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!
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.
- 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 Melrose, 7.45pm. B Grade, bye. Open Grade v Melrose, 8.45pm (Teams selected Friday 21 May)
- Sunday 6 June: Closed Champs Round 2 due
There was some phenomenal shooting off the rest this week with Analin Rudd scoring 96.3 and Ben Dunning shooting 94.2. Top shot in D grade was Josh Whitehead with a 94.3 followed by Ewan Mirza's 91.3. Jaz Hamilton led C grade with a 96.3. Dianne Grain's 99.4 was top of B grade ahead of Clive Brodie's 97.3. In the higher grades Megan Brodie's 99.7 came in an inner ahead of Meredith Ackrill's 99.6. Bex Baines' 199.10 was the top 20 shot of the night followed by Erin Little's 197.10.
12 shooters participated in the 90 second shoot. For many it was their first time trying this challenge. The top three scores were recorded by Meredith Ackrill (96.3), Megan Brodie (94.3) and Josh Whitehead (90.3).
Round 1 of this season's Interclub competition was shot on Wednesday. Our C grade team got the night off to a great start with a 31 point win over Wellington Central. Top shot for Brooklyn was Hamish Guthrey with 97.4. Our B graders had a tough match against an on-form South Wellington team. Top shot for Brooklyn was Stephen Thessman with 98.7. Our Open team had a close match against Wellington Central but came out on top by 3 points. Top shot for Brooklyn was Meredith Ackrill with 197.11.
Wellington Central Open
The Wellington Central Open was held on Friday and Saturday. Several Brooklyn members attended and shot very well. Congratulations to Bex Baines for placing 2nd in Master grade (298.16) and Mark Riley for placing 3rd in B grade (289.19).
- Saturday 15 May, Teams of Ten, Palmerston North. Team 1: Bex Baines, Meredith Ackrill, Erin Little, Stephen Thessman, David Grain, Evan Little. Team 2: Mark Baines, Cassie Truscott, Mark Riley, Dianne Grain, Inge Little
- Sunday 16 May, Closed Champs Round 1 due
- Thursday 20 May, 7.30pm, NDC Round 2 (Teams will be named Friday 14 May)
- Saturday 22 May, Poroutawhao Open Champs, Levin
- Tuesday 25 May, Interclub Round 2. C Grade v Melrose, 7.45pm. B Grade, bye. Open Grade v Melrose, 8.45pm (Shortlist will be emailed Monday 17 May)
- Wednesday 5 May, Interclub Round 1. C Grade, 7.45pm, Finn Ashby, Jack Day, Hamish Guthrey (captain), Jaz Hamilton; on call: Graham Tickle. B Grade, 8.15pm, Clive Brodie, Mark Riley, Stephen Thessman (captain), Cassie Truscott; on call: Dianne Grain. Open Grade, 8.45pm, Meredith Ackrill, Bex Baines, Erin Little, Evan Little (captain); on call: Stephen Thessman.
- Saturday 8 May, Wellington Central Open Champs, Royal Tiger Range.
- Saturday 15 May, Teams of Ten, Palmerston North. Team 1: Bex Baines, Meredith Ackrill, Erin Little, Stephen Thessman, David Grain, Evan Little. Team 2: Mark Baines, Cassie Truscott, Mark Riley, Dianne Grain, Inge Little.
- Sunday 16 May, Closed Champs Round 1 due.
- Thursday 20 May, 7.30pm, NDC Round 2. (Teams named Friday 14 May)
- Saturday 22 May, Poroutawhao Open Champs.
Best off the rest this week was Analin Sae-Jiw with 90.2, followed by Jemima's 84.1. The process of moving new shooters to jacket and sling began with Ewan Mirza, who scored a respectable 86.1 in his first night using full gear.
It was a busy night at the club with Teams of Ten trials in the afternoon and a large group of visitors in the evening. Many thanks to everyone who helped out.
Congratulations to Cassie Truscott for a new 20 shot PB of 193.9 and to Finn Ashby for a new 10 shot PB of 98.4.
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