Sunday Feb 10 – 2013
For our last day on the range at Ben Avery the sun came back out for us. But with the winds kicking up they created a cold bite. We had only two strings on individuals at 1000 yards. All morning waiting for the start the flags were standing down. The minute relay one went up they picked up. I was on relay two and although the flags were going it did not seem like there was much going on. Was I wrong. I got caught in drastic let offs. The flags went from one direction to a zero wind to the opposite direction and then right back to the other direction. I dropped 4 on first string and 5 on the second. I thought I would be at the bottom of the pack after that. My relay finished the last two strings of the day in the pits pulling targets. Something crazy must have been happening back there. There were misses everywhere. Ian Shaw from the UK was next to me and our two shooters kept the middle air space between our targets quite busy. I posted at least 5 misses on my target. I felt terrible for that shooter. Heading back to the firing
line later I went to the score board and was shocked.
It must have been tough back there! I managed to be number 6 in the Agg for the day in High Master. Never assume anything until it is all over I guess. I tried to get photos of all scores but I forgot to grab the F-Class and Open side. Sorry! I know Berger will have results up at their sight soon. But the F-Open winner was Shiraz Balolia. The F-TR winner I will post on FB when I get that info.** (See updates below) USA Team Hayes won the overall sling team match. Our London Scottish team took #2. For the Grand Agg of individuals sling Trudy Fay took 3rd, Brian Litz 2nd and Nancy Tompkins first. There were some beautiful scores there even with the nutty conditions all week. As you can see in the 3rd photo down there are some new and, shall I say interesting trophies they have made. Fitting for the AZ region I suppose. These native statues were for winners of F-Class, Open and Individual. Many many certificates of Berger Bullets were handed out depending on points of places you took.
I managed to have a 12th place overall in the Grand Agg of High Master class. Super happy with that. My last time here two years ago I was near the bottom. There were so many talented shooters there so I am honored. Thank you to the gang at Berger, Michelle and Eric and Match organizers such as Mid Tompkins and all of the volunteers that put on an amazing match. It ran very smoothly. My only complaint was the weather. Really? This is in Phoenix. It is supposed to be warm and sunny. Maybe next year.
**Okay. Updates for F-TR. John Hayhurst won F-TR, The winning F-TR Team was Tex Mex and Michigan won the F-Open with Brian Litz coaching.