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TEXAS STATE
BPCRS CHAMPIONSHIP

2000


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Holly Long
Wins 2000 Championship
w/National Record Tying Score

AND I QUOTE,

Hey Maw and Paw!!!!!
Well Heeeeeee-Haaaaaaaaaaaaw!!!!!!!!!!

Butchie-Wutchie is juuuuuz gonna luuuuuuv what I have in store for him this weekend! I have lined up juuz gooood o'l mud slinging, rain gatherin, run for cover, put your guns away, shoot the trees, grab up the daaaawgs, hockey flyin, snot slingin, grab your tarp cause this flood is gawnna bring him down! And that goes for that o'l Tommy Wommy too! These o'l boys think La Nina has lost her touch? Wellheelhell, I've got 70 and 60% chance flood in store for them. Beins that their soooooo sthpethial and awwll. Those kittle are gawnna be down range fooooooo sure! Gooooood luck gittin them kittle back up that hill! I say, I say, I'm gawnna be there foooo sure, juuz to see the looks on their sthpethial little faces. GRIN.

This little bit of kindness was handed to me Saturday morning when I arrived at the Hill. It's copied verbatim from the note I received so the spelling and grammar is not mine. If the above is not the ramblings of a stinking Commie who doesn't want people to have a good time with firearms, its at least the ramblings of a STINKING DEMOCRAT!!

She sure did a number on us. Who'd of thought that we could hold a match on a day like Saturday. When I got up Saturday morning, I turned on the weather channel and the scanner to the National Weather Service. Everything I heard wasn't good. The chance of rain was as high as the humidity and the possibility of flooding was enough for them to post warnings. I really had to convince myself to make the trip and if I hadn't left my range box up there on Friday, I might have stayed home. But no! The weather JERKS were talking about this corridor between S/A and Houston and that all the rain was channeling up through this area. They were using the word conveyoring a lot.

Anyway, got the truck loaded and ready to go. Checked the rain gauge before I left and had 1.75" of rain. Emptied it and re-hung it. Will get back to it soon. The trip out was un-eventful. Didn't see much in the way of standing water or flooding arroyo's. However, the closer I got to Columbus, the rainier it looked. Had big cloud banks off to the south and west so I figured that it was gonna be a wash. Several people were already set up and awaiting the start of the match. Around 8:00 Mr. Tom B. called the shooters together and had a chat about the options we had dealing with targets etc. We took a vote as to whether to have a 60 round match on Sunday, postpone til next match date etc. The vote was taken and it was determined that the match would go on.

After reading the letter from La Nina (commie crat) and listening to the weather people, I elected not to shoot cause I just knew it was gonna be a wash. Just didn't think that it was going to hold all day. When I got back home Saturday evening the first thing I did was check the rain gauge. It had less than .10" in it so I want to know where did the rain go? I was so disappointed when I got home I decided that it wasn't worth the gas to make the trip back on Sunday so I hope y'all have a safe shoot, a safe trip home and watch out for flooding cause that rain had to go somewhere!

I had a major malfunction with my recorder so this will be short. Mr. Tom B. can fill in the gory details. From the bits and pieces department. Jerry Harres, in only his 4th match, got a 5 ram and pig pin on Saturday. Gotta watch out for him in the future. Good to see Tobin Ham at the match. He says it's been a year since he last made it to a match.  Katha was blaming Dave for not putting her Chicken boots (see pervious articles on her boots) in the truck. They were going round and round trying to figure out where they could have left them and then Katha discovered she had packed them with the pillows. Can't blame Dave all the time and get away with it.

We want to thank all who came out on Friday and helped get the range in order. I didn't take a head count but there were about 8 people there. Special thanks to Wayne for bringing his 3 wheeled weed wacker. It sure does a days work. I tried using a hoe and gave up when I saw how fast the machine of his was knocking down the trash on top of the ram line.

Hope the weather on Sunday is better than you experienced on Saturday. Have fun and be careful.

IT'S A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE!

Butch Balcomb

I want to extend a personal "Thank you" to Liz Riddles, Karen Davis, and Butch Balcomb for their help with the statistics, score recording in the books, attaching pins, and taking care of the money. The match might still be going on without their help. Thanks, guys!

Don’t know about you, but when I went to bed Friday night before the match and when I got up at 5:15 Saturday morning, the weather map did not look promising at all. To think that we would get the match underway, much less completed, without major rain interruptions was beyond comprehension.

The rain interruptions on Sunday were a nuisance, to say the least, but we certainly dodged the bullet, so to speak, with the weather.

A word of thanks also goes out to the Colorado County 4H Shooting Club who performed target setting duties  once again this match. They did a great job and even managed to avoid getting stuck in some rather wet pastures.

For any of those of you who would like a sure fire weight loss program, I invite you to actually run the match both days next year. Got home, weighed myself, and found I’d lost 6 pounds somewhere along the way. If you find them, no need to return.

