Club shoots for places in North Is­land con­test

Bush Telegraph - - Property Market - By RUTH MCNAIR Shoot­ing Club

Last week­end May 19-20 a num­ber of lo­cal shoot­ers suc­cess­fully rep­re­sented the South­ern Hawke’s Bay Ri­fle As­so­ci­a­tion in the North Is­land Teams of Ten shoot­ing com­pe­ti­tion held in Te Puke.

The team pro­duced their best fi­nal plac­ing in the com­pe­ti­tion fin­ish­ing in eighth po­si­tion out of 15 teams. The team has never fin­ished in the top 10 be­fore.

The Teams of Ten is one of the largest North Is­land shoot­ing com­pe­ti­tions where ev­ery as­so­ci­a­tion fields teams of 10 shoot­ers and the shoot­ers shoot shoul­der to shoul­der de­pend­ing on their rank­ing.

The num­ber 10-ranked shoot­ers shoot first, with the num­ber one ranked shoot­ing last when the pres­sure to win is on for fi­nal plac­ings.

The South­ern Hawke’s Bay team is made up of shoot­ers from Dan­nevirke, Walling­ford, Norse­wood and Ruahine shoot­ing clubs.

Greg Beng­sten, a ju­nior shooter from Dan­nevirke, was fifth equal over the 163 com­peti­tors in the com­pe­ti­tion a fine per­for­mance for a ju­nior in only his second year of com­pet­i­tive shoot­ing. He also shot his new per­sonal best of 200.13, also a great achieve­ment in a high-pres­sure match.

Keep­ing him com­pany in the top five shoot­ers was Chris Har­ri­son from the Ruahine Club.

Chris was placed second over­all.

TOP Shots Greg Beng­sten and Chris Har­ri­son.

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