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.
And for Sunday evening, don't forget to be at the dinner venue before 6pm to be ready for your Team Photos.
Please be sure to send your Information Sheet back to the Host Association (Manawatu) as soon as possible,
and let the TSNZ Office know immediately if you are no longer available to go to the North vs South match.
The North vs South Interisland match is shot annually in late August, with the venue alternating between North and South Islands.
The 2017 North vs South Interisland match is being held in Palmerston North on 19th August.
To be eligible for selection to shoot in a North/South team, shooters must have NOMINATED on their Annual TSNZ Membership Form, and have that form and their membership fees arrive at the TSNZ Office by 30th April.
Below are the North Island and South Island ranking lists for shooters who nominated for 2017 North vs South Teams. These lists will be updated during the season as the Championship matches are held.
Note that the lists are compiled from the results forwarded to the TSNZ Office by the Associations and Clubs who run the Champs, so the accuracy and timeliness of this list is only as good as the results provided. However if you see any ranking or result on the lists that you know to be incorrect, please contact the TSNZ Office.
Fred de Burgh
Teams of shooters are selected 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
South Island Junior Team - winners of NZSRA Junior Cup.
Lanelle McArthur - winner of Nan Barlow Memorial Cup for Top Scorer Junior Inter-Island Match, and Marchant Trophy for Top Scorer Aggregate Junior Island & NZ Team.
South Island Womens Team - winners of Craig Shield.
Meredith Ackrill - winner of MacDowall Cup for Top Scorer North Island Womens Team.
Rachel McLaren - winner of RE Taylor Cup for Top Scorer South Island Womens Team.
Amelia Hughson - winner of Hooper/Lee Trophy for Top Scorer Aggregate Womens Island & NZ Team.
Amelia Hughson and Helen Freiman - joint winners of the Betty Hooper Memorial Cup for Top Scorer Womens NZ Team.
North Island Veterans Team - winners of Rhodes Scroll.
Grant Taylor - winner of Lissington Trophy for Top Scorer Veteran Inter-Island Match.
North Island Open Team - winners of Ross Shield.
Daniel Keis - winer of BSA Shield & Medal for Top Scorer Open Match.
Helen Freiman - winner of Hudson Trophy for Top Scorer Agrregate Open Island & NZ Team.
North vs South 2016 Information
North Island Open - Alison Fursdon
North Island Women - Kevin Small
North Island Juniors - Maureen McCabe
North Island Veterans - Elizabeth Taylor
South Island Open - Peter Webster
South Island Women - Colleen Lee
South Island Juniors - Malcolm Garland
South Island Veterans - Bryan Hunter
Teams for 2016 :
Please note that shooters who are RESERVES do need to travel to shoot, those who are ON CALL only travel if they are called up into the teams.