8th August 2019
The fifth round of the Interclub Championship was hosted by Auckland SRC at the Waitakere Range last night. Full results are on the Results page.
Howick won Division One and now hold an unassailable lead with just two rounds to go.
However, in Division Two, Howick B won with Auckland A in second and Waitakere A in third. That means there are only 3 points separately the top five teams. Game ON !!!
On the individual front, with two drop-outs this season, the Grades are still wide open.
This weekend will we be hosting the BSA Trophy and the annual Auckland versus Waikato match. The latest TSA teams are posted here.
2nd July 2019
We are now counting down to the end of the year with our fourth round of Interclub last night held at Howick. With three rounds to go and two possible discards, the competition is starting to heat up. Results here.
Last night saw Howick win Division One with an impressive performance by the whole team, especially Steve P who shot a 200.16. In Division Two, Waitakere A found their form to win with 599.18 while Howick B was second with 597.17 just beating third place Howick A with 596.20. Notable was William P, a Waitakere B grader, who shot a 199.4 for the night.
Last night also saw new D Graders Tracy and Michael F shoot in the first Interclub with Tracy excelling with 96.2 and 97.2
23rd June 2019
Yesterday saw the TSA Auckland Open being held at the Howick Range. As can be seen from the results on our Results page, the competition was tight in most grades, but the numbers were a little down on previous years.
Congratulations to the winners:
- Master Grade – Roy H with 297.19
- A Grade – Trevor S with 293.16
- B Grade – Cole H with 294.14
- C Grade – Mark R with 286.11
- D Grade – David T with 291.16
Views from the Range Officers table !!
5th June 2019
We are now into another new month in 2019 !!!
This means our latest Interclub was hosted by Waitakere SRC last night with a medium turnout – obviously the odd cold foot or two…
However, the shooting was close on several fronts. In Division One, Waitakere manged their first win of the season over Howick – a sign of things to come or the Selector working his magic ?
In Division Two, the top three teams were within one point of each another with Howick A just ahead of Waitakere A with Waitakere B just 8 inners behind in third.
On the individual front, the most 100’s for the night goes to Mark C, despite an injured trigger finger !! Jono G managed the best over 200 with a 199.13. The Grade championships are just starting to warm up as there are still four rounds to go and two scores can be dropped, so there is plenty to still to shoot for. At this stage, the leaders are Jono, Ken, William, Mark and Alex.
Full results as usual are on our Results page.
29th May 2019
Wednesday night at the Waitakere Range saw Auckland Smallbore Rifle Club’s 85th celebration. There was a good turnout with some ‘extras’ who often turn up on Wednesday nights as well. Unfortunately a few of the regulars, Graeme, Richard and Selena were unable to be there on the night. However the drinks and the excellent Chocolate cake provided by Jono was fully enjoyed by all.
7th May 2019
Last night was our second Interclub competition for the year, hosted by Howick, with a great turnout. In Division One, Howick had a comfortable win over Waitakere.
In Division Two we saw Howick B produce an unbeatable total of 600.23 to win followed by Waitakere B second with 593.15 closely followed by Auckland A with 591.32.
With two rounds completed, the Individual grades are starting to look interesting. Remember that the worst two of your seven scores will be dropped this year, so the competitions are still very open. Check the Results page for details.
On Saturday, 11th our Teams of Ten team will be competing for the Tiny Rees Scroll against all the other North Island Provincial teams. Go well, good management for all in the team and safe travels.
3rd May 2019
The Auckland Teams of Ten seedings have just been released. Check the Teams page for the latest update.
30th April 2019
We are about to enter into a busy phase of the shooting season, with the first NDC match on Thursday 2nd, at Howick. Check out the Teams list if you are unsure if you are competing.
Saturday 4th is the second round of the Big 7 with the South Auckland Open being held in Hamilton.
Monday 6th sees the second round of the TSA Interclub competition being held on the Howick range. Remember, even if you are not in a team you can still shoot for individual honours.
