Big business comes to smallbore rifle range


Smallbore rookie business teams are taking to the rifle range in an effort to improve their skill and create friendly competition.

Nine teams from around the region are competing in the competition which takes place every Thursday for five weeks.

This is the fourth year the Business League has been held and club secretary Lyn Baigent says the competition has been very successful.

She says a lot of people get into the sport through the business league and really start to improve their score.

“We hope some of the clubs pick up some people from here.”

The competition is now in it’s fourth week with the finals taking place next week.

Anne Hermon, who competed in the four person King Salmon team, says she couldn’t believe how much she has learned.

“My score was 25 when I started, now it’s 75. I’ve really improved.”

Team mate, Jacob Davis, says it was harder than he expected.

“Most of us are first timers, it’s about seeing how good your eyes are.”

During the night each of the four team members get to shoot at one card and the scores are totalled from each team.

There are prizes each night followed by a supper. The trophy winner will be announced at next week’s final.

There are three teams competing from Opus, two from King Salmon as well as a single team from Stoke Vets, Meat Solutions, Tasman Sparkies and Waimea West Joinery.