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BPSA events suspended indefinitely.

September 15, 2017 2 comments

Greetings shooters!

Despite numerous attempts and good faith negotiations on my part, I’ve been unable to reach an agreement with our host range (CRPC) to continue operating matches at their facility, and as of now all BPSA events have been suspended indefinitely.

This means tomorrow’s 3gn team event is cancelled, as well as next weekend’s limited state championship.

I’ll be contacting competitors to issue refunds over the weekend.

Thanks to all of you for the many years of support and hard work you’ve given to help make BPSA possible, it has truly been a humbling and very rewarding experience to be a part of, and I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

I’d also like to wish CRPC and the newly formed incoming USPSA club the best in moving forward.

Despite our inability to reach an agreement, I certainly hold no animosity and look forward to continuing to participate in CRPC matches as both a member and participant going forward.

There are a lot of great folks in our area and I’m confident they will be able to continue building on the foundation I’ve built there and hopefully bring it to even further heights.

I tell my guys all the time that no one is irreplaceable, including myself. I’m sure CRPC matches will be in good hands.

As for the future of BPSA, this is just as much a shock to me as it is to you, and while I am exploring options with other facilities, as well as potentially opening our own facility, nothing is certain as of yet, nor do I expect anything to happen very soon. As always, I will keep you updated as I find out.

Again, I’d like to thank CRPC for being gracious hosts to BPSA for the past five years, it has been an incredible experience, and I wish everyone the best moving forward.

See you at the next match!

 

 

 

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BPSA September 2017 3GN Team Event!

September 11, 2017 Leave a comment

MATCH ANNOUNCEMENT:
The BPSA September 2017 3GN TEAM EVENT will be held September 16th, 2017 at Coast Rifle & Pistol Club near Biloxi, MS.

MATCH DETAILS:
This is a 3-man, 3-gun TEAM EVENT. Each team will be made up of three shooters, who will compete as a team for one score.

The match is 4 stages of 3GN Multigun with Time Plus Penalties scoring.

REGISTRATION:
https://practiscore.com/bpsa-september-2017-3gn-team-event/register

Register as a TEAM. This means only one entry per team. Do not register individually. To do this, enter two full team member names in the “first name” field, and the third team members full name in the “last name” field.

Example:
First Name: John Smith, John Doe
Last Name: Jim Johnson

The match will be limited to 20 teams.

MATCH FEE:
$60 per team.

If any team member is a CRPC member, fee is $40.
If any team member is a junior or lady, team shoots free.

Payment will be accepted at registration.

SCHEDULE:
Setup starts at 7am. Registration opens at 8:30am. Shooter meeting at 8:45am. Shooting starts at 9AM.
Gate code is 7000

DIVISIONS:
Divisions will be Unlimited and Practical only. If any gun used does not fit in Practical, the team will compete in Unlimited.

STAGES:

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See you at the match!

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2017 Rosco Manufacturing MS CQB Rifle Championship Results!

August 27, 2017 Leave a comment

The 2017 Rosco Manufacturing Mississippi CQB Rifle Championship is in the books, and despite the threat of rain all week we stayed dry all day and saw 133 of the best rifle shooters in the region test themselves on five challenging stages.

When the dust settled, here were the winners:

RIFLE DIVISION:

MS STATE CHAMP – Bryan Tullos
1st – Ethan Boudreaux
2nd – Brandon Guillory
3rd – Bryan Tullos
High Junior – Carter Brown
High Lady – Ruth Mahley
High Senior – Gerwin Henn
High Super Senior – Michael Fordyce

PCC DIVISION:

MS STATE CHAMP – David Martian
1st – Kevin Leonhardt
2nd – Christopher DiMenna
3rd – Jason Welch
High Junior – Morgan Leonhardt
High Lady – Ruth Mahley
High Senior – Trey Nicholson
High Super Senior – Robert Settle

RIMFIRE DIVISION:

MS STATE CHAMP – Gary Kerr
1st – Jerry Miculek
2nd – Kevin Leonhardt
3rd – Kay Miculek
High Junior – Morgan Leonhardt
High Lady – Kay Miculek
High Senior – Ken Hablitzel
High Super Senior – Jerry Miculek

Match MVP – Clayton Welch

Full results here:
https://practiscore.com/results/new/42345

Huge thanks to everyone who volunteered to setup and RO squads, without you none of this is possible. We had a huge turnout for setup and RO volunteers and it made a big difference.

