Club Shooting

It was a tough competition amongst the D Graders at the club last night, with all five present shooting in the 90s. Ewan Mirza's 94.3 came out on top ahead of Kate Yu's 93.3 and Analin Rudd's 93.1. Jaz Hamilton continued his on-form shooting, scoring 99.2 to lead C Grade ahead of Jack Day's 95.3. 96.2 was the score of the night for our B Graders, with four members (Clive Brodie, Inge Little, Stephen Thessman, and Cassie Truscott) achieving this score to share top honours for the grade. Top spot in the higher grades was also hotly contested. Evan Little's 100.7 came in one inner ahead of Megan Brodie's 100.6 - great shooting from both! Megan's fine form continued with her 197.13 the highest 20-shot of the night, followed by Meredith Ackrill's 196.9. 

Closed Champs
The results for Round 3 of the Closed Champs competition have been published. At the halfway mark for the competition, Brooklyn members continue to hold on to their good placings:
  • Bex Baines: 2nd Master Grade, 1st Womens
  • Erin Little: 2nd A Grade
  • Meredith Ackrill: 3rd A Grade
  • Cassie Truscott: 2nd B Grade
  • Jaz Hamilton: 2nd C Grade
  • Ewan Mirza: 3rd D Grade
Wellington Open Champs - 16 & 17 July
Wellington Smallbore Rifle Association (WSRA) is hosting the Wellington Open Championship competition on 16 and 17 July.  All BSRC members are encouraged to participate in the competition, regardless of grade or experience.  This is a great opportunity for those new to shooting to have a go at a competition on our home range.
 
Junior members are encouraged to come along on Saturday morning to participate in shooting, as our coaches will be there to assist you.
 
Next Week
  • Sunday 18 July is week 2 of the 3rd series in the Club Competition
  • Targets for Round 4 of the Closed Champs Competition are due Sunday 18 July
Marking Course - Reminder
The Wellington Association is running a marking course at 10am on Sunday 25 July. This course is free for association members, and open to others wishing to support the sport. If you have not participated in this course, please consider doing so.  It’s a great way to learn more about your sport.  Numbers are currently too low to make it viable.  See the marking course poster for more details, and register by emailing Bev Newton.
 
Upcoming events
  • Thursday 14 July, Interclub Round 4. C Grade v Wellington Central, 7.45pm: Finn Ashby, Jack Day, Jaz Hamilton (captain), Ewan Mirza. B Grade, bye. Open Grade v Wellington Central, 8.45pm: Meredith Ackrill, Bex Baines, Erin Little, Evan Little (captain)
  • Friday/Saturday 15/16 July, Wellington Open 
  • Sunday 18 July, Closed Champs Round 4 due
  • Thursday 22 July, NDC Round 5, 7.30pm (teams will be named Friday 16 July)
  • Saturday 24 July, Manawatu Open Champs, Palmerston North
Club Shooting
Analin Rudd led D Grade with an excellent D Grade score of 95.3, Ewan Mirza followed with another excellent D Grade score of 94.2. Our newest members are putting in some great effort and their scores are reflecting that. Jaz Hamilton's 98.4 was the top score in C Grade, followed closely by Jack Day's 97.4. Several of our B graders shot 97 this week; Cassie Truscott and Dianne Grain both getting 97.6 and Mark Riley 97.2. Megan Brodie had a great night shooting (100.9 for her estimated Closed Champ score, 100.6 and 98.8 for her club cards). Meredith Ackrill's 99.6 was the next highest 10 shot for the night. Top honours for the 20 shots this week went to Megan with 198.11. 
 
Training
Thanks to Mark Robinson for running our 'Junior Training Session' and many thanks to Cassie for being our scribe. A reminder of your homework - get yourself a notebook just for shooting and write into it the shooting steps which Cassie wrote up on the board (photo below).  Mark says "your homework will be checked next week!” - so bring your notebook to shooting.
 
Next Week
Sunday 11 July is the start of the 3rd series in the Club Competition. 
 
School students: Round 2 targets for the Triple S Champs need to be shot by Sunday 11 July.
 
Wellington Open - 16 & 17 July
Wellington Smallbore Rifle Association (WSRA) is hosting the Wellington Open Championship competition on 16 and 17 July.  All BSRC members are encouraged to participate in the competition, regardless of grade or experience.  This is a great opportunity for those new to shooting to have a go at a competition on our home range.
 
