21 December 2019

posted Dec 22, 2019, 4:17 PM by Alan Strawn   [ updated Dec 22, 2019, 4:18 PM ]

    14 Shooters decided the weather was not going to keep them from having a good day shooting.  Mother Nature gave us decent weather for mid December.  The clouds were out all afternoon but a few small propane heaters and hand warmer packs kept everyone's mind on shooting instead of cold fingers.  Thanks to Judy and Gary Gallion for the heaters and hand warmers.   The Practiscore software (two tablets and laptop) were used with no paper backups this event.  All went smoothly with most competitors pitching in to share timing and scoring duties.  The link below will take you to the Practiscore site and directly to the BRRC match results.  If anyone has problems you can email me (cbailey.1956@yahoo.com) or call me (Craig Bailey  540-589-3628) to get individual results.  Thanks to all match officials and shooters.  Have a safe and Merry Christmas.  January's shoot is scheduled but depends on the weather.  

    Match organizers are in the process of looking to set up a third stage starting in the spring of 2020.  One prospective member has been fabricating extra bases.  Steel targets are being inventoried to ensure we can run a third field and have a total of 6 stages for each shoot.  That will take us to the same level as most sanctioned USPSA matches.  We are in the process of setting up with the USPSA as a sanctioned club.  Match results will be stored and maintained so shooters can attain a class rating.  It will be the individual shooters responsibility to join USPSA and get a shooter registration number if they want their scores tracked and maintained.  USPSA MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL TO PARTICIPATE IN BRRC STEEL CHALLENGE EVENTS.   Our goal is a safe and fun place for individuals and families to shoot steel plates.  Many shooters are bringing their younger family members and friends to introduce them to shooting and the associated good time by all. 

    Starting in 2020 we will change the shooting fees.  This will help us to cover the expenses of setting up and maintaining a 6 stage match.  Fee structure will be:

    First gun $10 for all participants, except that competitors under 18 who are accompanied by a paying adult will shoot at no charge.

    Second gun will be $5 for club members and $10 for non members.