Representative match shooting began last week with Round 1 of the NDC competition. Wellington scored a win in all three sections against Nelson; and with Pratik Tailor's bonus point for his 200.13, Wellington are leading Division 2 with 14 points. Pratik, Meredith Ackrill and Michael Grain were top shooters in the open section, scoring 299.19, 297.19 and 296.16 respectively. Sergey Kladnitski finished second highest in the composite section, only an inner behind the top shot, shooting a new PB of 196.12 on his 20; and Ross Little scored highest from all Division 2 juniors with 197.12. A great start to this competition. Round 2 will be shot on Thursday 15 May against Southland.

In the Wellington v Horowhenua match on Sunday the Wellington #1 team, which included eight Brooklyn members, achieved a good 51-point win against Horowhenua. Top shot for Wellington was Pratik Tailor with 399.26 - very impressive!!

It was great to see our junior shooters having a go at 20-shot targets at the club last night, and achieving some excellent scores, particularly Maor Ben-Shahar 195.10 and Callum Osborne 195.09, as well as Stephen Thessman 187.04, all of these new PBs. Top shots in the grades this week were D Grade Jamie Yee 91.1; C Grade Stephen Thessman 95.2; B Grade Maor Ben-Shahar 96.3; A Grade David Grain 98.7; and Master Grade Michael Grain 100.8. A number of excellent 20-shot scores were shot (Pratik Tailor 200.12 and 199.12; Michael Grain 199.13; Ross Little 198.12; and David Grain 198.08).

Congratulations to Craig Fair who finished 2nd in B Grade at the Masterton Open Champs, scoring 288.11; also to Pratik Tailor 296.20 and Alex Woodwark 295.17 on shooting in the Final 10. Ross Little again shot well to finish 4th in A Grade with 294.17, while Jess Fair scored 100.7 on her middle target to finish with 293.14.

Closed champs targets are now available at the club so please ensure you meet the deadline for Round 1; Sunday 25 May.

Our three college shooting coordinators are busy organising Triple S entries. As this nationwide secondary school competition is run by our Brooklyn club, it would be good to have all college shooters involved in this. The cost is $10. The sooner entries are received, the sooner the targets can be issued and shot. The deadline for the first round of this competition is Sunday 8 June. For more details contact your college shooting coordinator:

Marsden: Jess Fair

Wellington Girls: Ross Little

Wellington College: Jason Robinson

The Wellington Central Club Open Championship is being held at the Royal Tiger Range next Friday and Saturday (2 and 3 May). Hopefully as many Brooklyn shooters as possible will compete in this event, and support a fellow Wellington club. If you have nominated for a North Island team on your TSNZ form (which many Brooklyn members have), to be eligible for selection you need to compete in at least four open champs before the end of June. Please remember that if you use club equipment, you need to let a senior member know if you wish to shoot at any event outside of the usual Sunday club day so that your equipment can be organised.

Interclub matches commence next week. Selected team members should arrive at the range at least 20 minutes prior to the match start time.

Upcoming events:

  • Friday 2 May / Saturday 3 May, Wellington Central Open Champs.
  • Tuesday 6 May, Round 1 interclub competition. C Grade (7.45pm, 1x10): Callum Osborne, Stephen Thessman (captain), Greg Mason, Neakiry Kivi. B Grade (8.15pm, 1x10): Craig Fair (captain), Mark Riley, Maor Ben-Shahar, Jialin Sae-Jiw. Open Grade(8.45pm, 1x20): Pratik Tailor, Michael Grain, David Grain, Evan Little.
  • Saturday 10 May, Teams of Ten match, Wanganui (8.30am, 2x10): Wellington #1: Pratik Tailor, Michael Grain, David Grain, Evan Little, Meredith Ackrill, Dianne Grain, Ross Little, Jess Fair. Wellington #2: Craig Fair. On call: Luisa Kristen.