Smallbore Nationals: Inaugural F-Class Match, U.S. Dewar & Randle Teams

by
posted on July 31, 2018
randles6.jpg

Any Sight Day 1

The final phase of the 2018 National Smallbore Rifle Prone Conventional Championships opened with the first day of any sight competition. Former smallbore champions Eric Uptagrafft and Kevin Nevius forced the statistical office to go to the rule book to see which 400-38X score was better. After review, Uptagrafft won the tie breaker. Carlton Hardin shot a 400-37X to win the Dewar Match. Young Jaden Thompson was knotted with seasoned veteran Nancy Tompkins at 400-31X in the 100-yard match with the rules favoring Thompson.

2018 NRA Smallbore Nationals
At the end of a day with trying conditions, Nevius emerged as the only competitor who read all the conditions correctly―finishing with a 1200-100X. Uptagrafft, 1199-194X, and Hardin, 1199-102X finished second and third respectively. Thompson, Howard Pitts, Mark DelCotto, Ron Wigger, Wes Schumaker, and Michelle Bohren also posted 1199s with descending X counts. With so many 1199s on the scoreboard, there will be no respite for those at the top.

F-Class

2018 NRA Smallbore F-Class Award
Bronze eagles were awarded for the F-Class Aggregate. The winners get to take home these trophies, courtesy of NRA Board Member Walt Walter

The inaugural NRA National Smallbore Rifle Prone Conventional F-Class Championships got off the ground with David Pessall, of Jonestown, PA, winning the 50 meter match with a 397-27X. Daniel Pagliari, another Pennsylvanian hailing from McKees Rocks, outshot Jim Murphy of Owensboro, KY, 398-28 to 398-22X. Murphy rebounded with a 394-19X to take the 100-yard event which gave him an aggregate score of 1188-68X for the daily win. He was followed by Pagliari; 1182-64X, in second place, and Pessall’s score of 1175-72X was good enough for third place.

The Black Hawk Chiefs swept the team competition. winning both metallic and the iron sight matchesinsuring a win in the team aggregate. Team Illinois Gold were the winners of the junior team title.

Dewar and Randle Trophy Teams

2018 Randle Team
2018 U.S. Randle Trophy Team


The U.S. Dewar and Randle Trophy Teams also fired their scores. Nancy Tompkins earned the Eleanor Dunn Trophy as high score on the Randle Team (the Randle Team is pictured above and at the top of this article) with a 400-29X on conventional targets. Mark DelCotto was the best of three 395s on the English target and subsequently received the Crossman Plaque. Peter Church was presented the Fred Scielzo plaque as the oldest firing member of the 2018 Dewar Team.

2018 U.S. Dewar Trophy Team
2018 U.S. Dewar Trophy Team


Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Harty, unless otherwise noted


More 2018 NRA Smallbore Nationals coverage:

Latest

50Thanniversary SA M1A 3
50Thanniversary SA M1A 3

New: Springfield Armory Limited-Edition M1A 50th Anniversary Rifle

Springfield Armory celebrates 50 years of making the M1A with a special limited-edition model that combines historic significance with modern craftsmanship.

New: MDT Cyke-Pod Case

MDT describes this new case for its Cyke-Pod rifle bipod lineup as a “practical and sturdy carrying solution.”

Results: 2024 USA Shooting Rifle And Pistol Nationals

Rifle and pistol champions were crowned at 2024 USA Shooting Rifle & Pistol Nationals, a week-long event that brought together competitors of all skill levels at Ft. Moore, Ga., Jun. 24-30.

Pistol And Smallbore Only: 1947 National Matches

At the 1947 National Matches, Army shooter Joe Benner became the first competitor at the NRA National Pistol Championship to score more than 2600 points in the three-gun aggregate.

2024 Daisy BB Gun Nationals: Promoting The Spirit Of Competition

At the Daisy BB Gun Nationals, young people shoot and compete with the involvement of adult coaches and families, making it a truly inspiring event. The 2024 competition was the biggest in its 57-year history.

Third Annual Remington Shoot To Cure Fundraiser In Arkansas This September

Remington Ammunition’s 2024 Shoot to Cure sporting clays fundraiser to benefit children’s hospitals and disease research will be held in Lonoke, Ark., on Sept. 20.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Sports USA delivered to your inbox.