Another Elmer Fudd, more simply known as the “the Fudd”, is in the books. Big shout out to the Port Colborne & District Conservation Club for letting us use their wonderful facilities.
The day dawned cool, 4C, and misty with a clear sky and bright sunshine. Or, in other words the start to a perfect day to be out on a FT course. By 10:00 AM we had one our biggest turn outs for the Fudd ready and raring to go – 15 PCP shooters and 13 Springers!
For those that are not familiar with the Fudd, it is our end of season gathering and is meant more as a fun shot than serious competition. It is where we bring out the rigs that have sat in the closet or are kept for special shoots just like the Fudd. All the kill zones are full size (thought this year, 1” crept in for some closer ones and the positionals) and Canadian Hunter rules are used. It makes for a pile of fun with a big chili feast at the end.
The course was spectacular – the Fall colours were just settling in, the odd acorn fell from the oak trees, the wind stayed home and dappled sunlight light the forest. The lighting did make for some challenges as the targets blending into the background and the shadows made finding some of them a trick. The woodland course was 17 lanes with two targets each and each target was shot twice. This meant a 68-shot course with a total of 136 points on offer!
Having said this was a fun shoot, things were very competitive. We had three shoots offs!
To make things a bit of fun we first had our chili feast. Big shout out to Chris Holmes and Brian Wernham for cooking up a storm. It was super tasty and definitely some welcome sustenance after being on the course for nearly four hours. Then we had the shoot offs! Kudos to everyone for doing it on such full bellies.
In the PCP division. The first was for second place and was between Chris Nicolson and Joel Goodwin. These two old hands made short work of it with Joel edging out Chris. The second was for fifth and sixth. This was an exciting one! It was both Heather’s and Tony’s first shoot off! They kept their nerves in check and handled it like seasoned competitors. After a couple of rounds Heather got the upper hand and clinched fifth.
In the Piston division we had a three-way tie for first between Brian Wernham, Ted Gibson and Tim MacSweyn. Each shot a score of 124. A bias here and shout out to the springers – these totals would have meant a three-way tie for fifth in PC and only five points out of first! Great shooting! After an entertaining series of rounds it was sorted, and Tim took the top honours.
Thanks to Tom Peretti for the being the Match Director, Dennis Eden and the other lane setters for getting the course ready. Biggest thanks are to everyone that came out and shot. It was great to see everyone and appreciate the effort to travel from near and far (e.g., Ottawa and Windsor)
See everyone in the spring!
|1||Larry Carroll||129||AA S400 MPR FT||JSB 8.4|
|*||2||Joel Goodwin||127||AA S510 Ltd Edition||JSB 13.4|
|*||3||Chris Nicolson||127||FX Royal 400||JSB 10.2|
|4||Lanny Hann||125||Theoben Rapid||CP 10.5|
|*||5||Heather Blain||119||AA S400 Xtra FAC||JSB 10.3|
|*||6||Tony Lau||119||Walther Rotak||JSB 8.4|
|7||Geoff MacGregor||116||AA S510||CPH 10.5|
|8||Larry Young||116||Benjamin Marauder||Crosman 14.3|
|9||Travis Cuppy||115||AA S510 XS||AA 10.3|
|10||Chris Holmes||113||Airforce Talon||JSB 14.3|
|11||Ashley Cuppy||112||AA S510 XS||AA 10.3|
|12||Peter Elsby||104||FX Streamline .22||Daystate Sovereign|
|13||Bob Wall||100||CZ Gauntlet||JSB 14.35|
|14||Tony Moosie||97||Marauder .22||JSB 14.3|
|15||James Sullivan||68||QB 78 Custom||JSB 8.4|
|*||1||Tim MacSweyn||124||AA TX200 SR||JSB 10.3|
|*||2||Brian Wernham||124||HW97||H&N FTT|
|*||3||Ted Gibson||124||AA TX200||JSB 8.4|
|4||George Harde||122||AA Pro Sport||JSB 8.4|
|5||Jeff Hemming||119||AA TX200||JSB 8.4|
|6||James Liu||118||HW97K||JSB RS 7.9|
|7||Marc Schelleau||114||AA TX200||CPL 7.9|
|8||Tom Peretti||111||Diana 52||H&N FTT|
|9||Dennis Eden||110||Theoben Imperator||JSB 8.4|
|10||Ryan Landry||97||Dianna 56||BM 10.6|
|11||Tony Raposo||97||AA TX200||JS 8.63|
|12||Danny Krautschek||63||Benjamin Classic .22||JSB 14.3|
|13||Reg Landry||57||HW 50||JSB 8.4|
October 19th, 2019
* Final position determined by shoot off