Also big thanks to our sponsor Rosco Manufacturing for donating several of their high quality barrels as prizes. Be sure to thank these guys for their support.

See you at the next match!

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BPSA August 2017 3GN Results!

August 19, 2017 Leave a comment

The BPSA August 2017 3GN match is in the books, and it was a hot one today. Unlike our recent state matches, we got no relief from the rain.

We had 38 shooters turn out across a variety of divisions to test their 1, 2, and 3 gun skills against five quick paced stages. We tried to put an emphasis on variety in the stages this month, and that really showed up as people where running all sorts of different plans and choosing different guns. The shotgun clay bonus targets seemed to be a big hit as well, and we look to do more stages similar to these in the future.

Now on to the action:

In Practical division, Kevin Leonhardt took the win with a final time of 78 seconds, just ahead of Aaron Fitzgerald at 80.85 seconds, and David Martian finished third with a time of 80.97.

Shappley Harris took the win in Two Gun with a final time of 102, ahead of Michael Davis at 140.

Kevin Leonhardt also took the win in Unlimited PCC ahead of David Martian, 63 to 70.

Jon Davis was first in Unlimited with a time of 91.

Factory division was won by Steven Zeringue, just edging out David Giammittorio 109 to 110.

In Heavy Sport, Jon Smith took the win uncontested with a time of 121.

In PCC Only, George Miller took the win with a time of 91, with Dennis Warren second at 110.

In Pistol Only, Michael Brolaski was uncontested with his final time of 113.

Full results can be found here:
https://practiscore.com/results/new/41797

Want to thank everyone who came out, especially those that helped setup, RO, and tear down at the end.

See you at the next match!

Categories: General

BPSA 3GN Team Event!

MATCH ANNOUNCEMENT:
The BPSA September 2017 3GN TEAM EVENT will be held September 16th, 2017 at Coast Rifle & Pistol Club near Biloxi, MS.

MATCH DETAILS:
This is a 3-man, 3-gun TEAM EVENT. Each team will be made up of three shooters, who will compete as a team for one score.

The match is 4 stages of 3GN Multigun with Time Plus Penalties scoring.

REGISTRATION:
https://practiscore.com/bpsa-september-2017-3gn-team-event/register

Register as a TEAM. This means only one entry per team. Do not register individually. To do this, enter two full team member names in the “first name” field, and the third team members full name in the “last name” field.

Example:
First Name: John Smith, John Doe
Last Name: Jim Johnson

The match will be limited to 20 teams.

MATCH FEE:
$60 per team.

If any team member is a CRPC member, fee is $40.
If any team member is a junior or lady, team shoots free.

Payment will be accepted at registration.

SCHEDULE:
Setup starts at 7am. Registration opens at 8:30am. Shooter meeting at 8:45am. Shooting starts at 9AM.
Gate code is 7000

DIVISIONS:
Divisions will be Unlimited and Practical only. If any gun used does not fit in Practical, the team will compete in Unlimited.

See you at the match!

Categories: General

2017 CK Arms Mississippi Open State Championship Results!

The 2017 CK Arms Mississippi Open State Championship is in the books, and it was another great match in the Mississippi State Championships Series.

The match had a little bit of everything, mostly searing high heat for those that shot on Saturday, and on and off showers and constant mud for those that shot on Sunday.

The final tally was 86 total competitors competing on 10 challenging stages that featured some of the highest difficulty and distance of all our matches so far.

Stage 1, Eight is Enough, was a short course speed shoot that featured 4 paper and 4 steel and required only 1 hit per paper. Mel Rodero took the stage win with a smoking run of 6.82 seconds.

Stage 2, Shuffling Around, was a 12-round short course that featured a paper and steel array with a mandatory reload. Max Michel Jr. took the stage here, with James Lofton second at 91%.

