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TEXAS STATE
BPCRS CHAMPIONSHIP

2005


Ken Wienken Wins
2005 State BPCRS Championship

The 10th Annual Texas State Black Powder Cartridge Silhouette Iron Sight Championship enjoyed its second consecutive sell-out with the full complement of 72 competitors. The difference this year was that we had to turn shooters away due to the desire to compete in this tournament. Heart of Texas Silhouette Association (H.O.T.S.A.) still intends to rework the firing line and target area to reconfigure the range to 6 banks of 5 targets. If this occurs, we will be able to handle a larger group of shooters in less time. Six full relays make for an extremely long day and if we have the inevitable cattle herding situation and then shoot-offs late in the afternoon, we run the risk of losing good light on the targets.


 Bobby Ivey 2nd, Ken Wienken 1st, Don Claxton 3rd

Day 1 completed with some of the usual cast of characters firmly entrenched at the top of the leader board with Gary Krutilek posting a High-of-Day 30, followed with Ken Wienken and then Butch Ulsher. With the new NRA scoring breakdown in place, it was problematic that any Master Class scores would be recorded during the entire match. The Saturday match proved that the difficult mirage and switching wind conditions would help to hold scores down. HOTSA has a very good range and would have to be rated as one of the toughest anywhere in the country to shoot very scores due to the conditions A real premium is in place that the shooter/spotter team be able to detect and compensate for the subtle and not so subtle shifts in conditions. This was especially true on the first day of competition as the mirage built all day long.

Day 2 arrived with another partly cloudy, low humidity offering. Overall, the conditions were very similar to Day 1 and scores, for the most part, were about the same as the previous day. Some folks learned from Saturdayís fun in the mirage and heat and were better able to figure out the changes. The rest continued to struggle with the constant changes in wind and mirage.

Our Sub-Junior, Joseph Ward, winner of the Scope Class Junior award, set a 2nd National Record in Iron-Sight with a very fine total of 33. Whatís amazing is that Joseph usually manages to hit at least 1 chicken each match, even with a scope in place. This is especially interesting in that a lot of sub-juniors are barely capable of holding the rifle in the general vicinity of the chicken, much less score them any consistency, simply due to a lack of upper body strength at that young age. Congratulations to Joseph on his accomplishment.

As luck would have it, we had a tie for 2nd & 3rd overall requiring the ubiquitous chicken shoot-off between Don Claxton and Bobby Ivey. After a long day of shooting and waiting for the next opportunity, it is somewhat of a problem to hit a pesky chicken when you really need it. This was the case once again with Bobby and Don going toe-to-toe on the chicken line. After a tie remained with the initial 5-shot shootoff concluded, a sudden death match was conducted. Bobby Ivey was persistent enough to finally knock a chicken off of the rail before Don made contact thus claiming the 2nd overall spot.

High Master honors went to Doug Gazaway, High AAA to Bob Rosenbaum, High AA was won by David Brady, High A went to Jack Brabham, High B was claimed by Joseph Ward, High Senior was awarded to LeRoy Tanner, High Woman was drilled by Faye "Termite" Nunn, and High Junior was claimed by Joseph Ward. Congratulations to all of the 2005 match winners. Also, our heart felt thanks go out to our corporate sponsors who donated many of the match prizes. These include Black Powder Cartridge News, Montana Vintage Arms, Schuetzen Powder, DLG Lube, Brooks Knives and Moulds, Paul Jones Moulds and Walters Wads. Additionally, thanks go to Glen Dickson for creating and producing our match day awards.

Finally, thanks go to our troops in the various battle zones. Donít forget them.

Tom Berwick
TSRA Director
Black Powder Cartridge

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Top 3 C P T R Agg#1 C P T R Agg#2 Tot  
Ken Wienken 4 10 9 6 29 4 10 9 7 20 59 Match Winner, High Turkey
Bobby Ivey 0 10 6 9 27 3 10 9 9 31 56 2nd Overall
Don Claxton 1 10 7 9 27 1 10 9 9 29 56 3rd Overall

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Master C P T R Agg#1 C P T R Agg#2 Tot  
Doug Gazaway 3 10 9 4 26 4 9 8 6 27 53 Hi Master
LeRoy Tanner 4 7 6 7 24 4 9 8 6 29 53 2nd Master, Hi . Sr.
A. P. Butch Ulsher 2 10 7 8 27 3 7 9 7 26 53 3rd Master
David Barnes 2 10 8 4 24 3 9 6 10 28 52  
Matt Carter 0 9 7 5 24 6 10 8 6 30 51  
Lee Johnson 0 10 7 7 24 3 8 8 8 27 51  
Gary Krutilek 3 9 10 8 30 1 10 3 2 16 46  
Mike Huebner 4 10 5 5 24 1 9 6 5 21 45  
Jerry English 1 6 6 4 17 2 9 6 6 23 40  
Tom Berwick 0 10 3 7 20 0 7 6 7 20 40  

