We had a small turnout for today's match. Only four (4) competitors. We were greeted with low 40's and high winds. Aside from that, it was a pleasant shoot....
We had one each F-Open and F-TR, so those shooters are the high in their category: F-Open - Tony Dekeliata with a 386-10X, F-TR - Charley Hayes with a 374-8X. In the sling category (Target Rifle) we had two Luddites (using metallic sighted Palma Rifles). Ray Gross was high with points with a 397-17X, and Leo Cebula with high with "X's" with a 396-18X. I guess you could argue that everybody won today.
We finally reached the end of the 2018-2019 Snow Country English Match Series. Two Winners were crowned: Al Moore with a score of 1199-98X in the F-Class Category and Dan Altman with a score of 1184-61X for the Sling Shooters.
Left to right: Al Moore, F-Class Winner; Mike O'Connor, Jackson Sportsman's Club; Dan Altman, Sling Winner
After several false starts due to the weather, on March 23, 2019, the first of the Winter Mid-Range Prone League matches was conducted at the Midland County Sportsman's Club. Ten (10) competitors braved the 30 degree temperatures.
The high F-TR competitor was Ben Hicks with a 396-16X. High F-Open was Larry Sustrick with 389-16X. High Any Rifle shooter (sling) was Ray Gross with a 398-16X.
The Snow Country Shoot-Off is scheduled for April 6, 2019 at the Jackson Sportsman's Club. The range will open at 8:00 AM, and we will commence fire no later than 9:00 AM.
Based upon competitor/matches 41% of the total were F-Class, and 59% were Sling. To keep things fair, I have rounded both up to 50% and 60% respectively. As such, we are inviting five (5) F-Class competitors, and six (6) sling competitors to the Shoot-Off.
F-Class: Ed Gostomski, Al Moore, Bret Solomon, Steve Jones, and Steve Goyette.
Sling: Dan Altman, Jason Piatek, Leo Cebula, Gary Duda, Matt Gorby, and Jamie Root.
Today was an exciting day at Monroe. Well, sort of. We had eight (8) shooters, and Muskegon had four (4). So we are getting into the swing of this winter league. Except for relatively no snow. It's early, yet. I'm sure Michigan will provide an opportunity to use my snow shoes this winter, eventually.
Back to the exciting. While clearing my firing point, I accidentally dropped my rifle:
This explains why I'm having an IPA while I do the results. Fudge!