AIr Rifle Postals 2021
There were very few entries to this Postal match this year, with only 2 Women competing and no Men. Congratulations to Jess Burgess-Smith for the win.
New Air Rifle Champs in Marlborough
Marlborough RSA held a new Air Rifle Champs match in Blenheim on Queen's Birthday Weekend - 5th June.
This added to a great weekend of shooting which includes the Indoor Champs already held in Blenheim on 5th June, and Nelson on 6th and 7th June.
2021 Air Rifle Nationals ** - Parafed Auckland - 17 - 18 April 2021
After a postponement due to Covid-19 travel uncertainties, the 2021 Air Rifle Nationals got underway at the Mt Eden Range on the weekend of the 17th & 18th April. Despite being light on numbers the shooters certainly were not light on enthusiasm. Two days of shooting saw some shaky starts for some and personal best scores for others. 3 Men and 4 Women shot the Badge Match on Saturday and 4 Men and 4 Women for the Designated Match on Sunday.
Top scores on Saturday went to Owen with a 614.2, Jessica with a 597.1 and Mike with a 637.3. Top scores on Sunday went to Owen with a 605.7, Jessica with a 609.1 and Mike with a 640.2.
We also had over the weekend a great turn out from our WSPS shooters. Open Prone on Saturday saw 6 shooters battling it out. Congratulations goes to the newcomers of the group that fought hard against the regulars. A couple of our WSPS shooters are vying for Paralympics spots and required qualifying scores from the weekend.
A National record in the WSPS Standing was smashed on Sunday – congratulations Mike for your score of 640.2. The previous record was 624.3, set by Grant Sharman at the 2017 Air Nationals.
PASC would like to thank every one that came along to shoot, the organisers, and Shooting Stuff for their donation of prizes.We look forward to seeing you all again at the Designated Match in October. Keep up the training.
Parafed Auckland Shooting Club
Thanks to NZSF and the ISSF Development Fund, a 10-lane Sius Hybrid Score 10m Air electronic target range ihas been set up at the MSRA range in Palmerston North. This equipment, which is owned by NZSF and to be shared between TSNZ and Pistol NZ, was used for the first time to run the Manawatu Designated Air match on 30th January, and provided a fantastic experience for our shooters. Going by the number of PBs shot there, our Air Rifle shooters will be looking forward to using this equipment for future matches.
Results to come soon
AIR RIFLE MATCHES 2020 - 21
Matches noted ** are TSNZ Designated Matches for International Selection
Auckland / Mt Eden Air - 3-4 October 2020
Although the numbers were down on previous years the enthusiasm of the shooters was not. Great shooting by all that attended.
Because of the lighter numbers the shooters decided to have a mixed final each day rather than a separate Women’s and Men’s which made for some great results.
Air Rifle matches 2019-20
Marlborough Air, Blenheim - 26th October - no entries
Air Rifle Nationals