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2023 Shoots Reports

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12/16/23 FCS Sporting Clays Shoot

Nine participants (including one first-time guest) had a good time at the 12/16/23 FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays in Austin.  The weather was cool in the morning (46 degrees) with a stiff breeze that caused the targets to move around.  The scores were as follows:

Bruce Crockett – 48/50

Paul Ellis – 41/50

Bill Atkinson – 38/50

Russ Gibbs – 37/50

Tim Price – 34/50

Gustavo Bultron – 33/50

Ervin Van Beck – 32/50

Joe Stenel (first-time guest) – 24/50

Burl Fulenwider – 13/50

12/9/23 Capital City Clays Buck ‘N Clays NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Three participants shot in the Buck ‘N Clays NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays.  The scores were as follows:

100 Target Main Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 87/100

AA Class – Bruce Crockett – 87/100

A Class – Mark Green – 83/100

50 Target Super Sporting Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 37/50

AA Class – Bruce Crockett – 38/50

A Class – Mark Green – 43/50

50 Target 5-Stand Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 33/50

10/21/23 – 10/29/23 National Sporting Clays Championship Shoot

Two participants had a good time at the National Sporting Clays Championship at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio 10/21/23 – 10/29/23.  The weather cooperated most of the week, however, it rained heavily on 10/26/23 and 10/27/23, turning a large portion of the complex a muddy mess.  The scores were as follows:

100 Target KKUP Event:

Steve Baker – 75/100

100 Target 28ga Event:

Steve Baker – 82/100

Bruce Crockett – 74/100

50 Target American Field Sporting Event:

Steve Baker – 29/50

10/14/23 FCS Sporting Clays Shoot

Nine participants (including three first-time guests) had a good time at the 10/14/23 FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays in Austin.  The weather was pleasant in the morning (58 degrees) and warmed up to 72 later in the day.  The scores were as follows:

Bruce Crockett – 46/50

Ervin Van Beck – 40/50

Bret Mercer – 37/50

Jeff Morris – 35/50

Brad Verstegh – 34/50

Terry Patrick (first-time guest) – 31/50

Elijah Ly (first-time guest) – 25/50

Karim Ly – 19/50

Kaleb Ly – 14/50 (first-time guest)

10/07/23 Capital City Clays – Smashing Pumpkins NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Three participants shot in the Smashing Pumpkins NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays.  The scores were as follows:

100 Target Main Event:

B Class – Myrick Browning – 80/100 – 1st Place

B Class – Bill Atkinson – 64/100

C Class – Ervin Van Beck – 51/100

50 Target Super Sporting Event:

B Class – Myrick Browning – 42/50 – 1st Place

B Class – Bill Atkinson – 33/50

C Class – Erving Van Beck – 40/50

8/26/23 Copperhead Creek NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Two participants shot in the Copperhead Creek NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament in Marble Falls.  Conditions very hot with the high reaching 106 degrees.  A total of 102 shooters participated in the tournament.  The scores were as follows:

100 Target Main Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 75/100

AA Class – Bruce Crockett – 79/100

50 Target Super Sporting Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 43/50

AA Class – Bruce Crockett – 46/50 – 2nd Place

50 Target Prelim Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 39/50

8/19/23 FCS Sporting Clays Shoot

Nineteen participants enjoyed a round of Sporting Clays at Capital City Clays in Austin.  The weather has been hot in Texas where the temperatures have averaged around 105 degrees!  The covered stands on the Red/Corporate/Hunter course, and then their newly covered front porch made the temperature tolerable.  The targets were harder than normal, especially when compared to the red course scores at the 6/3/23 FCS Open, where every shooter shot 40 or higher.

Afterward, nine of the shooters ate a great lunch at Maxine’s Gumbo House in Manor.

The scores were as follows:

Red/Corporate Course:

Bruce Crockett – 41/50

Paul Ellis – 41/50

Tim Price – 39/50

Russ Gibbs – 38/50

Myrick Browning – 35/50

Randy Rowley – 35/50

Ryan Rowley – 35/50

Jim McGee – 34/50

Gustavo Bultron – 33/50

Kurt Deruter – 33/50

Matt Nelson – 30/50

Jeff Morris – 28/50

Flint Deshazo – 25/50

Mark Berdoll – 24/50

Burl Fulenwider – 24/50

Mark Nelson – 22/50

Hunter Rowley – 17/50 (first-time FCS shooter)

