Thank you Pyramyd Air!!!September 1 2017 at 10:55 AM
|JimC (Login 22Jim)|
Response to 2017 PA Cup Match Report and full results
First let me thank Tyler, Kristen, all the PA staff (that did the dirty work), the wonderful Tusco staff who fed us and kept us safe and all the participants who presence made this a memorable match, oh yes, and mother nature who provided 2 beautiful days of weather.
This is the premier FT match in the country, all you have to do is go once and you will come back. One of the most striking differences is the vendor participation. The prize table donated by vendors and manufacturers was WELL in excess of $10,000. The prizes went to the top shooters with every division having an equal chance to win a top prize. Contrast this to matches where the donated prizes are raffled or auctioned off to the participants. The side matches Pay Day and Gunslynger, are fun and exciting to watch with great prizes. The Gunslynger matches are the most exciting air rifle competitions you can see and participate in.
Over 100 shooters competed in the FT match, with some of the best FT shooters in the country participating. I was blown away by some of the scores that were shot. This match was a great example of how fickle the Troyer rating can be. A little bit of wind and lots of long shots makes a challenging course. If you want to reach the top of your division you better learn to hit 45+ yard shots like they are 25 yd shots, hit 80+% of your forced position shots and never fear the wind.
Thank you Pyramyd Air for supporting airgun competitions and creating a world class event. Someday perhaps all major FT matches will follow your model.
Jim in Sacramento