We are certainly in the busy part of the season, with many representative, college and interclub matches taking place.  Please keep checking your emails for selected team information.

Congratulations to the following shooters on recording new PBs this week: Mitesh Mistry 91.1, Wynter Tickle 84.0 and Graham Tickle 80.1.

Best on the rest was Jason Niedermeyer with a pair of 92.1s.  Jack Day’s 95.3 was the top score in D Grade, ahead of Jaz Hamilton with 94.4, while Josh Whitehead, Mitesh Mistry and Daniel Johnson all recorded 91s – it’s great to see so many achieving scores higher than their grades.  The same applies to C Grade where some phenomenal scores were recorded – Megan Brodie 98.5 and 98.3, Inge Little 98.2 and Cassie Truscott 97.5.  Stephen Thessman shot best in B Grade with 98.4 ahead of Mark Baines with 97.6.  In A Grade David Grain’s 98.4 was highest, and Becky Baines’ 100.7 in Master Grade was the best score shot at the club this week.  Meredith Ackrill and Becky Baines both scored 198.8 in the 20-shot competition, followed by Erin Little with 195.14.

In the Titipounamu match held on Tuesday, the team scored their highest result for many years.  Top Brooklyn shooter was Erin Little with 295.16.  Full results will be available in October.

Round 1 of the secondary schools match was held at the Keene Range yesterday.  Both Wellington College and Marsden were unable to field four-person teams in this round, but shooters were still able to compete as individuals.  Cassie Truscott was top Brooklyn shooter with 94.3 closely followed by Megan Brodie 94.1.  Round 2 will be shot at the Royal Tiger Range in Newtown at 2pm on Sunday 23 August.

An extremely rare draw in the C Grade interclub competition gave both teams 2 points.  Additionally bonus points earned by Megan Brodie 98.5 and Inge Little 98.2 scored Brooklyn an extra 4 points, while Melrose also achieved 2 bonus points taking Melrose’s points to 4.  Another tight match in B Grade, with Brooklyn taking the win by 2 points.  Top shot was Stephen Thessman 98.4.  Our Open Grade team scored a very good win against Melrose, and are now equal with Wellington Central on the points table.  Meredith Ackrill and Becky Baines shared top honours with 198.8.  All Brooklyn teams have byes in Round 3 on Wednesday 19 August.

Results from Round 2 of the Triple S Champs will be available later this week.

The Wright Cup and Osmond Shield matches are being held on Saturday 29 August, with the first squad commencing at 7.30pm.  This is probably the most interesting and hotly contested club competition on the calendar.  The Wright Cup match comprises teams of six shooters (all C and D Graders) with the best five scores counting, and the Osmond Shield match comprises teams of eight shooters (only four of whom can be A Grade or Master Grade) with all scores counting.  Please let me know by Thursday 20 August if you are NOT available for this match – teams will be selected on Friday 21 August.

Upcoming events:

  • Monday 10 August: Interassociation C Grade, 8.00pm + 8.40pm, 2x10. Team: Hamish Guthrey, Inge Little, Cassie Truscott.  Emergency: Clive Brodie.
  • Monday 10 August: Interassociation A Grade, 8.15pm, 1x20. Team: Mark Baines, David Grain, Erin Little.  On call: Stephen Thessman.
  • Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 August: Hawkes Bay Open Champs and Hastings Open Champs.
  • Sunday 16 August: Interassociation Women’s Match, 8.15pm, 1x20. Team: Meredith Ackrill, Becky Baines. Emergency: Cassie Truscott.
  • Wednesday 19 August: Round 3 interclub.  Brooklyn have a bye in all grades.
  • Thursday 20 August: Teams of Five, 8.00pm, 2x20. Team named Friday 14 August.