Morro Bay Airgunners/SLSBA

Western States Field Target Championships
Match Results 08/17/2013 & 08/18/2013

1Hull, AlanBenjamin MarauderUTG 3-12x44CPH 10.5gr5254106/12088.3%
2Nunez, JoseUSFTHawke ST 4.5-14x42AA Falcon 13.43gr514596/12080.0%
3Cyran, JimDaystate Air WolfHawke ST 4.5-14x42JSB 10.34gr474895/12079.2%
4Saenz, MattUSFTHawke Sidewinder 3-12x50JSB 10.34gr454691/12075.8%
5Biergiel, FredDaystate HuntsmanHawke Sidewinder 3-12x50JSB 10.34gr454186/12071.7%
6Templin, MarkAir Arms 510UTG 10x50AA Falcon 13.43gr423678/12065.0%
7Schneider, ScottBenjamin MarauderHawke 4-12xAA 10.33gr443377/12064.2%
8Flynn, JustinBenjamin MarauderHawke Sidewinder 3-12x50AA 10.33gr413576/12063.3%
9Culbertson, MichaelAir ArmsHawke 12xCPH 10.5gr373673/12060.8%
10Durham, LarryUSFT HunterVortex 3-12H&N 10.65gr472572/12060.0%
11Brinkley, NatashaAir Arms S200UTG 3-12x44JSB 10.34gr412970/12058.3%
12Burciaga, ArtUSFT Hunter #181UTG 10x50AA Falcon 13.43gr273966/12055.0%
13Brinkley, NickyAir Arms S200UTG 3-12x44JSB 8.44gr402363/12052.5%
14Brinkley, AlexUSFTUTG 3-12x44JSB 8.44gr113142/12035.0%
15Dunning, GaryBenjamin DiscoveryUTG 3-12x44CPH 10.5gr18DNS18/6030.0%

1Brinkley, JamesWhiscombe JW70Weaver Kaspa 3-12x44JSB 8.44gr494998/12081.7%
2Hull, ScottSAG QB58UTG 3-12x44JSB 7.87gr444286/12071.7%
3Carmello, JeffDiana/RWS 54Centerpoint 3-12x44JSB 10.34gr394281/12067.5%
4Smith, LonnieWeihrauch HW77Simmons 6.5-20x50@12xJSB 8.44gr263157/12047.5%
5Koch, RyanBeeman R9Sightron 4-16x42@12xCPL 7.9gr232346/12038.3%
6Baldwin, WilliamAir Arms TX200UTG 3-12x44H&N 10.65gr192140/12033.3%
7Bowen, RichardAir Arms TX200Hawke Varmint 2.5x10H&N 8.64gr211738/12031.7%

1Marquez, RizaldeSteyr LG110Sightron 10-50x60JSB 10.34gr5653109/12090.8%
2Miller, DougFWB P-70 DMNikko 10-50x60CPH 10.5gr5453107/12089.2%
3 - *Tramel, BillUSFTNikko 10-50x60AA Falcon 13.43gr524799/12082.5%
4 - *Sanchez, JorgeUSFTLeupoldAA Falcon 13.43gr534699/12082.5%
5 - *Lu, SonSteyr LG110Sightron 10-50x60JSB 10.34gr495099/12082.5%
6Doganis, GeorgeSteyr LG110Sightron 10-50x60JSB 10.34gr504999/12082.5%
7 - tieMiller, ViphaFWB P-70 DMLeupold 30x CompetitionCPH 10.5gr524597/12080.8%
7 - tieWhittlesey, JimUSFT #15Nikko 10-50x60AA 10.33gr484997/12080.8%
9McMurray, TimUSFT #7 HPALeupold 35x CompetitionJSB 13.43gr494493/12077.5%
10Merritt, ChrisUSFTUTG 6-24x56CPH 10.5gr454792/12076.7%
11Alfaro, HectorUSFT #121Premier Optics 20-50xCPH 10.5gr484290/12075.0%
12Burns, WayneUSFT #6 & #57BSA 10-50x60H&N 10.65gr503686/12071.7%
13Otsuka, AlanRAW TM1000NightForceJSB 7.9gr414081/12067.5%
14Farina, PatrickUSFT #239Leupold 35x CompetitionJSB 13.43gr363571/12059.2%
15Iglesias, CarlosAir Arms 400Hawke Sidewinder 8-32x56JSB 8.44gr293564/12053.3%
16House, DanBenjamin MarauderUTG 6-24x56CPH 10.5gr312960/12050.0%
17Pacheco, VinceRAW TM1000Nikko 10-50x60JSB 8.44gr50DNS50/6083.3%
* = shoot off
1Ko, EricCrosman Nitro Venom?? 12XCPL 7.9gr232851/12042.5%
2Jobbes, RonAir Arms TX200Bushnell 32xJSB 8.44gr193049/12040.8%

