News-Letter 2017 / 2018

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Published on: December 20, 2017

Dear Auckland Shooting Club Members!

 

The time is here again, were I am trying to remember all the happenings of the previous shooting year where we generally shoot our traditional four competitions. However, this year we also celebrated the 50 years existence of the “Swiss Farm Shooting Range”, with a shooting competition on two weekends in November.
First let’s reflect on our yearly traditional shooting championship.

The numbers are as follows:

Event Number of shooters change since previous year
Obligatorisch: 46 shooters - 9 shooters
Feldschiessen: 46 shooters - 9 shooters
Einzelwettschiessen: 31 Shooters - 9 Shooters
Swiss Abroad: 31 Shooters - 9 Shooters
Swiss Abroad Nachdoppel: 32 Shooters +13 Shooters
Completed Competitions: 31 Shooters - 9 Shooters

The club has lost further ground in membership participation, the downward trend has continued for many years, except in 2015 where we had an increase in membership. It is a worrying sign but there may be light at the horizon. I will elaborate in further detail below.

Our traditional Swiss Shooting Competitions have produced s some strong winners. Here they are:

Main Competition:

Rank Name Score Medals
1. Thomas Matysik 370 Points Winner of the gold medal &V&T Mason Trophy
2. Andrea Matysik 369 Points Winner of the silver medal
3. Henry Werffeli 364 Points Winner of the bronze medal

For years Andrea has dominated the championship only to be beaten by her brother by one point. I don’t believe that Andrea’s domination is over and believe she will return stronger in the years ahead.
Ladies Competition:

Rank Name Score
1. Andrea Matysik 369 Points
2. Anilise Fitzi 364 Points
3. Selina Storchenegger 250 Points

Congratulations to these three shooters. Anilise is a new promising shooter for Hamilton I hope she will be returning to further compete as she could be a serious contender for the top prize.

Welcome home Selina, it’s good to have you back in the team. I am sure you will do all that is possible to climb up the scoring sheet.
Junior Competition:

Rank Name Score
1. Kevin Gretener 361 Points
2. Thomas Fitzi 328 Points
3. Joshua Kaiser 320 Points

Once again, the Hamilton junior shooters have come out at the top like so many years before. Thank you for coming up with your parents and participating in a challenging weekend of shooting the complete championship. I have got to admit, it is not an easy task to complete the whole competition in just two days. Congratulations to you all. Hopefully in the upcoming year, we from the north of the Bombay Hills are able to further fine tune our skills and be a strong contending force once again.

Championship Medals Sponsors:
Peter and Andrea Matys, Thank You for donating the championship medals for the next 5 Years!

It is great to have you two as sponsors on and support our Swiss shooting traditions for years to come.
Field-Championship Medals
This year I had the pleasure to process the scoring cards for Melissa Lanz for her personalised bronze medal from the Swiss Army. Furthermore, I also processed the scoring cards from Hans Vetsch for his gold medal. Congratulations to both of you for your achievements.

To all other shooters, please check if you have 8 green cards and 8 white cards. (Anerkennungs-Karte). By now some of you will have a collection and should be eligible for a medal.

 

Working-Bee’s 
Generally, there are always the same people attending the working bees, the others have a busy lifestyle. It does however look that members prioritise their own needs first. I and my helpers would love to see a bit more comradery displayed in regard to working bees. So, to the people that have found their way to the club for working bees, I would like to wholeheartedly thank you for your commitment and help. The range and ground would not be on such a high standard without your outstanding help.

I would like to thank Ernst and Melissa for their great culinary feast they provide for every working bee.

 

Test firing or sighting in rifles:
Over the last few years some of the members have requested to test fire or sight in privately owned rifles that are not used for our traditional shooting. This request is usually made on the day on the range when I am and my helpers are eager to pack up and go home. Generally, once home my shooting weekend continues with storing and locking up shooting gear and processing scores and administration. Due to time constraints, there will be no more test-firing or sighting-in of privately owned rifles on official shooting dates. However, there will be an opportunity for test-firing or sighting-in of privately owned rifles at the end of a working bee. To make it clear: The person wanting to do the test-firing or sighting-in must have been an active participant at the working bee.

 

50-year anniversary and jubilee shoot:
Right from the start of 2017 some of the shooters have started to put our thoughts together on how to celebrate the Auckland Swiss Club Farm 50th year of existence.

