After a postponement due to Covid-19 travel uncertainties, the 2021 Air Rifle Nationals got underway at the Mt Eden Range on the weekend of the 17th & 18th April. Despite being light on numbers the shooters certainly were not light on enthusiasm. Two days of shooting saw some shaky starts for some and personal best scores for others. 3 Men and 4 Women shot the Badge Match on Saturday and 4 Men and 4 Women for the Designated Match on Sunday.
Top scores on Saturday went to Owen with a 614.2, Jessica with a 597.1 and Mike with a 637.3. Top scores on Sunday went to Owen with a 605.7, Jessica with a 609.1 and Mike with a 640.2.
We also had over the weekend a great turn out from our WSPS shooters. Open Prone on Saturday saw 6 shooters battling it out. Congratulations goes to the newcomers of the group that fought hard against the regulars. A couple of our WSPS shooters are vying for Paralympics spots and required qualifying scores from the weekend.
A National record in the WSPS Standing was smashed on Sunday – congratulations Mike for your score of 640.2. The previous record was 624.3, set by Grant Sharman at the 2017 Air Nationals.
PASC would like to thank every one that came along to shoot, the organisers, and Shooting Stuff for their donation of prizes.We look forward to seeing you all again at the Designated Match in October. Keep up the training.
Parafed Auckland Shooting Club