Monday, November 12, 2007

ARPC November, 2007

SWMBO and I have been 'out' of the sport for the past couple of months, give or take.

She had Major Surgery in September, and I lost half a month in October because I had The Flu. (Broncheal Congestion, not the nausea and vomiting "Stomach Flu", thank you Jesus!)

By the time we felt strong enough to shoot another IPSC match, it was November. So we showed up for the November ARPC match despite weatherman prognostications of "rain, wind"!

This only serves to prove that the weatherperson's goal is to NOT disappoint his audience: the weather on the Second Weekend of November was gloriously sunny, and mostly characterized by match competitors taking off the extra layers of clothing they had worn in anticipation of a rainy day.

The match administrators (Mike McCarter) didn't even bother to hang plastic bags (rain protectors) on the targets. The weather was THAT GOOD.

We started the match at 9am, and finished a bit after 1pm. No rain showers interrupted the match, thanks to pre-arrangements by the ARPC Staff (according to MD Mac.

By the end of the day, the imevitably clement weather had encouraged "head - to - head" competition between individual competitors, which always adds flavor to the match.

Here's the video which demonstrates last-stage competition between WhiteFish and The Geek. The match results aren't yet available, so we'll leave it to you to decide who REALLY had the best approach on this stage.

Fish was ready to concede the points, but I'm not so sure .../

What do YOU think?

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