December 24th, 2013 - Comments(4) WORLD FITASC 2015

A couple of USA websites have announced the 2015 USA GP and the World FITASC Championships dates and venue.
The USA FITASC GP is 16/19 July 2015
The WORLD FITASC is 20/26 July 2015
I’m presuming the actual Worlds will be 23/26 with Compak, 5 stand ect filling the gaps, just in case two major shoots aren’t enough!!
The event is at the Caribou Gun Club, 30649 380th St. Le Sueur, Minnestoa 56058

If you are travelling thru or to Dubai, 28 Feb-5 March 2014 then:
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, held Championship Nad Al Sheba World Shooting Sporting for the first time in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates with the participation of 1000 shooters from different countries of the world during the month of February and March 2014.
Payout 1st to 50th $US3000 down to $US1500.
Spectators are offered valuable prizes as well.
One car given away every day of competition to spectators as well as IPads & IPhones.
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December 9th, 2013 - Comments(6) North Zone S.I. Sporting

A dairy farm North of Christchurch was the venue for the North Zone S.I Sporting shoot. This was hosted by the South Island Sporting Clay Shooters and was a two-day affair with a Lewis Class based day on Saturday and the Zone shoot on Sunday. Neil and Lois Kerr were our hosts and had done a huge amount of work before we had arrived. Tracks were cut, tractors, generators, tents (thanks to local CRT guys!!) rubbish bins, all in place. The club is truly indebted to them for that mammoth effort on our behalf. We also had help from Hiab Services and Precut Construction that allowed us some different high target presentations. It was a hard day and half’s slog by the boys getting everything in place, and here thanks must go to Mark Vessey who came down a day early to help us and give us some of his valuable international experience. We also worked out how to please our Patron and main benefactor Graeme Brown, give him some spanners and two stands and he will potter about for hours getting it exactly right. It was very gratifying to see shooters from as far away as Wangarei make the effort; it was really appreciated as we know the effort required to do the reverse. Shooters from Wellington, Hamilton and Rata (wonder who!) also made an effort to come and shoot. Interesting that our club seems to be the most represented at most away shoots, so it obviously pays dividends. Lois and the book club ladies had the food organized and kept everyone well fed and watered over the weekend. Along with them, though no Nigella, Dick Whylie did a great job on the BBQ, unfortunately his shoulder not allowing him to shoot. Tim Scott beavered away in the office as usual, but a ‘green field site brings its own issues. Four printers later due to the generator power surges saw hand printed score cards used, until we were rescued by Neil’s daughter who stole all their supply from the farm office.
Saturday was a very typical Canterbury day, strong gusting Nor west winds and around 27degrees. The weather blew a few targets about, but overall I gather everyone was happy. There were a few new target presentations to add to shooters memory banks for future shoots.
Sunday had predictions of Southerly’s and rain, but that failed to eventuate during the actual shoot. I won’t mention the clean up! We stepped it up a bit and there were some pretty tough targets but nothing too silly. It was suggested at the after ‘debriefing’, well a couple of beers, that if had put on those sort of targets a couple of years ago we would have gone by now! Whether they liked the challenge or thought this will keep my handicap at its true place I’m not sure, but I didn’t hear any complaints. It is very heartening to see Canterbury shooters embracing good competition targets and hopefully we will continue to throw them. There was some very good shooting by some and I won’t mention others, except to say setting up a shoot then shooting does not go hand in hand for anyone. I think the crew were looking forward to the break, then next February just touring the N.I. shooting and letting someone else do the worrying and work. Our next shoot is the Temps Bar and Perazzi 100 on 29/30 March 2014. Temps will be an old fashioned Simulated Field Day and the Perazzi 100 will be Sporting shoot with a difference, it is not a FITASC shoot is all I can say at this stage.


