THE Temecula Challenge - report + pics

THE Temecula Challenge - report + pics

Joined: April 25th, 2008, 12:25 am

May 22nd, 2012, 3:55 pm #1

THE Temecula Challenge 2012

There is only one of these and for good reason there can only be one Temecula Challenge and for us Field Target junkies the chance to shoot at this legendary event is not to be missed. Suffice to say this past weekends event was a huge success and enjoyed by all immensely.

So before I get into a proper match report might Id take this opportunity to properly thank LD and his wife and family for hosting the event and for all there tireless hard work which went into making it such a resounding success. From all of us who attended I think I speak for all of us when I say a very big THANK YOU !

They traveled from afar to come and shoot - some came from Texas, Utah, Northern CA, Oregon I myself am only 120 miles from Temecula although the 4 1/2 hours I spent crawling in Los Angeles Friday evening commute seemed like an eternity I managed to arrive around 8pm Friday night too late to take any pictures but many had already arrived and set up there campsites, tents and motor homes ready for the weekends fun.

The pictures are the best visual description of the event so Ill try to keep my verbal rhetoric to a minimum.

6am Saturday morning I was greeted to a spectacular morning still air and local balloon enthusiasts high overhead











Not a bad location to shoot Field Target ..













Now the 100yd sight-in range was already in use at 6am by the over eager Larry Pironne who warned me that he like to get up early and catch the still air . The man loves to practice and all that practice means he really knows how to shoot and shoot well I might add!

Heres Larry already on the practice range while most of us were still asleep !





After my mandatory wake up coffee I joined him on the line to warm up the wizzer .



Joined by another hard core early riser .



And as we practiced Bobby Cockran could be seen rock hoping like a mountain goat in the distance, setting targets, checking strings and making the final preparations to the course .





By 8am breakfast was served and enjoyed by all .



then came the obligatory sign in, pairings, shooters safety meeting and RULES.








New to the game for this years event was the rule that ALL shooters MUST have apart of there body touching the lane marker stake when taking there shots but must not be in front of the lane marker stake. This in effect limited a shooters physical position to being directly next to the lane marker so you simply werent able to sit, stand or kneel to get a good sight picture where ever you felt like it . YOU MUST BE TOUCHING THE POST !

SO . As you peruse the pictures of the competitors shooting you will please note the feet, elbows, hands, knees, shins, shoulders and other body parts touching the post

It quite simply meant that the bar had been raised and this was going to make the shooting even harder than anticipated

Ok Ive waffled on enough so lets get the pictures of the lanes, targets, shooters and crazy positions that we were all forced to get into to be able to make some ridiculously difficult shots ..

Bruce Adamson and I started on lane 6 . Now referred to as the long walk !



























Yup thats a 60 yd target hidden in a bush in the shadows with a 10mph cross wind easy peasy right ?.. NOT !





High shots,
Low Shots,
Most shots you simply couldnt sit comfortably strap in and see the target , as well as still touch the pole/post .





















Which brings me to one of the hardest targets on the course

The illusive rabbit on top of the mountain almost impossible to see, with a 1/4 paddle with a lot air around the kill zone the lead splatters on the rocks 5 yds in front of the shooters spoke volumes ..





Creative positioning to be able to just see it .






I should point out that I shot this kneeling and hit it once which for me was huge !

and the 2nd target on the lane (3) a 40yd squirrel



more lanes









Hot, tired, frustrated



But having a wonderful time



Ah yes and then came lunch !
LDs wife Andrea and his daughter slaved tirelessly over the BBQ and presented us with some very delicious Carne Asada looked and tasted like very fine TriTip yummy !

























During lunch Bobby decided to wake up the Bench rest shooters .





whilst Ron looked on suitable unimpressed



A few friendly faces on the practice line



















The afternoon and evening consisted of much drinking, shooting the breeze good food, good drinks, good people and good conversations. Making new friend, catching up with old ones and covert operations to sabotage each others rigs in anticipation of the next days match .

Sundays match was more of the same except it was hotter and windier with gusts in the 10 15 mph ah what fun on an already difficult course.



Stamina and endurance was the key to success that and being able to dope swirling
Vortex winds from all directions, LD and Bobby had also moved a few targets further back to increase the difficulty level just for the hell of it I quess..







Leo had misplaced his dope on Saturday but found it on Sunday !





Whilst I started strong on Sunday with a 13/16 for the 1st 4 lanes , my shooting Partner Larry almost decided to give up and go home with a 3/16 on the same lanes ..





