Andrew & Faulkner

Andrew & Faulkner 2020 - CANCELLED

March 21st 2020

In a rapidly changing situation, and with the Government announcing yesterday (19 March) the ban on gatherings of more than 100 people indoors,  the Executive of South Island Target Shooting Association has decided to CANCEL this years Andrew and Faulkner in Ashburton in July 2020. 

Our plan for the hosting for next year's event is for it to still be with Mid Canterbury Association and with all other host venues sliding back one year, this will need to be confirmed by those host Associations at some stage soon.

South Island Indoor Champs – We need to have a think about this an see if we can sill hold this or not. This may need to be run a bit different than we have in the past eg run at more venues. We will keep you all informed.

South Island AGM – Again we need to have a think about this, we will keep you informed with this as well.

Please pass this information on to all of your membership.


Regan Cowe

South Island Target Shooting Association


Congratulations to Manawatu, 2019 Candyman Cup winners.

The Candyman Cup was donated in 1981 by Doug Linkhorn, proprietor of “Empire Confectionery”, for competition
between the winners of the North Island’s “Rees Scroll” at Teams of Ten, and the “South Island’s “Andrew & Faulkner Shield” shoots.

The 2019 match was shot between Manawatu and Mid Canterbury, with Manawatu taking the win by a well-deserved 69 points.  


Andrew & Faulkner 2019

The 2019 Andrew & Faulkner shield match on 27th July saw 16 teams and 8 junior teams from all over the South Island meet in Oamaru for the annual competition. With 220 shooters present it was probably the highest attendance at any match in the country in many years.

The organisation of the combined Otago Associations was up to the task, and everything ran smoothly, even though it was a very long day with over 10 hours shooting. The new system of printed result sheets introduced last year was again appreciated, with the posting of official results keeping everyone up to date with team standings.

Last year's Division II winners Mid Canterbury made no race of it, taking Division I by a significant margin, leaving three other teams fighting for the minor places. Mid Canterbury also won the top 5 and handicapped bottom 5 trophies, while Christchurch won Division II and promotion to Division I at the expense of Southern Southland. The Ashley Junior team denied Mid Canterbury a clean sweep, winning by 5 points.

Mid Canterbury junior shooter Shania Harrison-Lee continued her recent top form, edging Rachel McLaren on inners for the top individual award, with Emma Smith third, a result which must bode well for the South Island Women's team.

Thanks to the hosts and helpers, as well as the shooters for making it a great day.

Val Wadsworth



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The 2018 Candyman Cup winners are Manawatu.

The Candyman Cup was donated in 1981 by Doug Linkhorn, proprietor of “Empire Confectionery”, for competition
between the winners of the North Island’s “Rees Scroll” at Teams of Ten, and the “South Island’s “Andrew & Faulkner Shield” shoots.

The 2018 match was shot between Manawatu and Marlbourough, with Manawatu taking the win by 39 points.  




Andrew & Faulkner 2018

Target Shooting Nelson hosted the Andrew & Faulkner Shield match on their Saxton Field range on 28 July, with 12  teams competing, plus 2 half teams and 5 Junior teams, a total of 172 competitors.  The 18 mound Nelson range worked well, and this will be a good shakedown for Nelson, who are hosting the Inter-Island match in three weeks time.

Congratulations to this years winners Marlborough who headed the new Mid Canterbury Association after being behind for most of the match.  Mid Canterbury finished second, and gained promotion to Division I next year at the expense of East Otago, who drop down to Division II. Hosts Nelson took out the Junior trophy, Mid Canterbury took out the top 5 team trophy, and Ashburton won the bottom 5 handicap teams match on count back from Ellesmere.

Scores were a bit average overall, this seems to be a feature of A&F matches, I don't know if it was the frost on the ground when the match started, or maybe the 4-5 hour wait between rounds for each shooter.  Well done to top individual shooter Steve McArthur from Mid Canterbury with 298.17, just ahead of Darren Quigley from North Canterbury with 298.15.  Top Junior was Shania Harrison-Lee from Mid Canterbury with 296.20.

The TSNZ and Shooting Stuff shops did a busy trade, with shooters taking the opportunity to buy the latest gadgets to help them shoot better.

Thanks very much to Nelson for hosting the event which ran very smoothly, largely due to the background work from people like Lyn Baigent and Peter Slinn, assisted by a big Nelson team on the day.  See you again in a few weeks.

Val Wadsworth












Andrew & Faulkner - South Island


Each Association selects their open 10 team members and not more than two emergencies, Junior teams shall comprise five members and one emergency – this may be by shooting specific trials, using ranking lists, or whatever method suits them. The A & F shield teams event is the split into  two divisions, Division 2 teams compete for the Lindsay Smith Memorial Trophy and they can also win the Andrew & Faulkner Shield. Junior teams compete for the Greenhough Trophy.

Each shooter will shoot one 20 shot match and one 10 shot match in this order, and with so many shooters competing these matches may be hours apart.  A rolling total of team scores is kept, and the pressure and excitement builds as the teams can easily see how many points they need to catch up or to stay in front - this is part of the unique challenge of this type of match!

The event is hosted by different Associations each year and alternates each year North and South of the Waitaki River, and may be held either in a regular range if there is one large enough available, or in a temporary range such as a hall.  Wherever they are held there is ample time for socialising, checking out each others' gear, and making purchases at the trade stalls.  Presentations at the range will conclude the event.


The Andrew & Faulkner (South Island) and Teams of Ten (North Island) matches are the Islands' premier Indoor Associaton matches.  Venues vary each year and teams are selected by each Association, with the Andrew & Faulkner match being shot annually in July and the Teams of Ten match in May.  The winning South Island and North Island Association teams then compete against each other for the Candyman Cup later in the year.   (For Teams of Ten information, go to the  INDOOR/TEAMS OF TEN page)




The 2017 Candyman Cup winners are Waikato.

The Candyman Cup was donated in 1981 by Doug Linkhorn, proprietor of “Empire Confectionery”, for competition
between the winners of the North Island’s “Rees Scroll” at Teams of Ten, and the “South Island’s “Andrew & Faulkner Shield” shoots.

The 2017 match was shot between Waikato and East Otago, with Waikato coming out ahead by 19 points.  

Congratulations to East Otago's Peter McCallum and Hamish Soper for their 200s.



Congratulations to the 2017 Andrew & Faulkner winners

Andrew & Faulkner 2017  was hosted by East Otago Association in Dunedin on Saturday 29th July.  158 shooters came together in a 12-mound range to shoot in 15 Open teams and 6 Junior teams.   Well done to East Otago for managing so many shooters on a range this size, and to all the shooters who closely followed all instructions to make the day flow so well.

Congratulations to Open winners East Otago, who were closely followed by Ashley in 2nd place and Marlborough in 3rd.  In the Junior Division East Otago again took the top spot, followed by Nelson in 2nd place and Southland in 3rd.  Division 2 (the Lindsay Smith Memorial Trophy) was won by Central Otago, followed by Southland, then North Canterbury.  North Canterbury also took out the Bottom 5 Handicap, and East Otago won the Top 5.  

T op Open Shooter was Amelia Hughson, and Top Junior was Tim Green.








2016 A & F Shield Winners - Christchurch
2016 A & F, Oamaru