Club Shooting

It was a quiet club night on Sunday, with several senior members competing or supporting at the North v South match in Palmerston North. The scores were tight between those members who attended the club. In the lower grades, Finn Ashby scored 94.3, an inner ahead of both Chris Dunning and Analin Rudd with 94.2. In B Grade, both Dianne Grain and Jaz Hamilton scored 96.2. David Grain's 97.4 was the highest score of the night, followed by Meredith Ackrill's 97.3. David also scored the highest 20-shot with his 194.11.
 
North v South match
The annual North Island versus South Island match was held in Palmerston North on Saturday. This is one of the most competitive matches of the season, with shooters qualifying by attending Open Championships through the beginning of the season. This year was a clean sweep for the North Island, winning all 5 team matches (Juniors, Veterans, Womens, Mens and Open).
 
Congratulations to the shooters from our club who qualified for these teams. Megan Brodie started the day off strongly with a score of 394.24 for the Junior team, placing 3rd and qualifying for the New Zealand Juniors. Bex Baines followed suit for the Women, scoring 394.18 to place 3rd. Megan scored 391.19 for her Womens shoot. Both qualified for the New Zealand Womens team. Megan then went on to finish the day with a 391.17 for the Open team, missing out on making the New Zealand team by just three places. 
 
The New Zealand teams shot on Sunday in a postal match against the UK Home Counties. These matches are scored as though they were shot on UK targets, so no inners are counted. Megan shot a 297 for the Junior team and then 295 for the Womens. Bex shot a 296 for the Womens. Great shooting both!
 
Please note upcoming events:
  • Saturday 27 August, Teams of Ten, Whanganui
    • Rees Scroll: Bex Baines, Megan Brodie, Erin Little, Meredith Ackrill, David Grain, Evan Little
    • Jim Hart: Mark Baines, Jaz Hamilton, Stephen Thessman, Dianne Grain, Mark Riley, Inge Little
  • Sunday 28 August: 
    • 2:00pm, Royal Tiger Range: Intercollegiate Match Round 2
    • 6:30pm: Week 1 of Round 4, Club Competition
    • Closed Champs Round 6 due
  • Tuesday 30 August: Interclub Round 6
    • C Grade: Bye
    • B Grade, 8:15pm: team TBC
    • Open, 8:45pm: team TBC
  • Saturday 3 September: Osmond Shield and Wright Cup. Teams TBC
  • Sunday 4 September:  Week 2 of Round 4, Club Competition
Club Shooting
It's a busy time of the season and the range of competition cards shot during the break week reflects this. Analin Rudd's 95.3 was top shot in the higher grades ahead of Ben Dunning's 94.2. Inge Little led B Grade with 99.6 followed by Dianne Grain with 98.3. Megan Brodie was top shot for the night, shooting 100.5. She followed that up with 200.16 to take top spot for the 20-shots as well - fantastic shooting!
General Reminders
A few scores were missed off the marking sheet this week. To make sure all scores are recorded accurately, please follow the below steps when you are marking:
  • Mark and check mark all cards
  • Record scores on the squad sheet
  • Record scores on the marking sheet, including competition details in the P/C column (e.g. closed champs, SSS, marksman)
  • Cross check squad sheet and marking sheet to check all scores are recorded on both
  • Only club competition cards may be taken home after marking; all other competition cards will be returned to shooters later, on completion of the respective competition
Interclub Round 5 results
Round 5 of the interclub competition was shot on Tuesday. Our C Grade team put up a good competition but Melrose were on form. Their team recorded their best shoot of the season, scoring 380.8 against our 365.9. Finn Ashby was top shot for Brooklyn, scoring 96.4. Our B Grade team recorded a convincing win against Wellington Central, scoring 380.6 to their 369.3. Top shot was Inge Little, scoring 99.3 to earn the team bonus points - congratulations!
 
Closed Champs Round 5 results
Results for Round 5 of the Closed Champs have been published on the WSRA website. The highlights for Brooklyn are:
  • Meredith Ackrill, 2nd Master Grade, 1st Womens
  • Evan Little, 2nd A Grade
  • Mark Riley, 2nd B Grade
  • Megan Brodie, 1st Juniors
The final round of the Closed Champs is due by Sunday 28 August.
 
Please note upcoming events:
  • Tuesday 16 August:
    • Interassociation Juniors, 7:30pm: Finn Ashby, Analin Rudd. Emergencies: Kate Yu, Ben Dunning
    • Interassociation B Grade, 7:45pm: Inge Little
    • Interassociation Open Grade, 7:45pm: Bex Baines, Erin Little. Emergencies: David Grain, Meredith Ackrill
  • Saturday 20 August: North v South, Palmerston North
    • Open team: Megan Brodie
    • Women's team: Bex Baines, Erin Little, Megan Brodie
    • Junior team: Megan Brodie
  • Sunday 21 August: Break week, Club Competition 
  • Tuesday 23 August, Teams of Five, 7:45: Teams to be advised
  • Saturday 27 August, Teams of Ten, Whanganui
    • Rees Scroll: Bex Baines. Megan Brodie, Erin Little, Meredith Ackrill, David Grain, Evan Little
    • Jim Hart: Mark Baines, Jaz Hamilton, Stephen Thessman, Dianne Grain, Mark Riley, Inge Little
  • Sunday 28 August: 
    • 2:00pm, Royal Tiger Range: intercollegiate Match Round 2
    • 6:30pm: Break week, Club Competition 
Club Shooting
It was a busy night at the club with many great scores shot. Analin Rudd's 97.1 led the lower grades ahead of Chris Dunning's 94.2. Jessica Greening shot a new PB of 92.0 - congratulations! Inge Little top scored in B Grade with 99.4. In the higher grades, Erin Little's 99.5 led the charge. 
 
