Notes from the youngest competitor Mitchell Tallar
My trip to New Zealand for the Pacific Regional Shooting Championships was one of my shooting highlights of 2010, with the organisation from the SSAA and major help from Alison Slodki in the Adelaide office, who was a great help with all the silly questions we sent to her.
The trip to New Zealand was hassle-free all the way over and back. The New Zealanders were very friendly and very helpful everywhere we went for the 16 days we were in New Zealand. It was a great experience for me being the youngest competitor in the Rimfire Benchrest match and all the other competitors made me welcome. I made new shooting friends during and after the shoot.
The SSAA’s three two-man teams in the Rimfire Benchrest shot very well and the close scores at the end showed this. It was a great honour for me to represent Australia in another country and we had good weather during the shoot, with the same normal tricky winds. It was a well organised match and a picturesque range. It was a pleasure to shoot over there with the Australian and New Zealand Teams.