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Kings of the range: Geraldton Greenough Rifle Club members Philip Polden, Dennis Marsden, Ash Norwood and Gary Filgate returned home from the Queens Shoot two weekends ago with a truck load of medals to show off.
Kings of the range: Geraldton Greenough Rifle Club members Philip Polden, Dennis Marsden, Ash Norwood and Gary Filgate returned home from the Queens Shoot two weekends ago with a truck load of medals to show off.

Five Geraldton Greenough Rifle Club shooters flew the Mid West flag high at the State’s number one competition two weekends ago at Swanbourne Rifle Club.

Gary Filgate, Ash Norwood, Dennis Marsden, Philip Polden and Robin Fleming all walked away from the target rifle event with a swag of medals.

Filgate was the most impressive, finishing 12th in the Duke of Edinburgh warm-up competition and backing that up with a seventh place in the Queens Prize Shoot.

The two combined scores saw the local sharpshooter finish fifth in the grand aggregate at the end of the competition.

Adding to the stellar weekend, Filgate took home the Officers Cup and gold medals for the 300 and 800 yard ranges.

Chapman Valley Rifle Club shooter Paul Watkins also performed very well, finishing 12th in the overall aggregate competition.

Norwood shot in the F-class division and placed second in the Duke of Edinburgh warm up shoot.

He went on to finish 15th in the Queens competition and seventh in the grand aggregate.

Polden came home with two medals, one for day two aggregate and a gold for 700 yard range in division three.

Marsden, the 1980 Queens Shoot champion did not perform too well at the event this year.

However, prior to the main event Marsden took part in the National Veterans Championships and was crowned national over 60s champion.

He also bagged the Pixie Lee Trophy with Marlin Reed for the highest shooter and coach combination.

To top off the weekend for the Geraldton representatives, they won the Frank Simper Club Team Championship.

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