VT: Postal League

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Vermont Winter Postal League



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Hello, I am the Director of the Vermont Winter Postal League VT Winter Postal League”, this smallbore rifle league came in to existence in the 1970s with teams from mostly VT and NY.  The league has grown over the last few years, last year we had 20  teams competing in our league with over 125 competitors with teams from coast to coast.   We are one of the larger leagues in existence. We are hopeful that this number will continue; and perhaps even continue grow (we expect to add a few more clubs this season). Last year’s champion was Albion Sportsman’s Association followed by Plattsburgh, third place went to Whitehall.


The key to our growth is the flexibility and way our program makes it easy for every level of shooter to compete.  We have Olympic level to beginner shooters, Older and handicapped to the very young.   The league as three individual divisions 4-Position, Prone and Standing (smallbore or air rifle).  Shooters can fire with a scope or Irion sights.  Handicapped shooters are welcome to compete (no doctors note is needed).


Teams scores are made up of the four highest scores submitted by a club/team for that week.  Some of our teams/clubs have just 3-4 shooters some have as many as 12.  Some clubs sponsor multiple teams to allow everyone the chance to see their score count.  Individuals are also ranked by average and put into groups of four for our match 7 and match 10 bracket matches for a chance at bragging rights and winning $5.


The league is an excellent way to help grow your own program and club.  It gives a reason for people to go to the range each week, a sense of purpose.  Its personally allowed our own club to triple its attendance and allowed us to grow in other areas like our own monthly NRA matches.


We are always looking to expand our league to include as many clubs and fellow shooters as possible.  We are hoping that you would consider joining us for the 2016 season.
The league will kick off the 2016 season in mid-January, with the first week scores due in by Saturday January 16th then running for 10 weeks (with one bye week), and will end with match 10 scores due by April 2nd .  All matches are fired on your home range, teams post their results on line and only mail in the last weeks targets for review.
Rules for this season, see attachment


One Line System; Team captains will  register their teams and input their team and individual scores directly at http://VTWinter.postalleague.com , indivduals can view results here too.  This system should in eliminate errors and also allow our league to continue to grow.  It is faster and more efficient.  One line registering should be up and running soon.
The goal of the league is to have fun, make it easy for people to be able to participate, and at the same time give people a venue to compete. We hope that participation in the league will assist you in growing your own club and program. It’s up to all of us to see our sport continue to grow so others may find the same enjoyment we have had in this sport.
The cost to participate will be just $6 per shooter with most of that going back out in the form of awards.  A portion of this fee will also be paid to net.competior who will be running our web site.


To get started please go to http://VTWinter.postalleague.com . Team Captains need to go directly to the web site to register their team and pay fees (via credit card), Contact Matt Haggstrom at matt@netcompetitor.com with any technical issues with registering.


Kindly inform me if your team will continue to participate this year and your numbers. If you have any contact with other clubs or shooters please forward this announcement to them and invite them to join us.
If you have any questions or concerns now or throughout the season please do not hesitate to contact me at home 518-298-7776 or via e-mail atVTWinterPostalLeague@yahoo.com  you can find the league on Facebook, at “Vermont Winter Postal League” please look us up “like” us and share some photos of your club and team.

Looking forward to another great season, See you all at the range.
Peter Visconti
Director, Vermont Winter Postal League

About H

Dan 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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