Shippensburg Fish and Game Association

Black Powder Cartridge Silhouette
Iron Sights and Scope
2019 NRA Approved 40 Shot Matches

June Match Report
Hello Everyone:

The June 2019 Super Shoot at Shippensburg Fish and Game Club is complete. Something different happened during this match, there were no rainstorms, high winds, hail or tornado warnings. That beingsaid, the weather did play some tricks on us the day of the shoot. The weather was to be a balmy 82degrees and sunny. What we got was an overcast sky most of the day, temps in the low 60’s and anEasterly wind blowing 5 to 10 mph all day to make the temps feel like low 50’s. After the Shootersmeeting in the morning it was back to the cars and put on any additional layers of cloths that you had inthe vehicle. With the overcast conditions the targets had very good contrast and really stood out. Thank the Friday work crew for that, as they did a lot of dressing up of the berms and grounds, trimming theareas and painting the targets with a new coat of black paint so that the range was looking top notch forthis shoot.

As for how the shooting went, John Whitcomb had the hot score of the day with a 48. This got him theMatch Winner pin and his spotter, Bob Bloyer an At a Boy for calling a good game. John and Bobcontinue to be one of the top scoring teams at our Matches. Paolo Amedeo pulled in the 1st placeMaster with a strong score of 44. Bob Bloyer and John Bly finished second and third Master, with allthree of those guys one point behind the other one. Really great shooting by all three of them. WilliZahn shot his first Match this day, starting as an unclassified shooter and ended up with a score of 26.Really good job for first Match and a Super Shoot Match to boot.

In AAA Class Len Kobus edged out Match Director Tim Hoke by one point to take top honors in AAA witha score of 41. Len’s spotter, Bruce Getgen had a lot to do with how well he scored. Len and Tim wereneck and neck on the stick animals, but the chicken count made the difference and gave Len the edge.Mike Benson finished third in the class with a very good score of 37.

In AA Class, Lynn Carruthers rolled to a first-place win with a 38, her spotter had her dialed in. She alsopulled in the High Woman award with this score. I picked up the second-place honors with a 35 and GillBass shot his way into 3rd place with a 30. This class was the Husband/Wife team shooters/spotters, asLynn and I spot for each other and Gill’s wife Bonnie does an awesome job spotting for him. Thisconcept seems to be working real well right now. I would like to mention that Thomas Buck finished justoff the pace by one point with a 29. Great shooting for his second match with us. Thomas also has agreat cheering section that follows him to our matches, as Mom, Dad, Brother and Little Sister all cometo watch him shoot. Really cool family there

In A Class, Ron Tewalt continues to surge ahead. He grabbed first place with a score of 32. I expect tosee him moving into AA real soon. I think I saw Bob Bloyer spotting for Ron, not bad calling the shots forMatch winner and the A Class winner this day. Chris Landis and Eric Huss finished off the A class winnerswith second place to Chris and Third place to

In B Class, Dean Gumby shot a score of 32 to take the Class and this should move him up in Class. Greatjob Dean. And Jazlyn Ebron pulled in the Second place in B Class. Awesome job by her and her Dad,Jesse, who was spotting for her. I think she has her sights on taking next year’s High Woman’s award,Lynn will have to keep an eye on Jazlyn.

In AAA Class Scope, Mark Chronister dominated with a score of 42 and was awarded Match WinnerScope. Gordon was spotting for Mark and they seem to be working well together. Barry Harmon slid intofirst place AAA Scope followed by Bill Davis in Second place and Gordon Clefton in Third place. Goodshooting by all of them.

AA Scope Class had Jay Brower collecting a first-place medal with a score of 37. Jay will have to thank his spotter, good job Richard. Bob Kopper and Richard Pauquette followed with a Second-place score of 35 and a Third-place score of 32. I’ll have to check and see if Vermont uses a different numbering system than the rest of the country, as Richard had trouble following “shoot #1, then #2, etc.” and cross fired on some targets that cost him some points. Of course, he hit those targets.

A Class Scope was won by Frank Dellatorre with a 29 and Grant Rogers coming in Second place with a 24. Great shooting by both gentlemen.

After the shooting was done and the range was cleaned up and reset, all the contestants were gathered in the clubhouse for the awards ceremony. The many companies and individuals that sponsored us this year was great. We were able to draw names multiple times allowing everyone that shot that day to pick various items off the prize table. Overall an exceptional day. I hope everyone stays well and hope to see you all at next months shoot.!

Ralph Carruthers

2019 Match Schedule

March 16
April 20
May 18
July 20
August 17
September 21
October 19

This page was last updated: June 23, 2019

$20.00 match fee (Super Shoot $25.00).  NRA Classification books will be available for $13.00. - CHECKS PAYABLE TO "Shippensburg Black Powder Cartridge Match"

Competition is open to all but the number of competitors is limited by range capacity, which is 64 shooters (4 relays), except for the March and October matches, which is 48 shooters (3 relays).  Pre-registered shooters' slots will be held until 8:20 on match day, then assigned chronologically to anyone on the pre-registration waiting list, then opened to non pre-registered shooters on a first come, first served basis.
All current NRA Blackpowder Silhouette rules will apply.  Any jury decision will be final.

Current NRA Blackpowder Silhouette classifications will be used.

RANGE OPENS 7:30 a.m. for PRACTICE.  Inclement weather or poor visibility may delay the opening. 

Shooting positions will be drawn at 8:15 a.m.

MANDATORY Competitors' Meeting at 8:40 a.m.  Match will commence at 9:00 a.m.  Range closed the Friday immediately preceding the match for range preparation until 12:00 noon or until setup is complete. 

CHECK-IN and RELAY SELECTION for competitors begins 7:00 a.m. match day.

(but it does help the match run smoother).

Competitors knocking down all 10 animals will be permitted an attempt at "Long Run" records based on current NRA Rules.  Pigs will always be shot after the match.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd Overall Winners and to the individual Class winners.  Additional awards may be given depending on the number of entries in each class.  If there are fewer than 3 entries in a class the class will be merged with the next higher class.  The High Overall winner is not eligible for a class award.  The value of the cash prize  and number of awards given are dependent on the number of entries in each class.

Clubhouse  will be open.  

Bring your own food and beverage.  (Drinking water may not  be potable.)

Restrooms and phone (for emergency use -- 717-530-9533), are available in the clubhouse.

10 chickens @ 200 meters - offhand

10 pigs @ 300 meters - any position

10 turkeys @ 385 meters - any position

10 rams @ 500 meters - any position
For additional information contact the Match Director:

Tim Hoke

Phone:    301-535-8844

Email:     [email protected]


Shippensburg is 50 miles SW of Harrisburg off I-81 or the PA Turnpike.

Click here for directions.

Super Shoot:

15 chickens @ 200 meters - offhand
15 pigs @ 300 meters - any position
15 turkeys @ 385 meters - any position
15 rams @ 500 meters - any position

NOTE:  Super Shoot Match Fee $25.00; Competitors limited by range capacity of 48 shooters (only three relays run due to time considerations).

**Pre-registration is required**

Click here for a list of pre-registerd shooters



2019 Match Results (click on month)
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

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