Congratulations to those who scored new PBs yesterday: Summer O’Dwyer 194.8, Erin Little 191.6, Logan Brantley 185.7, Georgia Karantze 184.3, Matthew Canlas 177.3, Mila Ballara 175.1, Hamish Guthrey 96.2.

Thanks to Stephen Thessman and Leilani Fam for introducing friends and family members to shooting.  Leilani’s brother, Yiannis, was best on the rest this week, scoring 76.  The top five 10-shot scores in D Grade were shot by Summer O’Dwyer 98.4, Hamish Guthrey 96.2, Ben Cox 93.2, Matthew Canlas 91.2 and Rhys Mountain 90.2.  In C Grade Neil Maddever had a great night, scoring two 98s and his first 100 of the season (100.5).  Craig Fair was top shot in B Grade with 98.3, in A Grade Ross Little scored best with 99.6, and David Grain was highest in Master Grade with 100.4.  The best score in the 20-shot competition this week was shot by Pratik Tailor 197.8, an inner ahead of Dianne Grain on 197.7.

The Wellington v Hertfordshire match was shot on Friday night with each team member shooting 1x10 NZ target and 1x10 UK target.  The Wellington team scored higher than in previous years, averaging 97 per shooter.  Top shots for Wellington were Michael Grain 198.6, Meredith Ackrill 198.4 and David Grain 197.5.

On Saturday Wellington competed against Hutt Valley.  In the open team event, Wellington’s score was lower than in previous years which resulted in a loss to Hutt Valley; however our women’s team finished 9 points ahead of Hutt Valley women.  Jess Fair had a fantastic night, being top shot for Wellington in both the open and women’s events, with an outstanding score of 298.19.  Second highest for Wellington in each event were Pratik Tailor 296.17 and Merdith Ackrill 295.18 respectively.

The final round of closed champs and Triple S competitions were completed yesterday – scores should be available at the end of this week.

Wellington Association are hosting the inter-island secondary schools match on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September, and are seeking assistance in the kitchen, with target changing and marking.  The preference is to have a roster system so helpers need only be “on duty” for up to three hours on one of the two days.  If you are able to help, please let me know, preferably with a preferred time out of the following: Saturday 10am to 1pm, Saturday 1pm to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 12 noon, Sunday 12noon to 2pm.  This match usually involves up to 25 teams of three shooters, all shooting 3x10 on Saturday morning, the top 24 shooting a further 2x10 on Saturday afternoon, and all shooting 2x10 UK on Sunday morning.

Tickets are now available to the Brooklyn centenary dinner celebrations, being held on Saturday 17 October at The Pines, Houghton Bay (details below).  Please email me with the number of tickets you wish to purchase.  Payment can be made direct to the club’s bank account using your name as the reference:

6.30pm pre-dinner drinks
7.30pm dinner
Cost $45 per person

Upcoming events:

  • Friday 11 September, 7.30pm, Keene Range, Wellington v Hutt Valley C Grade, 2x10.  Team: Summer O’Dwyer, Ben Cox, Ollie Tuohy (captain), Hamish Guthrey, Luisa Kristen, Erin Little.  Emergency: Neakiry Kivi.  On call: Georgia Karantze, Phil Cox.
  • Friday 11 September, 7.30pm, Keene Range, Wellington v Hutt Valley Interclub winners.  Open team (1x20): Michael Grain, Meredith Ackrill, Pratik Tailor (TBC), David Grain (captain).  On call: Jess Fair.
  • Tuesday 15 September, 7.45pm, Royal Tiger Range, Wellington v Waikato D Grade, 2x10.  Team: Summer O’Dwyer, Ollie Tuohy, Ben Cox, Hamish Guthrey, Luisa Kristen, Georgia Karantze.  Emergency: Phil Cox.
  • Saturday 19 September, North Island Open Champs, Palmerston North.