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2010 Shoots Reports

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12/18/10 FCS/Great Hills Baptist Church Men’s Ministry Sporting Clays Shoot 

One officer, one member, three guests, and two sons (seven total participants) had a great time at the 12/18/10 Sporting Clays Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club.  It was a cold morning with a light northern wind.  The participants shot the hunter course.  Warren Hoke came in first place with 36/50 (his second highest score).  Ken Miller came in second place with 33/50 (tying his third highest score).  Ron Palmer came in third place with 32/50 (his third highest score).  He was followed by first time guest Thompson Smith with 19/50 and Evan Papadakis with 18/50 (his new high score).  Dave Smith and Wade Papadakis threw targets and helped keep the scores.

11/28/10 McAlpine Open (Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club Sporting Clays tournament)

Two officers and one guest (three total participants) had a good time at the 11/28/10 McAlpine Open (Sporting Clays Tournament and Luncheon) at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club on a windy/gusty day.  The group shot two rounds of 50 on the Masters Level course.  There were 68 shooters.  For the first round in our group, Bruce Crockett and Ron Palmer came in first place with 27/50.  Jim McGee came in second place with 23/50.  For the second round Bruce came in first place with 27/50.  Ron came in second place with 26/50.  Jim came in third place with 23/50.

The total scores were 54/100 for Bruce, 53/100 for Ron, and 46/100 for Jim.

Bruce came in third place in National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) D class.  Ron came in fourth place and Jim took fifth place.

Lunch was barbecue and all the trimmings.

Check out the Present (2009 – 2010) Clay Target Shoots Scorecard for history, finishes, and averages.

11/20/10 FCS/Great Hills Baptist Church Men’s Ministry Sporting Clays Shoot 

Three officers, three members, four guests (including one first time guest), and one son (11 total participants) had a great time at the 11/20/10 Sporting Clays Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club.  It was foggy at first but later cleared up, and there was virtually no wind.  The group shot the hunter course.  Bruce Crockett came in first place with 45/50 (tying his best score and tying the second best score at Capitol City; the third best score overall).  Bret Mercer came in second place with 40/50 (tying his second best score).  First time guest Luke Rogers (Bruce’s son-in-law) came in third place with 32/50.  He was followed by Ken Miller with 29/50, Richard Corbin and Harold Terry with 26/50 (Harold’s third best score), Charles Cutchens with 25/50 (his third best score), Justin Sheffield (Bruce’s other son-in-law) with 17/50, Wade and Evan Papadakis with 17/50, and Becky Terry with 14/50.  Ken led the group in prayer.

10/23/10 FCS/Great Hills Baptist Church Men’s Ministry Sporting Clays Shoot 

Two officers, three members, two guests (including one first time guest) and two sons (9 total participants) had a great time at the 10/23/10 FCS/Great Hills Baptist Church Men’s Ministry Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club.  It was a warm and overcast day.  It started to rain on us on the first station, but stopped after a couple of minutes.  We shot the hunter course.  Randy Rowley came in first place with 45/50 (tying his and the FCS third best score).  Bruce Crockett came in second place with 34/50.  Ken Miller came in third place with 32/50.  He was followed by Harold Terry with 28/50 (typing his second best score), first time guest Steve Stiles and Sam Stiles with 20/50, Chris Rowley with 18/50 (her second best score), Zac Stiles with 17/50, and Becky Terry with 13/50 (her second best score).  Bruce, Harold, and Becky also shot a round of skeet.

 Randy lead the group in a Bible study titled Judgment Call.

10/10/10 Bill Hughes Open (Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club Sporting Clays tournament and Luncheon)

Three officers and one guest (four total participants) had a good time at the 10/10/10 Bill Hughes Open (Sporting Clays Tournament and Luncheon) at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club.  We shot two rounds of 50 on the Masters Level course.  It was a warm and cloudy afternoon.  There were 80 shooters.  For the first round in our group, Bruce Crockett came in first place with 32/50.  Randy Rowley came in second place with 31/50.  Ron Palmer came in third place with 23/50.  Jim McGee was next with 19/50 (his third best score).  For our second round I came in first place with 34/50.  Bruce came in second place with 33/50.  Jim came in third place with 28/50 (his new third best score).  He was followed by Ron with 26/50.

The total scores were 65/100 for Bruce and me, 49/100 for Ron, and 47/100 for Jim.

Bruce and Randy also came in second place in National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) D class.  Ron came in seventh place and Jim tied for eighth place.  There were 10 shooters in D class.  After the shoot, they flipped a coin and Bruce won the tie breaker and $35.00.

