A quieter day at the club yesterday, enabling extra cards to be shot and additional coaching to be undertaken.

Congratulations to the following shooters on recording new PBs yesterday: Mike Williams 95.4, Jaz Hamilton 91.3, Clive Brodie 91.1 and Megan Brodie 89.0.

Only two points separated the top four in the 20-shot competition, Bex Gibbs taking top honours with 197.13 followed by Mark Baines with 196.10 and David Grain and Mark Riley both with 195s.  In the higher grades David Grain recorded the top score 99.4 ahead of Meredith Ackrill and Mark Baines, both scoring 98.5.  Dianne Grain’s 97.6 was highest in B Grade, while Craig Fair was only a point behind on 96.3.  In C Grade Casey Israelson scored best with 97.4 ahead of Emily Lockery with 92.2.  And the top D Grade shooters this week were Mike Williams 95.4, Cassie Truscott 95.2, Finn Ashby 92.3, Jaz Hamilton 91.3 and Clive Brodie 91.1.

A good win to Wellington in Round 4 of the NDC competition, gaining Wellington 8 points to move off the bottom of the Division 1 table.  The open and composite sections scored their best results this season, and the emergencies could have formed a formidable team on their own.  The final round of the round robin section is on Thursday 18 July where Wellington face Canterbury.

Could the following club members please complete the Wellington Open Champs assistance form next Sunday: Casey, Cassie, Clive, Ferghus, Finn, Hamish, Josh, Lauchie, Mark Riley, Megan, Ross (or advise me by email whether or not you are available to assist for one hour between 10 am and 12 noon on Saturday 13 July, and if so your preferred time slot and task).  If you wish to compete in the champs and are using club equipment, please advise a senior member next Sunday so that your equipment can be accessed easily.  This is an excellent opportunity to support our own association and to gain some really good competition experience.  Coaching will be available.

A reminder that all competition scores should be being recorded in the Excel spreadsheet.  Only include whole numbers, not inners.  It is easiest to include scores each week rather than wait until the end of the season.  The spreadsheets will be collected, collated and forwarded to Target Shooting New Zealand in early October.

Upcoming events:

  • 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: Meredith Ackrill, Bex Gibbs, Dianne Grain, Erin Little.
  • Tuesday 9 July, Round 4 interclub.  C Grade, 7.45pm, 1x10.  B Grade, 8.15pm, 1x10.
  • Friday 12 / Saturday 13, Wellington Open Champs.