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The 2015 Magnolia Open
Whitetail Ridge Outdoors
Blue Springs, MS
May 22-24, 2015
PDF program available here.
ONLINE REGISTRATION Available here.

Please plan to attend the upcoming Mississippi Shoots:

THE JUNE BUG OPEN Sun, Jun 07, 2015 - Sun, Jun 07, 2015 - An iMS200 shot at: Capitol, Gulf Coast Rifle and Pistol, Starkville, and Whitetail Ridge
THE 61ST REBEL OPEN Fri, Jun 26, 2015 - Sun, Jun 28, 2015, CAPITOL GUN CLUB, JACKSON, MS

Check back for more information on these and other upcoming Mississippi and Zone VI Shoots!



2015 DU/KOLAR ROCK

Doubles, 12, and 20 Gauge Results are available under shoot results link.

2015 DU/KOLAR ROCK
Total Shooters: 101

Event: 1 Gauge or Bore: 12 97 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
JAY DEAN GILBERTSONMCALESTER, OK100X100CH
JAKE RATCLIFFEARDMORE, OK100X100RU
MICHAEL BOYDCLINTON, MS100X1003RD

Event: 2 Gauge or Bore: 20 97 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
BRAD GOODARTCOLLINSVILLE, OK100X100CH
JEFF SULLIVANRIDGELAND, MS100X100RU
DENNIS BURNSFANCY FARM, KY100X1003RD

Event: 3 Gauge or Bore: 28 91 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
JAKE RATCLIFFEARDMORE, OK100X100CH
ARMOUR STRUNKSAN ANTONIO, TX100X100RU
DENNIS BURNSFANCY FARM, KY100X1003RD

Event: 4 Gauge or Bore: 410 90 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
PAUL GIAMBRONELAFAYETTE, LA100X100CH
JONATHAN HOPPERFAYETTEVILLE, AR100X100RU
BO ECHOLSROGERS, AR100X1003RD

Event: 5 Gauge or Bore: 63 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
BRAD GOODARTCOLLINSVILLE, OK100X100CH
JOSHUA GUESSCOLLINSVILLE, OK99X100RU
JOHN BARNESKATY, TX99X1003RD

Event: 6 Gauge or Bore: Top 10 HOA Scores 87 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
BRAD GOODARTCOLLINSVILLE, OK397X400CH
JAKE RATCLIFFEARDMORE, OK396X400RU
DENNIS BURNSFANCY FARM, KY395X4003RD



Full 2015 Catfish Open results available under the shoot results link!


Clay Baldwin (HOA 3rd - 396) - Caile Bradham (HOA CH - 398) - Trip Jones (HOA RU - 398)


Dennis Burns (Doubles Champion - 100x100)


Tommy Moore (12 Gauge Champion - 100x100)


Matt Tyrone (20 Gauge Champion - 99x100)


Dennis Burns (28 Gauge Champion - 100) - Trip Jones (28 Gauge Runner-Up - 100)


Caile Bradham (410 Bore Runner-Up - 100) - Clay Bladwin (410 Bore Champion - 100)


Andy Pounders (Polish 5x5 - 5x99x500)

2015 CATFISH OPEN
Total Shooters: 65

Event: 1 Gauge or Bore: 12 60 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
TOMMY MOOREST LOUIS, MO100X100CH
CAILE BRADHAMBELDEN, MS100X100RU
TRIP JONESMADISON, MS100X1003RD

Event: 2 Gauge or Bore: 20 61 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
MATT TYRONEMADISON, MS99X100CH
JACOB YOUNGSTERLINGTON, LA99X100RU
MICHAEL BOYDCLINTON, MS99X1003RD

Event: 3 Gauge or Bore: 28 58 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
DENNIS BURNSFANCY FARM, KY100X100CH
TRIP JONESMADISON, MS100X100RU
CLARK HARTNESSSTARKVILLE, MS99X1003RD

Event: 4 Gauge or Bore: 410 59 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
CLAY BALDWINCABOT, AR100X100CH
CAILE BRADHAMBELDEN, MS100X100RU
ANDY POUNDERSFLORENCE, AL99X1003RD

Event: 5 Gauge or Bore: 34 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
DENNIS BURNSFANCY FARM, KY100X100CH
TOMMY MOOREST LOUIS, MO100X100RU
ANDY POUNDERSFLORENCE, AL99X1003RD

Event: 6 Gauge or Bore: Top 10 HOA Scores 57 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
CAILE BRADHAMBELDEN, MS398X400CH
TRIP JONESMADISON, MS397X400RU
CLAY BALDWINCABOT, AR396X4003RD

Full 2015 Catfish Open results available under the shoot results link!




