|Buffalo Match Results
November 8, 2003
I was looking through some old issues
of the YCSA Newsletter for some info & took note of the Buffalo Match Report
written by Dave Cook in February of 2002. In that article, he put words to the
sounds the two target areas of ‘Whitey’ make when hit. He described the
sound of a body hit with the term “clank” & a gong hit with the word “tonk”.
In addition, Dave also gave permission to use those technical terms to all club
members. Although I think a body hit has more of a ‘clang’ tone, I’ll take
advantage of his permission to use his other term to accurately describe the
November, 2003 Buffalo Match.
Seven people brought an extra 10 of
their very-best ammo and stayed after the silhouette match to see how many times
they could make that little black dot on
the buffalo sing.
Overcast skies & setting sunlight
made sight pictures a little less than crisp and a left to right breeze
somewhere down-range caused more than a few early sighting shots to go low or to
the right but once that was accounted for, quite a few ‘tonks’ were recorded
Now I know how Tom feels when
announcing match results: at the conclusion, we had a two-way tie for first
place which was settled by way of a coin toss but missed the fact that we needed
to break a three-way tie to determine who came in third. I’ve decided to
resolve that oversight by declaring all three co-3rd-place winners.
JoAnn & Don, pins will be on their way to you as soon as I work out the
Speaking of pins, a great deal of
thanks goes out to Glen Dickson for making the awards that were given for this
match and will be awarded to the top three finishers at future Yaupon Creek
buffalo matches. Hopefully, Tom will have some page space in the newsletter to
include a picture of one to let you see how very special they are.
Last but not least; since I’ll be
enjoying BALMY Wyoming holiday weather when YCSA next hosts a match, I’d like
to wish each & every one you an early but heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving, VERY
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Think ‘TONK’ !