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2017 – Shoots Reports

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12/30/17 – Year End Finale’ – NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament 

Steve Baker, Bruce Crockett,  and Lamar Denney participated in the ‘Year End Finale’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capitol Trap & Skeet in Austin on 12/30/17. The weather was  nice with a high of 60 before a front blew in later in the afternoon. There were a total of 112 shooters in the tournament.

In the 100 target Prelim Event – North Course, Lamar Denney shot a 92/100 in Master Class, Steve Baker shot a 98/100 for 1st Place in AA Class, while Bruce Crockett shot a 83/100 for 3rd place in B Class.

In the 100 target Main Event – South Course, Lamar Denney shot a 86/100 in Master Class,  Steve Baker shot a 81/100 in Class AA, and Bruce Crockett shot a 88/100 for a 1st Place in B Class.

In the 5 – Stand Event – Steve baker shot a 41/50 in Class AA.

12/16/17 – ‘Copperhead Creek’ – NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament 

Steve Baker participated in a tournament at Copperhead Creek in Marble Falls on 12/16/17.  There were a total of 23 shooters in the tournament.

In the 100 target Main Event, Steve  shot a 82/100 for 3rd place in Class AA.

In the 100 target Super Sporting event, Steve shot a 88/100 for first place in Class AA

12/16/17 – Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

The weather was cool and calm for the sixteen shooters that enjoyed this month’s sporting clays shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club.  We broke into three squads and had fun competing for the best scores on the 50 round corporate course.  We had three first time visitors – Joel Chapman, Mark Nelson, and Marcus Serven. Bruce Crockett gave a short devotion on “How did the worm get in the apple?”

The scores are:

Scott Timpany – 44

Mike Walsh – 44

Bruce Crockett – 39

Paul Ellis – 38

Jonathan Fleming – 36

Bret Mercer – 35

Brad Versteegh – 34

Peyton Keily – 34

Mike Smith – 30

Cris Capo – 30

Andrew Serven – 25

Mark Nelson – 23

Joel Serven – 23

Jim Miller – 23

Joel Chapman – 15

Marcus Serven – 10

11/18/17 – Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

It was nice weather but a little windy for the twelve shooters that enjoyed this month’s sporting clays shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club.  We broke into three squads and had fun competing for the best scores on the 50 round corporate course.  The scores were:
47 – Steve Baker

42 – Mike Walsh
42 – Kyle Kirkwood
41 – Paul Ellis
38 – Brad Versteegh
37 – Gustavo Bultron
35 – Scott Timpany
34 – Harold Terry
34 – Kerry Kirkwood
32 – Mike Smith
32 – Burl Fulenwider
21 – Becky Terry

11/11/17 – ‘Give ’em the Bird’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament 

Bruce Crockett and Lamar Denney participated in the ‘Give’em the Bird’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capitol Trap & Skeet in Austin on 11/11/17. The weather was a nice day for a tournament. There were a total of 107 shooters in the tournament.

In the 100 target Prelim Event – North Course, Lamar Denney shot a 98/100 for 2nd place in Master Class, while Bruce Crockett shot a 91/100 for 1st place in B Class.

In the 100 target Main Event – South Course, Lamar Denney shot a 86/100 in Master Class,  while Bruce Crockett shot a 77/100 for a 3rd Place tie in B Class.

10/21/17 – 10/29/17 – NSCA National Sporting Clays Championship (San Antonio) 

Steve Baker, Bruce Crockett, and Lamar Denney participated in the National Sporting Clays Championship that was held in San Antonio Saturday 10/21/17 thru Sunday 10/29/17. Steve and Bruce shot the 300 target National Championship event on 10/21-10/22, which consisted of four 75 target courses (Red, Green Yellow, Orange). The targets were considered more difficult than years past, and the scores reflected it.  A front blew in the morning of 10/22 while we were on the 3rd station, and was strong enough to blow one of the targets into the trees. The target setter was called in to make a slight adjustment to the station to eliminate the problem.  On 10/21, then same problem occurred at the start of the 100 target Super Sporting event, when another cold front blew in with 30 mph winds. The tournament was a test for all shooters, with no easy shots. A shooter had to work hard for every target hit. There were a total of 2,020 shooters in the tournament, with 139 shooters from around the world, including two from Russia.

In the 300 target National Championship Event – Steve Baker shot a 205/300 in Class AA, while Bruce Crockett shot a 212/300 in B Class. Bruce’s score was good enough for 2nd place tie in the Veterans Division (age 55-64). Browning sponsored a Nationals Gun Giveway, and Bruce’s name was also selected as one of the winners. He will be contacting them to determine which gun he won.

