Managed to squeeze in one last match before Nationals. It was the yearly Series match up at Custer Sportmens Club. Custer’s matches are always fun and this time, featured a TON of running in the sand. Managed to take 1st open despite making a super huge mental mistake for not kneeling during the classifier. Could have been a GM score but oh well.
Looking forward to Nationals in a few days.
Great stages! High round count (211rnds) and very tight and varied positions. It was a good match but I got my head working against me again. Need to find a way to shutdown the noise and play. This is one of the Northwest Series matches where we all earn points and get a chance to earn slots to the Nationals (plus some cash). Can’t wait for next one in Renton.
Shot this big “slot” match at the Renton Fish and Game club over the weekend. The Northwest Series is a "series" of matches run by the Northwest Section to determine who get’s a slot shoot at the Nationals. It’s a point system based on result and participation. There are 6 clubs in the Northwest Section that runs these series matches. You can find out more about the Northwest Section at http://northwestsection.org/
It was a looooooooong day. we started shooting around 10:45am and didn’t finish till 5pm. Round count was 228 over 8 stages. There were 87 shooters participating. I came in 2nd Overall, 1st A in Open. Here are the results :
I didn’t think I did very well. I was expecting to run each stage as perfectly as I can, and as you’ll hear/see from my “comments” on the video, I made some silly mistakes. I’m curious to see how well I perform if I didn’t have those mistakes. This is the case of shooters getting placed high in the rankings due to consistency. The saying goes where the 2nd place winner in all the stages typically is the overall match winner.
I had fun, knees hurt though from standing and running shooters as an R.O. for 7 hours.