On December 31, 2019, seven (7) stalwart competitors attended Midland's Annual New Year's Eve Rifle Match. We enjoyed snow and cold temperatures, but were protected by Midland's tent. Of our entries we had three (3) F-Open shooters, two (2) F-TR shooters, and two (2) Target Rifle (sling) shooters.
The winning F-Open shooter was Tony Dekelaita with a 391-9X. Unfortunately, due to a clerical error the bottle of Champagne was given to the second place shooter, Don Hicks, who had a 389-12X. Tony we apologize. We'll fix it in March when we start the winter league.
The winning F-TR shooter was Charles Nelson with a 366-6X, and the winning Target Rifle shooter was Ray Gross with a 397-19X.
Once again we will test Mother Nature, and plan a New Year's Eve Rifle Match.
This will be a 2x600, and be fired from our heated tents on the 600 yard line. We will not cancel due to temperature (we ran at -5 F one year). However, extreme driving conditions could cause a cancelation.
On a cold day on the 30th of November 2019, four (4) stalwart souls came to the Midland County Sportsman's Club and fired the "Annual Foul Weather Rifle Match".
With three categories and four shooters, we end up with three winners, and one second. The winners were: Mike Ruhlman, F-Open 391-15X; Second Place F-Open was Tony Dekelaita with a 389-9X; Doug Boyer, F-TR with a 394-17X (with a 200-9X on his first string - the only clean of the day), and Ray Gross, Sling Prone with a 390-17X.