WPGC finished its Summer Bullseye League with the appropriate fanfare. After 8 weeks of shooting the 1st and 2nd place standings in several categories came down to the final match.
Bullseye shooters are categorized, similar to USPSA, but just using a different system. In USPSA your average score of recent stages are compared against the current best scores and your percentage defines your shooter category. In Bullseye that “best” is a perfect 300. There are many categories, but for example, those who shoot 150 or better are “Marksmen”, those who repeatedly shoot 250 or better are “Experts.” Just like at the larger USPSA matches, in Bullseye people shoot against others in their same category. So the Sharpshooters compete against the Sharpshooters and the Distinguished Experts and against other D.E.’s. The WPGC Bullseye match held to this tradition.
After 8 weeks of shooting several people rose to the top. The youngest shooter, Dakota Bowden, over doubled his accuracy rating in just 2 months. Matt Reed, who began the competition as a Sharpshooter, skipped over Expert and finished the league earning the NRA’s highest marksmanship qualification rating of Distinguished Expert.
The winners of the WPGC Summer Bullseye League are:
Bill Ditt – 1st Place Rimfire Distinguished Expert, 1st Place Centerfire Expert & 1st Place Combined
Chuck Chambers – 2nd Place Rimfire Distinguished Expert
Mike Remington – 1st Place Rimfire Expert
Gary Thompson – 2nd Place Rimfire Expert
Matt Reed – 1st Place Rimfire Sharpshooter, 1st Place Centerfire Marksman & 3rd Place Combined
Mike Grandstaff – 2nd Place Rimfire Sharpshooter
Dakota Bowden – 1st Place Rimfire Marksman 1st Class
Alan Bowden – 2nd Place Rimfire Marksman 1st Class
Phil Donner – 1st Place Rimfire Marksman
Jim Lathrop – 2nd Place Rimfire Marksman
Dominic Foti – 2nd Place Centerfire Expert & 2nd Place Combined
Randy Parks – 2nd Place Centerfire Marksman
At the last event shooters participated in a handicapped event where they shot against their own best scores using the official Bullseye handicap scoring tables. There are no distinctions between rimfire or centerfire since it is the shooters versus themselves. The handicapped scores are adjusted to the “normal” for Distinguished Experts. In this shoot off Chuck Chambers took 3rd place, Alan Bowden took 2nd, and his son Dakota took 1st place by 5/1000 of a point!
Everyone who shot earned an NRA Marksmanship Qualification. The certificates for those who could not attend the end of league shoot off were left at the WPGC desk. Please remember to pick up your certificate.
The WPGC Bullseye Leagues are entirely run by members. Thank you to all the competitors who helped score and record the matches. Special thanks go out to Dan Tippie, Ed Pompea and Mike Remington who helped officiate at the matches, sometimes twice a week. Without their efforts the league would not have happened. And above all thank you to the owners and managers of WPGC for allowing us to regularly use the range to improve our marksmanship skills.
Bullseye League Director
We would like to Thank Chuck Chambers for all his hard work and Dedication!!!!!