2020 Australian National Championships
The 2020 Target Rifle Australia National Championships will be held at the Sydney International Shooting Centre from the 8th to 13th April 2020 (Easter).
Any TSNZ 50m Prone, 3P, Benchrest or Air Rifle shooter is able to enter. There are no ranking lists or selection process involved, and with Prone shooting being in Grades, all levels can have an enjoyable event. The Australians are always very welcoming, and shooting on the international-quality Sydney range is a great experience.
Entries close on 1st March
NZ vs Australia - 50m Prone - Slazenger 2019
It was another close match this year for the NZ vs Australia teams 50m Prone matches shot at our respective Outdoor Nationals. There were very few points between the teams in the Slazenger and Junior matches, with the result being a bit more clear-cut in the Women’s event.
Congratulations to Australia for taking out the Slazenger match by 1.6 points, with 12,178.4 to NZ’s 12,176.8.
And congratulations to NZ for the Junior win by 3.2 points, with 1,811.4 to Australia’s 1,808.2, and for the resounding Women’s win by 98.5 points, scoring 3,093.0 to Australia’s 2,994.5.
The German Shooting Sport Federation are pleased to invite participants for the
1st World Masters Shooting Sport Championship Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun
which will take place 8th – 15th September 2019 at the Shooting Centre in Suhl, Germany.
Rifle events include 10m Air, 50m Prone, and 50m 3P (3 x 20).
Senior 1 (45-54) born 1974 - 1965
Senior 2 (55-64) born 1964 - 1955
Senior 3 (65-69) born 1954 - 1950
Senior 4 (70-74) born 1949 - 1945
Senior 5 (75+) born 1944+
Entries close 8th August 2019.
If you are interested in attending this event please let the TSNZ office know so that we can liaise with entrants and NZSF.
Congratulations to the 2018 Slazenger, Womens, and Junior Teams who shot their 50m Prone match at the TSNZ Outdoor Nationals in February this year – Australia have just held their TRA National Championships in Brisbane, and NZ had a win in ALL three sections!
The Slazenger match was incredibly close, with NZ’s winning margin only 1.3, this being after a 60-shot match for 20 shooters gaining over 1,200 points. The other teams had stronger wins, so well done to them all.
Congratulations also to Ross Lomas, who won Bronze in the C-Grade 50m Prone at the Aussie Nationals.
Only a small group of NZ shooters travelled to Brisbane this year to shoot, possibly due to the change in timing – the event is usually held over Easter but was later this year due to the Commonwealth Games. It’s a great event to go to whatever your Grade, the Australians are all very welcoming, and it’s always a fun week away. And yes, there WERE wallabies up on that hill behind the range!
The next Australian Nationals will be in Perth over Easter 2019, so if you’'ve been looking for a reason to head west, here it is. Keep an eye out on our website for information, which will be posted as it becomes available from Target Rifle Australia.