The National Indoor Champs on Sunday afternoon gave members a chance to catch up on 20-shot comps. Many took advantage of this and it made for a great competition. Erin Little's 198.12 was the top score ahead of Evan Little's 197.10, Meredith Ackrill's 197.7 and David Grain's 197.6. Jaz Hamilton shot a new PB of 196.6 - congratulations!
 
Triangular Match
The annual Triangular Match against Hutt Valley and Wairarapa was held on Saturday. There was a great atmosphere at the range with four teams from each association competing. The Open team won with a score of 2923.132 against Hutt Valley's 2907.132 and Wairarapa's 2859.93. The Women's team also won with a score of 1453.62 against Wairarapa's 1412.40. Unfortunately the Hutt Valley B Grade team was on fire and scored 960.34 against Wellington's 949.25. Their Junior team were equally as good, recording a winning score of 950.35 against Wellington's 945.32.
 
Please note upcoming events:
  • Saturday 13 August: Horowhenua Open Champs, Levin 
  • Sunday 14 August: 
    • Intercollegiate Match Round 1, 2.00pm, Keene Range, Petone
    • BSRC visitors session, 3.00pm - to be confirmed
    • Break week in the Club Competition
  • Tuesday 16 August:
    • Interassociation Juniors, 7:30pm: Finn Ashby, Analin Rudd. Emergencies: Kate Yu, Ben Dunning
    • Interassociation B Grade, 7:30pm: Inge Little
    • Interassociation Open Grade, 7:45pm: Bex Baines, Erin Little. Emergencies: David Grain, Meredith Ackrill
  • Saturday 20 August: North v South
    • Open team: Megan Brodie
    • Women's team: Bex Baines, Erin Little, Megan Brodie
    • Junior team: Megan Brodie
  • Sunday 21 August: Break week, Club Competition 
Club Shooting
Between school holidays and illness, it was a quiet night at the club on Sunday.  Chris Dunning's 92.2 led D Grade. Ben Dunning was top shot in C Grade with 94.3. Dianne Grain's 99.4 led B Grade ahead of Jaz Hamilton's 97.5 and Mark Baines' 97.4. David Grain was overall top shot with not one but two 100s (100.6 and 100.7) - congratulations! He also led the 20-shots with a score of 197.8 ahead of Meredith Ackrill's 195.8.
 
Wellington Open Champs
The Wellington Open Champs was held last Friday and Saturday. Many thanks to everyone who came along to help run the competition. Several Brooklyn members also participated. Congratulations to Bex Baines for shooting 298.19 to place 3rd in Master Grade. 
 
Interclub Round 4
Well done to Brooklyn’s C Grade and Open Grade teams for winning their matches on Tuesday.  Congratulations Analin, Ben, Chris, Finn, Kate, and Bex, David, Meredith, Mark B and Stephen.
 
Please note upcoming events:
  • Thursday 21 July, 7.30pm: NDC Round 5
    • Open team: Meredith Ackrill, Bex Baines, Mark Baines, David Grain, Evan Little
    • Composite team: Jaz Hamilton, Mark Riley
    • Junior team: Analin Rudd
    • Emergencies (do shoot): Stephen Thessman, Kate Yu
  • Saturday 23 July: Manawatu Open Champs 
  • Sunday 24 July: Week 3 of Round 3, Club Competition
  • Tuesday 26 July, 7:45pm
    • Interassociation D Grade (team TBC)
    • Interassociation Women (team TBC)
  • Saturday 29 July: Levin Open Champs Sunday 31 July:  Week 4 of Round 3, Club Competition 
Club Shooting
Finn Ashby top scored in C Grade for the night with 95.2 ahead of Kate Yu's 94.2. With all our B Graders present it was a tough competition. Dianne Grain's 99.5 led the pack ahead of Mark Baines' 98.2 and a flurry of 97s from the others. In the higher grades, Bex Baines' 98.7 was the highest score followed by David Grain's 98.6. Bex was also top shot in the 20s, scoring 199.17 (including a 100.10 - congratulations!).
 
Wairarapa Open Champs results
The Wairarapa Open Champs were held on Saturday 25 June. Several Brooklyn members attended. Bex Baines shot extremely well, scoring 299.19 to place 2nd in Master Grade.
Thank You
Thanks to everyone for helping with our visitors on Sunday, and with cleaning the clubrooms and range.  Special thanks to Meredith, Erin and Ross for doing the majority of the cleaning after hosting our visitors.  Our next visitor session is tentatively scheduled for the afternoon of 14 August.
 
Please note upcoming events:
  • Tuesday 28 June, 7pm: WSRA Marking Course
  • Thursday 30 June, 7.30pm: NDC Round 4
    • Open team: Meredith Ackrill, Bex Baines, Stephen Thessman
    • Composite team: David Grain, Mark Baines
    • Emergencies (do shoot): Mark Riley, Jaz Hamilton, Kate Yu, Analin Rudd
  • Saturday 2 July: Wanganui Open Champs 
  • Sunday 3 July: Week 1 of Round 3, Club Competition
  • Tuesday 5 July, 7:45pm
    • Interassociation C Grade: Analin Rudd, Kate Yu
    • Interassociation A Grade: David Grain, Erin Little, Evan Little
  • Sunday 10 July:  Week 2 of Round 3, Club Competition