We put a lot of time into the planning the day. A massive thank you goes out to Sandra Hess and her crew, they have done an absolutely awesome job in planning and organising the day. Also, a great thank you to Peter Deutsche for his wide variety from official administration and the all-important link to the Swiss Embassy in Wellington. His thoughts and input really smoothened the organisation on the day. Another great supporter has been Ernst Lanz being the coordinator between the shooting side and the day activities, furthermore he too was at the forefront helping for a smooth operation on the days of the jubilee shoot. I also would like to thank other helpers on the day, especially the Kaiser Family, the Blaser Family, Andre Belami, Steyn Kruger, Daniel Wiederkehr and Peter Matyis and my administration team: Erika Lanz, Selina Storchenegger and Jennifer Kaiser. It was a awesome and great team effort by everyone.
Part of involvment was in finding sponsors from as far as Switzerland. For a month, I have written to various companies and kindly asked for the donation of merchandise, vouchers or for over the counter products that the companies where well known for. Our main Swiss Sponsor was: Victorynox with pocket knifes worth $2500.-.  Other companies that donated goods were: Truttman Shootingsport, Swiss-Cheese association, Grunig-Elmiger Sportsrifles, Ballenberg openair museum. Our New-Zealand sponsors were: Hans and Sylvia Enzler, Heidi Müller and Kembler Plumbing products. A massive Thank-You for your great support. Another donation came from my brother in law and my sister in Switzerland which generously send all the accumulated donation to New-Zealand.

We had a great turnout of new shooters with some really noticeable scores.

We hope they return next year to compete in our regular competitions and improve their overall shooting skills.

There were 17 junior participants:

Rank Name Score
1. Daniel Bublitz 80 Points
2. Joshua Kaiser 76 Points
3. Kathrine Haque 75 Points

There were 15 female participants:

Rank Name Score
1. Selina Storchenegger 91.1Points
2. Alethea Bünter 82.1 Points
3. Melissa Lanz 79 Points

There were 27 participants in the male category 

Rank Name Score
1. Andy Guet 94.1 Points
2. Gaudenz Gisler 89 Points
3. Caleb Rosamond 86.3 Points

Looking ahead to shooting season 2018 and beyond:
The “Any Sights-Any Rifle” competition is buried and will no longer able to be continued, as dedicated helpers were hard to be found, personally I feel it would not be fair to put the already dedicated helpers under more attendance and helping pressure.

Presently we are in discussion to open up the range to other interested shooters. They would be competing alongside us in two different categories (open sights and telescopic sights) but will be using their own rifle and their own ammunition, shooting the same program as we already do.

Therefore, the shooting weekends will be again Saturday and Sunday, total numbers of shooting weekends will be 5 including the Hamilton-Weekend.
In June 2018, I will be traveling to Switzerland to participate in a shooting event in Weiningen where I grew up. If anyone is interested in joining then please let me know, this is a very unique and truly Swiss experience and I get plenty of enjoyment from attending.
The next big shooting competition based in Switzerland will be happening in 2020, it is now time to put the planning into motion. Please let me know if you are interested in travelling to Switzerland to participate with our New-Zealand team. We need to find the right selection of rifle to use, as shooting off sandbags is not permitted except if the shooter is 60 years or older in the year of participation.

Participation in Switzerland also means training; therefore, I will organise training days as soon as I know the course of fire. Last time we met about 10 times to fine tune position, aiming, trigger control and releasing the shot.

Shooting dates for 2018 are as follow:

  • 24 & 25 February:  Obligatorisch
  • 24 & 25 March:      Feldschiessen
  • 28 & 29 April:        Einzelwettschiessen
  • 26 & 27 May:        Hamilton Day (Only for Swiss-Shooters from south of the Bombay’s)
  • 09 & 10 June:       Swiss Abroad Competition

All shooting starts at 10 am
Wishing you all: A Merry Christmas and a Happy New-Year 

