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After the match, we held a short business meeting where we assessed our annual dues ($15) so that we could afford some targets which Mr. Lambert will procure. Below are the results of our match.
Friday, September 25, 2009
For those unfamiliar with the Zimmerstutzen, it is a .17 caliber target rifle meant for indoor shooting. They were, in the years prior to WW I, quite popular in Germany and particularly Bavaria. Although sometimes hard to find, ammunition is still manufactured and imported into the US. This match is shot at fifteen meters or about fifty feet.
This year’s match, taking place after breakfast and a sight-in period, consisted of a five-shot “Luck” target with random numbers on the back, three ten-shot targets for the main match, a one-shot “Honor” target, and a “Vogel” (bird) target that is shot at by each competitor in turn until someone hits the bulls-eye. The winner of the last match becomes our Zimmerbixler King. A “sporting” match followed for those shooters with nerves of steel and money to risk while the targets were being scored.
Awards were presented when the shooting died down. Gloria Bell who, alas, also qualified for the consolation prize for last place, received a “medal” provided by Schuetzenbruder Ingo Laue from his new enterprise (www.ilkom.de). Lucky Bill Flint won the Luck match and a genuine 316L stainless steel four leaf clover. As if he needed any more luck. The engraved silver Mary’s Nipple Cup went to perennial Top Gun Gary Nelson, who might still have won if he had skipped a target. Ron Bell shot nearest to center on the Honor Target thus claiming it as his own. While not quite a work of art, it will be a nice souvenir as all the shooters signed their mark. The Vogel Target, mounted atop a thirty foot mast, was shot in reverse order. Unlike last year when shooting continued until the center of the target fell out, Paul Lambert hit the bulls-eye in the second round, setting off about forty grains of black powder and becoming Zimmerbixler King. He was crowned with a garland of ivy rather than laurel since this was our IV match, you see.
A fine buffet lunch followed the awards, elk roast and home-made apple pie provided by Paul. Thanks to all who participated and contributed, especially Daryl Butler who took many of the pictures that can be found at http://picasaweb.google.com/jon.cgs/20SEP09#.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
We discussed our hosting of the ISSA Regional. Paul did an outstanding job and has earned a star in the UTSS firmament. He has also earned a permanent position. The good news is that we had good participation and we did not lose money.
Monday, May 18, 2009
|Utah Schuetzen Society Match May 16,2009|
Monday, April 13, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The 2009 ISSA Rocky Mountain Regional will be hosted by the Utah Schuetzen Society on May 29, 30, and 31. It will be held at the Lee Kay Center at 6000 West 2100 South in Salt Lake City. There will be prizes, food, camping at the range, and jaw-dropping displays of marksmanship. For more information and an advanced registration form go here. For more personal guidance call Paul Lambert at 801-943-7565 or 801-971-1034.
Shooters! We will be a-gathering on Saturday at the Lee Kay Center for our first shoot of the year. We will begin at 9:00 a.m. We will shoot our usual forty round match. We will also be discussing your participation in the upcoming ISSA Regional match. So even if you are not shooting, we need to talk with you.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Seems like I don't know any shooters under fifty but I came across this series of articles by a bullseye pistol shooter and an optometrist. There is a lot of interesting information here ranging from nutrition to hardware. He also claims that age is not a liability but an asset. So have some hope, oldtimers.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Mary's Nipple Cup III is in the history books and consigned to posterity. We had a pleasant morning to begin the competition and although the shooting lasted late into the afternoon, the weather remained pleasant and mild. Some wind in the afternoon was surely a factor during the shoot at the Bird Target as it took our experts marksmen more than one try.
Eight Zimmerbixlers participated: Paul Lambert, Jon Spencer, Gaylord Smith, Gary Nelson, Gloria Bell, Ron Bell, Bill Flint, and Daryl Butler (not shown.)
A Boeller shot commenced the competition which was underway with forty minutes afterward.
The first match, the Luck Match was won by lucky Ron Bell. The prize was a score enhancing target from the Parkenfarker Institute of Scientific Accuracy which, if used, should add points to his scores.