Stage 3, Hide n Seek, was a 22-round long course that featured a T shape that saw most competitors cut around the corner at the start. Max Michel Jr. won this stage, with Jason Welch right on his tail at 86%.

Stage 4, Sit or Swing, was a 16 round medium course that featured a seated start and a swinger activated by either of two poppers. Max Michel Jr. Won this stage, just edging out Ogie Delarosa at 73%.

Stage 5, To Drop or Not, was a 26 round long course that featured a drop Turner with disappearing targets activated by a stomp box. Max Michel Jr. won this stage, with James Lofton taking a strong second at 95%.

Stage 6, No Drop, wasa 24 round long course that featured backward movement after starting on a deactivated stomp box. Max Michel Jr. Won the stage, with James Lofton taking second at 88%.

Stage 7, Rack it, was a 29 round long course with forward movement that featured an unloaded start and mags staged on barrels. James Lofton won this stage with a 7.1 hit factor.

Stage 8, Backtrack it, was a 29 round long course that featured backward movement through the stage and an unloaded start. Max Michel Jr. won this stage, with James Lofton was second at 77%.

Stage 9, Running Shoes, was a 32 round long course that featured competitors covering a lot of real estate and 11 pieces of steel. Max Michel Jr. won this stage by a country mile, with James Lofton second at 75%.

Stage 10, Standing Steel, was a 12 round short course that featured a paper array and steel array with a mandatory reload. The trick being the paper, including partials, was at 20 yards, and the steel at 35 yards. Max Michel won this stage with a 9 second run, and James Lofton was second at 91%.

When the final results were tallied, here were the winners:

MS STATE CHAMPION – Bryan Tullos
1st Place Overall – Max Michel Jr.
2nd Place Overall – James Lofton
3rd Place Overall – Brandon Guillory

1st M – Brandon Guillory
2nd M – John Nguyen
3rd M – Max Michel Sr.
1st A – James Lofton
2nd A – Bryan Tullos
3rd A – Gerwin Henn
1st B – Brant Pace
2nd B – Krys Kloczko
3rd B – Neil Drennan
1st C – Bryce Dupuy
2nd C – Aaron Fitzgerald
3rd C – Ty Cobb
1st D – Michael Brolaski
2nd D – Kim Tran
3rd D – Candace Calloway

High Junior – Trent Cliburn
High Lady – Betsy Young
High Senior – Gerwin Henn
High Super Senior – Charlie Black
High Law Enforcement – Julio Salado
High Military – David Martian

MVP – Brandon Guillory, John Nguyen, and Jason Welch.

CK Arms Match Gun Winner – Nick Bolo

Full Results at the link below:
https://practiscore.com/results/new/40003

Want to give a huge thanks to everyone who helped RO, setup, and everyone who played a part in making this match happen. As always, we had numerous people step up and put in a lot of effort to make the match happen and make it a success.

Also want to that our sponsors, who donated prizes for our competitors: CK Arms, Max’s Choice, The Blue Bullets, Montana Gold, and Studio 6.

See you at the next match!

Categories: General

2017 CK Arms Mississippi Open State Championship!

The 2017 CK Arms Mississippi Open State Championship is being held this weekend, July 22-23rd, 2017 at Coast Rifle and Pistol Club near Biloxi, MS.

The best shooters from around the state and region will gather this weekend, all competing in USPSA’s ultimate race gun division where anything goes.

There are currently 111 shooters registered, and we have room for more, so if you’ve been on the fence and want to come out and test your skills against the best of the best in the fastest division in the game then get registered now and come on out.

Register at: https://practiscore.com/2017-ck-arms-mississippi-open-state-championship/register

See you at the match!

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BPSA July 2017 3GN Results!

The BPSA July 2017 3GN match is in the books. We had 32 shooters come out and test their skills on four stages.

Stage 1 was on the rifle range and featured steel at 100 yards and some weak shoulder shooting. Stage 2 was a 3GN shotgun classifier, and Stages 3&4 were both rifle and pistol combo stages that featured separated shooting areas for rifle and pistol, with targets you could engage with either.

When the dust settled, Jeret Howard took the overall win in 3gun, as well as in Practical. Trevor Lee took the win in Factory. Jon Smith won Heavy Optics, Calvin Lindsay won Heavy Sport, and Kyle Watkins won Unlimited.

