National Junior Challenge proves challenging

14 July 2019 - Springvale and Little River

[ Junior Sports Shooting ]

The Springvale and Little River ranges in Melbourne were the venues for the 2019 SSAA National Junior Challenge. A total of 35 eager youngsters ably supported by the Springvale Youth Training Scheme range officers and coaches braved the elements over three days of competition.

Friday opened with the 3-Positional competition at Springvale and despite heavy rain the competitors managed to put together some impressive scores. SSAA Eagle Park at Little River hosted day two of the Challenge, youngsters shooting Rifle Metallic Silhouette over 50m, an icy south wind making conditions especially challenging with the scheduled 80-shot match eventually reduced to 60. Everyone was happy to head indoors on Saturday evening for a warming dinner and entertaining trivia quiz.

The harsh weather abated somewhat on Sunday with competitors enjoying more favourable Springvale conditions for the Field Rifle discipline. Organisers send their thanks to all competitors, range officers, coaches, parents and supporters for their contribution to a most enjoyable competition for all concerned. See attached for full results.

Neale Johnson-Tidey, SSAA Victoria

SSAA National Junior Challenge 12-14 July 2019, Springvale and Little River, VIC

Name State Age Group 3P Ranking RMS Ranking Field Rifle Ranking Total Ranking 3 Gun Ranking
Jessica Hollitt SA <15 2 1 1 4 1st
Kyle Noack SA <15 1 2 4 7 2nd
Charlotte Pearson VIC <15 3 3 3 9 3rd
Wave Lambert VIC <15 4 4 6 14  
Will Bishop VIC <15 11 6 2 19  
Ethan Porter NSW <15 6 9 7 22  
Hayley McPherson VIC <15 9 8 5 22  
Annamieke Brown ACT <15 7 10 8 25  
Lachlan Walton VIC <15 8 5 DNS    
Niamh Little VIC <15 5 DNS 9    
Emma Payne VIC <15 10 7 DNS    
   
Nicole Worthley SA <18 1 3 2 6 1st
Sabrina Chessor NSW <18 2 4 3 9 2nd
Robert Milton VIC <18 3 9 1 13 3rd
April Buttress VIC <18 5 5 6 16  
William Olufson QLD <18 11 2 5 18  
Aiden Wells ACT <18 6 6 7 19  
Mia Hourigan ACT <18 4 12 4 20  
Casey Pratt ACT <18 9 1 13 23  
Owen Kelly ACT <18 7 15 8 30  
Matthew Redpath ACT <18 14 11 10 35  
Jade McBride VIC <18 10 14 12 36  
Xavier Roanes NT <18 17 8 11 36  
Angus Williams NT <18 8 13 16 37  
Blake Sutton VIC <18 16 7 14 37  
Annabelle Meriton VIC <18 12 19 9 40  
Arwen Porter NSW <18 13 10 17 40  
Jack Sutton VIC <18 18 17 15 50  
Jett Thompson ACT <18 15 20 19 54  
Liberty Thompson ACT <18 20 16 18 54  
Kylie Handley VIC <18 19 18 20 57  

3 Position 12th July 2019, SSAA Springvale Range

Name State Age Group Prone Offhand Sitting Total Score Place
Kyle Noack SA <15 157.1 133.1 167 457.2 1st
Jessica Hollitt SA <15 143.1 112.1 180.1 435.3 2nd
Charlotte Pearson VIC <15 132 112 165.2 409.2 3rd
Wave Lambert VIC <15 114 56 157 327  
Niamh Little VIC <15 130 48 138 316  
Ethan Porter NSW <15 133.1 38 120 291.1  
Annamieke Brown ACT <15 90 51.1 146 287.1  
Lachlan Walton VIC <15 114.1 38 133.1 285.2  
Hayley McPherson VIC <15 123 26 123.3 272.3  
Emma Payne VIC <15 105 38 129.1 272.1  
Will Bishop VIC <15 50 62 127 239  
               
               
Nicole Worthley SA <18 180.1 167.1 192.5 539.7 1st
Sabrina Chessor NSW <18 170.1 151 190 511.1 2nd
Robert Milton VIC <18 163.1 151 187.3 501.4 3rd
Mia Hourigan ACT <18 169.1 142 185.4 496.5  
April Buttress VIC <18 177 130 181.1 488.1  
Aiden Wells ACT <18 157 138.1 162 457.1  
Owen Kelly ACT <18 157 128 167.1 452.1  
Angus Williams NT <18 165.2 132 151 448.2  
Casey Pratt ACT <18 153.1 127.1 167 447.2  
Jade McBride VIC <18 167 95.1 173.2 435.3  
William Olufson QLD <18 163 129 133 425  
Annabelle Meriton VIC <18 165.1 78 176.2 419.3  
Arwen Porter NSW <18 152 78 188.2 418.2  
Matthew Redpath ACT <18 139 109 164 412  
Jett Thompson ACT <18 128 102 153.1 383.1  
Blake Sutton VIC <18 158 59 162.1 379.1  
Xavier Roanes NT <18 127 102 147 376  
Jack Sutton VIC <18 124 79 138 341  
Kylie Handley VIC <18 129 70 83.1 282.1  
Liberty Thompson ACT <18 127.1 34 101.1 262.2  

