Northeast Regional Field Target Championship 2014
A record turnout of 100 participants took part in the Northeast Regional Field Target Championship 2014 (NRFTC). This event was hosted for the fifth year by Crosman Corporation at the company’s corporate HQ in Bloomfield NY. This was probably the largest field target shoot in the US and included shooters of all abilities from beginners to award-winning experts.
Above and below we see a view of the practice range on Friday.
Shooters traveled from as far away as California, Canada, Colorado, Connecticut and Ohio to participate in this annual field target shoot. Competitors fired 2 shots at each of 30 targets each day, at ranges of between 15 and 55 yards. That’s a total of 120 shots to count over two days. Everyone agreed that the course this year was MUCH more difficult than that of previous years, so shooting technique was really tested to the limits – particularly during the downpours of heavy rain that dogged the Sunday session.
Below. Crosman had a range of great offers on product for competitors!
Although all shot at the same targets, the Northeast Regional Field Target Championship was divided into five classes, depending on the air rifle being used and the shooting techniques allowed.
The most popular class was Hunter PCP, with nearly half of the shooters competing in this class. John Tyler from Pennsylvania was the winner with a score of 92. Below, John receives his award from Mark DeBoard, Crosman Shooting Services Manager (left).
The WFTF (World Field Target Federation) PCP class was won by Greg Sauve from Wisconsin.
WFTF Piston class winner was Jerry LaRocca of New York.
Hunter Piston class was won by Scott Hull, who drove all the way from California to compete!
Open PCP winner was Matthew Sawyer of Massachusetts.
The Open Piston class winner was Paul Bishop of Connecticut.
But wait, there’s more! There was also a pistol championship, a 55-yard “Quigley” shoot and a guided tour of the Crosman facility also on offer to participants.
Congratulation to all the contestants! And also thanks to Crosman for hosting this shoot. Everyone had a great time.
See you next year 🙂