2015 Redfish Open
Gulf Coast Rifle and Pistol Club
Biloxi, MS


Matt Tyrone HOA Champion - 395x400


Brian Moore 12 Gauge Champion - 100x100


Frank Callahan 20 Gauge Champion - 100x100


Brad West 410 Bore Champion - 99x100


Trip Jones Doubles Champion - 99x100

2015 REDFISH OPEN
Total Shooters: 33

Event: 1 Gauge or Bore: 12 31 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
BRIAN MOORECREST VIEW, FL100X100CH
JEFF SULLIVANBRANDON, MS99X100RU
MATT TYRONEMADISON, MS99X1003RD

Event: 2 Gauge or Bore: 20 32 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
FRANKLIN CALLAHANSTARKVILLE, MS100X100CH
MATT TYRONEMADISON, MS99X100RU
BRAD WESTMARY ESTHER, FL99X1003RD

Event: 3 Gauge or Bore: 28 31 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
DAVID HEBERTLAFAYETTE, LA100X100CH
MICHAEL BOYDCLINTON, MS100X100RU
MATT TYRONEMADISON, MS100X1003RD

Event: 4 Gauge or Bore: 410 30 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
BRAD WESTMARY ESTHER, FL99X100CH
MICHAEL BOYDCLINTON, MS97X100RU
FRANKLIN CALLAHANSTARKVILLE, MS97X1003RD

Event: 5 Gauge or Bore: 18 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
TRIP JONESMADISON, MS99X100CH
BRIAN MOORECREST VIEW, FL98X100RU
GLENN RICKMANCALEDONIA, MS97X1003RD

Event: 6 Gauge or Bore: Top 10 HOA Scores 28 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
MATT TYRONEMADISON, MS395X400CH
MICHAEL BOYDCLINTON, MS393X400RU
BRIAN MOORECREST VIEW, FL392X4003RD


The 2015 March Madness Open (iMS200)
Capitol Gun Club
Jackson, MS
March 28, 2015

Frank Callahan HOA Champion (200x200) - Glenn Rickman HOA Runner-Up (199x200)
Frank Callahan HOA Champion (200x200) - Glenn Rickman HOA Runner-Up (199x200)
Frank Callahan HOA Champion (200x200) - Mike Brown HOA Handicap Champion - Glenn Rickman HOA Runner-Up (199x200)
Frank Callahan HOA Champion, 12 Gauge RU, 28 Gauge RU (200x200) - Mike Brown HOA Handicap Champion - Glenn Rickman HOA Runner-Up, 12 Gauge Champion (199x200)
Randy Brownlee 28 Gauge Champion - 1st 100 Straight - 1st Gun Championship
Randy Brownlee 28 Gauge Champion - 1st 100 Straight - 1st Gun Championship
Gulf Coast Rifle and Pistol Club Shooters
Gulf Coast Rifle and Pistol Club Shooters at 2015 March Madness Open


2015 March Madness Sat
Total Shooters: 33

Event: 1 Gauge or Bore: 12 32 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
GLENN RICKMANCALEDONIA, MS100X100CH
FRANKLIN CALLAHANSTARKVILLE, MS100X100RU
GLEN DAWSONN BILOXI, MS99X1003RD

Event: 2 Gauge or Bore: 20 0 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award

Event: 3 Gauge or Bore: 28 29 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
RANDY BROWNLEEGULFPORT, MS100X100CH
FRANKLIN CALLAHANSTARKVILLE, MS100X100RU
GLENN RICKMANCALEDONIA, MS99X1003RD

Event: 4 Gauge or Bore: 410 0 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award

Event: 5 Gauge or Bore: 0 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award

Event: 6 Gauge or Bore: Top 10 HOA Scores 28 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
FRANKLIN CALLAHANSTARKVILLE, MS200X200CH
GLENN RICKMANCALEDONIA, MS199X200RU
MATT TYRONEMADISON, MS197X2003RD

Results Available under Shoot Results Section




Frank Callahan (L) presents Matt Tyrone (2015 HOA Champion) the 2015 Golden BoDoc!

Results Available under Shoot Results Section


Follow the 2015 Bois d arc Open in Real-Time at http://www.msskeet.org/ishoot/

23RD BOIS D ARC OPEN 2015
Total Shooters: 48

Event: 1 Gauge or Bore: 12 48 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
ALEX HOPKINSWAVERLY, TN100X100CH
TOM SELLEYNASHVILLE, TN99X100RU
TRIP JONESMADISON, MS99X1003RD

Event: 2 Gauge or Bore: 20 46 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
ANDY POUNDERSFLORENCE, AL100X100CH
TRIP JONESMADISON, MS100X100RU
ALLEN WINSTEADBRANDON, MS100X1003RD

