December’s monthly match will be to benefit Fisher House Foundation. December will be a charity match, please help support by donating. There will be a range cleanup day sometime in January or February, to get rid of some old props and prep new/fixed props for the 2016 season.
NOTE START TIME CHANGES FOR SETUP AND MATCH
As for club news, Lee Wills will be coming on to help as a Match Director for Fredericksburg Practical Shooters for the 2016 season, along with Alan. Clay will still be helping with the transition, which should be complete by the end of 2015. We are shifting all club scoring and registration activities over to Practiscore.com, final scores will still be posted to USPSA. On Practiscore’s website, you will be able to find past match results and upcoming matches. Registration for setup and the regular match registration will also be on Practiscore.com. Online squadding will still be available through Practiscore and match management should be a bit easier. This will be the first month going to this new system, so it may require some tweaking.
If you know any new shooters to the sport, or to firearms in general, we suggest an orientation course to get them started safely. Our setup crew on Saturday can get the orientation course, shoot for free, and help setup the match. On Sunday, we will run a quick orientation for newer shooters, so get there early to cover some basic safety guidelines and an introduction to action shooting.
Check-in for the match will open at 8am. The match will start at 9am, December 6th at Fredericksburg Rod and Gun Club, match fee is $30.
The course of fire will include 5 field courses and 2 classifiers, with a total round count of approximately 131 rounds.
ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT 8:00PM TUESDAY, December 1st. The ONLY way to register for the match is online. WALK ONS ARE NOT PERMITTED. Registration has moved to Practiscore.com, you can find our matches by clicking the link.
Registration will open when there are at least 8 volunteers, more volunteers make the setup faster and easier. This season we are trying something new. Setup volunteers will have the chance to shoot on Saturday (after setup), provided there are enough in the setup crew to put the stages on the ground in a timely manner and shoot the match.
You will receive a confirmation email after you have completed your registration. Once the match fills up, the confirmation email will state that you have been placed on the waitlist. Those on the waitlist will be notified if a spot opens up in the order the registrations were received. IF you register, and are NOT able to make it – please let us know as soon as possible, to allow for those on the waitlist to get into the match. Habitual “no shows” will be placed on a list that will not get slots in future matches at Fredericksburg.
Guaranteed slots in the match are available for 10 volunteers that are willing to come out and help with set-up SATURDAY MORNING (December 5th, 8am). To ensure that setup crew can shoot the match, arriving ready to go at 8am is key. To sign-up, visit Practiscore.com, select the SETUP match. Registration for volunteers is open and will remain open until all slots have been filled. Regular registration won’t open until there are at least 8 volunteers.
Fredericksburg Practical Shooters 2015 schedule has been posted, check it out and start making plans.
Don’t forget Fredericksburg is a COLD range, handling of firearms can only be done in designated Safe Area’s. Eye protection must be worn at all times.
See you on the range!
Calendar for the 2015 season has been updated, but it’s subject to match type changes. Dates should remain the same. I hope everyone had a great break and some restful holidays. With the weather warming up, get your shooting gear ready to come out and have a good time with us on the range.
General Notes for the 2015 Season:
If you sign up for setup, you not only shoot the match for free but you are also guaranteed a slot in the match. No need to try and get into open registration. I consolidate the setup list and the open registration into one match day list. Help setup, shoot for free and don’t have to fight for a Sunday slot.
And finally, we are on a new mailing list system, so please make sure you add this email address (email@example.com) to your “Approved” or “Safe” list. I’ll make an additional announcement in the Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/128960227121995/). If you aren’t in the Facebook Group, ask to join and I’ll approve it. A lot of information is passed or asked in there. This new mailing list system will also allow match staff to communicate more effectively with you all. If you want to unsubscribe from this list, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Likewise, if you want to subscribe to the list, email@example.com, or the link in the news block on the right hand side of every page on this site.