However he surreptitiously lent me his bum bag to sit on, on lane 5 at which point he stole my MOJO either that or his sabotage to my whizzer strted taking effect

From that point on Larry shot like a possessed demon on fire effortlessly knockin them down with his 12ft lb Pro Sport or Whiscombe eater as he likes to now call it !

Ah well . Suffice to say he gave me a serious beating and schooling in the art of shooting in the wind.

Lunch was more of the same excellent food , re- hydration and taking a breather before finishing the match.





and by 3pm it was over

The scores were tallied and the prizes presented!







The well deserved winners !
Bobby shot a superb Open score of 81
LD also shot an extremely high 71
And our Spring Piston Champ Larry Pirrone (who shot brilliantly) gave the National Champ Leo Duran and me the Arizona Champ and good spanking with a high score of 53

Kevin and Bobby




Larry and Leo




Jim and LD


All in all it was a great weekend and one that hopefully next year we can repeat.
Thanx again LD it was awesome.






































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Joined: December 25th, 2009, 8:47 pm

May 22nd, 2012, 4:33 pm #2

Thank you James and Jim Cyran for great reports and pics! (forgot my camera!)

Really glad I made the trip. Although I didn't fare too well, (the heat got my scope Sun), just
meeting and shooting with these guys was worth the price. LD and family worked very hard for us
and there aren't enough thanks.

I do believe LD had enlisted the help of the local wildlife to mess with us! Larry Pirrone had
a bird land on his shoulder whilst trying to take a shot. Saturday, Kevin Yee and I were paired
up. While he was ranging the "Terrorist" on lane 10, Larry Pironne's little bird decided to perch
itself on Kevin's scope and see what he was up too! Only at LD's!

I really think my favorite moment was watching Leo Duran smoking lane 8. He got skunked the day before on that lane, and when I heard that gong, I looked up and saw the biggest smile ever! He raised his fist in triumph and everyone cheered him on.

I won't go on and on. Everyone will have their own stories to tell. Really, really, fun.




Head Gopher and Assistant
Match Director Ashland Air Rifle Range
Ashland OR

Regards,


Mark Gravelle
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Joined: July 6th, 2002, 8:59 pm

May 22nd, 2012, 6:23 pm #3

THE Temecula Challenge 2012

There is only one of these and for good reason there can only be one Temecula Challenge and for us Field Target junkies the chance to shoot at this legendary event is not to be missed. Suffice to say this past weekends event was a huge success and enjoyed by all immensely.

So before I get into a proper match report might Id take this opportunity to properly thank LD and his wife and family for hosting the event and for all there tireless hard work which went into making it such a resounding success. From all of us who attended I think I speak for all of us when I say a very big THANK YOU !

They traveled from afar to come and shoot - some came from Texas, Utah, Northern CA, Oregon I myself am only 120 miles from Temecula although the 4 1/2 hours I spent crawling in Los Angeles Friday evening commute seemed like an eternity I managed to arrive around 8pm Friday night too late to take any pictures but many had already arrived and set up there campsites, tents and motor homes ready for the weekends fun.

The pictures are the best visual description of the event so Ill try to keep my verbal rhetoric to a minimum.

6am Saturday morning I was greeted to a spectacular morning still air and local balloon enthusiasts high overhead











Not a bad location to shoot Field Target ..













Now the 100yd sight-in range was already in use at 6am by the over eager Larry Pironne who warned me that he like to get up early and catch the still air . The man loves to practice and all that practice means he really knows how to shoot and shoot well I might add!

Heres Larry already on the practice range while most of us were still asleep !





After my mandatory wake up coffee I joined him on the line to warm up the wizzer .



Joined by another hard core early riser .



And as we practiced Bobby Cockran could be seen rock hoping like a mountain goat in the distance, setting targets, checking strings and making the final preparations to the course .





By 8am breakfast was served and enjoyed by all .



then came the obligatory sign in, pairings, shooters safety meeting and RULES.








New to the game for this years event was the rule that ALL shooters MUST have apart of there body touching the lane marker stake when taking there shots but must not be in front of the lane marker stake. This in effect limited a shooters physical position to being directly next to the lane marker so you simply werent able to sit, stand or kneel to get a good sight picture where ever you felt like it . YOU MUST BE TOUCHING THE POST !

SO . As you peruse the pictures of the competitors shooting you will please note the feet, elbows, hands, knees, shins, shoulders and other body parts touching the post

It quite simply meant that the bar had been raised and this was going to make the shooting even harder than anticipated

Ok Ive waffled on enough so lets get the pictures of the lanes, targets, shooters and crazy positions that we were all forced to get into to be able to make some ridiculously difficult shots ..

