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THE NELSON PRIZE FIRING.

(By Telegraph. ) Rifle-camp, Beigiitwater, March 4. The eleventh match is just completed. The remaining scores arc—Dal/.icl, 7i ; Webster, Lieut. Macintosh, and King—each 08 ; Rogers and Purnell—each 67 ; Richardson, G. Price, Norris, M'Koo, and M'Kenzie (Blenheim)—each 06; Lieut. Adams, Milne, and Thornburn — each 65 ; Christie, Monk, E. Smith, Lieut. Ballinger, Stagg, Soppor, Menzios, and Mair—each 64 ; Kening, Skinner, R. Bannister, and Appleby—each G 3 ; A. Ballinger, Gumming, and Harkness—each G2 ; Ross, Winton, Fenton, Badger, Sergt. Doigc, and Griffiths —each GI ; Beach, Hutton, Des Farges—each 60; Marshall, Downie, W. Adams—each 59 ; Coventry, Wcmyss, and Dudy —each 58 ; Haines, Kitching, Pink, A. Sutton, Gilchrist, and Peach—s 7; Hutchinson, Lewer, and Martin— each 50; Sergt. Ballinger, 54 ; Taylor, 53 ; Stafford and Fox each 52 ; Capt. Thompson, 51 ; Rutherford, 51. March 5. Ninth Match-Open ; 300, 400, and 500 yds.; seven shots at each distance. Prizes : Ist, LlO ; 2nd, L 9 ; 3rd, L 8; 4th, LG ; sth, L 5 ; Gth, L 3 ; eight at L2, and thirteen at LI. The prize winners in No. 9 match are : —A. Thomas (Thames), 75 ; Lieut. Paynter (Nelson) 73 ; Serg. Purnell (Wanganui), 73 ; Crossman (Nelson), 73 ; Lieut. Roger (Blenheim), 72; Turner (Blenheim), 72; Harding (Oamaru), 72 ; Gunner McKenzie (Wellington), 72 ; Achcson (Riverton) 71 ; Fenton (Thames), 71 ; Lieut. Skinner (Auckland), 70 ; Woolley (Auckland), 70; Richardson (Dunedin), 70 ; Appleby (Christchurch), 70; Best (Nelson), 70 ; Lieut. Somerville (Wanganui), 69 ; Griffiths (Blenheim), 09 ; Sergt. Hill (Christchurch), 69 ; Fair (Auckland), 09 ; R. Hooker (Taranaki), 09 ; 0. France (Wellington), 09 ; Sergt. Ross, 09 ; Lieut. Adams (Nelson), 09; Griffiths (Blenheim), 08 ; Hood (Blenheim), G 8 ; Sergt. King (Oamavn), OS ; S. Hooker (Taranaki), OS ; Okey (Taranaki), 09. The remaining scores arc.—Lieut. Ferret and Wear—each 68 ; W. Ballinger, Smith, Beach, Capt Wilson, J. Moore (Nelson), Webster, G. Millar, J. Haslett —each 67 ; Cloustou, Gell, Fox, Armstrong, Rowlings, G. Price, Wemyss—each—GO ; Kerr, Buckley, A. Ballinger, Hay, Coventry, Marshal, M'Grcdie, Taylor, Bannister, Menzies, Capt. Ellis—each—os ; Christie. Jameson, Ponk, Morrison. Hutchinson, Lieut. Strange, Currie, M. J. Moore, Coleman, W. Adams —each 04; Mair, J. Hunter, Dalziel, Maddock, Mouschcr—each 33 ; Hale, Edy, J. B. Hunter—each 02 ; Gordon, Milne, Haycock, Kenny, Bradley, C. Bird, Ballinger, Gilchrist —each 01 ; Henderson, T. Wimsett, F. France, Badger, M‘Kee—each 60 ; Black, Stone, Clarke, M‘Rae, Crowe, Sinclair, Cochrane —each 59 ; J. Doidge, Harkness, Thurston, F. Sutton, Barriball—each 58 ; H. Dixon, Morris, Holmes, W. Thomson, Laird—each 57 ; W. Batt, 5G ; Keller and Hutchinson —each 55; Jessop and Lyon —each 53 ; H. Hall and H. Rose—each 52 ; Winton and T. Smith—each 51 ; H. Sutton and Strachan—each 48 : Neale, 47 ; M. Stratford, 39. The Championship match will be completed to-morrow afternoon. 8 p.m. The first three ranges in Match eight (last for the carbine belt) are completed, but the GOO range will be fired to-morrow afternoon. The highest aggregate now are—A. Thomas (Thames), 250 ; T. Wimsett (Nelson), 245 ; Burr (Wellington), 245 ; W. Parslow (Thames), 243 ; Gordon (Thames), 241 ; Somerville (Wanganui), 240. The totals of the three ranges of No. 8 match are A. Thomas andT Wimsett—each 74; Lieut. Gordon, 72 ; Lieut. Bennett, and Somerville—each 71; Jamison, Bairiball, and Henderson—each 70 ; Parslow and C. Bird—each C 9 ; J. Moore, Rowlings, Dixon, J. Thomas, and Fathers —each C 8 ; Keller, Burr, Armstrong, and Woolley—each 07; Froarson, Clouston, Lieut. Johnston, Monson, Laird, C. France, and Shone—each 06 ; Bennett, Coleman, Sergt. Ross, Lieut. Hunter, and Aickcu —each Go ; W. Rose, D. Thurston, H. Rose, M'Lean, Moridge, and Sinclair—each 64 ; D. Hood, Smith, and Munse each G 3 ; Clark, Sergt. Thomson, and Howie—each G2 ; Fox, Lees, Lieut. Strange, Morrison, and Sergt. Hill—each 61 ; P. Smith, 59 ; Holmes, 58 ; Lieut. Black, M'Crcdie, and J. Moore—each 57; Robinson and J. Thurston —each 50 ; Sergt. Scott and Turner each 55 ; H. Wimsett, 53 ; Currie, 44. The tenth match was completed this evening. The winners are—Foller, 43 ; Frouic, 41 ; Hunter, 41 ; M'Rae, 40 ; Ellis, 40. The other scores are—Strachan, 40 ; F. R. Jones and Jessop—each 39 ; Prince and Harding—each 36 ; Carkeok, 31 ; Haycock, 2G ; Hutchinson, 20. The four highest scorers for the Champion Rifle Belt are—Okey, Taranaki, 253 ; Purnell, Wanganui, 259 ; Rogers, Blenheim, 240; Webster, Dnndin, 245. The remaining seven shots to decide the championship will be tired to-morrow.

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THE NELSON PRIZE FIRING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 70, 6 March 1880

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