HOA Mark Vessey 92
AA 1 Daryn Norling 85
AA 2 Gordon MacPhee 80
AA 3 Adam Green 78

A 1 Greg Maniatis 85
A 2 Jason Pugh 81
A 3 Blair Masters 79

B 1 Michael Gould 73
B 2 Diane Lawrence 73
B 3 Graeme Brown 70

C 1 Neil Kerr 63
C 2 Bruce Gardiner 60
C 3 Roger Sworf 48

Ladies: Diane Lawrence 73

Juniors: Harry Denton 77 Second: Keaton Keaton Norling 63

Veterans: Derek Sheen 79
Second Steve Gill 76

S Veterans: Gordon MacPhee 80 Second: Michael Gould 73

December 2nd, 2013 - Comments(0) 2013 NZ Compak results

Marua put on a great 3 days shooting for this years Compak Nationals. They setup 4 green field Compak layouts on stunning Dargaville dairy farm land. The club put in a huge effort constructing the shooting grounds from scratch and providing all the facilities we expect from a National championship and made the event one to remember.
Results here…

December 2nd, 2013 - Comments(3) 2013 NZ Compak

Shoot report: Nth Island & New Zealand COMPAK champs 2013
It is with great satisfaction that I get to write this report. Marua Sporting Clays held the 2013 NZCTA COMPAK champs at our ground in Te Kopuru, south west of Dargaville on the 8-9-10th November.
Some 118 shooters from New Caledonia, Australia and NZ assembled early Friday morning in a slightly chilly and windy paddock to shoot the 100 target Nth Island Championship. A paddock transformed into what resembled a fairground next to a large pond greeted the shooters. The four fields were set in close proximity around a central area where the crowd could get food, shelter and fresh coffee and peruse the Wailing Wall.
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November 20th, 2013 - Comments(4) S.I. Compak

Greymouth Clay Target Club on the West Coast was the setting for the S.I. Compak Championships being run by the South Island Sporting Clay Shooters. Right at the start huge thanks must go to Brian and Jenny Forrest and Kimble Upfold for the huge effort they put in getting the grounds, ponds and surrounds in absolutely pristine condition. For basically a two person club it was an unbelievable effort. Even the infamous Coast weather played its role for most of the time! The Coasters put on a practice afternoon but this soon, as it seems too lately, developed into an 80/90 yard long range competition.
We set two 6 trap fields, one over two ponds and the other in typical Coast scrub, and by Friday afternoon everything was ready to go. The only disappointment was the numbers to help set up then shoot it. Maybe the Christchurch Show week and public holiday had something to do with it, but it highlights more than ever Sporting’s need to develop its own calendar free from having to ‘fit in’ with every other codes shoots. It would mean not having to squeeze most shoots into October and November and completely swamp shoooters. 39 shooters showed up for Saturdays Lewis Class day and even Brian Forrest who had, not his best day shall we say, walked away enough cash to pay his days entry. The lunch time change saw radical changes to the fields and a good battle ensued with Geoff Wells taking line honours, pulling back from an uncharacteristic 19/25. Lewis Class, huge in the States, grades every shooter from top to bottom score in order then depending on how many ‘grades’ you decide lines are drawn thru the list. There is no limit to the number you can have except every time you put in a group it decreases the pool. What is good it automatically grades the fields and your ability on the day. Sunday saw 36 line up for the 100 target South Island Championship. All the fields were reset totally, in the rain, and I think slightly stepped up from Saturday as befitting the match. Ask Graeme Brown about the slow rabbit across the pond, I think the rabbit won by 4 or 5!! Chris Scully and Karen Cross arrived in from Nelson for the day, Chris wanting to put some pressure on the top boys, but having to shoot 25/25 on the last field dropped his first two targets again allowing Geoff Wells to sneak thru for the win.
A great result for Geoff Wells taking two from two.

September 24th, 2013 - Comments(0) Keith O’Riley memorial

Keith O’Riley memorial – Labour Weekend – 200 Compak – Hutt Valley Gun Club

Sporting at the Hutt Valley Gun Club was pioneered by the late Keith O’Riley. Keith was a talented man who could turn his hand to most things. His chosen career was as a plasterer where he specialised in the intricate work involved in Carrara ceilings and ornate plaster work of all kinds.

