The results of the third round of the SSS Champs for 2019 are in!
More great shooting this round. There’s an obvious improvement across the board. The total of all the scores for this round is much higher than the last two rounds (and especially the inner count). There must be some good coaching going on - so pat yourselves on the back. Well done.
Top scores this round were Shania Harrison-Lee 100.8 and Angus Auty 100.6 as well as several 99s. Great shooting.
The lead has changed again with Shania (Ashburton College) on 295.17 only inners ahead of Angus (Upper Hutt College) on 295.15 and Emma Smith (Ashburton College) on 295.14
So only 3 inners separate our top 3 shooters going into the last round and the top 10 are all within 5 points.
Ashburton College continue their great form but Cambridge High have closed the gap after recording the best team score for this round (and across all the other rounds).
Please check your shooters’ scores and details and let me know if you find any errors.
So only one round to go. It’s a 20 shot round, so get your shooters practicing those over the next few weeks.
Reminder: Round 4 - 20 shot card - To be completed by Sunday 1st September
The results after the first three rounds are:
- The SSS Champs is a national competition for secondary school shooters, started by the Brooklyn Club in 2011.
- Shooters compete as graded individuals and in open teams of five with the best four scores counting in each round. No limit to number of teams schools may enter. Each shooter can compete in only one team.
- Competition comprises four rounds.
- Badges awarded to top three individuals in each grade, as well as top three teams.
- Cost of entry is $10 per shooter. Targets shot at home range.
The National Secondary Schools' Shooting Championship - better known as The NZ Triple S Champs - is New Zealand's newest shooting competition and is now in its 9th year. It is open to all NZ secondary school students. This is aimed at giving secondary school shooters the chance to compete nationally for both individual and team glory and recognition.
Why run this competition?
What we've been hearing from the junior shooters at our club is that there are not enough regular secondary school competitions.
We know that the junior shooters:
- love regular competition (each club night they are up at the ladder checking out who they are challenging or being challenged by)
- love badges (all marksmen and rep badges are proudly worn on school uniforms and blazers)
- do not get to shoot enough 20 shot targets
Who is running this?
The Brooklyn Smallbore Rifle Club (BSRC) is Wellington's largest smallbore shooting club. For a several years now, the BSRC has provided facilities, equipment and coaching for Wellington secondary school shooters. A number of these juniors are currently in, or have been through, the TSNZ Junior Development Squad (JDS) so we've seen what happens when they're given support and competition. We know there are also a number of other clubs out there doing the same thing and there are a large number of juniors being trained and shooting on a regular basis.
Who is eligible to shoot?
The Triple S Champs are open to competitors from any NZ Secondary School.
When do entries need to be in by?
Your entries and payments need to be in by Sunday 19th May 2019.
You can download the entry form here: 2019 SSS Champs Entry Form (right-click and download)
You can download the instruction sheet here: 2019 SSS Champs Instruction Sheet (right-click and download)
What do they shoot, and by when?
Each shooter will complete 3 x 10's and 1 x 20 (i.e. it's shot over 4 rounds), with each round in 2019 being shot as follows:
The important dates are:
Round 1 10 shot card Completed by Sunday 9th June (Term 2)
Round 2 10 shot card Completed by Sunday 7th July (Term 2)
Round 3 10 shot card Completed by Sunday 4th August (Term 3)
Round 4 20 shot card Completed by Sunday 1st September (Term 3)
Is this a team or an individual thing?
Both! Every shooter enters an individual category first. Then, if 4 or 5 individual shooters at a school want to, they can put a team together. Schools can enter as many teams as they wish (of course, one shooter can only shoot for one team!).
What are the categories?
- Master Grade
- A Grade
- B Grade
- C Grade
- D Grade
Teams can be made up of shooters from any grades. The winning teams will be the one with the highest scores.
At the end of the competition, badges and certificates will be awarded for:
- the top 3 shooters in each individual category, and
- the top 3 teams, and
- the top 3 individual shooters.
Certificates will also be awarded to the top 3 schools in the team event.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Contact person: Evan Little
Postal Address: 83 Wilton Rd, Wellington 6012
Phone: 021 855 939
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