2019 Wingham Rifle Club Prize Shoot

WINGHAM Rifle Club's prestigious annual prize shoot came down to a battle between Australian representatives and father and son, Jim and Mitchell Bailey from Newcastle.

Both fired perfect rounds in the A-grade event, of 325. However, Jim recorded his fifth win in the shoot when edging out Mitchell on a countback of centres 55-52.

Wingham Rifle Club official Tony Moon said perfect conditions saw some brilliant scores recorded in the two-day event.

"We had six members from the Australian Palmer team compete. They won the world championship this in held in New Zealand for only the third time in history, so getting them here was a coup for us,'' he said.

Both Baileys were in the national team in New Zealand.

It was generally a lean time for the Wingham Rifle Club with a sixth placing by Declan Heaney in target rifle B-grade about the best result. Heaney finished with 382/390.

This was won by Gosford shooter Mariette Rigby with 390/390.

A field of 103 contested the event, which is the biggest prize shoot in Australia.