Home > SMPSA (Poplarville), SMPSA match news > December 2012 Poplarville pistol match results **UPDATED**

December 2012 Poplarville pistol match results **UPDATED**

**Scores updated**

A scoring error was detected and the scores have been updated. The update affects Production and the overall scores.

We ended the year on a high note today. We had a good turnout with 22 shooters making the trip to the range. The weather was very pleasant, with overcast skies all day keeping things cool. We shot 5 great stages, and the only real downside was an unfortunate choice of the classifier. It was only after I started entering the scores that I realized this classifier (09-12) had been retired at some time in the recent past. This means that it can no longer count as a classifier, but we still count it as a normal stage. I am sorry for this oversight on my part. Hopefully, you didn’t shooter a killer score that you needed to move up.

As it was, the rest of the stages were challenging and different, with high round counts. There were lots of steel targets on some stages, and a bunch of missing props on another. Due to a trailer tire blowout, we were faced with a plethora of no-shoots on the Benton house, but not much else. It still challenged the shooters with only 8 of 22 shooters shooting it clean.

The list of winners looks typical but with a twist.The overall match winner was Wayne Alcock, although it was handed to him by Bryant Willett who should have won the match but somehow managed to zero stage 3 and drop 150 potential points. I wasn’t there to see what happened, but that was enough to cost him the overall match title. Max Michel won his division, but he was shooting in Production today so the 10 round mag-minor scoring was enough to keep him from the overall top spot. Finally, the reliable Gerald Benton once again crushed the revolver field to win his 6th match in a row. The match scores can be seen by clicking the score sheet to the right.SMSPS scoresheet icon

We had great participation in the setup and tear-down phases today and we were done ahead of normal time, and considering we got a late start, the match moved along well. Your club officers really appreciate the effort we get from the members who go the extra mile to set up stages, or even just help pick up the props. It means a lot to us.

As the year winds to a close, I want to thank everyone who has come out to the matches this year. We averaged 17 shooters per match this year, compared to 21 last year. Maybe the cost of gas has some rethinking the trip. Also, a new USPSA club has formed in Biloxi and there may be some who just can’t shoot two matches in the same weekend.Whatever the reason, we hope to improve the attendance next year with new and better props and great new stage designs.

As a highlight, we had 45 people join the club this year and this certainly helps with our cash flow. The staff wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and to those who are politically correct, Happy Holidays. We hope to see you in 2013!

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