Fantastic shooting from many of our D Graders with five new PBs shot this week (Cassie Truscott, Josh Whitehead, Seth Smith, Finn Ashby and Lauchie Grahame).

The top four D Grade scores were recorded by Josh Whitehead 95.4, Stephen Thessman 95.3, Seth Smith 94.4 and Cassie Truscott 94.2, while Ethan Haigh, Finn Ashby, Lauchie Grahame and Maia Lapointe also scored in the 90s.  Casey Israelson led C Grade with 97.4, Craig Fair took top honours in B Grade with 95.6, Evan Little’s 99.7 was best in A Grade (a mere two inners ahead of Mark Baines), and Meredith Ackrill finished an inner ahead of Bex Gibbs in Master Grade with a score of 97.4.  In the 20-shot competition Evan Little’s 198.13 was highest followed by Mark Riley 195.9 and Mark Baines 195.8.

It was great to see full completion of Round 1 of the closed champs competition, and with some really good scores being recorded.  Full results will be available on Saturday.  The deadline for Round 2 is Sunday 9 June.

In Round 2 of the NDC competition, Manawatu were certainly on form, gaining 28 points from their double header against Wellington and Hutt Valley.  Congratulations to Cassie Truscott on her new PB of 97.4 – it’s hard to believe she has only been in sling and jacket for five weeks!  The junior score of 575.20 stacked up well against the three teams Wellington are yet to face, while the composite team score was second only to Manawatu and is one of the best Wellington has achieved in many years – a good solid performance but unfortunately beaten by 7 points.  Congratulations also to Meredith Ackrill and Evan Little on their 100s.

Three club members competed in the Poroutawhao Open Champs on Saturday.  Meredith Ackrill shot particularly well scoring 297.16 while Bex Gibbs was only a point behind with 296.14.

Please note on your club calendars that the Awahuri Open Champs in Feilding, scheduled for Saturday 1 June, has been cancelled.

Brooklyn are responsible for cleaning the range and social area during May.  This will be undertaken on Sunday 26 May at 7pm.  Regular shooting will commence 30 minutes earlier at 6pm on this day to allow time for the clean.  Could all members please ensure they add this date to their calendars as the more hands available to do the work, the quicker it will be done.  Also please bring along cleaning equipment – vacuum cleaners, mops, buckets, cleaning cloths.

Upcoming events:

  • Sunday 26 May, 6.00pm start to allow cleaning at 7.00pm.  Please bring vacuum cleaners, mops, buckets, cleaning cloths.
  • Monday 27 May, Round 2 interclub.  7.45pm C Grade v Wn Central. 8.45pm Open Grade v Wn Central.  B Grade have a bye.
  • Sunday 2 June, 5.00pm new members move to slings.
  • Thursday 6 June, 7.30pm, Round 3 NDC, team named Monday 3 June.
  • Friday 7 / Saturday 8 June, Hutt Valley Open Champs, Keene Range, Petone.
  • Sunday 9 June, Round 1 Triple S Champs (secondary school students) deadline.
  • Sunday 9 June, Round 2 Closed Champs deadline.