Port Colborne Field Target Club

Results for October 3, 2009

By Tim MacSweyn

      Mother Nature was smiling for sure on Port Colborne for this match.  We had thunder all around and lots of rain all around, but our FT match stayed dry.  We had some light rain well after the match ended and that was about it.  Our turn out was once again very good, with 22 shooters and five of them taking part in their first match.  The match difficulty worked out to a 34T and the wind was quite brisk for most of the day, helping more than a few pellets find the edge of the reducers, just outside the kill zones.

      It was just great to have four junior shooters in the Hunter Division.  We had one new shooter, Hunter, appropriately named, and three returning competitors.  Gillian had a tough day at last monthís match and I remember predicting that she would bounce back.  She bounced way back, enough to win the junior division with a very good score.  Braden placed second, followed by Haley.  Hunter did very well on his first outing and seemed to be having a great time.

      Seven shooters made up the adult hunters and three were competing for the first time.  Todd, Jay and Jeff all scored well on this first match and certainly could be in the mix for awards in the not too distant future.  Four veteran hunters duked it out for the three awards available in the division.  Marshall was knocking the targets down well enough to post the top score followed by Rob and Dan.  Luke shot well and ended up placing fourth.  This was good practice for the big hunter event next month.

      In the Open PCP Division, Dennis Leite was hot again this month, scoring his second first place finish in as many matches.  The race for second was very close and Don ended up edging Dennis E by one shot.

      The WFTF PCP Division was also attended by three competitors.  Chris continued his winning ways in this division, posting the high score for the day.  Jeremy shot very well to place second and Tom Jís scores continue to get better each match after his move from Hunter to the WFTF Division this year.

      We went from no one shooting piston last month to five shooters this month.  After some fun shooting a TX200 in a match in August, I decided to give it a try again this month, after Chris had tuned it to a smooth 11.8 ft/lb.  The gun was certainly more capable than I was and I managed to win by one shot over Ted, who just happened to be videoing my final shot of the match, which happened to be an offhand shot and we were tied at that time.  No pressure.  Len had some trouble with the close shots and finished third.  Bill and Peter only shot half the match and were doing very well.  With their scores doubled, there could have been some different results.

      After the match, lots of shooting went on at the sight in range and Billís Blackbird certainly drew some attention as quite a few cans were riddled and split in two in short order.  With some threatening thunder in the background, we pulled the targets, shot a little more and then cleaned up the sight in range.  At that time, six of us headed out for some good food and conversation.

      Thanks to all who attended and to the folks who set up targets and helped by pulling the targets and folding up the tarps that were over the lanes.  Thanks to Len who helped me set up those tarps on Thursday.

      The final scheduled match of the season in Port will be the Second Elmer Fudd Annual Hunter Match on November 7th.  It will be a 12 lane, 68 shot match, with the difficulty specifically tailored to HFT shooting.  This match was one of the highlights of the season last year and should be again this year.  After the match, hot chili and Italian bread baked that day will be served.  Lots of hot chocolate will be available as well.  So come on out and enjoy the day with us to complete a great season for the Port Colborne Field Target Club. 

Results Chart

October 3, 2009         

Rifles are .177 unless designated otherwise.       

Shooter Diff 34 T Gun Scope Pellet
Hunter Division Score /120      
1) Marshall Doan 96 Cr 2260  .22 Tasco 6-24 Cr Pts .22
2) Rob Billard 84 QB78 Leapers 8-32 JSBL
3) Dan Pusaka 79 QB79 Rex 3-9 JSBE
4) Luke Riddel 64 Qb78  .22 Rex 3-9 Gamo H.22
5) Todd Watson+ 62 QB78 Bushnell .22
6) Jay Leduc+ 59 B30 Rex Cr
7) Jeff Hemming+ 55 TX200 Hawke 4-16 RWS SD
Junior Hunter        
1) Gillian Covell 72 QB78  Bushnell 3-9 Diab.Boxer
2) Braden Meeboer 65 Cr 2289 Center Point 4-16 JSBL
3) Hailey Riddel 57 QB78  .22 Rex3-9 Gamo H.22
4) Hunter Leduc+ 32 QB78 Rex Cr
Open PCP Score /60      
1) Dennis Leite* 55 EWC-QB78 Leapers 8-32 JSBH
4) Don Irvine* 51 Steyr LG100FT S&B 12.5-50 JSBL
1) Dennis Eden* 50 AA NJC Nightforce 8-40 Baracuda
WFTF PCP        
1) Chris Nicholson* 57 AA Pro Target BSA 10-50 JSBL
3) Jeremy Zobel 52 MPR-FT Nikko 10-50 JSBL
5) Tom Jackson 44 S400-SL Nikko 10-50 JSBL
Open Piston        
1) Tim MacSweyn* 43 TX200 MkII Tasco CS 8-40 JSBL
2) Ted Gibson 42 TX200 MkII Bushnell 8-32 JSBL
3) Len Joe 36 HW97KL Bushnell 6-24 CPH
4) Bill Shikatani 23 DNF Diana 54 Bushnell 8-32 JSBJ .22
5) Peter Mullowney+ 19 DNF Diana 54 Bushnell 8-32 JSBJ .22

* Set up lanes for the match 

+ New shooter