SSAA WA State Muzzleloading Championships - Part 1

22-23 March 2014 - Perth Muzzleloading Club

[ Muzzleloading ]

The weekend of March 22 and 23 saw 36 assorted muzzleloaders converge on the Perth Muzzle Loading Club for Part 1 of this year’s Western Australian Muzzleloading State Titles. It was the last week end of a long hot summer, with the temperature on both days edging towards the mid 30s and hardly any wind to upset the shooters.

Part 1 of the WA Championships covers pistols, revolvers, muskets, shotguns and cannon, with three types of ignition: matchlock, flintlock and percussion. Breechloading black powder rifles were also shot for the first time using specialised American targets.

For a change, the hot favourites did not sweep all before them and there was a good sprinkling of the medals with new hotshots and many shooters winning their first state medals.

The star of the weekend was Kerwin Bee with five gold medals, followed by Geoff Price and Barry Duckett with four gold each. Three shooters, David Cocking, Kevin Brice and first-time winner Jonathan Harris, each won three gold medals.

Saturday was full on with 11 events that went according to plan from 8am until just before 5pm. Sunday was a little bit different as the four breechloading black powder rifle events took far longer than expected. After an excellent barbecue and with the two shotgun events still to be shot, most of the shooters were verging on shattered (or at least suitably tired) and the conditions were getting rather hot. It was therefore unanimously decided to postpone the shotgun events until the following Saturday morning, which were completed in far less trying conditions.

Some very good scores were posted overall, but the most amazing result was in the breechloading rifle event, 200m Bench Rest, where there was just one point between first and second, and another one point between second and third. Hotshot Justen McGowan only managed a solitary gold, but took away four silvers and six bronze medals. Shotgun favourite Leo Laden crashed to be third in both the percussion and flintlock events.

Thank you to Peter Norgard and Rick Denniston who were chief range officers, and to Jonathan Harris for all his scoring and other computer magic. Other helpers included Frank Della and Derek Clamesia. Thank you everyone for yet another very successful State Titles.

 

25m CL1 Revolver   25m CL2 Pistol   Pistol/Revolver trophy
Name Precision
Revolver
Timed
Revolver
Agg Rank   Precision
Pistol
Timed
Pistol
Agg Rank   Total Rank
David Cocking 87 83 170 1   87 78 165 3   335 1
Kerwin Bee 77 72 149 2   90.1 81.1 171 1   320 2
Kevin Brice 77 59 136 4   88 82 170 2   306 3
Geoff Price 72 57 129 7   91 70 161 4   290 4
Calvin Sheppard 76 56 132 6   81 76 157 6   289 5
Barry Duckett 88 40 128 8   93 68 161 4   289 5
Justen McGowan 86 50 136 4   81 72 153 7   289 5
Leo Laden 72 48 120 9   80 59 139 8   259 8
Bill Longworth 0 28 28 11   72 65 137 9   165 9
Frank Turner 81 58 139 3   0 0 0     139 10
Michael Gibbs 54 45 99 10   0 0 0     99 11

 

CL3 Precision Pistol/Revolver   25m Firelock Pistol
Name 25m 50m Agg Rank   Name Smoothbore Rank   Name Rifled Rank
Kerwin Bee 86.1 81 167 1   Geoff Price 83.1 1   Barry Duckett 83 1
Geoff Price 91 65 156 2   Kerwin Bee 78 2   Kerwin Bee 81 2
Justen McGowan 88 68 156 3   David Cocking 75 3   Justen McGowan 79 3
David Cocking 81.1 69 150 4   Barry Duckett 70 4   Geoff Price 76 4
Leo Laden 85.1 63 148 5   Peter Norgard 65 5   Bill Longworth 75 5
Barry Duckett 86 62 148 6   Kevin Brice 62 6   David Cocking 72 6
Calvin Sheppard 88 39 127 7   Bill Longworth 50 7   Terry Weston 69 7
Bill Longworth 71 48 119 8   Terry Weston 49 8   Kevin Brice 54 8
Kevin Brice 71 47 118 9   Leo Laden 48 9   Leo Laden 46 9
Michael Gibbs 49 0 49 10           Peter Norgard 46 9
                    Calvin Sheppard 42 11

 

 

25m Cartridge Pistol   50m Offhand Musket
Name 15 minute 5 minute Agg Rank   Name Firelock Rank   Name Open Rank
Kerwin Bee 82 83 165 1   Kevin Brice 70 1   Geoff Price 85 1
Justen McGowan 82.1 81 163 2   Peter Norgard 67 2   Kevin Brice 80 2
Barry Duckett 87.1 75 162 3   Leo Laden 67 3   Justen McGowan 78 3
Kevin Brice 80 78 158 4   Justen McGowan 62 4   Peter Norgard 76 4
Terry Weston 71 73 144 5   Kerwin Bee 50 5   Keith McKay 76 4
Peter Norgard 47 47 94 6   Keith McKay 35 6   Jonathan Harris 75 6
Leo Laden 37 53 90 7           Leo Laden 68 7
Geoff Price 76 0 76 8           Kerwin Bee 64 8

 

 

Percussion Shotgun   Flintlock Shotgun   25m Canon
Name Agg Rank   Name Agg Rank   Name Agg Rank
Kevin Brice 20 1   Justen McGowan 16 1   Geoff Price 95.2 1
Justen McGowan 17 2   Geoff Price 11 2   Leo Laden 88 2
Leo Laden 15 3   Leo Laden 10 3   Kerwin Bee 80 3
Geoff Price 14 4   Keith McKay 3 4   Peter Norgard 67 4
Keith McKay 10 5                
Kerwin Bee 9 6                
Jonathan Harris 2 7                

 

 

Cartridge Rifle
Name 50m Offhand Rank   Name 100m Offhand 100m Bench Rest 200m Bench Rest Agg Rank
Michael Gibbs 89 1   Jonathan Harris 79 208 198 485 1
Frank Turner 86 2   Greg Kilsby 64 219 196 479 2
Jonathan Harris 77 3   Keith McKay 17 194 197 408 3
Greg Kilsby 74 4   Michael Gibbs 0 154 194 348 4
Keith McKay 71 5   Frank Turner 61 181 0 242 5
Phoebe Harris 56 6              
Geoff Price 52.1 7              
Kevin Brice 47 8              

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