Lunch was barbecue and all the trimmings, catered by Texas Rib Kings.

Randy became the first FCS shooter to break over 3000 targets and Bruce joined the 1000 (target) club.

9/25/10 Centennial Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot 

Three officers, five members,  four guests (including one first time guest) and three sons (15 total participants) had a great time at the 9/25/10 Centennial Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot.  It was a warm day that started without a cloud in the sky, but ended up partly cloudy.  We shot the “red” course (12 stations).

Gary Emory and I, Randy Rowley, tied for first place with 30/50 (Gary tied his high score).  Ron Palmer came in second place with 28/50 (his third high score).  Ron Denison came in third place with 27/50.  He was followed by Alex Denison with 25/50 (his high score, he beat his previous high score by 13 birds!), Bruce Crockett and Bret Mercer with 23/50, Thomas Palmer with 22/50, Harold Terry with 20/50 (his third best score), John Bobo with 14/50 (his second best score), Jake Denison and Jim Gault with 11/50 (Jake tied his high score), and Becky Terry with 7/50 (her second best score).  Bret, Matt Thomas and his nine year old son, Jacob, shot some skeet.

Prices were awarded to all 13 sporting clays shooters.  Prizes included:

  • Two certificates for meals for families of four at Chick-fil-A ($25 value each)
  • HiViz Birdbuster fiber optic shotgun sight
  • Champion EasyHit fiber optic shotgun sight
  • The Holy Bible (New Living Translation) with a camo cover
  • Heart of the Outdoors Bible
  • Dreaming the Lion – Reflections on Hunting, Fishing, and a Search for the Wild by Thomas McIntyre
  • The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told – Twenty-Nine Unforgettable Tales
  • 911 Handbook – Biblical Solutions to Everyday Problems by Kent Crockett (Bruce Crockett’s brother)
  • Deer Slam Part One DVD
  • Hunting Whitetails North and South with Bow & Rifle DVD
  • Millennium Mule Deer DVD
  • $5 off coupon to Take 5 Haircuts

All participants were given door prizes ($5 off coupons to Take 5 Haircuts).

Thanks to Richard Corbin, Bruce Crockett, Mark Dillow, and Randy Rowley for donating the above prizes.

Thomas led us in a devotional on the purpose of adversity from 1 Corinthians.  He also led us in prayer

9/5/10 Bobwhite Open (Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club Sporting Clays tournament and Luncheon) 8/21/10 “Dove Tune-Up” Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot  

Two officers and one member had a good time at the 9/5/10 Bobwhite Open (Sporting Clays Tournament and Luncheon) at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club.  We shot two rounds of 50 on the Masters Level course.  It was a hot and cloudy day.  There were 81 shooters.  For the first round in our group Randy Rowley came in first place with 40/50.  Bruce Crockett came in second place with 25/50.  Harry Biggs came in third place with 14/50 (his third best score).  For our second round Randy came in first again with 31/50.  Bruce came in second again with 29/50.  Harry came in third again with 22/50 (his new third best score). The total scores were 71/100 for me, 54/100 for Bruce, and 36/100 for Harry.

Randy also came in first place in National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) D class and won $34.72.  Bruce came in 6th place.  Harry came in 10th.  There were 11 shooters in D class.

Lunch was barbecue and all the trimmings, catered by Texas Rib Kings.

8/21/10 “Dove Tune-Up” Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot 

Four officers, six members, seven guests (including four first time guests) and two youth sons (19 total participants) had a great time at the 8/21/10 “Dove Tune-Up” Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club.  It was a hot (it is late August after all) and cloudy day.  We shot the “red” course.  Bruce Crockett and Randy Rowley, tied for first place with 40/50 (Bruce’s second high score).  Thomas Palmer and Harold Terry tied for second place with 37/50 (Harold’s high score and Thomas’ second high score; Harold beat his previous high score by nine birds).  Greg Moerbe came in third place with 35/50 (his high score; he beat his previous high score by 11 birds).  He was followed by Richard Corbin with 34/50 (his second high score), Joe Schram and first time guests Gary Emory and Mike Pickel with 30/50 (Joe shot true pairs on many on-report pair stations), Ken Miller and Matthew Moerbe with 28/50 (Matthew’s high score; he beat his previous high score by one; Ken has now joined the 1000 targets club), Jim Gault and Ron Palmer with 26/50 (Jim tied his third best score), first time guest Andrew Cantrell with 24/50, Becky Terry with 22/50 (her first sporting clays shoot where score was kept), Jeff Cates with 19/50 (his third best score), nine year old Evan Papadakis with 14/50 (his first sporting clays shoot), and first time guest Matt Emory with 10/50.  Wade Papadakis shot a few rounds.  Richard, Joe, and Andrew also shot a round of skeet.

