Turnout for this month’s Bowling Pin match was a bit lower – thirteen people in addition to myself, 25 guns. I brought with me today four tables, but somehow only enough legs for three of them, so we shot (mostly) three-at-a-time. And you know what? I may stick to that format. It worked pretty well! I also brought an air horn as the match “start” signal. EVERYBODY can hear it!
We went back to the best two out of three, double-elimination format, eschewing the “timed” runs for handicapping – we just went head-to-head. I need to work on keeping a little better track of the competition using this format, but I think it’s the way to go, especially if turnout comes back up.
We started shooting at 9AM, and were done by 11:30. Once again, thanks to everybody who helped reset targets, and especially to those who helped tear down afterwards.
Today’s winner for centerfire was John Higgins, who shot nine matches in four sets with his EAA Witness 9mm, losing only once. Second place went to Jim Burnett, shooting a Beretta 92, also in 9mm, who gave John his single loss. I won the .22 class, also shooting against John, who was having a great day. John had gone undefeated in .22 (he’d already beaten me 2-0 in one match), but I managed to beat him in four straight runs, taking him out in double-elimination. I love my Ruger MkII!
Larry Boykin won the $25 entry pot drawing.
Next month’s match is February 13, the day before Valentine’s. First rounds down range at 9:00AM. Hope to see you there!