DCRA 2009 CFRC Daily Summary
Sat 22 Aug 2009
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Sat 22 Aug 2009
This will be very short tonight – it’s late and I’m about to flake out!
Daniel Chisholm won the Governor General’s Match this afternoon. In a very close finish, Dan scored 299.35, just edging Paul Tremblay and Geoff Woodman who both had 299.34, the former counting out the latter on the longer range scores. There were severe weather warnings for the whole Ottawa Region, but very fortunately the storms by-passed Connaught and we only had a few drops of rain. The winds were quite changeable all day, especially in early afternoon, but settled down later on.
Stan Frost, who finished on 297.35, blames Daniel who had done the squadding for a carefully orchestrated plot to wear him out physically and mentally and prevent him from coming closer. Stan was originally placed on Butt 11 where there were not enough targets. He was then required to move quickly to Butt 8 (at least 30 targets away) for the 800m. Then he had to go back to Butt 11 where his car was parked only to be sent back to Butt 8 for the 900m. Stan reckons that physical exhaustion and mental anguish combined to rob him of his chance of victory! Might be a good story, but it will get Stan nowhere!
PRIZE POS. NAME [HPS 300v60] NO. ATTR SCORE
GGFin Badge 1. CHISHOLM,DANIEL,KESWICK RIDGE,NB # 62 MMXAT 299v35
...receives Gov Gen's Award, Gold Badge, $500
GGFin Badge 2. TREMBLAY,PAUL,QUEBEC,QC # 1 MMXAT 299v34
...receives Gov Gen's Award, Silver Badge, $250
GGFin Badge 3. WOODMAN,GEOFF,NEW HARBOUR,NL #104 MMXAT 299v34
...receives Gov Gen's Award, Bronze Badge, $100
GGFin Badge 4. VAMPLEW,DESMOND,SCARBOROUGH,ON # 3 MMXAT 298v38
GGFin Badge 5. BACHAND,KELLY,KENT,WA.USA # 66 MMMXT 298v34
GGFin Badge 6. SEKELLICK,RON,CANTON,CT.USA # 37 MMXXT 298v32
GGFin Badge 7. MCCONNELL,SGT EJ,BCRT ATHELINGS # 85 SMJXT 297v41
GGFin Badge 8. TAMULINAS,STACEY,CIRCLE PINES,MN.USA # 95 MMXXT 297v40
GGFin Badge 9. CARLTON,SHANNON,SUTTON WEST,ON # 21 MFMAT 297v37
GGFin Badge 10. FROST,STAN,SASKATOON,SK # 22 MMOAT 297v35
Leo D’Amour and Jim Thompson won the F(O) and F(F) Finals respectively. Jim was totally amazed at his success having, so he thought, thrown it away with a poor score at 900m – obviously it was not quite poor enough to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!
1. D'AMOUR,LEO,LAVAL,QC #329 MMOAO 282v16
...receives Gold Badge,Trophy,Ceremonial Collar
2. OGG,GORDON,WATERLOO,ON #330 MMXAO 281v21
...receives Silver Badge
3. SCHOLZE,WOLFGANG,VELBERT,GERMANY #334 MMOXO 277v21
...receives Bronze Badge
4. DECHAMPLAIN,MARIUS,RIMOUSKI,QC #339 MMXAO 273v19
5. TAYLOR,GLEN,LEDUC,AB #342 MMXAO 273v16
1. THOMPSON,JAMES,WHITEVALE,ON #328 MMOAF 267v11
2. RATHWELL,DALE,ARUNDEL,QC #338 MMXAF 266v18
3. WOLF,MATT,MASCARENE,NB #341 MMXAF 263v12
4. BROWN,COLIN,HAMILTON,ON #327 MMOAF 253v12
5. D'ASTOUS,CLAUDE,LAVAL,QC #343 MMXAF 249v8
Des Vamplew won the Canadian Target Rifle Championship (Bisley Aggregate), and Kelly Bachand the Aggregate for the 21st Century, which includes nearly everything.
