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Long Rifles of the San Joaquin – Dec. 12, 2020

Dear Long Rifles,

We had 8 shooters today in cool wet conditions with some wind for our bowling match.  We had 8 lanes set up thanks to Jerry and Rudy, so each shooter had a lane.  The results are set forth below, with the number of shoots in parentheses, up to a maximum of 6, following the YTD score:

Shooter                                                Rifle                       Pistol                     Total                      YTD

Christie Abbott                                   158                          20                         178                        896-1  (6)

Tony Abbott                                        142                          40                         182                     1185-9  (6)

Bob Barker                                           DNS                                                                                    214-1  (2)

Mark Barley                                         152                         30                          182                     1176-6  (6)

Aubrey Campbell                                DNS                                                                                          76 (1)

George Chesnut                                  114                         20                          134                           825  (6)

Rudy Dezzani                                        DNS                                                                                      597  (6)

Doug Echelberger                                148                           0                          148                          676  (5)

Jake Henderson                                   DNS                                                                                       463  (6)

Larry Iwatate                                       Score not reported

Fred Jones                                            DNS                                                                                        548  (3)

Arnold Jorge                                        DNS                                                                                    851-2   (5)

Joe Kroeze                                           140                           40                         180                     1049-6  (6)

Brian Medler                                       DNS                                                                                          76  (1)

Terra Romero                                      DNS                                                                                    779-3  (6)

Jerry Smith                                          140                         40                            180                    1084-1  (6)

Kenny Wright                                      DNS                                                                                        179  (2)

The final 2020 scores  for the top 5 are as follows (highest six scores counted):

Tony Abbott       1185-9

Mark Barley        1176-6

Jerry Smith        1084-1

Joe Kroeze          1049-4

Christie Abbott   896-1

Each shooter with six shoots touched off 240 shots with the rifle and 60 shots with the pistol this year.  Mark grazed, but did not knock down, one of the bowling pins today worth 10 points, which would have put him in first place by a single point.  That is how close this was.  Of course, there were any number of shots throughout the year which could have been difference makers.   Thanks to everyone who helped us persevere through 2020 despite the Covid restrictions.   We hope to go forward with the Freezearse in January, and that will be on the agenda for the board meeting this Tuesday.  I will keep everyone informed.

Rudy confirms we will have a black powder cartridge match this Monday, December 14, starting at 8:00 a.m., for those interested.

If I do not see you Monday, best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Tony Abbott

Long Rifles of the San Joaquin – Nov 14, 2020

Dear Long Rifles,

We had 12 shooters starting the match yesterday in cool overcast conditions with some wind.  Thanks to Rudy for his creative targets.   Jerry Smith won the match with a 219.  The results are set forth below, with the number of shoots in parentheses, up to a maximum of 6, following the YTD score:

Shooter                                                Rifle                       Pistol                     Total                      YTD

Christie Abbott                                   110                          29                         139                        841-1  (6)

Tony Abbott                                        172-1                      33                          205-1                 1178-10 (6)

Bob Barker                                           DNS                                                                                    214-1  (2)

Mark Barley                                         155                         43                          198-3                  1158-6  (6)

Aubrey Campbell                                DNS                                                                                          76 (1)

George Chesnut                                  133                         38                          171                           812  (6)

Rudy Dezzani                                        37                            0                            37                           597  (6)

Doug Echelberger                               153                           0                            153                         528  (4)

Jake Henderson                                    72                           0                                                            463  (6)

Larry Iwatate                                       DNS

Fred Jones                                            157                          0                           157                         548  (3)

Arnold Jorge                                        152-2                       42                          194-2                  851-2   (5)

Joe Kroeze                                           124                           27                         151                     1027-6  (6)

Brian Medler                                       DNS                                                                                          76  (1)

Terra Romero                                     116                          30                            146                     779-3  (6)

Jerry Smith                                          183-1                      36                            219-1                1065-1  (6)

Kenny Wright                                      DNS                                                                                        179  (2)

After 11 months, the top 5 are as follows (highest six scores counted):

Tony Abbott       1178-10

Mark Barley        1158-6

Jerry Smith         1065-1

Joe Kroeze          1027-6

Arnold Jorge       851-2 (5 shoots)

As you can see, Jerry Smith moved past Joe Kroeze into third place on the strength of an outstanding shoot combined with a low throw-out score.  Our last monthly shoot for 2020 is set for December 12.  In past years we have done team bowling with muzzleloaders, but we will have to inventory the pins to be sure we have at least 6 sets which will stand up.  If anyone has alternative suggestions, let me know.   In the past, December has also been the month for our potluck dinner, but we will have to take a wait and see on this due to the Covid drama.