Riflemaster of the Auckland Swiss Club: Henry Werffeli

Shooting Results Final 2017

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Published on: November 14, 2017
NO NAME Y.O.B OBLIG FEILD EINZEL AUSLAND GRAND TOTAL
1 MATYSIK, THOMAS 1982 77 64 138 91 370
2 MATYSIK ANDREA 1984 75 67 133 94 369
3 WERFFELI, HENRY 1957 76 65 133 90 364
4 FITZI ANILISE 1996 77 59 140 88 364
5 GRETENER KEVIN 1997 77 61 130 93 361
6 LANZ ERNST 1955 76 65 132 86 359
7 RUST PETER 1967 73 66 131 89 359
8 DEUTSCHLE PETER 1948 71 60 131 93 355
9 EPP BRUNO 1980 78 60 128 89 355
10 RAHM THOMAS 1968 77 61 129 86 353
11 WIEDERKEHR DANIEL 1973 77 60 128 88 353
12 STORCHENEGGER SELINA 1990 69 56 137 88 350
13 KRUGER STEYN 1984 80 60 131 78 349
14 GRETENER PETER 1963 69 64 136 78 347
15 BUNTER MICHAEL 1968 74 66 121 82 343
16 KAISER NEIL 1970 72 63 122 82 339
17 PAGE, CYNTHIA 1940 69 56 126 87 338
18 LANZ ERIKA 1969 70 65 112 88 335
19 TORRESAN GIOVANNI 1967 66 61 122 85 334
20 MASON, TERRY 1936 69 57 126 81 333
21 VETSCH, HANS 1952 70 61 116 82 329
22 ZUBER WALTER 1950 72 58 110 88 328
23 FITZI THOMAS 1999 62 61 121 84 328
24 HOCHSTRASSER TATIANA 1976 66 58 120 83 327
25 BELAMI ANDRE 1957 48 62 130 86 326
26 FITZI MARTIN 1995 73 63 114 76 326
27 RUST DANIEL 1994 66 57 122 78 323
28 KAISER JOSHUA 2002 76 55 117 72 320
29 LANZ MELISSA 1957 66 52 106 81 305
30 MATYSIK, HEINZ 1942 64 48 108 84 304
31 ITEN LILLIAN 1965 56 56 95 63 270
32 KAUFMANN RAFAEL 1987 69 68 137
33 KAUFMANN DANIEL 1978 71 65 136
34 MATHIS PETER 1972 75 59 134
35 KAUFMANN MARLENE 1982 68 63 131
36 BELAMI-VINE LORRAINE 1960 72 58 130
37 SCHEIDEGGER FRITZ 1945 65 55 120
42 LANZ MARCEL 1996 65 55 120
43 WONG LUISA 1979 64 55 119
44 BUNTER ALETHEA 1974 65 48 113
45 KAISER JENNIFER 2004 64 46 110
46 BODENBURG RETO 1968 49 48 97

Shooting Results Final 2016

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Published on: April 21, 2017
NO NAME Y.O.B OBLIG FEILD EINZEL AUSLAND GRAND TOTAL
1 MATYSIK ANDREA 1984 80 67 133 92 372
2 WERFFELI, HENRY 1957 78 64 138 91 371
3 LANZ ERNST 1955 82 64 125 93 364
4 HOFER ULRICH 1963 76 61 135 91 363
5 KRUGER STEYNN 1984 76 66 134 85 361
6 GRETENER KEVIN 1997 75 62 135 88 360
7 KAISER NEIL 1970 74 65 136 84 359
8 EPP BRUNO 1980 72 64 132 90 358
9 RUEGGER MARKUS 1978 79 59 131 88 357
10 GRETENER PETER 1963 75 67 128 86 356
11 DEUTSCHLE PETER 1948 78 58 130 87 353
12 FRISCHKNECHT, ROBERT 1949 72 60 127 94 353
13 TORRESAN GIOVANNI 1967 71 62 136 84 353
14 MATYSIK, THOMAS 1982 78 61 129 83 351
15 MORGENTHALER FRANZ 1961 69 63 129 89 350
16 MATYSIK, HEINZ 1942 69 56 131 91 347
17 VETSCH, HANS 1952 70 58 133 85 346
18 LA'MONICA SIMON 1981 60 66 131 85 342
19 MORGENTHALER PHILLIP 1996 69 61 128 84 342
20 BUNTER MICHAEL 1968 69 66 126 79 340
21 WIEDERKEHR DANIEL 1973 74 59 126 81 340
22 MASON, TERRY 1936 71 60 125 83 339
23 FORGIE GARY 1967 71 58 131 79 339
24 ITEN LILLIAN 1965 70 63 124 78 335
25 BELAMI ANDRE 1957 72 60 119 83 334
26 WERFFELI SAMANTHA 2000 74 60 117 82 333
27 GORDON IAN 1959 74 58 120 80 332
28 RAHM THOMAS 1968 67 52 120 90 329
29 KAISER JOSHUA 2002 74 55 122 78 329
30 PAGE, CYNTHIA 1940 62 60 122 84 328
31 HOCHSTRASSER TATIANA 1976 67 56 121 84 328
32 RUSSENBERGER GEORGE 1967 71 55 115 83 324
33 ZUBER WALTER 1950 74 60 102 85 321
34 DEUTSCHLE ANDREW 1987 76 60 101 82 319
35 FITZI MARTIN 1995 59 47 116 90 312
36 MEIER MARCEL 1977 63 51 117 70 301
37 LIBISZEWSKI STEFAN 1992 56 48 127 70 301
38 BELAMI-VINE LORRAINE 1960 74 54 98 74 300
39 LANZ MELISSA 1957 67 59 96 74 296
40 HURSCHLER MATTHIAS 1995 67 48 109 61 285
41 DEUTSCHLE OLIVER 1989 73 64 137
42 FISCHER ANDREA 75 60 135
43 LANZ LUKAS 1969 70 64 134
44 SCHEIDEGGER FRITZ 1945 77 56 133
45 FISCHER SIMON 1962 69 63 132
46 BESKID MARTIN 1977 73 59 132
47 SHERRY JONNY 1965 72 57 129
48 SHERRY PATRICIA 1968 69 59 128
49 FISCHER DOUGAL 2000 68 55 123
50 SADOWSKI JOSCHU 1988 65 57 122
51 ZIRN MARTIN 1990 64 58 122
52 BUNTER ALETHEA 1974 65 56 121
53 FISCHER MORAG 1961 56 45 101
54 FISCHER HAMISH 2001 51 47 98
55 PAGE DAVID 1929 47 36 83