Field Rifle 14th July 2019, SSAA Springvale Range

Name State Age Group Rapid Fire Offhand Standing Post Sitting Post Total Place
Jessica Hollitt SA <15 75.1 89.1 92 96.1 352.3 1st
Will Bishop VIC <15 86.2 83 83 92 344.2 2nd
Charlotte Pearson VIC <15 64 91 92.2 94 341.2 3rd
Kyle Noack SA <15 66 88 87.1 90.2 331.3  
Hayley McPherson VIC <15 73 70 82.1 81.1 306.2  
Wave Lambert VIC <15 69 45 82 78 274  
Ethan Porter NSW <15 40 58 58 86 242  
Annamieke Brown ACT <15 25 66 60.1 88 239.1  
Niamh Little VIC <15 25 39 78.1 79 221.1  
                 
Robert Milton VIC <18 90.1 95.3 92 96.2 373.6 1st
Nicole Worthley SA <18 92 93.1 92 95 372.1 2nd
Sabrina Chessor NSW <18 92 91 93.1 94.2 370.3 3rd
Mia Hourigan ACT <18 86.1 94 95.2 93.2 368.5  
William Olufson QLD <18 88 86.2 95 91 360.2  
April Buttress VIC <18 83 88 89 94.1 354.1  
Aiden Wells ACT <18 92.2 91.1 87 83 353.3  
Owen Kelly ACT <18 78 88 92.1 92 350.1  
Annabelle Meriton VIC <18 84.1 88.2 82 89 343.3  
Matthew Redpath ACT <18 81 81 88 85 335  
Xavier Roanes NT <18 83 86.1 90.1 75 334.2  
Jade McBride VIC <18 64 83.2 91.1 93 331.3  
Casey Pratt ACT <18 80 83 84.1 84 331.1  
Blake Sutton VIC <18 79 74 76 93 322  
Jack Sutton VIC <18 72 71 80 90.2 313.2  
Angus Williams NT <18 78 83 61 83 305  
Arwen Porter NSW <18 38 79 88 84.2 289.2  
Liberty Thompson ACT <18 67 82 69 61.1 279.1  
Jett Thompson ACT <18 37 71 80 84 272  
Kylie Handley VIC <18 69 57 68 47 241  

Rifle Metallic Silhouette 13th July 2019, SSAA Eagle Park Range

Name   Age Group Chickens Pigs Turkeys Rams   Round 1 Total Round 2 Total Aggregate Total Place
      Round 1: 40 Shots   *Round 2: * 20 shots Round 1: 40 Shots   *Round 2: * 20 shots Round 1: 40 Shots   *Round 2: * 20 shots Round 1: 40 Shots   *Round 2: * 20 shots 40 shots 20 Shots    
Jessica Hollitt SA <15 5 3 4 3 6 2 3 1 18 9 27 1st **
Kyle Noack SA <15 1 4 4 3 5 3 3 4 13 14 27 2nd
Charlotte Pearson VIC <15 4 3 7 2 2 1 5 1 18 7 25 3rd
Wave Lambert VIC <15 1 1 5 0 1 0 2 1 9 2 11  
Lachlan Walton VIC <15 2 1 3 1 0 1 2 0 7 3 10  
Will Bishop VIC <15 0 0 3 1 2 1 1 1 6 3 9  
Emma Payne VIC <15 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 6 2 8  
Hayley McPherson VIC <15 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 5 7  
Ethan Porter NSW <15 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 6  
Annamieke Brown ACT <15 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 3  
                             
** U15 - Shoot off between Jessica Hollitt and Kyle Noack for 1st place                

Rifle Metallic Silhouette 13th July 2019, SSAA Eagle Park Range

Name   Age Group Chickens Pigs Turkeys Rams   Round 1 Total Round 2 Total Aggregate Total Place  
      Round 1: 40 Shots   *Round 2: * 20 shots Round 1: 40 Shots   *Round 2: * 20 shots Round 1: 40 Shots   *Round 2: * 20 shots Round 1: 40 Shots   *Round 2: * 20 shots 40 shots 20 Shots      
Casey Pratt ACT <18 5 3 5 2 5 2 3 1 18 8 26 1st
William Olufson QLD <18 5 1 5 4 1 3 4 2 15 10 25 2nd
Nicole Worthley SA <18 5 1 4 3 3 2 3 2 15 8 23 3rd
Sabrina Chessor NSW <18 3 1 6 4 1 1 3 1 13 7 20  
April Buttress VIC <18 5 3 3 1 3 0 4 1 15 5 20  
Aiden Wells ACT <18 2 3 7 2 0 1 3 0 12 6 18  
Blake Sutton VIC <18 3 2 3 3 2 3 1 0 9 8 17  
Xavier Roanes NT <18 3 1 3 0 3 2 5 0 14 3 17  
Robert Milton VIC <18 3 2 4 3 2 2 0 0 9 7 16  
Arwen Porter NSW <18 1 0 6 3 3 1 1 0 11 4 15  
Matthew Redpath ACT <18 4 2 3 1 2 1 0 2 9 6 15  
Mia Hourigan ACT <18 4 3 1 3 1 1 0 2 6 9 15  
Angus Williams NT <18 1 3 2 2 4 0 2 0 9 5 14  
Jade McBride VIC <18 3 1 6 1 0 0 1 1 10 3 13  
Owen Kelly ACT <18 3 0 4 0 3 0 1 0 11 0 11  
Liberty Thompson ACT <18 0 1 1 0 6 0 1 0 8 1 9  
Jack Sutton VIC <18 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 8 1 9  
Kylie Handley VIC <18 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 8 1 9  
Annabelle Meriton VIC <18 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 2 5 7  
Jett Thompson ACT <18 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 5  
* The second 20 shots of the second 40 shot match was cancelled due to the extreme weather conditions. All competitors completed their first 20 shots of the second match

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