Tony Abbott

Cancellation of Installation Dinner, Jan 2021

Hello MSI Members,

The following email was sent out thursday afternoon regarding the Installation Dinner that was originally scheduled for this saturday, the 16th:

With the newly re-issued stay at home order from the governor, our installation dinner has been cancelled.  If and when things improve on the Covide-19  front we can re-schedule.

For now the dinner is cancelled.

Thanks, Len

Long Rifles of the San Joaquin, Sept 12, 2020

Dear Long Rifles,

Nine shooters participated in our September shoot today in mild temperatures and no wind.  Mark Barley ran away with the match, scoring a 223-3, the highest posted by any shooter this year.  The results are set forth below, with the number of shoots in parentheses, up to a maximum of 6, following the YTD score:

Shooter Rifle Pistol Total YTD
Christie Abbott DNS 805-4 (6)
Tony Abbott 160-4 29 189-4 1145-9 (6)
Bob Barker DNS 214-1 (2)
Mark Barley 181-3 42 223-3 1118-5 (6)
Aubrey Campbell DNS 76 (1)
George Chesnut 111 22 133 757 (6)
Rudy Dezzani 102 6 108 548 (6)
Doug Echelberger 158 0 158 296 (2)
Jake Henderson 41 32 73 312 (4)
Larry Iwatate Score Not Reported
Fred Jones DNS 391 (2)
Arnold Jorge DNS 506 (3)
Joe Kroeze 137-1 29 166-1 1000-6 (6)
Brian Medler DNS 76 (1)
Terra Romero DNS 696-2 (6)
Jerry Smith 143 40 183 975-3 (6)
Kenny Wright DNS 81 (1)

After three quarters, the top 5 are as follows (highest six scores counted):

Tony Abbott       1145-9
Mark Barley        1118-5
Joe Kroeze          1000-6
Jerry Smith          975-3
Christie Abbott   805-4

The race for first tightened considerably this month, as did the contest for third.  It is all still in play.  Our next club shoot will be October 10.

Tony Abbott

LRSJ October 10 Shoot Results

Dear Long Rifles,

We had 13 shooters starting the match today in mild conditions, the best turnout of 2020.  Mark Barley won the match with a 164.  The results are set forth below, with the number of shoots in parentheses, up to a maximum of 6, following the YTD score:

Shooter Rifle Pistol Total YTD
Christie Abbott 85 44 129 824-3 (6)
Tony Abbott 121-1 40 161-9 1145-9 (6)
Bob Barker DNS 214-1 (2)
Mark Barley 127-1 37 164-1 1123-3 (6)
Aubrey Campbell DNS 76 (1)
George Chesnut 4 (did not finish) 0 4 757 (6)
Rudy Dezzani 84 0 84 597 (6)
Doug Echelberger 79 0 79 379 (3)
Jake Henderson 69 10 79 391 (5)
Larry Iwatate Score Not Reported
Fred Jones DNS 391 (2)
Arnold Jorge 121 30 151 657 (4)
Joe Kroeze 115-2 43 158-2 1027-6 (5)
Brian Medler DNS 76 (1)
Terra Romero 95-1 27 122-1 740-3 (6)
Jerry Smith 92 45 137 983 (6)
Kenny Wright 98 0 98 179 (2)

After 10 months, the top 5 are as follows (highest six scores counted):

Tony Abbott       1145-9
Mark Barley        1123-3
Joe Kroeze          1027-6
Jerry Smith          983
Christie Abbott   824-3

Our next monthly shoot is set for November 14.  That is the same weekend as the Yolla Bolly Rendezvous in Red Bluff, which as of today is still scheduled.   Christie and I plan to go to the Rondy unless, of course, it is canceled as all the others have been.  If I am not present, we will need someone to supervise the match.  Any volunteers?

