DIFTA - MD State Match Sunday, June 9
Hoping that the weather will cooperate, Sunday, June 9 we will hold the
Maryland State Match at DIFTA.
Finishing set up and sight-in at 8:30, Shooter registration between 9:00
and 9:30, Mandatory shooters' meeting at 9:45, first shot downrange at 10:00
It will be a 72 shot match with some forced positions and an average
difficulty of 28-29T. As usual, there will be a few "bonus targets" and
a few nasty ones to compensate with.
If there is enough interest, after the match we will light up the grill
and have our traditional potluck BBQ: bring something to share, or let
me know in advance you want a sausage.
See you in ten days!
The DIFTA Staff
The targets are set and I have secured a few sausage and smoked pork chops from the Amish Market in Easton, MD.
The weather is not cooperating 100% and there is the chance of a few showers during the morning (~0.01in of rain expected).
Therefore, the match will go on and, in the worst-case scenario, we could decide to delay or take a break to avoid the worst.
See you Sunday!
The DIFTA Staff
Paolo, I might show up. Less for competing in the state match, more for shooting FT for once in the past year plus, This is a good weekend for me. Kids work all weekend and the wife is getting on my nerves (shh, don't tell her I said that).
Edit... aint gonna happen. Well pump died. We are 'living' at home but have a hotel room a mile away for showers and stuff the girls don't want to do outside, well I guess there is some stuff the guys don't want to do outside either... Sucks since I have 15o trees I just planted that I can't water. You all have fun!
DIFTA - Maryland State Match - Report
This morning, fifteen shooters braved the weather forecast to compete in the Maryland State Match at DIFTA.
Luckily, the actual weather turned out to be much better than the forecasts: In the middle of the match we got a few light showers, mostly shielded by the tree canopy. The temperature stayed in the low-mid seventies and a light-medium breeze helped pushing a few pellets out of course.
The average course difficulty calculated at 28.5T. Eight of the 36 targets were beyond 40 yards. Five of the targets had a difficulty factor greater than 40T. Two of the twelve lanes were forced-position: one offhand and one kneeling.
Almost equal representation of Hunter (six PCP and one Piston) and WFTF (five PCP and one piston) divisions. Only two Open (one PCP and one Piston) shooters.
The best score was shot by Brian (69) followed at distance by Chris Corey (63). The breeze swirling in the woods, the very high contrast between light and shade, and some equipment malfunction caused some scores to be lower than expected and desired.
As usual, after the match we fired-up the grill and had a wonderful time over a few Amish grillers and smoked pork chops.
The next match will be Sunday, July 7. See you there!
The DIFTA Staff
|Brian Van Liew||TM1000||Kahles 10-50 FT||AA 10.3||WFTF||PCP||69|
|Chris Corey||Steyr Challenge FT||March X 8-80||JSB 8.4||WFTF||PCP||63|
|Jimmy Williams||AA S400 MPR-FT||March X 10-60 HM||AA 8.4||WFTF||PCP||62|
|Skip Tenney||Daystate Air Wolf||Sightron 10-50x60||JSB Monster 13.43||Open||PCP||56|
|Paolo Amedeo||Marauder XL||Leapers 8-32x56||CPL||WFTF||PCP||53|
|Keith Knoblauch||Steyr LG110 FT||Leupold 40 Comp.||JSB 8.44||WFTF||PCP||48|
|Rex Gori||AA Pro Sport||Leupold 6.5-20x40||JSB 10.4||Open||Piston||61|
|Jay Hannon||Weihrauch HW97||Bushnell 8-32x40||AA 8.4||WFTF||Piston||59|
|Sean McDaniel||Ataman R2S||Hawke Airmax 8-32x56||JSB Exact Heavy||Hunter||PCP||57|
|Frank Moscarillo||FX Crown .177||Hawke 4-16x||JSB 10.34||Hunter||PCP||55|
|Mark Moscarillo||Daystate Regal XL||Athlon Talos 6-24x50||JSB 10.34||Hunter||PCP||54|
|Sue Tenney||Daystate Regal||Hawke 4-16x||Kodiak||Hunter||PCP||54|
|Vince Sempronio||Marauder .177||Hawke 6-20x43||AA 10.3||Hunter||PCP||54|
|Eric Brewer||Walther LGU||Sightron SIII 10-50x60||JSB 8.44||Hunter||Piston||53|
|Mark Sivatko||Umarex Gauntlet||UTG 4-16x||JSB Heavy||Hunter||PCP||42|
Great match report. Looks like it would have been fun. Lot of familiar names. Hi to All.
Brian is shooting better than ever. Glad he went to WFTF this year 🙂 He has finally seen the light and is shooting a RAW now. LOL
Nice shooting from my Open class mate, Skip, as well.
I'm going to have to catch one of the DIFTA matches.