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Club shooting
Top shot off the rest this week was Ben Dunning's 95.4 with father Chris only inners behind on 95.1. Josh Whitehead's 94.4 led D grade ahead of a new PB of 94.2 by Graham Tickle. Jaz Hamilton shot extremely well to land top of C grade with a 98.6. Clive Brodie led B grade with a 98.3 ahead of Stephen Thessman's 97.6. Erin Little's 99.7 was top of the higher grades ahead of Mark Baines' 97.6. Inge Little shot a new PB of 195.9 to come top of the 20 shot competition, one point ahead of Stephen Thessman's 194.7. Clive Brodie also shot well in the 20 shots, scoring a new PB of 192.9 - congratulations!
 
Next week will be a busy day for club shooting. Welcome to our five new members, Ben Dunning, Chris Dunning, Analin Rudd, Kate Yu and Jemima Jackson, who will be fitted into jacket and sling at 4.30pm.  At 6:00pm four new Marsden students and two adults will start a four week introductory programme. 
 
Club night begins for members at 6:30pm as usual.  With the six visitors, the club rifles will be in demand, being shared between new and experienced shooters. Please be prepared to be flexible, and read the notice board when you arrive to see how this will affect you.  Please also be prepared to pitch in and help with preparing, hanging, retrieving or marking targets.

Teams of Ten
The Teams of Ten, one of the biggest shoots of the year, was held in Palmerston North over the weekend. This year Wellington entered two teams, the #1 team shooting for Rees Scroll and the #2 team for the Jim Hart Trophy. 11 Brooklyn members took part in the matches. The Jim Hart Trophy was extremely close, with Wellington coming second by only a point to Hutt Valley. Cassie Truscott was top shot from Brooklyn in the Wellington #2 team with a 384.13. The Wellington #1 team came 4th in the Rees Scroll, one placing higher than in 2019. 
 
Meredith Ackrill was top shot overall for Wellington. Her score of 396.25 placed her 4th out of all shooters who attended the match - congratulations!   Well done to Cassie and Stephen Thessman, who participated in this competition for the first time, and thanks to Craig Fair for managing the Wellington #2 Team. 
 
Upcoming events:
  • Thursday 20 May, 7.30pm, NDC Round 2. Open team: Meredith Ackrill, Bex Baines, David Grain, Erin Little, Evan Little. Composite team: Stephen Thessman. Junior team: Finn Ashby, Cassie Truscott. Emergencies: Mark Baines, Mark Riley.
  • Saturday 22 May, Poroutawhao Open Champs, Levin (see attached flyer)
  • Tuesday 25 May, Interclub Round 2. C Grade v Melrose7.45pm. B Grade, bye. Open Grade v Melrose, 8.45pm (Teams selected Friday 21 May)
  • Sunday 6 June: Closed Champs Round 2 due