International Indoor matches are shot on a "postal" basis, with teams shooting in their home ranges and swapping results via post (usually email).
Some International matches, such as the NZ team matches at the North vs South Inter-Island match, are full TSNZ-team matches, while others, such as the North Island vs Scotland or the BSA Cup Matches, are entered by smaller groups of shooters. The links with overseas shooters that these matches provide are inspiring, and some of the matches have been contested regularly and keenly for many years.
Look out for entry forms for International matches on this page, they will be posted here as they are received each year.
2023 North Island vs Scotland
This year was the 50th Anniversary of the North Island v Scotland Match, which was celebrated with NZ flags, a cake and morning tea, on 24th September in Palmerston North.
There were a large amount of nominations this year which reflects the interest that shooters have in this special match.
Following the shooting we had a speech and cutting of the cake by our Manawatu Life Member Bruce Marchant, who has shot in the North Island team 8 times, in 1981, 82, 83, 84, 98, 99, 2000 and 2001. The original 1974 team included Malcolm Duthie from Waikato, who is still shooting with TSNZ, and the North Island won the inaugural match.
Scotland shot their 2023 match on 26th March in Aberdeen, and provided their results following our shoot, showing a very close match.
CONGRATULATIONS to the North Island for their wins in both Open and Junior teams.
Top Scorers were Ryan Taylor in the Open with 400, and Isaac Junc in the Juniors with 393.
2022 North Island vs Scotland match
The North Island vs Scotland match has been completed for 2022 when Scotland completed their half of the match last Sunday. This match has been a close encounter every year and this year the North Island won both the Open and Juniors. Top scorers were Martin Hunt in the Open with 400 and Stephanie McNair with 399, very well done.
Many thanks to Donald MacIntosh for taking over the role of Scotland coordinator from Sinclair Bruce who has taken a well-earned retirement from this role.
NI Assn secretary
Home Counties Match
The Home Counties Match is shot at the Inter-Island match annually. Initially it was only an Open match, first shot in 1998, but is now contested between Open (20 + reserves), Women, Junior and Veterans teams (all 10 + reserves) .
The "Home Counties" are the counties of England that surround London, and are called that as they were the counties where Members of Parliament could travel home after the end of the Parliamentary Session. The counties generally included in the list are Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex.
Home Counties vs NZ 2021
As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 issues, the 2021 Home Counties vs NZ match was shot by NZ at the amended 2021 North v South competition
held in both Christchurch and Palmerston North in March 2022.
CONGRATULATIONS to the New Zealand teams for their wins in the Open, Women, Junior, and Veteran sections, and to Home Counties for their win with their Mens' Team.
Special mention goes to NZ shooters Denva Wren and Stephanie McNair for posting 400 in the Open match, and Ryan Taylor for his 300 in the Men's match.
Home Counties vs NZ 2020 - cancelled due to Covid-19
Home Counties vs NZ - 2019 Results
Results of the Home Counties (UK) matches shot against NZ, with our scores having been shot at the 2019 North vs South match, have just come in (11 March 2020).
Congratulations to the winning teams from NZ - Open, Women, and Juniors - and to the Home Counties winners - Veterans and Men. Some great scores were shot including a 400 from Home Counties shooter Ken Bowley and 300s from Ryan Taylor and Samantha Riddle.
Commonwealth Cities Match
The Commonwealth Cities Match is shot by teams of 15 shooters representing the chief city of each country in the UK and of each province or state in other Commonwealth countries. Scores are shot between January and October, with scores being returned to the UK in November.
BSA Cup Match
The BSA Cup Match is shot annually by teams of 12 shooters from Indoor Clubs in the UK and Commonwealth. There are three divisions, Sections A, B, and C, and can be shot over 15, 20, or 25 yards, or 25 metres. Non-UK teams must shoot on any one day between January 1st and September 30th, with results being in to the UK by 15th October.
Congratulations to the NZ teams who placed in the 2017 BSA Cup match:
Division A - Auckland, 3rd
Division B - Christchurch, 1st