Out at the Club he cut tracks, built stands and signs, organised medals and set Sporting ontrack to where it is today. He was involved in setting up our exciting new sporting layout and the day before he suddenly passed away he was involved in yet another Sporting working bee at the Club.

It was with great pride and pleasure that the Hutt Valley Gun Club inaugurated a Compak Sporting trophy shoot in honour of Keith, which will be contested for by teams on an open invitation basis. The next one is on this labour weekend at Hutt Valley.

Saturday/Sunday October 26/27, 2013 | Start: 9am
Hutt Valley Gun Club, 280 Wallaceville Road, Upper Hutt

2 day competition $120, single day $55

Prizes for HoA, 1st A, B, C, Ladies, veteran and junior

Field layout: 4 fields with 25 targets per field

Sponsor: Kilwell

Contact Eddie Ng 027 420 4095 | Bruce Scott 027 443 0174

See you there.

September 13th, 2013 - Comments(0) 2014 FITASC Rule Changes

Post the FITASC General Assembly (AGM) held prior to the FITASC Sporting World Championships Spain July 2013 I am in a position to inform both course designers and Referees that the following changes to the FITASC Sporting rules have been adopted and are effective as from 1st Jan 2014:

1. Referees will carry, at International events, Yellow and Red cards similar to the ISSF Referees and also Soccer Referees.
These cards are to be used when a competitor falls foul of any of the rules for example, gun position, foot fault, cartridge or gun malfunction.
The first occurrence will result in the referee giving a verbal warning and show him/her a Yellow card with ‘WARNING’ in large bold black type.
Any repeat of the same transgression or second gun or cartridge malfunction, will result in the Referee giving a second warning and show the competitor a Red card with ‘PENALTY’ in bold black type.
The showing of a Red card will lead to the Referee deducting a target or two (2) targets for simultaneous (SIM) or trailing pairs (Rafael).
NB: the warning(s) remain in force only for the layout (25 targets) where the warning(s) were issued; the competitor has a clear card for each of the 25 target layouts remaining.

2. The second change that has been adopted is aimed at the course designers and the shooting position target menu; from 1st Jan 2014 the type of target will no longer be identified on the menu only the trap identifier i.e. A, B, C, D etc.
Additionally, the Referee will not be allowed to inform the competitor the type of target,nor should the competitor ask the Referee what the target is; the competitor can still ask what machine is next in the sequence if they are unsure.

Also during the AGM the shooting of pieces (chips) of a broken target was discussed; it is strongly recommended that this is discouraged on the grounds of safety and the environment. It is highly likely that the rules will be amended in 2014 introducing in 2015 a penalty for this practice.

From Ronald Darkis:
The dates for the Oceania are : Thursday 10, Friday 11 and Saturday 12.April. We are planning these dates for the shooters who would like to go back home early on sunday, because the next flight for NZ is only on tuesday. To Australia, there is a flight every day.

The best place to stay is Koumac, 20 mn from the shooting range. For the accomodation, we are working with the Monitel hotel ,-20% discount for the weekend (friday, saterday, sunday) but people can choose their own accomodation with the websites I have forwarded to you in the last email.
For peolple who have small budget, for group or for National teams, they can stay at “Riquet Bailly sport centre” for $20.00 per night/per person (see the photos). There is a large kitchen for people who would like to make their own cook and large lunch room. This sport centre can accomodate 52 people.
I recommend to all shooters to make reservation 1 month (or more) before the Oceania just to secure the accomodation. To book accomodation, shooters can contact me. My email address is: for any enquities (accomodations, firearms permit, entry)
If you need more informations do not hesitate to contact me.


The Stratstone Super Seven Challenge will offer entrants the chance to compete for one of seven brand new super cars worth up to £100,000 each. They are a Porsche 911 Carrera 2S Cabriolet, Range Rover Vogue, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Jaguar F-Type V8 S, Morgan Aero Super sport, Jaguar XKR-S Coupe plus the all-new 2014 Range Rover Sport.

