Once again another busy week at the club with 36 shooters.  There were a number of new PBs shot at the club this week.  Congratulations to Ollie Tuohy 188.05, Luisa Kristen 97.3, Mila Ballara 91.3, Ben Cox 91.3, Alaina Wilks 90.4, Logan Brantley 88.1 and Jack MacCormick 84.1.  It’s great to see the continual improvement being made.

The top D Graders this week were Luisa Kristen 97.3, Ollie Tuohy 95.2, Jamie Yee 93.2, Summer O’Dwyer 92.1 and Hamish Guthrey 92.0 with a number of other shooters also recording scores in the 90s.  Stephen Thessman was top C Grade shooter with 98.4, followed by Neil Maddever with 97.5, and Greg Mason was a mere inner off his PB with 97.3.  Andrea Tuohy scored highest in B Grade with 96.5, Dianne Grain was highest in A Grade with 98.6, and Pratik Tailor continued his straight run of 100s in Master Grade with 100.7.  Pratik also shot the highest 20-shot score of 199.14 followed by Evan Little with 198.11.


Wellington had their second win in the NDC competition on Thursday, this time against Nelson.  The open section finished a mammoth 68 points ahead, while the composite section won by 21 points, but unfortunately our juniors suffered a  loss in this round by nine points.  The severe weather did cause a few problems; however there was a strong commitment by many team members to do whatever was necessary to ensure Wellington could compete.  Probably the best example of this was Michael Grain.  Unable to get home to the Hutt Valley to collect his equipment he opted to set himself up in club equipment which he had never used before.  Stephen’s gear was the best fit, and   other team members helped out by supplying the miscellaneous bits and pieces that Michael needed.  Michael even made himself a target visor but fortunately didn’t actually shoot with this.  After a practice card sighting in the rifle, Michael then shot his competition cards, finishing with an amazing score of 298.15!!  Top shots for Wellington were Pratik Tailor 299.19, Michael Grain 298.15 and Meredith Ackrill 297.20 – Meredith also gained the team a very handy bonus point with a 200.15, her first 200 of the season.  Wellington continue to be top of the table in Division 2 and face Marlborough in Round 3 on 4 June.

It was fantastic to see so many Brooklyn members (14) at the Poroutawhao Open Champs on Saturday.  Congratulations to Pratik Tailor on winning the match with 498.35, and Master Grade with 299.22.  It was a Brooklyn trifecta in A Grade with the top three placings: Jess Fair 296.15, Evan Little 296.12, Dianne Grain 295.19; and Luisa Kristen finished in 3rd place in D Grade with 274.7, her best open champs score this season.  Another highlight was that there were FIVE Brooklyn shooters in the Final 10 (Pratik Tailor, Evan Little, Dianne Grain, Meredith Ackrill and Jess Fair).

The next open champs are a double header in Taranaki, at Eltham and Hawera, next weekend.  The posters for these are available on the TSNZ website (http://www.targetshootingnz.co.nz/calendars/indoor---north-island-2015).

While many have completed their Round 1 closed champs targets, there are still quite a few not yet shot.  The LAST opportunity to shoot this target is NEXT Sunday.


 Upcoming events:

  • Saturday 23 May, Taranaki Open Champs, Eltham.
  • Sunday 24 May, Hawera Open Champs, Hawera.
  • Sunday 24 May, deadline for Round 1 closed champs.
  • Monday 25 May, 8.15pm, Interassociation A Grade match, 1x20.  Team #1: Dianne Grain, Evan Little, Ross Little.  Team #2: Jess Fair.  Emergency: Callum Osborne.  On call: Andrea Tuohy.
  • Tuesday 26 May, interclub.  C Grade, 7.45pm, 1x10: Stephen Thessman (captain), Neil Maddever, Ollie Tuohy, Neakiry Kivi.  B Grade, 8.15pm, 1x10: Andrea Tuohy (captain), Stephen Thessman, Neil Maddever, Callum Osborne.  Open Grade, 8.45pm, 1x20: Pratik Tailor, Dianne Grain, Evan Little (captain), Michael Grain.  Team manager: David Grain.
  • Saturday 30 May, Awahuri Open Champs, Feilding.