We saw an opportunity with a nice Saturday in December and decided to shoot a match. Small turn out, only five (5) competitors. However, we enjoyed a day that was only slightly cool.
In terms of milestones it was the last time that our original Silver Mountain Targets were used in a match. We used two (2) of our original five (5). After the match all five (5) were packed to be shipped to another club. When the transaction is complete we will be replacing our original targets with Shot Marker eTargets. We expect to be using them for our Winter Mid-Range Prone league starting in March of 2019.
Our high F-TR competitor was Jim Grissom with a 399-10X. High Sling Shooter (Palma) was Ray Gross with a 399-22X.
We may try to run a New Year's Eve match. If so, it will be run on December 31, 2018 (is there anyone who was surprised by the date?). It is entirely dependent on the weather. Last year we ran it on a day that dropped to -5 F at starting time. So, it will not be a function of temperature driving our decision. However, heavy snow, or ice would cause us to pass on running the match.
Our annual charity match for Midland Explorer Crew will be held on November 3, 2018. This is a 3x600 fired on electronic targets, with scoring provided by members of the Midland Explorer Crew. The program is available here:
This year we will be providing a custom hat to the "Top Ten" competitors in the match. This will be regardless of rifle category, it will simply treat all competitors as being the same, and the top ten scores will receive a "Top Ten" hat.
On Saturday, October 13, 2018 the Final Match of the 2018 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League was conducted at the Midland County Sportsman's Club. Surprisingly given the temperature we had seventeen (17) competitors.
During the match I took a couple of interesting pictures:
We had four sling shooters (including Josh), the high shooter was Ray Gross with a 597-35X. The high F-Open competitor was Bill Stumpf with a 590-21X. The high F-TR competitor was Christine Howe with a 585-19X.
The program for the 2018-2019 Snow Country English Match Series is available at the link below. We have confirmed dates from Muskegon (Thank you, Dick!), Monroe, and Howell. The remaining date for the Shoot-Off at Jackson is still tentative.
I believe we figured out that fall had begun this morning. When I filled my gas tank at Meijer's I realized that I didn't bring a coat. Moreover, I figured that I needed a coat. On checking the temperature at about 8:30 AM I noted that it was a balmy 41 degrees F. A coat would have been nice....
At any rate, we had ten (10) shooters. Five (5) F-Open, three (3) F-TR, and two sling shooters, who were actually glad to be wearing their sweatshirts and shooting jackets.
The high F-Open competitor was Tony Dekelaita with a 593-26X. High F-TR was Charles Hayes with a 589-24X. Lastly, high sling shooter was Leo Cebula with a 594-25X. Leo had the only "clean" of the day in the last stage with a 200-11X.