September 2011 BUSHRANGERS & BOLTERS


Over the weekend of Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th of September 2011, The SSAA Mudgee and district branch, Pistol Club held BUSHRANGERS & BOLTERS. This was a 2 day Colonial Action competition held at the Windamere Regional Shooting Complex.


Beautiful weather greeted the 30 competitors from across the state, for Saturday's 10.30am start. Six scenarios of Single Action Colonial Shooting were contested across the day using a combination of Pistols, Rifles and Shotguns and at one stage a rock, for those who didn't own a Derringer.
During the morning, a bus load of junior shooters, on their way to a School Holiday Youth Camp at Tilterweira Station, located near Wanaaring, west of Bourke, stopped in for lunch and a lesson on the basics of Colonial Action. The majority of the boys had not seen, let alone used these type of firearms before but all left with smiles on their faces, from the experience.


The weather had deteriorated a little for Sunday but the shooters toughed it out to complete the two final scenarios of the competition, followed by a BBQ lunch and prize presentation. Everyone who attended had a great time.
Merriwa's Phil Martyn took out Top Gun with a total score of 416.57 for the most accurate shooting and the lowest time taken. Phil also won the Double Action category, followed by John Pond from Mudgee. Single Action was taken out by Ryan Sidorenko scoring 460.0 followed by Don Barwick and John Triggs. The Single Action Target class was won by Warren Payne on 505.71 with Emanuel Mangion second and Graham Roberts of Mudgee third. Top shot for the Ladies was Merriwa's Jill Martyn with a score of 595.14 followed by SSAA (NSW) Executive Director Dianna Melham and Alison Hughes from Mudgee third. First for the Minors class (12 to 18 years) wasTerrence Mangion with 529.59, Georgie Latta came in second and Mudgee'sDanica Roberts was third. TheColonial (black powder) category winner was Barry Fell with 778.87 and Guy Hanlon second.


Over the weekend ofSaturday 24th&Sunday 25th of September 2011, The SSAA Mudgee anddistrict branch, Pistol Club held BUSHRANGERS&BOLTERS. This was a 2 dayColonial Action competition held at the Windamere Regional ShootingComplex.
Beautiful weathergreeted the 30 competitors from across the state, for Saturday's 10.30amstart. Six scenarios of Single Action Colonial Shooting were contested acrossthe day using a combination of Pistols, Rifles and Shotguns and at one stage arock, for those who didn't own a Derringer.
The weather haddeteriorated a little for Sunday but the shooters toughed it out to completethe two final scenarios of the competition, followed by a BBQ lunch and prizepresentation. Everyone who attended had a great time.


Phil Martyn (Merriwa ) took out Top Gun with a total score of 416.57 for the most accurateshooting and the lowest time taken. Phil also won the Double Action category,followed by John Pond ( Mudgee ) 592.24. Single Action was taken out by RyanSidorenko ( Raby ), scoring 460.0 followed by Don Barwick ( Oberon ) 528.18,John Triggs ( Sanctuary Point ) 576.57, Alex Sidorenko ( Raby ) 611.45, JeffBultitude ( Hargraves ) 615.40, Terry James ( Glen Davis ) 723.00 and NoelNield ( Glen Alpine ) 804.80. The Single Action Target class was won by WarrenPayne ( Nowra ) 505.71 with Emanuel Mangion ( Busby ) second 618.48 and GrahamRoberts ( Mudgee ) third 673.66. Top shot for the Ladies was Jill Martyn(Merriwa ) with a score of 595.14 followed by SSAA (NSW) Executive DirectorDianna Melham on 751.46 and Alison Hughes ( Mudgee ) third 1038.96. First forthe Minors wasTerrence Mangion ( Busby)with 529.59, Georgie Latta( Tamworth )second 656.98andDanica Roberts ( Mudgee ) third 917.38. TheColonial (blackpowder) category winner was Barry Fell (Cambridge Park ) 778.87 and GuyHanlon( Bonnyrigg Heights )second 972.71. The Single Action Black Powder classwas taken outby Brian Pierce ( Tamworth) 1246.29. The prize for Best ColonialDress for the weekend was awarded to Dianna Melham.