Thomas led us in a devotional on the rich young ruler and what we must do to be saved.  He also led us in prayer

8/6/10 Student Instructor/Student Sporting Clays Shoot 

Three officers, five members, two guests, and one daughter (11 total participants) had a great time at the 8/5/10 – 8/6/10 Student Instructor/Student Sporting Clays Shoot at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio.  While the student instructors were teaching us, master instructors observed their techniques.  The group sizes were again small.  For the afternoons we had extra small groups (some groups had more instructors than students).  Overall, we had some good instruction and shot between 5 – 11 boxes of shells each.The targets were easier this time.  Most were outgoers or incomers, but there were four rabbits.  There were also two birds that were really tough, including an outgoing teal that launched 40 yards out from the shooting box and wasn’t acquired until at least 60 yards out!

If you consider that 10 boxes (five rounds of sporting clays) would have cost us $100 at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club and we got the benefit of a student instructor for around the 1 ½ hours that each of us shot (a $90 value), then the $25 that we paid was an exceedingly good deal!

7/24/10 “Dog Days of Summer” Sporting Clays Shoot 

One officer and one member had a good time at the 7/24/10 “Dog Days of Summer” Sporting Clays and Pistol Shoot at the Alpine Shooting Range in Fort Worth, on a hot, still, and cloudy afternoon.  I, Randy Rowley, came in first place with 38/50.  Roy Brigman came in second place with 30/50.  We also shot a box of pistol shells each.

7/10/10 “Hotter than Blazes” Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot  

Three officers, six members, three guests, and two sons (14 total participants) had a great time at the 7/11/10 “Hotter than Blazes” Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club.  It was overcast, hot, and there was no breeze to speak of.  Randy Rowley came in first place with 41/50.  Bruce Crockett came in second place with 30/50.  Bret Mercer came in third place with 28/50.  He was followed by Matthew Moerbe with 26/50 (his second best score), Greg Moerbe with 24/50 (his best score), Ron Palmer with 23/50, Ken Miller and David Smith with 21/50 (David’s third best score), Buddy Allen with 18/50, and Jim Gault and Dalton Johnson with 16/50 (Dalton’s best score).  Frank Baldwin kept score, Harold Terry threw the targets, and Becky Terry was the photographer.  Harold, Beck, and Bruce also shot a round of skeet.  Randy led the group in a devotional on Choices.

6/19/10 Father/Child Clay Target Shoot (sporting clays, 5 stand, and skeet)

Four officers, four members, seven guests (including three first time guests) and six sons (21 participants) had a great time at the 6/19/10 Father/Child Clay Target Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club.  There were six pairs of fathers/sons and one grandfather/grandson present.  It was a warm and partly cloudy day.  The wind picked up considerably in the early afternoon.  We shot the hunter sporting clays course, east 5-stand course, and skeet.  For sporting clays, Bruce Crockett came in first place with 38/50 (tying his third best score).  Randy Rowley came in second place with 34/50.  Ron Palmer and Ryan Rowley tied for third place with 27/50 (Ron’s third best score).  They were followed by Jim Gault with 26/50 (tying his third best score), Ken Miller with 25/50, and Drew Rowley with 22/50.

For 5-stand, Ron Denison came in first place with 23/25.  Ron Palmer came in second place with 17/25.  First time guest Bryce Curtis came in third place with 13/25.  He was followed by Alex Denison and Jim Gault with 10/25, Matthew Matteson with 8/25, first time guest James Curtis with 7/25, first time guest Jeremy Curtis with 4/25, first time guest Hobie Hortin with 3/25, and first time guest Austin Hortin with 1/25.  Carson Gault also shot a few birds.

Bryce, James and Jeremy Curtis; Zack Myers; and Wade and Evan Papadakis also shot around a round of skeet each.Bruce Crockett; Charles Cutchens; and Justin and Mark Dillow assisted shooters on the skeet field.  Bruce Crockett, Jim Gault, Dick Matteson, Ken Miller, Ron Palmer, Ryan Rowley, and I assisted shooters on the 5-stand field.  Carson Gault and Drew Rowley were the primary photographers.

