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July 19, 2016

Canadian National Field Target Association Championship 2016

Photo by Debbie
Photo by Debbie

Canadian National Field Target Association Championship

Hosted by the Port Colborne Field Target Club on July 16th & 17th, 2016

Match Report by Tim MacSweyn

 

For this year’s CAFTA Nationals, I was hoping that everything would be in place for a great weekend and a successful event.  As it turned out, that is precisely what happened.  The weather, the courses, the food, the camaraderie and most of all the great people all worked together to create the perfect FT atmosphere.  Since I will be moving out of the area, this was my last go round as match director at Port Colborne that has been up and running for the past eleven years.  In my 17 years of activity in FT, I was fortunate enough to be the match director or co-match director at 16 National Competitions, so this one going so well was a real nice closer.

Twenty-four shooters took part this year, including one shooter from Quebec and three US shooters.  By the end of the weekend, it was just 24 friends hanging out and enjoying each other’s company.  Dean brought his wife, Deb, and Hector brought his wife Veronica and their new son Daniel, whose smile definitely lit up the event.  My wife, Angie, also helped me out on Saturday and Sunday with meals and organization.

After day one of the competition, the open pcp certainly had the closest race under way.  The top three had their scores lined up at 51, 52 and 53.  The other four classes all had one individual who separated himself fairly significantly from the pack.  Sean in hunter pcp, James in hunter piston, Joel in WFTF pcp and Hector in WFTF piston all jumped ahead in their classes.

After the shooting, we all headed to a local restaurant, the Reeb House, and enjoyed a great buffet meal, with lots of conversation and laughter.

After day two, not surprisingly, the ones who jumped into significant leads on day one, all won their classes.  The open pcp turned into a close race between Ryan and Dean, with Ryan taking the top spot by two points.  Colin shot very well, enjoying a great day with his dad and was declared the Junior Champion.

As soon as the shooting was done, I tallied the scores while we all chowed down on subs, veggies, chips and cookies that Angie had picked up and Sean set out for us.  As we finished eating, the class awards were presented to all the winners.

After the awards, the prize table was quickly set up for the draw that has become one of the signature parts of the CAFTA Nationals.  Air Gun Source donated a great number of FT related items to the table, including a Hawke 4-16 scope, sets of SM rings and a number of quality prizes.  We thank them for their continued support of the FT community.  Don, representing Burlington FT Club, donated a couple of pistols and a number of other items to the table.  Chris, Dean and Jeff also donated items to the table.  The Port FT Club also kicked in a good number of prizes; resulting in two prizes for everyone and some with three.  Thanks to all who donated to the table.  I think, Colin went away a pretty happy camper after the draw ended, thanks to some good luck and generous people.  The best prize for me, and I think quite a few others, was the smile on his face.

Tom was quite eloquent representing the group, and delivered a very nice thank-you to yours truly for my involvement and contribution to Canadian Field target and to the Port Club.  Your words and thoughts were greatly appreciated my friend.

Thanks also to Deb, who took a ton of pictures that I look forward to seeing on the forum and also for the help she gives to Angie.  Thanks to the camp out crew at the clubhouse for providing security, keeping the water stocked and keeping the fresh targets on the sight-in range.  Thanks to my best friend, Angie, for doing so much with me and for me to make the running of this match much easier.

Lots of folks headed out to help the guys pull the targets off the lanes and the sight-in range.  That help is great appreciated by all involved. 

A heart felt thank you to all that attended and were ultimately responsible for the success of the event.  I look forward to shooting at the 2017 CAFTA Nationals, wherever it is and will try to support the match director as well as the many that chipped in this year.  I hope to see many of you at a match in the not too distant future.

                                                                                    Tim

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CAFTA Nationals 2015 Results Chart

Rank Name

Class

Red White Total Rifle Scope Pellet Prov.

State

Difficulty rating 31.2 30.9T Ave 31.0T
WFTF Piston /60 /60 /120
1 Hector Medina 49 53 102 CCA WFTF D-54 Sightron SIII FT AA 8.4 CT
2 Tom Peretti** 41 48 89 HW77K Leupold Comp 45 JSB 8.4 ON
3 George Harde** 43 36 79 TX200 Falcon T50 JSB RS ON
4 Ted Gibson 38 38 76 TX200 Bushnell 8-32 JSB 8.4 ON
5 Zach Harde 42 33 75 HW97 Nikko 10-50 JSB 8.4 ON
6 Jeff Hemming 34 23 57 TX200 Sightron S3 10-50 JSB 8.4 ON
 