ASAR 2015 Results

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Published on: November 24, 2015

The ASAR Results are now available in PDF format.

ASAR 2015 Results

Swiss Shooting Results 2015

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Published on: September 18, 2015
NO NAME Y.O.B OBLIG FEILD EINZEL AUSLAND GRAND TOTAL
1 MATYSIK ANDREA 1984 81 68 135 89 373
2 FITZI MARTIN 1995 82 69 130 92 373
3 LANZ ERNST 1955 74 65 136 87 362
4 COOPER-FL‹HLER PAUL 1960 77 63 132 87 359
5 KAISER NEIL 1970 78 62 131 88 359
6 STORCHENEGGER OTHMAR 1954 77 65 127 87 356
7 WERFFELI, HENRY 1957 75 61 131 89 356
8 MORGENTHALER FRANZ 1961 76 66 123 87 352
9 TORRESAN GIOVANNI 1967 78 54 132 88 352
10 LANZ ERIKA 1969 69 56 134 93 352
11 MATYSIK, THOMAS 1982 72 59 132 89 352
12 VETSCH, HANS 1952 71 63 129 88 351
13 LANZ MARCEL 1996 72 68 127 83 350
14 GRETENER KEVIN 1997 77 57 126 90 350
15 FORGIE GARY 1967 74 62 124 87 347
16 LANZ MELISSA 1957 75 56 124 88 343
17 COOPER-FL‹HLER NADIA 1987 75 59 121 88 343
18 GRETENER PETER 1963 72 61 118 91 342
19 WERFFELI SAMANTHA 2000 76 61 118 84 339
20 WIEDERKEHR DANIEL 1973 72 60 119 87 338
21 EPP BRUNO 1980 75 60 118 85 338
22 KAISER MATHEW 1997 78 62 114 84 338
23 PAGE, CYNTHIA 1940 72 58 125 82 337
24 FRISCHKNECHT, ROBERT 1949 72 64 110 91 337
25 BELAMI ANDRE 1957 69 61 124 82 336
26 MATYSIK, HEINZ 1942 65 63 127 79 334
27 FITZI DAVID 1963 76 56 113 86 331
28 HOFER ULRICH 1963 73 65 111 81 330
29 ZUBER WALTER 1950 70 55 116 88 329
30 PAGE DAVID 1929 65 54 122 82 323
31 SCHEIDEGGER FRITZ 1945 64 62 111 80 31
32 FITZI THOMAS 1999 72 57 102 86 317
33 HARDEGGER PIUS 1981 71 56 114 74 315
34 SCHELLENBERG DANIEL 1988 62 56 79 116 313
35 MEIER MARCEL 1977 64 61 105 82 312
36 STEVANON ADRIAN 1983 70 56 106 77 309
37 RAHM THOMAS 1968 71 62 103 72 308
38 BELAMI-VINE LORRAINE 1960 75 56 64 108 303
39 MASON, TERRY 1936 67 51 103 79 300
40 BESKID-JUNG ALEXANDRA 1979 59 56 118 67 300
41 HURSCHLER MATTHIAS 1995 57 58 108 77 300
42 KAISER JOSHUA 2002 66 61 107 65 299
43 STEVANON WILHELM 1948 66 59 99 73 297
44 GUTMANN-BOLLINGER SIMON 1961 71 58 93 66 288
45 COOPER-FL‹HLER BELINDA 1960 68 56 86 74 284
46 RUSSENBERGER GEORGE 1967 63 53 95 70 281
47 BOLLINGER SHAUN 2000 54 58 89 66 267
48 BUNTER MICHAEL 1968 71 67 138
49 BICHLER DARYL 1973 77 60 137
50 ABPLANALP MELCHIOR 1940 71 64 135
51 LA'MONICA SIMON 1981 68 62 130
52 SPEED ANDREW 1957 67 62 129
53 BESKID MARTIN 1977 69 54 123
54 SCHELLENBERG JEAN-C 1945 63 55 118
55 SCHELLENBERG BEN 1989 59 53 112
56 BUNTER ALETHEA 1974 43 38 81
57 NEUHAUS LAETITIA 48 28 76

