Day Three (Continued) and part of Day Four 2016 National Smallbore Conventional Prone Championships
We pick up at where we left off with the first any sight Dewar which saw Mark DelCotto beat Matt Chezem on a tie breaker when both posted 400-38Xs. Kerry Spurgin was in third at 35Xs.
The day closed, as always, with 40 shots at 100 yards won by DelCotto and Hank Gray who were knotted in an unbreakable tie at 400-35X. Second went to Bridges, 400-34X, and third was grabbed by Steve Angeli, 400-33X.
The aggregate winner was Chezem with a fine 1600-149X followed by DelCotto and his 1600-135X and Spurgin who posted a 1600-127.
Army won the iron sight team followed by the state associations of Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The final day of competition saw a repeat of the previous day’s unbreakable 50 yard tie with almost the same cast of characters. Gray and Carpenter shot their second 400-40X in as many days and were joined by Kevin Nevius. This is the first time in living memory that this has happened. Eric Uptagrafft fell short of perfection by one X and settled for second while George Norton was third posting 38Xs.
The last meter match of the tournament was won by Bridges’ 38X lean which nudged out Dave Chesser’s 38X effort on a tie breaker as Nevius cruised into third shooting a 400-37X.
The Dewar, the 100 yard match, and aggregates were not available at press time and will be reported upon tomorrow.
The final day of the 2016 championship will be devoted to the Randle and Mentor matches followed by position training.