Category Archives: 2015 / 2016 Shooting Season

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Prizegiving & AGM

AGM and Prizegiving

Whangarei Rifle Club AGM
Sunday 21 August 2016
Start 10am
Followed by Prizegiving
Held at President’s place, bring a plate of food to share
Not a member yet… just send us an email to whangareirifleclub@gmail.com  with your name & contact phone number and we will email you specific venue details directly to your inbox.

Our Club AGM & Prizegiving, it’s where to be. New members are most welcome. Come and meet our two NZ v Oz team members, celebrate with our winners, ask questions and hear the stories. Loads of fun!

NZ vs Oz Shooters 2016


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Olympic Shooting App for 2016

Hello all,

RE: 2016 Rio Olympics App

Yesterday NZOC released an Apple Store and Google play app that connects to our athletes competing in Rio.

Below you will see an update from NZOC and links to the apps stores, could pass this on, advertise etc. so our people can keep up with Natalie, Chloe and Ryan.

Regards

Gavin Paton

Sport Development Manager

NZ Shooting Federation

Chloe Tipple

rooney

 


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Shooters – New Season reminder

Hi Shooters & Interested Followers / Parents of future representative shooters
Our Club day is Sunday
Usual start time is 8.30am to help set up and finishing at lunchtime, depending on the number of shooters.
The next season for Whangarei Rifle Club Shooters is due to commence in September 2016. Please check our Website calendar for details closer to the time.

If you would like to be added onto our email list please let us know
Email: whangareirifleclub@gmail.com

Visit our Facebook page

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/WhangareiRifleClub/

Happy Winter Preparation Shooters

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CHARLES STOREY – CAN YOU HELP HIS FAMILY

Request for information:

CHARLES STOREY - CAN YOU HELP HIS FAMILY

I am writing about the above-named, brother of my grandfather, who was Captain of the Whangarei County Rifle Club when he died on 30 July 1894 while Postmaster. Charles had been Captain of the Whangarei Rifle Volunteer Corps when it was disbanded in 1892. The Club was formed to replace the Corps and Charles was its third Captain. Club members carried Charles' coffin out of his house to the hearse and were present at the funeral service in Christ Church.

Charles Storey. He was born in the last quarter of 1857 West Yorkshire.
His family arrived in Wellington from England in March 1859.
Charles' eldest son was Charles Leonard Storey, born in Whangarei on 16 August 1885.
He was a well-known dentist, with chambers in Cameron Street, and also as an all-round sportsman (rugby, rowing, swimming, hockey, tennis). He died on 8 September 1927.
Any information or pictures would be greatly appreciated by his family.
Please forward this information to our Club email: whangareirifleclub@gmail.com


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Handicap Scoring rules & results – 1 May 2016.

Handicap Scoring rules & results – 1 May 2016. 

Shooter selects the scoring value that will be added that will bring their score they are about to shoot up to the maximum value of 60.10.   If they think that they can shoot a 54.3 then they would need to add 6.7 to the score for a 60.10.   As simple as it may seem if the total score is in excess of the 60.10 then for every point over this the shooter is penalised 2 points for every point over the 60.10.   The shooter can select different handicap for the second shoot.   Total scores for Off Rifle and Handicap Maximum score 120.20    

Shooter

Grade

Off Rifle score     

Place

Handicap score    

Place

IAIN

F/O

116.05

1

118.13

1

ROD

F/TR

116.05

2

116.15

2

JOHN C

F/TR

113.03

3

116.14

3

CHARLES

F/TR

106.05

4

112.15

4

PHIL                 

F/TR

102.05

5

112.12

5

CATHY

F/TR

96.03

6

108.07

6

   

       
GEOFF      

DEER STALKERS

94.02

7

109.18

7

MITCH  

DEER STALKERS

81.00

8

NO H/C

8

 


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Boreham 2x 15 shot match at 900 yards

Hi Folks I am back from the European walk about.  I nearly called the shoot off this morning but the weather forecast said the rain would clear (yea right) so decided to carry on. Four club members and three potential members turned up. Rod had a brain fade and discovered when he got his gear out to shoot that he had left his ammo at home so he was able to relax and watch the rest of us shoot with varying success. Of course the rain cleared and then came back with a vengeance and soaked us and the gear. Charles and I had a less then memorable day with Iain romping home a clear winner. Charles and I thought the No 1 target wasn’t recording our shots properly which would explain our less than perfect scores but Iain shot on it and scored 90.5 so that blew that theory out the window. Charles is suspicious about the weight of Iain’s rifle so there could be a protest looming. Stu shot very well with his hunting rifle and Ross and Jason turned up for a look and both seem keen to return and have a go. Iain let them have a shot with his rifle and they were very impressed with that. I had no more ammo left otherwise they could have had a go with mine.

