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RIFLE SHOOTING

I TERRITORIALS AND SEXIOR CADKTH. I Tho second flunual prize-firing eompctiI tion by Territorials and Senior Cadets (colt I place on the Peliehet Bay range, on Saturi day afternoon. Tho competitions were open ito Territorials in the general training secj tion and demur Cadets within Group XIII., i which extends from Abbotsford on the south to Waituii on Ihe north, and wero inaugurated by the Defence authorities to encourage marksmanship amongst the various junior units within that area, and to affordthem an opportunity to compete for shooting prizes on something approaching even terms. The competitions began on Saturday with five rounds of grouping shots at 100 yds range, slow target, shooting with a limit of 20scc for taking aim, snapshooting, and rapid firing at various ranges up to 500 yds, and a championship match at the latter range. Only 47 leoiupetitotts mustered on the range, whereas the number last year was 6-1 all" told. All the competitions were carried out under strict service conditions. Ten competitors qualified to shoot for the championship, -which was won by Sergeant Johnston, with an aggregate of 205 points, Cadet, Ritchie being runner-up with 197 points. Captain R. X. Eraser (group commander) had charge of the arrangements, and was assisted by Lieutenant Dobson. Following are the scores: MATCH I.—;'a) Grouping: Target, second class, 100 yds, five rounds, (b) Slow: Target, second class, 200 yds, five rounds; 20seo each shot. Territorials.—A. J. F. Smith 59. L. F. M'Keefry 38, J. K. A. M'Keefry 57, F. A. crimp 57, A. T. Johnston 37. B. Hardv 35. W. Breim.m 51, A. G. Horner 33, R. Walsh 33, E. M'Farlane 31. Cadets.—ll. M'Crorie 39. G. S. Crimp 38, L. Ritchie 38. M. Smith 37. 11. T. Dunn 36, H. Paislev 35. W. Wright, 55, U. Peters 54, It. M. Breunan 32, A.'W. Davidson 32, R. V. Ritchie 32. MATCH 2.—(a) 'Snap shoctimr: Target, seconds class, 200 yds, live rounds. tl>) Rapid: Target, second class, 200 yds, five rounds. Territorials.—Lieutenant .M'lnnes 34, J. E. A. M'Keefrv 34, F. A. Crimp 32. A. T. Johnston 32, R. Walsh 32, B. Hardy 31, A. J. F. Smith 31, R Allan 30, L. Bisih-nd 27, L. F. M'Keefry 27. Cadets.—S. U. Crimp 35, L. Jervis 34, M. Smith 33. L. Ritchie 32, It. M'Crorie 30, K. Peters 30, R. C. .Steele 30. R. V. Ritchie 30, R. M. Breunan 29, H. T. Dunn 29. MATCH 3.—(ii) Slow: 300 yds, 10 rounds. Conditions as per Match 1 lb), (b) Snap shooting : 300 yds, five rounds. Conditions as per Match 2 (a). Territorials.—A. T. Johnston 53. Lieutenant M'lnnes 48, L. F. M'Keefrv 43, L. Rissland 42, A. J. Dean 42, R. Walsh 42. F. A. Crimp 41, J. E. A. M'Keefj-v 41, C. T. Jarvis 39, B. Hardv 33. Cadets.—L. Rii.chie 56, H. Paidey 49, H. M'Crorie 46, M. Smiili 46, G. S. Crimp 40, H. T. Dunn 40, R. Peters 57. S. R. Crimp 37, C. Macdonald 37, R. C. Steels 35, W. Wright 35. MATCH 4.—Rapid: 500 yds. 10 rounds. Conditions as for practice 7, musketry course. Territorials.-A. T. Johnston 31. W. Hissland 28, F. A, Crimp 28. R. Waish 28, 11. J. Trevcthick 27, Lieutenant. Minurs 27, R. Allan 27, J, E. A. M'Keefry 23, P.. Hardy 22, E. M'Farlane 22. Cadets. —G. S. Crimp 32. R. Montqomeiv 32, M. Smith 30, W. Timms 30, L. V. Cliif 50, K. Ball 28, C. Chrlsteiiseu 28. S. It. Crimp 26, C. M. Sullivan 26, L. Ritchie 25. MATCH s.—Slow: 500 yds. seven rounds; 20sec e.nh shot. Territorials.—A. T. John-non 24, R. Allan 23, F. A. Crimp 21, R. Walsh 20, B. Hardy 19, H. J. Trevcthick 18, T. J. M.'Xab 17. L. Bissland 16. A. J. F. Smith 14. L. F. M'Keefrv 14. J. E. A. M'Keefrv 14. Cndots.—K. V. Ritchie 22. L. Ritchie 21, C. Macdonald 21, B, Brown 21, R. M'Mullan 21. G. Christie 21, M. Smith 20, S. R. Crimp 20, R. M. Breunan 19, G. Edwards 19. MATCH 6.—CIIAMPIOXSHIP. Open to the fifth of the competitors with highest, aggregate in Matches 1 and 5, at 500 yds. Conditions as for practice 7, musketry course. The Honorary Territorials have presented a valuable cup. to be held fr one year by tho winner of first prize in this match. Sergeant A. T. Johnston ... 177 28 Cadet L. Ritchie 172 25 Cadet M. Smith 165 23 Cadet G. S. Crimp 161 2-1 Sergeant F. A. Crimp ... 159 25 Sergt. J- E. A. M'Keefrv ... 149 29 Cadet. H. M'Crorie ...' ... 145 50 Private R. Walsh 155 17 Cadet R. V. Ritchie 140 25—165 Lieutenant M'lnnes 150 10

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RIFLE SHOOTING, Evening Star, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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RIFLE SHOOTING Evening Star, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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