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Wayne Burns
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2019-10-12 19:36:39  

Ashland Air Rifle Range is proud and honored to host the 2020 AAFTA National Field Target Championships.  We had planned to host the event here in Ashland, but a last minute event created some troubles with our lease, so with the uncertainty about who really makes the decisions about leases on the ranch, I decided to ask Scott Hull if we could host the event at Morro Bay.

I then was lucky to enlist all the other west coast match directors to help as marshals and support staff.  We want to offer a top notch 2020 AAFTA National Championships for “ya all”.

The tentative date is mid Oct 2020.  The weather is perfect in Morro Bay year round, but fall is very nice indeed with lows in the 50s at most and highs around 75 or 80.  The humidity is just right.  And the motel rates drop a lot from Sept.  It should be easy to book and I will try to set up a discount at a good motel with a great restaurant close by.  I already have some great candidates.

 

There are some tricky winds to deal with and the courses will be mostly flat compared to our very tricky winds and steep up and down hill lanes we have here in Ashland.  But, someday I promise, I will challenge you with a Nationals here in Ashland.  But for now we will do our best with the great venue at Morro Bay.

We are working on our revamped website still, but we should have online registration ready in a couple months.  Until then you can email me with any questions or concerns at wayne at airgunoregon dot com (of course no spaces and change the at and dot.

 

Blessings,

Wayne Burns,

Ashland Air Rifle Range

Wayne Burns,

Match Director,

Ashland Air Rifle Range


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Bill Day
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2019-10-13 20:14:51  

Wayne, Pleased to see you get another chance at the 2020 Nationals in Morro Bay which has been on my favorite places to want to shoot. Looking forward to the opening of your registration.


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TerryE1
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2019-10-14 14:21:36  

Glad to hear this, Wayne. Kinda early to mention this, but I hope the date doesn't coincide with the same weekend as the Extreme Bench Rest competition. There are those of us who would like to attend both. Just sayin'.


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tom2009
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2019-10-14 15:11:21  

Wayne or Scott if you could let me know what the best Airport is  to get to the match,  the ones I was thing about was LAX  its about a 3 hour drive or Los Vegas is about a 6 hours is there a better choice. I know its very early but I would like to start planning

 


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Knobs
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2019-10-14 16:32:29  

@tom2009

I'd look at flying into Santa Barbara. It's a little under two hours drive.

LAX and San Jose(SJC) are 3 1/2  hours. Fresno is about 2 hours 45 minutes.

 

K


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Scotchmo
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2019-10-14 18:20:53  
Posted by: @terrye1

Glad to hear this, Wayne. Kinda early to mention this, but I hope the date doesn't coincide with the same weekend as the Extreme Bench Rest competition. There are those of us who would like to attend both. Just sayin'.

Dates are being reserved for the 2020 AAFTA Nationals. October 16-18, but not official yet.

When is the 2020 EBR?


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Scotchmo
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2019-10-14 18:25:29  
Posted by: @tom2009

Wayne or Scott if you could let me know what the best Airport is  to get to the match,  the ones I was thing about was LAX  its about a 3 hour drive or Los Vegas is about a 6 hours is there a better choice. I know its very early but I would like to start planning

 

San Jose is often easier access.

San Luis Obispo has a regional airport with West coast flights and direct flights as far east as Denver, Phoenix, Dallas/FT Worth - I believe.


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Wayne Burns
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2019-10-14 21:21:18  

It can be a nice drive down 101, if timed right south of town, for traffic, from San Jose to San Luis Obispo/Morro Bay.  If you hit traffic, it can take twice as long out of LA.  Santa Barbara is above most of it like Knobs said.  But San Luis Obispo is next door if you can connect from those links like Denver, like Scott said.  don't forget I'll work on a discount for lodging for you folks.  Booking in Oct should not be as much of a problem as Sept would be.

Working on the website registration on our new site.  Hope to make the 30 day projection.  60 days on the outside.  Still no final approval from the BoG for that Oct 16th -18th date as yet.

I'll keep you posted.

Wayne

Wayne Burns,

Match Director,

Ashland Air Rifle Range


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therealld
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2019-10-14 21:23:21  

@scotchmo

Wow,

Great NEWS!   Looks like one I can get to by car ok, so health permitting, I'll be going for sure.  I'll need to shoot Hunter class,

since my regular (Western Freestyle) class won't be covered .... but at least I'll be shootin.

Seeya there,

LD

 


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dmw6455
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2019-10-14 21:54:08  

@scotchmo

Agree with Scott.  San Jose is the best option for an international level airport.  The traffic from LA is terrible especially as you approach Santa Barbara.  I live in that area (silicon valley) and it is only a 3 hour 15 minute drive.


