From March 7-8-9 & 14-15-16, 2014
(February 19, 2014 – Prep Schools Only)
Sponsored by the Connecticut State Rifle & Revolver Association (“CSRRA”)
8/5/1948 ~ 12/7/2013Welcome! This year we celebrated the 83rd Anniversary of this match. The Merit Medals, for the fourth year in a row, were again sponsored by the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program at www.odcmp.org). Each competitor firing in the Sub-Junior and Junior portions of the match received a medal—Gold for Juniors & Silver for Sub-Juniors with the Gallery Match logo on the front, and a percentage noted on the back of the medal based on their fired score (100%, 99%, 98%, 97%, 96%, 95%, 90%, 80%, 70%, 60%, and 50%). One 100% percentage medal was awarded this year—Sub-Junior Match Winner Ryan Horn (Bridgeport Rifle Club), Sandy Hook, Connecticut, with a perfect score of 200. He is also the recipient of a Ruger rifle, donated by Blue Trail Range in memory of Peter Jastermsky, long-time supporter of the shooting sports. A second Ruger rifle, donated by Ruger Firearms in memory of Anthony Panko, Stratford PAL Coach, was awarded to Junior Match Winner Sug Han “Sam” Kim (Avon Old Farms School), Seoul, South Korea, with a score of 196. Lapua ammunition, donated by veteran shooter Jay Sonneborn, was also donated (all awards, of course, are subject to local, state, and federal laws). For a detailed commentary of the results and photos, visit the association’s website the end of March - www.csrra.com
A match of this magnitude, held over six days requires a tremendous amount of volunteer hours. Thank you to our host, Blue Trail Range and their staff; Stephen Lonczak & Johnathan Chamberlain for technical support; Grandma Woessner and Mrs. Matysiak for hosting the Prep School afternoon; and, to the coaches, parents, athletes, and staff that promoted the match. If you enjoyed yourself, talk a fellow competitor into participating next year; if not, give one of the Match Directors a call and let’s see what we can change to make 2015’s match even better. Enjoy the results!
See you next year for the 84th ANNIVERSARY of the Gallery Match—dates are tent atively scheduled for February 18 and March 13-14-15, 2015 (longer days and relays into the evening but it is no longer cost or time efficient to tie-up staff, range, volunteers, and other resources for two weekends. Mark your calendar today!
Match Directors: CSRRA President Anthony Cuozzo at email@example.com, 203-619-1461; CSRRA Smallbore Director Stephen Povroznik at firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-877-3387; and, CSRRA Junior Director Debbie Lyman at email@example.com, 203-494-1266.
A Record Setting JORC for 2014
Connecticut Junior Olympic Rifle Championships
Two Locations and Weather Lead to Best Attended JORC!
The Connecticut State Rifle & Revolver Association (CSRRA) and Bridgeport Rifle Club (BRC), was held at two venues this year, BRC and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), and on several dates (December 12 & 13, 2013, January 4 & 5 & 12, 2014). The match set the record for the most dates as Mother Nature blasted Connecticut with the hardest winter storm of the season for many of the scheduled dates. Offering multiple dates, though, boosted the attendance to a record high attendance for this particular match. The most exciting record for the match, however, was that of the new venue—the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) rifle range. The CSRRA was pleased to accept the USCGAs invitation to hold the match at their facilities.
The CSRRA was extremely pleased that the USCGA was able to offer their range as one of the host sites for Connecticut. 61 shooters out of the 72 competed at the USCGA. Although some technical difficulties were encountered with the smallbore targets the first day, the remainder of the match was fired on the Megalink electronic targets. Electronic targets make competitions more efficient, spectator friendly, and allows for precise scoring without the human element involved of plugging a shot, making judgment calls, and eliminating mathematical errors. Opening their facilities to the CSRRA was a culminated effort from newly-‐appointed Rifle & Pistol Coach Richard Hawkins (retired from coaching at the U.S. Marksmanship Training Unit); LCDR Bryan Pape, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate; and, Chad Barber CW03 (WEPS). The CSRRA is happy that we were finally able to play a small part in showcasing this facility to Connecticut’s best athletes and presenting it is an option for furthering their education and shooting on the collegiate level. Any interested shooters can contact Coach Richard Hawkins at Richard.N.Hawkins@uscg.mil
Thanks also to Hap Rocketto and the USCGA cadets for assisting in running the ranges; Colonel Alan Wilcoxson, CTARNG for joining me in the initial negotiations with the USCGA; my husband, David Lyman, for stepping in to run the match on the snow date while I escaped to Alaska for more even more snow and colder weather; Tyler Anderson, USA Shooting for selecting CSRRA as a sponsor; Cos Cob & Blue Trail Range for tying to bring the most competitors to the match; the Rhode Island shooters for joining us; and, all of the coaches, parents, and shooters for your cooperation throughout the registration, firing, and posting of results. Remember, patience is a virtue; and, you are dealing with volunteers. Finally, congratulations in advance to our Connecticut athletes that secure an invite to the nationals. For those that are able to accept the invitation, we wish you the best of luck! Any questions, contact me (Deborah Lyman) at firstname.lastname@example.org
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