Twenty-two rounds. You can buy the best rounds on the market. You can sort’em. You can weigh’em. You can test’em. You can even pray over’em. But you’re still going to get’em – Fliers that is. A flier is that perfectly aimed round that should have hit the 10 ring but ends-up in the 5 ring. It’s that score killing, aggravating, wayward round that goes wherever it wants – and makes you swear out loud.
Maybe it was the phase of the moon or the start of Obamacare, (I don’t know why), but every shooter in our October match had more than their share of fliers. Some had less than others, but not a single shooter was flier free. Throw in a good dose of wind and you have a sure fire recipe for low scores, and that’s what most of us shot.
But low scores or not, at the end of the day everyone still had a good time and went home with a smile on their face. Everyone that is except the guy who came out on the losing end of two tie-breakers, one to Howard ‘The Silent One’ Bloom (yea right) and one to Jeff Barns.
Fliers not only affect monthly scores but also overall yearly standings.
At the end of the year a shooter’s five highest monthly scores are added-up and trophies are awarded to the top three Rifle shooters and the top two Charger shooters. The winners get to put their trophy on a dusty shelf and brag, (to anyone that will listen), about their astounding shooting skills.
With two more matches to go, first and second place in both the rifle and Charger look to be a toss-up between Ron Carter and Howard Bloom, with the rest of us bringing up the rear. Damn Freaking Fliers.
For better or worse here are the October scores and Current Yearly Standings.
|Name||Relay 1||Relay 2||Relay 3||Total||Place|
|Ron Carter||239 7X||238 7X||237 6X||714 20X||1|
|Howard Bloom||236 7X||226 7X||241 5X||703 19X||2|
|Joseph Caporaso||232 4X||232 8X||239 7X||703 19X||3|
|Ron Ainsworth||227 3X||233 6X||230 4X||690 13X||4|
|Bill Guida||225 7X||231 7X||229 1X||685 15X||5|
|S. La Point Jr.||221 4X||230 7X||231 4X||682 15X||6|
|John Bender||225 5X||228 5X||226 7X||679 17X||7|
|Brian Jones||226 3X||232 8X||208 3X||669 14X||8|
|Jeff Barnes||223 2X||224 2X||217 4X||664 8X||9|
|S. La Point III||203 0X||195 1X||223 6X||621 7X||10|
|Name||Relay 1||Relay 2||Total||Place|
|Stan La Point Jr.||20||25||45||6|
|Stan La Point III||DNS||DNS||DNS||8|
|Stan La Point Jr.||2582||11||221||8|
|Stan La Point III||2472||12||195||9|
Our next match is November 3rd. Please join us or just come out to listen to all the bitching, excuse making and joking. It’s Fun.