WFTF PCP
1 Joel Goodwin 52 49 101 AA EV2 Mk2 Nikko 10-50 JSB 8.4 ON
2 Tim MacSweyn** 47 46 93 Steryr ZMLG100 Pr Leupold 35X JSB 7.3 ON
 
Open PCP
1 Ryan Landry 57 52 109 HW100 JSBH QC
2 Dean Leite** 54 53 107 Steyr LG110FT Deben 10-50 H&N 10.6 ON
3 Don Irvine** 49 51 100 Steyr LG110FT S&B FT JSBH ON
4 Dennis Eden ** 47 41 88 AA FTP900 S&B FT JSB 8.4 ON
5 Lanny Hann 37 45 82 Theoben R17 Bushnell Elite CPH ON
 
Hunter Division /120 /120 /240
PCP
1 Sean McDaniel 105 108 213 Benj Marauder Hawke Airmax JSBH NY
2 Larry Carroll 108 103 211 AA MPR 400 FT Elite 6-24 JSB 8.4 ON
3 Chris Holmes 97 87 184 Brocock Concept Hawke 3-12 .22 JSBE ON
4 Aaron Osterhoff 79 91 170 AA S400 Bushnell 8-32 JSBH
 
Piston
1 James Liu 89 99 188 TX200 MkIII Hawke 4-16 JSB RS ON
2 Eric Brewer 97 86 183 TX200 Opt Viper 4-16 JSB 8.4 NY
3 Brian Wernham 90 87 177 TX200 Hawke amx 8-32 .JSB 8.4 ON
4 Mark Shelleau 75 84 159 TX200 Hawke 6-24 JSB 8.4 ON
5 Tony Lau 78 76 154 HW97KT BSA 4-14 JSB 8.4 ON
6 Mike Dodds 68 71 140 Browning Lev. Bushnell Legend RWS SD ON
 
Junior
Colin Dodds 50 54 104 Cr180/Ruger Exp. Leaper/Browning JSB-RS/RWS ON

** Set up lanes    US shooter – Italics

 

 

 

 

June 21, 2016

Port Colborne Field Target Club Results for June 18, 2016

 

Port Colborne Field Target Club

Results for June 18, 2016

Photo by Debbie
Photo by Debbie

 

            We had a nice hot summery day for our second match of the 2016 season.  There was some wind on the sight-in range, but the woods negated most of it during the match.  Eighteen shooters attended in five different classes with ten of those shooters in piston classes.

            The match was a little more difficult than a normal monthly match (T-32.8), which is the usual practice for the June match before the CAFTA Nationals in July.  There were not a lot of targets one would consider easy.  In spite of that, there were some good scores and definitely some close competition.

            Brian took the top spot in piston hunter, Dean the top spot in open PCP, Ted the top spot in WFTF piston and Joel the top spot in WFTF PCP as well as high score for the match.  Colin was our lone junior and managed to improve considerably from the last match, in spite of this one being more difficult.

            The next event on the Port Schedule is the 2016 CAFTA Nationals to be held on Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th.  We already have a number of people what have registered or informed me that they will be attending.  So far we have three shooters coming over from the USA, one each in WFTF Piston, Hunter PCP and Hunter Piston.  We are hoping that a good number of Canadian shooters can make it to the Nationals to enjoy two great days of shooting and fellowship.

            Many thanks to the guys who set up lanes for the match and also to those who assisted in set-up and tear down of lanes and also for taking care of the sight in range.  This help certainly makes thing quicker and easier and is greatly appreciated.

            See you in July.

                                                                                                Tim MacSweyn

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Rifles are .177 unless designated otherwise.                                                            

  Shooter T – 32.8 Gun Scope Pellet
  Hunter Division Score /120
Hunter Piston  
1 Brian Wernham 95 TX200 Hawke 8-32 JSB 8.4
2 Mark Shelleau 89 TX200 Hawke V 6-24 Cr 10.5
3 James Liu 87 TX200 Bushnell 5-15 CPL 7.9
4 Tony Lau 69 HW97KT BSA 4-14 JSB 8.4
5 Mike Dodds 59 Br. Leverage Baraska 3-9 RWS Comp.
 
