Memorial Weekend Regional Championship

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jackrabbit
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Location: Carpenter Wyoming

Memorial Weekend Regional Championship

Post by jackrabbit » Tue May 29, 2018 9:45 pm

Friends and Fellow Shooters,

After a couple of days to reflect and refuel after such an eventful weekend, we are still smiling at the successful match that we had. After a couple of last minute cancelations and calls to the waiting list, we ended up with 29 entries in our 2018 Smithmoor Memorial Weekend NRA BPCR Regional Championship. We had several shooters travel some distance to be here and we were very pleased by the strong competition we had. On Saturday we had a four way tie for both master class and AAA!

As usual, the food was super and the Ladies of Smithmoor out did themselves. We had pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw and homemade bread pudding on Saturday lunch, and Italian sloppy joes on garlic toast, broccoli cauliflower salad, and potato salad with strawberry rhubarb crisp for desert on Sunday. The big hit was the Saturday evening appreciation dinner put on by Travis and Dawna Purdum of Cal-Graf Design and Steve Anderson of Wyoming Sight Drifter. Smoked brisket, potato salad, fresh rolls, Vicki's cole slaw and cupcakes for desert made up the menu with some music played by our friend Roger Stearns on his guitar. I know I ate too much and really enjoyed the evening. Thank you guys for the super meal!

The weather was interesting this year. Saturday turned out quite warm with temps getting into the 90's and really very little wind. There was some strong mirage, but I am not really sure why scores were not higher. There was a lot of frustration going around, that I do know. Sunday turned out cooler with temps in 60's and a steady breeze of around 20 mph. Strangely, as you can see from the score board, folks shot better in the wind than they did on Saturday. I felt rather fortunate that the weather was as good as it was as we spent most of the day sitting between two storm cells. Tornadoes and hail were experienced both north and south of us, but we never had more than a stiff breeze and a few drops of rain.

Last year we started a tradition that I hope continues with our Shooter's Church early on Sunday Morning. Our friend, Joshua Tangeman, gave a short and meaningful sermon about the significance of Memorial Day. Shortly after the service, we were treated to the beautiful voice of Melinda Gibson singing the National Anthem again for us this year. I don't know about everyone else, but I find it particularly moving listening to Melinda's voice while looking at the Stars and Stripes and standing next to friends while enjoying the freedom that so many have paid the ultimate price for us to have. Thank you to Josh and Melinda for sharing your talents with us.

I always have a bit of a time trying to decide how to do the awards and prizes as far as what to get and who to give what to. This year we had a couple of really generous donations and came up with a new idea on how to award them. I do not like just giving big prizes away in a drawing (probably because I seldom win….lol) but think it means something to actually win them by shooting well. Going off of what we started doing in our 22 BPCR matches, I decided to add a fifth station, make it its own match and award the large prizes to the winners. We made the fifth station a five shot group on a 36" gong at the ram line (500 meters). There were two gongs with one serving as a sighter and the other for score. We broke the shooters into two classes with Master and AAA in one and AA and A/B in the other. The two day's groups were added together and the one with the smallest measurement was the winner. The winner of the Master/AAA class took home a case of Swiss powder and the AA/A class received a brand new 10X MVA scope with mounts!!

I enjoyed the fifth station very much and it was interesting to see the groups. In the Master/AAA class, Michael Rix shot a very good score on day one, but threw his first shot for record off the target on day two, which put him out. I shot a couple of good groups, but screwed up and put a 6th shot on the target the second day and was disqualified. Rick Mortiz shot two good groups early and we all thought he had it wrapped up, especially since the wind really picked up in the late afternoon. Lee Wolff with the help of veteran rifleman "Doc" Richard Bement spotting for him, showed us all up with an amazing group in the strong wind to take home the powder! Competition was stiff in the AA/A class as well, but John Brooker came out the winner and took home the MVA Scope. Great shooting Lee and John!

Readers will want to review the attached score sheet for all of the juicy details, but I did want to mention the aggregate winners. High A class, shooting a 45 and winning a Smithmoor Buckle was John Brooker. High AA class, shooting a 52 and winning a buckle and a certificate for a Brooks Mould was Dick Farmer. AAA class went to our Canadian Friend Paul Lawrence who shot a 50. Master class was tied at 58 by Jack Odor and Michael Rix! The match ran late and they decided they did not want to shoot off, so reverse animal count gave 1st Master and the buckle to Jack Odor. With the help of super spotter Jack Odor, I was honored to shoot well enough to earn the Smithmoor Match Winner Buckle and a place on the beautiful Smithmoor Cup Trophy. Thank you Jack for all of your help!

A great big thank you needs to go out to all of the folks that make this match happen. It takes a lot of folks to make this match happen, but none of it would be possible without the shooters. I feel so blessed to have such a great group of folks that come to our matches, are so encouraging and supportive, tolerate my crazy ideas, and always have a smile on their face and a great attitude. You make it all worth it and a pleasure to run these matches. Thank you!!

