Our B Grade interclub team shot extremely well in the final round, scoring 382.9, with Anna Hooper top-scoring with 99.4 and gaining the team two bonus points.  Brooklyn finished in 3rd position, while Melrose are this year’s B Grade interclub winners, finishing a point ahead of Wellington Central with both teams gaining two bonus points in this round.  Wellington Central have won the Open Grade, while Brooklyn have won C Grade.

Congratulations to Meredith Ackrill on scoring a phenomenal 396.21 in the North Island women’s team which gained her a place in the New Zealand women’s team to compete against Great Britain yesterday.  Erin Little also scored well in the North Island junior team with 385.13.

The Osmond Shield and Wright Cup matches are being held on Saturday 1 September, with the first squad commencing at 7.30pm.  This is probably the most interesting and hotly contested club competition on the calendar.  The Wright Cup match comprises teams of six shooters (all C and D Graders) with the best five scores counting, and the Osmond Shield match comprises teams of eight shooters (only four of whom can be A Grade or Master Grade) with all scores counting.  Teams will be selected on Saturday 25 August.

The 20-shot competition scores were extremely close yesterday – top shot was Mark Riley with 193.11 followed by Dianne Grain 193.8 and David Grain 193.7.  Josh Whitehead scored best in D Grade with 94.1 followed by Hugh Guiney 93.2 and Callum Austin 91.2.  Anna Hooper’s 97.3 was best in C Grade, while Wiko du Toit scored an inner more than Mark Riley in B Grade (97.2 and 97.1 respectively), and David Grain had the best A Grade score of 99.3.

A reminder to ensure your grading spreadsheet is up to date.  These will be collected in early October for collation and forwarding to the national body, Target Shooting New Zealand.  It is every shooter’s responsibility to complete their own grading return, irrespective of whether they intend to return to shooting next year or not.

Upcoming events:

  • Wednesday 22 August, Teams of Five match, 8.00pm + 8.45pm, 2x20.  Team: Erin Little, Mark Riley; on call: Anna Hooper.
  • Saturday 25 August, Triangular Open match, 2pm, Martinborough, 1x10 + 1x20.  Team: Meredith Ackrill, Evan Little, Erin Little, Mark Riley.  On call: Wiko du Toit.
  • Sunday 26 August, Round 2 Intercollegiate Match, 2pm.  Wellington College team: Wiko du Toit (captain), Amalamo Simi, Casey Israelson, Hugh Guiney, Callum Austin, Irving Yang.  Individual shooters: Aiden D’Souza, Emily Lockery. Team manager: Craig Fair.
  • Saturday 1 September, Osmond Shield and Wright Cup matches, 7.30pm.  Teams to be named Saturday 25 August.
  • Sunday 2 September, Intercollegiate representative match, 2pm, 2x10.  Team named Sunday 26 August, following local intercollegiate match.
  • Sunday 2 September, Triple S Round 4 deadline, 1x20.
  • Sunday 2 September, Closed Champs Round 6 deadline.