Then Saturday 11th sees the premier event of the North Island – the Teams of Ten hosted by Masterton this year. Check the Teams page for the selected team. Congratulations to everyone selected and this year sees a number of new shooters who will represent Auckland in this great competition.
This is followed by Round 2 of the NDC at Howick on Thursday 16th and then the 3rd round of the Big 7 at Howick on Saturday 18th.
Our first newsletter of the year has recently been published. If you didn’t get a copy, check it out here.
4th April 2019
This week saw the start of our Indoor season with the Clubs being quite active.
Last night was the first Interclub of the year, hosted by Auckland on the Waitakere Range. The car park was overflowing with many challenges getting both in and out ! We had our greatest numbers since 2008 with many of last years shooters moving up a grade or two.
In Division One, Howick showed ominous form beating Waitakere, while in Division Two, Waitakere B held off second placed Howick A and third placed Auckland A. Mark C lead the way for the Master Graders with a couple of 100’s, while best of the rest was Erikah H, a D Grader, with a fine 194.7.
Results as usual on our Results page.
We are still looking for nominations for our Teams of Ten team to compete in Masterton in early May, so please let the selectors or the secretary know.
3rd April 2019
Public Submissions are now being called for the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill. Closing date is 6.00pm Thursday 4th April (tomorrow).
TSNZ intends to forward a submission, and if you or your Members have anything in particular you would like included on behalf of TSNZ, please email TSNZ by noon tomorrow (Thursday 4th April).
You are welcome to submit individually as well if you wish, but please note that this would be a personal submission and not on behalf of TSNZ.
More information can be found here: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/make-a-submission/document/52SCFE_SCF_BILL_86423/arms-prohibited-firearms-magazines-and-parts-amendment
16th March 2019
Christchurch Terrorist Attack
All of our members will have been as horrified as the rest of NZ at the appalling events that unfolded in Christchurch on Friday, an event unprecedented in NZ. In many ways our members may be feeling even more concerned as part of a shooting community.
Please be assured that the shooting we do through TSA and TSNZ remains a valid sport, one that teaches and encourages concentration, focus, responsibility and in all cases, firearms safety. Target shooting is a sport to be proud of.
Should the media approach members for comment, please feel free to refer them to the TSNZ Office.
19th November 2018
Our Annual General Meeting is to be held at the Howick Rifle Club clubrooms on Thursday November 29, 2018.
TSA will be putting on Pizza & Beer/Wine for a social gathering prior to the meeting. Pizzas & drinks will commence from 6.00pm with the AGM starting approximately 7.30pm.
Should you be unable to attend the AGM and wish to tender your apologies please let the Secretary know prior to the meeting.
At the conclusion of the AGM, the annual TSA Awards and Prize giving will take place.
15th October 2018
Last Wednesday night saw Auckland being host for our annual Champion of Champions shoot were each Club Champion, for each grade, competes to be the Target Shooting Auckland Champion for the year. Congratulations to all our new Champions for 2018. The results are posted on our Results page.
This is the final Act for the 2018 season with just the AGM and our Prizegiving left which will be on the 29th November.
Please reserve the date and some space for pizza and beer !!
There will still be some activity at most Clubs during the summer period as our very keen shooters will be reviewing and tuning their performance for next year. See you at a Club soon.
5th September 2018
Last Thursday was the Final of the NDC matches. Our match saw us pitted against Manawatu and Ashburton. While we managed to beat Manawatu, Ashburton finished on top. Hopefully, this Division should grow next year and provide some good competition.
On Saturday, the Waitakere Open was held. While the numbers were low, the competition was tight and the Waikato shooters kept the pressure on. Full details on the Results page.
Monday night saw the last Interclub for the 2018 season. Check out the final details on our Results page. In Division One, Waitakere managed to win on the night but was pipped by Howick for the title for the season. In Division Two, Howick’s new D team beat the old hands from their B team followed by their C team. Despite this shake-up, Howick A just managed to beat the Howick B team by one point for the Season’s title.
In the individual race, the Master Grade was tightly contested with Steve P collecting another title. The A Grade was won by Ken S, the B Grade by Marc D, C Grade by Mark R, and D Grade by Suanne K.
