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COVID-19 Stage 2 Update

posted 2 Jun 2020, 04:30 by Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club
The Maryborough Rifle Championships, which were due to be held next weekend (13-14 June) are cancelled due to COVID-19.  Despite the Stage 2 restrictions coming into effect yesterday (1 June), running a prize meeting with a limitation of 20 people on the premises is not feasible.

The Fraser Coast Show in May was also cancelled and for the first time in 42 years the club did not run it's annual food stall at the show, our main fundraiser for the year.  Planning for an open day/come-n-try has also been put on hold for the time being.  This has meant a slow start to a year the club was expecting to be one of it's biggest years to date.  The main priority for the club will be to return to sport initially by resumption of normal club shooting fixtures.  

A return to club competition shooting is scheduled for 13 - 14 June 2020.

The Club will implement appropriate COVID-19 controls, operate safely and comply with all relevant Queensland Government requirements and directives.

Club shooting competitions will resume as per the Calendar on the following days:
  • Pistol shooting will re-start 1pm on Saturday 13 June 2020 and  9am Tuesday 16 June 2020.
  • Rifle shooting will re-start on Sunday 14 June 2020, Silhouette rifle at 8.30am and Benchrest/Target rifle at 1pm.
  • Air Pistol/Air Rifle 6pm Wednesday 17 June 2020.
  • At other times, individual practice sessions are now permitted for club members only.
With COVID-19 Stage 3 restrictions due to come into effect on July 10, we are hopeful that the other activities planned for later in the year such as the Masters Games may still go ahead.  The club will also be working to setup an opportunity for regular come-and-try sessions for small numbers of people who may be thinking of joining the club.  Watch this space.