Ridgway 2016 Match Dates

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Re: Ridgway 2016 Match Dates

Post by 45bpcr » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:25 pm

I'd like to make an up-date to the information I posted.

This September there will be classes for scope as well as Iron sights.
The classes will be standard NRA classes, Master, AAA, AA, A and B.
We'll be awarding trophies to the top 3 High Aggregate shooters in Iron, Scope and Iron man.
We'll be awarding Gold. Silver and Bronze medals to the top 3 shooters in each class, for both for Iron sights and Scope.

It's something that folks have been talking about, why scope shooters are lumped into one class so to speak.
We have the medals so I figured why not "run it up the flagpole and see who salutes"
All the medals will be engraved as well.

Also, match fee's will not be raised because 07/31/16 has passed.
I feel a bit neglectful about having not communicated information about this match sooner and more often.
We all have responsibilities and passions.
BPCR Silhouette is a passion of mine.
But sometimes responsibilities take a precedent, this year for me, they did.

Feel free to call or write with any questions or concerns you may have.

Craig Duncan
603-845-9727
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Re: Ridgway 2016 Match Dates

Post by 45bpcr » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:26 pm

Ridgway BPCR Newsletter
August 2016

August 28th is just around the corner. Get your ammo loaded for our August match!
It's a 40 shot match this month, and we will be running 3 relays. As usual, the range will be available for practice on Saturday the 27th.

Scope Classes
At our past matches, there's been some discussion about classing Scope shooters instead of just having 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall. While the NRA has not officially made this change, informal awards can be made at the match director's discretion, and we're going to start doing so to provide more recognition for scope shooters' efforts. As we do with iron sights, there will be a minimum of 2 competitors in a class to award 1st place, 5 competitors to award 2nd, and 8 for 3rd. If you're the only one in your class, you'll be placed with the next highest class. Please ensure that your books reflect your current classification.

More Range Improvements
I've got poles made to have new wind flags for each berm. These will be easily visible and won't become furled around the poles. If you're able to get there on Friday to help us set them up, it'd be much appreciated.

Eastern Nationals
We're still accepting registrations for the Eastern National match September 22-25. I'll have plenty of forms available.

Match-Day Info


7:00-8:45 Registration
8:00-8:45 Sight-in
8:45 Mandatory shooters meeting
9:00 Match starts

Shoot is open to NRA and non-NRA members. Current NRA silhouette rules apply. 2016 NRA Silhouette Classification book required and may be purchased at the match. Entry fee of $25 per day (Junior Shooters $10).


See www.ridgwayrifleclub.com for lodging options. FYI, the Summit Lodge/Bar &Grill has changed hands - Google it and check out the reviews. As usual, there's cot camping available at both clubhouses, and showers at the main club house. Primitive camping (limited electric, no water/sewer) is available at the range.

See you at Ridgway!



Sincerely,
Craig Duncan

Match Director, Ridgway BPCR

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603-845-9727 (cell)

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Re: Ridgway 2016 Match Dates

Post by 45bpcr » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:29 pm

August 2016 BPCR Match Results

Congratulations to Brian Chilson, winner of the August 2016 BPCR match at Ridgway PA with a score of 31. Dave Heeter earned 2nd Open with a 29, and John Sweka was 3rd Open with a 25. Notably, this is John's first year of shooting BPCR, with his father's new CPA.

In Scope, Brian was also 1st with a 34, followed by 2nd Scope John Haagen with a 32 and 3rd Scope Kenny White with a 28. Take note: Kenny was breech-seating paper-patched bullets. Mark Chronister tied with Kenny but they decided to determine the winner via coin toss. Great shooting, guys! Carolyn Snyder also had a good day, upclassifying to AA and earning a turkey grand slam. Complete results are below.

Conditions were calm and partly cloudy in the morning, giving way to sunshine as temperatures rose into the mid-80s with high humidity, and then clouded over again near the match's end. Mirage and wind were less than we sometimes encounter at Ridgway, but varying from one shot to the next along with the light.

We had a total of 24 competitors shooting 26 rifles, up from 19 and 20 in August 2015. We continue to welcome new and returning shooters, and will find you a spotter if you need one!

You'll notice that the standings below include a 1st AAA Scope and 1st AA Scope. These are new. The NRA does not recognize classifications within BPCR Scope, but for our regular monthly matches we can offer non-official awards, and anyone can sponsor a prize. (The "Most Improved Shooter" prize, sponsored by Carolyn Snyder and including a $25 Midway USA gift certificate, is one such example. John Sweka won it this month.) By recognizing the efforts of both new and long-time shooters, we hope to encourage participation in BPCR shooting. Note that for the Eastern Nationals, only 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Scope place trophies will be awarded. Certificates will be awarded for other Scope classifications.

