By Bob W, acting Match Director on behalf of Rob W, Match Director
Big thank you to Port Colborne District Conservation Club for the use of their fine facility.
To Danny K for his role as club liaison. For supplying the sight in targets and for setting up and tear down of the sight in range. Thanks, Danny!
Dennis E for his grounds work getting the course ready to shoot. Also, for providing most of the targets as well as setting up and tearing down of the lanes. Thanks Dennis!
Lanny H did grounds work as well as the set up and teardown of the lanes. Thanks Lanny!
Without your and Dennis’s hard work on the May long weekend we could not have run this match.
Rob W, who stepped up and took on the position of new Match Director for Port Colborne. Plus, for coordinating most of this match from home.
To all of you that attended that got here early, helped set up and take down big thanks.
The first Match at Port Colborne was as always, a pleasure to attend. People really seem to like this course. Such a great place to shoot, nice club house with amenities and a covered deck. Then there is the large sight in range, with room for plenty of shooters. The woods course consists of long wide lanes under the canopy of mixed hard woods. Compacted gravel pad to shoot from. Making Port a delight to shoot.
The weather was kind to us overall. Although we did get some rain early on. But it ended by the time we were ready to hit the sight in range. The day was warm with a light breeze and overcast skies. That gave us a soft consistent dim light, radiating throughout the woods. With the sun popping out towards the end of the shoot.
Course set up was standard ten lanes, three targets per lane with two positional lanes. With Open shooters having a choice as to the position they would shoot. The positional lanes were side by side lanes 8 and 9. I found this to be a well-balanced course with a medium to hard level of difficulty.
Most of the targets were custom provided by Dennis Eden. With few run of the mill Gamos and Remingtons in the mix.
Rob G provided a prototype duck target to test. Which was put out at 55 yards and performed flawlessly. Pull up to reset very smoothly. For those sharp enough to hit it of which I was not one. Thanks Rob!
Only a few cold lines called as most targets worked well. A few of the small hit zone targets were very challenge. Due to low light with little contrast, especially for those with low power scopes.
There were 12 shooters in total for this match.
Marc S with a 102 out of 120 for the win.
Rob G a very close second with 100 out of 120.
Larry Y taking third with a 91 out of 120.
Mike D took first place with 85/120.
Danny K with 65/120 for second
Hunter Junior Piston
Saw Daniel D take first with 53/120
Lanny H took first with an impressive 56/60
Dennis E a very solid second with 54/60
Geoff M rounded out the top three 44/60
Peter E shot 28 /60 to finish forth.
Bob W first with a 48/60
Jeff H second with a 44 /60
Once again thanks, to the Port Colborne District and Conversation Club, Rob Wright, Danny K, Lanny H, Dennis E and all who attended giving a helping hand – thanks!!