Event: 3 Gauge or Bore: 28 43 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
TRIP JONESMADISON, MS99X100CH
MATT TYRONEMADISON, MS99X100RU
FRANKLIN CALLAHANSTARKVILLE, MS99X1003RD

Event: 4 Gauge or Bore: 410 41 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
MATT TYRONEMADISON, MS99X100CH
BILLUPS ALLENFLORA, MS98X100RU
MICHAEL BROWNSTARKVILLE, MS98X1003RD

Event: 5 Gauge or Bore: 9 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
MICHAEL BOYDCLINTON, MS95X100CH
MIKE GALLOWAYSAINT FRANCIS, AR94X100RU
CLARK HARTNESSSTARKVILLE, MS93X1003RD

Event: 6 Gauge or Bore: Top 10 HOA Scores 41 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
MATT TYRONEMADISON, MS396X400CH
TRIP JONESMADISON, MS393X400RU
ALEX HOPKINSWAVERLY, TN391X4003RD



2015 SAT CRPC NEW YEAR IMS200
Total Shooters: 17

Event: 1 Gauge or Bore: 12 0 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award

Event: 2 Gauge or Bore: 20 17 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
JEFF SULLIVANBRANDON, MS99X100CH
MATT TYRONEMADISON, MS99X100RU
FRANKLIN CALLAHANSTARKVILLE, MS97X1003RD

Event: 3 Gauge or Bore: 28 0 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award

Event: 4 Gauge or Bore: 410 15 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
ALLEN WINSTEADBRANDON, MS98X100CH
MICHAEL BROWNSTARKVILLE, MS98X100RU
BILLUPS ALLENFLORA, MS97X1003RD

Event: 5 Gauge or Bore: 0 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award

Event: 6 Gauge or Bore: Top 10 HOA Scores 15 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
JEFF SULLIVANBRANDON, MS195X200CH
MATT TYRONEMADISON, MS195X200RU
ALLEN WINSTEADBRANDON, MS193X2003RD

2015 SUN GCRPC NEW YEAR IMS200
Total Shooters: 20

Event: 1 Gauge or Bore: 12 19 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
JEFF SULLIVANBRANDON, MS100X100CH
ALLEN WINSTEADBRANDON, MS98X100RU
BARRETT GUTTERSTARKVILLE, MS98X1003RD

Event: 2 Gauge or Bore: 20 0 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award

Event: 3 Gauge or Bore: 28 11 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
MICHAEL BROWNSTARKVILLE, MS99X100CH
MARIE CALLAHANSTARKVILLE, MS98X100RU
FRANKLIN CALLAHANSTARKVILLE, MS98X1003RD

Event: 4 Gauge or Bore: 410 1 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award

Event: 5 Gauge or Bore: 0 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award

Event: 6 Gauge or Bore: Top 10 HOA Scores 11 Competitors

Shooter NameCity, State Score Award
MICHAEL BROWNSTARKVILLE, MS196X200CH
FRANKLIN CALLAHANSTARKVILLE, MS195X200RU
MARIE CALLAHANSTARKVILLE, MS194X2003RD

Mississippi rolls out the Multi-Club Shooting Event (MCSE)

MCSE Club Locations

On December 6th and 7th, 2014 the Mississippi Skeet Shooting Association (MSSA) held their first two 200-target events (Holiday Open Saturday & Holiday Open Sunday) of the 2015 Skeet season.   While there is nothing new about one-day 200 target shoots, these events were hosted simultaneously at multiple clubs across the state.  On Saturday the 6th, the Coast Rifle and Pistol Club near Biloxi, MS, the Starkville Gun Club, in Starkville, MS, and the Whitetail Ridge Gun Club near Tupelo, MS each hosted shooters for this single event.  Similarly on Sunday, the Coast, Starkville, and Capitol Gun Club in Jackson, MS simultaneously hosted another 200 target event. 

So how can a state association host a MCSE?  By using iShoot of course!  Each club registers shooters for the event as they would if they were hosting the shoot.  Shooters are placed in squads and shooting begins at each club at roughly the same time.   Scores and long-runs are recorded using Mike Valerio’s Skeet Manager Software.  Now the magic happens.  Each club uploads a compressed backup of their Skeet Manager shoot to a web portal hosted by the MSSA.  Clubs are encouraged to upload this file after each squad or rotations scores have been entered.  As a result of some sophisticated programming by Clark Hartness, data from these uploaded backup files are elegantly combined from all clubs and displayed in an internet format that instantaneously displays score and long-run data that can be sorted by event, class, or concurrent.  The application displays any required shoot-offs and even develops shoot-off score-sheets for the clubs.  Since these results are now in a web format they can be viewed in near real-time using any computer, tablet or smart phone providing an online scoreboard for the day’s events.Barrett Gutter

How do shoot-offs work?  If you find yourself in an event championship, class, concurrent or a special handicapped event shoot-off, you simply shoot NSSA shoot-off doubles from 3, 4, and 5 until you miss twice or finish the round.  Two misses were chosen to reduce the cases where shooters at different clubs missed on the same first target.  These 1st miss and 2nd miss long-runs and total targets broken during the round are calculated for each shooter and entered into the iShoot web portal. 