Swiss Shooting Results 2014

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Published on: September 18, 2015
NO NAME Y.O.B OBLIG FEILD EINZEL AUSLAND GRAND TOTAL
1 MATYSIK ANDREA 1984 78 68 132 97 375
2 LANZ MARCEL 1996 80 68 137 89 374
3 WERFFELI, HENRY 1957 80 65 131 88 364
4 STORCHENEGGER SELINA 1990 78 66 133 87 364
5 ZUBER WALTER 1950 74 66 126 97 363
6 KRUEGER STEYN 1984 81 67 130 85 363
7 MORGENTHALER PHILIP 1996 76 61 132 94 363
8 FITZI MARTIN 1995 68 63 139 92 362
9 GRETENER PETER 1963 75 64 133 89 361
10 LANZ ERNST 1955 77 68 129 83 357
11 STORCHENEGGER OTHMAR 1954 76 61 129 89 355
12 MORGENTHALER FRANZ 1961 75 65 125 90 355
13 KAISER MATHEW 1997 70 61 132 91 354
14 FITZI DAVID 1963 75 63 129 86 353
15 MATYSIK, THOMAS 1982 80 58 127 88 353
16 PAGE, CYNTHIA 1940 74 57 136 84 351
17 RAHM THOMAS 1968 76 66 120 86 348
18 VETSCH, HANS 1952 69 64 127 85 345
19 HOFER ULRICH 1963 68 57 130 88 343
20 EPP BRUNO 1980 73 57 129 84 343
21 KAISER NEIL 1970 76 61 122 81 340
22 LANZ MELISSA 1957 65 58 129 87 339
23 FRISCHKNECHT, ROBERT 1949 75 63 121 79 338
24 BESKID MARTIN 1977 65 61 128 84 338
25 SPEED ANDREW 1957 77 59 118 83 337
26 BELAMI-VINE LORRAIN 1960 72 59 112 93 336
27 MASON, TERRY 1936 68 59 121 85 333
28 BICHLER DARYL 1973 73 61 119 76 329
29 BESKID-JUNG ALEXANDRA 1979 56 59 135 79 329
30 BELAMI ANDRE 1957 79 63 125 61 328
31 FITZI THOMAS 1999 69 61 117 79 326
32 WINTERTON ARTHUR 1949 59 59 129 77 324
33 GRETENER KEVIN 1997 74 63 105 80 322
34 MATYSIK, HEINZ 1942 63 58 108 84 313
35 SCHEIDEGGER FRITZ 1945 66 59 104 83 312
36 RUSSENBERGER GEORGE 1967 65 58 108 76 307
37 WIEDERKEHR DANIEL 1973 68 66 103 69 306
38 LANZ ERIKA 1969 61 47 90 84 282
39 KAISER JOSHUA 2002 46 39 107 70 262
40 SHEERY JONNY 1965 77 64 141
41 WERFFELI ORLANDO 1992 74 67 141
42 HUBER JENNIFER 1977 64 59 123
43 HOWES GEORGE 1993 66 56 122
44 SHEERY PATRICIA 1968 51 46 97
45 WYSS SABINE 1984 57 24 81

Schuetzenfest 2015

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Published on: June 28, 2015

Great news from our team in Switzerland.

