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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by DannyR, Aug 27, 2011.
I expect some interesting stories here.
I thought they pulled the plug on this?
I hope every one is safe and having fun
No, it's supposed to be a cool, sunny 90 degree day in Columbia.
Just got a text from a shooting buddy that is there. He says there are about 50 other shooters there, and it is just after 10am.
Just got back from Columbia. In the past, Bob and I said we didn't think we were going to shoot this Columbia match, but some 'new to GSSF' friends from down here wanted to shoot, so we escorted them. Bob shot the match, I was to be an observer.
We arrived before 9 and went to registration. Chris was ready to tear his hair out, since the computer and printer were giving him fits and he was trying to run the show alone. I volunteered to help with the preregistered folks, and the line slowly started to move. The printer issues were finally resolved and things started to move much better.
Once everyone got signed in and registered I understand the match went fairly smooth, from the reports we were getting. Irene was not an issue, in fact there was actually a breeze now and then to help those shooting.
Our friends shot fairly well, and of course both of them are now 'hooked' on GSSF matches. Yes, two more happy campers. I like that.
I also want to thank Lisa Marie for keeping things straight and moving, along with the guys that helped Chris get the computer and printer problem fixed.
Had a great time.
Absolutly beautiful in Columbia today and tomorrow should be a repeat. It was sunny and hot, but there was a steady breeze. Other than the brief computer issue this am, everyone reported the shoot was running smooth.
Great seeing everyone today and looking forward to to tomorrow.
I spoke with Lisa Marie about an hour ago and she said she saw an entry # of 395 so I supose entries were over 400 - but I imagine there may be several no-shows from those coastal dwellers up north who chose to stay at home.
She seemed very happy with how things went at the venue today. Said they could have used more ROs, however.
EDIT: Lisa Marie and her husband own the Reevesville, SC club where the ladies' GSSF match was held in May.
Good to hear it's going well. I'll be heading down tomorrow and have a few questions. How many set ups for each stage and do they have a practice plate rack.
Didn't have one setup the last two years, so don't get your hopes up....
We're going down tomorrow as well.
Otw to up. Gonna post back after I have my first shoot I imagine ill be adicted after this
The first stage I shot Sat. morning was a problem but we got that issue fixed. I didn’t get started as early as I thought I would because of the computer glitch. Hung around the registration shed helping to get as many pre-registered shooters out the door I could (yes I was but I was somehow registered for a match in Calif.)
After signing in at the stages we wanted to shoot, we made our way to shoot the Glock M.
Met some great guys running the stages there and had a short time to wait get on deck. My buddy shot two strings before I got ready and just as I was finishing my first string I hear the timer beep again. “NO,” I thought, “the RO accidently hit the timer before I finished!” Then the RO turns to the recorder and gives my time as, 6.01 seconds. What? Very confusing to have the timer beep just as you're finishing.
Long story short.
Both timers we found out were set on PAR Time. We both got re-shoots after getting the timers fixed but, how many other shooters ran through that stage BEFORE us?
Stopped at Eds. It was good to see them there! As the only vendor, I hope their efforts were rewarded handsomely!
On to the Five to Glock where the sign in RO had requested our labels even after being told we were not going to be hanging around to shoot first thing. “Well, give them to me anyway and I’ll put you in the stack.” What? I fended it off with a remark of possibly moving to another stage…. Anyway, there were more problems this year getting on the tree after getting score sheets together. Somehow the three of us all checked in at the exact same time and was separated by four other entries. I tried to bring this to the sign-in RO’s attention who, for some reason just couldn’t fathom my problem. It was determined that I was just trying to confuse him. I did finally get this straighten out but I don’t think he ever got the whole, “This is the way Glock runs the board program.” If I had dug deeper, I’d bet that stack (which I never saw again) might have had some influence on this. And then he had placed my two entries along with two other peoples’ entries under mine on the same clip. More confusion when folks that signed in can’t see their score sheets on the board.
The plate rack RO had his own problems in being a newbie and trying to whole down the fort. The RO simply didn’t know the rules for (GSSF) reshoots (was going to give a reshoot to a guy that actually needed a penalty). The shooter had fired too many rounds and wanted a reshoot of his last string on the plates. Again, I wasn’t the favorite person in the crowd…
Once again, the whole problem with the sign stuff and placing all of us on one clip occurred. But there I understood we were being placed as a squad for the single plate rack. This really created problems for the recording RO as to who I was, and what my intentions at the stage were.
Nice weather and a good breeze. Great to gather with good friends from days past and meet new ones too. Never did see Greg though. Hope he had a good shoot too.
Sounds like a replay of the previous 2 years that I went to this match. That is exactly why I did not attend this year and won't. Running it right is not a mind boggleing tast and does not take a Doctorial Degree to understand. I help work several matches every year and it's not hard even for a volunteer, but you have to want to be there and do it right.
Thanks for that detailed report, Bob. The new shooters may think that the way this seems to be run is the norm or be otherwise too occupied to worry about it. The problem is that the veterans of GSSF matches will slowly drop from the ranks of those attending. This also means that the more experienced ROs (like you and Pat) won't soon attend at all. Good matches beget good shooters and ROs.
Greg said he had to attend on Sunday. I'll be looking for his report.
I shot like crap!!!
On my way home..I will post my scores when I get home
I think I missed every plate except six in every divison.
Hopefully I didnt finish last in all three divisions that I shot in.
Your right you can't miss fast enough and I did.
Would've loved to be there to see our friends but...!
I had a GREAT time there i got to see glocks on top of glocks of every shape form and fashion was like a kid in a candy store ! I did look for the GSSF table so I could join but did not find it so in the mail i will go
Sorry Greg - but your lead line says it all I guess. Just struck me as phunny. Anyway, you got that out of your way. Next time...
What GSSF table? I think GSSF is generally only represented in the registration area - though I haven't been to a biggy like Conyers.
So... you drove to the match and didn't join and shoot?
i had fun n so did my two children n wife even though they just warched.
now I have a benchmark to improve on at conyers.