In the 100 target Super Sporting Event – Steve Baker shot a 62/100 in Class AA, while Bruce Crockett shot a 64/100 in B Class.

In the 100 target FITASC Event, Steve Baker shot a 55/100 in Class AA.

In the 100 target 5-Stand Event, Lamar Denney shot a 68/100, while Steve Baker shot a 59/100 in Class AA.

10/21/17 – Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

Eight shooters had a good time at the 10/21/17 FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club.  It started off overcast and humid but turned into a nice partly cloudy morning.  We shot a 12 station corporate course.  Randy Rowley’s group shot 52 targets accidentally, so we went with their percentage for 50 targets.  Randy presented a devotional titled When God Ran.  The scores were:

Scott Timpany – 43
Randy Rowley – 42 (44/52)
Gustavo Bultron – 34 (35/52)
Brad Versteegh – 34
Paul Ellis – 32 (33/52)
Earl Prochnick- 28
Mike Smith – 20 (21/52) (First time FCS shooter)
Diana Watson – 15

10/15/17 – ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament 

Steve Baker, Bruce Crockett, and Lamar Denney participated in the ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capitol Trap & Skeet in Austin on 10/15/17. A front blew in at the start of the tournament, and the 15-20 mph winds affected the target presentations considerably, resulting in lower scores. There were a total of 107 shooters in the tournament.

In the 100 target Main Event – North Course, Lamar Denney shot a 89/100 in Master Class, Steve Baker shot a 88/100 for 1st Place in Class AA, while Bruce Crockett shot a 82/100 in B Class for 3rd Place.

In the 100 target Main Event – South Course, Lamar Denney shot a 84/100 in Master Class,  Steve Baker shot a 74/100 for 3rd place in Class AA, while Bruce Crockett shot a 69/100 for 3rd Place in B Class.

In the 50 target 5-Stand Event, Steve Baker shot a 43/50 for 1st place in Class AA.

9/17/17 – ‘Patriot Day’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Steve Baker, and Bruce Crockett participated in the ‘Patriot Day’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital Trap & Skeet in Austin on 9/17/17. Capital Trap & Skeet had their first tournament where they configured the course layout for two 100 target courses – North and South , in lieu of a 100 target course and a 50 target Super Sporting course. The South course was set slightly more difficult than the North course. There were a total of 129 shooters in the tournament.

In the 100 target Main Event – North Course, Steve Baker shot a 93/100 for 1st Place in Class AA, while Bruce Crockett shot a 86/100 in B Class.

In the 100 target Main Event – South Course, Steve Baker shot a 79/100 in Class AA, while Bruce Crockett shot a 87/100 for 1st Place in B Class.

In the 50 target 5-Stand Event, Steve Baker shot a 43/50 for a 2nd place tie in Class AA.

9/9/17 – Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

Eight shooters enjoyed a nice cool day at the September Sporting Clays Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club. We shot the 50 target Corporate Course.  Attendance was down a little, probably due to regular shooters out dove hunting.  The scores were:

47 – Bruce Crockett
43 – Kenny Hill
39 – Paul Ellis
39 – Bret Mercer
38 – Gustavo Bultron
36 – Brad Versteegh
34 – Scott Timpany
25 – Dave Bakerville (first time guest and shooter)

8/19/17 – ‘Cotton Canyon Open’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Lamar Denney, Steve Baker, and Bruce Crockett participated in the ‘Cotton Canyon Open’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Copperhead Creek Shooting Range in Marble Falls on Saturday 8/19/17.

In the 100 target Main Event, Lamar Denney shot a 87/100 for 1st Place (HOA – High Overall Average) in Master Class, and highest score for the tournament. Steve Baker shot a 78/100 for 1st Place in Class AA, while Bruce Crockett shot a 67/100 in B Class.

In the 50 target 5-Stand Event, Lamar Denney shot a 43/50 for 2nd Place in Master Class, Steve Baker shot a 36/50 in Class AA, and Bruce Crockett shot a 32/50 in B Class.

In the 50 target 20 gauge Sub-Gauge Event, Steve Baker shot a 30/50 in Class AA.

