We have posted the schedule for the upcoming 2017 shooting season on the Schedule page. It will be a busy year with our regular slate of matches plus two new competitor clinics, an RO seminar and stage design seminar in March. We will kick off the year in February with our Winter Steel and BBQ Match on the 19th. See you there!!
Mother Nature cut us a break again. While she taunted us with a few drops throughout the day, the rain really didn’t start until after the match was complete and the stages torn down. We began the day by remembering Fred and the great way that he introduced new shooters to our sport. Fred’s grandson, Bryce DeMers, told me that Fred would be especially pleased with the Junior Shooter Program that was established in his honor. Our inaugural member of the program, Brennan Richardson, managed to beat everyone except David Williams in the final standings. Youth and talent can be so frustrating for those of us who lack them!
Bryce also claimed the “Snubby” award for the fourth time in a row, despite strong competition from Jim Clark and Bill Smolinski. The stages were outstanding, and Jeff Turek insured that they remained challenging, but still 5-shot friendly. Match results are available at: https://practiscore.com/results/new/26953
This was our last regular USPSA match of the season. Our final Steel Challenge match will be next Sunday, October 16th with no trophies. The match fee will be $15.00.
We had a great turnout and the good weather held for our Aim for the Cure Charity Match. After Frank Vella offered some heartfelt remarks on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the heroism of the passengers on Flight 93 along with first responders, we observed a moment of silence before the Pledge of Allegiance. The match then progressed quickly and efficiently, though my shooting (as usual) slowed our squad to a crawl. It is always notable when Jim Clark, shooting a 5-shot snubby revolver, gets a better hit factor on the classifier than you do shooting carry optics. Pink was everywhere, and we appreciated the “formal” attire of David Williams who sported a bow tie along with his pink outfit. We had great stages, thanks to Jeff Turek and Shawn Stinton, and Jeff even constructed a long support structure and shooting box to ensure that each competitor had the same challenges. The stage names were fun, irreverent and entertaining. Most importantly, Susan G. Komen will receive $600.00 to continue their programs to end this terrible disease. Thanks to all that participated!
Match results are available at: https://practiscore.com/results/new/25617
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