Entries are now open for the 2021 TSNZ Challenge Secondary Schools Postal Competition, and are due in by 15th August .
Teams who have entered by 31st May will received ammuniition provided by Target Shooting NZ and Eley UK.
You don't need to name your shooters on the entry form, so no need to wait to see who's shooting well before you enter.
Results are due by 31st August.
The 2021 Schools Inter-Island Match is again going to be a multi-venue event, hosted by Ranges in Cambridge, Palmerston North, Wellington, Blenheim, Rangiora and Dunedin.
The t-shirts and hoodies looked great last year and we had lots of happy buyers, so we've decided to produce them again for 2021.
Be sure to look out for the order form which will be out once the design is finalised.
This is the design that was on the backs of the 2020 shirts:
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the
TSNZ Challenge Secondary Schools Postal competition for 2020:
Top School – Ashburton College
Ashburton College – 589.34 - Shania Harrison-Lee, Charlotte McKenzie, Emma Smith
Waitaki Boys High School – 575.19 - Ben Brosnan, Jonty Nelson, Cameron McFarlane
Whanganui High School – 582.23 - James Gray, Harry Kibblewhite, Tayla Price
Inglewood High School – 557.14 - Charlotte Brown, Marco Brown, Bailey Cooper
1 st Shania Harrison-Lee, Ashburton College - 198.13
2 nd Charlotte McKenzie, Ashburton College – 197.11
3 rd Stephanie McNair, Palmerston North GIrls High School – 197.10
1 st James Gray, Whanganui High School – 196.09
2 nd Harry Kibblewhite, Whanganui High School – 195.08
3 rd Oliver Machill, Rangiora High School – 195.07
1 st Alex Cole, Palmerston North Boys HIgh School– 192.10
2 nd Jane Ambridge, Palmerston North Girls HIgh School – 192.06
3 rd Thomas Inder, Tararua College – 190.06
Thank you to the 2020 TSNZ CHALLENGE competition sponsor SHOOTING STUFF NZ
UPDATE - 21st October 2020
SURVEY to help plan next year's match
TSNZ invites all shooters, parents, coaches, schools and range staff to participate in a brief online survey
about their experiences at the 2020 Inter-Island Match. This will help us decided how the match might be run in the future.
CLICK HERE TO TAKE PART IN THE SURVEY
School hoodies and t-shirts
Most of these were posted out to purchasers the week after Labour Weekend
- we apologise that these have taken a little longer than expected, but we kept getting late orders and wanted to supply as many as possible.
We are now just waigin on a few final orders, and will get them out to you as soon as we can.
27th September 2020
All shooting is now complete, many thanks to the shooters, the coaches, the range staff and all the helpers for a great day.
Certificates, medals and trophies will be sent out to schools soon.
Please get your orders for the Hoodies and T-shirts in to the TSNZ office by Friday 2nd October so we can let the supplier know numbers - scroll down for info and order form.
Top Boy - David Murphy, Palmerston North Boys High School
Top Girl - Shania Harrison-Lee, Ashburton College
Shania Harrison-Lee (Capt), Stephanie McNair, Megan Brodie, Briar Summerhays, Issy Adams, David Murphy, Xavier Hintz, Mia Welsh-Duffin, Charlotte McKenzie, Piper Benbow, Cassandra Truscott, James Gray
For the NZ vs British Schools match the lowest 2 scores are discarded, and results are in whole scores only (no inners).
CONGRATULATIONS to the North Island for their 2020 win.
NZ Team coming soon
NORTH ISLAND TEAM
|Stephanie McNair (Capt)||PN Girls High School|
|Megan Brodie||Queen Margaret|
|Mia Welsh-Duffin||Taita College|
|Xavier Hintz||Awatapu College|
|Cassandra Truscott||Samuel Mardsen Collegiate|
|Briar Summerhays||PN Girls High School|
|Ben Dunning||Onslow College|
|David Murphy||PN Boys High School|
|James Gray||Whanganui High School|
|Samuel Wilde||Cambridge High School|
|Joey Manuguid||Onslow College|
|Sophie Borthwick||St Matthews Collegiate|
SOUTH ISLAND TEAM
|Issy Adams (Capt)||Marlborough Girls College|
|Shania Harrison-Lee||Ashburton College|
|Piper Benbow||Darfield High School|
|Dillon Barnard||Marlborough Boys College|
|Charlotte McKenzie||Ashburton College|
|Ethan Martin||Motueka High School|
|Oliver Machill||Rangiora High School|
|Dominic Henry||Marlborough Boys College|
|Emma Smith||Ashburton College|
|Cam Colson||Kings High School|
|Ben Brosnan||Waitaki Boys High School|
|Amelia Swann||Mt Hutt College|
CONGRATULATONS to Top School - Palmerston North Girls High School
Island Team lists will be coming out soon
Three 100s in this squad - Congratulations to Stephanie McNair, Issy Adams and Megan Brodie
Two rounds now completed - top 3 schools are now Ashburton College, PN Girls High School and Cambridge HIgh School
Congratulations to Shania for the first 100!