In the non-standard divisions, David Martian won PCC only, and Ken Hablitzel swept both Rimfire Rifle Only, and Pistol Only.

Full results at the link below.

https://practiscore.com/results/new/39752

Thanks to everyone who came out, helped setup, RO, and tear down.

See you at the next match!

Categories: General

BPSA July 4th Production Steel Shoot-Off Tournament!

MATCH ANNOUNCEMENT:
The BPSA July 4th Production Steel Shoot-Off Tournament will be held Tuesday morning, July 4th, from 8am to 10:30am at Coast Rifle & Pistol Club near Biloxi, MS.

MATCH DETAILS:
This is a 16 shooter, double-elimination tournament. Shooters will go head to head each round in a steel shoot off, until a champion is determined. Shooters will be randomly seeded in the bracket. Course of fire is two boxes, 16 steel challenge plates (8 on each side) and a tie-breaker popper. At horn, engage the 8 plates, mandatory reload, then tie breaker popper. First one finished wins. Higher seed in bracket chooses side. Start position is in box, wrists above shoulders, gun loaded and holstered.

Divisions is Production only.

Class used will be your highest USPSA or Steel Challenge classification in Production.
If unclassified, you receive no handicap.

Class handicaps are as follows:
One popper for each class difference.

For example, if a M squares off against a C, the C shooter starts with 3 plates down (8vs5).
Max handicap allowed is 4 plates.

ELIGIBILITY:
Registration will open at 7pm CST on Tuesday, June 27th on Practiscore at the following link:
https://practiscore.com/bpsa-july-4th-2017-production-steel-shoot-off-tournament/register

Registration is strictly limited to the first 16 shooters to register.

MATCH FEE: $10

See you at the match!

Categories: General

2017 Mississippi Production State Championship Results!

The 2017 Mississippi Production State Championship is in the books, and despite the rain all week leading up and the threat of more all weekend, it ended up being a nice weekend and everyone had a great time. I told people leading up tht our range drains really well, and those who came out saw the dry field even after 10 inches of rain all week. We ended up with 118 shooters turning out, and it was a pretty deep field of competition throughout.

First and foremost, as always, I want to thank everyone who came out and shot the match, most especially those who helped set it up and who worked to make it a success. I always like to thank the staff first, because without them, these matches just don’t happen. Thanks to Keith Lemoine for serving as Range Master. Thats a big committment to give up 2 days to works a match out of town and not even shoot it, so next time you see Keith, give him a big high-five. Also, huge thanks to ROs and setup crew Ethan Boudreaux, Bob Gonzalez, Jonathan O’Brien, Michael Morgan, Jason Welch, John Nguyen, James May, Nick Saucier, Michel Brolaski, Barrett Dupuy, Bryant Willett, Thomas Knight, Lee Frasier, Tommy Mcguire, Ken Hablitzel, Harry Williams, Gerwin Henn, Roger Henn, David Pape, Steven Tannetta, Brandon Guillory, Brian Dolly, Stephen LaSavia, Calvin Lindsay, George Miller, Ken Cornwell, Teddie Gartman, Kyle Gartman, and Chris Davis. Thanks to Gerald Forbes for taking match videos that we’ll be posting soon. I want to especially thank Bryant Willett for coming out and cutting all the grass, otherwise we’d be knee deep in weeds, and to Lee Frasier for serving as acting MD on Friday and Sunday as I got called away for work and couldn’t be around. Big thanks to all the ROs who pulled double duty working both days, and who came back the second day to help cover some shortfalls. It’s hard enough doing it once.

I also want to again point out that many of the same names that work to make these matches happen are the same names at the top of the leaderboard. It really does say a lot when the top shooters are putting in the work and volunteering their time to make it happen. You don’t see that everywhere else.

I also want to thank Max’s Choice for coming out and setting up, and for donating prizes, and for Michael Brolaski and Studio 6 for donating some certificates for free nights.

Now on to the action:

Stage 1, One Hit Wonder, was an 8 round short course that had four target and four steel, engaged from behind a barricade. The twise here being the paper only required one hit. Craig Okenfuss took the stage win here with a 5.7887 hit factor, with Steven Mosher right behind him at 98%.

