Welcome to Ferghus Meighan who joined the club this week.  Ferghus moved to sling and jacket yesterday with very pleasing results.

Thanks to everyone who helped out yesterday with running the club while we hosted Round 3 of the interclub competition.  Having the workload shared between so many people is fantastic, enabling senior shooters to prepare for their own competition and allowing newer shooters to get more involved in the operation of the club.  Your assistance is much appreciated.

Ryan Day recorded a new PB yesterday of 93.1 – well done, while quite a number of other shooters equalled their PB.

Top shots in D Grade were Stephen Thessman 96.4, Cassie Truscott 95.4, Mike Williams 93.3, Ryan Day 93.1, and Ethan Haigh 92.2, and another four D Graders also recorded scores in the 90s.  Casey Israelson’s 96.3 was best in C Grade followed by Inge Little with 95.3.  In B Grade Craig Fair scored highest with 98.4 ahead of Erin Little on 97.3.  Only two inners separated our A Graders – Evan Little 99.4 and David Grain 99.2.  In the 20-shot competition Evan Little scored highest with 198.12 followed by Meredith Ackrill 197.11 and Erin Little 196.09.  Great shooting!

Congratulations to Stephen Thessman on winning D Grade at the Wairarapa Open Champs on Saturday with an impressive 291.9, three points ahead of the next highest shooter.  Bex Gibbs also shot extremely well, scoring 298.17 to be 5th in Master Grade, and Evan Little’s 293.14 placed him 4th in A Grade.  It was really good to see so many Brooklyn shooters travel over the hill to compete in these champs.

An excellent result for Brooklyn in Round 3 of the interclub competition, winning both the C Grade and Open Grade matches.  Top shots in each were Inge Little 95.3 and Evan Little 198.12.  At the halfway point, Brooklyn are currently leading C Grade, and are in 2nd place in Open Grade.  The B Grade competition is more difficult to determine as some clubs have had more matches than others at this stage.  Round 4 is on Tuesday 9 July, where both C Grade and B Grade face Wellington Central, and our Open Grade team have a bye.

A reminder that Round 3 targets for the closed champs competition need to be shot by next Sunday: David Grain, Dianne Grain, Lauchie Grahame, Hamish Guthrey, Ethan Haigh, Daniel Johnson, Maia Lapointe, Seth Smith, Cassie Truscott, Josh Whitehead.

The Wellington Open Champs are being held on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July.  Brooklyn are rostered to run the champs from 10am until 1pm on Saturday 13 July.  An assistance form is on the front desk – please ensure you fill in your availability (or not) and preferences for tasks and time.  Also please consider competing in the champs to support our association and also to gain some really good competition experience.  Coaching will be available on the Saturday.

Upcoming events:

  • Tuesday 25 June, 7.30pm, BSRC Committee meeting.
  • Thursday 27 June, 7.30pm, NDC Round 4.
  • Saturday 29 June, Wanganui Open Champs.
  • Sunday 30 June, deadline for Round 3 closed champs targets.
  • Monday 1 July, 8.00pm + 8.40pm, 2x10, Interassociation C Grade.  Team: Hamish Guthrey, Casey Israelson, Stephen Thessman.
  • Monday 1 July, 8.15pm, 1x20, Interassociation A Grade.  Team: David Grain.  On call: Dianne Grain.
  • Sunday 7 July, deadline for Round 2 Triple S (secondary schools) targets.
  • Sunday 7 July, 8.15pm, Interassociation Women.  Team to be named Monday 1 July.
  • Tuesday 9 July, Round 4 interclub.  Teams to be named Monday 1 July.
  • Friday 12 / Saturday 13, Wellington Open Champs.