8/12/17 – Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

It was a warm day for the nineteen shooters that showed up for this months sporting clays shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club. Good turnout of shooters wanting to get in some practice before dove season. We shot 50 rounds on the corporate course, and three shooters stuck around and shot the pro course afterwards.  The scores were:
46 – Bruce Crockett
44 – Paul Ellis
44 – Kyle Kirkwood
44 – Steve Baker
43 – Kerry Kirkwood
41 – Brad Versteegh
39 – Jim McGee
38 – Alex Denison
37 – Chrispy Harden
36 – Ted Gittinger
34 – Scott Timpany
30 – Jason Galloway
30 – Ron Denison
29 – Ken Miller
28 – Mark Berdoll
25 – Burl Fulenwider
19 – Howard Joseph
18 – John Bobo
5 – Sydney Kirkwood

7/29/17 – ‘Freedom Clays’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Bruce Crockett and Steve Baker participated in the ‘Freedom Clays’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Copperhead Creek Shooting Range in Marble Falls on Saturday 7/29/17.  There were a total of 96 total shooters competing in the 106 degree heat. Each station on the Main course is covered, which provided shade and some relief from the heat.

In the 100 target Main Event, Steve Baker shot a 76/100 in Class AA, while Bruce Crockett shot a 77/100 for a second place in B Class.

In the 50 target 5-Stand Event, Steve Baker shot a 35/50 in Class AA. Bruce Crockett shot a 43/50 for second place in B Class.

In the 50 target Sub-Gauge Event, Steve Baker shot a 42/50 in Class AA for 2nd Place.

7/22/17 – ‘Clayfest’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Bruce Crockett participated in the ‘Clayfest’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio on Saturday 7/22/17.  There were a total of 269 total shooters competing in the 100 degree heat. Fortunately, the 100 target Main Event takes place in the wooded section of the National Shooting Complex, where shade from the trees offers some relief from the heat.

In the 100 target Main Event (241 shooters), Bruce shot a 89/100 for a second place in B Class and picked up 2 punches.

7/15/17 – ‘Firecracker Special’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Steve Baker, and Jim McGee participated in the ‘Firecracker Special’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capitol Trap and Skeet in Austin on Saturday 7/15/17.  It was a very hot day with bright sun and just a little wind.  The course was set about average for a NSCA tournament.

In the 100 target Main Event (131 shooters), Steve shot a 87/100 for a second place in AA class and Jim shot 76/100 for second place in E class. In the Super Sporting Event, Steve Baker shot a 45/50 for a 2nd  place tie in Class AA.

7/8/17 – Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot 

Twelve participants had a great time at the 7/8/17 Sporting Clays Shoot at the Capitol City Trap and Skeet Club.  We had warm weather with a small breeze.  We shot 50 rounds at the corporate/hunters course and had a short devotional from Randy afterwards called Dominance.  The scores were:
45 – Mike Walsh
43 – Paul Ellis
43 – Bruce Crockett
42 – Mark Berdoll
42 – Gustavo Bultron
40 – Steve Baker
39 – Randy Rowley
39 – Harold Terry
27 – Burl Fulenwider
22 – Becky Terry
17 – Howard Joseph

Chris Rowley tended to the Rowley’s dog and did not shoot.

6/25/17 – ‘Capital City Classic’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Lamar Denney, Steve Baker, and Bruce Crockett  participated in the ‘Capital City Classic’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital Trap and Skeet in Austin on Sunday 6/25/17.  In the 100 target Main Event (121 shooters),  Lamar Denney shot a 95/100 for a 4th finish in Master Class.  Steve Baker shot a 96/100 for 1st Place in Class AA.  Bruce Crockett shot a 93/100 in Class C for 1st Place, and as a result, picked up the remaining punches necessary to advance to Class B.

In the 50 target Super Sporting Event (75 shooters), Lamar Denney shot a 42/100 in Master Class. Steve Baker shot a 40/50 in Class AA. Bruce Crockett shot a 41/50 for 2nd Place in Class C.

In the 5 Stand event, Steve Baker shot a 40/50 in Class AA.

A slight cool front from the day before lowered the temperatures from 103 on Friday, to the 80’s on Sunday. The course will set a little softer than normal, but was a great day for shooting.

6/10/17 – Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

Six participants had a great time at the 6/10/17 Sporting Clays Shoot at the Capitol City Trap and Skeet Club.  We had excellent weather.  We shot 50 rounds at the corporate/hunters course.  There was a fun competition between the first and second place finishers that was not decided until the final station.  The scores were:

44 – Steve Baker
44 – Mike Walsh
43 – Paul Ellis
43 – Randy Rowley
31 – Jim McGee

Chris Rowley tended to Lady, the Rowley’s dog, who did not appreciate the gun fire.  Randy led a devotional called Persistence.