Bruce Adamson and I started on lane 6 . Now referred to as the long walk !



























Yup thats a 60 yd target hidden in a bush in the shadows with a 10mph cross wind easy peasy right ?.. NOT !





High shots,
Low Shots,
Most shots you simply couldnt sit comfortably strap in and see the target , as well as still touch the pole/post .





















Which brings me to one of the hardest targets on the course

The illusive rabbit on top of the mountain almost impossible to see, with a 1/4 paddle with a lot air around the kill zone the lead splatters on the rocks 5 yds in front of the shooters spoke volumes ..





Creative positioning to be able to just see it .






I should point out that I shot this kneeling and hit it once which for me was huge !

and the 2nd target on the lane (3) a 40yd squirrel



more lanes









Hot, tired, frustrated



But having a wonderful time



Ah yes and then came lunch !
LDs wife Andrea and his daughter slaved tirelessly over the BBQ and presented us with some very delicious Carne Asada looked and tasted like very fine TriTip yummy !

























During lunch Bobby decided to wake up the Bench rest shooters .





whilst Ron looked on suitable unimpressed



A few friendly faces on the practice line



















The afternoon and evening consisted of much drinking, shooting the breeze good food, good drinks, good people and good conversations. Making new friend, catching up with old ones and covert operations to sabotage each others rigs in anticipation of the next days match .

Sundays match was more of the same except it was hotter and windier with gusts in the 10 15 mph ah what fun on an already difficult course.



Stamina and endurance was the key to success that and being able to dope swirling
Vortex winds from all directions, LD and Bobby had also moved a few targets further back to increase the difficulty level just for the hell of it I quess..







Leo had misplaced his dope on Saturday but found it on Sunday !





Whilst I started strong on Sunday with a 13/16 for the 1st 4 lanes , my shooting Partner Larry almost decided to give up and go home with a 3/16 on the same lanes ..





However he surreptitiously lent me his bum bag to sit on, on lane 5 at which point he stole my MOJO either that or his sabotage to my whizzer strted taking effect

From that point on Larry shot like a possessed demon on fire effortlessly knockin them down with his 12ft lb Pro Sport or Whiscombe eater as he likes to now call it !

Ah well . Suffice to say he gave me a serious beating and schooling in the art of shooting in the wind.

Lunch was more of the same excellent food , re- hydration and taking a breather before finishing the match.





and by 3pm it was over

The scores were tallied and the prizes presented!







The well deserved winners !
Bobby shot a superb Open score of 81
LD also shot an extremely high 71
And our Spring Piston Champ Larry Pirrone (who shot brilliantly) gave the National Champ Leo Duran and me the Arizona Champ and good spanking with a high score of 53

Kevin and Bobby




Larry and Leo




Jim and LD


All in all it was a great weekend and one that hopefully next year we can repeat.
Thanx again LD it was awesome.





































Brutal does not come close to describe it!... And I hear that it can be, and has been, worse (wind-wise).
I recall shooting only one lane (#11, on Sunday) where I did not have to hold for wind (it died down long enough to get 4 quick shots off... And I mean quick!).

Difficult as it was, with the tough up/down angles & strong winds (enough to hold ~2" outside of the animal, or 4"+ off the KZ), it felt like we were like a "band of brothers", going through a gaunlet together!

I enjoyed the challenging course, and shooting with JimC on Saturday, and Casey on Sunday... It was fun!
It was a blast to finally get some those big bells to ring on Sunday... Sadly, I only got the small bell on lane#11 on Saturday.

And, how about that 65+ yard target on lane10?... I can happily say I knocked that puppy down all 4 times!
(Hey, my scores sucked, but there were some happy moments to make up for it!)

Thanks to LD, and to all that worked so hard on hosting the match... So, here's hoping the tradition does not end here.
HookEm

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Joined: April 25th, 2008, 12:25 am

May 22nd, 2012, 8:53 pm #4

You are a credit to the FT community !

and

one hell of a shooter !

I reckon if you'd had your dope on Saturday you'd have given Larry P a run for his money !

I look forward to shooting the Nationals with you ... until then stay well !
James
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Joined: July 6th, 2002, 8:59 pm

May 22nd, 2012, 9:02 pm #5

Larry was the man!... He beat us outright on Sunday, and shot consistently welll both days.
Great job Larry!... You are a springer force to be reckconed with, and a real nice guy to boot!

