North vs South Interisland Match


2020 North vs South

Due to the Covid-19 crisis
the North vs South Competition has been CANCELLED for this year.


North vs South 2019

16th-18th August, Keene Range, Petone, Lower Hutt


Click here for all North vs South 2019 Presentations and Results



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BSA Shield & Medal
Top Open Inter-Island Score
Shania Harrison-Lee


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Ross Shield - Open Teams
Winning North Captain Owen Bennett (r),
South Captain Steve McArthur (l)


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Hudson Trophy
Top Open Aggregate Score
Ryan Taylor


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New Open Island Representatives


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New Open NZ Representatives


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Craig Shield - Womens Teams
South Captain Rachel McLaren (l)
Winning North Captain Ruth McNair (r)


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MacDowell Cup
Top Women's North Island Score
Rebecca Gibbs


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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
Rebecca Gibbs


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Betty Hooper Memorial Trophy
Top NZ Women's Team Score
Samantha Riddle


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New Women Island Representatives



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Cameron Family Cup - Mens Teams
Bruce Cameron - presenter (l)
Winning North Captain Ryan Taylor (c)
South Captain Peter McCallum (r)


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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
Grant Taylor, presenter (l)
Ryan Taylor (r)


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New North Island Men's Representatives


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New South Island Men's Representatives


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New NZ Men's Representatives


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NZSRA Junior Cup - Junior Teams
South Captain Shania Harrison-Lee (l)
Winning North Captain Jess Burgess-Smith (r)


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Nan Barlow Memorial Cup
Top Junior Inter-Island Score
Shania Harrison-Lee


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Marchant Trophy
Top Junior Aggregate Score
Shania Harrison-Lee


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New Junior North Island Representatives


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New Junior South Island Representatives


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New Junior NZ Representatives


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Rhodes Scroll - Veterans Teams
North Island Captain Doug Gibson (l)
South Island Manager Colleen Lee (c)
Winning South Island Captain Rex Gardiner (r)


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Lissington Trophy
Top Veterans Inter-Island Score
Val Wadsworth



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New Veterans South Island Representatives


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New Veterans North Island Representative


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New Veterans NZ Representatives


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Gardiner Shield
Top Score Derby Team
Neil Kinsey


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Winning Derby Team
Ever Hopefuls



The final event at North vs South was the Derby Match, always an interesting event with results kept under wraps until the Dinner. 
Congratulations to the winning team The Hopefuls, and the winners of the Best Name award, Olly's Wallys.


The weekend concluded with the Dinner and Presentations at the Petone Club.   
Well done to all those who top-scored, and who qualified for NZ teams,
and a special mention to those shooters who respresented their Island or NZ for the first time at this event. 
Photos will be added soon.


Many thanks to Hutt Valley Association for organising and managing the 2019 North vs South match,
and to all the willing helpers who were there over the weekend. 



The NZ teams scores will be set against the UK Home Counties scores to be received in January 2020.



 2019 New Zealand Open Team:

Shania Harrison-Lee (Captain)
Ralph Small
Ryan Taylor
Tony Beaver
Martin Hunt
Kirsten Birrell
Gordon Wright
Rachel McLaren
Regan Cowe
Denva Wren
Roy Herbison
Katrina Quigley
Rory McLeod
Darryn Quigley
Wade Mace
Tony Black
Grant Taylor
Val Wadsworth
Jack Cavanagh
Owen Bennett
Samantha Riddle
Amelia Hughson


Congratulations to the
North Island Open team
for their win in the  2019 North vs South

 2019 New Zealand Men's Team:

Ryan Taylor
Ralph Small
Rory McLeod
Martin Hunt
Tony Beaver
Roy Herbison
Owen Bennett
Steve McArthur
Jonathan Gill
Regan Cowe
Grant Taylor
Wade Mace


Congratulations to the
North Island Men's Team for the win in the inaugural
Men's Team event at 2019 North vs South




2019 New Zealand Junior Team

Shania Harrison-Lee
Stephanie McNair
Sarah Reesby
Emma Smith
Cole Haden
Shaun Jeffery
Abby Pierce
Jess Burgess-Smith
Piper Benbow
Aidan Lynch
Liam McDonald
Katherine Butt

Congratulations to the
North Island Juniors
for their win at 2019 North vs South


2019 New Zealand Women’s Team

Rebecca Gibbs
Fiona Spence
Shania Harrison-Lee
Amelia Hughson
Meredith Ackrill
Denva Wren
Kirsten Birrell
Tania Boerlage
Rachel McLaren
Jeanette Kinsey
Samantha Riddle
Jess Burgess-Smith

Congratulations to the
North Island Women's Team
for their win at 2019 North vs South


2019 New Zealand  Veterans' Team

Val Wadsworth
Martin Fleming
David Baigent
Ross Mason
Jim Dann
Max Kinsey
Doug Gibson
Colin Taylor
Trevor Smith
Jeanette Kinsey
Lindsay Horne
Stuart Murray

Congratulations to the
South Island Veterans
for their win at 2019 North vs South




North vs South Teams 2019


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South Island Juniors


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North Island Juniors


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South Island Veterans


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North Island Veterans


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South Island Men


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North Island Men


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South Island Women


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North Island Women


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South Island Open


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North Island Open





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
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.



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