Jon Henkel

Ottawa Sportsmen's Club News

Jan 14th, 2009

Jon Henkel, Black Powder Chairman

International Black Powder Matches

In 2007 during our monthly shoots we shot postal targets against a Canadian Club from Sudbury (the Sudbury Voyageurs Muzzle Loading Rifle Club). The idea of the postal was generated by the Canadians. The OSC response was very positive, so we continued in 2008. For 2009 a third group from Menominee, MI has joined us in this Internatioanl Match.

The postal shoot works this way: 3 targets were designed the OSC shoot coordinator (Henkel) and 3 targets were designed by the Canadian coordinator (Ron Morrison). The OSC group shoots its target on the 1st Saturday the each month from January through June as part of the clubís monthly shoots. As you recall, we shoot about 18 shots at our shoots. Five of the eighteen shots are on paper and count towards the postal. The Sudbury group shoots its targets on the 1st Sunday of each month for the same period.

Ron Morrison sends me the groupís top five targets. I score all of the OSC groupís targets and the five Canadian targets. The top five scores from each club are pitted against each other to determine a winning team. Every shooter who participated in the shoot is considered 'on the team'. However, only the top five are counted against the Canadians. The reason for the top five only counters is because the two clubs do not necessarily have the same number of shooters each month.

The Menominne groups does likewise.

So far this year the results are as follows, winners in Bold:

2009 OSC
January 239-3X 241-3X 226-3X

All are welcome at our shoot.

Please contact me for questions or information.

Jon Henkel
11428 US Highway 41
Pelkie, MI 49958
(906) 353-6511

Upper Peninsula Muzzle Loaders Web Site

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