October on Long Island is supposed to be on the cool side, daytime highs in the lower 70s and dry but this past weekend October was more like August Hot and Humid. We had our final match of the season and it was a Grand Prix event.
I want to thank Paul Porch who made the trip from North Carolina and Bill and Melissa Day who travel from Maine, Leo Gonzales from Connecticut, John Eroh from Massachusetts, Brian Vanliew from New Jersey, Mike Harris from Pennsylvania, Eric Brewer, Sean McDaniel, Nathan Thomas, Hans and Ray Apelles and Rosalie Paulson from upstate New York, Roel Jackson, Kevin Campbell, Joseph Kruzon and Tom Holland whos help much appreciated in setting the match.
The match schedule had to be altered due to the fact Thunder storms had been predated for the second day of the match we had planned on shooting Rifle Saturday have lunch and then the pistol event and Sunday the second rifle and that was the plan up until Saturday morning the weather forecast Sunday kept on getting worse every so we decide to change the format Day 1 Rifle Saturday morning lunch then Day 2 in the afternoon and Sunday the pistol match and the last group was just about finished when conditions were getting close to dangerous situation.
Now the that I bored everyone I will give you the results the Rifle total points for both days was 114
Leo Gonzales shot 93
Tom Holland shot 87
Rosalie Paulson shot 29
Ray Apelles shot 89
Nathan Thomas Shot 88
Bill Day shot 92
John Eroh shot 83
Sean McDaniel shot 72
Melissa Day shot 64
Kevin Campbell shot 32 Day one only
Eric Brewer shot 70
Joseph Kruzon shot 56
Thomas Wade shot 38
Roel Jackson shot 30 Day one only
Brian Van Liew shot 105
Mike Harris shot 98
Paul Porch Shot 91
Pistol 40 shot total
Eric Brewer shot 28
Sean McDaniel shot 27
Bill Day shot 22
Paul Porch Shot 22
Leo Gonzales shot 15 - Red dot
John Eroh shot 5 - SSP no scope
Hans Apelles shot 58
I was having an issue posting the equipment list and match details I will post later
for all the make the trek to Long Island
Norm this season for East Coast and Southern Grand Prix's. 3rd time this season I had to shoot two for one.....
Starting to like the long days of rifle matches....lol
Dispite me bringing the wrong pellets I had a great time. The lunch food was really super. I miss the Yankee tastes, especially the eggplant Parmesan.....
Of course the company is always welcome. Glad to have the opportunity to shoot with the North East gang 4 times this year.
A special thank you to friend Brian Van Liew for supplying me the correct pellets or I would have had an even tougher day.
The course was enjoyable and the LI winds did not disappoint... Especially on Sunday when it really blew for the pistol match! I could of done without the downpour of rain on the last lane!
Thanks to you Tom and Tom Holland, and all the others who helped to make the match possible....