Ben Nelson – 15/50 (first-time shooter)

Danny McGee – 14/50 (first-time FCS shooter)

7/16/23 Capital City Clays ‘Firecracker Special‘ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Two participants enjoyed the Firecracker Special at Capital City Clays on 7/16/23.  The scores were as follows:

100 Target Main Event

A Class – Mark Green – 76/100

B Class – Bill Atkinson – 70/100

50 Target – Super Sporting

Class A – Mark Green – 43/50 – 3rd Place

Class B – Bill Atkinson – 39/50 – 2nd Place

6/17/23 Capital City Clays ‘McBride’s Open’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Four participants enjoyed the McBride’s Open at Capital City Clays on 6/17/23.  The scores were as follows:

100 Target Main Event

B Class – Mark Green – 66/100

B Class – Bill Atkinson – 52/100

B Class – Myrick Browning – 51/100

C Class – Ervin Van Beck – 41/100

50 Target – Super Sporting

Class B – Mark Green – 40/50

Class B – Myrick Browning – 33/50

Class B – Bill Atkinson – 20/50

Class C – Ervin Van Beck – 28/50

50 Target – 5 Stand

Class B – Mark Green – 34/50

Class B – Bill Atkinson – 22/50

Class C – Ervin Van Beck – 18/50

6/3/23 FCS Open (Sporting Clays Shoot and Luncheon)

Eight participants enjoyed the annual FCS Open at Capital City Clays in Austin.  The weather was very nice for early June, with a slight breeze and pleasant temperature.

We shot 50 targets on the Red (corporate/hunter) course and then shot 50 targets on the White (competition) course.  The White course, which featured a rabbit skipping across the duck pond station, was more challenging than the Red course.  This is the first shoot in the club’s history where all shooters shot a 40 or higher on the Red course.

Afterward, some of the shooters ate a great lunch at Maxine’s Gumbo House in Manor.

The scores were as follows:

Red/Corporate Course:

Bruce Crockett – 48/50

Myrick Browning – 44/50

Paul Ellis – 43/50

Jonathan Fleming – 42/50

Bill Atkinson (first-time member) – 41/50

Jim McGee – 41/50

Gustavo Bultron – 40/50

Ervin Van Beck – 40/50

White Course:

Bill Atkinson – 40/50

Myrick Browning – 37/50

Bruce Crockett – 35/50

Gustavo Bultron – 34/50

Ervin Van Beck – 28/50

Jonathan Fleming – 25/50

Paul Ellis – 24/50

Jim McGee – 21/50

5/7/23 Student Sporting Clays Shoot (Report by Allen Gann)

Three participants had a good time at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio.  Well, I’m not sure I can articulate this event well enough to give it the credit it deserves.  The venue of course speaks for itself.  World-class all the way, from beginner to master level shooters it can accommodate all.  As for the event itself – Awesome!!!  The instructor and the instruction were awesome.  All the level 1 instructor trainees were really very good.  I know they received new insight from the challenges they had with the different shooters, and the same goes for us the shooters.

The knowledge base of these instructors from beginner to master level was very impressive.  From figuring out if the shooter was having dominant eye issues to mounting issues, they worked it out so the student shooters knew what to work on, and what to fix with shotgun fittings issues.

Without a doubt, it’s the best $35.00 lesson anyone could spend.  They were short on shooters so needless to say we shot a lot of shells – 10 boxes for a few of us.  If you were unable to attend, try not to the next time they offer it (every other year I think) – it’s worth every cent spent.

4/18/23 – 4/23/23 National Sporting Clay Complex NSCA State Sporting Clays Tournament

Two participants participated in the 2023 NSCA Texas State Sporting Clays Championship at the National Sporting Clay Complex in San Antonio.

A severe thunderstorm hit Thursday night dropping nearly 5″ of rain on San Antonio, causing a day-long power outage at the complex.  The main clubhouse was on a generator during the outage, however, there was no lighting in the bathrooms.  Also, the building on vendor row had no power to conduct transactions.  There was also some limb and tree damage from the winds.

On Sunday, another storm came through the night and dropped the temperatures.  Shooters faced temperatures at 54 degrees and wind gusts up to 29 mph, which caused the targets to move in a direction that was not intended.

The targets on the Main Event were very challenging, and there weren’t any easy targets in the event, as you would expect at this level of shooting.  There were 985 total shooters participating.

