North v South Inter-Island Match


2024 North v South

Friday 16th - Sunday 18th August

Co-Hosted by Wanganui and Taranaki Associations

To be held at the OKOIA RANGE, Wanganui






Please let the TSNZ Office ( know immediately if you can not attend the event so that Emergency and On Call shooters can be organized






The Ranking Lists have now closed and are with the Island Selectors. Congratulations to all that make Island Teams. I look forward to seeing you in Whanganui in August.

There is a good choice of Motels available in Whanganui. The main ones the vans will be doing pick ups from are

Aotea Motor Lodge, Burwood Motel, BK's Magnolia Motor Lodge, Cooks Garden Motor Lodge

Kings Court Motel, Riverside Motel, 151 on London Street

The accommodation used back in 2015 is now used for the flight school and no longer renting to the public.

Please contact the Office immediately if any corrections need to be made






North vs South Explained


Teams of shooters are selected for North Island and South Island teams based on Championship scores shot between April and June each year. This is based on the average out of 100 of their FOUR 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





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2023 North v South
Christchurch, 18-20 August 




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BSA Shield and Medal
Top Open Inter-Island Score
Ryan Taylor


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Ross Shield - Open Teams
Winning North Island Captain Pratik Tailor (l)
South Island Captain John Booth (r)


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Hudson Trophy
Top Open Aggregate Score
Ryan Taylor with runner-up Bex Baines


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New North and South Island Open Representatives


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New NZ Open Representatives


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Craig Shield - Womens Teams
Winning North Island Captain Jeanette Kinsey (r)
South Island Captain Sandy Bennett (l)


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MacDowell Cup
Top Women's North Island Score
Fiona Mills


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RE Taylor Cup
Top Women's South Island Score
Shania Harrison-Lee


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Hooper Lee Trophy
Top Womens Aggregate Score
Shania Harrison-Lee


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Betty Hooper Memorial Trophy
Top NZ Women's Team Score
Shania Harrison-Lee


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New North Island Women's Representatives


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New South Island Women's Representatives


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New NZ Women's Representatives


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Cameron Family Cup - Mens Teams
Winning North Island Captain Jason Cameron (r)
South Island Captain Darryn Quigley (l)


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TSNZ Medal
Top Men's Score Island Match
Ryan Taylor


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Taylor Challenge Cup
Top Men's Aggregate Score
Dave Fake


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New North and South Island Men's Representatives


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New NZ Men's Representatives


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NZSRA Cup - Junior Team
Winning North Island Captain James Gray (l)
South Island Captain Cam Colson (r)


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Nan Barlow Memorial Trophy
Top Junior Inter-Island Score
Stephanie McNair


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Marchant Trophy
Top Junior Aggregate Score
Stephanie McNair


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New North Island Junior Representatives


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New South Island Junior Representatives


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New NZ Junior Representatives


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Rhodes Scroll - Veterans Teams
Winning North Captain Gary Cuff (l)
South Island Captain Gordon Wright (r)


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Lissington Trophy
Top Veterans Inter-Island Score
Grant Taylor


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New North and South Island Veterans Representatives


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New NZ Veterans Representatives


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Gardiner Sheild
Top Score Derby Team
Brittany Turner


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Derby Match Winning Team
Quigley's Quick Shots


Presentation for "Possible" - scoring 400


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Open Team 2021
Denva Wren, Stephanie McNair


NZ v HOME COUNTIES  2021- 2022
Presentation for "Possible" - scoring 300


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Mens Team 2021 - Ryan Taylor
Junior Team 2022 - Shania Harrison-Lee


Presented for Services to TSNZ 


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Jackie Lindsay



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.

2023 NZ Juniors and Vets Scores

2023 NZ Womens and Mens Scores

2023 NZ Open Scores

2023 Derby and Managers' Shoot Scores


Well done to the North Island, a clean sweep for the competition this year, winning the Open Team with a great score.

2023 NvS Open RESULTS

2023 New Zealand OPEN Team


The North Island have taken out the fourth match of the day, with some great scores coming up in the Mens Match.  

2023 North v South MENS Results

2023 New Zealand Mens Team



The North Island continues their dominance this year with a win in the Womens Match -

5838.267 to the South's 5824.252.

NvS 2023 Womens Team results

NvS 2023 Womens NZ Team


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.

NvS 2023 - JUNIOR Results

NvS 2023 - VETERANS Results

NvS 2023 - New Zealand Junior Team

NvS 2023 - New Zealand Veterans Team


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.

CLICK HERE for Squadding ordered by SQUAD  

CLICK HERE for Squadding ordered by NAME

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 -

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.










North vs South 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19