A relaxing day at the club yesterday with lots of the usual banter.  The four-week introductory programme has now been completed, and the club competition will commence on 5 April.  Each grade this season has a good number of shooters which should lead to excellent competition for both the club competition and securing a place in an interclub team.

Mark Baines took top 20-shot honours this week with a very impressive 198.13 (including a 99.9).  Meredith Ackrill finished four inners ahead of Bex Gibbs in the top grades (98.7 and 98.3 respectively), and Stephen Thessman recorded an excellent 97.5 in B Grade.  Emily Lockery’s 95.2 was best in C Grade, followed by Cassie Truscott with 93.1.  And in D Grade Jaz Hamilton scored highest with 92.1 ahead of Steven Jia on 86.0.  On the rest, top shot was Mitesh Mistra with 88.0.

The club is practising social distancing by using only even mounds with coaching from either the back of the mound or on the next even mound.  The committee welcomes other suggestions members may have.

The North Island Association has advised that with the Government’s announcement last Thursday of a ban on gatherings of more than 100 people indoors, the 2020 Teams of Ten match has had to be postponed.  The next step is to look at the possibility of holding the match later in 2020, which will be dependent on the progression of the COVID-19 virus. The trials scheduled to be held on 5 and 19 April will no longer take place.  A decision regarding the Wellington v Horowhenua match scheduled for Sunday 26 April at Poroutawhao will be advised once known. 

The Bulls Open Champs scheduled for 10 and 11 April has been cancelled.

BSRC will hold its 2020 AGM next Sunday at 7.30pm. The current committee would love to see some new members stepping up, so if you would like to be involved put your name forward at the meeting.  The committee meets monthly from March to October.  BSRC subs will be confirmed at the AGM.

Thanks to our many members who help out each week to ensure the smooth running of club days.  It’s great to see everyone pitching in.

Upcoming events:

  • Sunday 29 March, 6.30pm.
  • Sunday 29 March, 7.30pm, BSRC AGM.
  • Saturday 4 April, Colyton Club Open Champs, Feilding.
  • Sunday 5 April, club competition commences.