Ron also won the engraved silver cup with his superior off-hand skills (and luck) in the thirty shot main match.
While the scoring was being done, the shooters engaged in some sporting competition, shooting at an aspirin tablet at a dollar per shot. No accounting was done to see who the big winner was, but Gary could pay his bill afterwards.
Bill Flint took home the framed honor target with a shot to the nine ring. Thanks to Gaylord for providing the target and frame as well as copies of it for the rest of us.
The shooting for the title of Zimmerbixler King went until the seventy-second shot when Gaylord Smith knocked out the center. Originally, it was planned to have a little surprise accompany the winning center shot but, alas, the center was knocked out without the planned result. If HRH Smith fulfills his new duties faithfully, none of us will suffer thirst during the upcoming year.
Kein Kampf ohne Mampf. When the shooting quieted down and the honors had been bestowed upon the winners, the feast began. Special thanks to the ladies who brought the food, especially Frau Spencer for doing the shopping and the planning and Gloria who not only competed but also helped with the preparation and also did most of the clean up. I mentioned above that Ron is lucky, didn't I?
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Utah Schuetzen Society
Mayfield Zimmerbixlers 2008 Mary’s Nipple Cup III
September 20 Mayfield, Utah
Glückscheibe: Five shot “Luck Target” First place prize, a competition improvement kit from PISA® guaranteed to improve off-hand scores.
Mary’s Nipple Cup: Thirty shots at 15 meters (49’3”) on standard zimmerstutzen target. First place prize, an elegant engraved silver cup.
Ich bin Bayer: While the targets are being scored, we will have one-shot target matches at $1.00 per target. Ties are to be broken with the purchase of additional targets. Winner takes all. Bring extra dollar bills. No credit.
Ehrenscheibe: One shot at an Honor Target. Highest score wins the souvenir target.
Vogelschiessen: One shot from each participant in turn, in reverse order of MNC placing, until a scoring hit is made. Winner will be declared Zimmerbixler King.
The majestic peak of Mary’s Nipple towers above the home of the simple but friendly residents of Mayfield, Utah who invite you to the third annual competition for the prized Mary’s Nipple Cup and Utah State Zimmerstutzen Championship. Match begins at 10 a.m. Sight-in table available from 8 a.m. All matches are to be fired off-hand. Arms restricted to 4mm Zimmerstutzen and .177 air rifles. No telescopic sights. No sighter targets. Hearing and eye protection required. All safety rules and ASSRA rules apply. Pre-registration encouraged. Five Dollar registration fee. Match will take place at Mayfield Zimmerbixlers’ verdant outdoor range at 70 North 200 East. Scheibentoni Jon Spencer, PO Box 429, Mayfield, Utah 84643. 435-979-9723. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, August 24, 2008
As planned, the Utah Schuetzen Society met on Saturday, the sixteenth. We were a little light on participants, Ron, Gloria, but had a good match. The weather was pleasant with the wind tricky enough to present a challenge to our usual meteorological gurus Paul and Gary. However, when all the powder and lead were spent, Paul came in first with a 865-4, Bill Flint next with 819-1, and Gary with an 814-4. It might be noted that the cash awards at our matches has increased twenty fold just this year.
We also had a little business meeting where we discussed next year's ISSA Rocky Mountain Regional which we are planning for the last weekend of May, 2009. Prizes and donations can be sent to Schuetzenmeister Gary Nelson.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
fireworks on Saturday, July 12 at the Lee Kay Center. We will have
our usual four target match at 200 yards beginning at 9:00 am. At
stake is the coveted George Washington Medal and cash prize generously
donated for the occasion.
Business to be discussed at our meeting will be the date of the August
match. We may want to schedule it for later in the month as some will
be off to Raton for the Schuetzenfest.
I am back from Germany where I was able to visit the shrine to Albert
Sterzing at the birthplace of the German Schuetzen Union. Slideshow
and lecture on request.