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.
It was the best of times, it was the worse of times....
Saturday, September 1, 2018 started out as a good, if a little humid day. More importantly all the targets were operational (all eight), and we had twenty-five (25) competitors. Towards the end, however, things got nasty.
The photos are of my home office with the score sheets arrayed to dry. It got wet.
However, some very good performances were recorded:
Any Rifle Champion: Chris Whitney 597-37
F-Open Champion: Marcel Bollinger 600-37 (I believe this to be the first 600 clean shot at Midland on a 300-500-600 course of fire - Outstanding performance)