It’s great to have so many helpers who come along to the club each week simply to support the shooters and undertake the necessary tasks to ensure the evenings run smoothly.  Thanks to Ryan Day, Poul Israelson, Craig Fair and Mark Robinson.  Your continued help enables senior shooters particularly more time to concentrate on their own shooting.

A busy day at the club yesterday, with just under 60 cards shot.  New PBs were recorded by Mitesh Mistry 89.5 (note the inners!!) and Finn Ashby 193.7.

Best on the rest was Jason with 91.3.  Jaz Hamilton scored highest in D Grade (94.4) ahead of Finn Ashby (93.2) and Jack Day (90.1).  Top shot in C Grade was Cassie Truscott 97.4 followed by Inge Little 94.2.  Another very close week in B Grade with only an inner separating the highest scorers, Stephen Thessman 98.5 and Mark Riley 98.4.  Erin Little shot best in A Grade with 97.4 ahead of David Grain 96.5.  And in Master Grade, both Evan Little and Meredith Ackrill scored 99.7 on their first card, then Evan followed this up with 100.4 to take top honours this week.  The results were reversed in the 20-shot competition however with Meredith Ackrill scoring 198.11 ahead of Evan Little with 196.9.  B Grader Mark Riley and D Grader Finn Ashby both shot exceptionally well, scoring 195.7 and 193.7 respectively.

Six Brooklyn members travelled to Palmerston North for the Manawatu Champs on Saturday.  Congratulations to Stephen Thessman on his 3rd placing in B Grade, scoring 293.9 which included his first 100 of the season.  Stephen finished only inners behind both 1st and 2nd placegetters.

The BSRC shooting calendar for the remainder of the season has been emailed to members.  There are still a few highlighted events to be confirmed.  With a large number of events occurring in the next couple of months, this calendar provides a handy quick reference point.

Good luck to our interclub teams in the first round of competition tonight.

Upcoming events:

  • Monday 20 July: Round 1 interclub.  C Grade, 7.45pm, 1x10: Hamish Guthrey, Jaz Hamilton, Inge Little (captain), Cassie Truscott, on call: Finn Ashby.  B Grade, 8.15pm, 1x10: Casey Israelson, Mark Riley, Stephen Thessman (captain), Cassie Truscott, on call: Hamish Guthrey. Open Grade, 8.45pm, 1x20: Meredith Ackrill, David Grain, Erin Little, Evan Little (captain), on call: Stephen Thessman.  Team manager/equipment coordinator: Evan Little.
  • Saturday 25 July: Levin Club Open Champs, Baden Street, Levin.
  • Sunday 26 July: deadline for Rounds 1 and 2 closed champs.
  • Sunday 26 July: deadline for Round 1 Triple SSS (secondary schools) champs.
  • Sunday 26 July: Interassociation D Grade, 8.00pm + 8.45pm, 2x10: Finn Ashby, Jack Day, Jaz Hamilton. Emergency: Josh Whitehead.  On call: Daniel Johnson.
  • Sunday 26 July: Interassociation B Grade, 8.15pm, 1x20: Mark Baines, Stephen Thessman.
  • Saturday 1 August: Triangular B, Junior and Women’s matches, 2pm, Keene Range Petone, 2x10.  Teams named Friday 24 July.
  • Saturday 1 August: Wellington v Hutt Valley Open Grade, 2pm, Keene Range Petone, 3x10. Team named Friday 24 July.
  • Sunday 2 August: National Indoor Champs, 1pm.