Northeast Ohio Airgunners (N.O.A.), Field Target Match, Sunday July 21st, MATCH RESULTS
The Northeast Ohio Airgunners (N.O.A.) will be holding a field target match this Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Twin Oaks Air Rifle Range in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Sight-in starts at 8:00am and match starts at 10:30am.
The current weather forecast for now calls for a chance of scattered thunderstorms (35-40%) and high of 88F. With this potential for rain, please pay attention to your email if we decide to cancel the match.
We have not yet determined where we will hold this match (woods or field).
We will have the bathroom in the club house available for use as electricity has been restored.
Please be aware that this is private property and we are graciously being offered the use of the land by the property owner so be respectful and considerate. We will be providing various signs throughout the property as well as on Bell Street to help direct you to the range and parking areas.
The day’s agenda will be:
- Sight-in range opens at 8 am.
- Registration from 8 till 9:30 am.
- Shooters meeting at 10 am.
- Match starts at 10:30 am
- N.O.A. provided lunch and awards ceremony at the conclusion of the match.
Under 18 years of age $5
We will include our Novice and Junior classes. The idea of these classes is to provide an airgun shooting opportunity for inexperienced shooters. Some of you, probably all of you, have family members or friends that might like to join you on the course, but they are not really up to the full blown FT challenge. Well, here’s the answer, they can join you and shoot the course in the Novice or Junior class.
All shooters under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If the parent or guardian is not going to shoot the match, they still need to supervise the minor at each lane on the field target course for the entire match. One parent or legal guardian may accompany up to two minors.
Here is a link to Under Age Shooters
Come and join us, bring a friend, and please send us an email through our website or to me at the email address shown below to let us know you’re coming. You can visit our website for directions to the range and other information:
Please note that Google Maps or Siri will take you to the wrong destination if you use the actual physical address of 9911 Shadow Wood Circle, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023 for directions. Access is off of Lucky Bell Lane NOT Wake Robbin Drive. Please visit our website for written directions and look for our N.O.A. sign on Bell Street on match day.
(Match Report by Tyler Patner)
23 shooters braved the heat and possibility of rain on Sunday the 21st to shoot a grueling 60 shot match on NOA's field course. Winds were whispering quietly in the field and the sun was beating down hard. Lots of sweat and maybe even a few tears were left in the field when it was all said and done.
The course featured some smaller than normal kill zones and some tough position shots, really testing the shooters at each lane. The Troyer was a 32.5 before wind was factored in. After wind was factored in, the course shot at around a 34.5T, with 11 targets over 40 yards, and an average distance of 34.4 yards. The wind was very tricky for most of the day. Every so often you would see the long grass in the field bow from one side and then to the other. Then it would seemingly stop for long enough to get a shot off, while it was still moving through other parts of the course.
Bruce Scott made his first match of the season and it was really great to see him out and shooting again, posting a 32/60 as the only intrepid soul brave enough to shoot in WFTF Piston. Also, a loner in Hunter Piston, was Keith Walters. Keith brought out his HW97K in a beautiful LP gunstock and posted a solid 43/60.
On the PCP side, Bill Rabbitt tied with Tom and Dennis Himes on 53/60. Sadly we did not have time for a shoot off as the Himes brothers had to get back home quickly after the match. And in WFTF PCP, Tyler Patner showed up with a new Thomas FT Carbine and posted the match high score of 56/60.
Our next match will be August 4th, and we are looking forward seeing everyone there as it will be our clubs last match before the Pyramyd Air Cup towards the end of the month.