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On November 9, 2019 we opened the 2019-20 Snow Country English Match Series at the Howell Gun Club.  Seven (7) shooters participated, almost filling the range.

Of the seven (7), six (6) were competing F-Class, and one (1), lonely shooter fired Sling.

You will note a little difference with the F-Class scoring (at least for a week or two to see how the F-Classers like it).  We scored X's on the USAS50 Target, but we treated them as "11's".  Effectively, the F-Classers were shooting for a total of 660.  It is our hope that this will allow a more equitable distribution of F-Class scores.  Would be happy to hear your opinions.

2019-20 Snow Country Match 1

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, we held our annual Halloween BSA Charity Match on the Midland County Sportsman's Club. The day looked worse than it was. On the drive up there was spotty rain.  When we arrived at the club there was spotty rain.  However, it cleared off and other than being a bit cool (I define a "bit cool" as I didn't feel like I needed gloves) it was a decent day to shoot.

We had a disappointing eleven (11) shooters, so we were finished by noon.  F-Open was won by Bret Solomon with a 597-37X.  F-TR was won by John Pierce with a 593-30X, besting Doug Boyer by 2X.  Target rifle was won by Mike Quillinan with a 597-34X.

2019 Halloween BSA Charity match

Bret Solomon (far right) presents checks to members of Explorer Crew 7772 at the completions of the 2019 Halloween BSA Charity Match.
2019 Winners: (left to right), Bret Solomon, F-Open; Mike Quillinan, Any Rifle (sling); and John Pierce, F-TR.

The next match planned at the MCSC is the Annual Foul Weather Rifle Match on November 30, 2019.  Program is here:  2019 Annual Foul Weather Rifle Match.