■ Eltham Smallbore Rifle Club: It was a night for 100 scores on September 3, with two group card 100s and three fullcard 100s shot. Top score shared between Garry Rowlands and Bob Bramley who both shot
100.7, Garry also scored 97.5 and
97.7 while Bob also had a 96.4. The third 100 was shot by Clare Bramley as part of a double score (100.4 and 99.6) and 94.1. Paul Tidswell shot two doubles
(98.3, 96.6), (98.5, 99.5); Murray Chinery shot well with 97.3 and
93.4; Alan Drake 96.3; Dave McGregor 94.1, 95.4; Craig McGill shot consistently in the
90s with scores of 91.2, 90.2, 90.2, Eddie Hagenaars 88.1, 73.0.
Junior shooters are continuing their good form with Boston Taylor on top this time
94.3, 88.1; Henry Armond 90.2,
90.1, 88.0; Keely Burnell, after a month-long break, came out firing with scores of 90.1 and
92.2; John McGill with two group cards of 97 and 99, then followed up with a 77.0 full-card. Newcomer Josh Bland shot two
100 group cards and a 79.1 fullcard.
■ The Taranaki Champion of Champions was held in Hawera on September 7, with grade winners from each of the four Taranaki clubs shooting against each other. Unfortunately not everyone was able to attend through illness and being away, however there was still a good turnout. Master grade champion was Dave Fake (Oaonui) with a score of 391.23; A grade Hayden Andreoli (Hawera) 375.08; B grade Clare Bramley (Eltham) 391.25; Bob Bramley (Eltham) 188.05; D grade Henry Armond (Eltham)
183.03. Congratulations to all and a special congratulations to those Eltham shooters who won their grades and Clare who took out overall top score.
■ Top score of the night on September 10 went to Paul Tidswell with what has become known in the club as a “dumb
99”. Paul’s scores were 98.5 and a double (99.5, 98.6). A popular score of the evening was 96 with three shot — Bob Bramley 96.4,
94.0; Don Litchfield 96.4, 86.0; Clare Bramley 96.3, double (97.6,
98.7); close behind was Murray Chinery 95.3, 89.0; Alan Drake
94.3; Henry Armond 87.1, 94.2; Dave McGregor 92.2, 87.0; Boston Taylor 86.1, 90.2.
Welcome back to Michelle Hofmans who has had an extended break but scored very respectable 90.3 and 92.0 on her first time back. Craig McGill
90.3, 89.0, 88.1. Eddie Hagenaars group card scores 99 and 100.