An extremely busy day yesterday, with many new shooters as well as hosting the interassociation representative matches.  Thanks to everyone who helped with the necessary tasks to ensure the evening ran as smoothly as possible.

It was great to see all our “off the rest” shooters scoring in the 80s on at least one card.  Top shot was Jason Niedermeyer 88.3 very closely followed by Wynter Tickle 88.1, with dad Graham Tickle not far behind on 85.1.  Finn Ashby recorded the best D Grade score of 95.0 this week, ahead of Jack Day and Jaz Hamilton both with 92.2.  In C Grade Clive Brodie scored an absolutely phenomenal 99.5 (a new PB and highest score shot overall yesterday) followed by Megan Brodie and Hamish Guthrey also scoring well, both with 96.3.  A very close competition in B Grade, with only a point separating the top five – Mark Baines took top honours with 98.4 ahead of Mark Riley and Stephen Thessman both with 97.4.  David Grain’s 98.4 was the best score in the higher grades.  In the 20-shot competition Mark Baines was top shot with 196.8.

Congratulations to our C Grade and B Grade interclub teams who both recorded wins on Monday, while commiserations go to our Open Grade team who lost by a mere point.  The wins give us 5 points, plus Cassie Truscott’s 98.3 in C Grade adds on 2 bonus points – a great start to the competition.  Cassie was top shot for both the C Grade and B Grade teams, while David Grain top-scored for the Open Grade team.  We host Round 2 on Sunday 9 August.

Both the Interassociation B Grade and D Grade teams scored well and hopefully have a good chance of being placegetters in their respective competitions.  Mark Baines was top shot in the B Grade team, while Finn Ashby was second highest in D Grade.  Full results will be available in October.

Results for Round 1 of the secondary schools Triple S competition, as well as Rounds 1 and 2 of the Wellington closed champs competition, will be available later this week.  The next deadlines are:

  • Sunday 9 August: Round 2 Triple SSS
  • Sunday 23 August: Round 3 Triple SSS
  • Sunday 23 August: Rounds 3+4 closed champs

A reminder to check the “opt-out” deadlines for Wellington representative matches which are emailed to all members on the 1st day of each month.  If you are unavailable, please email the selector before the deadline.

Next Sunday the National Indoor Champs are being held at various locations around the country, the Royal Tiger range being one.  All members are able to enter this competition, and can nominate their scores for club competition purposes if they wish (as the cards are shot and marked on a Sunday).  If you are using club equipment and would like to take part, please email David Grain.

Upcoming events:

  • Saturday 1 August: Triangular B, Junior and Women’s matches, 2pm, Keene Range Petone, 2x10.  Teams:
    • B Grade: Casey Israelson, Mark Riley, Stephen Thessman, Cassie Truscott. On call: Hamish Guthrey.
    • Women: Meredith Ackrill, Erin Little, Cassie Truscott.
    • Juniors: Casey Israelson, Cassie Truscott.
  • Saturday 1 August: Wellington v Hutt Valley Open Grade, 2pm, Keene Range Petone, 3x10. Team: Meredith Ackrill, David Grain, Erin Little, Evan Little (captain), Stephen Thessman, Cassie Truscott.  Emergency: Casey Israelson.  On call: Mark Riley.
  • Sunday 2 August: National Indoor Champs, 1pm.
  • Tuesday 4 August: Titipounamu Match, 8.00pm + 8.45pm, 1x10 + 1x20.  Team: Mark Baines, David Grain, Erin Little, Stephen Thessman.
  • Saturday 8 August: Horowhenua Open Champs, Levin Range.
  • Sunday 9 August: Round 1 local secondary schools match, 2pm, Keene Range, Petone, 1x10.
  • Sunday 9 August: Round 2 interclub.
  • Sunday 9 August: Round 2 Triple SSS deadline.