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NDC Draw 

The first NDC Round for 2018 is on Thursday 26th April. Only the A-League teams shoot on this date and in the first three rounds. As there are only 3 teams entered in the B-League for 2018, their first match will be on 28th June so that both Leagues shoot their Finals on the same night. Good luck to everyone for...

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Membership Form and Fees due by 30th April 

for North vs South nominations

If you wish to nominate for North vs South teams, please make sure BOTH your Membership Form AND Fees are in to the TSNZ Office by Monday 30th April. As usual, late nominations are NOT accepted. There are fees that have been paid directly into the TSNZ account but so far no Membership forms have been received...

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Coaching at Dannevirke 

The Dannevirke Smallbore Rifle Club was a hive of activity last Sunday with a coaching session led by top New Zealand coaches Jon Phillipps and Helen Freiman from the Manawatu. 32 shooters, 15 female and 17 male, of all ages from around the Wairarapa, Southern Hawkes Bay and Hawkes Bay attended. The morning session...

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NDC Draw delayed 

due to tornado!

NDC Co-ordinator Doug Gibson has just advised me that the NDC draw will be a little delayed, but will be out as soon as possible. This is due to Doug's place being in the path of the Taranaki tornado, and he's had no power since Tuesday. He's fine, and it's mainly sheds not the house in trouble, but...

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Janet placed 10th and Sally 11th at the Commonwealth Games 

The Women's 50m Prone match has just finished, with our two NZ shooters only split by 0.4 points! Janet Hunt has placed 10th on 608.2, with Sally Johnston only just behind in 11th on 607.8. Click here to go to the Offical Results page

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Outdoor Postal Results 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017-18 Outdoor Postal Championships: A Grade - Craig Cookson, Dunedin B Grade - Chris Harrison, Southern Hawkes Bay C Grade - Ross Lomas, Manawatu D Grade - Clare Bramley, Tarananki Veterans - Garry Rowlands Combined Teams - Manawatu #1 ...

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Ryan Taylor places 5th in the Commonwealth Games Final 

Well done to Ryan Taylor, shooting in the Mens 50m Prone at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, to place 5th in the Final!

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CONGRATULATIONS RYAN! 

Ryan Taylor qualified for the 50m Prone Final in 2nd place

Well done to Ryan Taylor who has qualified for the Final of the Mens 50m Prone at the Commonwealth Games in 2nd place, with a score of 619.4 Ryan will be shooting in the Final today at 3pm (NZ time) Click here for full results of the Mens 50m Prone Match

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Commonwealth Games 

Ryan is shooting on Tuesday at 11am

Our 3 shooters look like they’ve been having a great time at the Commonwealth Games so far, but now it’s down to business. Ryan Taylor is up first, shooting in the Men’s 50m Prone Qualification match on Tuesday 10th at 11am (NZ time) and then hopefully in the Final at 3pm (NZ time). ...

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When Paying online 

Membership forms are needed too

When you pay TSNZ online please remember to send in your Membership Form to match the payment too. This can be done by email or post, but until the Form is received, your membership cannot be updated to financial for 2018. We are currently sitting on payments from 23 Members and 2 Clubs with no forms...

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NDC closing date extended 

As the NDC B-League is new this year, it has been agreed to extend the entry date for B-League for another week to encourage Associations to enter. Closing date for this is now Monday 9th April, so please consider getting involved, and get your entry in by then. The B-League was designed as a direct...

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Seeking RIMFIRE magazines 

from 1987 - 1991

Does anyone have copies of TSNZ's RIMFIRE magazine issues dated 1987 - 1991 that could come to the office to be saved in TSNZ Archives? We already have issues from 1980 to 1986 (4 per year), but only have May and July from 1987 and none at all from 1988 - 1991. It would be great to have all issues saved...

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TSNZ INSIGHTS 

The March 2018 issue of TSNZ INSIGHTS ( #3 - 2018 ) was emailed out to Members a few days ago. If you didn't receive a copy, please check the email address you have provided TSNZ, and make sure to update it if it needs to be changed or added. Don't miss out on this great monthly update - it includes news, reminders,...

