North vs South Interisland Match

North vs South 2018



The Veterans and Juniors started out the day at 8.30am, then followed by the Women’s Team around 12.00.  The day finished up with the Open Teams shooting from 2.30.


Congratulations to the SOUTH ISLAND JUNIORS who took the win this year with 3867.158 to the North Island’s 3853.149. 

The NZ Junior Team is Greg Bengston, Lanelle McArthur, Piper Benbow, Jordan Erskine, Katherine Butt, Samantha Riddle, Shania Harrison-Lee, Sarah Reesby, Cameron Gibbons, Emily Hammond, Julian Craib and Kate Campbell.


Results for the Veterans were reversed, with the NORTH ISLAND VETERANS winning with 3912.185, to the South Island’s 3874.153.

The NZ Veterans Team members are Peter Neilson, Ralph Small, Grant Taylor, Rober Dalzell, Doug Gibson, Ann Harris, Lindsay Horne, Gary Cuff, Bill Stevenson, David Baigent, Jeanette Kinsey and Murray Reeves.


The Women’s match was a close one, with only 9 points between the two.  The NORTH ISLAND WOMEN took first place with 5844.294 to the South Island’s 5835.281.

The NZ Women’s Team is Lanelle McArthur, Samantha Riddle, Meredith Ackrill, Fiona Spence, Denva Wren, Tania Boerlage, Shania Harrison-Lee, Rachel McLaren, Kirsten Birrell, Emily Hammond, Ann Harris and Michaela Smith.


And finally, congratulations to the NORTH ISLAND OPEN Team who won with a commanding lead of 7844.440 to the South Island’s 7779.360.

The NZ Open Team is Denva Wren, Lanelle McArthur, Roy Herbison, Regan Cowe, Tony Beaver, Ryan Taylor, Rory McLeod, Amelia Hughson, Janet Hunt, Katrina Quigley, Chris Harrison, Owen Bennett, Peter McCallum, Neil Kinsey, Gavin Riddle, Grant Taylor, Sam Vincent, Bruce Cameron, Jason Cameron, Conan Griffin, Ralph Small and Jamie Bonis.





Congratulations to all those shooters who have qualified for North vs South teams for the 2018 match to be held in Nelson on the weekend of 18-19 August.  Shooters have been named here in alphabetical order, but the Emergency and On Call shooters are ranked in order of selection.  Note that the On Call shooters do not need to travel to the match, however if any shooters in the team above them are not able to shoot, the Emergency and On Call shooters will then be moved up the ranks in order.  They will then be advised of their new status, and if they will actually need to attend the match to shoot.

All shooters please email or phone the Office immediately if you know you will not be able to attend, so that other shooters can be advised that they will be needed.

Information on the match and accommodation, and confirmation of Team Managers, will be forwarded to all shooters soon and also posted on our website.




Open - Alison Fursdon
Women - Sandra Reesby
Junior - Ravi de Silva
Veterans - Elizabeth Taylor


Open - Peter Webster
Women - Bryan Hunter
Junior - Malcolm Garland
Veterans - Aaran Findlay


North vs South 2018 - RANKING LISTS

These lists are updated regularly as results are received in from the Championship matches held each weekend.
As always, if you see any entries that need correcting, please contact the TSNZ Office.


(Based on average out of 100 from 4 best scores)


(Based on average out of 100 from 3 best scores)


Nominations for 2018 North vs South teams are now closed.
To be valid, the Membership Form and Fee had to have been received by the TSNZ Office by 30th April.  

Shooters who have nominated will have been emailed or posted confirmation of the teams they nominated for, and the full list of nominees is below. 
Please check this list, and let the TSNZ Office know immediately if any changes need to be made.

If a shooter is NOT listed but expected to be, it may be because their form or fee has not been received by the TSNZ Office.  If it can be shown that these HAD been sent before the final date (30th April), shooters may be added to the list, however no late nominations can be accepted.



North vs South 2018
is being held at the
Saxton Range in Nelson
on 17th - 19th August 2018


North vs South Explained






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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
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 Team, 7 for the Juniors Team and 7 for the Veterans Team.

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.



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 eveything twice.  Those who rank in the top of each team qualify for their respective New Zealand Team(s), and 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, 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




North vs South is over for another year, and a huge thanks to Manawatu Association for a well-run event.

NZ Teams all shot their postal match against Home Counties this morning.  Well done in particular to the Women's Team who posted a record score.

Then it was the turn of the Derby Teams, whose members are drawn from the ranked list of non-NZ Team shooters in a way that means all the teams are relatively even.

And finally tonight are the Dinner and Presentations.  Photos from the weekend will be added to a North vs South 2017 photo gallery, so look out for that later next week.

Safe travels to everyone heading home from the event.


 Congratulations to the North Island for a clean sweep at North vs South 2017!


And for Sunday evening, don't forget to be at the dinner venue before 6pm to be ready for your Team Photos.










   Alison Fursdon

   Bob Crawford

   Ian Stuart

   Fred de Burgh






   Peter Webster

   Betty Gardiner

   Malcolm Garland

   Rex Schroder







Tangi Utikere
Deputy Mayor, Palmerston North










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North Island Juniors


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South Island Juniors


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North Island Veterans


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South Island Veterans


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North Island Women


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South Island Open


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South Island Women


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North Island Open


Congratulations to all the shooters who been selected for North Island or South Island Teams.






2017 North vs South Presentations


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Ross Shield - Open Teams
Winning North Captain Luke Sigvertsen,
South Captain Val Wadsworth


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BSA Shield and Medal
Top Open Inter-Island Score
Helen Freiman


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Hudson Trophy
Top Open Aggregate Score
Grant Taylor


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New Open Island Representatives


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New Open NZ Representatives


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Rhodes Scroll - Veterans Teams
Record score 3908.196
Winning North Island Captain Ralph Small,
South Island Captain Robert Dalzell


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Lissington Trophy
Top Veterans Inter-Island Score
Grant Taylor


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New Veterans Island Representatives


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New Veterans NZ Representatives


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Craig Shield - Womens Teams
Winning North Captain Raewyne Simpson,
South Captain Denva Wren 


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MacDowell Cup
Top Women's North Island Score
Kirsten Birrell


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RE Taylor Cup
Top Women's South Island Score
Lanelle McArthur


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Hooper Lee Trophy
Top Women's Aggregate Score
Sarah Black


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Betty Hooper Memorial Trophy
Top NZ Women's Team Score
Sarah Black


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New Women Island Representatives


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New Women NZ Representatives


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NZSRA Junior Cup - Junior Teams
South Captain Phillippa Fleming presenting
to winning North Captain Sarah Reesby


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Nan Barlow Memorial Cup
Top Junior Inter-Island Score
Samantha Riddle


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Marchant Trophy
Top Junior Aggregate Score
Samantha Riddle


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New Junior Island Representatives


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New Junior NZ Representatives


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Gardiner Shield
Top Score Derby Team
Ian Inwood
Record Score - 299


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Winning Derby Team
Neil's Notorious Not Near Enough