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World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« on: December 06, 2011, 05:10:56 PM »
I am putting this post up with the permission of Dave Abbott who is our WBSF delegate. It is not too early to begin thinking about participating in this event.

Details for the match can be found at http://www.wbc2013.com.au/

One of the first steps anyone who is interested in competing at this event needs to do, is to become a member of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH). Under WBSF rules only one organization from each country can submit a team. OFAH is the recognized organization for Canada. In order to be eligible for the team you will need to be a member in good standing with OFAH during 2012 and 2013. Take note the 2013 team will be selected during 2012. OFAH is a strong supporter of the World Team and this is very much appreciated by the shooters.

Interested parties can obtain an OFAH membership by mailing a cheque for $33.50 to:

Dave Abbott
4 PINE HILL   R.R.1
BARRIE, ONTARIO L4M 4Y8

Dave can also be reached at: dave.abbott@sympatico.ca






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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 09:05:30 AM »
It appears that we have our two teams set for the Worlds.
I sure would have likes to be able to have throwen my hat into the mix.
All the rest of us shooters that are not going will be cheering you all on and wishing you great success.
Thank you to the folks who did step up to the plate to represent Canada.
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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 01:06:20 PM »
Let me know if you have any questions about the WBC 13 range. I have been shooting BR matches on that range for 12 years.

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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 01:48:07 PM »
With Dave's approval, here are the teams for 2013:

TEAM 1                               
George Carter
Vera Carter
Andy Laidlaw
Wayne Miller
 
TEAM 2
Rick Pollock
Dan Henderson
Bob Richards
Hugh Williamson
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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 03:54:40 PM »
Not a bad group of shooters.......................

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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2013, 04:50:00 PM »
Please take note we have received some terrific support from our sponsors for WBC12. I would like to thank those that have assisted in making this possible:

APRA - Alberta Provincial Rifle Association
BRSC - Bench Rest Shooters Canada
Bill Gammon Inc.
Elmira Rod & Gun Club
Mitchell Bullets
OFAH - Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
Plenty O' Patches - Dan Opel
Rolling Mix Concrete
Rosebud Silhouette & Benchrest Club
SORSA - Southern Ontario Rifle Shooters Association
Top Gun Coatings
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WBC 12 Sydney 2013
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2013, 08:56:57 PM »
Just over 1 month away. I hope our teams have all equipment decisions made and are confirming everything is ready to go for competition. Is the Rosebud range open for the Western team to practice? All the best to our Team Canada members.

Rob

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Re: WBC 12 Sydney 2013
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2013, 03:47:34 PM »
The amount of paperwork has been a real eye opener - won't be relocating to Australia any time soon...

We're learning Rosebud all over again - the range has a more predictable side now!

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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2013, 08:33:47 PM »
I merged the two topics, hope Rob and Bob don't mind. Just wanted everything in one place including our sponsors. Just over 1 week away. Most are leaving on the 14th, and arrive morning of the 16th.

Equipment decisions have been made, now packing decisions must be made!

I will try and keep this page update and you should also see results and pictures at http://www.wbc2013.com.au/

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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2013, 08:57:18 PM »
FYI

Tuesday    15th October    Unofficial Practice
Wednesday    16th October    Unofficial Practice
Thursday    17th October    Unofficial Practice
Friday    18th October    Official Practice
Saturday    19th October    Official Practice/Technical Meeting
Sunday    20th October    Flag Setting - Range Closed
Monday    21st October    LV 100 yds
Tuesday    22nd October    HV 100 yds
Wednesday    23rd October    LV 200 yds
Thursday    24th October    HV 200 yds
Friday    25th October    HV 200 yds 10 Shot

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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2013, 12:25:03 PM »
Our best wishes to all members of Team Canada.
Have a great trip and enjoy your shoot.
Wish I was going.
DanO

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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2013, 01:32:30 PM »
Safe travels and good luck team Canada. 
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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2013, 10:29:40 PM »
GO CANADA GO

Best of luck to our teams. I hope everyone does their best and has a good time. We will be following form home.

Rob

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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2013, 11:18:23 AM »
Latest update from Rick.

Trip was fine. Customs etc was fine no paperwork issues.  Got to the range yesterday. Unpacked everything but didn't shoot everyone was exhausted. Today will be our first day shooting. Range is interesting as it is sort of cut into a hill lots of trees around. Winds will be fun!Hotel wifi is down.

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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2013, 12:49:40 PM »
Finally have some wifi!

It is about 32C here. Winds were out of this world on the Thursday practice day. More practice to follow today (Friday).

Most competitors appear to have arrived. Looking at about 85 shooters. Our designated team drivers (Dan and Hugh) have exhibited fantastic skills navigating the 30 kms to the range including numerous roundabouts taken in the seemingly wrong direction.

Pictures to follow once I find a download cable.


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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2013, 04:16:36 AM »
Friday practice was a nice day with light to medium winds. Conditions were readable. Mirage was nutty in the afternoon, often causing the scoring rings and mothball to disappear on the practice targets. Saturday is the last practice day.


Tony Boyer, Ed Adams


Dan Henderson


Hugh Williamson


Firing Line


Bob Richards


George Carter


Bob Richards, Hugh Williamson


Loading Area


Loading Area


Loading Area


Wayne Miller, Andy Laidlaw, George Carter


Range


Range


Range


Bus and thrill loving passengers


Ian Owen


Range


Vera Carter


Andy Laidlaw


Walt Berger
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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2013, 07:12:54 AM »
Great pictures Rick, keep them coming as we are watching.

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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2013, 01:18:31 PM »
For those that are interested, the range is under a rather restrictive protocol to keep bullets from leaving the range. The overhang is only a few inches above the bullets path. You cannot see the targets unless you are seated at the bench. The overhang is designed to deflect bullets and also has a noise dampening material over it.

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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2013, 05:02:02 AM »
A few more pictures. Saturday was a great day. Nice readable conditions.

No shooting on Sunday, flag setting and a social gathering are planned.


Hugh Williamson and Wayne Miller


Hugh Williamson, Bob Richards, Dan Henderson


Bruce Lenton


Todd Tyler


Wayne Miller


Seb Lambang

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Re: World Benchrest Championships 2013 - Sydney, Australia
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