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NDC Entries due 31st March 

Don't forget to get NDC Team entries and fees in to the TSNZ Office by 31st March! And this year is the only chance to be first on the Trophy list for the new B-League competition, so if your Association struggles with numbers for the usual NDC competition, or wants a chance for more shooters...

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Teams of Ten Update 

Following a recent setback to the advanced stages of planning for the event this year, we are pleased to be able to advise that planning is back on track. Regrettably, Bay Venues, the venue managers for the temporary range that was planned for Bay Park Arena, advised 2 weeks ago that they had ‘repurposed their venue’...

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Leon Griebel's funeral 

Leon Griebel's funeral service is at 1pm, Wednesday 21st March, at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, Blenheim. Leon passed away peacefully at Ashwood Park Retirement Village, with his wife by his side, on Friday March 16, 2018, aged 79 years. Loved husband of Noelene, loved father, father-in-law, step-father,...

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It is with great sadness we advise that Leon Griebel passed away this morning. 

Leon has been involved in target shooting for many years, and has coached numerous shooters throughout NZ. He will be greatly missed by TSNZ members and community. Details of funeral arrangements will be added as they become available.

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TSNZ Promotional Posters 

now available

TSNZ has developed a stunning new range of 10 POSTERS that Clubs and Associations can use to promote Target Shooting. Club contact info can be added, and the posters can be used both in printed versions (in great quality even up to A0 size) or online. Ways to use them are on Community noticeboards, at Schools, local...

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Outdoor Shooters Reminder 

2017-18 Performance Cards

Completed TSNZ Outdoor Shooters Performance Cards are due in to Outdoor Club Secretaries by 10th April. This should include all your Club and Competition scores between 1 October 2017 and 31 March 2018, and will determine your Outdoor Grade for the next season. 2017-18 OUTDOOR Shooters Performance Card ...

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2018 Association and Club Packs 

have been sent to Secretaries

Association and Club Secretaries should now have received their TSNZ Packs for 2018 - these have been emailed out. If any Club or Association Secretary expected to get a Pack and has NOT received an email, please contact the Office to confirm your email address. All the forms are also on the MEMBERS / ADMINISTRATION...

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Home Counties vs NZ 

Indoor Postal Match

The 2017 Home Counties vs NZ match was again very close , with NZ taking out the Open competition by only 1 point and Home Counties winning the Veterans by 4 points. NZ also took out the Women's and Junior Sections, with the Women's Team posting a record score of 2958. 2017 Homes Counties vs NZ RESULTS 2017...

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TSNZ National Championships 

Final Day

Photos from the TSNZ Nationals Presentation Dinner are now on the Outdoor Nationals page. Day 8 of the TSNZ National Championships was a day of extremes. First up was the serious business of the International Matches –...

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TSNZ National Champs 

Day 7

The penultimate day of the TSNZ National Championships finally dawned fine and clear. The Mens Qualification match kicked off the day, with the 20 qualifiers from yesterdays Elimination match shooting for a place among the top eight who would go forward to the Final. Well done to the finalists: Owen Bennett, David Green, Martin...

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TSNZ National Championships 

Day 6

The day started off with the Womens National Championship match, with the women having to cope with a change in conditions from rain to boiling mirage. Congratulations to the 3 medal winners Denva Wren (Gold), Helen Freiman (Silver) and Jackie Lindsay (Bronze); and to the 3 Junior Women’s medal winners Sarah Reesby (Gold), Meaghan...

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TSNZ National Champs 

Day 5

OK, lesson learnt, do NOT mention the weather during the Nationals! It was four seasons in one day today, with shooters having to contend with sun, rain, and those good old Manawatu squirrelly winds. It was definitely a challenge, but still some coped remarkably well. ...

