The weather gave us a scare but the day was
fine. Twenty six shooters came out for this last match
before the SWRRC. We advertised a classifier but due to a
logistical error we couldnt deliver. However Ron J.
and Pete pulled something out of a hat and did deliver a
great match. A number of club members that we
havent seen much this year appeared. Among them
Mike T. who apparently was well served by his time off,
as he took the match and top limited with two stage wins
in a commanding fashion. Art at second overall, first
open and a stage win. Richard K. drove down and came in
at third with a stage win and Cedric took the remaining
stage. A side match seems to be developing about who will
be the last to arrive at the match. Veteran Cedric is
getting a run from the confident but spotty Gary. The
smart money is watching young upstart Mike P. The stages:
Hammer Drill: From the box facing up-range. Turn
and engage the six in your face targets two rounds each.
Good point shoot practice. Obtuse: Four boxes on a
horizontal. From the left, engage the very close target 6
rounds. Next box same but a little longer shot. Next box
same but even farther. Then the last box, with two papers
very close, six rounds each. Or reverse the order. It
tried to draw you in to pulling the trigger too fast. Far
& Near: Your latest score reveals whether you
hated or liked it. Parapet: On the left, a double
decker barrel arrangement forming a port. A similar
arrangement ten feet away on the right. Four papers with
blacked out sections behind each and engaged through the
ports. A five plate rack to be engaged from the open area
between. Start six feet back of the open area and bent
down to tie your laces. Spokes: Three arrays each
consisting of two papers and a popper. Set up to radiate
out from the box. Engage the arrays with mandatory
reloads before each array.
The next club match will be held June 4.
Thats a week earlier then our usual second
Saturday. The reason for the schedule change is that this
years IRC overlaps our normal date. Four stages and a
last chance at Far & Near before the IRC. Dont
Bruce Strang, Match Coordinator, gives this update:
The weather looks good and the range will be ready for us
on Sat., May 14, 2005. Check-in begins at 7am with safety
briefing at 8am sharp! Car pooling is helpful at keeping
vehicle impact on the creek bed to a minimum. The creek
should be passable for regular cars by then but if
necessary we can shuttle shooters up to the range.
Minimum round count is 201 on 8 stages. Everyone shoots 4
stages then breaks for a B-B-Q lunch w/ soft drinks
provided for everyone in attendance. Bottled water is
provided throughout the range for our shooters all day.
Items available for purchase (proceeds to charity)
include coffee and donuts in the a.m. and snow cones!
Call ahead for info if you are planning to camp at the
range (626) 339-6984. Looking forward to seeing you
See the WEGC web site for
directions to the range.
Rocky Mountain Regional
Ron Williamson gives this report: The Wheel Burners
colors were carried to Colorado for the Rocky Mountain
Regional Revolver Championship. Rhonda, Joe, Ron W, Rich
and John made the 1100+ mile trek to shoot with 45 other
ICORE members under cold and windy conditions. Bud Bond
put on his usual excellent and entertaining match. Plenty
of rounds and imaginative stages made the crowd forget
about the chilly conditions. By the afternoon on
Saturday, the sun started to peek through just in time
for the awards and prize table. Overall and Open Division
winner was Craig Calkins from Colorado Springs. Match
Statistician John Burkholder won Limited Division
handily. Rhonda took the top Lady trophy home and also
the distinction of traveling the farthest to get to the
match. Most shooters returned on Sunday morning for the
one-on-one shoot offs. A maximum of 9 plates plus a
crossover were available for Master and A class shooters.
B, C and D class were reduced by one plate each and both
shooters started at the beep. Open Division winner was
Bud Bond, avenging himself after eating 6 procedurals
during the regular match. Limited Division was won by
Mike Carmoney. Wheel Burners were all watching after the
quarter finals, but vowed to return next year for another
chance. Snow flurries and howling winds on the return
trip added more excitement to a great adventure
June 10-12, the IRC will be
here before you know it. You have missed the "early
bird" match fee, but may still be able to get a
discount if you work as an RO. If you are computer-adept,
please see or e-mail Ron for a chance to earn a match fee discount
by working the stats shack.
More Shooting in the
Southern Cal Area
Hidden Valley Revolver Club. Just like the Boll Weevil, Kerry Standifer
and his crew are "lookin' for a home." No news
as yet, but they are actively investigating some
Central Coast Wheel Gunners have monthly matches at the Hogue Action
Pistol range in San Luis Obispo, the home of the IRC for
2005. On the third Saturday of the month.
Team Lopez has
monthly ICORE matches in the northern Los Angeles area.