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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 fifth 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.

Why create a new competition?

What we've been hearing from the junior shooters at our club is that there are not enough regular secondary school competitions.

We know that the junior shooters:

  • love regular competition (each club night they are up at the ladder checking out who they are challenging or being challenged by)
  • love badges (all marksmen and rep badges are proudly worn on school uniforms and blazers)
  • do not get to shoot enough 20 shot targets

So, we have decided to do something about that. We've put together a competition for junior shooters that can be shot at all levels over the course of the season.

Who is running this?

The Brooklyn Smallbore Rifle Club (BSRC) is Wellington's largest smallbore shooting club. For a several years now, the BSRC has provided facilities, equipment and coaching for Wellington secondary school shooters. A number of these juniors are currently in, or have been through, the TSNZ Junior Development Squad (JDS) so we've seen what happens when they're given support and competition. We know there are also a number of other clubs out there doing the same thing and there are a large number of juniors being trained and shooting on a regular basis.

Who is eligible to shoot?

The Triple S Champs are open to competitors from any NZ Secondary School.

When do entries need to be in by?

Your entries and payments need to be in by Friday 22nd May 2015.  You can download the entry form here: 2015 SSS Champs Entry Form (right-click and download)

What do they shoot, and by when?

Each shooter will complete 3 x 10's and 1 x 20 (i.e. it's shot over 4 rounds), with each round in 2015 being shot as follows:

Round 1 10 shot card Completed by Sunday 7th June

Round 2 10 shot card Completed by Sunday 5th July

Round 3 10 shot card Completed by Sunday 2rd August

Round 4 20 shot card Completed by Sunday 6th September

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: 2015 SSS Champs Entry Form (right-click and download)