Port Colborne Field Target Club

Results for August 15, 2009 

      After the cooler temperatures and rain we have had for much of the summer, summer was out in full force on Saturday.  The temperature combined with humidity had it feeling like well over 90F with very little breeze.  The weather seemed perfect for mosquitoes and we were certainly greeted by them.  Bug spray was a survival essential for sure.

      Six of us set up two lanes each for a twelve lane, 72 shot match.  The Troyer rating for the course was 35T and ranged from low twenties up to high fifties.  Pretty well every lane had at least one challenging target.

      The WFTF PCP was well attended with five shooters.  There were a couple of good races going on, but not for first place.  Chris had one of those days where he was able to maintain concentration and hold form for every shot, resulting in a perfect score of 72.  That was great shooting Chris, on a very challenging course.  Tom and Jeremy were in a race for second and in the end Tom took second and Jeremy third.  Ted and Don were very close, but Ted edged Don by a single point. 

      The Hunter Division consisted of six shooters, one shooting for the first time.  Vicki finally got to attend her first match after rain spoiled her first planned visit back in May.  She managed to shoot a very good match.  As it turned out, Marshall had a great day and ended up at the top of his division.  Dan was really dialed in as well, taking second place, followed by Rob in third.  Archie claimed the fourth place medal and Luke was fifth.

      The Junior Hunter Division had a new shooter, Gillian, who proved to be a real quick study, scoring a match high 70 to take first.  Congratulations Gillian!  Hailey and Kalley were close during the whole match and ended up tied for second.

      Open Piston had three shooters, with George moving up to open class since he was the only WFTF Piston shooter at the match.  Len was squadded with Chris and it seems like both of them really had things going well for the day.  Like Chris, there was never really a doubt about who would be placing first in the division.  Len scored a 60 to take the top spot, followed by George in second and myself in third.  I definitely found out that the piston guns are harder to shoot.  It was a great challenge and I think I will continue to shoot the springer on occasion and try to improve.

      Open PCP turned out to be Dennis vs. Dennis with just two shooters.  Dennis L shot in the FT division for the first time and had an excellent score.  Dennis E had the high score in this section to place first.

      After some shooting on the range after the awards presentations, we pulled the targets, tried to wash off as much bug spray as we could and seven of us headed to a smorgasbord restaurant for supper.  A lot of food disappeared in a short amount of time.  I really enjoy those get-togethers after the matches.

      Thanks to all who attended the match and to those who helped set it up.  We look forward to seeing you and hopefully some others on Saturday, September 12th at Port. 

                                          Tim MacSweyn

Results Chart         

Rifles are .177 unless designated otherwise.       

Shooter Diff 35T Gun Scope Pellet
Hunter Division Score /144      
1) Marshall Doan 112 Crosman 2260 Tasco 6-24 Cr Pts .22
2) Dan Pusaka 104 QB79 Rex 3-9 JSBE
3) Rob Billiard 90 QB78 Leapers 8-32 JSBL
4) Archie Santos 82 QB78 Rex 3-9 JSBE .22
5) Luke Riddel 68 Qb78 Rex 3-9 Gamo .22
6) Vicki Silva+ 60 QB78 Rex 3-9 JSBE .22
Junior Hunter        
1) Gillian Covell+ 70 QB78 Bushnell 3-9 CHP .22
2) Hailey Riddel 66** QB78 Rex3-9 GamoH .22
2) Kalley Bird 66** Cr 187 Burris 1.75-5 CrL
Open PCP Score /72      
1) Dennis Eden* 55 Theoben MFR Leup Comp 35 CPH
2) Dennis Leite* 41 EWC-QB78 Leapers 8-32 JSBH
Open Piston        
1) Len Joe 60 HW97 Bushnell 6-24 JSBE
2) George Harde 44 TX200 Bushnell 8-32 JSBL
3) Tim MacSweyn* 36 TX200 Tasco 8-40 JSBL
WFTF PCP        
1) Chris Nicholson* 72 AA Pro Target BSA 10-50 JSBL
2) Tom Peretti* 60 AA S410 Bushnell 8-32 JSBL
3) Jeremy Zobel 54 MPR-FT Nikko 10-50 JSBL
4) Ted Gibson 45 Logun Solo Bushnell 8-32 JSBL
5) Don Irvine* 44 Steyr LG100FT Deben 10-50 JSBH

* Set up lanes for the match 

+ New shooter

** Tie