NZ v HOME COUNTIES 2021
Presentation for "Possible" - scoring 400
NZ v HOME COUNTIES 2021- 2022
Presentation for "Possible" - scoring 300
GOLD MERIT AWARD
Presented for Services to TSNZ
The final day of the 2023 North v South match had the NZ teams up shooting first. These matches are all marked in whole scores with no inners, as that is how the UK mark their targets and this match is a postal against the UK Home Counties teams. The Managers' Shoot (with borrowed gear and off the rest) and the Derby Match were the last events of the day. The weekend will conclude with the presentation dinner, with photos to come.
Well done to the North Island, a clean sweep for the competition this year, winning the Open Team with a great score.
The North Island have taken out the fourth match of the day, with some great scores coming up in the Mens Match.
The North Island continues their dominance this year with a win in the Womens Match -
5838.267 to the South's 5824.252.
Shooting for the Junior and Veterans teams has just concluded.
Congratulations to the North Island for taking out the Junior match by 2 points, and the Veterans match by 25.
New Zealand teams are now selected for these 2 sections,
and well done to all those who made it into their respective teams.
North v South update from the Hosts - 14 August
For the Friday night, we will provide light refreshments only, expect some cookies/cakes/slice/savouries and tea & coffee, not a full meal.
For refreshments on Saturday and Sunday we will have a coffee van and a food truck on site.
For those team members who are driving and will be looking to park on Rees Street it's not marked out so please angle park and do not park on the grass unless the ground is very dry. It was a condition for us being able to have a gate key that we not damage the grass, so please help us to keep it, we need the parking.
We will work on transport arrangements and will be in touch with those who have requested it directly.
A proper list of contacts for van drivers, match officials etc. will be available at a later date. Dean Gibbs is the Match Director for the weekend so should you need anything from the Friday night on, he will be your point of contact.
Squadding details follow. This has been approved by Team Managers, so if you have any issue with where or when you are squadded, please contact your Team Manager.
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2023 North Island and South Island respresentatives for this year's match.
Emails went out to all team members on 10 July advising them of their teams.
Shooter Registration forms were emailed on 11 July, please register with the Hosts by 31st JULY.
Click on the links below for full team lists, these will be updated as required.
Team Managers have now been appointed:
North Island: Open - Liz Taylor, Women - Alison Fursdon, Men - Neil Harris, Juniors - Lachie McNair, Veterans - Kevin Small
South Island: Open - Peter Boerlage, Women & Juniors - Malcolm Garland, Men & Veterans - Regan Cowe
Please let the TSNZ Office know immediately if you cannot attend the event so that Emergency and On Call shooters can be organised - firstname.lastname@example.org
MANAGERS are required for all teams, please contact the office if you are interested in this and have not already volunteered.
The 2023 N v S programme was discussed at the Executive Meeting on 6th July. Since announcing the programme provided by Hosts Canterbury Association to Members, both the Executive and the office have received much feedback, both positive and negative, towards the key change of having some teams shoot on the Friday. There was particular mention of the announcement of this being so close to the match date, requiring many to have to revise travel arrangements.
The result of the Executive Meeting is that the current Rules do not allow matches to be shot on the Friday as they state: “The Inter-Island Open, Women, Men, Junior and Veteran matches shall be held annually during the weekend of PLUS 11”. The definition of a “weekend” is Saturday and Sunday only.
The 2023 N v S programme has now been revised to provide this, with matches only being shot on the Saturday and Sunday.
The reasonings behind CTSA’s initial programme have been noted, and as a result, an Executive Remit is now being drafted to allow future Hosts the ability to make some changes which would be presented to the Executive for approval well in advance of the match, in the same way the Outdoor Nationals programme is managed. It will then be up to the Members at the AGM to decide if this is the format they wish to follow in the future.
These are the Final Ranking Lists, all matches in the ranking period have now been added.
Please check carefully and let the TSNZ Office know immediately if there are any amendments required.
2022 North v South Photos
Those of you who ordered Team photos at the North v South event in August this year may have noticed that the venue and date had been missed off the title. Please accept our apologies for this omission.
To remedy the issue TSNZ have sourced high quality vinyl stickers which can be added to your photos, and these are available on request, free of charge.