Launched in association with The Times and The Sunday Times and The Sunday Times Driving, the Stratstone Super Seven Challenge will open on 1 October 2013 and run for four months with entrants able to enter as many times as they wish.

Entry costs just £50, which includes 50 warm-up birds plus two attempts at the Challenge, which sees competitors shoot at a sequence of 25 driven birds off the legendary 120-foot Tower. The 20 highest scoring individuals on the Tower alone will then go through to a final where, if the overall winner shoots 23 or more of the 25 birds, he or she will win the car of their choice.

The entrant scoring the highest out of 100 during the qualifiers will win a classic, highly collectable gentleman’s Rolex GMT Master wristwatch from 1987 complete with original box, certificate and instructions with a market value of £5,000 courtesy of David Duggan Watches. The side-by-side shooter scoring the highest out of 100 during the qualifiers will win £2,000 of Really Wild Clothing.

The Royal Berkshire Shooting School’s Managing Director, Dylan Williams commented: “Never before has a shooting competition offered such an exceptional prize fund with such prestigious global brands involved. The Stratstone Super Seven Challenge will appeal to game shooters as much as clay shooters, as the birds are designed to mimic high West Country-style pheasants. Since we founded the Royal Berkshire in 1991 we believe this is the most prestigious initiative we have established and our super seven instructors look forward to the start of the competition.”

Stratstone’s Managing Director, James Brearley, added: “This competition offers one shooter a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the most coveted cars on the market today. With a prize of such magnitude on offer, the pressure to win will be immense. We are also giving every entrant a voucher worth £250 to be redeemed against any Stratstone new car purchase between October 2013 and 2014.”

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August 12th, 2013 - Comments(2) 2013 Presidents Cup

HOA – Brian Deadman 92

AA Grade
Mark Vessey 91
Adam Green 87
Geoff Hay 87

A Grade
James Simpson 83
Jason Pugh 79
Graeme Carroll 76

B Grade
Sean Clarkson 76
Paul Hansen 74
Bob Birkett 73

C Grade
Gareth Blackwell 69
Mel Hoverd 69
Cam Birch 68

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The World English Sporting is on in Canada at the moment.
Links, if you are interested in following it:

Nelson Waimea Gun Club proudly presents

South Island Sporting Championship Weekend

Food and ammunition available Friday, Saturday & Sunday.. NO eftpos facilities.

Friday 4th October, Practise Day
10am to 3pm. Saturday & Sunday Entries accepted during these hours. Food and ammunition available.

Saturday 5th October, 100 tgt Trophy Shoot
Entry $70..00. 9am start.

Sunday 6th October, South Island Sporting Championships
100 tgts. Entry $80.00 + $5 optional sweeps. Includes targets @ 35c each.

Internet banking pre-payment is available – Nelson Waimea Gun Club Inc 03 0703 0491811 00 Please use your Surname and NZCTA Number as references when making payment.

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South Island Sporting Clay Shooters and Greymouth CTC proudly present:

Compak Trophy Day

Saturday November 16th.
Entry: $70
Juniors: $60:00
Lewis Class Grading’s: $15 per entry back in prize pool

S.I. Compak Championships

Sunday November 17th.
AA, A, B, C, Ladies, Juniors, Vets and Super Vets. Entry:$80:00
0900 Start
Food, refreshments available.
Fiocchi/Falcon Ammunition available for sale.
Practice open Friday afternoon courtesy Greymouth Club.
Venue: Greymouth C.T.C, Taylorville Rd, Coal Creek.
6.8 K’s from Greymouth.

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2013 Waikato Mid Winter Sporting

Mark Vessey 96

AA Grade
Brian Deadman 94
Derek Morgan 92
John Waterworth 91

A Grade
Peter Ridley 83
Lindsay Stephenson 83
Chris Gibbison 83

B Grade
Marian Whyte 85
Matt Langian 84
Brent Lawrence 83

C Grade
Lance Dickey 73
Jeff Rogerson 66
Mitchell Beddis 64

Juniors – Josh Pratt 79
Ladies – Marian Whyte 85
Veterans – Gordon MacPhee 87
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