While you may have many questions related to the why and how of a MCSE.  Below are the two most common questions. 

Who benefits from a MCSE?

The short answer is that everyone benefits from these events.  For the shooter, travel expenses are greatly reduced.  With less shooters at each club, the events tend to move a bit more quickly.  The clubs benefit by having targets in the air.  The NSSA benefits by having more registered targets thrown.  In 2011 and 2012 (the last two years the Holiday Open was held (2013 cancelled due to weather)) there were 12 and 17 shooters respectfully.  This year’s event hosted a total of 27 shooters, a 125% and 59% increase in shooters. 

What about the “fairness” of the field background and weather across multiple sites?

This is by the far the most common question / concern.  First, shooters are not assigned a club to shoot at based upon proximity.  Any shooter can travel to any club that is participating in the event.  While I believe most will continue to shoot at their “home” club, some shooters may choose to travel based upon a perceived better background.  With the exception of vegetation turning colors through the season, backgrounds are generally static. Clark Hartness

The element that is considerably less static is the weather.  As a professor of Meteorology and the Climatologist for the state of Mississippi, I am well versed in the local variability of the weather (I am also well ridiculed and have garnered many less than favorable nicknames in the Mississippi Skeet community).  So how do we make the weather fair?  Simply put, we can’t.  Just as at a single site event, the weather is rarely the same from one rotation to the next.  Changes in temperature and wind through the day have more impact on some squads and individuals than others.  How many of us have thought about how nice it was for the morning squad to have mild temperatures and light winds only to find yourself shooting in sweltering heat and gusty winds from an approaching shower?  The MCSE actually gives the shooter more control over the weather.  By looking at forecasts a few days in advance (please no comments on the accuracy of forecasts) shooters may choose a location that they perceive to be more favorable for shooting. 

 Frank Callahan

I tracked the weather at the club sites for this multi-site event.  The differences in the weather from location to location was striking as a cold front was moving through our state.  At 1pm on Saturday there was a 30 degree temperature difference between the Coast club and our northernmost club near Tupelo.  The coast recorded a temperature of 77 degrees and light southerly wind around 6 mph, while Tupelo was registering a temperature of 47 and northerly wind of 16 mph.  Starkville was in the middle with a temperature of 57 and a northwest wind at 11 mph.  Once the cold front pushed through the coastal area, Sunday’s weather was much more uniform with temperatures generally in the upper-40’s or lower-50’s and winds around 10 mph. statewide. 

Without question, on Saturday, the Coast would be the place to shoot, or is it?  For the simple analysis below, only B, C, and D class shooters were considered since B, C, and D class shooters composed the greatest number of shooters for evaluation and were fairly evenly distributed across the participating clubs.  Nevertheless, this is a small sample and the results are far from conclusive.  I intend to continue to collect data through the year for a more thorough analysis. 

In the table below are the average scores of the B, C, and D class shooters for the 12 gauge event each day.  It should be noted that Whitetail Ridge (near Tupelo) only participated on Saturday and the Jackson club only participated on Sunday.  The Coast and Starkville clubs participated each day.Marie Callahan

 

Clubs

Total

Sat

Sun

Coast

90.75

90.50

91.75

Starkville

91.77

91.50

92.00

Tupelo

90.25

90.25

Jackson

91.00

91.00

Some very simple non-parametric statistical methods indicated that the differences in the targets broken between clubs has no significance.  Is it possible that familiarity with a club (play where you practice) may be as or more important than the weather?  I bring this idea up since in 2012 (single site event on the coast) the weather was 72 with winds around 9 mph yet, the B, C, D average was 89.10 targets broken (lower than any club during the MCSE).  It is far too early to know the answer to this or any question related to a MCSE.  What can be said for this shoot is that the number of shooters increased over past years and differences in broken targets between clubs showed no statistically significant difference. 

Results from the 2014 Holiday Opens can be found HERE
iShoot reports for the 2014 Holiday Opens can be found HERE

The MSSA has decided that 200-target one day events will be held with this multi-club format.  However, our more traditional 4-gun/5-gun events will remain as single site events.  I am sure many folks have questions, comments, etc… about this new format.  Since we are still in our infancy with this type of an event, I would like to hear what you have to say.  I can be contacted ByEmail

Happy New Year from the MSSA!

Mike Brown

MSSA President.