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Joe Graf started shooting competitively as a junior in 1983 in both smallbore and high power rifle. After completing his junior career, he turned his attention to focus on smallbore rifle. In addition to shooting competitively, Joe has been the director of the RI Smallbore Rifle League since 1993, the Director of Smallbore Competition for RI State Rifle & Revolver Association since 2005, a member of the 2007 National Four Position Indoor Championship team, and Executive Officer of the RI State Rifle & Revolver Association since 2010. He is a National Record Holder, member of the Smithfield Sportsman's Club, the Blackhawk Rifle Club, and Digby Hand Schuetzenverein. He is a contributor to pronematch.com.

Hopkinton Prone Matches (HPM) Start Thursday, 4/25/19

Hopkinton Prone Matches (HPM) Start Thursday, 4/25/19

Hopkinton Prone Matches (HPM) start this Thursday, April 25th. Don’t forget to bring your outdoor stuff…like clips for your target and a windmill if you have one. First shots down range at 6 p.m. Range gate is generally open by 5:15 p.m.

RI: 2014-2015 Indoor Smallbore League Results

RI: 2014-2015 Indoor Smallbore League Results

by Joe Graf The 2014-2015 Rhode Island Indoor Smallbore rifle season has come to an end. This was a challenging year due to the number of storms causing a record number of make-up matches. When the season did finally end the competitors gathered at the Smithfield Sportsman’s Club to enjoy a dinner together and learn […]

Day 1 of prone off to rough start...

Day 1 of prone off to rough start…

Day one of the prone phase of the National Matches has greeted shooters…

RI: Metric Prone Regional, Sept 8

With the start of the Smallbore National Championships next week it is time to begin thinking about the post summer matches.  RI will kick off the post Labor Day outdoor matches with a one-day Metric Prone Regional on Saturday September 8th.  Program details and contact information is here: 2012 RI Metric prone (PDF, 57KB)

Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past

RI: Smallbore Rifle League Results

RI: Smallbore Rifle League Results

The RI Smallbore Rifle League held its annual dinner and awards night on Saturday April 28th at the Varnum Memorial Armory. Attendees were able to tour the museum containing military firearms, uniforms, equipment, and artifacts from the 16th century to the present before enjoying their dinner. After dinner the awards were presented. The RI Smallbore […]

Goodwill Trophy Team Match Results

Each year the top shooter from the Massachusetts South Shore League compete against the top shooter from the RI Smallbore Rifle League in the Goodwill Trophy Team Match.  The two leagues alternate hosting the match and this year Rhode Island hosted the 27th firing of the match.  The two teams meet on April 24, 2012 […]

RI: 3P State Championship, Mar 25

The RI NRA Indoor 3-P State Championship is set for Sunday March 25, 2012. The program can be downloaded below. The big change this year is that the match is a half-course (60-shots) instead of a 120-shot full course. Hopefully this will attract more competitors. The match is cheap, $10.00 if you are a member […]

RI: Smallbore Rifle League

Founded 80 years ago in 1931, the RI Smallbore Rifle League is kicking off another season next week.  The league shoots Thursday evenings with half the matches being postal matches and the other half being shoulder-to-shoulder competition. The course of fire is a quarter course (10 shots in each position, prone, standing, and kneeling).  You […]

RI: Conv Prone Regional/State Championship, Sept 11

submitted by Joe Graf The RI conventional prone regional/state championship is being held at Newport Rifle Club in Middletown, RI on Sunday September 11th.  We are limited to 18 participants. When registering, please provide the following: Name NRA Outdoor Conventional Prone Classification (used to prepare awards schedule) NRA ID (used to verify classification) Preference for […]

RI: Metric Prone Regional Results

The 2011 RI Metric Prone Regional / State Championship drew 20 competitors from 4 New England states. This year’s one-day metric prone regional brought about a change to the course of fire from prior years. A second Dewar match was added thus transforming the 120-shot match into a 160-shot match. The match started off with […]

MA: 2011 Annual Goodwill Trophy Team Match

MA: 2011 Annual Goodwill Trophy Team Match

Top shooters from MA and RI face-off at the annual Goodwill Match…

RI: Smallbore Rifle Awards Banquet

RI: Smallbore Rifle Awards Banquet

The Varnum Memorial Armory was the site of RI Smallbore Rifle League’s 2011 awards banquet. Attendees were able to tour the museum containing military firearms, uniforms, equipment, and artifacts from the 16th century to the present before enjoying their dinner. The dinner started when attendees headed into the lounge to cook their own steak over […]

CT: Great Pumpkin Day 1 Prelim Results

Metric Day 1 Metallic Sights 1. Shawn Carpenter-1131 2. Bill Neff-1126 3. Joe Graf-1122 Conditions: Gusty winds to 40mph, cloudy and 50 degrees.

Shooter Spotlight: Josie Burzynski

Shooter Spotlight: Josie Burzynski

This week we get to know Josie Burzynski a bit better…

Shooter Spotlight: Cara Madonna

Shooter Spotlight: Cara Madonna

The purpose of the “Shooter Spotlight” is to help shooters get to know their fellow competitors a little bit better. We cover a wide range of shooters from “Marksman to Master.” This is the 53rd interview in the series. Where do you call home? Johnston, RI How long have you been shooting? This year is […]

RI: Conventional Prone Championship Results

RI: Conventional Prone Championship Results

The 2010 RI combined Regional State Championship was hosted by Newport Rifle Club…

Notes from the Beach Tower at Camp Perry

Notes from the Beach Tower at Camp Perry

The pronematch.com staff got a birds-eye view of Camp Perry…

2010 RI Smallbore League Results

2010 RI Smallbore League Results

A wrap-up of the Rhode Island indoor 3-P league…

MA/RI: 2010 Goodwill Match Results

MA/RI: 2010 Goodwill Match Results

The 25th running of the Goodwill Match…

RI: 2010 Indoor 3P State Championship

by Joe Graf The last weekend in March has come to an end. While March Madness has whittled its field down to four, the RI State Rifle & Revolver Association has found its 2010 Indoor 3-Position Smallbore State Champion. This year’s match was made more challenging than in the past due to the new USA/NRA […]