1Yee, KevinWaltherTascoAA Falcon 7.33gr5253105/12087.5%
2Gravelle, MarkBenjamin MarauderHawke ST 8.5-25x42CPH 10.5gr243155/12045.8%

1Heggem, AllanAir Arms TX200Bushnell Elite 6-24x40H&N 8.64gr323567/12055.8%

Match director: Scott Hull
Assistant match director: Alan Hull
Match manager: Bob Sloan
Match assistants: Lara Cathcart, Georgina, Shari McKelvy + others
Course designer: Scott Hull
Course setters: Scott Hull, Jim Cyran, Wayne Burns, Lonnie Smith
Cooks: Tim Scott, Frank Simon, Scott Hull, Sidewalk Market & Deli

The Western States Field Target Championships were held by the Morro Bay Airgunners at the SLSBA range this last weekend on the 17th and 18th of August, 2013. We had near perfect California Central Coast weather with temperatures in the high 70's for most of the match. We set a moderate difficulty course expecting the typical winds that usually arrive in the later mornings. We were not dissappointed in that respect. The average winds were what we hoped for though some of us slow pokes finishing on the far lanes had brief periods of 20mph winds to deal with. The two courses were each approximately T35 before factoring in difficulty from distance, wind, and position. The wind could either be a big problem or no problem at all depending on the target location and when it was shot. The East course consisted of quite a few targets with small kill zones. The East course had no far targets. The West course consisted of mostly full size 1-1/2" kill zones and even a few 2" kill zones. The West course had a lot of targets placed at far distances. The West course also had a few close targets with small kill zones.

Number of Targets

We wanted a match of at least 20 people and planned the courses to handle 60. We ended up with 44 shooters. The availability of the shower at the neighboring Cowboy Action range encouraged more people to camp out at the range. One thing that shooters enjoy as much as competing, and that is eating. We planned food for 50 but quickly realized that with all the campers spending the nights, that would not be enough. We adapted. Having all meals available at the course allows us to have a one stop event where no one has to drive anywhere from Friday through Sunday. That gives us maximum time to practice, compete, eat, and just shoot the bull. I planned on having the best match with just a modest entry fee in order to attract the most shooters possible. A number of the members of the SmallBore club donated their time to make sure that our needs were met. That effort, along with the generous donations by those attending allowed us make it all possible and stay well in the black. Excess contributions will be used by the club to further improve the facilities.

We are already making plans to improve things for the 2014 Western States Match. We hope to have a full house. Look for the registration to be posted on this web site in January of 2014.

Scott Hull

Western States Championships Pictures by Patrick Farina

Western States Championships Pictures by Bob Sloan

Western States Championships Pictures by Scott Hull

Western States Championships Pictures by Lara - group 00

Western States Championships Pictures by Lara - group 01

Western States Championships Pictures by Lara - group 02

Western States Championships Pictures by Lara - group 03

Western States Championships Pictures by Lara - group 04

Western States Championships Pictures by Lara - group 05

Western States Championships Pictures by Lara - group 06