Another year is in the books with the 2020 Canadian FT Nationals having successfully completed this past Sunday. Covid definitely added some challenges to this right up until Saturday of the match! After the push back in July, a reschedule in September and re-imposed lock down on the first day of competition the FT community prevailed!
First and foremost, thank you:
- Grenville Fishing and Game Club (GFGC) for hosting the match and the continued support. A special shout out to Lynn Holmes who has been a tireless supporter of FT at the club and made sure we had everything that we needed during the competition – thank you GFGC & Lynn!
- Everyone that made it out to the match. You came from near and far. We’re all grateful for your efforts, patience and participation.
- The unsung helpers – Blane L, Geoff M, John B, Richard O, Rich T and Rob G – you made things works and took amazing pictures. Thank you!
- The marshals – Joel G, John B, George H and Tim Mac. You guys kept things moving on the line through an unprecedented number of cold lines on Day 1. Thank you!
- A shout out to everyone that purchased GFGC raffle ticket for the berms and firearm ban challenge. We raised $250 towards the cause and, more importantly, showed the club our appreciation for all their support.
- Arbor Memorial Services for the sanitizer, clip boards and signage.
- Last and definitely not least, those who contributed to the prize table – Airgun Source, Canada Shooting Supply, Airgun Archer Fun, Airgun Target Systems, Splatter Pro Targets, Sniper Dan, Joel G, John B, Tim Mac, Pete E and Chris H
This year’s event was one of our most successful ever. It started Friday afternoon with a Quigley match and a round of Gun Slinger fun. If you don’t know what these are, you best plan on attending in 2021! Hats off to Tim Mac for taking the Gun Slinger with his springer!
We continued on Saturday with a near perfect day. It started out cool, with a light breeze and near cloudless sky. We chronographed all the guns, wrapped the shooters meeting at 10:45 AM and were on the lanes about 11:00 AM. Once we got into the course the light played with us, casting some fun shadows. Then our friend Murphy showed up and played havoc with targets… we ran into a number of cold lines as targets decided to give up and stop working. Though frustrating, as we had tested only a few weeks prior and again the day before, everyone stayed focused and had a great time. 25 shooters completed the course with the high score going to Joel G, a springer shooter, with 54 and a three-way tie at the top of the Hunter Piston board – Marc S, Bob W and Ryan L. Great shooting everyone!
Sunday dawned clear, sunny and cold. The intrepid campers Geoff Mac, James L, Jeff H, Tony L and Tim Mac shook off the frost to start another picture-perfect day. Everyone else gathered by 9:00, chronographed their guns and were ready for the shooters meeting at 9:30 AM. We got to the lanes by 10:00 AM and enjoyed an absolutely perfect day of shooting! With much friendly banter and a keen race in Hunter Piston, we wrapped up about 2:00 PM. Everyone met at the registration area where the results were tabulated and winners announced.
Congrats to the 2020 champions:
- Chris Holmes in Hunter PCP – 187/240
- Ryan L in Hunter Piston – 204/240
- Tom Peretti in WFTF PCP – 104 / 120
- Joel Goodwin in WFTF Piston – 107 / 120
Special mention to our sole Open PCP shooter, Pete Elsby for keeping the class alive and to Joel Goodwin for match high score, with a piston rig!
After the awards we enjoyed a sumptuous prize table. All the goodies were distributed by pulling names from a hat. Made it a lot of fun and spread things out across all shooters. Big shout out to everyone that contributed to the table. Check out the chart below for who provided the generous prizes.
Great shooting everyone and look forward to seeing you all again very soon.
