JUNE 8, 2014 - IM/BT NEW BRUNSWICK TEAM TRIALS - SAINT ANTOINE
The New Brunswick Team trials for the Intermaritime/British Team Match were held in Saint Antoine this Sunday. Sixteen shooters from across New Brunswick attended - 8 Target Rifle and 8 FTR shooters. The day started with everyone shooting at 100m to obtain a reliable zero which would help the wind coaches adjust for wind.
We then moved to the 500m range and shot 2+10 in team shooting conditions with 3 wind coaches and scorers. Two relays of 2+10 were shot at the 600m. also under team shooting conditions. Team shooting was a new experience for many shooters and this was a good practice experience for all. Scores were based on a training target especially developed for this practice event today by Daniel Chisholm. It was designed so that shooters were selected based on their ability to place shots vertically while feedback for wind coaches was available from the horizontal spread of the shots.
The weather for this event was perfect with a high of 26C recorded in the afternoon, light winds that were predominantly down range, no clouds and . . relatively few flies and mosquitos.
The range was set up by Ron Surette and his crew. Thanks to both Ron, who was also the RSO for this event and to Michelle Cormier, who was the statistician. Thanks to everyone for helping out with range duties.
Based on the following results, the NB Team and alternates were selected.
RESULTS - TARGET RIFLE Mike Lutes - 150V22 Don Coleman - 149V23 Ron Surette - 149V20 Conrad Leroux - 148V14 Daniel Chisholm - 147V17 Michelle Cormier - 143V17 Edgar Poirier - 143V12 Nancy Poirier - 143V9
RESULTS - FTR Paul Bastarache - 150V24 Gordon Holloway - 150V20 Bert deVink - 148V19 Francis Bezeau - 148V15 Matt Wolf - 146V19 J.C. Gautreau - 145V16 Ryan Demerchant - 144V16 John Holleran - 144V13