Please remember our many sponsors as you shop for shooting equipment and accessories this year. These companies have some great products and they very generously support our matches and help make them great.

Cal-Graf Design
Montana Vintage Arms
Swiss Powder
Wyoming Sight Drifter
Brooks' Bullet Moulds
Walter's Wads
Treebone Carving
Cat's Shooting Sticks
The Single Shot Exchange
Baldwin Sights
Redding Reloading Equipment
SPG Lube
Shiloh Sharps
DZ Arms
Wolf's Western Traders
Starline Brass


I look forward to seeing everyone again soon,
take care, Cody Smith




Day 1 Day 2 Aggregate
Shooter Chickens Pigs Turkeys Rams Total Place Ch Pigs T Rams Total Place Total Place
Master
Jack Odor 5 9 7 9 30 1st 3 10 7 8 28 58 1st
Rick Moritz 6 10 6 8 30 MW 3 9 8 4 24 54 3rd
Michael Rix 2 10 9 9 30 4 10 6 8 28 1st 58 2nd
Cody Smith 4 10 7 9 30 5 10 7 9 31 MW 61 MW
Klaus Schattleitner 2 10 6 5 23 1 7 4 6 18 41

AAA
Sam Chipps 2 8 2 5 17 10 9 4 1 14 31
Chris Stubbs 1 8 7 7 23 0 8 4 3 15 38
Paul Lawrence 2 8 8 8 26 3 10 6 5 24 50 1st
Hugh Wilson 1 8 9 8 26 2 10 1 6 19 47
Joe Kapler 2 7 8 6 23 1 9 5 5 20 43
JD Farmer 1 6 7 4 18 3 10 6 6 25 1st 43
Kevin Finney 0 9 8 9 26 1 9 5 8 23 49 2nd
Travis Purdum 0 9 7 10 26 1 9 6 6 22 48 3rd
Jason Porter 3 7 3 3 16 0 9 1 5 15 31
Richard Bement 0 9 6 8 23 0 7 4 7 18 41
Lee Wolff 2 10 6 5 23 2 10 5 0 17 40
Roger Buechler 4 7 7 5 23 0 0 3 1 4 27
Mark Parchares 1 7 8 6 22 0 8 3 10 21 43

AA
Jim Rodebaugh 3 6 6 6 21 2 10 5 4 21 42 2nd
Dick Farmer 2 9 9 5 25 1st 1 10 7 9 27 1st 52 1st
Gary Smith 0 5 1 3 9 DNF 2 - - - -

A/B
Eddie Hayes 0 6 0 0 6 0 5 5 5 15 21
Don McDowell 0 4 5 3 12 1 3 3 3 10 22
John Brooker 2 9 6 5 22 0 8 8 7 23 1st 45 1st
Dan Womer 3 10 7 5 25 1st 1 6 3 4 14 39 2nd
David Heintz 1 9 4 5 19 1 5 1 4 11 30 3rd
Sacha Wolff 1 6 5 1 13 DNF - - - -
Tom Wengh 1 0 2 1 4 0 0 3 7 10 14
John Willkie 0 5 1 3 9 10 6 3 3 12 17

5 Shot Group Day 1 Place Day 2 Place Agg Place
Master
Jack Odor 10 1/2 15 25 1/2
Rick Moritz 9 1/4 11 3/8 20 5/8
Michael Rix 8 3/4 1st scratch 0
Cody Smith 10 1/4 scratch 0
Klaus Schattleitner 19 1 hit

AAA
Sam Chipps 1 hit 15 0
Chris Stubbs 14 1/8 0 0
Paul Lawrence 16 3/4 12 3/8 28 3/4
Hugh Wilson 22 1/4 3 hits 0
Joe Kapler 18 1/2 scratch 0
JD Farmer 15 5/8 0 0
Kevin Finney 13 11/16 29 1/2 41 3/16
Travis Purdum 13 1/2 0 0
Jason Porter 22 1/4 23 1/2 45 3/4
Richard Bement 14 4 hits 0
Lee Wolff 9 3/8 9 1st 18 3/8 Winner of case of Swiss Powder
Roger Buechler 11 1/2 1 hit 0
Mark Parchares 11 5/8 4 hits 0

AA
Jim Rodebaugh 0 0 0
Dick Farmer 13 5/8 0 0
Gary Smith 3 hits 0 0

A/B
Eddie Hayes 3 hits 25 1/2 0
Don McDowell 3 hits 3 hits 0
John Brooker 4 hits-9 7/8 14 23 7/8 Winner of new MVA 10x scope
Dan Womer 15 7/8 4 hits 0
David Heintz 3 hits 4 hits 0
Sacha Wolff 0 0 0
Tom Wengh 2 hits 4 hits 0
John Willkie 16 1/8 2 hits 0
Coralee Smith 12 7/8 1st 4 hits 20 1/4 33 1/8

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