6/12/10 Student Instructor/Student Porting Clays Shoot Results 

Two officers, two members, and one guest (five total participants) had a great time at the 6/12/10 Student Instructor/Student Sporting Clays Shoot at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio.  While the student instructors were teaching us, master instructors observed their techniques.  The group sizes were again small.  Overall, we had some good instruction and shot 10 boxes of shells each.  If you consider that 10 boxes (five rounds of sporting clays) would have cost us $100 at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club and we got the benefit of a student instructor for around six hours (a $360 value), then the $25 that we paid was an exceedingly good deal

5/22/10 Emerald Open (Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club Sporting Clays Tournament and Luncheon) 

Two officers, one member, and one guest had a good time at the 5/22/10 Emerald Open (Sporting Clays Tournament and Luncheon) at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club.  We shot two rounds of 50 on the Masters Level course.  It started out as a windy, cloudy, and pleasant morning, but it warmed up quickly.  There were 99 shooters.  For the first round in our group, Paul Ellis came in first place with 35/50.  Randy Rowley, came in second place with 32/50.  Bruce Crockett came in third place with 22/50.  He was followed by Tim Price with 18/50.  For our second round Paul came in first again, shooting 35/50 again.  Randy came in second again with 31/50.  Bruce came in third again with 26/50.  He was followed by Tim with 22/50. Bruce, Tim, and Randy also shot a round of skeet.  Bruce shot a 23/25.

Bruce, a registered NSCA shooter, came in 6th place in D class.  Paul, Tim, and I shot hunter class, as we are not registered NSCA shooters.  They did not post the hunter class results, so we do not know how we fared in the field.  However, the winner of D class shot a 52, so Paul, with 70, and me, with 63, would have come in first and second respectively if we had been in D class.

5/8/10 FCS Open (Two Rounds of Sporting Clays and a Luncheon)

Two officers, two members, one son, and one youth guest (six total participants) had a great time at the 5/8/10 ‘FCS Open’ (Two rounds of Sporting Clays and a Luncheon) at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club.  It started out cool, very windy, and overcast, but the coolness abated.  We shot six stations on the Masters Course, six stations on the Corporate Course, and ate lunch at the 290 Cafe in Manor.  Randy Rowley came in first place on the Masters Course with 24/50 (exactly what he shot at last year’s open).  Tim Price came in second place with 21/50.  Bruce Crockett came in third place with 16/50.  He was followed by Ken Miller with 12/50.  Tyler Price and his friend, Steven, shared shooting the round and ended up with 19/50 (if Tyler had shot all 50 and had the second 25 as well as he did the first 25 he would have shot 30/50 and would have won; if Steven had shot all 50 and had shot the second 25 as well as he did the first 25 he would have shot 8/50).

For the second round (on the Corporate Course), Randy came in first place with 37/50 (exactly what he shot at last year’s open).  Ken came in second place with 35/50 (tying his second best score).  Bruce came in third place with 33/50.  He was followed by Tim with 30/50.  The Tyler/Seven combination broke 26/50 (13/25 each; if they had shot all 50 and had shot the second 25 as well as they did the first 25 they both would have shot 26/50).

On the first course Bruce broke two birds with one shot and Tim did the same on the second course.  Tim’s shot was a one-in-a-million shot.  He missed the first bird and as the second bird was coming in the wind pushed the first bird behind the second bird so that they were perfectly lined up.  We’ve had two birds broken by one shot several times over the years, but never after missing the first shot!  Randy also broke the first bird of a true pair and when he looked for the second bird there were five of them!  Four dove had joined the clay target.  The clay was below the dove.  Somehow, Randy managed to shoot the clay and not the dove!

Randy led the group in a devotional titled Heaven on Earth?

4/24/10 “April Showers of Broken Clay Targets” Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot 

One officer, two members, and one guest (four total participants) had a great time at the 4/24/10 “April Showers of Broken Clay Targets” Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club.  It was a sunny and pleasant day.  We shot 10 stations, and shot them as per the previous tournament (both on report pairs and true pairs).  The course had been reset and was considerably harder (Randy Rowley hit 10 fewer birds and Bruce Crockett hit six fewer birds than our last shoot at Capitol City).  We had a very close match from start to finish, that wasn’t decided until the last station.  Tim Price came in first place with 40/50, hitting all of his last 18 targets.  Bruce Crockett came in second place with 39/50 (his second best score).  Randy Rowley came in third place with 38/50.  He was followed by Drew Rowley with 12/50.  Tim and Bruce also shot a round of skeet.  Randy led the group in a devotional on Mistaken Identity.

4/17/10 Concealed Handgun License (CHL) Class/CHL Renewal Class

Two officers, four members and one guest (seven total participants) had a great time at the 4/17/10 Concealed Handgun License (CHL) Class/CHL Refresher Class with DPS certified instructor Wendy Mings at American Eagle Protective Services.  The range qualification was held at the Eagle Peak Shooting Range.  Randy Gordon and Kenneth Kidd both shot perfect 250/250!  Wendy is a good instructor.  I highly recommend her.