Junior members are encouraged to come along on Saturday morning to participate in shooting, as our coaches will be there to assist you.
 
You will have seen the email on Sunday requesting assistance in helping run the event. If you are not sure how you can help but would be available between either 10am to 11:15am or 11:15am to 12:30pm, then let the Club Captain know and an appropriate job can be assigned to you.
 
Marking Course - Reminder
The Wellington Association is running a marking course at 10am on Sunday 25 July. This course is free for association members. See the marking course poster for more details, and register by emailing Bev Newton.
 
Upcoming events
  • Monday 5 July, 8.15pm, Interassociation Women's: Meredith Ackrill, Bex Baines, Megan Brodie, Cassie Truscott. Emergency: Inge Little
  • Tuesday 6 July, 7:30pm, Club Committee Meeting
  • Saturday 10 July, Waikato Open
  • Sunday 11 July, Triple S Champs Round 2 due
  • Thursday 14 July, Interclub Round 4 - teams to be selected
  • Friday/Saturday 15/16 July, Wellington Open
  • Sunday 18 July, Closed Champs Round 4 due

Club Shooting

It was a bit different at the club last night with Level 2 restrictions meaning only half the mounds could be used. Despite this, there was plenty of shooting done and some good scores recorded. Kate Yu led D Grade with a new PB of 97.1 - congratulations! Ewan Mirza followed with another excellent D Grade score of 95.1. It's great to see our newest members steadily improving. Jaz Hamilton's 97.3 was the top score in C Grade, followed by Finn Ashby's 94.3. Cassie Truscott's 98.5 took the top spot in B Grade ahead of Inge Little's 96.3. Meredith Ackrill's 99.6 was the highest 10 shot for the night, one point ahead of Evan Little's 98.7. Top honours for the 20 shots this week were shared between three shooters, with Meredith Ackrill, Evan Little, and Cassie Truscott all shooting 196.9. 
 
Wairarapa Open
Several Brooklyn members travelled to Masterton on Saturday to compete in the Wairarapa Open Champs. Meredith Ackrill continued her winning streak, scoring 296 to come first in A Grade - congratulations!
 
Next Week
Sunday 4 July is the second break week in the club competition, and so there will be a focus on tips and advice from our coaches, led by Mark Robinson.
 
Upcoming events
  • Wednesday 30 June, 8.00pm, Titipounamu Match: Meredith Ackrill, Megan Brodie, David Grain, Erin Little, Evan Little
  • Thursday 1 July, 7.30pm, NDC Round 4. Open Team: Meredith Ackrill, Bex Baines, David Grain, Evan Little, Mark Riley. Composite Team: Erin Little, Stephen Thessman. Junior Team: Cassie Truscott. Emergencies: Mark Baines, Inge Little
  • Saturday 3 July, Whanganui Open Champs, Wanganui
  • Monday 5 July, 8.15pm, Interassociation Women's: Meredith Ackrill, Bex Baines, Megan Brodie, Cassie Truscott. Emergency: Inge Little
 
 

Club Shooting

Wynter Tickle led D Grade this week with a 94.2, followed by Graham Tickle's 92.2. Top shot for C Grade was Jaz Hamilton's 95.2 ahead of Jack Day with 92.2. Inge Little scored highest in B grade (98.5) with Clive Brodie a point behind (97.3). Bex Baines' 100.5 was top shot for the night with Meredith Ackrill close behind on 99.5. Top honours for the 20 shots were shared by Mark Baines and Erin Little, both scoring 194.8. 
 
SSS Champs
Scores for the first round of the SSS champs have been published. Megan Brodie's 100.6 has her placed 1st in A Grade and 3rd overall currently. Cassie Truscott is placed 1st in B Grade. The Wellington College team is ranked 14th, with a score three points higher than the 15th ranked Samuel Marsden team.
If you have any questions about college shooting, please direct your queries to Craig Fair or Stephen Thessman, who are running the college shooting programme this year.
 
