Pressure, Murphy’s Law and an ancient curse all played a part in our last match of the year.
Pressure: Of the nine shooters that sent rounds down range; Ron C., Howard B., Ron A. and Joe C. had a chance of winning either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place end of the year trophy. It all depended on how well they shot, or didn’t shoot. Did they feel the pressure? If they did they would never admit it. All of them acted like they could care less – which brings to mind that old saying – something about ‘pants on fire.’
Murphy’s Law: ‘If anything can go wrong, it will.’ On this day the victim of Murphy’s Law was Ron Carter whose firing pin went on strike causing failures to fire and wayward bullets. Good thing he had a spare match rifle in his car. Doesn’t everyone carry a spare match rifle in their car?
An Ancient Curse: If you choose not to shoot, you better have a good curse handy. Joe C. chose not to shoot in the match. He chose instead to sit behind Ron A. and mutter an ancient curse that would send Ron’s bullets into the 5 ring. He thought about sitting behind Howard B. but he figured he’d give the old guy a break.
Most Improved: The shooter, (who I think), most improved over the year was Bill Guida. You see, just like I told you Bill, good things happen when you don’t close your eyes when you pulled the trigger.
|Name||Relay 1||Relay 2||Relay 3||Total|
|Name||Relay 1||Relay 2||Total|
|Stan La Pointe Jr.||3210||11|
|Stan La Pointe III||2472||12|
|Stan La Pointe Jr||275||7|
|Stan La Pointe III||195||9|
See You Next Year!