5/27/17 – ‘May Day Clay’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Lamar Denney, Steve Baker, and Bruce Crockett  participated in the ‘May Day Clay’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Copperhead Creek Shooting Complex in Marble Falls.  In the Main Event (94 shooters),  Lamar Denney shot a 90/100 for a 3rd place tie in Master Class.  Steve Baker shot a 69/100 in Class AA.  In Class C, Bruce Crockett shot a 69/100.

In the 5 Stand event, Lamar Denney shot a 44/50 in Master Class, while Steve Baker shot a 40/50 in Class AA.

5/13/17 – Annual ‘FCS Open’ Sporting Clays Tournament

Fourteen participants attended the FCS Open at the Capitol City Trap and Skeet Club.  We had excellent weather.  We shot 50 rounds at the corporate/hunters course then 50 rounds on the Main course.  Steve Baker kept the title of champion from last year’s tournament and the tournament the year before that.  Steve won the first course and Randy Rowley won the second course.  We had a lunch at La Palapa afterwards.  The scores were:
Steve Baker – 92 (46/46)
Randy Rowley – 86 (39/47)
Bruce Crockett – 82  (42/40)
Mike Walsh – 79 (34/45)
Paul Ellis – 77 (44/33)
Gustavo Bultron – 66 (34/32)
Jim McGee – 66 (29/37)
Burl Fulenwider – 61 (30/31)
Ken Miller – 59 (26/33)
Sam Martin – 38 (NA/38)
Howard Joseph – 25 (10/15)

5/7/17 – ‘McBride’s Open’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Lamar Denney, Steve Baker, Bruce Crockett, and Jonathan Fleming  participated in the ‘McBride’s Open’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Trap & Skeet on 5/7/17. In the Main Event (106 shooters) Lamar Denney shot a 96/100 for a 3rd place tie in Master Class, Steve Baker shot a 91/100 for a 1st place tie in Class AA, Bruce Crockett shot a 85/100 in Class C, and Jonathan Fleming shot a 53/100 in Class E.

In the Prelim Event, Lamar shot a 41/50 for a 3rd place tie in Master Class, Steve shot a 37/50 for 2nd place in Class AA, Bruce shot a 41/50 for 1st place in Class C, and Jonathan shot a 17/50 in Class E.

In the 5 Stand event, Lamar shot a 46/50 in Master Class, Steve shot a 45/50 for 2nd place tie in Class AA, and Jonathan shot a 22/50 in Class E.

The weather was nice with a mild breeze. The main course was set a little softer than normal, due to a different target setter, which resulted in higher overall scores.

4/14/17 – 4/15/17 – 24-hour Sporting Clays Shoot

Three members (Bruce Crockett, Ken Miller, & Tim Price) and two guests (JR McBryde and Loy Vickers) had a great time at the FCS 24 hour shoot located at the 74 Resort Ranch in Campbellton, Texas.  Our group arrived before noon, checked into our rooms, and headed to the dining room for a wonderful Italian lunch.  Afterwards, we picked up  a refreshment cooler, a gas cart, and headed out to shoot on the 3 mile sporting clays course.  There was a good selection of targets, but most were pretty challenging.  That evening, we were served an outstanding meal of 16oz New York strip steaks and all the trimmings.  The meal was finished off with a choice of fabulous desserts.

The next morning we had a wonderful breakfast before heading back out on the sporting clays course.  The weather was perfect with little to no wind.  At noon, we headed back to the dining room one last time for a wonderful lunch.  We finished out the day with a little practice on the pistol/rifle range.

As in previous years, it was hard to say which was better, the food or the unlimited clays!  The only thing for sure is we can’t wait to return next year!

4/8/17 – Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

Thirteen participants had fun at the monthly shoot at the Capitol City Trap and Skeet Club.  It was comfortable, but windy.  We shot the 50 target “corporate course” which had more difficult target presentations than normal.   Despite the challenges, there were six shooters who shot 40 or better!  We have a bit of a mystery.  We had two groups of four and one group of five, which makes 13 shooters.  However, we only had 12 scorecards.  So if you do not see your name and score listed below (if you shot), please contact Randy Rowley at randywrowley@gmail.com.  The scores were:

Kyle Kirkwood – 46
Kerry Kirkwood – 44
Steve Baker – 43
Scott Timpany – 41
Brad Versteegh – 41
Bruce Crockett – 40
Gustavo Bultron – 39
Jim McGee – 31
Randy Rowley – 29
Jeff Cates – 18
Jared Watson – 13
Diana Watson – 10

Randy led a devotional on being In Control.

