2014 Smallbore Rifle Prone Season Opener
Mike Upchurch took the lead in match 1 of four matches at RBGC’s 2014 season opener on March 15 and was never headed. The tournament drew 19 entries and was held on the newly renamed Mark Skutle Range in honor of the late great American, Mark Skutle.
At the midpoint of the 1600 tournament, Mike had posted a perfect 800, 2 points better than eventual runner-up Don Greene and 3rd place Steve Hardin. The already “switchy” winds continued to increase in velocity over the course of day frustrating most of the field. But Upchurch lost just three points in the final 80 shots and held on for a 1-point win over runner-up Greene and 2-points over third place Hardin.
Dennis Lindenbaum and Tommy Steadman, the two most senior seniors in the tournament mutually agreed to simultaneous withdraw after 120 shots (ostensibly to help score targets) conceding high senior honors to eventual third place overall Steve Hardin. Lindenbaum won the geriatric 1200 with a mediocre 1192-59x, besting Steadman’s sub-mediocre 1184-54x.
Following is a summary of the final match results and class winners:
Mike Upchurch EX 1597 115X Match Winner
Don Greene MA 1596 117x Second
Steve Hardin MA 1595 101x Third
Howard Pitts MA 1588 106x 1st Master
Wayne Forshee MA 1586 109x 2nd Master
Larry Sollars EX 1594 107x 1st Expert
Cindy Forshee EX 1583 74x 2nd Expert
Keith Jarriel SS 1574 103x 1st Sharpshooter
John Anderson MK 1557 60x 1st Marksman
Jonathon Moore F 1575 85x 1st F-Class
RBGC’s 200 yard smallbore prone season begins on Saturday, April 5 on the high power range. Registration will be at the 300 yard firing line parking lot and the match begins at 9:00 AM.
For details about this event, please visit our website at http://www.rbgc.org/200YardRimfire/200YardRF.html or contact 200 yard SB match director Doug McNash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next smallbore rifle prone match will on Saturday, April 19, on Mark Skutle Range (formerly MP2). The match begins at 9:00 AM.
For information about RBGC’s monthly smallbore prone matches see visit RBGC’s website at http://www.rbgc.org/SmallBore/Smallbore.html or you may contact match director Tommy Steadman at email@example.com or call 404-713-4323.