Stage 2, Lean On Me, was a 16 round medium course that had the shooter engaging the same four paper targets from behind the barricde, only this time two hits each from one side, performing a madatory reload, and then two hits each from the other side of the barricade. Jim Gabelbauer edged out Brandon Guillory for the stage win here, 6.8627 to 6.7989, or 100% to 99%.

Stage 3, Ducks in a Row, was a 16 round medium course that featured four poppers in the center in a row (actually more of a column), and three paper on each respective wing. Brandon Guillory shot all A’s here and took the stage win by a large margin with a 8.2389 hit factor, with the closest finisher being Ricky Hayes at 92%.

Stage 4, Sweep Right, was an 18 round medium course that feature 4 lollipop steel, and gave shooters a few different options to approach them. Brandon Guillory squeaked out the stage win here over Craig Okenfuss with a 7.4271 to 7.3543 edge.

Stage 5, Push Up, was a 24 round all paper long course that had you moving forward through the stage and rewarded quick feet, with Rowdy Bricco taking the stage win with a 7.0243 hit factor and Bryant Willett right behind him at 98%.

Stage 6, Pull Back, was a rehash of the previous 24 round long course stage, with the shooter starting at the front and having to work their way back. Brandon Guillory worked best in reverse with a 7.6283 hit factor, followed by Gerwin Henn at 92%.

Stage 7, Your Table is Ready, featured an unloaded table start, and was a 13 round medium course that required only one hit per paper and had four poppers. The one hit per paper really made for a low hit factor stage. Craig Okenfuss won this one with a 3.9662 hit factor, and Brandon Guillory was second at 96%.

Stage 8, No Time to Sit, was the same setup only this time a 22 round long course that required two per paper. Ken Cornwell took the stage win here with a 6.0132 hit factor, and Todd Stout was second at 96%.

Stage 9, Southpaw Success, was 24 round long course that featured 8 pieces of steel, and as the name implied may have favored leftys. James May took the stage win here with a 6.2941 hit factor, and Lawton Segler was second at 97%.

Stage 10, Get Down, was 14 round medium course that required shooters to shoot the last six rounds strong hand only, and had the back three targets engaged through a low port that many decided to engage prone. Others chose to squat, or lean, or do verious contortions. In the end, prone won out, as the top two both chose that route, with stage winner Jason Welch putting up a 6.6047 hit factor and Steven Mosher second at 96%.

When all the results were added up, the final leaderboard looked like this:

1st Overall – Brandon Guillory
2nd Overall – Jim Gabelbauer
3rd Overall – Rowdy Bricco
MS STATE CHAMPION – Gerwin Henn
High Junior – Bryce Dupuy
High Senior – Gerwin Henn
High Super Senior – Lee Frasier
High Lady – Cassey Bernstein
High Law Enforcement – Wes Green
High Military – Stephen Tucker

1st GM – Brandon Guillory
1st M – Jim Gabelbauer
2nd M – Rowdy Bricco
3rd M – Craig Okenfuss
1st A – Gerwin Henn
2nd A – Todd Stout
3rd A – Steven Mosher
1st B – Jacob Thomas
2nd B – Lawton Segler
3rd B – Brant Pace
1st C – Carl Bernstein
2nd C – JD Williams
3rd C – Benjamin Thompson
1st D – Alan Regala
2nd D – Andrew Ouzts
3rd D – Robert Foil

2017 Mississippi Production State Champion MVP – Lee Frasier

Tanfoglio Stock 2 Gun Drawing winner – Lee Frasier

Full results can be found here:
https://practiscore.com/results/new/38299

and here:
https://www.uspsa.org/uspsa-display-match-results-detail.php?indx=21842

Special shoutout to junior revolver phenom JW Aguirre for finishing 62nd out of 118 (62%) shooting his revolver in a production match.
Another big congrats to junior Kyle Gartman for shooting his *first* USPSA match, and beating his dad!

And lastly special recognition to junior shooter Dylan Brose for his awesome display of sportsmanship in handling adversity.

See you at the next match!

 

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