Three shooters are now named to attent the Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships in India in February: Des Vamplew, James Paton and Paul Tremblay. Sandy Peden will be the Manager/Coach.
There were many other aggregates settled today for which please refer to the list below. I have also to report on the Teams Matches from yesterday and today. This I will sometime tomorrow.
Having packed up most of my stuff, I can now comment on some of the team scores and wrap up the 127th Canadian Championships.
This was certainly the year for teams from the USA, with the Senior team and the “Young Eagles” winning both the long and short range matches.
The Commonwealth Match was interrupted by the severe storm on Friday afternoon and eventually only fired at 900m. I might add that, due to the storm or otherwise, there was a computer crash on Friday evening, which took many hours to fix – thank you Mike Corcoran! Scores: 1. USA 394.34; 2. Canada 392.37; 3. Canada Blue (alongside) 385.30; 4. Germany 372.20.
Under 25 Long Range, similarly reduced. 1. USA “Young Eagles” 386.25; 2. GB “The Athelings” 378.24; 3. Canada 371.24.
The Canada Match, fired on Saturday morning. 1. USA 1187.132; 2. Canada 1185.147; Germany 1170.114; 4. Canada Blue (alongside) 1130.103.
Under 25 Short Range. 1. USA “Young Eagles” 1178.115; 2. GB “The Athelings” 1171.104; 3. Canada 1162.113.
By and large, the matches were successful, with good competition and close results in TR, F(O) and F(F). We were extremely fortunate with the weather, suffering only one significant disruption. The first few days were very hot and humid; the last few cooler but with showers and thunderstorms all around. The matches moved along very smoothly under the very capable direction of Keith Bornn (CRO), Pat Quinn (CBO) and Don Ogden (QM).
There were no major changes in the schedule of matches, apart from the 300m ISSF which was expanded to two days to accommodate the Commonwealth Shooting Federation Trial. The event may well revert to a single day in 2010.
In terms of arrangements, the largest change was the separation of F Class from TR as far as squadding was concerned. This allowed the F Class to fire on a much tighter target, with a vee-bull half the diameter of the normal vee, and hence the value of shots all compressed (the ‘old’ vee becoming a 5, the ‘old’ 5 a 4, etc.). The change met with a generally favourable, but somewhat mixed reaction. Some people lamented the fact that they only saw F Class shooters out on the range and missed the old mixing of all classes, and all ages. F Class never shot with a cadet all week. While the target was perhaps suitable for the heavy artillery of the F(O) Class, it was perhaps a bit tight to F(F), who are basically using target rifles with a scope sight. You just had to get used to getting all those inners instead of bulls and magpies instead of inners!
The Meet and Greet, with roast beef dinner, was excellent, getting things off to a good start. It also reminded us that outside events at Connaught in the summer should end before dusk, due to the emergence of swarms of ravenous mosquitoes! The Prize Giving was streamlined a bit, which meant it was a little shorter. There are still things that can be done with this, and with the Leader Board for the Governor General’s Final.
Some of the prize lists currently show errors or inconsistencies, which will be corrected as quickly as possible. In particular, some of the awards for F(F) Class do not show or are wrong!
The all important “cofffeee” match between Colin Brown and Jim Thompson ended 12-5 in Jim’s favour. But it was closer than the score implies, with several ranges being settled by one vee. And it was Colin who scored the only “real” possibles, two of them, 50s on that fiddly little target being equivalent to 50.10 in real speak. And those were with a rifle that he had at one stage thought of selling! I think he may be changing his mind!
Finally, I’d like to thank the DCRA Office Staff for working so hard to ensure the success of the Meeting: Aaron Daley (Secretary-Treasurer), Betty Anne Ferguson (Office Manager), Cathy Corcoran (Accounts) and Mike Corcoran (Stats). Thank you all – we can’t do without you!
I’d also like to thank the several people from around the world who have written in after reading these daily rambles. Thank you – but why not come to Connaught next year and see for your selves!
And that, as they say, is that!
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