February Pickering Results

The February Pickering Match results show that Old No. 7 has, perhaps, imbibed too much of its name sake elixir. There are now three teams carrying the Old No. 7 banner into the fray! Mixing and matching their rifleman the team managed to post the top two scores this month.

The scores this month followed an historical pattern involving guns, gun fire, and Massachusetts.

Old No. 7 Green label shot a 1676, in that year Wampanoag Indians under King Philip killed all men in Lancaster, Massachusetts-not far from where they shoot this match.

Daniel Boone, noted colonial rifleman, was born in 1734, the same as the score of the KATOF Team. It is more appropriate to the Old No. 7 Team as there are trees where Boone carved the message “D. Boone Kilt a bar here.” Certainly Old No. 7 team members can claim to have done the same.

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, father of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, the founder of E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company which was the major manufacturer of gunpowder was born in 1739, the same numerology as the Trailblazers score.

Le Trois Looneys seemed to be on a historical bent as their posted score, 1754, was the year that marked the first hostilities in what is know as the French and Indian War, pitting residents of Canada against resident of the US, in North America and Seven Year’s War in Europe.

Massachusetts again makes violent headlines when in 1770, the Digby Hand score, the British Army shoots into a mob, killing five Americans in what became known as The Boston Massacre.

British General Simon Fraser fell in battle to rifle fire from noted colonial rifleman Timothy Murphy at the Battle of Bemis Heights in 1777, Old No. 7 Irons’ score for this month.

Armed insurrection against the state government by debt-ridden farmers, struck by the economic depression that followed the American Revolution erupted in, where else, Massachusetts in 1786, PM.Com’s Old No. 7’s score.

You can download the complete results here: 2010-timothy-pickering-feb (Excel, 41KB)

About Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes started shooting competitive smallbore in 1986. During his Junior career, he earned two national junior team titles as well as local and regional wins. After a 10 year year hiatus to attend college and start a family, Dan returned to the sport and has added local, sectional and regional wins to his shooting resume. Dan is a Distinguished Rifleman, National Record Holder, U.S Dewar Team Member, Black Hawk Rifle Club Member, Digby Hand Schützenverein member, and is the founder of pronematch.com. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and 2 children.
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