VRA 2017 Open Prize Meet

The First Ever VRA Prize Meet

In the long history of the VRA it was discovered that they had never really run a prize meet on their own it was always by a member club. Well on Sunday the 26th of November 2017 in a thundery start the prize meet began.

The format of the shoot was to be 15 shots at 800 yrds and 15 shots at 900 yrds something a bit different to the standard 10 shots. Again the Team of Graeme Kerr, Marty Kelly and David Wallace took on the challenge after a very hot and dehydrating day before and an ominous start with bolt lightning striking all around and the sound of the heavens roaring. As it turned out when shooting began the weather other than an often tricky wind was very genial to the competitors.

VRA OPM 2017

Shooting in F standard A grade Graeme Kerr took fist place with 175.4 just one point ahead of Marty Kelly in second place with 174.9.  It was battle all day where the range score gave the best indication staring at 800 Graeme shot a 90.7 ( only 0.3 off a perfect score) Marty 89.7 then at 900 Graeme 85.7 and Marty 85.2.  What a match on the notoriously difficult  Bendigo long ranges. David Wallace in his first year finished in fine style in F Standard B grade winning both at 800 and 900 yards and the grand aggregate with 88.4(800), 77.2 (900) and a fist place winning 165.6.