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The Christmas Fun Shoot and Annual awards presentations took place at the Minto range this Sunday. Judging from the pictures that Barbara and Carl J. kindly sent, a good time was had by all. Thanks to all who made this event a success with a special mention to Gerry J. who toiled over the statistics and arranged for the lovely plaques presented to the winners.
The Annual Petitcodiac Christmas Fun Shoot took place on December 7th, 2013 - having been rescheduled from the week before due to foul weather.
Well, we had a smaller turnout than usual, but everyone was in good spirits and had a good time. For those not able to win a turkey either by craft or luck, they still were in the prize draw and had a hot meal. It was a fun shot, but the competition was very keen with some really good scores posted, especially on the 6-bull target. As a result it was necessary to hold a shoot-off for two of the three competitive targets. Even the good luck target had a couple of close high scores.
The weather co-operated better this time; although the wind did prevail. It was a bit cold, but the shooting hut and the clubhouse offered the warmth of a good wood stove. On behalf of PSC, Thanks to George and Tony for getting the stoves going and to to Tony, Shelly, and John L. for setting the target frames, and Brian and Dan for running targets. As usual, Barb and Shelly brought great sweets, and some chocolate on the range courtesy of Brian; appreciated. Thanks to our two chefs, Bev. and Joanne who served up the delicious ham and scalloped potato dinner. Thanks to Darryl as Range Officer, and to John C. for assisting with the closing ceremonies and prizes. On behalf of your fellow benchrest shooters at PSC, I (Volker) wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Thanks to Volker for sending this report and we thank Darryl K. for sending the picture gallery - "a picture is worth a thousand words" as they say so Darryl must have a pretty hoarse throat by now!!
The shoot consisted of a standard 5-Bull target, a "Fly" target, a "Squares" and a "Good Luck" target. John M. won the 5-Bull target with a score of 100/8X. The "Fly" target was won by Danny G. with 27 points while the "Squares" target was won by Barbara J. with a score of 15. Volker T, who says he would rather be lucky than good, won the . . wait for it . . . Lucky target.
The New Brunswick Benchrest Shooting Blog-site is now 1 year old having started December 1st 2012. During that time, we have reported on most of the shoots for which results and pictures were available in both Petitcodiac and Minto. Any important developments related to Benchrest shooting have also been reported when ever we were able to do so.
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I have, obviously, not been able to attend every Benchrest Shoot this year and so have relied on some very good people to help provide results and pictures. In Minto, Gerry J. has regularly sent the shooting results and many pictures. Volker T. has sent reports of many shoots in Petitcodiac and Darryl K. has faithfully sent pictures of those shoots. Barbara J. has also sent pictures of Rimfire BR shoots at both clubs. Many thanks to all of you - the Blog-site would have been much poorer without your contributions.
In the coming year I will try to report on every shoot with pictures. If the shooters are willing I will bring you a selection of equipment that is being used. There shall also be more emphasis on polling the readers on relevant topics to let you know what others think of them. You may notice that a poll on the "Usefulness of this blog as a communication tool for Benchrest Shooters" is on the first page - 10 readers have responded so far. Don't forget, your ideas and suggestions for making this site a better one are always welcome. Hope to see you in the next shooting season! contact firstname.lastname@example.org