Now, for the soapbox. Due to the delays in starting on Saturday, I rushed the start of the match without our usual opening remarks. Those included a couple of reminders on the rules.

Next year, just like the Nationals, when you go for record, you may only have 10 rounds of ammo readily available, and you may not go back into your ammo box unless you have a defective round.

You must shoot the targets in order, from left to right, and if you miss, you must skip that target and go to the next one in line. Our sport, unlike several others, is based an awful lot on the honor of its contestants. If all goes according to plan, we will have scorekeepers for each animal bank and those will be recorded and tallied just as they do at Raton. The State BPCRS match is a great warm up for the Nationals so we might as well get used to the way it is run ahead of time.

If you can come up with some other scenario, I’d entertain any thoughts on the matter. Enough said! See you next year and hopefully at the Nationals this year.

Hold Center
Tom Berwick

 

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Ben Parker-2nd (l); Holly Long-Champion (c); Matt Carter-3rd (r)

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Top 3 C P T R Agg#1 C P T R Agg#2 Tot
Holly Long 3 10 9 6 28 3 10 7 9 29 57
Ben Parker 2 10 10 9 31 2 9 6 8 25 56
Matt Carter 3 6 10 8 27 3 9 6 9 27 54

Master C P T R Agg#1 C P T R Agg#2 Tot  
Lee Johnson 4 10 8 8 30 4 7 8 4 23 53 Hi Chicken
Larry Long 2 9 8 9 28 1 8 9 6 24 52  
Ed Duncan 2 9 5 7 23 3 10 5 6 24 47 Hi Senior
Tom Berwick 3 10 8 5 26 0 6 6 9 21 47  
Billy Mills 5 9 6 3 23 2 9 5 3 19 42  
Bob Glodt 2 8 6 4 20 1 8 6 5 20 40  

AAA C P T R Agg#1 C P T R Agg#2 Tot  
Bob Rosenbaum 1 10 7 8 26 3 8 8 5 24 50  
Dave Cook 0 10 10 5 25 2 8 7 8 25 50 Hi Turkey
Mark Hipes 4 9 6 7 26 2 8 6 7 23 49  
Gary Krutilek 1 8 10 6 25 2 7 7 6 22 47  
Joe Elkin 0 9 7 7 23 0 9 8 7 24 47  
O. J. Riddles 2 8 7 7 24 1 8 5 8 22 46  
Bill Pace 3 9 5 8 25 3 7 5 4 19 44  
David Pierce 1 9 8 7 25 1 8 4 6 19 44  
Randall Nunn 0 7 9 5 21 1 8 6 8 23 44  
Drew Pumphrey 1 7 6 6 20 5 8 5 5 23 43  
Bill Richey 2 9 8 6 25 1 6 8 3 18 43  
Don Claxton 2 10 3 8 23 2 8 6 3 19 42  
Faye Nunn 2 8 7 3 20 1 9 5 6 21 41 Hi Woman
Bo Weems 2 10 2 5 19 1 9 2 8 20 39  
Mary Jo Duncan 2 8 5 7 22 0 9 4 4 17 39  
Paul Bradley 2 5 8 4 19 2 10 3 4 19 38  
Katha Higginbotham 2 5 6 3 16 1 8 6 3 18 34  
John Knesek 2 6 2 5 15 1 10 4 3 18 33  
Steve Ueckert 0 5 6 4 15 0 8 7 3 18 33  
Nolan Davis 0 2 4 2 8 1 9 5 7 22 30  

AA C P T R Tot#1 C P T R Tot#1 Agg
Wayne Lovell 1 9 7 6 23 0 8 9 8 25 48
Brent Farley 0 10 6 6 22 3 9 4 6 22 44
Wayne Doering 3 6 4 6 19 3 7 6 7 23 42
Croft Barker 1 9 4 6 20 2 6 7 4 19 39
Donald Dawkins 2 5 4 6 17 3 8 6 3 20 37
Dwayne Peterson 2 8 6 6 22 0 6 6 2 14 36
Donny Chmelik 2 9 1 5 17 0 7 9 3 19 36
Terry York 1 7 4 4 16 0 8 5 7 20 36
Thomas Krupp 0 7 6 4 17 0 4 7 5 16 33
Tobin Ham 3 5 3 3 14 0 9 5 4 18 32
Henry Heller 2 7 1 7 17 0 8 7 0 15 32
Paul Adams 1 7 3 4 15 1 9 2 5 17 32
Jerry Pace 1 6 4 0 11 3 4 5 4 16 27

AA C P T R Tot#1 C P T R Tot#2 Agg  
Jerry Harres 0 7 4 8 19 1 6 6 2 15 34  
Trenton Tait 1 5 2 5 13 0 8 4 8 20 33 HiJr
B                        
Joe Crowe 1 4 5 2 12 1 7 1 4 13 25  


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