Target Shooters are very lucky in that they can compete both within NZ and worldwide without leaving their home ranges. This is done with POSTAL competitions.
TSNZ runs a number of Postal competitions each year, and shooters can shoot these as individuals, or in Club or Association teams. In all competitons shooters may enter in their Grade, or as Women, Junior or Veteran shooters.
Entries are usually handled by Club and Association Secretaries. Once entered and paid for, the TSNZ Office sends out Postal stickers which are attached to the back of the targets before being shot. The results are then sent back to the TSNZ Office before the closing date to be collated and publicised.
Postal Competition winners receive prize money plus trophies, datebars and badges,
and of course NZ-wide bragging rights for yet another year.
Individual - Master, A & B Grades shoot three 20-shot matches, and C & D Grades and Women, Juniors & Veterans shoot three 10-shot matches.
Individual Season's Aggregate - all Grades complete ten 10-shot cards over the course of the season.
Inter-Club - Teams of 3 complete one twenty-shot match for Master, A & B Grades, and two ten-shot matches for C, D & Combined Grades and Women, Juniors and Veterans.
Inter-Association - Teams of 5 complete the same range of matches as Inter-Club.
Indoor Postal Results are now final, and amended results have been posted here. Medals and datebars have been sent out to Clubs for presentation to their shooters, and all prize payouts have been made to Clubs and Associations. Info on how much each Association/Club/Shooter receives is on the 2017 INDOOR POSTAL PAYOUTS INFO tab below.
Thank you to everyone who entered, and especially to the Club and Association Secretaries who have to coordinate all the shooters to get scores in on time.
One point for next year's competition - everyone needs to remember the rule that any ONE target can only be used for ONE competition - a shooter cannot stick multiple stickers on the one target and enter the same score in multiple competitions
Master Grade - Allison Archer
A Grade - Gavin Riddle
B Grade - Samantha Riddle
C Grade - Jim Dann
D Grade - Greg Bengston
Veterans - Doug Gibson
Open - Christchurch
A Grade - Southland
B Grade - East Otago
C Grade - Manawatu
D Grade - Nelson
Juniors - Waikato
Women - Manawatu
Veterans - Nelson
Allison Archer - 992.65
Chris Harrison - 991.65
Dave Fake - 988.53
Samantha Riddle - 987.62
Roy Herbison - 987.52
Neil Kinsey - 986.63
Gavin Riddle - 985.62
Bruce Marchant - 983.47
Paul Tidswell - 982.51
Gordon Wright - 982.49
Air Rifle Postals have also been completed
and Medals/Payouts have been sent.
Go to the INDOOR / AIR RIFLE page for these results.
Individual Indoor Postals - 2017 Winners
Master Grade – Roy Herbison
A Grade – Gavin Riddle
B Grade – Samantha Riddle
C Grade – Jim Dann
D Grade – Rick Black
Juniors – Rachelle Voigt
Women – Allison Archer
Veterans – Gavin Coffin
Inter-Club Indoor Postals - 2017 Winners
Open – Te Puke # 1
A Grade – Rongotea
B Grade – RR & G # 2
C Grade – Rongotea
D Grade – Rongotea
Combined – Wallingford
Juniors – Rongotea
Women – Rongotea
Veterans – Te Puke
With the increase in numbers of Air Rifle shooters lately, TSNZ has decided it is time to bring back the Postal Competition. This was last shot in 2008, when air rifle shooters were graded or handicapped on the basis of past competition scores. This time it is being kept simple - a Men's section with three 60-shot matches, and a Women's section with three 40-shot matches. This can be shot at ANY range, on paper or electronic targets, as long as there is a witness who has measured out the proper 10 metre distance on any non-TSNZ range used. So get in and have a go - could you be the first person in 9 years to get into the TSNZ Air Rifle record books?
Congratulations to 2016 Inter-Association winners:
Manawatu Association in the Open, Junior, Women and Vets sections
Nelson Association in A, C and D Grade
Waikato Association in B Grade
Congratulations to 2016 Seasons Aggregate winners:
Allison Archer (Te Puke) – Master
Conan Griffin (Amberley) – A
Kacey McCabe-Shaw (Cambridge) – B
Jessica Riddle (Tauranga) – C
David Reesby (Rongotea) – D
Doug Gibson (Oaonui) – Veterans
Thanks to everyone who entered, and thanks especially to those tireless Club and Association Secretaries who wrangled the cards out of the shooters in time for their scores to count.
(Seasons Aggregate Results amended 16.9)