Welcome back, everyone!  It was great to see so many at the club yesterday – it seems such a long time since we last shot.  Welcome also to our new members this season.

Thanks to all those who have paid their subs so promptly.  There’s just a few more to come in and then we can get the paperwork and fees off to TSNZ.

Best on the rest this week was Tiffany Kenyon with 84, followed by Mitesh Mistry with 80.  Top honours in D Grade go to Josh Whitehead with 88.2 very closely followed by Finn Ashby on 88.0.  Inge Little has had a great start to the season scoring 96.4 in C Grade, ahead of Cassie Truscott with 93.1.  Only a point separated the top two B Graders (Mark Riley 97.4 and Stephen Thessman 96.4).  In A Grade Erin Little edged ahead of David Grain (97.5 and 96.5 respectively), and top placing in Master Grade goes to Evan Little with 98.4 followed by Meredith Ackrill with 96.4.  Meredith scored highest on 20-shot cards with 195.10. Congratulations go to our lower grade shooters who shot very impressive 20-shot scores (Hamish Guthrey 190.4 and Finn Ashby 185.4).

Closed champ entries are now being collated.  The format has been altered to fit into the slightly reduced season, with two targets needing to be shot every four weeks (the first deadline being Sunday 26 July).  The fee remains $10.  Please advise by Tuesday 16 June if you wish to take part in this competition.

The club competition will commence next Sunday, and will comprise 4 series of 4 weeks with a one-week gap between each series, and the BCD 20-shot competition will be the best 10 out of 16 cards.  Please remember to stamp your target “competition” or “practice”, and to record your competition scores onto your grading spreadsheet.  It is much easier to keep your spreadsheet up to date each week than to try to find scores at the end of the season.

BSRC will hold its AGM next Sunday at 7.30pm with shooting before and after the AGM.  We will get the first squad underway at 6.15pm rather than the usual 6.30pm.

The first open champs on the revised calendar is the Wairarapa Champs at Martinborough on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 June, followed by the Wanganui Open Champs which will be a postal event held at home ranges in the week of 21 to 27 June.

Upcoming events:

  • Sunday 14 June, 6.15pm first squad.
  • Sunday 14 June, 7.30pm, BSRC AGM followed by more squads.
  • Tuesday 16 June, deadline for membership fees and closed champs entries.
  • Friday 19 / Saturday 20 June, Wairarapa Open Champs, Martinborough.
  • Sunday 21 June, Wanganui Open Champs postal.