Marking
Although we all come for the shooting, the marking of targets is also a crucial part of the sport. Everyone should learn to mark - both to help out with the running of the club, and to give you the skills to check that your targets have been marked correctly. Come along to the marking room at the beginning of a squad you are not shooting on to have a go.
If you are very keen, the Wellington Association is running a marking course at 10am on Sunday 25 July. This course is free for association members. See the marking course poster for more details, and register by emailing Bev Newton.
For all markers, some housekeeping to keep the marking room running smoothly. Please: 
  1. make sure all scores are recorded on both the squad card and the scoresheet
  2. remember to write the inners, even if zero
  3. for all cards, write in the P/C column if the card was a comp (C), practice (P), SSS, or closed champs estimate (CC est)
  4. if closed champs cards were shot on the round, please write the estimate score in the scoresheet and sign and date the back of the card
Upcoming events
  • Saturday 26 June, Wairarapa Open Champs, Martinborough 
  • Sunday 27 June, 8.00pm, Interassociation D Grade: Chris Dunning, Analin Rudd. Emergencies: Josh Whitehead, Ewan Mirza.
  • Sunday 27 June, 8.15pm, Interassociation B Grade: Stephen Thessman. Emergency: Cassie Truscott. On call: Mark Riley
  • Sunday 27 June, Closed Champs Round 3 due
  • Wednesday 30 June, 8.00pm, Titipounamu Match: Meredith Ackrill, Megan Brodie, David Grain, Erin Little, Evan Little
  • Thursday 1 July, 7.30pm, NDC Round 4 (teams selected Friday 25 July)
  • Saturday 3 July, Wanganui Open Champs, Wanganui
 

Club Shooting

It was another busy night at the club with Brooklyn hosting Round 3 of Interclub. Many thanks to everyone who helped this run smoothly.
 
Top shot in D Grade was Chris Dunning with 95.3 followed by Kate Yu's 93.2. Jaz Hamilton led C Grade with a score of 97.4. Ross Little's 97.3 was the top score in B Grade ahead of Cassie Truscott's 96.5. David Grain and Erin Little shared top honours for the higher grades, both scoring 98.5. The top two 20 shot scores of the night were recorded by members of our Open Grade interclub team (perfect team selection!). Megan Brodie scored a new PB of 199.11 to come in one point ahead of Bex Baines' 198.11 - congratulations!
 
NDC
Round 3 of NDC was shot on Thursday night. Wellington recorded a clean sweep against Canterbury, winning in all sections. Top shot in the Junior team was Megan Brodie with 198.10, placing her second out of all the juniors in Division One. Top shot for Brooklyn in the Composite team was Stephen Thessman with 287.10. Top shot for Brooklyn in the Open team was Erin Little with 295.15.
 
Hutt Valley Open Champs
Several Brooklyn members attended the Hutt Valley Open on Saturday and shot well against some tough competition. Erin Little placed 3rd in A Grade with a score of 295.15. Stephen Thessman placed 3rd in B Grade with a score of 288.10.
 
Interclub
The Interclub competition continues to be challenging across all grades. Unfortunately our C Grade team recorded a loss against a strong South Wellington team. Top shot for Brooklyn was Jaz Hamilton with 91.0. However, our B Grade team won by 3 points against Wellington Central. Top shot for Brooklyn was Cassie Truscott with 96.5. Our Open Grade team had a phenomenal win of 19 points against South Wellington, recording a total score of 790.42. Top shot for Brooklyn was Megan Brodie's 199.11.
 
Closed Champs
The results from Round 2 of the Closed Champs competition have been published and Brooklyn members continue to place well.
  • Erin Little - 1st A Grade
  • Meredith Ackrill - 3rd A Grade
  • Cassie Truscott - 3rd B Grade
  • Jaz Hamilton - 2nd C Grade
  • Finn Ashby - 3rd C Grade
  • Ewan Mirza - 2nd D Grade
  • Megan Brodie - 1st Juniors
  • Bex Baines - 1st Womens
 
Upcoming events
  • Tuesday 15 June, Wellington v Christchurch. Juniors, 7.45pm: Finn Ashby, Cassie Truscott  Womens8.15pm: Meredith Ackrill, Bex Baines, Erin Little Emergency: Cassie Truscott
  • Saturday 19 June, Southern Hawkes Bay Open Champs, Dannevirke
  • Saturday 26 June, Wairarapa Open Champs, Martinborough 
  • Sunday 27 June, Interassociation D Grade (team selected Friday 18 June)
  • Sunday 27 June, Interassociation B Grade (team selected Friday 18 June)
  • Sunday 27 June, Closed Champs Round 3 due
  • Wednesday 30 June, 8.00pm, Titipounamu Match (team selected Friday 18 June)
  • Thursday 1 July, 7.30pm, NDC Round 4 (teams selected Friday 25 July)
  • Saturday 3 July, Wanganui Open Champs, Wanganui