DISTRICT CHALLENGE TROPHIES TO BE OFFERED BY THE COLONIAL AMMUNITION COMPANY FOR CLAY BIRD SHOOTING COMPETITION BY CLUBS AFFILIATED TO N.Z. GUN CLUB ASSOCIATION.
The four large cups, which are oxidised electric silver, stand 3ft 6in high. One of these will be offered as a District Challenge Cup for competition in each district viz., Auckland, Wellington Christchurch and Dunedin. The conditions are that the cup must he won by a team of six twice in succession, or three times at intervals; it then becomes the property of the Club subject to inter-Club matches to decide the individual winner. The competitions are limited to six matches in each district in each year. When the cups are all won outright, the four best shots in each of the teams must meet at a centre, to be named by the Colonial Ammunition Company, and fire off to decide the best shot out of the twenty-four competitors. The conditions will he that cartridges made in New Zealand by the Colonial Ammunition Company, Limited, must be used throughout the competitions, and C.A.C. clay birds, also made in New Zealand. Any Club in the district may challenge the holder of the Cup. If the holder receives more than one challenge at a time, all the challenging Clubs must compete on the same day, on the holder's ground. and the holder must take the necessary steps to arrange a suitable date for the match. When a challenge has been received by the holder, the match must take place within fourteen days of date of receipt of challenge. The challengers of the cup must contest it on the holder's ground. Each competitor must fire at twenty-one clay birds. All competitions to be fired off the 18 yard mark. The Company reserves to itself the right of deciding when and where the first four competitions shall take place in the Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch; and Dunedin districts, or at any country Club's grounds in those districts. Any Club in the Auckland Province can can challenge the holders of the Auckland cup. South of Auckland Province and north of Cook Strait will be the Wellington cup's district. The Christchurch district will embrace all the Northern part of the South Island, including Canterbury and the West Coast. The Dunedin district will include all the land south of South Canterbury, including Invercargill. When the cups have been shot for six times in anyone year, the shooter who makes the best score in each of the four districts will receive a trophy from the Company, probably in the shape of a first-class gun - that is, four trophies, Ties to be shot off with eleven birds each, The official conditions will he issued later. Full particulars can be obtained from the Colonial Ammunition Company, Limited, Auckland.
The Weekly Press May 6 1914
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