Tony Abbott

Long Rifles of the San Joaquin, August 2020

Dear Long Rifles,

Eleven shooters participated in our August shoot today in warm conditions.  The results, converted to our 250 point scale, are set forth below, with the number of shoots in parentheses, up to a maximum of 6, following the YTD score:

Shooter                                                Rifle                       Pistol                     Total                      YTD

Christie Abbott                                   115                           50                         165                       805-4  (6)

Tony Abbott                                        170                           50                         220                     1121-5  (6)

Bob Barker                                           DNS                                                                                    214-1  (2)

Mark Barley                                         180                          20                         200                      1057-2  (6)

Aubrey Campbell                                DNS                                                                                          76 (1)

George Chesnut                                  95                            30                         125                           729  (6)

Rudy Dezzani                                       75                              0                           75                           474  (6)

Doug Echelberger                               DNS                                                                                       138  (1)

Jake Henderson                                  85                              0                           85                            239  (3)

Larry Iwatate                                       Score not reported

Fred Jones                                            170                             30                         200                        391  (2)

Arnold Jorge                                        DNS                                                                                       506   (3)

Joe Kroeze                                            110                             0                         110                       963-6  (6)

Brian Medler                                       DNS                                                                                         76  (1)

Terra Romero                                     120                           10                          130                      696-2  (6)

Jerry Smith                                          170                           0                            170                       903-3  (6)

Kenny Wright                                     DNS                                                                                            81  (1)

Two thirds the way through the year, the top 5 are as follows (highest six scores counted):

Tony Abbott        1121-5
Mark Barley        1057-2
Joe Kroeze           963-6
Jerry Smith          903-3
Christie Abbott   805-4

Our next club shoot will be September 12.

Tony Abbott

Long Rifles of the San Joaquin, July 2020

Dear Long Rifles,

Ten shooters participated in our July shoot in warm conditions.   Joe Kroeze won the match with a 177.  The results, with the number of shoots in parentheses, up to a maximum of 6, following the YTD score:

Shooter                                                Rifle                       Pistol                     Total                      YTD

Christie Abbott                                   91                           41                          132                         732-4  (6)

Tony Abbott                                        133                         39                         172                        1064-6 (6)

Bob Barker                                           DNS                                                                                    214-1  (2)

Mark Barley                                         125                         38                         163                       1016-3 (6)

Aubrey Campbell                                DNS                                                                                           76 (1)

George Chesnut                                  93                            23                         116                         572-1(6)

Rudy Dezzani                                       35                              0                            35                          399  (5)

Doug Echelberger                               DNS                                                                                       138  (1)

Jake Henderson                                  30                              0                             30                          154  (2)

Larry Iwatate                                       Score not reported

Fred Jones                                            DNS                                                                                        191  (1)

Arnold Jorge                                        120                             32                           152                       506 (3)

Joe Kroeze                                            149                           28                            177                     963-4(6)

Brian Medler                                       DNS                                                                                          76  (1)

Terra Romero                                      93-1                           23                           116-1                  621-2(6)

Jerry Smith                                          118                            43                            161                      826-4(6)

Kenny Wright                                     DNS                                                                                            81  (1)

We have yet to make a decision on the Durham Ferry Rendezvous, but this will be done shortly.  If the rondy is canceled, our next muzzleloader shoot will be August 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.  Do not forget our black powder cartridge match on July 13, at 8:00 a.m. on the rifle range.  Rudy advises there will be 15 shots.

Tony Abbott

Long Rifles of the San Joaquin, June 13, 2020

Dear Long Rifles,

Ten shooters participated in our June shoot in windy but otherwise pleasant conditions.   Thanks to Joe and the Tuesday work crew for our new target bases, which allowed the line to spread out with good social distancing.  The results, with the number of shoots in parentheses following the YTD score:

Shooter                                                Rifle                       Pistol                     Total                      YTD

Christie Abbott                                   57                           35                          92                         688-4  (6)

Tony Abbott                                        133-1                      42                         175-1                   1046-7  (6)

Bob Barker                                           DNS                                                                                    214-1  (2)

Mark Barley                                         122-2                       37                         159-2                    971-3  (6)

Aubrey Campbell                                DNS                                                                                           76 (1)

