BAGA - Badgerland AirGun Association
Field Target Match
June 30, 2002

This was our Second Annual SUNDAY match and it was HOT!! Our usual Sunday visitors were absent and so our standard club members filled in the spots for a very nice shoot. The Wisconsin State Bird (mosquito) was out in full force and even with frequent fogging, there were still some lanes where hoards of mosquitoes added greatly to the Troyer Difficulty Rating.

Todayís match scores, well represent the diversity of our shooters and the new course layout. Big congratulations to Vlad Berchanskiy for his second win of the year. Second place went to Rick Zerby, a very nice follow-up to his shooting at the Good Ole Boys match. And a very respectable showing in third, for newcomer Greg Sauve. Greg had only shot his first FT shoot two weeks earlier with a springer and this time out, more than quadrupled his previous score.

The spring piston shooters we expected did not show, and just as well, as our own Brandon Carroll set the course on fire with his super R-1 break barrel and the simple Simmons 18X scope. That really speaks volumes as to what a shooter and his favorite gun can accomplish, especially when you consider that the difficulty rating of this course was 40.7 and the average yardage was nearly 40 yards per shot. Turn your scope down to 18X and see how you can range find targets at 40-60 yards and then try to shoot it with a springer at that. Congrats to Brandon for another First Place win, even if there would have been five other shooters."

Special thanks to Phil Herman and Frank Barreca, who drove all the way from Michigan and Iowa, respectively. The long drives in the heat probably didnít do much to help them aim but I think they enjoyed the match.

Awards were presented at the conclusion of the event and as usual we enjoyed sandwiches, snacks and drinks, including the melted ice cream, provided by the clubís members. In addition to these awards, Vlad was presented with the IFP World Record Plaque for his achievement in a recent IFP event.

Thanks again to all the members for their donations and help. Again, congratulations to all winners.

Reported by Alex Modic - BAGA

After you review the results, take a look at the pictures of the match.

Here are the results of the match:

Open - Shooter Score/52 Gun Scope Pellet

1. Vlad Berchanskiy
2. Rick Zerby
3. Greg Sauve
Ron Weber
Andy Klabunde
Frank Barreca
Phil Herman
Alex Modic
Dennis Taki

41
40
38
32
30
29
28
23
16

ZM2002
Daystate CRX
ZMSteyrLG100
ZMSteyrLG100
FWB P-70 JR ZM
ZMSteyrLG100
CR-X
ZMSteyrLG100
CR-94ZM
BSA 10-50
Burris 8-32
BSA 10-50
BSA 10-50
Bushnell 8-32
BSA 10-50
Burris 8-32
BSA 10-50
BSA 10-50
CPH
CPH
CPH
CPH
CPH
CPH
CPH
CPH
CPH

Spring - Shooter Score/52 Gun Scope Pellet
1. Brandon Carroll

31

Beeman R1 Simmons 6-18 CPL