Our Riflemaster Henry Werffeli got 3rd place in the Sport Rifle competition and the team got a 6th place.

 

Well done.

 

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Any Sight Any Rifle 2014

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Published on: November 10, 2014

Any Sights any Rifle Results 2014

 

Final Shooting Results – Year End 2013

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Published on: December 28, 2013
NO NAME Y.O.B OBLIG FEILD EINZEL AUSLAND GRAND TOTAL
1 FRISCHKNECHT, ROBERT 1949 79 67 142 90 378
2 FITZI DAVID 1963 78 67 141 92 378
3 WERFFELI,  HENRY 1957 79 66 134 96 375
4 LANZ MELISSA 1957 75 63 135 95 368
5 VETSCH,  HANS 1952 78 69 128 91 366
6 MORGENTHALER FRANZ 1961 77 65 133 88 363
7 NEUBAUER CHRISTIAN 1973 80 65 128 90 363
8 MATYSIK, THOMAS 1982 74 66 134 89 363
9 KRUEGER STEYN 1984 77 61 133 84 355
10 EPP BRUNO 1980 79 61 127 86 353
11 RUEDI MARCEL 1950 74 62 127 88 351
12 LANZ ERNST 1955 68 65 127 88 348
13 FITZI MARTIN 1995 78 61 121 87 347
14 LANZ ERIKA 1969 68 61 128 88 345
15 BESKID MARTIN 1977 74 63 127 78 342
16 BESKID-JUNG ALEXANDRA 1979 69 59 127 86 341
17 WINTERTON  ARTHUR 1949 66 56 126 92 340
18 STEVANON WILHELM 1948 70 60 115 94 339
19 RUSSENBERGER GEORGE 1967 72 62 124 81 339
20 SCHEIDEGGER FRITZ 1945 64 58 126 87 335
21 KAISER NEIL 1970 66 58 136 75 335
22 BELAMI-VINE LORRAIN 1960 75 60 115 84 334
23 WIEDERKEHR DANIEL 1973 74 62 121 77 334
24 GRETENER KEVIN 1997 71 63 119 81 334
25 MATYSIK,  HEINZ 1942 70 58 111 92 331
26 ZUBER WALTER 1950 69 53 119 88 329
27 BLASER ADRIAN 1972 70 56 115 88 329
28 STEVANON ADRIAN 1983 68 61 118 82 329
29 PAGE, CYNTHIA 1940 70 56 113 89 328
30 SPEED ANDREW 1957 71 64 116 76 327
31 STORCHENEGGER SELINA 1990 66 56 119 86 327
32 GRETENER PETER 1963 72 58 123 73 326
33 KAISER MATHEW 1997 70 63 108 84 325
34 BICHLER DARYL 1973 71 63 103 85 322
35 FITZI THOMAS 1999 70 59 105 71 305
36 GRETENER DAVID 1994 60 59 102 78 299
37 HURSCHLER MATTHIAS 1995 66 49 105 71 291
38 SCHELLENBERGT DANIEL 1988 66 56 110 56 288
39 BELAMI ANDRE 1957 67 46 82 49 244
40 PAGE DAVID 1929 46 45 88 55 234
41 STORCHENEGGER OTHMAR 1954 74 65 78 217
42 STRUEBI JULIAN 1985 43 43 77 43 206
43 MEISEL PATRICK 1997 77 68 145
44 WITTWER BLASER PIA 1973 77 65 142
45 WYSS-KNOWLES GREG 1983 74 67 141
46 MASON, TERRY 1936 73 62 135
47 ABPLANALP MELCHIOR 1940 73 61 134
48 NEUENSCHWANDER JOHN 1993 74 60 134
49 MEISEL MARTIN 1961 69 59 128
50 BICHLER-WILKINSON JOANNE 1989 68 60 128
51 - - 1993 67 56 123
52 SCHELLENBERG BEN 1989 66 56 122
53 NEUENSCHWANDER  IRA 1993 65 56 121
54 WYSS SABINE 1984 56 46 102

News-Letter 2013 / 2014

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Published on: December 28, 2013

Dear Auckland Shooting Club Members!