The scores were: 

100 Target 28ga Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 77/100

AA Class – Bruce Crockett – 85/100

200 Target Main Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 137/200

AA Class – Bruce Crockett – 149/200

100 Target FITASC Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 71/100

100 Target Super Sporting:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 81/100

4/15/23 FCS Sporting Clays Shoot

Seventeen participants (including six first-time guests) had a good time at the 4/15/23 FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays in Austin.  The weather was pleasant in the morning (69 degrees) and warmed up to 93 later in the day.  The scores were as follows:

Bruce Crockett – 44/50

Kenny Hill – 44/50

Mike Walsh – 44/50

Paul Ellis – 43/50

Tim Price – 39/50

Christian Goodbrake (first-time guest) – 37/50

Clayton Carrier (first-time sporting clays shooter/member) – 35/50

Matt Nelson – 35/50

Bret Mercer – 34/50

Mark Nelson – 34/50

Dusty Hunt (first-time sporting clays shooter/member) – 31/50

Allen Gann – 29/50

Burl Fulenwider – 27/50

Flint Deshazo – 25/50

William Yue (first-time guest)- 25/50

Karim Ly (first-time guest) – 18/50

Dub Dublin (first-time guest) – 14/50

3/25/23 Capital City Clays ‘March Madness Clays’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Three participants shot in the Capital City Clays ‘March Madness Clays’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament in Austin.  Conditions were initially cool and windy but warmed up later in the day.  The targets were challenging.  With a total of 107 shooters, the highest score of the day was a 90 for the Main 100 Target Event.  The scores were as follows:

100 Target Main Event:

AA Class – Bruce Crockett – 80/100 – 3rd Place

B Class – Myrick Browning – 76/100 – 2nd Place

C Class – Ervin Van Beck – 54/100

50 Target Super Sporting Event:

AA Class – Bruce Crockett – 39/50

B Class – Myrick Browning – 44/50 – 2nd Place

C Class – Ervin Van Beck – 37/50

3/4/23 Austin Gun Club ‘Blooming Clays’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Three participants shot in the Austin Gun Club ‘Blooming Clays’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament near Lampasas.  Conditions were initially cool and windy but warmed up later in the day. The targets were challenging but very visible. There were 63 registered shooters.  The scores were as follows:

100 Target Gun Dog Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 76/100

AA Class – Bruce Crockett – 82/100 – 1st Place tie

B Class – Mark Green – 73/100 – 1st Place

50 Target Super Sporting Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 40/50

AA Class – Bruce Crockett – 41/50

50 Target 28 gauge Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 40/50

2/18/23 FCS Sporting Clays Shoot

Eight participants had a good time at the 2/18/23 FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays in Austin. The weather was cold in the morning (33 degrees) but warmed up some by the end of the shoot. The scores were as follows:

Myrick Browning – 49/50

Bruce Crockett – 45/50

Jonathan Fleming – 43/50

Brad Verstegh – 42/50

Jim McGee – 42/50

Ervin Van Beck (first-time FCS shooter) – 40/50

Paul Ellis – 39/50

Russ Gibbs – 37/50

2/11/23 Capital City Clays ‘Promatic’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Six participants shot in the Capital City Clays ‘Sweetheart Shoot’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament.  Conditions were cold with temperatures in the 30s at the beginning of the tournament. The targets were more difficult this time with an 87 as the top score for the tournament. There were 74 registered shooters.  The scores were as follows:

100 Target Main Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 77/100

AA Class – Bruce Crockett – 79/100

B Class – Myrick Browning – 76/100

C Class – Mark Green – 71/100

C Class – Ervin Van Beck – 58/100

E Class – Jim McGee – 50/100

50 Target Super Sporting Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 41/50

AA Class – Bruce Crockett – 34/50

B Class – Myrick Browning – 40/50

C Class – Ervin Van Beck – 29/50

E Class – Jim McGee – 23/50

5-Stand Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 41/50

AA Class – Bruce Crockett – 32/50

1/21/23 Capital City Clays ‘Promatic’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Three participants shot in the Capital City Clays ‘Promatic’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament.  There were 88 registered shooters.  The scores were as follows:

100 Target Main Event:

B Class – Myrick Browning – 78/100

C Class – Mark Green – 77/100

C Class – Ervin Van Beck – 64/100

50 Target Super Sporting Event:

B Class – Myrick Browning – 41/50

C Class – Mark Green – 35/50

C Class – Ervin Van Beck – 34/50

5-Stand Event:

C Class – Myrick Browning – 40/50

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