2019 Tennessee State Championship and Fun Shoot Results
Posted for David Slade:
2019 TENNESSEE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND FUN SHOOT.
Due to horrendous weather we had to postpone the match for a week, torrential downpours and 25 miles per hour wind would have made for a really miserable event! Unfortunately that meant our competitor from California, Robert Shimizu flew out for the event on the original date, but we all spent many happy hours with Robert over the weekend and had so much fun we didn’t miss the shooting one bit, the weekend flew by!
Friday afternoon say ten shooters come out to play at Roz's Hollow for his fun shoot prior to the State match the following day. This match saw a few breezes sneak up and foil some of the World class shooters, so for once the Open Class got the top score for the day. Cliff Smith won the day with a respectable 54/60. Robert Ray, fresh from his 5x heart bypass surgery made it out and shot a decent score, when he is fully recovered, look out! Brent Browning, who as been missing for most of the season, made it out, he is also recovering from surgery and shot with a knee brace, those two are true diehards!!
Fun Shoot Match Winner
54/60 Cliff Smith TM1000 Bushnell 8-32 AA 10.3
1st 54/60 Cliff Smith TM1000 Bushnell 8-32 AA 10.3
2nd 47/60 Jeff Hale HM1000 Aeon 10-40 AA 10.3
3rd 41/60 Roz Sumpter TM1000 BSA 10-50 AA 8.4
37/60 Pat O'Brien TM1000 Nikko 10-50 JSB 10.3
30/60 Wesley Still AA ProTarget B&L 6-24 JSB 10.3
1st 51/60 David Slade Steyr LG110 Nikko 10-50 JSB 8.4
2nd 48/60 Danny Ayers Thomas Leupold 40x JSB 8.4
3rd 34/60 Robert Ray Steyr LG100 Sightron 10-50 JSB 7.9
Hunter Piston Class
27/60 Brent Browning Beeman R1 UTG 4-16 AA 8.4
9/60 David Still TX200 Bushnell 8-32 CP 7.9
2019 TENNESSEE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Okay, for the next days State Match we had seventeen shooters come out, at 8 am it was 33 degrees, but after a couple of hours the cloudless sky brought the temperatures up to almost the 50's! The shooters from the previous day came out and more shooters from Atlanta and Alabama also came by to support the match, and of course others that couldn't get the afternoon off made it out to have fun.
I came across a new field target excuse, for the first time in years – I had checked strings the previous afternoon, and they were fine, however when I went to reset a target on my first lane, it wouldn’t budge! I had to call a cold line and walk down to find the string, which was clear the previous day, had, during the previous 12 hours, had an ant hill cover it, and then in the morning it had frozen to the line!
I had a friend come over to help bush hog the practice course, but unfortunately he misunderstood and bush-hogged the whole course, making wind doping very hard to do indeed.
Danny Ayers made the arduous climb to the top of the hill after finishing the course, looking a little dejected and not thrilled with his score, only to find he was in a shoot off for top score and State Champion title!! Harold Rushton kindly ran the shoot off, which was on the toughest lane on the course, Brad Troyer had set a truly evil lane with atrocious winds, well both he and Rowdy Ron Brown sat and knocked them all down, then Harold had them take the middle target KNEELING, and Ron won the shoot off! Yes, Rowdy Ron Brown managed to come over to visit from Atlanta, and became the third member of their club to take the State title, not to mention first place in World Class and high Senior!!
Brad Troyer has spent many hours setting up this course, but as we had to postpone, he couldn’t shoot it, as he had an event he couldn’t get out of, but I would like to take a moment to thank him for all his work, I am sure everyone enjoyed shooting our last match of the season. Roz had equipment problems and decided to DNF. I hope you have a warm and safe winter and I hope to see you shooting next year,
2019 State Champion
48/60 Ron Brown Steyr LG110 Sightron 10-50 AA 8.4
1st 48/60 Ron Brown* Steyr LG110 Sightron 10-50 AA 8.4
2nd48/60 Danny Ayers* Thomas Leupold 40x JSB 8.4
3rd 47/60 Harold Rushton TM1000 Leupold 35x AA 8.4
45/60 David Slade Steyr LG110 Nikko 10-50 JSB 8.4
43/60 Ken Hughes AA ProTarget Delta 5-50 JSB 8.4
36/60 Robert Ray Steyr LG100 Sightron 10-50 JSB 7.9
1st 44/60 Ray Barnett TM1000 Aeon 10-40 AA 10.3
2nd 43/60 Cliff Smith** TM1000 Bushnell 8-32 AA 10.3
3rd 43/60 Jeff Hale** TM1000 Aeon 10-40 AA 10.3
42/60 Mike Koratich Walther LG300 Sightron 10-50 AA 8.4
31/60 Wesley Still AA Protarget B&L 6-24 JSB 8.4
30/60 Pat O'Brien TM1000 Nikko 10-50 JSB 10.3
25/60 Alex Replogie Marauder Aeon 10-40 JSB 10.3
20/60 David Still AA ProTarget Bushnell 8-32 JSB 10.3
DNF Roz Sumpter TM1000 Sightron 10-50 AA 8.4
* after shoot off ** after coin toss
Hunter Open Class
42/60 Walt Roller Leshy Athlon 4-16 JSB 8.4
Hunter Piston Class
25/60 Brent Browning Beeman R1 UTG 4-16 AA 8.4
Brad, David and Roz outdid themselves this year. Both were great matches and I think all the shooters enjoyed them. Wish you could have been there. I used your knee risers and they worked fine. Still learning about them. I may go back to the 5" dogbones. I seem to have been straining a little getting in a position for the higher shots. Not the fault of the risers. The 3" will probably work well for most. The lower part fit perfectly over the knee pad and really took a lot of the movement from side to side out. Much steadier and quality workmanship.
Hope to see you next year,
Really have missed having you to ride down with me. Maybe you can come up to Mt. Juliet this winter, if the weather and work will allow.