Mike Williams continues to rewrite his PB record book, scoring his fourth new PB in four weeks.  Matthew Ault and Adam Williams also recorded new PBs this week.

Wellington had a tough match against Waikato in Round 3 of the NDC competition, with Waikato scoring wins in each of the three sections.  However Wellington have their double-header match in the next round, facing both Hutt Valley and Taranaki, so a good opportunity to get some more points on the table.  Congratulations to Casey Israelson who set a new PB with his first card of 98.3, then followed it up with another new PB of 98.5 – well done!  Casey was new to shooting last year, purchasing a second-hand rifle at the end of the season – having your own equipment allows adjustments to be made to get a better fit, and Casey’s continued improvement this season is testament to the benefits gained from this.

There were some great scores shot at the club this week, of particular note Meredith Ackrill’s 100.9 with a test out inner, almost the perfect card!  Evan Little was on form as well, scoring 99.9 (dropping his last shot!) on his 10-shot card, then following up with another 99.9 as part of his 20-shot card.  Evan’s score of 197.13 topped the 20-shot competition this week, followed by Meredith Ackrill 196.5 and Dianne Grain 195.11.

The highest scoring D Graders were Chris Lockery 94.4, Aiden D’Souza 93.1, Emily Lockery 92.2, and Matthew Ault 91.0, with another six shooters scoring in the high 80s.  Inge Little led C Grade this week with an impressive 98.4, followed by Anna Hooper 96.4 and Casey Israelson 96.3.  Ross Little was on form in B Grade, scoring 99.5 and 99.4.  Only an inner separated Dianne Grain 96.3 and David Grain 96.2 in A Grade, and Meredith’s 100.9 was the best score recorded in Master Grade ahead of Evan’s 99.9.

We are hosting a social shoot on Sunday 17 June at 4.30pm.  Assistance is required from club members to organise and mark targets, record scores, fill ammo blocks, etc.  The range will be open from 4.00pm for setting up.

As we are also hosting Round 3 of the interclub competition on Sunday, the 6.30pm session will start at 6.00pm this week, to finish by 7.30pm as the first interclub squad commences at 7.45pm.  Club equipment not being used in the evening session will need to be packed away as early as possible to make room for the visiting clubs.

Upcoming events:

  • Tuesday 12 June, 7.45pm, Wellington v Christchurch juniors, 1x10.  Team: Erin Little, Wiko du Toit, Amalamo Simi, Casey Israelson.  Emergency: Matthew Canlas.
  • Tuesday 12 June, 8.15pm, Wellington v Christchurch and Manawatu women, 1x20.  Team: Meredith Ackrill, Erin Little.  Emergency: Dianne Grain.
  • Sunday 17 June, 4.30pm, social shoot.  Assistance required from 4.00pm.
  • Sunday 17 June, 6.00pm, early evening session commences.
  • Sunday 17 June, Round 3 interclub: C Grade, 1x10, 7.45pm; B Grade, 1x10, 8.15pm; Open Grade, 1x20, 8.45pm.
  • Saturday 23 June, Wairarapa Open Champs, Martinborough.
  • Sunday 24 June, 8.00pm + 8.45pm, Interassociation C Grade, 2x10.
  • Sunday 24 June, 8.15pm, Interassociation A Grade, 1x20.