22nd August 2018
Last night saw the penultimate round of Interclub for the season. The numbers were great and the shooting has definitely picked up with six 100’s shot, two by B Graders, Lee and Rudi. In Division One Waitakere managed to beat Howick by a single point, while in Division Two, Waitakere C beat Howick A by a single point with Waitakere D placing third over Waitakere A and Howick B. The individual results are proving interesting with just the final round to go and two scores to drop. Be in to win!
The results of the annual Auckland versus Waikato match, held in Hamilton on the 11th, are now posted on our Results page, together with the preliminary results of the Provincial BSA Cup competition. Waikato proved too strong for Auckland this year with a clean sweep of all matches. Congratulations to Samantha R for being the top shooter on the day.
The next 2 – 3 weeks will be busy with Auckland contesting the NDC Division Two final next Thursday, with the Waitakere Open on the 1st September and the last Interclub on the 3rd.
As September is the last month for grading scores, make sure your scores are great and that all your records are up to date and ready for TSNZ.
12th August 2018
It is with great sadness that we need to advise you that one of our Life Members, Trevor Black, passed away on August 9th at Middlemore Hospital. Trevor was also a Life Member of both the Howick Rifle Club and Target Shooting New Zealand.
A Service to celebrate Trevor’s life will be held in the All Saints Church, 17 Selwyn Road, Howick on Thursday August 16 at 1.30pm, to be followed by a private cremation.
No flowers by request, please consider a donation to the following. Please make cheques payable to Totara Hospice South Auckland and post to:
Totara Hospice South Auckland
PO Box 75560
Please include your full contact details with the cheque so that we can send you a tax receipt.
2nd August 2018
August is one of our busiest months for Rep shoots. Teams for both the Inter Association Postal Match and the Auckland vs Waikato Annual Match have been posted on our Teams page. Congratulations to everyone selected. If you cannot make the match, please advise the Secretary, a.s.a.p.
Another month has shot by with the latest Interclub being hosted by Auckland SRC at Waitakere last night. Check out the full results in the usual place. This week, in Division One, Howick cleaned up Waitakere and look destined to take top honours in 2018. In Division Two, Howick B just managed to beat Waitakere A by 599.27 to 599.17 followed by Howick A in third with 297.18.
Congratulations to Jonathan G for making the North Island Indoor Team. Looking for great results in the North v South match.
Our next NDC match is on the 9th August against Manawatu. Teams have been advised.
3rd July 2018
Another busy period. In the last couple of weeks we have had the Auckland Open, an NDC round against Ashburton and an Interclub round last night at Howick.
Check the results page for both the NDC scores and the latest Interclub scores.
The Interclub was well supported with a great turnout. Half way through the season we are seeing some interesting results with Howick A winning Division One and a very tight result in Division Two with Howick B beating Howick C by 3 inners and third and fourth also decided by 5 inners with Waitakere A holding out Howick A. With three rounds to go, the Individual results are still very open. In the Teams section, Howick A has a good hold on Division One, while in Division Two it is a close fight between Howick A and B and Auckland A. It might come down to some strategic team selections for the next rounds !!!
Saturday 23rd June saw the Auckland Open Championship held at the Howick Range. Full details are posted on our Results page. The winners were:
- Open – Steve P, Howick – 498.32
- Master Grade – Steve P, Howick – 300.18
- A Grade – Dave M, Te Awamutu – 293.16
- B Grade – John D, Waitakere – 293.13
- C Grade – Revel D, Waitakere – 287.12
- D Grade – Suanne K, Howick – 287.08
6th June 2018
May proved to be a typically busy shooting period with the main focus on the Teams of Ten. This was held at the newly upgraded Te Puke Range, hosted by Waikato. Our neighbours did an excellent job of providing a great venue, particularly at short notice, and a superb effort in running the event without any noticeable issues, although their control of the weather was not ideal !!! Congratulations to Manawatu whose Team 1 won the Rees Scroll, and Team 2 won the Jim Hart Memorial Trophy. The Jim Hart result was particularly tense, with only one point being the decider in the end. Unfortunately, Auckland was overtaken by a couple of teams this year and we finished up in 9th place for the Rees Scroll. Congratulations to Mark C who was our best shooter on the day, he finished 5th out of the 160+ shooters competing. Full details are on the TSNZ site here.