Open Division Score /60
PCP  
1 Dean Leite* 56 Steyr LG110 FT Deben 10-50 H&N 10.6
2 Don Irvine*  55 Steyr LG100FT S&B 12.5-50 JSB 10.3
3 Lanny Hann 48 Theoben R17 Bushnell Elite CPH 10.5
4 Dennis Eden* 46 AA FTP900 S&B 12.5-50 JSB 8.4
5 Aaron Oosterhoff 33 AA S400 Hawke V 6-24 JSB 10.3
6  
     
  WFTF Division  
Piston  
1 Ted Gibson 41 TX200 Bushnell 8-32 JSB 8.4
2 Tom Peretti* 39** HW77K Leup. Comp 45 JSB 8.4
3 George Harde 39** TX200 Sightron 10-50 JSB 8.4 Pr.
4 Zach Harde 32 HW97 Falcon 8-30 JSB 8.4
 
PCP  
1 Joel Goodwin 57 AA EV2 Mk2 Nikko 10-50 JSB 8.4
2 Tim MacSweyn* 56 Steyr LG100 Falcon 50FT JSB 7.9
3 Tony Moosie 29 AA FTP900 Falcon T50 JSB 8.4
4  
 
Hunter Junior  
1 Colin Dodds 45 Ruger Explorer Baraska 3-9 CPL 7.9

* Set up lanes for the match 

** Shoot Off

May 28, 2016

Port Colborne Field Target Club Results for May 28, 2016

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Port Colborne Field Target Club

Results for May 28, 2016

 

What a great day for a season opening match!  It was sunny, a light breeze and it was hot.  I’ll take hot over rain anytime.  We ended up with 25 shooters and even had to dip into the extra scorecards as folks kept showing up.  I certainly could have awarded even more medals than the 14 handed out if I was given notification by all that attended.  Turned out to be a fun time, as the biggest award seems to involve being there and enjoying the company while we shoot in the woods.

It was a 60 shot match, shot on ten lanes in the woods.  The wind did not seem to be a factor, even on the longer shots, but some nasty little hit zones on the regular lanes combined with challenging discipline lanes provided the difficulty needed to separate the scores.  The match moved along well, with not much waiting, in spite of the high attendance.

As you can see from the results chart, there was some real nice shooting and some very close competition, especially in the Hunter Division.  We had six new shooters who were not necessarily new to shooting, but new to the Port Club.  Colin Dodds and his father, Mike, had never competed in a match and did very well for themselves, having a great time in the process.

Thanks to all who helped set up lanes, the practice range and also those that helped clean up afterwards.

We will be doing this again on Saturday, June 18th at the Port Club.  We may use 15 lanes for that one so we can spread shooters out and avoid the possibility of delays if the attendance rises.  Put the date on your calendar and look for the official match announcement a week or so before the match.  At that time, please notify me if you plan to attend so that I can order enough awards to make lots of folks a little happier.

Tim MacSweyn

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Results Chart

May 28, 2016

 

Rifles are .177 unless designated otherwise.

  Shooter   Gun Scope Pellet
  Hunter Division Score /120
Hunter PCP  
1 Aaron Oosterhoff 100 AA S400 Hawke V 6-24 JSB 10.3
2 Larry Carroll 98 AA MPR FT Bushnell 6-24 JSB 8.4
3 Chris Holmes 97 Brocock Hawke 3-12 .22 JSB EXP
4 Pete Elsby+ 69 Brocock Hawke 3-12 .22 JSB EXP
5  Rob Billard 60 QB78 Leapers JSB 8.4
   
Hunter Piston  
1 Brian Wernham 89 HW 97 Hawke 8-32 JSB 8.4
2 James Liu 84 TX200 Bushnell 5-15 JSB RS
3 Mark Shelleau+ 83** TX200 Hawke V 6-24 Cr 10.5
4 Tony Lau 83** HW97KT BSA 4-16 JSB 8.4
5 Mike Dodds+ 37 Ruger Explorer Baraska 3-9 Cr .177
 
Open PCP Score /60
1 Dean Leite* 57 Steyr LG110 FT Deben 10-50 H&N 10.6
2 Don Irvine* 52 Steyr LG100FT S&B 12.5-50 JSB 10.3
3 Dennis Eden* 48 AA FTP900 S&B 12.5-50 JSB 8.4
4 Lanny Hann 41 Theoben R17 Bushnell Elite CPH 10.5
5 Tony Moosie 35 AA FTP900 Falcon T50 JSB 8.4
6 Geoff MacGregor+ DNF AA S510 Hawke AM 30 AA 8.4
     
  WFTF Piston  
1 George Harde 45 TX200 Sightron 10-50 JSB 8.4
2 Jeff Hemming 38 TX200 Sightron 10-50 JSB 8.4
3 Tom Peretti* 32 HW77K Leup. Comp 45 JSB 8.4
4 Zach Harde 23 HW97 Falcon 10-50 JSB 8.4
 
WFTF PCP  
1 Joel Goodwin 57 AA EV2 Mk2 Nikko 10-50 JSB 8.4
2 Tim MacSweyn* 50 Steyr LG100 Falcon 50FT JSB 7.9
3 Ted Gibson 40 AA S410 C Bushnell 8-32 JSB 8.4
4 Ken Evans+ 28 AA400 MPR-FT Falcon 50FT Cr 7.9
 
Hunter Junior  
1 Colin Dodds+ 34 Ruger Explorer Baraska 3-9 Cr .177

* Set up lanes for the match

** Shoot Off

+ First time shooter at Port

 

 

 

May 18, 2016

Burlington Rifle Field Target Results Chart for May 15, 2016

Burlington Rifle Field Target

Results Chart for May 15, 2016

Rifles are .177 unless designated otherwise.

