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SSSChamps Intro



The National Secondary Schools' Shooting Championship - better known as The NZ Triple S Champs - is New Zealand's newest shooting competition and is now in its 12th year. It is open to all NZ secondary school students. This is aimed at giving secondary school shooters the chance to compete nationally for both individual and team glory and recognition.

Round 1 10 shot card Completed by Sunday 26th June

Round 2 10 shot card Completed by Sunday 10th July 

Round 3 10 shot card Completed by Sunday 14th August

Round 4 20 shot card Completed by Sunday 11th September


It's all over for 2022 and what an amazing final round it was.  Megan Brodie had left the door open a crack for Emmily MacLean to have a chance of winning, but Megan's 198.17 (a 98.7 on the first card and, yes, a 100.10 on the second!!!) was enough to seal the deal and win by just a point and two inners. Congratulations, Megan Brodie - our overall Champion for 2022 (and Master Grade Champion as well)

Emmily MacLean took 2nd place overall, clear of D Grader Sama Sooialo whose incredible final round of 200.10 rocketed her from 11th into 3rd place.  Brilliant shooting from all of you.


Congratulations to our A Grade winner - Piper Benbow, finishing 4 points ahead of Madi Tourle whose great final round lifted her into 2nd place, just a single point ahead of 3rd placed Ryan Booth.

Congratulations to Emmily MacLean who led B Grade from start to finish.  If our calculations are correct, her 494.31 is the highest ever shot in B Grade in the history of this competition!  Caley McNair and Finn Darrall both had great final rounds to lift them to 2nd and 3rd places respectively.

Congratulations to Matilda Panchaud who continued her winning form into the final round to secure 1st place in C GradePhoebe McKenzie's final round 194.06 lifted her to 2nd place with Harry Newrick jumping up from 5th spot to take 3rd place.

Congratulations to Sama Sooialo who absolutely crushed it with a 200.10 in the final round to take a well-deserved 1st place in D Grade.  Alesha Alexander was another shooter to have a great final round to go from 4th to 2nd place and Zara Shannon similarly made the jump from 5th to secure 3rd place.

Darfield College's run in the top spot of the Teams event was brought to an abrupt halt by Ashburton's Number 1 team that outscored Darfield by an incredible 20 points to take 1st place, with Darfield coming home ahead of Ashburton's Nr 2 team.


We hope you enjoyed this year's competition as much as we did.  It was amazing to see those scores coming through each round, with so many shooters achieving personal best scores under the competition pressure, even with the continuing interuptions caused by COVID.  Well done to all you shooters and your coaches, your schools and your families who have supported and encouraged you throughout this season.


Best wishes for a relaxing Summer break (unless you're continuing with your indoor training or trying your hand at outdoor in which case keep working on your form and the results are sure to follow).


Kind regards,

The SSS Champs Coordinators



Round 3 is done and the pressure is ratcheting up.  Megan Brodie (Queen Margaret College) posted a 100.5 - the first 100 of this year's competition to take the lead from Emmily MacLean by one point, though Emmily has an incredible 20 inners to Megan's 16.  Amelia Swann remains in third place, but with a 20 shot final round it's still anyone's for the taking.  Last year there were four 198's and a 199 in the final round... who knows how this year will end? 

In A grade, Piper Benbow has stretched out to a 3 point lead over Ryan Booth.  In B grade, Amelia Swann is 2 points behind Emmily MacLean with Caley McNair just another 2 points behind.  Matilda Panchaud is out to a 4 point lead over Blake Woolley in C Grade with Alex Thomas and Analin Rudd 2 points behind.  Lexi Thomson-Hall has a 2 point lead over Sama Sooialo in D Grade with Luke Rhodes another point behind.


Darfield High remains in first place in the Teams event with Ashburton's Number 1 team still leading their Number 2 team.


Well done to all shooters for maintaining such great results.  With the competition scores being so close, and with COVID continuing to impact on clubs and competitors, please make sure that you get your final cards shot before the deadline (Sunday 11th September).


Round 2  is over.  

The top shot this round was Emmily MacLean (Craighead Diocesan School) with 99.7. This has moved her into first place (198.13) ahead of Megan Brodie (Queen Margaret College) and Amelia Swann (Mt Hutt College) both just a point behind on 197.11.

In the Teams event Darfield High have overtaken Ashburton College to lead by just 1 point. Ashburton College #2 are in third place just 4 points ahead of Dannevirke High.


That's Round 1 done, and some great scores right from the start.  Amelia Swann (Mt Hutt College) and Megan Brodie (Queen Margaret College) both shot impressive 99.8's but they can't afford to relax with Emmily MacLean (Craighead Diocesan School) a mere 2 inners behind them.

In the graded section, Megan Brodie is leading Master Grade.   Piper Benbow and Ryan Booth (both from DarfieldHigh School) are leading A Grade, separated by only 3 inners.  Amelia Swann and Emmily MacLean are certainly going head to head in B Grade with their 99's.  Kate Yu (Samuel Marsden Collegiate) posted a fantastic 98.7 to lead C Grade.  Luke Rhodes (Ashburton College) shot a great 98.4 to lead D Grade.  

In the Teams event, four teams shot in the 380's and are separated by just 4 points so it's definitely too early to start to pick any winners! 


The results after Round 4:









Is this a team or an individual thing?

Both! Every shooter enters an individual category first. Then, if 4 or 5 individual shooters at a school want to, they can put a team together. Schools can enter as many teams as they wish (of course, one shooter can only shoot for one team!).

What are the categories?

Master Grade

  • A Grade
  • B Grade
  • C Grade
  • D Grade
  • Ungraded

Teams can be made up of shooters from any grades (including ungraded). The winning teams will be the one with the highest scores.

The prizes

At the end of the competition, badges and certificates will be awarded for:

  • the top 3 shooters in each individual category, and
  • the top 3 teams, and
  • the top 3 individual shooters.

Certificates will also be awarded to the top 3 schools in the team event.

If you have any questions, please email Evan Little.

You can also download the entry form here: 2022 SSS Champs Entry Form (right-click and download)