Who’s interested in an outdoor two-day airgun Bench Rest & Field Target competition near Rochester NY
? Get email updates here! http://bit.ly/airguncomp
We’ve already secured a fantastic venue right off the NY State Thruway. This competition will be hosted on the grounds of Pinnacle Athletic Campus which is located in Victor NY
. This location is within walking distance to great hotels and restaurants and is a very short drive from the EastView Mall.
(For anyone who isn’t familiar with this part of the state, it’s not far from the Finger Lakes region with its wineries, fantastic views, sunsets and of course the lakes themselves. It’s truly a great place for a family trip!)
OK, back to the event… This Bench Rest competition & Field Target competition will be appropriate for all types and levels of shooters
. The Bench Rest distances will range from 25 yards through 100 yards so even if you’ve never shot outside of your backyard – much less in a competition – COME, try your hand at it, and have FUN! Here are the event details as we have them now:
- The dates are Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25.
- The Location is Pinnacle Athletic Complex 748 Phillips Rd. Victor, NY 14564. Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/it5dA752qM52
- There will be a “Welcome Shooters” dinner on Friday, June 23 at 6:30 for those able to get there early (cost of dinner is not included in registration).
- Event registration will be $100 for the two-day competition.
- Discounts at local hotels will be available for out-of-town participants (we’ll have more details on this soon)
- The Field Target competition currently is being planned as a “fun shoot” but will follow standard AAFTA rules.
- Stay tuned for more specifics on the Competitor Classes that will be part of the event. They are being worked on as this is being posted.
- ANY caliber will be allowed in the 75 and 100 yard distance competition.
- At 25 and 50 yards .177, .20, .22 and .25 calibers will be permitted.
- All distances are restricted to shooting pellets only (no slugs).
- There is no FPE limit for the 75 and 100 yard outdoor competition.
- No tethering to a tank in any class. Fill as many times as needed.
- Benches and targets will be provided.
Here’s the “chicken and egg” part. We have some MAJOR airgun sponsors lined up
, BUT we need to get an estimate of how many people would COMMIT to participating in this event before these sponsors sign on the dotted line! So if we get enough folks to commit to attending we’ll get the sponsors and there will be some awesome prizes! But wait! There’s more!
Really, here’s the best part… If we can make this work, this June event will be just the beginning of what we expect will be a great long-term relationship with Pinnacle Athletic Campus. Consider the prospect of having INDOOR and OUTDOOR Bench Rest and Field Target shooting! This means there WILL be both Bench Rest and competitions like this EVEN IN THE WINTER in a well-lighted and heated facility! That kind of takes the winter-blues away doesn’t it!
How cool would it be having a premiere Indoor sporting facility host and support air gunning all year long? But we have to keep focused on making the first event a success. So what’s next? We would like to use this poll to gauge initial interest in this event. Please vote YES ONLY if you truly feel you can make it to the event.
Questions, comments, suggestions? Please post them below. We would like to hear from you. (Even if you do not plan on coming, please tell us what doesn’t work for you.) This is all valuable information for us.
Oh, if you’re close enough to want to help out in the event PM me! Many hands make light work.
- MattRelevant links:
Pinnacle Athletic Campus -http://www.pinnacleathleticcampus.com/
Map to Pinnacle Campus -https://goo.gl/maps/it5dA752qM52
EastView Mall -http://www.eastviewmall.com/
Finger Lakes Tourism -http://www.visitfingerlakes.com/