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Ballinger Belt

Ballinger Belt

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When:

  • Fri 26 Jan ’18, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 28 Jan ’18, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue 30 Jan ’18, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri 2 Feb ’18, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Where:

Seddon Rifle Range, Alexander Road, Trentham, Upper Hutt

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Website:

Ballinger Belt

The Ballinger Belt is the oldest sporting trophy competed for in New Zealand. The Belt was presented in 1873 by the Government as a replacement for the first Government Champion Belt won outright when won for the second time in a row in 1872 by Capt Wales of Otago by competing in the annual shooting competition to find the "NZ Champion Shot".

It was won in 1893 by Arthur Ballinger of Wellington who won it twice more, meaning he was entitled to retain it on the third occasion in 1907.

Arthur donated the "Champion Belt" to the NRA and it was renamed the Ballinger Belt, being presented each year to the winner of the National Championships.

The Ballinger Belt is a world famous trophy in shooting circles and these days is keenly contested by international shooters as well as New Zealand nationals.

Free to watch, for more info contact secretary@nranz.org.nz.

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