Today was the much awaited Petitcodiac Centerfire BR Championship. Fourteen shooters who had qualified during the year were in attendance - we missed Ron M., Brian P. and Dan G. who had bagged a moose, (congrats - hope we get to sample some of it!!)
The day started out quite cool but sunny, (around 1C with frost on the windshield and grass - darn - winter is coming). In fact it was a beautiful drive down to the range with a good coffee, good talk and lots of keen anticipation for the day. At the range, the temperatures climbed steadily and ended up around 14C at the end of the shoot. The wind was all over the place - the tall flag next to the building said right to left, the daisy wheels closest to the
firing line said mostly left to right and further down range they often said 12 or 6 o'clock. Sometimes, the indicators were wildly spinning around. So, it ended up being a waiting game - there was plenty of time to wait for conditions to return - thank goodness. Even so, there were some unexpected hits - more so for shooters shooting lighter bullets in the 223s.
It was a very enjoyable time with friends, thanks to the hard work of Volker T. who was Match Director and scorer. John Mc. was the score verifier and also did the lion's share of target changing. Other target changers included Shelly C., Don M. and Bert deV. while the ROs for the day were Terry McN. and Bert deV. Many thanks to all for their help.
Bert deV. - 300/13X - (30BR)
Cecil H. - 299/16X - (6mmPPC)
Volker T. - 299/14X - (6.5 X 47)
Don M. - 298/6X - (6mmBR)
Terry McN. - 296/6X - (6mmBR)
John McC. - 289/5X - (223)
Shelly C. - 286/6X - (223)
Bruce B. - 286/3X - (222)
Matt A. - 284/6X - (6X47)
Norbert S. - 284/4X - (223)
John C. - 283/4X - (223)
George C. - 283/3X - (30BR/6BR)
Tony L. - 281/4X - (22/250)
Tom N. - 278/1X - (223)
After the second relay was completed, everyone went to the club house for lunch. Many thanks to John C. who organized this and provided the sandwiches and condiments. Thanks also go to Shelly C. who provided the squares and to John McC.'s wife who made lovely chocolate cupcakes. Once we were re-invigorated with some food in us, we completed the last relay and returned for the Award Presentations at the club house.
Trophy and Cash Prize: 1st Place - Bert deV.
Plaque and Cash Prize: 2nd Place - Cecil H.
Plaque and Cash Prize: 3rd Place - Volker T.
Medal and Cash Prize: 4th Place - Don M.
Medal and Cash Prize: 5th Place - Terry McN.
< Highest Match Score during the Regular Season:
Bert deV. with a score of 300/23X received a plaque.
Highest Single Target Sheet during the Regular Season: >
Volker T., Cecil H and Bert deV. tied with a score of 100/8X and received a medal.
Petitcodiac 300 Club Crests: >
Shooters who had shot a perfect centerfire target score of 300 are members of the 300 Club and were presented with jacket crests. They include Matt A., George C., Bert deV., Dan G., Cecil H., Brian P. and Volker T.