3/25/17 – ‘Bluebonnet Special’ NSCA (Sporting Clays) Tournament

Lamar Denney, Steve Baker, Bruce Crockett, and Jonathan Fleming  participated in the ‘Bluebonnet Special’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Trap & Skeet on 3/25/17. In the Main Event (110 shooters),  Lamar Denney shot a 90/100 for a 3rd place tie in Master Class. Steve Baker shot a 86/100 for a 4th place tie in Class AA. In Class C, Bruce Crockett shot a 78/100, and in Class E, Jonathan Fleming shot a 38/100.

In the Super Sporting Event, Lamar Denney shot a 39/50 in Master Class. Steve Baker shot a 40/50 in Class AA for 3rd place.  Bruce Crockett shot a 29/50 in Class C, while Jonathan Fleming shot a 21/50 in Class E.

In the 5 Stand event, Lamar Denney shot a 45/50 for 3rd place. Steve shot a 43/50 for 2nd place in Class AA. Jonathan Fleming shot a 16/50 in Class E.

The weather was cool in the low 50’s in the morning but warmed up to the low 80’s in the afternoon. The Super Sporting course was the most challenging of the events.

2/26/17 – ‘Sweetheart Shoot’ NSCA (Sporting Clays) Tournament

Steve Baker and Bruce Crockett  participated in the ‘Sweetheart Shoot’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Trap & Skeet on 2/26/17. In the Main Event (144 shooters),  Steve shot a 75/100 in Class AA. In Class C, Bruce Crockett shot a 67/100. In the Super Sporting Event, Steve baker shot a 32/50 in Class AA, while Bruce Crockett shot a 33/50 in Class C. In the 5 Stand event, Steve shot a 40/50 for 1st place in Class AA. The weather was cloudy all day long. Both the Main course and Super Sporting course were more challenging than previous recent tournaments. Gebben Miles, one of the top Sporting Clays shooters in the world, has recently moved to Austin from Arizona, and participated in the tournament today, shooting a 94/100.

2/18/17 – ‘Copperhead Clay Bowl’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Steve Baker and Bruce Crockett participated in the ‘Copperhead Clay Bowl’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls on 2/18/17. In the Main Event (66 shooters),  Steve shot a 85/100 in Class AA. In Class C, Bruce Crockett shot a 75/100. In the 5 Stand event, Steve shot a 39/50. The weather was very nice with a temperature around 85 degrees, which is quite warm for February. The course is very scenic with the hill country in the background.

2/11/17 – Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

Fifteen participants had fun at the monthly shoot at the Capitol City Trap and Skeet Club.  The weather was very good, but a bit windy.  We shot the 50 target “corporate course” which has basic target presentations for beginning to intermediate shooters.   The scores were:

Steve Baker – 48
Scott Timpany – 44
Mike Walsh – 43
Ron Palmer – 41
Brad Versteegh – 40
Flint DeShazo – 39
Burl Fulenwider – 38
Brett Mercer – 38
Paul Ellis – 36
Randy Rowley – 36
Gustavo Bultron – 32
Brian Schultz – 26
Ken Miller – 25
Tricia Palmer – 25
Andrew Velasquez – 21 (first time shooter)

Randy led a devotional called Help!

 1/21/17 – Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

Fourteen participants had fun at the monthly shoot at the Capitol City Trap and Skeet Club.  The weather was very good for January.  We shot the 50 target “corporate course” which has basic target presentations for beginning to intermediate shooters.   There were several very good scores:

Steve Baker – 47
Brett Mercer – 46
Gustavo Bultron – 42
Bruce Crockett – 42
Scott Timpany – 41
Mike Walsh – 41
Flint DeShazo – 39
Paul Ellis – 35
Burl Fulenwider – 33
Jim Miller – 30
Jonathan Fleming – 27
Marty Steele – 25
Andrew Serven – 24
Joel Serven – 19

1/14/17 ‘Promatic Open’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Lamar Denney, Steve Baker, and Jonathan Fleming  participated in the ‘Promatic Open’ Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital Trap & Skeet on Saturday 1/14/17. In the Main Event (43 shooters), Master Class shooter Lamar Denney shot a 93/100 for 2nd place. In Class AA, Steve Baker shot a 85/100 for 3rd place. In Class E, Jonathan Fleming shot a 51/100.

In the Super Sporting Event, Lamar Denney shot a 38/50 for a 3rd place tie in Master Class, Steve Baker shot a 32/50 for 2nd place in AA Class, and Jonathan Fleming shot a 12/50 in C Class.  In the 5-Stand Event, Lamar Denney shot a 44/50 in Master Class, while Steve Baker shot a 44/50 for 2nd place in AA Class. Jonathan Fleming shot a 21/50 for 3rd place in Class E.

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