Results from January 17, 2009 in Wickenburg, AZ
This was our first match of the new year, and while the rest of the country was freezing, we had balmy mid-70 degree temps, a clear blue sky, and no wind for the entire match.
We were once again the guests of Debbie and Dale Keiser at their “range” in Wickenburg. They set up a 54 target course of 9 lanes with 3 targets per lane, including several forced standing shots. With the bright sunshine and target placements in the shadows and surrounded by vegetation, it was somewhat tricky to determine distances. All in all it was a challenging course and fun to shoot.
13 shooters were in attendance, however scores were turned in for 11 of them. Bonni had a gun malfunction with a pellet lodging inside and jamming the action of her gun, and Larry Nelson forgot his inhaler and was having difficulty catching his breath, so he had to drop out. Greg Frostad made the trip from northern NM and brought along his son, “Mr. Personality”, aka Odin. That youngster brought smiles to our faces with his antics and conversation. What a character!
Not to sound like a broken record, but Debbie….once again….cleaned our clocks with her shooting by taking match winner. Hubby Dale, feeling and looking much better from his recent health concerns, tied her score. Being the gracious (and smart!) husband that he is, he “allowed” the 5 clean lanes that she shot, to be the tie breaker against the 4 clean lanes that he shot. Almost sounds like he planned it that way….sorta.
Here are the match results:
|Match Winner||Debbie Keiser||48 / 54||Daystate CR-97 SE||Burris 8-32||CP 10.5|
|1||Dale Keiser||48||Daystate CR-X||Burris 8-32||CP 10.5|
|2||Bobby Corcorran||47||USFT||B&L 8-32||JSB 8.44|
|3||Steve Montgomery||42||USFT||B&L 8-32||JSB 8.44|
|4||Mark Kauffman||40||Daystate X2 FT||Bushnell 6-24||JSB 8.44|
|5||Larry Piercy||37||Daystate CR-X .20||Nightforce 8-40||CP 14.3|
|6||Robin Montgomery||36||USFT||B&L 8-32||JSB 10.3|
|7||Sandy Corcorran||34||AA Pro Target||Bushnell 8-32||CP 10.5|
|8||Ron Drye||32||Daystate Huntsman||Centerpoint 8-32||JSB 10.3|
|9||Ray Horneman||26||BSA Scorpion||Bushnell 6-24||CP 10.5|
|DNF||Bonnie Jo Drye||DNF||Daystate Mk3||Centerpoint 8-32||JSB 10.3|
|1||Greg Frostad||22||AA TX200||N/A||N/A|
Good scores, good fellowship, and good fun were had by all, including a fine lunch offered by Debbie. She makes a mean chili that went well with the large assortment of other delectibles. Debbie, thank you once again for taking care of us gastronomically!
It is interesting to note that we are fortunate to have probably the only club in the country with so many husband / wife couples shooting together; Debbie and Dale Keiser, Sandy and Bobby Corcorran, Robin and Steve Montgomery, Bonni Jo and Ron Drye, and our newest addition this past year, Jim and Peg Walker. Airgunning and FT are really a family activity.
Our next match will be the 3 rd Saturday in February (2/21/09), and will be back in Wickenburg. The match dates will vary this year, so check out the website calendar for specific dates and locations at www.airgunsofarizona.com/Airgunners
Secretary (again), Airgunners of Arizona