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  1. Trapshooter1

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    It looks like a SJ 18.5 and an Illinois 19.5 shooter will shoot off tonight to see who gets first spot for the 100,000. Also looks like entries are up from last year.
     
  2. grntitan

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    And the IL shooter was not me by a long shot. LOL

    Wheeweee i stunk it up today.
     
  3. Trapshooter1

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    I know the guy. We call him sandbagger. He has a lot of trouble with flinches. He can completely walk off the concrete trying to release a trigger. He cannot shoot a pull trigger at all. If he doesn't flinch he can post some good scores. I would about bet that in the shoot off he will be back to flinch city and the SJ beats him. Hope I am wrong but I doube it.
     
  4. JRBT

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    My 12 year old grandson shot a 98 today. So proud
     
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    JRBT(Grandpa)--That is something to be very proud. Was that in the singles, handicap or doubles event?
     
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    Hunter's 98 was in the handicap.
     
  7. Trapshooter1

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    Great shooting to your grandson
     
  8. grntitan

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    JRBT---That's Awesome!!!!

    I believe i have shot with your grandson before. It was at the US Open or the Southern IL Zone Shoot down on bank 2 i believe. Does his little brother shoot too? If its who i'm thinking of, they are very polite and skilled young men. would that be him?? Man thats great!!!
     
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    JRB, CONGRATULATIONS! Foster and Matt are giving me updates.

    grntitan, you are correct about the 2 boys being GREAT kids. We spent the week in Iowa with them and they have their Grandpa's great heart. Then spent 3 days at the JRB club. Some of the finest people anyone could meet. Hunter is actually the younger of the two. Drake, the oldest, is chasing his football passion right now and doing great. He too is a fine shooter.

    Their Youth Program is really doing well and producing great shooters and equally impressive Ambassadors of shooting sports.

    Bud Bartholow
     
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    grntitan, I have a Hunter(10) and a Gage(8) they to shot the zone shoot and I think we were on a small number bank. I think his grandson has an older brother Drake who is a very good shooter as well. My 2 boys shot with Drake at the Central Zone shoot Sunday and Hunter was on a different bank..Congrats Grandpa, you have 2 very fine young men..
     
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    HUNTER64--I bet that was them. The ages seems just right. They were very polite young men and the youngest kept coming up to me betwwen rounds and comparing scores. I'm not very good and was tickled pink the way he was beating me. It was really cute and i enjoyed it immensely. They are very talented period not to mention for their age. I remember their Grandpa wears the big leather hat and big leather boots. He was grinning from ear to ear and i told him he should be proud. I also said tell them to take it easy on me. He said, "they are". LOL Would that be you??
     
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    Grandpa has leather boots , but not the hat....It may be Hunter and Drakes Grandpa, He was in a utv Sunday and I think he did have a hat on he was watching Hunter and Mom and Grandma were watching Drake..

    Bud, me and Jayme missed you this weekend, But I did get to catch up with Foster on Snow Goose Hunting, The boy's were excited to see him and Matt as always. It is getting better as time goes but I don't know how you survived the competition between the 2, at what age did it where off...now they root for each other and help all they can, it is truly amazing to watch.....
    Your Friends

    T.J. & Jayme
     
  13. Trapshooter1

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    Looks like Handicap entries were up 20% from last years first caps.
     
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    T.J. and Jayme, PM on it's way to you.
     
  15. Gary Waalkes

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    with 100K up for grabs, many folks are going to enter every handicap. They are not going to shoot the prelim singles and doubles but clearly they are there to get as many entries as possible to qualify for the 100K shootoff - (and there is nothing wrong with that).
     
  16. Trapshooter1

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    Singles were up about 17%
     
  17. Gary Waalkes

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    RJ Stuart has a scoreboard screen and you can query any shooter that was involved and see what events they entered and the scores they shot.
     
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    Last year at the Grand I got trounced by a couple Juniors in a handicap event. When it was over, I asked them, "When I get older, do you think I'll be able to shoot as good as you two?"
     
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    IDK where exactly you guys are getting your number from, but I don't get anywhere near the % of increase you have. Comparing events from Wednesday of each year.

    16 yd - 634(2010): 644(2011)

    HC - 717(2010): 736(2011)

    D - 524(2010): 527(2011)

    With that said... The campgrounds seem much more crowded than last year, especially for this early in the week. Maybe everybody's waiting for the heat to break before they shoot.
     
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