 285.19.

Geoff Willis from Bathurst won F Class A, with a score of 351.25.

Warwick Sides from Ungarie won F Class B, with a score of 337.19.

Keith Hills from Lyndhurst Rifle Club won F Open, with a score of 347.22.

We would like to thank all those who provided assistance and sponsorship to make the weekend a success.

Next week shooting will be at 300 yards, starting at 1pm.

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