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Bell City Rifle Club

Southington Connecticut
April 28 . 2012

Don't adjust your reading glasses, folks. This was a 100yd match held on this April 28th, 2012 a.d. at Bell City Rifle Club in Southington, CT. Before describing the conditions I would like to take a moment to comment on the unexpected support we received today with 6 states being represented at this match and our highest count of 29 guns. Maine, VT, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, and CT shooters were in attendance and all had a good time. I was humbled to say the least and thanks to some volunteers we were able to make the match a success despite essentially doubling our usual count. Two of our regular shooters, Bob Schmidt and Walt Smith, have recently passed on and our thoughts were with them today as we started our new season. They will be missed.
The conditions were quite challenging with switchy winds, heavy mirage that would let up for a moment when the flags were full out and then only hold for a moment or two and switch vectors completely or stop dead and leave you in the soup. Ron Mattson managed to squeak out 12x's with yours truly trying to close the gap, but unable to capitalize in the VFS category. Charles Brock and Orland Bunker bested the field in the VH and H categories and managed some impressive scores considering the conditions present.
Our factory and custom classes had some new shooters and David Grimes and Todd Cipolla came out on top in their respective classes.
All in all it was a great day, and hopefully everyone had a great time.
It can't be said enough how much all the effort that went into building the new benches and enhancing the stability of the existing benches as well as those who participated in the match duties is appreciated. We are looking forward to our first State Championship in July and hope to have such a good turnout then.
Hope to see you all next time.
Respectfully submitted,
Mike Suhie

 

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