Each field course was about 3.3 miles in length, with ten shoot stations spread out. Water and exertion management was a big part of this match. Make sure to follow the path!
Stages with only three targets required the shooter to move to a second position to re-engage the targets. Jimmy Holdsworth hauls ass to the second position on a South course stage.
This year's match was an overall success. We had no major glitches or complaints, and no one got hurt. Our improved trail flagging worked and nobody got lost. We made almost no procedural changes compared to 2008, and we had 4 more shooters. There is high demand for this match and I would like to get in 45-60 shooters, but that is impossible with a major change to the format. I thank the competitors, Dave and Lorraine Wheeler, Mike Kolar, Michael Field, Chuck Ward, John Sternberg, and all the sponsors for making this a great match. Stay tuned for 2010 news!
I normally just post the results at the bottom of the report; however, this year after the main match we had a straight-up tie for first place. Ray Sanchez and Jon Beanland tied at 86 points. Ray on in the sudden-death shootoff on the front range shooting KD targets at 100, 200, and 300 yards from "any position other than supported prone." Great shooting Ray!