There were many excellent scores shot in the third week of the introduction to shooting programme, with 18 scores in the 80s and 20 in the 70s.  Top scores were shot by Thomas Kilroy 89.2, Holly Seath 89.1, Summer O’Dwyer 89.0, Parker Robertson 88.1, and Hannah Kennedy 87.2.  Next week is the final session for this programme.  A limited number will then be invited to join the club, with the remainder being given information about other Wellington clubs.  It is hoped to move the new members into sling and jacket as quickly as possible, commencing Sunday 28 March at 3.00 pm.  To enable this to happen, it is necessary to have one coach for each shooter.  Full instruction will be provided to the coaches on the setting up process.  If you are interested in learning to undertake this important aspect of shooting, please let me know so that we can organise equal numbers of shooters to coaches.  We will also need organisers, a range officer, ammo fillers, target changers and markers.

The 2015 club competition got underway last night, and first onto the 100s board was Meredith Ackrill, scoring a very nice 100.7 on the second half of her 20-shot card.  That, of course, also means Meredith is first onto the cake roster.  In D Grade Luisa Kristen scored highest 94.1, followed by Ollie Tuohy 93.4.  Neakiry Kivi 95.2 led C Grade ahead of Stephen Thessman 93.2.   Callum Osborne was top B Grade shot with 94.4, Ross Little scored an excellent 99.7 in A Grade, and Meredith Ackrill was highest in Master Grade with 98.5.  Meredith also topped the 20-shot competition with 197.11.  It’s great to see so many of our lower grade shooters having a go at 20-shot targets, perhaps due to the introduction of the new BCD 20-shot trophy competition (best 15 scores out of a possible 25).  Stephen Thessman scored a new 20-shot PB of 194.6, including an impressive 99.4 on his first card.

A reminder that 2015 fees are now due.

  Senior A Senior B Junior A** Junior B** College
BSRC subs including WSRA and TSNZ affiliation fees* $305 $190 $275 $160 $275
Closed champs $10 $10 $10 $10 $10
Coaching***         $25
Triple SSS champs         $10
  $315 $200 $285 $170 $320
Nightly range fees $0 $6/night $0 $6/night $0
Ammunition $90/500 $90/500 $90/500 $90/500 $90/500
Marksmen’s badges $9/badge $9/badge $9/badge $9/badge $9/badge

*       For adult family members living in the same household, second affiliation fee is discounted by $30.  Please ignore TSNZ affiliation fee if paid already through outdoor summer shooting.

**     Junior A and B subs relate to those aged under 21 as at 31 December, but who have left college.

***   The “coaching” fee goes towards partial reimbursement of travel and accommodation expenses incurred by coaches and organisers in attending secondary school shooting competitions.

Prompt payment would be appreciated, either at the club or direct into the club’s bank account 38-9005-0731057-01 using your name as the reference.

Please remember to order your tickets for the sports psychologist talk, being held on Friday 27 March at 7.30pm (poster attached).  As 90% of shooting is about your mental game, attending this talk is highly recommended for shooters at all levels.  Prepaid tickets are available for the discounted price of $20 while door sale tickets at $25 will be limited.  To order tickets contact Bronwyn Shields (04 478 9333, 021 577, 088,

If you have formed a team of non-shooting friends and/or workmates for the Target Shooting Business House Challenge to be held on Friday 17 April at 6.30pm (poster attached), please let me know so that we can organise equipment and coaching.  This is a WSRA fundraiser with the proceeds coming back to Wellington shooters and shooting facilities.

Upcoming events:

  • Sunday 22 March, 3.00pm, introduction programme.  Assistance required.  7.00pm, BSRC club competition.
  • Friday 27 March, 7.30pm, sports psychology evening.  Tickets $20; door sales tickets $25.
  • Sunday 29 March, 3.00pm, new shooters moving to slings/jackets. assistance required;  4.30pm, training session, followed by range cleaning, and club competition session at 7.00pm.
  • Saturday 4 April, Colyton Club Open Champs, Feilding.
  • Sunday 5 April, 9.30am, Teams of Ten trials, 2x20.