 



May 2011 Single Action Revolver State Championships



Over the weekend of Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd of May, the SSAA Mudgee & District Branch hosted the
2011 Single Action Revolver State Championships at the Windamere Regional Shooting Complex.


It has been several years since these championships have been hosted by the Mudgee branch but a pleasing

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of 20 shooters attended the competition despite it clashing with another shoot at Condobolin.
Friday kicked off with the usual smoke and noise of 4 scenarios of Black Powder. Phil Martyn from Merriwa took out 1st place, John Triggs from Sanctuary Point came in 2nd and Bathurst's Michele Rose was both 3rd overall and highest placed lady.
Phil Martyn also took out the Black Powder Long Range Pistol event reaching the 100 meter target, no mean feat with a Percussion Revolver.


The 8 scenarios for Cartridge Pistol, shot over Saturday and Sunday were extremely challenging due to the well designed Stage Books written by Jeff Bultitude. He had many of us scratching our heads, with all the loading, unloading and counting of empty cylinders but it all added to the fun.
Oberon's Tom Coulter had a great weekend taking out Top Gun, Top Male, First for Modern Sights and the Speed Pistol match. Top Lady was won by Merriwa's Jill Martyn who also won the Long Range event with Modern sights at a distance of 70 meters. Danica Roberts won the Top Junior medal and also come 3rd in the Rimfire class, just nipping at the heels of her mother. Ralph Imber from Sydney was 1st with Traditional Sights and also took out the Long Range Traditional Sights class, shooting all the was to 100 meters. Don Barwick from Oberon won speed loading / unloading competition
The event wrapped up after the final scenarios on Sunday with a BBQ lunch and presentation of Medals and prizes after a very enjoyable weekend, avoiding both the predicted rain and apocalypse.


March 2011 SSAA NSW Colonial Action Championships



SSAA NSW Colonial Action Championships were hosted by the SSAA Mudgee Pistol Club Colonial Action group the "Cudgegong Troopers" on 25th, 26th & 27th March 2011


Thirty five shooters travelled from Sydney, Newcastle, Tamworth, Nowra, Oberon, Bathurst and Orange to join local enthusiasts at the Windamere Shooting Complex for the 2011 SSAA NSW Colonial Action Championships. The theme for this year was “Colonials at War” and the cover photograph on the stage book was that of Hargraves shooter and State Colonial Discipline Chair Jeff Bultitude‘s Grandfather, a member of the Australian Light Horse during the Boer War.

Black powder and long range rifle including a 310 Martini Cadet shoot were the highlights of Friday competition with the main stages being shot Saturday and Sunday. Main events were followed on Saturday by the speed pistol, rifle and shotgun competitions and on Sunday by the sausage sizzle and awards presentation.
Gold Medals were awarded in the following categories:-
Top Gun Ryan Sidorenko Raby
Colonial (black powder) Barry Fell Cambridge Park
Single Action Ryan Sidorenko Raby
Single Action Target Emanuel Mangion Busby
Double Action John Pond Mudgee
Lady Michele Rose Bathurst
Senior Tom Coulter Oberon
Minor (12 to 18 years) Terrence Mangion Busby
For the second successive year top Minor shooter Terrence Mangion finished 2nd overall to Ryan Sidorenko in the "Top Gun" competition. Maybe Top Gun next year Terrence?

Certificates were awarded to winners in the following categories:-
Best Colonial Dress (Saturday) Guy Hanlon Bonnyrigg Heights
Stan Triggs Memorial Black Powder Mini Ball Shoot Barrie Pennings Canley Vale
Stan Triggs Memorial Black Powder Patch Ball Shoot John Pond Mudgee
Long Range Rifle Single Shot Michele Rose Bathurst
Long Range Rifle Lever Action Rifle Caliber Emanuel Mangion Busby
Long Range Rifle Lever Action Pistol Caliber Noel Nield Glen Alpine
310 Martini Cadet Rifle Michele Rose Bathurst
Speed Events Speed Pistol Dennis Phillips Shortland
Speed Rifle James Bultitude Mona Vale
Speed Shotgun Ryan Sidorenko Raby

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