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June 20th, 2019 by admin

Durrant’s royal finish at NSW Queens shoot meet

Shooting royalty: David Durrant matched some of the country’s best to secure a swag of awards at the Queen’s shoot recently.
Nanjing Night Net

The Bega Rifle Club’s three main “wanderers” Russell Palmer, David Durrant and Colin Twigg headed to Sydney to contest the NSW Queens competition.

Durrant was a standout, returning as royalty of the event, claiming third overall in the B grade contest.

His efforts included three gold medals at 500, 600 and 800 metres as well as a silver in the 300 metre class.

Team-mate Twigg said it was “no small feat” to match some of the biggest names in the sport.

More than 225 shooters took part across four classes and the fields featured some well-known names.

“Even the state teams and the Australian team were in attendance to compete and prepare for their sortie to the Canada World Games next year,” Twigg said.

“Needless to say there were some very experienced names andhigh powered reputations to uphold within these teams.”

For the local contingent, the Queens shoot provided a perfect test to pit themselves against the country’s best.

However, a blustery and “fishtailing” wind put the field on the back foot from the outset and didn’t let up across the event.

“It would blow your bullet from one side of the target to the other if you let it,” Twigg said.

Twigg said it bordered on frustrating for the local team as the results weren’t as good as hoped, but the end-of-day results showed that other teams had been impacted as well.

“The feedback alone gave us some quiet contentment as often the wind separates the experienced shooters from the novices,” Twigg said.

Durrant got his eye in and began picking up medals across the competitions as the team headed to the long-range 800 metre event on the third day.

The increased range meant the wind was having a more severe impact and the scores began to reflect the trying conditions.

However, the team was shocked to discover other teams had also lost points and Durrant had actually topped the aggregate field for the day.

Twigg and Palmer both shot in the A grade division and had shot well throughout the weekend, but finished just outside the placings.

Twigg said he was “more than pleased” with a personal best finish of seventh overall throughout.

The team said they were happy to be putting Bega shooting on the map and sharing skills from these big events at the home club.

The group said they were steadily honing their skills and results at the Bega range were collectively on the rise as well.

The trio are now preparing for the Canberra edition of the Queens event later this year.

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