• N.O.A News Director

Field Target Match August 19th 10:30am Match Start

Updated: Feb 26, 2019



The Northeast Ohio Airgunners (N.O.A.) will be holding a field target match this Sunday, August 19, 2018, at Twin Oaks Air Rifle Range in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Sight-in starts at 8:00am and match starts at 10:30am. The current weather forecast for now calls for potential afternoon thunderstorms and a high of 79F.

We will have a bathroom available at a nearby garage on the property.

Please be aware that this is private property and we are graciously being offered the use of the land by the property owner so be respectful and considerate. We will be providing various signs throughout the property as well as on Bell Street to help direct you to the range and parking areas.

Be extremely careful walking the course trail. There may still be exposed tree stumps and roots left from our initial course clearing. If you find a hazard let us know and we will mark it and clear it at our next maintenance day.

The day’s agenda will be:

1. Sight-in range opens at 8 am.

2. Registration from 8 till 9:30 am.

3. Shooters meeting at 10 am.

4. Match starts at 10:30 am.

5. N.O.A. provided lunch and awards ceremony at the conclusion of the match.

We will include our Novice and Junior classes. The idea of these classes is to provide an airgun shooting opportunity for inexperienced shooters. Some of you, probably all of you, have family members or friends that might like to join you on the course, but they are not really up to the full blown FT challenge. Well, here’s the answer, they can join you and shoot the course in the Novice or Junior class.

Junior class requires the junior shooter to take 4 shots per lane at the close target. They are scored one point for a knock down and zero points for a miss.

For standing and kneeling lanes, junior shooters may shoot the close target from their normal "freestyle" or seated position with the same aids they use on non forced position lanes. (Ex. A junior shooting from a bucket and sticks may use these on the standing and kneeling lanes as well). This is not required, so juniors looking to test their abilities may shoot the kneeling and standing lanes from the forced position if they elect to, although their final scores will not be weighted in case of a tie with another shooter.

Novice class shooters, those 18 years of age and older, will use the same rules as Junior class, those under the age of 18, although they will shoot the positional shots in either standing or kneeling position.

All shooters under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If the parent or guardian is not going to shoot the match, they still need to supervise the minor at each lane on the field target course for the entire match. One parent or legal guardian may accompany up to two minors.

Here is a link to Under Age Shooters

Come and join us, bring a friend, and please send us an email through our website or to me at the email address shown below to let us know you’re coming. You can visit our website for directions to the range and other information:

Please note that Google Maps or Siri will take you to the wrong destination if you use the actual physical address of 9911 Shadow Wood Circle, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023 for directions. Access is off of Lucky Bell Lane NOT Wake Robbin Drive. Please visit our website for written directions and look for our N.O.A. sign on Bell Street on match day.

Regards,

Jeff Paddock

ftnutter@gmail.com


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