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tom2009
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2019-10-15 06:07:26  

Thanks for the information 


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SDplinker
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2019-10-15 11:30:08  

Like Scott mentioned, direct flights available into SLO from SF, LA, Denver, Dallas and Seattle  .... Las Vegas coming in the fall, San Diego coming in Jan 2020 and Portland mid-year 2020.  


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Mark.in.AZ
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2019-10-15 19:52:33  

The dates posted above are over the third weekend of October.  That is the same weekend as our Founders Cup match at Airgunners of Arizona.

When will you know for sure what the approved dates will be?

Mark


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Wayne Burns
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2019-10-15 20:13:00  

@mark-in-az

Mark the choices we have for the Morro Bay Range are the Oct 16th - 18th or Sept 18th-20th.  Sept is not as good for motel rooms with the college starting up then.  Is your date in Oct hard to change?

Wayne

Wayne Burns,

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Ashland Air Rifle Range


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Mark.in.AZ
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2019-10-15 20:18:00  
Posted by: @wayne-burns

@mark-in-az

Mark the choices we have for the Morro Bay Range are the Oct 16th - 18th or Sept 18th-20th.  Sept is not as good for motel rooms with the college starting up then.  Is your date in Oct hard to change?

Wayne

Wayne, the dates will remain the same.  We will just have some of our people shooting nationals, and others shooting the Founders Cup.  We have enough to do both.

Mark


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Motorhead
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2019-10-16 12:59:37  

Having a Year to figure out the logistics, marshals and those in the 4 west coast clubs that will be in the team of individuals doing the work should be pretty awesome being we all know each other and been shooting the game enough years to make for one hell of a 2020 AAFTA Nationals !!

Sponsored by the ASHLAND group out of Oregon and helped in being successful by the 3 primary California clubs ..... Looks like we're off and running !!

 

Scott S

SVFTC

Home of ... MOTORHEADS AG TUNING SERVICES
................... @ Northern California USA ....................
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Bob D.
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2019-10-18 16:33:54  
Posted by: @wayne-burns

@mark-in-az

Mark the choices we have for the Morro Bay Range are the Oct 16th - 18th or Sept 18th-20th.  Sept is not as good for motel rooms with the college starting up then.  Is your date in Oct hard to change?

Wayne

Just my two cents, Wayne...

Please avoid any date in Sept.  If you look at the GP results for this year, you will see there were FIVE GP match weekends in September that will likely repeat in 2020, including the Rep.of TX GP the 2nd or 3rd weekend. 

Here in the midwest, we have only the Cajun's in LA, and Rep of TX in TX  available to post (two) GP scores within practical driving distance (for most), the third defaulting to Nationals in your neck of the woods.   If you pick Sept 18-20 for Nats (the traditional Rep. of TX weekend), that would make competing in the National Match pointless, as three GP scores would not be possible.  Can't be in two places at the same time, LOL.  Mid Oct would be great, IMO.

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Wayne Burns
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2019-10-18 16:51:32  

@bob-d

Hi Bob,

Yes, I looked at the crowded schedule in Sept too.  Adding that to the higher motel rates and less availability of rooms in Sept.  Oct seemed best.  That's my first choice proposed to the BoG.  I hope they will agree, but as yet have not got a confirmation on the date.

 

Wayne

Wayne Burns,

Match Director,

Ashland Air Rifle Range


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Wayne Burns
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2019-10-23 17:36:54  

The date is secured! The AAFTA BoG has just given approval to our proposed date of Oct 16th for the pistol match and practice, and the 17th & 18th for the Rifle match.

I can now get serious on planning and trying to get a group discount for motel rates.  Do you want to pay a little more and be on the Bay front?  Really, let me know asap.

Here is a google map of the area with the course location.  If you zoom out from the course location, and go west to Morro Bay, and ask google for motels, you can see the choices I'm considering for you.. help me if you want.

 

 

Thanks,

Wayne

Wayne Burns,

Match Director,

Ashland Air Rifle Range


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Motorhead
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2019-10-23 18:38:50  

Zoom out tho on the TOP map ... will we not be right next too CHORRO VALLEY REGULATORS as we have always been when shooting FT ?

 

Thanks for securing the date ... and AWAY we go .........................................................

Home of ... MOTORHEADS AG TUNING SERVICES
................... @ Northern California USA ....................
Sacramento Valley Field Target Club SVFTC Scott S


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Jacob W Sumner
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2019-11-25 16:10:59  

Super excited to shoot at a Nationals match!

From my understanding we will be shooting in the same area. But the awards and banquet will be held at the larger building.

If anyone has any updated info please correct me if I am wrong.


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