The weekend after Teams of Ten was the Howick Open. Congratulations to all who competed. The winners were:
- Open – Steve P, Howick – 498.32
- Master Grade – Steve P, Howick – 300.18
- A Grade – Ivor B, Rotorua – 293.14
- B Grade – Emily H, Rotorua – 294.15
- C Grade – Revel D, Waitakere – 290.14
- D Grade – Suanne K, Howick – 285.09
Last night was the third Interclub, hosted by Waitakere SRC. Another great turnout but it did mean a very full car park !! The night proved to belong to Howick who cleaned up Division One easily and in Division Two, Howick A managed a narrow win over Auckland A, with Howick B in third.
Details of both the Howick Open and the Interclub results are posted on our Results page.
8th May 2018
It is a busy week for many our of shooters this week with Interclub, Club, practice and a Rep match.
Last night was the second round of Interclub, hosted by Howick. Good turnout and heaps of food for supper.
Results-wise, it was an interesting night with Howick winning Division One in convincing fashion, while in Division Two, Waitakere A managed to hold off Waitakere B with Howick A coming in third. Individually, I would have to say that there were not any performances that were memorable while a few were definitely forgettable !! Check out the Results page for details.
This Saturday, 12th, will see the annual Teams of Ten competition held at the Te Puke Range. This should be a good test for the new upgraded range with its 18 mounds. The Auckland team to contest the match is posted on the Teams page. For all those in the team, travel safe and shoot well.
Also, coming up on the 19th is the Howick Open 2018, click for details.
5th April 2018
Last night was the first Interclub of the 2018 indoor season. We had a great turnout, the best since 2010 with nine teams. While the shooting was a little sub-par, there were a number of interesting results. Firstly, Waitakere continued as they finished last season with a win in Division One. Division Two had a first time winner with Auckland A, followed by Howick A and Howick B. It was pleasing to see Auckland SRC fielding 5 shooters to start the season, hopefully they will continue strongly for 2018. Another notable ‘first’ was five Master Grader’s completing this year, the most since 2012. It was great to see the return of James C who was the best shooter on the night and also we welcome Gavin R from Waikato to TSA.
For all the results, check our Results page.
If you missed the latest newsletter, it is here.
27th March 2018
Last night Steve O held the first Club Instructors course for 6 Waitakere shooters who will be involved in introducing new shooters into the Club and progressing on to shooting with a jacket and sling. This is a 2-hour course and will be held on-demand throughout the year for TSA shooters who want a sound basis for introducing new shooters to our sport. Please let the Secretary know if you are interested.
2018 Welcome to the New Year
I hope everyone has refined their latest resolutions to include a shooting focused resolution and new goals.
Congratulations to all the shooters who have been selected for the Commonwealth Games this year on the Gold Coast, especially our Smallbore shooters, Janet Hunt, Sally Johnston and Ryan Taylor.
For those of you who may have missed the news – the Comm Games Shooting Team
Another bit of news is that Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022 is thinking about dropping shooting. There is now a petition, that I have signed, to include shooting in the Games. Please go to this link, Please-sign-the-petition, and add your voice to the 25,000 plus already.
Finally, for January a number of our Auckland smallbore shooters will be attending the NRANZ National Championships at Trentham from 31 Jan – 3 Feb. We wish you all good management and great shooting.
A note to our keen shooters, Teams of Ten planning is now underway. We need to form a squad in February and apply some coaching and training, prior to selections. While it still somewhat hot, it is time to get back into your gear and start the New Year off with a bang (many of).
5th September 2017
Last night was the Final Interclub of the season. We had a good turnout with nine teams, albeit with a couple light on numbers. The overall standard of shooting was excellent with most shooters shooting well below their grade average. I’m guessing that there will be a number of grade changes this year. Full results on the Results page.
