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Taipan Shield

The ladies Taipan Shield event came to life back in 1974 and was introduced by Elva Churches who passed away in February 2015 at the age of 95 years. Elva and Sid Churches were the proprietors of Taipan Gunshop at Edwardstown in South Australia. The shop operated from 1967-1980 and was the storefront of the Taipan Projectiles Manufacturing plant, established in 1946. Elva was a very keen clay target shooter, becoming involved from around 1970. She continued to shoot competitively up to about 1990 and then socially up to 2005 at age 85. Elva first joined the South Australian Gun Club as well as Mallala, Alexandria, Southern and International, being a life member at many. She was the state handicapper for SA for many years during the 1970's.

After competing in a car shoot at Griffith NSW around 1972 where there were a couple of other woman competitors, Elva came up with the idea of a postal shoot for woman. She reaslised there were many woman that wanted to shoot clay targets, but didn't necessarily want to learn clay target shooting shoulder to shoulder with men. Postal shoots are not a new idea and Elva through her pistol shooting years 1948-1972 had competed in a few over that time and knew how they were run. However in the world of Clay Target Shooting, a postal shoot for women was new, and she was told by more than a few blokes "that won't work". She had a can do attitude which annoyed more than a few blokes over the years.

Thus the Taipan Shield was born and the first event held in 1974 and is still going today. Information kindly provided by Barry Churches

View all the Taipan Shield Results by clicking here.

Please submit your Taipan Shield Results or Nominations using the forms below.


Taipan Shield Results Form

Please use this form to submit your Taipan Shield Results.

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TAIPAN SHIELD RESULTS INFORMATION


Taipan Perpetual Ladies Team Postal Competition Nomination

Conditions of Entry:
1. 25 Target Double Barrel 15m. (75 T team total)
2. To be recorded Points Score (used only in case of a tied score).
3. Club teams consist of three (3) women from the same club, registered with the ACTA.
4. Only clubs with less than three (3) registered female members may use a substitute from a neighbouring club.
5. Affiliated clubs not having three (3) women shooters may allow one (1) from a neighbouring club. Shooters from the neighbouring club must be registered and affiliated with the ACTA through that club.
6. Each team may nominate one reserve meeting the entry requirements. (If submitting more than one team, each team must have a separate reserve). All members can compete for one team only.
7. Nominations to be received at the ACTA office, on a completed nomination form, prior to the event.
8. Competition to be conducted during October, November or December under the supervision of an official referee. Teams must shoot as a team (same squad) as a separate event or may also be conducted in conjunction with another event of the same type. This can include State carnivals or similar.
9. Winning team members to receive a team member badge.
10. Winning team members to receive a team member badge 11. Competition constitutes a minimum of three team nominations.
12. Competition result sheet and score sheets signed by the referee to be forwarded to the ACTA and received no later than the first working day of January in the following year.
13. Download results form by clicking here
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July 2022 CTSN

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