And on that note, the first Eastern National BPCR match is next month, Sept 22-25. Due to folks finding/making time in their busy schedules to attend this event, we will keep registration open as long as possible, but we need to have a fairly accurate estimate of attendees for squadding and food purchases for the Friday night BBQ. We may be able to accept event-day registrations, but a phone call or email ahead of time would be greatly appreciated. For folks bringing a guest, we want to feed them too, so please let us know. This should be an exciting and fun-filled time for all. Ridgway Rifle Club offers the largest Silhouette range east of the Mississippi. You won't be disappointed!
Sincerely,


Craig Duncan
Match Director, Ridgway BPCR
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Re: Ridgway 2016 Match Dates

Post by 45bpcr » Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:26 pm

BPCR Eastern Nationals Update
September 2016

We're ready - are you? Have your ammo loaded? The 2016 Eastern National is right around the corner! Carolyn and I will be leaving NH next Sunday and should be at Ridgway by noon on Monday. Monday-Wednesday, the range will be available for practice whenever we aren't doing range work. And the more help we get, the more the range will be available.

Match Info

We'll be weighing rifles and checking cross sticks.
We're going to be picking names from a jar each day for which bank of animals you'll shoot. We'll run 3 relays. Folks that want to shoot together can sign up as a squad of 2 or 3. If you're solo, we'll find you a squad to join. Decide among your squad which relay you'll shoot.
We'll be able to "dig in" each day, but plan on moving to a different bank the next day.
We'd prefer to have scoring done by designated scorers. The NRA isn't giving us any manpower, so we could use some volunteers. If we don't have enough scorers, your spotter will keep your score. Both the shooter and scorer will sign off on each animal shot.
Camping
If you're planning to camp in an RV, bring a long electrical cord. But the circuit breakers trip easily - it's a rifle range, not a campground - so plan to avoid using a/c, microwaves, or other devices that draw heavy current. Wouldn't hurt to bring a generator if you have one. I'll bring a 3K unit that will support a couple RVs. Potable water is available, but there is no dump station.

Fun Stuff
Ridgway is a 1000-yard silhouette range. After the official shooting is over for the day, we like to play. We welcome different types of rifles, so bring your Mil-Surps, antiques, black guns, bench guns, etc. We can tip over crows, groundhogs, bobcats and coyotes at distances from 850 to 1000 yards. There's also Homer. He's a 1/2 scale buffalo out at 980 yards. The range stays open until the sun goes down.

Last but not least, don't forget the BBQ on Friday evening. The club is providing food and beverages at the main club house. There are rumors that special commemorative adult beverages will be available. And that's when we'll have the drawings for prizes, including a very beautiful 22LR-caliber rifle made especially for us by CPA Rifles.


See you soon!

Sincerely,
Craig Duncan

Match Director, Ridgway BPCR

45bpcr@gmail.com

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Re: Ridgway 2016 Match Dates

Post by 45bpcr » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:50 am

2016 Eastern National BPCR Results

The 2016 Eastern Nationals is in the books! Congratulations to Brian Chilson, winner of each day's match as well as the overall Iron Man. We had a total of 52 rifles on the line over the course of four days, 31 shooting Iron sights and 23 shooting scope. Not everyone shot both days hence the number of 52.

The weather was outstanding with warm days and cool nights. The temperature swings did make for some interesting conditions with mirage being the main culprit. The conditions are easily seen in the aggregate scores - Iron sight scores on Thursday and Friday were higher than scope on Saturday and Sunday. There were many 15 pins awarded, though none for chickens. (Brian came close on Thursday with 12.) See the complete results below.

Shoot-offs
With so many talented competitors, shoot-offs were inevitable. And we had many! Unless otherwise noted, everyone shot chickens to determine the winners, indicated in bold below.

Thursday (Iron sights)
John Bly and Jim Dietlein with 49s for 3rd Open
Jim Radcliffe and Greg Vest with 41s for 3rd Master

Friday (Iron sights)
John Bly and Greg Lauver for 2nd AAA
Bob Clipp and Larry Kiehl with 31s for 2nd AA

Aggregate Iron Sights
John Bly, Jim Dietlein, and Kenny White with 89s for 3rd Open
Vince D'Allessandro and Larry Kiehl with 64s for 1st AA

Saturday (Scope)
Steve Decker, Ken Pointer, and Kenny White with 40s for 2nd Master
Ernie Bennett and Glenn Davis with 41s for 1st AAA

Sunday (Scope)
Marshall Chase and Mark Chronister with 44s for 2nd Open*
Brad Ryan and Kenny White with 43s for 1st Master

*Marshall and Mark shot chickens starting with 5 animals in 7 minutes. They both hit 1 and moved to sudden death - 1 animal in 1 minute - and both shot 1. So they did it again. Marshall came out on top.

Aggregate Scope
Rodney Barton and Glenn Davis had 75s for 2nd AAA, settled by coin toss.


Great shooting, everyone! Again, see below for complete results.

Prizes and Sponsors
After Friday's match, we were off to the BBQ and prize drawing. The club put on a great meal with chicken, fixings and free beer. The prize table was well stocked and folks all got several cracks at it. (We award all prizes by drawing names.) In a separate drawing, Tim Gifford, AKA "Mr. Lucky" had his name drawn to win a 22 Silhouette rifle courtesy of CPA Rifles. Thank you to Gail and Paul Shuttleworth for your generosity!

