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The opening Club shoot of the Peninsula Rifle Clubs took place on the Akaroa range on Tuesday, when the Akaroa and Wamui Clubs fired a match. The weather was fine and the light excellent and a very enjoyable match was fired. For a first shoot the scores were good, the Akaroa Club putting up a remarkably good score, each of the team getting above the 30 mark at the 200 yards,while five 34's were registered, A. Whitley putting on the fine score of 99 at the three ranges. The Wainui members put on a good score also though they are out of form and future matches between the two clubs will be most interesting. The Akaroa Club won the match by 68, the totals being:—Akaroa 731, Wainui 663." The Akaroa Club provided lunch for the visitors, and the club wish especially to thank.Miss J. Bruce for providing afternoon tea which was generally appreciated. It is to be hoped that this 'match will be the forerunner of 'a good rifle shooting season on I Peninsula this winter. During the last year or so interest has somewhat fallen off in rifle shooting, and it would be a splendid thing if the splendid shooting that used to be carried out by Peninsula riflemen could be revived to its old form. Rifle shooting is a sport which should appeal to everyone, young and old in these days. Following are the scores of the match: — AKAROA DEFENCE RIFLE CLUB.

A return .match will be fired between the two clubs in the near future.

Riflemen 200 500 600 Ttl. A. Whitley 34 34 31 99 C. Crotty 34 33 28 95 H. Hayward 30 30 34 94 P. Westenra 34 34 26 94 Rev. Hayward 30 32 28 90 T. Lawrence 32 28 29 89 R. Whitehead 33 30 24 87 H. Harrington 33 25 25 83 731 WAINU'I DEFENCE RIFLE CLUB. Riflemen 200 500 600 Ttl. J. Donovan 34 30 29 93 J. Haylock 31 33 26 90 J. Newbegin 34 23 29 86 C. Wright 30 29 26 85 H. Buckland 32 24 26 .82 — Nibblett 27 30 21 78 W. Warner 27 .21 27 75 R. Hunt 30 25 19 74

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RIFLE SHOOTING., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3534, 7 April 1916

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RIFLE SHOOTING. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3534, 7 April 1916

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