HookEm
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Joined: July 6th, 2002, 8:59 pm

May 22nd, 2012, 9:13 pm #6

Thank you James and Jim Cyran for great reports and pics! (forgot my camera!)

Really glad I made the trip. Although I didn't fare too well, (the heat got my scope Sun), just
meeting and shooting with these guys was worth the price. LD and family worked very hard for us
and there aren't enough thanks.

I do believe LD had enlisted the help of the local wildlife to mess with us! Larry Pirrone had
a bird land on his shoulder whilst trying to take a shot. Saturday, Kevin Yee and I were paired
up. While he was ranging the "Terrorist" on lane 10, Larry Pironne's little bird decided to perch
itself on Kevin's scope and see what he was up too! Only at LD's!

I really think my favorite moment was watching Leo Duran smoking lane 8. He got skunked the day before on that lane, and when I heard that gong, I looked up and saw the biggest smile ever! He raised his fist in triumph and everyone cheered him on.

I won't go on and on. Everyone will have their own stories to tell. Really, really, fun.




Head Gopher and Assistant
Match Director Ashland Air Rifle Range
Ashland OR

Regards,


Mark Gravelle
Getting the bells on that lane, and the cheers from you all, made up for the all the struggles.
It was truly an unforgettable experience (I still remember every target on that course, and I'm sure I'll always remember that match)

HookEm
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Joined: July 14th, 2009, 12:22 am

May 22nd, 2012, 10:46 pm #7

THE Temecula Challenge 2012

There is only one of these and for good reason there can only be one Temecula Challenge and for us Field Target junkies the chance to shoot at this legendary event is not to be missed. Suffice to say this past weekends event was a huge success and enjoyed by all immensely.

So before I get into a proper match report might Id take this opportunity to properly thank LD and his wife and family for hosting the event and for all there tireless hard work which went into making it such a resounding success. From all of us who attended I think I speak for all of us when I say a very big THANK YOU !

They traveled from afar to come and shoot - some came from Texas, Utah, Northern CA, Oregon I myself am only 120 miles from Temecula although the 4 1/2 hours I spent crawling in Los Angeles Friday evening commute seemed like an eternity I managed to arrive around 8pm Friday night too late to take any pictures but many had already arrived and set up there campsites, tents and motor homes ready for the weekends fun.

The pictures are the best visual description of the event so Ill try to keep my verbal rhetoric to a minimum.

6am Saturday morning I was greeted to a spectacular morning still air and local balloon enthusiasts high overhead











Not a bad location to shoot Field Target ..













Now the 100yd sight-in range was already in use at 6am by the over eager Larry Pironne who warned me that he like to get up early and catch the still air . The man loves to practice and all that practice means he really knows how to shoot and shoot well I might add!

Heres Larry already on the practice range while most of us were still asleep !





After my mandatory wake up coffee I joined him on the line to warm up the wizzer .



Joined by another hard core early riser .



And as we practiced Bobby Cockran could be seen rock hoping like a mountain goat in the distance, setting targets, checking strings and making the final preparations to the course .





By 8am breakfast was served and enjoyed by all .



then came the obligatory sign in, pairings, shooters safety meeting and RULES.








New to the game for this years event was the rule that ALL shooters MUST have apart of there body touching the lane marker stake when taking there shots but must not be in front of the lane marker stake. This in effect limited a shooters physical position to being directly next to the lane marker so you simply werent able to sit, stand or kneel to get a good sight picture where ever you felt like it . YOU MUST BE TOUCHING THE POST !

SO . As you peruse the pictures of the competitors shooting you will please note the feet, elbows, hands, knees, shins, shoulders and other body parts touching the post

It quite simply meant that the bar had been raised and this was going to make the shooting even harder than anticipated

Ok Ive waffled on enough so lets get the pictures of the lanes, targets, shooters and crazy positions that we were all forced to get into to be able to make some ridiculously difficult shots ..

Bruce Adamson and I started on lane 6 . Now referred to as the long walk !



























Yup thats a 60 yd target hidden in a bush in the shadows with a 10mph cross wind easy peasy right ?.. NOT !





High shots,
Low Shots,
Most shots you simply couldnt sit comfortably strap in and see the target , as well as still touch the pole/post .





















Which brings me to one of the hardest targets on the course

The illusive rabbit on top of the mountain almost impossible to see, with a 1/4 paddle with a lot air around the kill zone the lead splatters on the rocks 5 yds in front of the shooters spoke volumes ..