Thanks to our other sponsors. In no particular order:
Swiss Power for the powder, coffee mugs and other items
Wolfe Publishing for the books and magazines
Brownells for the hearing protection and 22 ammo
SPG for the gift certificates and posters
Starline Brass for the gift certificates
Green Mountain Barrels for the gift certificates
MVA sights for the gift certificate
Circle Fly Wads
Walters Wads
Boomers Moulds for the gift certificate
Steve Brooks Moulds for the gift certificate
Distant Thunder for the sight inserts
BPCN for the subscriptions
603 Brewery for the beer
And a friend here in NH for the antique powder tins and reloading equipment
Special Guests
We usually have spectators at our matches and this month was no exception. My back-of-the-napkin calculations put the number at 46. Most of the folks coming to watch are interested in getting started in BPCR Silhouette. I work hard to get them back and shooting.

On Saturday, we had 3 guys from the PA school of gunsmithing. They ended up staying for the day so they could try our rifles first hand. Many thanks to all who offered their advice, knowledge and experience - I'm sure they won't forget it.

Last but not least, Representative GT Thompson from the PA 5th. Congressional district stopped by on Sunday to try his hand at BPCR Silhouette. GT is a strong advocate for our 2nd amendment rights.

Thank-Yous
I'd like to thank the Ridgway Rifle Club for all their help in hosting the event, and volunteers who devoted their time to make the event a success, and the NRA for sending Greg Connor up to help us in keeping it official.

2016 seemed to be a great year for our sport thanks to the efforts of Match directors nation wide. 2017's going to be better!
Sincerely,

Craig Duncan
Match Director, Ridgway BPCR
45bpcr@gmail.com
603-845-9727 (cell)
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Re: Ridgway 2016 Match Dates

Post by 45bpcr » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:51 am

Here's the aggregate and Iron Man scores.
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Re: Ridgway 2016 Match Dates

Post by Kurt » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:11 am

Craig.

Did you by chance get a equipment list?

Kurt

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Re: Ridgway 2016 Match Dates

Post by 45bpcr » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:28 am

We did and sent it off to Sheryll Friday.

Craig

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Re: Ridgway 2016 Match Dates

Post by Kurt » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:31 am

TNX.

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Re: Ridgway 2016 Match Dates

Post by 45bpcr » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:54 am

Ridgway BPCR Newsletter
October 2016

We'll be capping off the 2016 season the 30th of October at the Ridgway Rifle Club!
This month's match will be a standard 40-shot match. Attendance at the October match is typically light due to hunting season, so we will probably run just two relays.

The last shoot of the year is always a bittersweet event for us. It's sad to see the season end and know we won't see our friends and fellow competitors again until spring. But we can look back on all the great times and good (or not so good) shooting we did.

We'll be staying at the Royal Inn this month as we've had a few cold nights here in NH and our camper is winterized. Camping is still available at the range, however.
Match-Day Info

7:00-8:45 Registration
8:00-8:45 Sight-in
8:45 Mandatory shooters meeting
9:00 Match starts

Shoot is open to NRA and non-NRA members. Current NRA silhouette rules apply. 2016 NRA Silhouette Classification book required and may be purchased at the match. Entry fee of $25 per day (Junior Shooters $10).

We'll provide coffee and donuts, and the club house has potable water. Bring your lunch.

We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
Craig Duncan

Match Director, Ridgway BPCR
45bpcr@gmail.com
603-845-9727 (cell)

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Re: Ridgway 2016 Match Dates

Post by 45bpcr » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:55 am

October 2016 BPCR Match Results


Congratulations to Dave Heeter, winner of the final BPCR match of 2016 with a score of 31. Upcoming shooter Kevin Burge turned in a 30 to earn 2nd Open, and yours truly Craig Duncan was 3rd with a 27. In Scope, Brian Chilson and Ed Heeter tied at 28, with Brian claiming 1st Scope in a shoot-off by a single chicken. Roger Tremba was 3rd Scope with a 26. We had a total of 18 competitors shooting 20 rifles, which is a good turnout for October. See below for complete results.


It was a strange day for weather. We started with unseasonably warm temps in the morning with cloud cover and light variable winds. Darkening clouds affected visibility by late morning, when some of us were on rams and others on chickens. Then a front blew through. The brief but torrential rain was nature's way of saying that yes, we would take a lunch break after all. In short, the choice of starting on pigs vs. turkeys made a bigger difference than usual, and probably half of us would have traded places with the other half. On the plus side, there was no mirage.


We celebrated several accomplishments. We welcomed new BPCR shooter Shaun Letham, whose 24 earned him a spot in AA. And we had 3 grand slams - Shaun, Gordon Clefton, and John Sweka all knocked down 10 pigs.

Reflecting on the year, attendance at matches was up about 30% compared to 2015. We welcomed five brand new BPCR shooters, along with several more returning after a long absence.

Thank you to everyone who helped us run the matches this year - range work, cleaning, line calling, trash emptying, office work, etc.

Over the winter I'll be working with the club and we'll send out a newsletter once we have match dates for 2017. In the meantime, enjoy the holidays and make lots of ammo so we'll see you at Ridgway next year!
Sincerely,

Craig Duncan

Match Director, Ridgway BPCR
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