It would be appreciated if our third year shooters could consider moving to the evening session to free up equipment for newer shooters.  Even better if third year shooters can help out during the afternoon session: coaching, target changing, marking, teaching how to mark, etc.

Congratulations to Pratik Tailor on his 3rd place in Master Grade at the Masterton Open Champs on Saturday with 298.18.  Pratik then shot in the final, scoring 198.15.  Great shooting!

Our new members continue to show good improvement.  Four new PBs were shot yesterday - Sarah May 95.2, Oscar Robinson 93.3, Arnold Chia 86.1 and Yiannis Fam 84.0.

The best score in D Grade this week was shot by Sarah May 95.2 with the next four being separated only by inners: Leilani Fam 93.4, Oscar Robinson 93.3, Amalamo Simi 93.2 and Rhys Mountain 93.0.  Erin Little was top shot in C Grade with 95.3 followed by Mark Riley on 94.0.  Callum Osborne led B Grade with 99.3, and David Grain had the best score in A Grade of 98.3.  David also had the highest 20-shot score this week (197.13) ahead of Pratik Tailor on 197.9.

Wellington scored a good win in the junior section of Round 1 of the NDC competition on Thursday with a score of 585, 16 points ahead of Southland.  Unfortunately our composite and open sections didn’t fare so well, resulting in a loss for Wellington in this round.  Congratulations to Summer O’Dwyer and Callum Osborne who achieved the highest scores out of the 18 junior shooters in Division 2.

In the Wellington v Horowhenua match shot at the Poroutawhao Range in Levin yesterday, Wellington #1 had an easy win finishing 83 points ahead of Horowhenua who just managed to beat the Wellington #2 team by a mere point.

This weekend the Wellington Central Club are hosting an open champs.  Any affiliated shooter can compete on payment of the entry fee.  The competition is broken up into grades so a shooter will only be competing against those at a similar level.  Each competitor shoots three 10-shot cards.  If you are keen to have a go, and are using club equipment and/or require coaching, please let me know before Wednesday.  Cards can be shot either Friday night from 7pm or Saturday from 10am.  For those who have nominated for a North Island team, this match counts towards your selection ranking.

Upcoming events:

  • Wednesday 4 May, Round 1 interclub.  B Grade(8.15pm, 1x10): Mark Riley, Callum Osborne, Andrea Tuohy (captain), Summer O’Dwyer.  Open Grade (8.45pm, 1x20): Pratik Tailor, Meredith Ackrill, David Grain, Evan Little (captain).  C Grade has a bye in this round.
  • Friday 6/Saturday 7 May, Wellington Central Club Open Champs – highly recommended.
  • Monday 9 May, Interassociation A Grade match, 8.15pm, 1x20.  Team TBA Wednesday.
  • Saturday 14 May, Rees Scroll (Teams of Ten) match, 8.30am, 2x20 Keene Range, Petone.  Wellington #1: Pratik Tailor, Meredith Ackrill, Ross Little, Jess Fair, Evan Little.  Wellington #2: Craig Fair, Summer O’Dwyer, Mark Riley.