Once again it is time to reflect on the past shooting season and put the findings and thoughts on paper. The Auckland Swiss Club’s shooting Section Membership presents itself as following:

Section Number of Shooters Difference
Obligatorisch 54 Shooters -/+Shooters
Feldschiessen 54 Shooters -/+ Shooter
Einzelwettschiessen 44 Shooters -2 Shooters
Swiss Abroad 44 Shooters -3 Shooters
Swiss Abroad Nachdoppel 44 Shooters -30 Shooters
Completed Competitions 44 Shooters -3 Shooters

Obligatorisch and Feldschiessen participation have stayed at the same as last year. There is a slight drop in the other 2 completion. The big decrease came in the Nachdoppel Competition. It may just been time available that not more have been shoot. I use the Nachdoppel opportunity as good and competitive training exercise. The medal count on this competition is entirely calculated on participation but not on scored points. With 30 competitions less than last year there will be about 10 medals less to hand out.

Our traditionally Swiss Shooting Competition also produces winners. Here they are:

Main Competition:

Rank Name Score Trophies
1 Robert Frischknecht 378 points Winner of Gold Medal & V+T Mason Trophy
2 David Fitzi 378 Points Winner of the Silver Medal
3 Henry Werffeli 375 Points Winner of the Bronze Medal

Since the competition format has changed in 2008, the 2013 is the 3.highest final score. As you can see the first 2 position could only be separated by age. I am sorry to say it is a Swiss ruling and not made up by me. I have found myself in the very same position many times when I was still shooting in Switzerland……I used to say: “Too young to win”.

Lady’s Competition:

Rank Name Score Trophies
1 Melissa Lanz 368 Points Winner of the Lady's Trophy
2 Erika Lanz 345 Points
3 Alexandra Beskid 341Points

Melissa’s Score is 2 points up from the Lady’s winner of last year. In actual fact it is the 2. highest Score since the new championship format in 2009

Junior Competition:

Rank Name Score Trophies
1 Martin Fitzi 347 Points Winner of H.&H. Leuenbergers's Junior Trophy's
2 Kevin Gretener 334 Points
3 Mathew Kaiser 325 Points

All 3 top junior shooters scored lower than last year winners. However Kevin Gretener increased his personal score by 12 points. Well done.

Summary:

Scoring this year was down again. Our submitted medium club result is quite down from last year’s. I actually recalculated it twice over to make sure that I got it right. The 2013 shooting season has been marked by some noticeable changes. The first time in the clubs history there was more GP90 ammunition used than the GP11, mainly due to the fact that more and more privately own PE90 are used by club members.

Any Sights Any Rifle:

Any Sights any Rifle had its first entrants in 1998. Over the years we have had a steady increase in participant’s numbers. Due to the numbers of participants of last year Daniel and I decided that we would like to further modernize and mainstream this event. With the help of David Latham we created an online booking system which works a treat. We have also extended the 2 weekend competition to a 3 weekend event. After all the powder smoke has settled it was time to go over the books and reflect.

Total Competition shoot =206

Top Score: 1. Shane Willis: 200.11, (New Range Record) 2. Suzy McCall 200.09. Over the 3 weekends I have seen some very high scoring. The first 14 position had a score of 196 points and more. You can check the Any Sight, Any Rifle, scoring list or the traditional Swiss Shooting Championship on the Auckland Swiss Club Web-Site, Subfolder “Shooting”.

Nominated Points and Round Robin (knock out) Competition and the Round-Robin-Shooting Competition

Both competitions have been canceled due to the third “Any Sight Any Rifle” weekend. I also felled that I wanted to give our neighbors a break from the shooting noise. Some of you will be aware that some rifle range related question has been asked by some of our neighbors which I would like to address in the near future.

Field-Championship Medal

This year I have processed the cards of Fritz Scheidegger, Arthur Winterton and Geroge Russenberger. Shortly they will receive their bronze medal for their efforts. Congratulations! For all the other long time members of the shooting section, just have a look – if you have 8 white and 8 green cards hand them in to me and I will send them to Switzerland next time.

Working Bee’s

There will be one if not two working bees coming up. Firstly we need to re-face all the targets. Further I would like to do some work at the shooting hut in regards to noise and sound pollution. I was able to get hold of some free acoustic rated product and would like to insulate the roof space of the shooting hut.