Creative positioning to be able to just see it .






I should point out that I shot this kneeling and hit it once which for me was huge !

and the 2nd target on the lane (3) a 40yd squirrel



more lanes









Hot, tired, frustrated



But having a wonderful time



Ah yes and then came lunch !
LDs wife Andrea and his daughter slaved tirelessly over the BBQ and presented us with some very delicious Carne Asada looked and tasted like very fine TriTip yummy !

























During lunch Bobby decided to wake up the Bench rest shooters .





whilst Ron looked on suitable unimpressed



A few friendly faces on the practice line



















The afternoon and evening consisted of much drinking, shooting the breeze good food, good drinks, good people and good conversations. Making new friend, catching up with old ones and covert operations to sabotage each others rigs in anticipation of the next days match .

Sundays match was more of the same except it was hotter and windier with gusts in the 10 15 mph ah what fun on an already difficult course.



Stamina and endurance was the key to success that and being able to dope swirling
Vortex winds from all directions, LD and Bobby had also moved a few targets further back to increase the difficulty level just for the hell of it I quess..







Leo had misplaced his dope on Saturday but found it on Sunday !





Whilst I started strong on Sunday with a 13/16 for the 1st 4 lanes , my shooting Partner Larry almost decided to give up and go home with a 3/16 on the same lanes ..





However he surreptitiously lent me his bum bag to sit on, on lane 5 at which point he stole my MOJO either that or his sabotage to my whizzer strted taking effect

From that point on Larry shot like a possessed demon on fire effortlessly knockin them down with his 12ft lb Pro Sport or Whiscombe eater as he likes to now call it !

Ah well . Suffice to say he gave me a serious beating and schooling in the art of shooting in the wind.

Lunch was more of the same excellent food , re- hydration and taking a breather before finishing the match.





and by 3pm it was over

The scores were tallied and the prizes presented!







The well deserved winners !
Bobby shot a superb Open score of 81
LD also shot an extremely high 71
And our Spring Piston Champ Larry Pirrone (who shot brilliantly) gave the National Champ Leo Duran and me the Arizona Champ and good spanking with a high score of 53

Kevin and Bobby




Larry and Leo




Jim and LD


All in all it was a great weekend and one that hopefully next year we can repeat.
Thanx again LD it was awesome.





































Great report and shoot! nft
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Joined: May 18th, 2008, 4:53 am

May 22nd, 2012, 10:58 pm #8

Larry was the man!... He beat us outright on Sunday, and shot consistently welll both days.
Great job Larry!... You are a springer force to be reckconed with, and a real nice guy to boot!

HookEm
that must be tremendously more difficult with the wind and uphills and downhill shots.
the up and down hill just does not exist where I have shot here in the swamps.. lol
up in the trees is best we can do and down hill is kind of out unless you can discover and utilize one cool feature like a canal or coolee.
It is always a great time from what is reported.. I hope to make one of those shoots one day,.. it is kind of an aspiration of mine to try to get together a travel buggy and gear and make some of the many out of state shoots.. as long as there is a place to camp / hotel to stay in on the cheap.. that helps a lot...

That was a pretty fine line up of shooters too..
thanks again.
\dk

"HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL"

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Joined: August 14th, 2004, 2:44 am

May 23rd, 2012, 1:35 am #9

THE Temecula Challenge 2012

There is only one of these and for good reason there can only be one Temecula Challenge and for us Field Target junkies the chance to shoot at this legendary event is not to be missed. Suffice to say this past weekends event was a huge success and enjoyed by all immensely.

So before I get into a proper match report might Id take this opportunity to properly thank LD and his wife and family for hosting the event and for all there tireless hard work which went into making it such a resounding success. From all of us who attended I think I speak for all of us when I say a very big THANK YOU !

They traveled from afar to come and shoot - some came from Texas, Utah, Northern CA, Oregon I myself am only 120 miles from Temecula although the 4 1/2 hours I spent crawling in Los Angeles Friday evening commute seemed like an eternity I managed to arrive around 8pm Friday night too late to take any pictures but many had already arrived and set up there campsites, tents and motor homes ready for the weekends fun.

The pictures are the best visual description of the event so Ill try to keep my verbal rhetoric to a minimum.

6am Saturday morning I was greeted to a spectacular morning still air and local balloon enthusiasts high overhead











Not a bad location to shoot Field Target ..













Now the 100yd sight-in range was already in use at 6am by the over eager Larry Pironne who warned me that he like to get up early and catch the still air . The man loves to practice and all that practice means he really knows how to shoot and shoot well I might add!