AAA C P T R Agg#1 C P T R Agg#2 Tot  
Bob Rosenbaum  0 9 7 8 24 4 10 7 9 30 54 Hi AAA
Jack Hawkins 1 6 6 9 22 2 9 8 8 27 49 2nd AAA
Terry York 2 6 8 9 25 1 8 8 7 24 49

3rd AAA

John Knesek 1 8 9 5 23 1 10 7 8 26 49  
Gene Davids 2 10 6 5 23 4 8 7 6 25 48  
Billy Mills 1 10 4 8 23 4 10 4 7 25 48  
Joe Garcia 0 8 9 3 20 3 10 8 7 28 48  
Roger Clark 2 9 9 5 25 1 9 7 6 23 48  
Ed Story 0 10 8 8 26 2 9 5 6 22 48  
John Walters 4 9 7 6 26 3 6 7 5 21 47  
Drew Pumphrey 4 9 4 2 19 3 10 9 5 27 46  
Randall Nunn 1 10 7 6 24 2 8 7 5 22 46  
Glen Dickson 1 8 8 4 21 1 10 7 6 24 45  
Wayne Lovell 2 9 8 7 26 0 9 7 3 19 45  
Ed Duncan 2 9 6 7 26 1 9 5 4 19 44  
Faye Nunn 0 10 5 8 23 2 9 3 7 21 44 Hi Woman
Robert Theis 1 7 5 7 20 0 7 6 6 22 42  
Jeff Peters 1 9 5 8 23 1 8 5 5 19 42  
Gordon Hines 0 6 3 8 17 3 9 6 5 23 40  
David Cook 1 5 4 6 16 2 9 8 4 23 39  
Don Dawkins 2 9 4 5 20 0 6 5 5 16 36  
Jerry Harres 1 9 2 3 15 0 10 6 5 21 36  
Garry Jennings 2 7 5 1 15 2 7 8 2 19 34  
Mary Jo Duncan 0 7 4 2 13 2 6 5 6 19 32  
O. J. Riddles 0 5 6 2 13 2 - - 6 8 21  
Steve Ueckert 2 3 3 3 11 1 1 2 0 4 15  

AA C P T R Tot#1 C P T R Tot#1 Agg  
David Brady  2 9 8 6 25 2 10 5 8 25 50 Hi AA
Paul Walker 4 9 6 7 26 0 10 6 4 20 46 2nd AA
Lee Burrow 3 7 5 6 21 0 9 8 7 24 46 3rd AA
Nick Nickelson  2 9 8 7 26 1 9 5 4 19 45  
Mack Morris 3 9 7 4 23 0 10 6 6 22 45  
Ray Mabry 1 9 7 6 23 0 8 4 8 20 43  
Jack Elliott 0 10 5 8 23 0 7 6 6 19 42  
Allan Merkler 0 8 6 7 21 2 8 2 6 18 39  
Tommy Rose 3 9 3 2 17 2 7 8 4 21 38  
Rick Morrill 0 8 6 5 19 3 7 6 3 19 38  
Wayne Doering  1 8 5 6 20 2 8 5 3 18 38  
Rex Clinton 0 6 7 3 16 0 10 6 4 20 36  
Don Coffey 0 5 9 7 21 0 7 3 5 15 36  
David Davids 1 6 3 6 16 0 5 6 8 19 35  
John Hubbard 0 9 5 5 19 0 7 5 4 16 35  
David Barfield 3 6 5 5 19 1 7 4 2 14 33  
John Moore 1 9 4 5 19 0 6 4 7 14 33  
James Kirkland 1 3 7 3 14 1 6 4 7 18 32  
David Ward 0 4 6 2 12 2 8 5 5 20 32  
William Turner 0 10 5 4 19 1 7 3 1 12 31  
Grosshans, Bruce  1 8 2 6 17 2 6 4 1 13 30  
Dwain Jones 0 7 2 8 17 1 8 3 1 13 30  
James Kidwell 1 7 4 2 14 0 8 1 6 15 29  

A C P T R Tot#1 C P T R Tot#2 Agg  
Jack Brabham 0 3 6 9 18 1 8 8 7 24 42 Hi A
James Johnson 0 5 4 7 16 0 9 6 8 23   2nd A
David Grounds 3 5 4 5 17 0 7 8 2 17 34 3rd A
Arnold Isenberg  1 10 4 0 15 0 7 4 5 16 31  
Chance Mabry 0 8 4 4 16 0 7 4 3 14 30  
Roy Modica 0 5 4 5 14 1 7 2 4 14 28  
B                        
Joseph Ward 0 5 4 4 13 1 9 6 4 20 33 Hi B, Hi Jr.
Gilbert Gresham 1 4 3 2 10 0 7 3 5 15 25 2nd B
Bob Bayless 2 1 2 3 8 1 5 1 3 10 18  


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