Loraine, Daniel, Andre, and myself have measured noise level during a shooting exercise in and about the shooting range as well down by the neighbors. Findings: Noise levels are still below of what the Riverhead Deerstalkers range has to maintain. The noise level inside the hut was between 125-135 decibels, down at the neighbors the readings were between 42-45 decibels. Luckily I also have one of our club members taking an active interest and helping out and making suggestions. Thank you Neil!

Clarification of the use of a .223 Rifle used by other than Junior or Lady Shooters.

History:

Originally the .223 rifles were introduced for our junior and lady shooters to take part in the Swiss Shooting Competition as handling the karabiner was too unfamiliar to them and as a result they would not take part or were severely handicapped.

Part of my job as Riflemaster is also to promote our National shooting sport. Therefore we built the .223 rifle to give junior and lady shooters a chance to take part in our Swiss Shooting competition. It also gives junior and lady shooters a fair chance to compete with us, the more accomplish shooters.

Present Situation:

Over the years the .223 rifles have been increasingly used by other than junior and lady shooters.

This has created an unfair advantage to those shooters over the ones using the karabiner

Previously I did not see a problem giving the .223 rifle to a less accomplished shooter.

However the situation has now changed and therefore the ruling on the .223 rifle needs to be clarified.

Clarification of ruling:

As of the shooting season 2014 the following rules will apply when the .223 rifle is used by other than junior and lady shooters.

  • Junior and Lady Shooters will always have priority on the use of the .223 rifle.

  • Any non Junior and Lady Shooters will be exempt from being recipients of any Interclub Championship Medal or Championship Trophy if they shoot with a .223 rifle.

  • The scores will still be recorded and processed as normal for all non junior and lady shooters that are using the .223 and will still receive the medals and scoring cards awarded by the Swiss Shooting Federation.

 

PE90

We are still no further with the club owned P90, mainly to the wording of the rules of semi automatic rifles. Strictly speaking one can only shoot a semiautomatic rifle that has his or her name registered to that rifle. I also have a understanding from further up the line that a other shooter could use a privately owned rifle as long the owner is coaching the shooter and is not more than one meter away from the rifle. Please note non registered shooters are not permitted to carry the rifle to and from the shooting position. This rule will be strictly enforced.

The club has entered a tricky situation were rifles are privately owned but not club owned which will restrict some shooters. These rifles naturally carry a big price tag till they are finally here and not all the new owners will freely let them to be used by others, which is quite understandable.

Eidgenoessisches Schuetzenfest 2015: Raron/Visp,Wallis, Switzerland.

Date 11.06.1-12.7.14, Swiss Abroad Day: 27.June 2014

Yes, the big one is coming up and it is time that we get organized. It will be held in the beautiful Rhone Valley on an old army airport in Switzerland.

Anyone interested please let me know of your intension early as quite a lot has to be organized.

I will be organizing a training program for you to attend. (Mandatory! Henry’s Law) You would also need to book for the accommodation as I have only limited space available at my Sisters and Brother in laws holiday home in Buerchen. Right in the centre of that village is a nice sport hotel mainly used by the winter sport enthusiast. I think that this could be quite a good option as usually hotel beds are rare closed to the shooting centre. Looking forward to hear from you!

Thank You!

I would like to extend a big: “THANK YOU” to all the help I have received from you on the day on the range over the past shooting season. I could not have done it without you all.

I especially would like to mention a non shooter and thank him for the endless hours he has put into the new online booking system. I think that you have created an outstanding online booking system.

Thank You! David.

Shooting Dates for 2013 are as follow:

Competition Name Dates
Obligatorisch Competition 15 + 16 February
Feldschiessen Competition 15 + 16 March
Einzelwettschiesen 12 + 13 April
Hamilton Day 24 + 25 May
Swiss Abroad Competition 14+ 15 June
Any Sights Any Rifle Competition 20+ 21 September 1.Weekend
Any Sights Any Rifle Competition 11 + 12 October 2. Weekend
Any Sights Any Rifle Competition 01 + 02 November 3. Weekend
Round Robin Competition 22. November

To all of you and your family, on behalf of the Auckland Swiss Shooting Club, I wish you all a Wonderful and Prosperous 2013

Riflemaster of the Auckland Swiss Club: Henry Werffeli

NEWSFLASH:

Round Robin Competition will now be conducted on the: Saturday the 18.01.2014, starting 10am

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