Port Colborne Field Target Club June 1, 2013
We were fortunate enough to slip a match in between a thunderstorm on Friday night and another late Saturday afternoon. We enjoyed sunny skies and a light breeze for the match and tear down after the match. Rain started as the last three of us drove into town to get some supper.
We ended up with 14 participants, including a new FT shooter, John, who did very well. The last couple of lanes on the course had a little mud around the shooting boxes, but all the boxes were high and dry. The course was set up on ten lanes with three targets per lane for a 60 shot match. Instead of just one discipline lane that we have had in the past with the three target lanes, a full standing and a full kneeling lane put some real challenge into an already tough course.
There were four shooters in the hunter pcp class who all registered very good scores. Jessica was shooting in only her second rifle match and for John it was a first. Both did very well and John received the third place medal. Chris was kind enough to share his rifle with Marshall, after Marshall’s gun gave up on the sight-in range. Marshall showed his gratitude by edging Chris out by two points for first place.
In piston hunter, Larry was using a new rig and managed the high score to take first. Slav was still making adjustment to the scope mounting on the sight-in range and still managed to do fine.
The WFTF piston class featured two shooters who are always close on the scorecard. Ted was a little ahead until the last lane, where he dropped three shots, resulting in a second place finish behind Tom, who took the top spot.
The WFTF pcp class also feature just two shooters and the results were tight. I managed to hang on for first place, with Joel very close behind and getting better every match.
Most of the targets were pulled right after the s match was done and then the awards were presented. A few took advantage of the nice day and did more shooting on the sight-in range. I pulled my targets and then three of us headed to town to Minor’s Fishery, right beside the canal. After some fine food and conversation, we called it a day, a very good day in fact.
Thanks to all the guys that set up lanes making it so no one had to set up more than six targets. Thanks also to all who participated. We will be back in Port on June 29th for the second match of our season. Make you plans early and start the holiday weekend off right.