First round completed - top 3 schools are Ashburton College, PN Girls High School and Onslow College
Amuri Area School, Ashburton College, Awatapu College, Cambridge High School, Dannevirke High School, Darfield High School, King's High School, Marlborough Boys College, Marlborough Girls College, Motueka High School, Mt Hutt College, Naenae College, Onslow College, Otago Boys High School, Palmerston North Boys High School, Palmerston North Girls High School, Queen Margaret College, Rangiora High School, Samuel Marsden Collegiate, St Matthew's Collegiate, Taita College, Tararua College, Upper Hutt College, Waimea College, Waitaki Boys High School, Waitaki Girls High School, Wellington College, Whanganui High School.
Match Format - this will be the same at all the venues:
8.30 - 9.00 Practice
9.15 - 11.30 School Teams Match - 9 squads
11.30 - 12.30 Lunch Break & TEAM PHOTOS
12.30 - 1.30 Island Match - 4 squads
2.00 - 3.00 New Zealand Match - 4 squads
New for 2020!
Secondary Schools Nationals 2020 - T-shirts and Hoodies
Thanks to all those who ordered 2020 Schools hoodies or t-shirts with this great new design on the back.
Clothing will be posted out to you as soon as it gets to us from the supplier.
There will be a ZOOM session open for shooters, coaches, and helpers to join together on the day.
The link for this has been sent out with Match Information
Due to the extended Covid Alert Level restrictions
the due date for results for the TSNZ Challenge Postal Competition
has now been extended to 31st October.
Triple S Champs 2020
This competition is run by Brooklyn Smallbore Rilfe Club,
the contact person is Evan Little - TripleSChamps@gmail.com
There are 4 rounds of shooting, with the first 3 being 10 shots and the last round being 20 shots. Results are Individual, Graded and Teams.
Congratulations to the 2020 Winners of the Schools Triple S Champs:
Top Shooter - Stephanie McNair
Top School - Ashburton College
Top Graded Shooters -
Master Grade - Shania Harrison-Lee
A Grade - Stephanie McNair
B Grade - Charlotte McKenzie
C Grade - James Gray
D Grade - Caley McNair
Target Shooting is a sport that requires concentration, patience and focus, and taking part in shooting can help Secondary School pupils gain these skills for life. This is also a sport where a typically "non-sporty" student can become a New Zealand representative - something of which both they and their school can be justifiably proud.
Many students gain a good introduction to shooting through the Secondary School Postal Shoot which is held each year. This postal event is open to every Secondary School in New Zealand. Schools liaise with local TSNZ clubs who can provide equipment and coaching, so even schools with no staff who are involved in shooting can take part.
Over 1,000 school pupils take part in this competition every year, gaining valuable practical knowledge of firearms safety and handling, and experiencing the thrill of target shooting as a sport. TSNZ then provide labelled targets which are shot at your own range and scores returned by 31st August. Students do not need to be TSNZ members to compete in this match, however many go on to join Clubs and continue their shooting past the school programme.
The TSNZ Challenge Secondary School competition provides many of our next generation of target shooters.
This match was contested for the first time in 2002. Such was its success that it is now an annual event competed alternately in the South Island at Blenheim or Christchurch and in the North Island at Wellington or Palmerston North. It is held generally in the first or middle weekend of the school holidays at the end of Term 3 and is a full weekend event. All Secondary schools are entitled to send one team of three shooters.
The pupils shoot an Inter School Match, then a North and South Island Team is selected and they compete against each other. From the top scores a New Zealand Team is selected which will shoot against a British Schools team as a postal event. This match identifies the top Schools shooters in NZ, and every school should be very proud of their students representing their country in this way.
Secondary School students are also able to enter other local and postal competitions such as the Triple S Postal, and local school competitions in various regions around NZ.