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TSNZ National Championships 

Day 4

The cyclone luckily didnt make itself felt, and despite what was threatened in earlier weather forecasts both Prone squads had light winds, as did the two Benchrest squads at the end of the day. The Graded 1 match was up first – well done to the top shooters in each Grade: Ryan Taylor (A), Rachel McLaren (B), Taresa...

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TSNZ Nationals 

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Alrighty people , the following has been set up for all and sundry to participate in (shooters , officials, unofficials, friends, family , innocent bystanders, etc etc): Wednesday @ 8:00pm DAYTONA KARTS - $30.00 per head for 100 lap teams race (30 laps each) plus pursuit races - just like last time - just speak to the survivors for...

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TSNZ National Champs 

Day 3

Day 3 was the first outdoor day, with the 3P National Championship plus the first Benchrest match being held. The weather was still fairly kind, but it was clear that the wind was starting to pick up by the end of the day. Well done to Owen Bennett who won his second National Men’s Championship, coming out...

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TSNZ National Championships 

Day 2

Day 2 of the Nationals saw the TSNZ Air Rifle National Champions decided. The men shot first, with Owen Bennett cementing his place as National Men’s Champion with a resounding win. Grant Sharman, being the only IPC entry, was only able to shoot with the men as a training match; it would be great to see more entries...

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TSNZ National Championships 

Day 1

The 2018 TSNZ National Championships kicked off today with the 10m Air Rifle events held at the Totara Rd MSRA Range in Palmerston North. The Women's match was hotly contested, with Jessica Riddle taking out the win only 0.3 points ahead of Chalm Davey. The Men's match had only one entry so was shot as a training match,...

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Masters Games, Dunedin 

Congratulations to our shooters

The 2018 NZ Masters Games were held in Dunedin on the 3rd - 11th February. Smallbore Shooting was one of the events held, with matches both indoors and outdoors, plus an aggregate of the both. Age groups differ depending on the sport, and the minimum age for shooting is 35. It was great to see TSNZ shooters taking part,...

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Mana Champs FINALS Results 

Attached are the results from the recent outdoor matches at Trentham - Pauatahanui, 3P and Mana Champs. Due to the finals targets from the Mana Champs being a bit on the damp side, they had to be marked a few days after the match was held. This has now been done - Congratulations to Grant Taylor, the 2018 Mana Champion. ...

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Announcing the new 2018 NDC format 

So whats new in 2018? A whole new B-League for new shooters and/or Associations who may not be able to field the usual NDC teams. Earlier start time – shoot from 3.30pm on the stated days. Juniors who shoot in ANY team...

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Outdoor Postals - 

Entry extended to 28th February

Entry close-off for Outdoor Postals has now been extended to 28th February, so there is still plenty of time to enter if your Club hasn't done so already. And there is no need to name your teams when you enter, you just need to do this before you shoot. Final date for shooting and results remains 31st March. ...

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Electronic Targets for Indoor - 

Marton range goes electronic

Marton Range (near Palmerston North) has become the first Indoor smallbore range in NZ to have electronic targets installed. The Club was able to fit out their 8-mound range with Meyton Electronic Targets with the help of outside funding, and are congratulated on the great job they have done. TSNZ now has INDOOR...

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INSIGHTS newsletter out today 

The first 2018 issue of TSNZ INSIGHTS was emailed out today (30th January). If you expected to receive a copy but didn't get one, it may be that there is an error in your email address in our database. This is even more likely if your email was with Vodafone, and has now had to be changed. Please feel free to email...

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CONGRATULATIONS to our Commonwealth Games Shooters 

Ryan Taylor, Sally Johnston and Janet Hunt

Shooters have now been named for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games - congratulations to Ryan, Sally and Janet, who will all be competing in 50m Prone events. Click here for the full NZOC announcement Men's 50m Prone is on Tuesday 10th April, and the Women's 50m Prone is on Thursday 12th...

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Outdoor Shooters Membership 

and Nationals entries

Reminders for Outdoor & Air Rifle shooters: TSNZ Membership forms for 2018 these were due on on 31st December, but they can still be sent in, so don't forget to update your Membership before entering your first competition for 2018. TSNZ 2018 Membership Form ...

