|Well! I haven't gotten any reports
as of yet. Haven't received any photos. I did receive the scores
which are posted. "Thunder
Valley" 2007 Scores
Here is a short recap.
27 shooters showed up and shot
in the 8 categories of the main match. It was decided that we would all
be on one posse. We probably should have split in to two posses. Things
were a little slow. The fastest stage shot of the day was 48+ seconds.
The rest of us were a bit longer on the line.
Prof Fuller Bullspit, who took
on the position of Match Director, put on some very interesting stages.
He also took the position of posse leader and lead by example and kept
it moving very smoothly. Everyone took their turn working and shooting.
No one had to be asked to take any position.
The rain two days before kept
all the dust down but kept the air a bit nippy. There wind came and went.
You could shoot with out your jacket but it was nice to have it there when
you finished your turn on the firing line.
Double R Bar Regulators have
a very nice town on the Lion's Club range. Both were thanks for their generosity
for letting Brimstone Pistoleros put on "Thunder
Valley" once again at their range.
At the awards it was said that
with the entry fees and the Rowdy Yates Challenge takers, the match raised
about $800.00 for Happy Trails Children's Foundation. Then from the crowd
Hoss Hall stood up and said he'd add to the pot and make it an even $1000.00.
So a very BIG Thank You goes out to Hoss Hall. "Thank You, Bob."
Plans are in the works for next
year's "Thunder Valley".
Stage 5 was not shot this year during the match. But there were 4 shooters
who decided to take a crack at the end of the day. They said they want
to see this stage in the match next time. DONE! We have a start on the
While everyone was standing around
waiting for scores which didn't take long to get out, I heard two complaints.
1. Make two posses or more to
make the match run a little faster.
was decided during the match by Prof Bullspit and other Brimstone Pisotleros.
2. Twitchy Finger said he wanted
the rifle targets for Monty Walsh and Plainsman farther out. (These are
rifle caliber rifle classes)
you asked for it and I will tell you that you are not the only one that
would like to see targets a little farther out.
Now I would like to here from
others who were at the match. Tell me your thoughts about this match.
Stages, categories, range what ever your want to say. I'll place them here
for others to read.