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Great Plains Sectional 2017

Choked. Mental Game Diarrhea.
This is one of the very few times I've felt like quitting.
I zeroed a 120 point stage and the standards stage
I think I got +10'd on a stage too.
Perhaps the timer picked up me stomping on the activator at the end ?
You didn't have to shoot at the clamshell you just had to activate it so I walked
slowly over there at the end and stomped on it

So that's how I fubared the state match this year.
51% of winner in LTD. crushed overall.
At least I know what needs to be fixed.

It sucked shooting in the rain 80% of the day.
Also very glad two friends weren't hurt in an AD that happened.

GPS 2017

The day after ... The silver lining ....
I looked at the scores more in depth and if I toss the two stages I bombed ...
I would have shot 55.45 percent of my division. Not so bad

It would have been even better than that if (2)
I toss the 40 second stage where I think the RO let the timer pick up the activator stomp.
I'm pretty sure that's what happened because I felt that was one of my better stages and
Dirk's time was 35 seconds.

So if I bring my head to the game I can shoot to my ability.
Today I will reset my goals which I never did after achieving B class.
I'll write them down and say them aloud every day.

shooting in the rain

I need to ask Fred to order some of those Nook rain shields like they had at the GPS.
We are down to six working nooks. One went tits up last match

Here's a vid of the 130 point stage I zeroed for forgetting a position.
Thanks Dirk for the closeup of the targets I spaced off. lol

and more train wreck

and did I mention shooting in the rain sucks. Here I switched to to my trifocal glasses cuz it was darkish. Double Turtle mode :(

And finally here is where I eat my words about the timer catching the activator. I was just that slow.

SFPS July 09 2017 Match

What a nice change. I didn't have to hold a timer once this match.
I definately chatted too much when I should have been visualizing.
I only had one interruption to replace an overheated nook. I was on deck of course.
My goal was to visualy progam each stage three times and I failed to achieve that.
My other goal was to leave acceptable shots on each target. I did not achieve that either.
I zeroed a standards stage as did half the shooters. Lost my balance on the classifier.
Last stage of a hot ass day was a memory stage and I lost my plan and got a bit lost.
I need to practice hard entry to ports and leaning positions. Need new brake pads too.
All things considered I had a better match than the last couple and feel I am climbing out of the rut.
Score Summary Here

lost my balance on the classifier and threw a D. had to adjust position on the low port cost me a second

Where's the Zen Coffee ?

A lot has changed in the past few weeks.
A discussion about "burnout" among the shooters I practice with led to a series of changes
Pete teased me about facebook which everyone knows I despise.
He got me to thinking about it and realizing it's not my place to stand in the way of those that enjoy facebook.
So Skippy volunteered to setup and maintain a facebook page. If you do the facebook thing pay it a visit.

It was also decided to move the setup to sunday morning only and the registration deadline to 9 a.m.
I was against doing that until next year in order to give everyone fair notice but lost the vote.
I like the idea and since I won't be the one turning anyone away it's all good.

It has been a strange year that people don't practice as much anymore.
The two man requirement has really put a cramp on that. It sucks to
have to try and coordinate with others and not being able to practice alone.
You can't practice what you want, when you want for however long you want.
We didn't realize how good we had it until after that landowner stirred up the fuss about three years ago

July 23rd Match

% LTD and 58

This was an interesting match. I have a guy at work whose daughter has been shooting and she wanted him to try his hand at the game.
Cool, I've never gotten anyone from work to come out and play the game
I loaned him a PPQ setup and after he practiced with it one time he came to work bragging how he was going to beat me.
I asked him to put his money where his mouth is and we bet 20 bucks. Later in the day, I felt kinda bad and went and explained
how the odds were against him regarding major vs minor scoring and we lowered the bet to five bucks.

Match day came and although I planned to throw a few points to keep him interested it almost blew up in my face.
My goal for the match was to concentrate on the stage programming process and see my sights for every shot.
After final setup I walked the stages and had 4 of them in my head and actually visualized them.