George Chesnut                                  94                               41                          135                     572-1(5)

Rudy Dezzani                                       34                              0                            34                          364  (4)

Doug Echelberger                               DNS                                                                                       138  (1)

Jake Henderson                                  30                              0                             30                          154  (2)

Larry Iwatate                                       Score not reported                                                            496-1(4)

Fred Jones                                            DNS                                                                                        191  (1)

Arnold Jorge                                         DNS                                                                                       354  (2)

Joe Kroeze                                            92-1                         37                            129-1                   760-4(5)

Brian Medler                                       DNS                                                                                          76  (1)

Terra Romero                                      30                             25                               55                     505-1(5)

Jerry Smith                                          118                            43                            161                      737-4(6)

Kenny Wright                                     DNS                                                                                            81 (1)

Our next muzzleloader shoot will be July 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.  Do not forget our black powder cartridge match on June 15, at 8:00 a.m. on the rifle range.  Rudy advises there will be 20 shots.

Tony Abbott

Long Rifles of the San Joaquin, May 2020

Dear Long Rifles,

Seven shooters participated in our May modified postal match.  We welcomed back Aubrey Campbell after an absence.  The results, with the number of shoots in parentheses following the YTD score:

Shooter                                                Rifle                       Pistol                     Total                      YTD

Christie Abbott                                   90                           33                          123                         596-4  (5)

Tony Abbott                                        153-3                     31-1                       184-4                     871-6  (5)

Bob Barker                                           DNS                                                                                      214-1(2)

Mark Barley                                         114                         4                             118                        812-1 (5)

Aubrey Campbell                                  73                               3                                 76                      76 (1)

George Chesnut                                  DNS                                                                                      437-1(4)

Rudy Dezzani                                       DNS                                                                                      330  (3)

Doug Echelberger                               DNS                                                                                       138  (1)

Jake Henderson                                   DNS                                                                                       124  (1)

Larry Iwatate                                       DNS                                                                                       496-1(3)

Fred Jones                                            DNS                                                                                        191  (1)

Arnold Jorge                                         DNS                                                                                        354 (2)

Joe Kroeze                                            140-2                      26                            166-2                   631-3(4)

Brian Medler                                       DNS                                                                                           76 (1)

Terra Romero                                      72                            6                                78                       450-1(4)

Jerry Smith                                          107-1                       22-2                          129-3                  576-4(5)

Kenny Wright                                     DNS                                                                                             81 (1)

I intend to obtain clearance to hold our regular match on Saturday, June 13, at 9:00 a.m.  I will send another e-mail within a week or so to confirm or to set up another postal match.

Tony Abbott

Long Rifles of the San Joaquin, 03/4/2020

Dear Long Rifles,

We had a good turnout of 11 shooters today in windy conditions.  Thanks to Rudy and his helpers for setting up and putting away our silhouettes  As announced, the Board has agreed to purchase awards so all will participate in the aggregate this year.  The results, with the number of shoots in parentheses following the YTD score:

Shooter                                                Rifle                       Pistol                     Total                      YTD

Christie Abbott                                   132-1                     21                           153-1                    363-3  (3)

Tony Abbott                                        184                        21                            205                       533-1  (3)

Bob Barker                                           DNS                                                                                    214-1  (2)

Mark Barley                                         177                        21                           198                        532-1  (3)

George Chesnut                                  137                         0                             137                        353  (3)

Rudy Dezzani                                       140                         0                             140                        261  (2)

Doug Echelberger                               DNS                                                                                       138  (1)

Jake Henderson                                     124                           0                                124                   124  (1)

Larry Iwatate                                       153                         32                            185                       496-1 (3)

Fred Jones                                            DNS                                                                                       191  (1)

Arnold Jorge                                        173                         44                            217                        354   (2)

Joe Kroeze                                           144                         39                            183                      465-1 (3)

Brian Medler                                       DNS                                                                                          76  (1)

Terra Romero                                     118                         19                             137                         244  (2)

Jerry Smith                                          167                          0                              167                         354  (3)

Kenny Wright                                     DNS                                                                                            81  (1)

Our next club shoot is on April 11 at 9:00 a.m.  Don’t forget our black powder cartridge match this Monday, March 16, at 8:00 a.m., weather permitting.

Tony Abbott