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Season ends for Bull River Shooters

Club President Bill Johnson and Anne Pique with the Bull River Shooter’s Association memorial plaque. - Photo submitted
Club President Bill Johnson and Anne Pique with the Bull River Shooter’s Association memorial plaque.
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The Bull River Shooter’s Association has enjoyed a great season of competition and club activities, with some of the members realizing great personal accomplishments.  We have seen growth in the club and with that, improvements to our range.

September 29 was the first annual memorial shoot.  This match allowed the association to honour two members who passed away this year: Joe Pique and Joe Eaton.  The association also remembered a number of members who helped start the club and have since passed on:  Farley Smith, Ted Bellamey, Bucky Buckman, Jim Buck and Margaret Graf.  Club president Bill Johnson made a beautiful plaque, with the engraved names of deceased members affixed.  The plaque was presented in honor to Anne Pique, wife of Joe.  Anne was the impetus behind the memorial service, which will now be an annual shoot for our club.  The plaque will reside in the clubhouse for all to see.  The service included kind words of memory and was followed by a potluck social.

Shooting results for the day are:

B class – Mike Keeling 1st

A class    – Trudy Phillips 1st; Brad Schill 2nd

AA class – Kaitlynn Johnson 1st; Brad Woods 2nd

AAA class – Jeramey Marsh 1st; Ralph Oler 2nd

Match Champion – Jim Zimmerman

October 20 saw a cold and rainy day with a few brave souls venturing out for a club match.  The highlight of the day was 18-year-old Kaitlynn Johnson shooting an amazing 36/40 in one round, which is a Master class score and resulted in her automatically being moved to AAA class.  Kaitlynn finished the day just 1 point shy of tying perennial club champion Jim Zimmerman.  Congratulations Kaitlynn!  Results for the day are:

A class    – Trudy Phillips 1st

AAA class – Kaitlynn Johnson 1st

Master    – Rocky Marsh 1st

Match Champion – Jim Zimmerman

This summer saw a few members travelling afar to compete in provincial and national competitions.  The association is very proud of all its members’ efforts and a few results are notable:

BC Provincials:

Jeramey Marsh – 3rd overall Smallbore AAA class standard rifle; 2nd  overall High Power A class Standard rifle

Rob Mckeeman – 1st overall Smallbore AA class standard rifle; 2nd overall smallbore AAA class hunter rifle; 1st overall High Power A class Hunter rifle

Alberta Provincials:

Bill Johnson – 1st overall Smallbore  AA class Silhouette rifle

Canadian Nationals:

Rob McKeeman – 3rd overall Smallbore AAA class Hunter rifle; 1st overall High Power A class Standard rifle

The next match is Saturday Nov 17.  This is the association’s Year End Match, which starts at noon.  There will only be one match each of Standard Rifle and Hunter Rifle, followed by this season’s awards.  Members will then gather for an evening social and dinner.  Please contact Rob McKeeman if you plan to attend or for more info.  A wealth of information about Metallic Silhouette shooting can be found on the Internet.  For information about the BRSA please contact Rob as noted above.    New members are always welcome!  We look forward to seeing you at the range.

Memberships can be purchased from Rob McKeeman at 250-426-2794 or 250-917-2785.   Memberships can also be purchased at any club match.  Spectators are always welcome!

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