A friend and GM told me just before the match started to shoot all Alphas. It’s fun to hose but it’s more fun to win. I think he’s right! I didn’t get all Alphas but did get 93% of all scores. Also, our usual top shooters weren’t around so I took the match. *lol*
Had a great time shooting with our squad. I can admit that shooting with Nick (GM) definitely affects me mentally. Some stages I push myself too far trying to catch up to him but fail and bomb the stage, but when I take his performance as an inspiration and shoot to my abilities, I do well.
Shooting in the Open division is definitely a mental game and you’d be mental to want to shoot it too 😉
Every year one club in our section will run an all classifier match just before the season gets underway so folks can get classified for the big Area & National matches.
I only had one good stage, the rest were really sucky. Looks like I’m stuck at M 🙂
After my previous disastrous matches, I made it a point to do some dry-fire practice at home. It paid off, that and the weather played a part too, it was beautiful and warm. Only thing about this match was the horrible last stage where I lost 40 match points just on that one stage alone. It basically screwed up a match win.
Nothing is better than shooting a match for Charity. Toys for Tots is a great one to be able to support. Had a great time but it was super-cold and I’m totally blaming my lackluster performance on weather. 🙂
Even my camera refused to work on four of the stages.
Here’s my view of the PB match on Sunday. Silly, stupid mistakes. My dot was too bright on Stage 4 – Pushy and what I thought was my dot was actually the reflection artifact from having the dot too bright shining on the lens. That’s why I missed that headshot from such a close distance.
and my weak hand is…. weak.
Ahh.. the Pacific Northwest. The rain is back! Oh how I miss shooting while everything is wet. Still a fun match though, and I shot decently and came in third behind the usual suspects, NickH (GM) and TimR (M). Those guys are fast!