Heres Larry already on the practice range while most of us were still asleep !





After my mandatory wake up coffee I joined him on the line to warm up the wizzer .



Joined by another hard core early riser .



And as we practiced Bobby Cockran could be seen rock hoping like a mountain goat in the distance, setting targets, checking strings and making the final preparations to the course .





By 8am breakfast was served and enjoyed by all .



then came the obligatory sign in, pairings, shooters safety meeting and RULES.








New to the game for this years event was the rule that ALL shooters MUST have apart of there body touching the lane marker stake when taking there shots but must not be in front of the lane marker stake. This in effect limited a shooters physical position to being directly next to the lane marker so you simply werent able to sit, stand or kneel to get a good sight picture where ever you felt like it . YOU MUST BE TOUCHING THE POST !

SO . As you peruse the pictures of the competitors shooting you will please note the feet, elbows, hands, knees, shins, shoulders and other body parts touching the post

It quite simply meant that the bar had been raised and this was going to make the shooting even harder than anticipated

Ok Ive waffled on enough so lets get the pictures of the lanes, targets, shooters and crazy positions that we were all forced to get into to be able to make some ridiculously difficult shots ..

Bruce Adamson and I started on lane 6 . Now referred to as the long walk !



























Yup thats a 60 yd target hidden in a bush in the shadows with a 10mph cross wind easy peasy right ?.. NOT !





High shots,
Low Shots,
Most shots you simply couldnt sit comfortably strap in and see the target , as well as still touch the pole/post .





















Which brings me to one of the hardest targets on the course

The illusive rabbit on top of the mountain almost impossible to see, with a 1/4 paddle with a lot air around the kill zone the lead splatters on the rocks 5 yds in front of the shooters spoke volumes ..





Creative positioning to be able to just see it .






I should point out that I shot this kneeling and hit it once which for me was huge !

and the 2nd target on the lane (3) a 40yd squirrel



more lanes









Hot, tired, frustrated



But having a wonderful time



Ah yes and then came lunch !
LDs wife Andrea and his daughter slaved tirelessly over the BBQ and presented us with some very delicious Carne Asada looked and tasted like very fine TriTip yummy !

























During lunch Bobby decided to wake up the Bench rest shooters .





whilst Ron looked on suitable unimpressed



A few friendly faces on the practice line



















The afternoon and evening consisted of much drinking, shooting the breeze good food, good drinks, good people and good conversations. Making new friend, catching up with old ones and covert operations to sabotage each others rigs in anticipation of the next days match .

Sundays match was more of the same except it was hotter and windier with gusts in the 10 15 mph ah what fun on an already difficult course.



Stamina and endurance was the key to success that and being able to dope swirling
Vortex winds from all directions, LD and Bobby had also moved a few targets further back to increase the difficulty level just for the hell of it I quess..







Leo had misplaced his dope on Saturday but found it on Sunday !





Whilst I started strong on Sunday with a 13/16 for the 1st 4 lanes , my shooting Partner Larry almost decided to give up and go home with a 3/16 on the same lanes ..





However he surreptitiously lent me his bum bag to sit on, on lane 5 at which point he stole my MOJO either that or his sabotage to my whizzer strted taking effect

From that point on Larry shot like a possessed demon on fire effortlessly knockin them down with his 12ft lb Pro Sport or Whiscombe eater as he likes to now call it !

Ah well . Suffice to say he gave me a serious beating and schooling in the art of shooting in the wind.

Lunch was more of the same excellent food , re- hydration and taking a breather before finishing the match.





and by 3pm it was over

The scores were tallied and the prizes presented!







The well deserved winners !
Bobby shot a superb Open score of 81
LD also shot an extremely high 71
And our Spring Piston Champ Larry Pirrone (who shot brilliantly) gave the National Champ Leo Duran and me the Arizona Champ and good spanking with a high score of 53

Kevin and Bobby




Larry and Leo




Jim and LD


All in all it was a great weekend and one that hopefully next year we can repeat.
Thanx again LD it was awesome.





































Looks like he was in 2nd place day 1.... equipment problems?

BS
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May 23rd, 2012, 1:46 am #10

Larry was the man!... He beat us outright on Sunday, and shot consistently welll both days.
Great job Larry!... You are a springer force to be reckconed with, and a real nice guy to boot!

HookEm
you are a true gentleman. We know what kind of talent you have as a shooter and I expect to have to earn any placings at the nationals.
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