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Australian Nationals 2018 

2018 Australian Nationals - Brisbane Target Rifle Australia has invited TSNZ members to attend the 2018 National Championships hosted by Queensland Target Sports, to be held in Brisbane on 9th - 14th July. Events include 3P, Air Rifle, Benchrest and Prone. ...

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Indoor Match venues 2018 

Confirmation of dates and venues for some key Indoor Matches in 2018: Teams of Ten - 12 May - Baypark Arena, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga Andrew & Faulkner - 28 July - Saxton Range, Nelson North vs South - 18 August - Saxton Range, Nelson Secondary...

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It is with sadness we advise that Stan Turner 

passed away on 29th December.

Stan Turner originally shot with the Palmerston North Smallbore Rifle Club, based at the (now non-existent) Palmerston North Albert Street range. Stan started smallbore shooting in 1968 and quickly rose to the top level. He shot in an era when smallbore shooting was very strong all around the country and he represented Manawatu...

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ISSF Rules - 2nd reprint 

Changes in effect 1 January 2018

The ISSF Administrative Council has approved Rule changes that will come into effect on 1 January 2018. These new rules will become part of the 2nd Reprint of the EDITION 2017 Rule Book. Areas that will directly affect our TSNZ shooters include: new 10m...

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Commonwealth Games 2018 

Commonwealth Games 2018 - Gold Coast, Australia The selection period for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia in April has now closed, with the last TSNZ Designated Match for selection being held on 10th December. At closing there were 11 shooters over the NZSF disciplines of Smallbore, Pistol,...

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Logging in to the Members Section 

Apologies to all those TSNZ Members who have had difficulties logging in to the Members Section recently. The problem has now been fixed, and all logins should now be working. In some cases you may need to clear your browser's cache before the repaired login will work, as this will remove the history of unsuccessful login attempts....

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Outdoor Nationals 2018 

Programme and Entry Form

TSNZ OUTDOOR & AIR RIFLE NATIONALS PALMERSTON NORTH, 17th - 24th February 2018 The matches that were previously named as ISSF matches are now NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP matches. Benchrest competition is run over 2 x 60 shot matches - you can shoot these on any of the 4 available Benchrest days. ...

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Totara Rd & Awapuni Air matches 

Totara Rd / Awapuni Air Rifle Champs - 11-12 November 2017 - 8 keen Air Rifle shooters attended the two Air Rifle Designated Matches held in Palmerston North. The best part of the weekend was Owen Bennett shooting a Commonwealth Games MQS on both days and backing it up with two great finals. Although numbers were down we...

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YOG / Oceania/ CSF 

at Brisbane

The Oceania Shooting Federation (OSF) competition in Brisbane took on a whole new life this year (2017), as it was combined with the Commonwealth Shooting Federation (CSF) test event and the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Qualifying event. This meant much larger entry numbers than usual, and shooters attending from a much wider range of countries....

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Wairau / Marlborough Champs 

Day 3 of the Wairau event was 3P day - with a few hardy souls contesting both the Mens and Womens event in kneeling, prone and standing postions. Unfortunately the spring winds continued to take their toll, with shooters particularly being buffeted around in the standing section. Marlborough 3P 2017 RESULTS ...

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Auckland and Mt Eden Air Matches 

7 - 8 October

The start of the air rifle designated session kicked off with the Designated Air Rifle match in Auckland. Once again we ran the match at the Parafed Auckland Shooting Club fully electronic range in Mt Eden and it was great to have a good number of shooters attend. We thank all the shooters that came from out of town to attend. Many...

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Secondary Schools RESULTS 

22 Secondary Schools Teams entered the 2017 TSNZ match, with 21 schools shooting on the weekend of 30th September to 1st October. The weekend ran extremely well and was so ahead of time at one stage that our Range Officer had to get creative to slow everyone down. Well done to all shooters and managers/scopers to get in and out of the range...

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