Day 1 of the 2021 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals hosted by Canterbury Outdoor Target Shooting Club in Christchurch has started well - the weather was kind, the programme ran to time, and there were lots of willing helpers during the day.
The 3P match was first up, with Owen Bennett setting a cracking pace to score 1150 in the Qualification round – only 6 points shy of the National record that has stood since 2006 (David Grummitt, set at the Ardmore Nationals). He followed up by winning the Men's Final, ahead of Ian and Shaun. Jess Burgess-Smith topped the Qualification in the Women’s 3P, with Helen Freiman taking out the Final.
Prone shooters had their first match today, with the Badge Match squads running either side of the 3P Final. Conditions were good with a consistent north-easterly and just a bit of mirage. Grade winners were Ryan Taylor in A Grade, David Thompson in B Grade, Jolie Thompson in C Grade and Ryan Booth in D Grade.