Conrad Draper scored an extremely impressive 96.3 in the college training squad this week, a new PB for him, while another new PB was shot by Dan Slater; 91.2. In the grades, Neakiry Kivi scored highest in D Grade with 94.3; Callum Osborne topped C Grade with 96.1; Maor Ben-Shahar shot a fantastic 99.6 in B Grade; Ross Little had the best score in A Grade 98.4; and Meredith Ackrill shot 100.7 to be the highest in Master Grade this week. Pratik Tailor scored the best 20-shot score of 199.14, closely followed by Michael Grain with 199.12.

Wellington suffered a loss to Taranaki in the composite and open sections of Round 3 of the NDC competition on Thursday, but scored a good win in the junior section (Ross Little, Jess Fair, Sergey Kladnitski) with Ross also shooting a 100.7 to gain the team a bonus point. The top three scores in the open section were shot by Pratik Tailor 298.13, Michael Grain 297.21 and Evan Little 295.17; and David Grain scored highest in the composite section with 294.17; well done to our shooters! Wellington are now 2nd on the Division 2 table, three points behind Taranaki and three points ahead of Southland. In Round 4 on Thursday 26 June Wellington will compete against Wanganui.

Ten Brooklyn members shot at the Hutt Valley Open Champs on Saturday. Congratulations to Pratik Tailor, 3rd Master Grade 298.20; and Dianne Grain, 1st A Grade 296.16; and also to Michael Grain on being selected for the Final 15 along with Pratik and Dianne (Michael and Pratik both recorded 199.13 in the final). Erin Little also had a great shoot, scoring a new PB at Open Champs of 286.8 which gained her a place in the BCD Final.

In the interclub match shot last night, Brooklyn teams again recorded wins, and their best team result this season, in every grade. Well done to our team members! Top Brooklyn shooters in each match were Callum Osborne 96.4, Maor Ben-Shahar 97.5, and Pratik Tailor 199.14 (which included a 99.9; another for the cake roster, Pratik!). Huge thanks go to all those who helped out with running the interclub competition; particularly our captains Stephen, Craig and Evan for organising their teams; David for range officering; Jess and Ross for organising targets; Meredith for the excellent suppers she provided; and others for assisting wherever there was a need. At this halfway stage, Brooklyn lead the competition in Open and B Grades, and are in second place in C Grade. Round 4 will be shot on Thursday 3 July.

The first round of the Triple S competition for college shooters has now finished - full results should be available later this week. Wellington College #1 have got off to a good start scoring 385.16 from the best four scores from the five-person team. Round 2 targets need to be shot by Sunday 6 July.

Please ensure your Round 2 closed champ target is shot by next Sunday.

A reminder that all members should be completing a grading return spreadsheet or hard copy card. All competition scores need to be recorded to determine your grading for next season. It is far easier to record the scores each week than to try to go back to find scores at the end of the season.

Brooklyn will undertake cleaning duties again next Sunday at 5.45pm. Tasks include cleaning toilets, handbasins, floors, kitchen benches, vacuuming both social area and mounds, and picking up brass. Please bring along mops, buckets, cleaning materials, vacuum cleaners, gloves, brooms, etc so that the cleaning can be carried out by as many people as possible in the smallest amount of time.

Upcoming events:

  • Wednesday 11 June, Interassociation C Grade match (8.00pm, 2x10): #1 team: Callum Osborne, Jialin Sae-Jiw, Erin Little. #2 team: Stephen Thessman, Neakiry Kivi. Emergency: Luisa Kristen. On call: Nick Desi. Team manager: Evan Little.
  • Saturday 14 June, Southern Hawkes Bay Open Champs, Dannevirke.
  • Sunday 15 June, cleaning session (5.45pm): all members to assist.
  • Sunday 15 June, Round 2 closed champs deadline.
  • Tuesday 17 June, Wellington v Christchurch and Manawatu women's match (8.15pm, 1x20): Team: Meredith Ackrill, Jess Fair, Dianne Grain. Emergency: Jialin Sae-Jiw. On call: Neakiry Kivi, Luisa Kristen.
  • Saturday 21 June, Wairarapa Open Champs, Martinborough.