Grenville FT & 2020 Nationals Organizing Committee
|Class||Total||White Course / 120||Yellow Course / 120||Place||Rifle||Scope||Pellet|
|1||Chris Holmes||187||95||92||1||NP 500||Hawke 4-16×44||AA 10.3|
|2||Richard T||128||79||49||2||Marauder||Hawke Vantage||JSB Heavy|
|Hunter Piston / 120|
|1||Ryan Landry||204||104||100||1||Diana 56||Sightron 10-50×60||JSB 7.87|
|2||Bob Wall||195||95||100||2||TX200||AEON 4-16×50||JSB Exact 8.44|
|3||Marc Shelleau||193||93||100||3||TX200||Hawke 6-24×50||Crosman 7.9|
|4||Jon Miller||192||93||99||4||TX200||Hawke 3-12×44||JSB Exact 8.44|
|5||Tony Lau||192||99||93||5||HW97 KT||BSA 4-14×44||JSB RS 7.33|
|6||Blane Larone||189||92||97||6||TX200||Hawke||JSB Exact 8.44|
|7||Eric Clarke-Daws||166||80||86||7||HW97 KT||Optics Marksmanx10||FT Trophy 8.64|
|8||Rob Gastle||164||84||80||8||FWB 124||Hawke 6024||JSB Exact 8.44|
|9||Richard Oszpar||94||51||43||9||Optimus||Eagle Eye 4-16×44||JSB Exact 8.44|
|10||Reg Landry||81||48||33||10||AES 50||Tasco||JSB Exact 8.44|
|11||Jacbo Charlebois||56||56||—||11||AES 50||Tasco||JSB Exact 8.44|
|Open PCP / 120|
|1||Pete Elsby||40||20||20||—||510 FAC||Hawke 4-16×50||Crosman 10.5|
|WFTF PCP / 60|
|1||Tom Peretti||104||52||52||1||LG100||Leupold Comp 45X||JSB RS 7.33|
|2||Brian Wernham||101||49||52||2||FTP 900||Sightron 10-50×60||AA 8.44|
|3||John Bradley||92||48||44||3||AR20FT||Hawke 10-50 x60||JSB Exact 8.44|
|4||Denis St Jean||91||43||48||4||S400F||Hawke 10-50×60||JSB Exact 8.44|
|5||John Birch||88||46||42||5||FTP 900||Falcon x50||JSB Exact 8.44|
|WFTF Piston / 60|
|1||Joel Goodwin||107||54||53||1||TX200||Sightron 10-50×60||AA 8.44|
|2||Tim MacSweyn||101||52||49||2||TX200 HC||Leupold Mk4 35X||JSB Exact 8.44|
|3||George Harde||96||45||51||3||TX200||Sightron 10-50×60||AA 7.9|
|4||James Lui||87||41||46||4||TX200||Hawke 10-50×60||JSB 7.8|
|5||Heather Blain||78||39||39||5||TX200||Niko Gen1||AA 8.44|
|6||Jeff Hemming||77||34||43||6||TX200 HC||Sightron 10-50×60||JSB Exact 8.44|
|7||Geoff MacGregor||19||19||—||7||TX200||Hawke||JSB Exact 8.44|
PS for those that would like to send a personal thank you for the prise that your won in the raffle, here is a list of donations.
|Prize Provider||Contact / Email||Prizes|
|Airgun Source||Travis / firstname.lastname@example.org||Donation: Beeman AR2078A CO2 .22 cal Target rifle Walther Terrus .177 cal Beeman QB 78 .22 cal JSB Exact 8.44 .177 – 4.51 mm x 5 tins |
Prize: Beeman QB79 .22 cal Wklkins Pellet Pouch x 4 Diana Rabbit Field Target Pellet Trap x2 Hawk Vantage 4-12 x 44 AO Scope JSB Exact .177 call 8.44 – 4.53mm x 6 tins
|Airgun Archery||Wes / https://airgunarcheryfun.ca/contact-us/||Donation: Discovery scope x 2|
|Canada Shooting Supply||Raman / email@example.com||Donation: WF600 underlever spring airguns x4|
|Airgun Target Systems||Stephen Kenyon / https://www.facebook.com/Shooter2258/||Donation: High Power Ballastic panel target|
|Splatter Pro Targets||Duane Paulsen / https://splatterprotargets.com/||Donation: Shoot’n See targets|
|Sniper Dan||Donation: 5 tins of pellets|
|Pete Elsby||Donation: Soft case for a pistol Daisy 957 BB rifle Airsoft pistol|
|John Birch||Donation: Bum bag Knee Roll|
|Tim MacSweyn||Donation: Remington pull up targets x5|
|Joel Goodwin||Donation: Comma, 3D Printed|