….. Shooter….. Gun….. Scope….. Pellet…..

….. Hunter Division Score /96

1.. Mike Clemments..87..Benj Marauder…Tasco 6-24….. .22 JSB Ex
2.. Aaron Osterhoff..84.. AA S400…………Hawke V 6-24..JSBH
3.. Chris Holmes…..83..Brocock Concept..Hawke 4-12……22 JSB 14.3
4.. Jess Costin…….69..AA S400…………Hawke V 6-24….JSBH
5.. Dave Relf………62..Logan Solo………Hawke Air Max…?

….. WFTF Open PCP Score /48
1.. Tim MacSweyn*.45..LG100…………….Pr. Leupold 35X.JSB RS
2.. Joel Goodwin… 44..EV2 KK2………….Nikko 10-50…….JSB 8.4
3.. Ted Gibson…… 36..AA S410………….. Elite 3200 8-36..JSB 8.4
4.. James Liu……. 14..AR20 FT…………..Walther 8-32…..JSB 8.4

….. Open PCP Score /48
1.. Dean Leite*….. 48..Steyr LG110FT……..Deben 10-50…..H&N 10.6
2.. Don Irvine*…… 47..Steyr LG110FT……..S&B FT 12.5-50..JSBH
3.. Magdy Hassouna.45..FWB FT……………S&B…………….JSB 8.4
4.. Dennis Eden*….43..AA FTP 900…………S&B FT 12.5-50.JSB 8.4
5.. Lanny Hann……40..Theoben Rapid 17….Bushnell………CPH
6.. Salma Hassouna.DNF. EV2 MK4…………..Hawke 6-32…..JSB 8.4

* Set up lanes for the match

Unfortunately, both Salma and James had their guns fail them during the match.

 

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April 10, 2016

April 10, 2016 Rifle FT Match

Larry
Larry

April 10, 2016 Rifle FT Match

Post by Mac » Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:24 pm

Burlington Rifle Field Target
Results Chart for April 10, 2016Rifles are .177 unless designated otherwise.

…..Hunter Division

…..Shooter …Score /96…Gun… Scope… Pellet
1.. James Liu… 86… TX200… Leapers 4-16… JSB RS
2.. Daniel Pusaka… 83… Hatsan AT44… Bushnell Legend… JSB
3.. Larry Carroll… 81**.. AA S400FT… Bushnell 6-24… JSB 8.4
4.. Mike Clemments… 81**.. Benj Marauder… Tasco 6-24… .22 CPHP
5.. Chris Holmes… 77… Brocock Concept… Hawke 4-12… .22 JSB 14.3
6.. Ian McGovern… 63… AA TX200… Hawke 4-16… AAFT 8.4
7.. Tony Raposo… 61… 850 Magnum… Rex 3-9… .22 JSB 14.3

….. Open PCP

…..Shooter… Score /96…Gun …Scope… Pellet
1.. Dennis Eden*… 47… AA FTP 900… S&B FT 12.5-50… JSB 8.4
2.. Don Irvine* … 45… Steyr LG110FT… S&B FT 12.5-50… JSBH
3.. Tim MacSweyn*… 44… ZMLG100… Pr. Leupold 35X… JSB RS
4.. Magdy Hassouna… 43… Daystate GP… March… JSB 8.4
5.. Dean Leite*… 43… Steyr LG110FT… Deben 10-50… H&N 10.6
6.. Lanny Hann… 36… Theoben Rapid 17… Bushnell… CPH
7.. Tony Moosie… 32… AA FTP 900… Falcon T50… JSB 8.4

* Set up lanes for the match ** Shoot-off

The shoot-off between Mike and Larry was awesome. After 7 or 8 hits by each, Larry won it by knocking down a target that was rated at 93.3 on the Troyer difficulty scale. You will never see a match target even close to that. Congratulations to both shooters for some remarkable shooting under pressure. A .375″ zone at 35 yards was the winning shot! Heck, the one they both made before the last shot was a 72T that would have won most shoot-offs.

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