Tuesday, August 31, 2010

NYSMLA Director Frank Meyer wins medals in international ML shooting

From the Shooting Wire
http://www.shootingwire.com/story/223195
August 27, 2010


American Women Win Gold, Silver At World Muzzle-Loading Championships

American women led the United States International Muzzle-Loading Team to victory at the twenty-fourth World Muzzle-Loading Championships.
Top honors went to Betty Peloquin, of Inverness, Florida, who swept to victory in the original division of the "Walkyrie" ladies' 100-meter prone rifle match. Shooting a percussion target rifle made over 150 years ago, her score of 95 gave Peloquin a 3-point lead over the silver medalist, a decisive win in by World Championship standards.

A silver medal was won by Shannon Boyce, of Norfolk, New York, in the replica division of the "Whitworth" prone percussion rifle event. Boyce's score of 99 was a scant point short of the world record, but she came 4.5mm short of gold in a tie-breaking measurement of the shot farthest from the center.


Nor were the American men unrepresented on the medal podium. Tim Thorne, of Bealsville, Maryland, conned his nearly 200-year-old flintlock rifle to a Bronze medal in the original division of the "Pennsylvania" 50 meter offhand flintlock rifle match. And a team of Thorne, Allen Godshalk, Frank Meyer, Larry Brockmiller, and Tom Warabak took 3rd in the "Grand Prix de Versailles" combined smoothbore and rifled musket aggregate.

The Championships, held 15-22 August in Fervenca, Portugal, represented the pinnacle of competition with muzzle-loading arms. 383 competitors, representing 24 countries, vied for top honors with original and replica black powder firearms. Over 30 events for rifles, pistols, and shotguns feature in the World Championships, with arms ranging from the matchlocks of the 16th century to the percussion target arms of the 19th century. Original and replica arms compete in separate categories.

The next World Muzzle-Loading Championships will be held in August 2012 in Pforzheim, Germany.
Other noteworthy American performances included:

Larry Brockmiller - 4th place in the original division of the "Minie" 100m prone rifle match.

Don Dixon - 6th place in the original division of the "Remington" revolver aggregate.
Michael McDaniel - 7th place in the "Mariette" replica 25m revolver match.

Frank Meyer - 7th place in the original division of the "Tanzutsu" matchlock pistol match.

Bob Peloquin - 8th place in the original division of the "Cominazzo" 25m flintlock pistol match.


Bob Pence - 5th place in the replica division of the "Manton" flintlock shotgun event.

Harry Sparks - 4th place in the original division of the "Manton" flintlock shotgun event.

Tom Warabak - 9th place in the original division of the "Minie" 100m prone rifle match.

Pam Wilcox - 6th place in the replica division of the "Manton" flintlock shotgun event.

Contact:

Michael McDaniel

HMSLion@aol.com or Michael.mcdaniel@navy.mil
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