3/20/10 “Spring Break the Clay Targets” Sporting Clays Shoot

Two officers, two members, and one guest (five total participants) had a great time at the 3/20/10 “Spring Break the Clay Targets” Sporting Clays Shoot at Elm Fork Shooting Sports in Dallas.  It was a cold and windy day (around 37 degrees with wind chill around 30) and it started to sleet on station 10.  We had the place to ourselves.  Their easier course, the Woods course, was closed so we shot their harder course, the Meadows course.  It is really not well named as it includes a mixture of water, woods, and meadows stations.  One very interesting station featured around seven telephone poles.  The bird came across the poles, which served as distractions.  There was also one very fast rabbit.  Randy Rowley came in first place with 39/50.  Roy Brigman came in second place with 31/50 (his third best score).  Bruce Crockett came in third place with 27/50.  He was followed by first time FCS sporting clays shooters Ken Hamilton with 20/50 and Matt Hanna with 10/50.  The rifle/handgun range was closed (due to the weather) so we didn’t get to shoot anything other than shotguns.  Randy led the group in a devotional on Mistaken Identity.  Elm Fork is an excellent facility and is highly recommended.

3/6/10 Sporting Clays Shoot 

One officer, five members, and one first time guest (seven total participants) had a great time at the 3/6/10 Sporting Clays Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club.  It was a cloudy and pleasant morning.  I was able to shoot right handed and it didn’t bother my shoulder one bit!  Randy Rowley, came in first place with 48/50 (a new FCS record; he also became the first FCS member to break 2500 targets lifetime).  Bruce Crockett came in second place with 45/50 (tying Randy’s old Capitol City FCS record and beating his previous record by seven birds).  Charles Cutchens and Bret Mercer tied for third place with 44/50 (tying for the third best FCS score [now]; Charles best his previous record by 10 birds and Bret beat his previous record by four birds).  They were followed by Thomas Palmer with 35/50 (his second highest score), Jeff Cates with 26/50 (beating his previous record by six birds), and first time guest Mike Gilmore with 18/50.  Not counting Mike, who was a first time shooter, we had five shooters shoot their best scores and one shoot his second best score!  I led us in a devotional on Hidden Danger.

2/13/10 “Spread the Love (Broken Clay Targets) Around” Sporting Clays Shoot

One officer, five members, and one guest (seven total participants) had a great time at the 2/13/10 “Spread the Love (Broken Clay Targets) Around” Sporting Clays Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club.  The day started out foggy and overcast but by station three the sun broke through and we ended up with a beautiful day.  Ron Palmer came in first place with 41/50 (his second highest score).  Bret Mercer came in second place with 40/50 (Bret broke his old record of 39 that had stood since 10/22/05).  Thomas Palmer came in third place with 38/50 (breaking his old record of 34 by four birds).  He was followed by Bruce Crockett and Ken Miller with 36/50 (Bruce tied his third best score and Ken broke his old record of 35 that has stood since 5/21/05), Randy Rowley with 35/50 (he shot left handed as his right shoulder was still healing from his 1/14/10 tendon repair surgery), and Jim Gault with 32/50 (tying his second best score and shooting his best score at Capitol City).  Not counting Randy, there were three shooters who shot their best scores, one who shot his second best score, one tied his second best score, and one tied his third best score!  Randy led the group in a devotional on In the Blink of an Eye

1/16/10 Sporting Clays Shoot

Two members and two first time guests (four total participants) had a great time at the 1/16/10 Sporting Clays Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club, despite the mud from the previous couple days worth of rain.  The conditions were cool and windy.  First time guest Ron Palmer came in first place with 44/50 (the FCS second highest score at Capitol City).  Bruce Crockett came in second place with 36/50 (his third highest score).  Thomas Palmer (Ron is of no relation to him) came in third place with 34/50 (his highest score).  He with followed by first time guest Phillip South with 27/50.  Thomas also led a devotional and did an excellent job.  Thanks to Bruce Crockett for being in charge of this shoot

1/1/10 “Bring in the New Year” Shooting Range Shoot

One member and one son (two total participants) had a great time at the 1/1/10 “Bring in the New Year” Shooting Range Shoot at the Eagle Peak Shooting Range.  Josh Sanchez and his son, Matthew, shot Matthew’s new .22 rifle and Josh shot his .38 revolver.

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Bible verse of the day

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Today’s Devotionals and Blogs

Kent Crockett’s blog – www.kentcrockett.blogspot.com

Mark Dillow’s blog – http://noclearline.blogspot.com/