Day one of our match got off to a wet start but the weather did not prevent everyone from getting their stages in by around 2:30pm. We posted the interim results for 54 competitors at the range so everyone can check their times and points for accuracy along with the first four Stage results within 5 minutes of the last shots for the day. Stages 5 through 8 were set up and everyone was off to the usual haunt for choir practice by 3:30pm.
Here is a photo of the shooter briefing this morning
We have a lot of additional photos to share so check back for more news from the match.
A number of club members made the drive to Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol club in Palm Bay to participate in the Florida Sunshine Games IDPA pistol match on April 22. The match consisted of 7 stages that were put on for the second year under the supervision of Match Director Alan Baker and the staff at PMRPC IDPA. We were fortunate to get the match completed between bouts of severe weather on what ended up being a near perfect day for an IDPA match.
Congratulations to the shooters that won recognition for their performance which included Division Champions, Most Accurate, Top Senior, and another gold metal awarded on his…
See if you can find the member who missed his nap.
The PMPRC Match Director has uploaded a video of each of the stages for people to enjoy.
If you watch it, you will spot a couple TSSA members running and gunning
..is turning one year old in our history books. While the place is gone from the map, the accomplishment is not.
A tip of the hat from a few of your supporters
Oh, and the 3D targets for practice are very cool.
It was 08:30, the New Shooter briefing had started and the final pieces of the stages were being stapled up when mother nature opened up and rained us out. We waited until it was apparent the weather was stepping on our plans, so this weeks match was canceled.
The weather has us discussing adding a weather feed on our web page here and last minute range report for members who travel longer distances to attend. Stop back as we continue to update our website with new news and information for our members.
Those of you who are club members and also on our FORUM can pre-register their name, class and division via the forum. This will save us considerable time at the sign up table and lets us have everyone in the system and squadded BEFORE they arrive on match day. To do this, simply acknowledge Roger’s Email Blast on the forum with your particulars and we will get you in the system early.
We have gone over to a Bar Coding system to accellerate our throughput for scoring.
We will see you at the range.
Our Flag is at half mast.
George Dale Kitchell Sr.
We are sad to note that a loyal member and friend of the IDPA club in Key Largo passed away on Tuesday, April 3rd after a fishing trip.
There will be a viewing on Saturday, April 6th between the hours of 9am and 12pm at the Branam Funeral Home located at 809 N Krome Ave in Homestead (305) 247 3131 which will be followed by a Service with Military Honors at 12pm.
Internment is scheduled for 1pm (1300EDT) at Miami Memorial Park located at 6200 SW 77th Ave in Miami (305) 274-0364.
Our deepest condolences to the Kitchell family.
Rest in Peace Sir.
Something we have had to implement at our last Board of Directors meeting was a resolution to enforce our cut off times for shooters at our matches. Unfortunately, people who continue to arrive after the cut off times delays the start of our matches and subsequently forces us into late or incomplete finishes. This has been a source of growing displeasure among our members and we have resolved to simply turn away those shooters who did not comply with the times or calling ahead so the registration is completed on time.
For those of you attending our Saturday matches, this time is 8:30am (Eastern Time Zone) and 6:30pm for our night events.
If you arrive late, you are welcome to participate as an observer, however we will not adjust squads or make room for private stage briefings out of respect for the majority of shooters who made the registration on time.
Thank you for doing your part to facilitate our new policy.
We had 68 shooters who exhausted 17 Safety Officers and more than 6200 rounds downrange. 26 of those shooters classified in new divisions or received class bumps for their performance including one Master. Congratulations to those shooters who moved up and our gratitude to each of our safety officers who endured the large squads and helped everyone get through the match.