ANZAC Autumn Championships Marlborough

The annual inter association competition for the Tui Black Shield was held on the Kaituna Range, Blenheim.

With heavy rain expected to start falling by 10.30 am the decision was made to forego the 300 and 600 yard sections and just shoot the 900 yard match. The gusty north westerly wind made the coaches work as it fluctuated from 4 to 9 minutes. Shooting for the teams was done by 10.30 as the showers got heavier, and shortly after the heavy rain arrived.

Canterbury got the shield back off Wellington after finishing strongly with Bevan Mehrtens firing the only possible of the day shooting under coach Richard Rowlands. As Canterbury and Wellington both had 10 shooters and Marlborough 9 , the Wellington and Canterbury teams had a cutout to give a possible 450 point team score.


  Canterbury 410.28     Wellington 403.19     Marlborough 389
Coach Richard Rowlands     Coach Anita Benbrook     Coach Alan Gibbs Malcolm Dodson  
Bevan Mehrtens 50.5   Ross Mason 49.3   David Dick 47.3
John Miller 48.2   Vic McMurdo 46.2   Malcolm Dodson 47.3
Charlie Ledbrook 48.2   Helen Freiman 46.1   Clinton Whyte 46.1
Allan White 47.6   Richard Liddell 45.1   Brad Palatchie 45.2
John Snowden 46.5   Kevin Win 44.2   Herman Jansen van Vuuren 43.4
Coby Snowden 44.2   Jared McMurdo 44.1   William van Asch 42.1
Brian Hawksby 43.3   Alex Dent 44.1   John Dodson 41.1
Murray Cook 43.2   Jonno Phillipps 43.6   Alan Gibbs 40.1
Chris Kershaw 41.1   Andre Doyle 42.2   Chris Burgess 38.1
John Fleming 41.1   Kieren Crickmar 38        

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