John.

 

 

BOREHAM

2X 15 SHOTS

 

900YD

900YD

  TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

TR

 

       
   

       
F/O

 

       
Iain                     

 

88.08

90.05

  178.13

   

       
F/TR

 

       
Charles         

 

79.0

70.0

  149.0

John C  

 

75.2

68.2

 

143.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stu  [20shots]

 

43.1

36.0

  79.1

 


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4th Long Range Champs 800/900 yards

Hi Members,
John is still away touring so I am still the reporter.
As most of you would guess it was a light drizzle most of the day with just enough wind changes to catch the unwary.
Iain apparently was at Clevedon on Saturday and left there a very unhappy shooter but made up for it today.
Cathy shot what I think was her best score ever at 900 yards so congratulations and new chum Fred having his first shoot at long range with a TR rifle did really well.

Fred also did a great job of cutting the grass that had overgrown the 800 and 900 yard mounds with out that it would have been very difficult to shoot.   [Thanks Fred]

The team worked great to get the range ready to shoot and packed up afterwards.
We had 8 shooters there so every one had a job to do.

Final shoot in the club championship series
Results.

   

800YD

900YD

  TOTAL

TR

 

       
Fred     

 

46.05

47.03

  93.08

   

       
F/O

 

       
Iain                     

 

58.08

60.07

  118.15

Barry         

 

58.02

52.01

  110.03

   

       
F/TR

 

       
Charles         

 

59.05

56.04

  115.09

Rod                 

 

59.03

54.02

 

113.05

Trevor         

 

52.01

56.01

  108.02

Phil                   

 

52.00

53.03

  105.03

Cathy         

 

46.00

55.02

 

101.02

The next shoot is on the 17/04/2016 is a double 900 yard shoot 15 counting shots for the Rifleman Trophy, 34 rounds needed at least.
I hope to see you there next time and if you have trophies please start bringing them back.
Cheers
Rod

[Thanks Rod for stepping up while John was away, much appreciated.  Yes please polish all Club trophies & return ready for the next recipient before Closing Day Sunday 24/4/16]


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Whangarei Club Champs 2015/16 Round 4

These are the results of the fourth round of the Whangarei Rifle Club Champs for the 2015-2016 season.

Whangarei Club Champs 2015/16 Round 4


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4th Short Range Champs 20/03/2016

Hi,
I am replacing John for this report today as he was not able to attend.
The day was windy from the left with an increasing wind all day, getting more difficult by the time the 600 yard shoot started. Some great scores were shot at times with Iain having some competition for a change. Fred a new shooter trying TR shooting [which is difficult compared with other disciplines] has a lot to learn and making it harder shooting on F class targets.
Thanks must go to the shooters that set up the range and close it down so shooting can be done, without these people it would not even start.
We also had a couple of Deer Stalkers with us today as well making it a total for the day of 12.

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Photo Credits:  Cathy

The Results

  300YD

500YD

600YD

  TOTAL

TR

         
Fred     

41.01

47.01

25.00

  113.02

           
F/O

         
Iain                     

60.06

58.05

54.05

  172.16

Barry         

56.04

60.05

56.04

  172.13

Konrad         

54.03

59.05

56.01

  169.09

           
F/TR

         
Charles         

59.05

58.03

54.00

  171.08

Trevor         

53.02

55.00

52.01

  160.03

Rod                 

49.01

59.05

51.04

  159.10

Phil                   

52.02

55.04

52.00

  159.06

Cathy         

58.01

53.00

46.00

  157.01

John D         

51.00

44.00

44.00

  139.00

           
Deer Stalkers

       
Geoff           

41.00

47.00

43.00

  131.00

Alana         

44.00

       44.00

The next shoot is on the 3rd April 2 x 900 yard 15 shot matches plus 2 sighters

Cheers
Rod


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Whangarei Rifle Club local Championship 2015-2016 Round 3

Hi Everyone

 

Please find below the results for the third round of the Whangarei Rifle Club local championship 2015 - 2016 

The results are very interesting indeed, click below to find out more!

Whangarei Rifle Club Champs Round 3