In Division One, Waitakere won last night with 873.40 closely followed by Howick on 871.40, with Waitakere winning overall for the year. In Division Two, Howick B won with 600.08 from Waitakere C with 598.16 closely followed by Waitakere A on 597.30. Our handicap system is working well when a team of D graders can beat teams of A/B Graders. For the year, Waitakere B was the winner.
For the individuals the results where more clear cut this year with no close battles for the winning spot. Our winners for the year are:
- Mark C – Master grade with 984.55
- Jonathan G – A grade with 975.44
- Steve O – B grade with 973.49
- Revel D – C grade with 960.34
- William P – D grade with 958.35
26th August 2017
The last month of the regular season is almost upon us. Check up the updated calendar for the remaining events.
For those shooters in the Titipounamu or InterAssociation teams, remember that these need to be completed by the 30th.
23rd August 2017
Last nights Interclub hosted by Waitakere had another great turnout with nine teams competing.
We had a very tight finish in Division One with Waitakere edging out Howick by 871.38 to 870.51.
In Division Two, Waitakere B won easily with 600.20 over Waitakere A with 596.22, followed by Howick A on 595.16.
The full results are on our Results page. The individual standings are becoming clearer as the top five scores to count takes effect.
The final Interclub of the season will be at Howick on Monday 4th September.
Also, another chance for some competition shooting will be at the Waitakere Open on 2nd September. Details here, be there !!
20th August 2017
Apologies for a belated post – the trials of work and family are first in line !!
Last weekend saw the annual Auckland vs Waikato match, held at the Howick Range.
The summary results are below and the full details re posted on our Results page.
Open Auckland 1933.88 Waikato 1945.89
A Grade Auckland 976.44 Waikato 975.42
B Grade Auckland 954.28 Waikato 953.30
Ladies Auckland 735.12 Waikato 770.32
Juniors Auckland 916.22 Waikato 970.41
Overall Shield Auckland 5514.194 Waikato 5613.234
Top Individual on the day S Petterson 200.15 (Auckland)
10th August 2017
BSA Team has been released and is posted here. Congratulations to the team and shoot well.
3rd August 2017
Wednesday night was our fifth round of Interclub and was ably hosted by Auckland SRC. Numbers were down from last month but we still had eight teams competing. It is great to see a number of our shooters posting scores to that would see them in a higher grade. Details on our Results page.
Waitakere won Division One again and with only two more rounds to go have an uncatchable lead. Waitakere B team again won Division Two by only one point from Howick A, with Waitakere A four points behind in 3th place.
The race for individual honours is hottest in C Grade with 3 or 4 shooters vying for top spot. The two cut-out cards will make this very interesting.
This Sunday 6th August, the Howick Range will be hosting the TSNZ National Indoor Competition, starting at 1pm. It is a great chance to test yourself against everyone in NZ !!
The following Saturday, 12th August, TSA will be hosting the annual Auckland versus Waikato match at the Howick Range from 11am. The teams are posted here. Please check if you are in a team and the email for times. The BSA team that is shot in the morning will be posted shortly.
5th July 2017
Monday night was the fourth round of Interclub. We had a our best turnout (33) for an Interclub in the last 10 years (we do track the numbers !!). The supper was equally exceptional both in quality and quantity. Well done Howick.
The results are posted on our Results page for all to review. The summary point are Waitakere A won Division One and Waitakere C beat Howick A in Division Two.
