Field Target Match-Fairless Hills, PA-near Philadelphia, PA, Sunday July 18, 2021 + Match Report
Falls Twsp. R & P Assn. will be hosting our second FT match of the year on July 18. All are welcome. let us know if you would like a Match Program or more info. email@example.com.
Weather report looks really good for the match.
AIRGUN FELD TARGET MATCH
FALLS TWSP. RIFLE & PISTOL ASSN.
JULY 18, 2021
The course at Falls is always cleaned trimmed and set up before match day so weather is always a concern for our wooded course the day of, and a day or two before the match. The evening before the match we had a ferocious electrical/thunder storm. We didn’t know what to expect when we got to the club on Sunday (match day) morning. We always try to plan for everything, get to the club early, but surprise of surprises the gate would not open. All of my emergency phone numbers were with my paperwork already at the clubhouse inside the club! Fortunately a call to Larry just before he left home got me the phone number I needed and the club President was able to open the gate remotely. Turns out the card reader was KAPUT! Crisis averted, drama over and on to the airgun range where there were no trees down and no damage. It rained right before match time but it stopped and turned into a nice day of shooting.
The actual course was set up out beyond the archery clubhouse and was one of our least difficult ones. Average target distance was 29.1 yards with a Troyer of 28.2. There were not a lot of long distance targets but kill zones were small. Even though the course was fairly easy the scores did not reflect that. Brian Van Liew was the top shooter with a score of 55/60. We don’t give a top score award but Brian did win his Division and Jay Hannon just edged out Hector Medina by one point to win the WFTF piston class.
We were fortunate for the second match in a row to have two new shooters, John from Pennsylvania and Antoni from Virginia both of which did quite well for their first FT match. It is always a great pleasure to have new shooters at our matches and to be able to introduce them to our great sport.
It takes a substantial amount of work to put on our matches at Falls. It is not a one man operation. Larry did his usual good job with the course design and target selection and thanks to all the guys (you know who you are) who cleared/cleaned the course, set bases, targets, and cleaned up on match day. Thanks also to FTRPA who supports our activity and the shooting sports in general and also to the archers who we share the course with.
Rick Bassett, FTRPA
FALLS TWSP. RIFLE AND PISTOL ASSN. FIELD TARGET MATCH
July 18, 2021
Shooter Rifle Scope Pellet Score
HUNTER DIVISION (COMBINED)
Tom Ryan Thomas FT Sightron JSB 13.4 54
Ed Carter Huntsman Hawke JSB 10.34 50
Paul Varney HW 100 Hawke JSB 10.3 45
Mike Kupetsky FX Dream Hawke JSB13.4 19
Hank Hammell HW 98 UTG JSB 15.8 15
WFTF DIVISION (PCP)
Brian VanLiew FX custom Nightforce AA 10.3 55
Rick Bassett ProTarget Leupold Prem. Lite 50
John Stellwag, Jr. Anschutz Sightron H&N 8.54 47
WFTF DIVISION (PISTON)
Jay Hannon HW 97 Bushnell 32X AA 8.4 48
Hector Medina Diana 430L Vortex 32X H&N 13FT 47
Larry Bowne FWB 300 Bushnell 24x JSB 8.4 27
Scott Whitlock AA 510 Tasco AA 44
Jonathan Halpin HW 97 Hawke FTT 14.66 15
Antoni Kleczek HW 30 Discovery AA 7.87 14
Jim Wilcox Cros 1720 ----- JSB10.3 16
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