Outdoors! The league has already started … and goes thru August 13, 2015. You do not have to shoot EVERY Thursday night; every night starts fresh for scores and awards. This is a Conventional Dewar Course fired on Midnite-Moonlite targets with any sights, .22 rimfire rifle. League runs on Thursday nights–July 2, 30; and, August 6, 13. Relay times are 6PM, 6:30PM, 7PM, 7:30PM & 8PM (you need to fire on two relays; one target each at 50 yards and one at 100 yards).
And, you do not have to be a top shooter! A handicap system will be used. Each week, shooters will select their handicap before firing. At the conclusion of the match, the handicap is added to the raw score for a final handicapped score. For every point that the handicapped score is over the maximum score of 400, the shooter is penalized 2 points.
- Wind Doper John takes a handicap of 3 points. He fires a raw score of 395. 395 + 3 point handicap = 398 final handicapped score.
- Crossfire Nick takes a handicap of 5 points. He fires a raw score of 397. 397 + 5 point handicap = 402 (2 points x 2 point penalty = 4 points, giving him a final handicapped score of 396 (400 – 4 points).
And, awards just don’t go to the TOP Guns! Awards are based on individual scores only. Separate awards will be allocated for each Thursday evening for both scratch and handicap scores. Result sheets will be posted each week on the www.bluetrailrange.com website. Awards will be in the form of cash. 1st Place (5 shooters), 2nd Place (10 shooters), 3rd Place (15 shooters). Additional awards for each 5 shooters.
And, you even get to eat! Hot dogs are grilled by the BTR Master Chef. Feel free to bring your own salad, chips, beverages, or dessert … or even something to share!
And, all this for only $14! For complete details, click here for match program Program Midnite Moonlite 2015 2015.06.13
Click here for complete Match Results for each week
Week 4 – 2015.06.18 Results Midnite Moonlite 2015.06.18
A commercial for this league before getting to the results. There is no match on June 25 (next one is July 2) as our finest juniors in the State of Connecticut, who generally shoot every week in this league, will be participating in the USA Shooting National Championships at Ft. Benning in Georgia. Team Support will be Coaches David Lyman and Robert Ronstrom (hope one of the juniors are sitting in the “passenger” seat to keep those driver’s awake!). They will be joined by Connecticut’s Remington Lyman and Anthony Cuozzo (OSU “Buckeyes”). We wish all of the shooters and support staff safe travels and the best of luck!
Back to the results of the match, and it was a really exciting match as history was made by one junior managing to meet a personal goal. Dylan Lorence, BTR junior, brought his first target in from 50 yards with a wide grin on his face; he finally had his first 200! He returned to the firing line, set his scope for 100 yards, moved his sights up, and promptly fired his 2nd 200, giving him his first 400 of his shooting career. Not wiping the wide grin off of his face, he gathered up his brass and placed in a zip-lock baggie for safe keeping. Seems he heard, through the grave vine, that one certain person sometimes does something special with the brass for lucky first-time 400’s. Guess the writer better get working on that for presentation at the last Midnite Moonlite in August). He should be especially proud of his match as the wind was very tricky and his perfect score was the only one for the evening. Pat Russo, who has been trying so hard to beat the juniors, finally snuck into the medal round with his almost perfect 399 to garner 1st place. Firing two points behind was Scott Condo with a 397.
In the handicap portion of the match, all three prizes went to handicapped scores of 400. Both Pat and Scott picked a one-point handicap giving them 400’s, but Pat had 26 x’s for Match Winner and Scott 19 for 1st Place. Sub-Junior Emma took a six-point handicapped and took 2nd Place with her 400-17x, proving that little, quiet girls are a force to be reckoned with on the firing line. Watch out for her for the remainder of the league; she’s out to get the “big guys and gals”!
Safe travels to the juniors and support staff on their way to Georgia. See you on July 2 for the 5th Midnite Moonlite. Don’t miss your last chance to test your skills before traveling to the NRA Nationals in Bristol, Indiana. If you don’t plan on shooting in the Nationals, come on out and shoot, get your hotdog, bring a firecracker or two to let off, and wish those that are going to Bristol a safe journey and some good luck!
Week 3 – 2015.06.11 Results Midnite Moonlite 2015.06.11
In the third match of the Midnite Moonlite season, the juniors continued to dominate the awards. Match Winner was Jacob Lagace, 399-21x, who is “biting at the bit”, working on firing his first clean target. Three nights a week, he practices down on the Dinan Range, under the tutelage of David Lyman’s “Boot Camp”, so it’s just a matter of time before he collects a “clean” target. Firing one point behind were Sydney Katz and Scott Condo. Sydney grabbed 1st place laurels with 29 x’s and Scott settled for 2nd with two less. 3rd Place was veteran junior Michael Acampora with a 397-20x. Guess he missed a few too many nights of “boot camp”!
In the handicap portion of the match, Sydney Katz, proved that she has this game all figured out. Declaring a two point handicapped, she was the only one to post a perfect score of 400 for Match Winner. Dylan Lorence and Michael fired 399’s for 1st and 2nd places, respectively. Scott posted a 398-27x for 3rd.
After firing the match, Chef Sam served hotdogs, Dennis McMullen served his wife’s tasty iced tea lemonade, and everyone enjoyed the smorgasbord of food that some of the other shooters brought to share.
Week 2 – 2015.06.04 Results Midnite Moonlite 2015.06.04
In the second match of the Midnite Moonlite season, the juniors finally let one senior grab one of the eight awards. Pat Russo, a senior for the Middlefield Rifle Club, fired a 397-22x for 3rd place. Match Winner was Scott Condo, Vinal Tech, with a 398-30x. Cos Cob Junior Kaitlyn Kutz fired a 398-26x for 1st Place, while Blue Trail Range junior Joshua Lindgren was 2nd with a 397-22x.
In this match, the handicap system is also used. Each week, shooters will select their handicap before firing. Two shooters figured out their handicap perfectly in order to give them a perfect score of 400. Firing 30 x’s for Match Winner was Scott and Josh with 22 x’s settled for 1st Place. Kaitlyn fired a 399-26x for 2nd Place. Off to The Ohio State University, future “Buckeye” Patric Sardo also fired a 399 for the 3rd Place handicap score. The Shot-in-the-Tail award went to Mason Young-Lyman with a 374, just losing to Max Rook’s 381. Since their raw scores were 138 and 170, respectively, it just gives you an idea of picking the right handicap can win you the match!
After shooting, Chef Christa stepped in to “sear and serve” complimentary hotdogs for all to enjoy along with the smorgasbord of food that some of the other shooters brought to share. If you haven’t tried Marsha McMullen’s fresh brewed lemonade tea, that alone is good reason not to miss this match! We thank Chef Christa for stepping in to fill the shoes of Chef Sam even though her daughter and son had other commitments and couldn’t even shoot—that’s dedication to the shooting sports! Our condolences to Chef Sam on the loss of her father—not that Christa did a bad job, but we look forward to seeing you back “in the fold” soon.
The conditions at Blue Trail provided one an excellent opportunity to practice “wind doping” as no 400’s were fired (the 400’s were only produced with the handicap added to the raw score). Get out to the range on Thursday night for some great practice before heading out to the outdoor national championships in Bristol. If you can shoot in Wallingford’s Wind, you can shoot x’s anywhere! See ‘ya on Thursday, June 11.
Week 1 – 2015.05.28 Results Midnite Moonlite 2015.06.04
Blue Trail Range Match Results