Please contact the TSNZ Office with your name, postal address, and number of stickers required and these will be sent out to you.
2023 North vs South match will be held in Christchurch on 18 - 20 August
GOLD MERIT AWARDS
Presented for Services to the TSNZ Junior Development Squad
The Open Team has now finished their shoot, with the North Island achieving yet another win, and a clean sweep.
The North scored 7839.404 to the South's 7812.379.
Top scorer for the North Island was Ryan Taylor with 399.26, and for the South Piper Benbow top scored with 397.26.
Congratulations to the NZ Open Team shooters, with the top 22 shooters going through to shoot against the UK Home Counties on the Sunday
Another good win to the North Island in the Mens Match, with the North Island team scoring 5880.267 to the South's 5841.272.
Top Scorer from the North was Kerry Williams on 397.24, and for the South was Regan Cowe on 395.26.
Congratulations to the 12 shooters going forward to the NZ Team, and especially to Kerry Williams who has made Captain in his very first year at this match.
Congratulations to the North Island Women's team, a good win over the South Island with 5854.287 to the South's 5809.249.
Top Scorer for the North was Shania Harrison-Lee with 399.31, while the South's top scorer was Amelia Hughson on 293.24.
Congratulations to the 12 Women who move forward to the NZ Team.
The Womens and the Mens NZ Teams are the hardest ones to get into as the Island teams of 17 each drop back to 12.
Juniors and Veterans have finished their Island matches. Congratulations to the North Island who took out both matches by a margin of only 6 points.
Top scorer in the Junior Team was Shania Harrison-Lee with 400.30, and in the Veterans top scorer was Robert Dalzell with 397.24
And CONGRATULATIONS to those top 12 shooters in each team who have made it into the NZ TEAM for 2022!
Teams of shooters are selected for North Island and South Island teams based on Championship scores shot between April and June each year. For North Islanders this is based on the average out of 100 of their FOUR best scores, while for South Islanders it is from their THREE best scores.
The RANKING LIST from the TSNZ Office gives the current ranking for all shooters who have nominated for North/South.
OPEN - 20 members plus 2 emergencies
WOMEN - 15 members plus 2 emergencies
MEN - 15 members plus 2 emergencies (for the first time in 2019)
JUNIOR - 10 members plus 2 emergencies
VETERAN - 10 members plus 2 emergencies
Some places in each team are awarded automatically based on the Ranking List. These are 15 for the Open team, 11 for the Women's and Men's Teams, 7 for the Juniors and Veterans Teams.
An Island Selection Panel of three (who have been appointed at the previous TSNZ AGM) confirm the automatic selections and then select the remaining members from the full list of nominees. They can consider nominees who have not shot 3 Championships for South Island and 4 Championships for North Island if they feel this is warranted.
Shooters who have been selected for the Teams are advised of their success by early July, and will then receive full information on the match and what is expected of them.
Managers are also appointed for each team at this time too.
Each Team and Island has a Manager who makes sure their teams know all they need to in advance of the match, and are present during the weekend. On the Friday night the Manager will introduce his/her team along with their years of representation and will present the Island datebars. During the Saturday match the Manager will make sure everyone is ready on time, will check targets and be the liaison for any protests, and at the Dinner will make sure everyone is present (and well presented) at the team photos.
On the Saturday all teams shoot shoulder to shoulder and will shoot one ten-shot, one twenty-shot, and then one ten-shot match. Separate matches are shot for each team a shooter has qualified for - for example a shooter in both the Junior and Open teams will have to shoot two separate lots of matches, one for each team.
Those who rank in the top of each team qualify for their respective New Zealand Team(s)., and the Emergency shooters can also qualify for NZ Teams in the same way the full team members do. The NZ teams then shoot on the Sunday in a Postal Match against the UK Home Counties. Shooters who do not make the NZ teams also shoot on the Sunday in the Derby Match, where teams have been drawn from their ranking on the previous day. There is often a Manager's match too, where the team managers have to borrow all the gear they need.
The event concludes with an Awards Dinner on the Sunday night, which is a formal event and includes presentation of trophies and NZ pockets and datebars, and photographs of all teams. The dress code for all team members is black trousers/skirt, white shirt/top, and black blazer/jacket.
Past North vs South Results
2020 Match not held due to Covid-19
North vs South 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19