3rd July 2017
The year motors on in high gear !! We have just had the Auckland Open with a moderate but improved attendance. The results are posted on our Results page, here. Congratulations to the winners. The summary results are:
1/ R Herbison (Tauranga) 298.23/300.30
2/ S Petterson (Howick) 297.21
3/ T Beaver (Te Puke) 292.14
1/ I Brettell (Rotorua) 294.16/300.30
2/ J Craib (Tauranga) 294.12
3/ K Snowden (Waitakere) 293.16
1/ Miss S Riddle (Tauranga) 293.07/300.30
2/ K Oxenham (Rotorua) 291.09
3/ S O’Donnell (Waitakere) 286.11
1/ J Harron (Waitakere) 285.05/300.30
2/ R Drummond (Waitakere) 282.05
3/ M Duthie (Te Puke) 281.10
1/ W Pratt (Waitakere) 288.12/300.30
2/ C Haden (Te Awamutu) 287.13
3/ L Harron (Waitakere) 281.09
S Petterson (Howick) 496.33/500.50
Hans Schramm – TSA Life Member
It is very sad to let you know that Hans Schramm passed away in late May. We were only advised a couple of days ago. Hans was a stalwart of Auckland Smallbore shooting. He was a Life member of both Waitakere and TSA and was a long-term Secretary of both organizations. Hans also was one of our top shooters and represented Auckland and New Zealand for many years. He will be missed but remembered
7th June 2017
Our third Interclub match of 2017 was held last night by Waitakere Smallbore Rifle Club. Again we saw a great turnout with seven teams competing for Division Two honours. Waitakere A managed a win in Division One, but NONE of the scores were worthy of note.
Division Two saw much closer competition with Waitakere A winning on the night, followed by Howick A, Waitakere B and Auckland A. The best shooter of the night was John D in A Grade. All the results are on our usual Results page.
25th May 2017
Check this out.
Jonathan G managed a rare feat last night at his Auckland Club with a 100.10. Congratulations on a superb performance. Hopefully, one of many more to come.
15th May 2017
Well what a weekend for the Teams of Ten match in Napier. Firstly, the Auckland team managed to battle the near torrential rain throughout the five+ hours of driving. Fortunately, we all managed it successfully and in one piece.
The shoot was held in the Napier wool stores – a very interesting and challenging venue, but the shoot was well organised and run without any problems.
The overall results show Auckland moving up two places this year to finish seventh, despite some patchy shooting. Full results are posted on our Results page. Many congratulations to our neighbour, Waikato No. 1 team for taking out the top prize and for Roy H shooting a remarkable 400.25
2nd May 2017
Welcome to winter. The temperatures dropped dramatically last night for our second Interclub of the season. Fortunately, that did not prove to be a deterrent as we had our best turnout since May 2011 with 27 shooters !!! We had eight teams contesting Division Two with some interesting results.
Howick A returned to their winning ways in Division One, while in Division Two, Waitakere B was the clear winner over Howick A with Howick B in third place.
Not too many stand-out scores this month but it was great to welcome a number of new shooters to Interclub. The latest results are in the usual place, here.
For everyone participating in the Big Seven, the next match is the South Auckland Open on Saturday 6th May, hosted by Hamilton Club in Dey St.
Teams of Ten is next up, on 13th May in Napier. Congratulations to our Team members – enjoy to competition and shoot well..
Quick addition – the latest newsletter has just been sent out, check our Newsletters page for the latest.
20th April 2017
After a weather delay, we managed to have our first 2017 Interclub last night, hosted by the Auckland club.
Waitakere showed up in force with four teams and managed to secure wins in both Division One and Two. Unfortunately, traffic issues created problems for some of the Howick shooters so the posted results should be treated as provisional at this stage, as there may be some make-ups to add. It was pleasing to see a good number of shooters in C Grade and good individual competition across all grades, already. Full results are here.
29th March 2017
Welcome to Target Shooting Auckland’s new shooting year, 2017. The season officially starts on Saturday 1st April with the first Interclub round only one week away on Wednesday 5th April. The match will be hosted by the Auckland Club on the Waitakere Range.
Interclub matches are for all shooters, using a jacket/sling combo. If you are not in a Club team, still come along and shoot as an individual, in your Grade. This year, the individual score will comprise the best 5 scores from the 7 shoots.
Key dates in April are:
Fri 1st 1st day for 2017 grading
Wed 5th Interclub Round 1 @ Auckland
Sat 29th Bay of Plenty Open (B7#1) @ Te Puke
Key links are: