Our chicken shoot dates are now on the calendar. They will be held July 13, 2013 and September 14, 2013. Also here is the lowdown on summer league classing and high gun. The entire league shoots as a group handicapped off of the lead team with ten bird splits until after five weeks of shooting. After the fifth week the teams are handicapped and the splits will go down to 5 birds per yard off of the lead team in each class. The high gun rankings will also come out when the teams are classed and will be updated weekly. If you want to read an explanation of how we figure the high guns you can read this post from June of 2011. I hope this helps.
Are you getting cabin fever? I know I sure am… Can’t wait for the warm sun to shine down on me and of course shoot my shot gun. This year trap will start April 25th with the practice night on April 18th. If you would like to shoot on Saturday in March or April come on out we will be open. We would love to see new faces out there so bring a friend.
This year’s annual meeting will be held April 4th at 7:00pm. We would love to see all of you there. We are looking for volunteers for a cook. Let us know if you are interested.
Barstool races on February 23rd doors open at noon and race start a 1:00pm. Entry fee is as follows: $25 to enter $20 for the winner of the combined races, $5 for the best costume. Here are the rules, click to download. Bar Stool Races Rules.pdf We will have Christmas tree bonfire that day also. Big Thanks to Joe Weyer for donating fire wood to keep us all warm. The Snow angles will be serving chili all day. At 4:00pm we will have a bean bag tournament. So come hungry and ready for tons of fun.
Once again there will be a shuffle board tournament will be in March.
Pool tournament will also be in March dates will be posted on our website.
We are going to keep trying on these steak feeds till we get it right! This steak feed will be held on March 30th serving from 5-10pm. We will be serving rib eye, sirloin, and stuffed Cornish hens. Meals will be $16 with two of those dollars going into a raffle. Other raffles may be available that night.
See you all at the Loyal Sportsman’s Club!
Just a quick post of upcoming dates to be aware of.
- 2/23/13 Barstool races. Check-in at 12:00 racing to begin at 1:00.
- 2/23/13 Bean bag tournament. After the barstool races, approximately 4:00 pm.
- Month of April. Practice shooting on Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm.
- 3/30/13 Steak feed. $16 per plate with $2 of that going into a raffle that evening.
- 4/04/13 Club annual meeting. All members encouraged to show.
- 4/18/13 Practice night for the upcoming summer league.
- 4/25/13 Start of summer league.
I will provide more information as I get it and we get closer to the events listed. Thanks.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Loyal Sportsman’s Club we will be having our Rock the Range event. Starting at 11:00 AM we will be having a chicken shoot. There will be back-ups, singles, annie oakley and other shoots going on and food and drinks available. Come join the fun, everyone is welcome. We will be drawing for our annual raffle also with the top prize of $2000. Starting at 8 PM live music will begin. Midnight Rider will be playing until 9:30 with fireworks following. At around 10:00 PM Get Bent will play until midnight. Come out and shoot some trap and listen to some live music with Midnight Rider and Get Bent. Rock the Range is sponsored by Grassland, R & K Trucking, Weyer Refrigeration, Turf Tamers LLC, Aumann Siding, Benz Sawmill, Children’s House of Montessori, Hansen Trucking, and R & R Flooring. Come on out to Rock the Range.
This is how you fix computer problems.
The reporting side of the league scoring program is partially working now. Tonight we will have team information up and the standings and handicaps and high guns will all be there. As of now there are no scores on the web site and there will be no pre-printed score sheets for tonight’s shooting. By next week everything should be working as normal. We should have pre-printed score sheets every week and the web site will have the scores updated each weekend. Sorry about the troubles.
Trying furiously to solve the world's problems
Sorry that there have not been any scoring updates on the site for the first night of league. I updated my computer this winter and in the process updated the Ruby runtime library that my scoring program code is based on. I then proceeded to make the necessary changes to make my program work properly. Everything was perfect, there will be new features I can implement with the updated Ruby runtime and I could simplify some spots of my 4500 lines of code, or so I thought. While the program was technically working and did a fine job at keeping track of members and the league scoring aspect, I seemed to have forgotten to check the compatibility of the reporting capabilities with the new runtime environment. That didn’t work out so well. Some libraries I was dependent upon are incompatible with Ruby 1.9.3 and there are no plans to make them. Well to wind this up without writing a book, I am working as fast as possible to update my code base to fix all the reporting problems. I sure hope to have a fix before Thursday night league, if not then I will have shooting yards figured by hand and posted at the club. This is also why the league results are not posted on the site, my code does most of this work for me. Instead of spending time and effort to get the site updated I am spending my time on the code to get it working so all will go smoothly from here on out. I you need to see the results before Thursday pick up a copy of the TRG as they should be in there. Thanks for everyone’s patients.
League shooting begins Thursday, April 26. This year the league will last 18 weeks instead of the usual 16 weeks, weather permitting. The extended forecast is calling for 60 degrees and sunny so it will be a nice night for shooting. Remember to check back here weekly for updates all summer long. I will be updating the scoring for the league every week and posting the results here and in the TRG. Good luck to everyone.
Image Credit Flickr: mloberg
The weekly scores are up and I will have high gun information posted at the trap club this week. Here is how the high gun scores for the classes are figured. Every week not only are your scores recorded, also your yard-line that you shoot at is recorded also. So we now figure a yard-line average in addition to your shooting average. Your yard-line that you shoot at is figured by handicapping your team score as explained in my last post. So your league average is added to your yard-line shoot at average to come up with a high gun average. Of course it is not as simple as that. Now you take your high gun average and times it by a ratio of weeks shot to total weeks. So for example if there have been 14 weeks shot up to this point and you have shot 13 of them, you take your (league average + yard-line average) * (13/14). Here are some numbers to flesh out my example.
- Shooter Water has a league average of 20, a yard line average of 23.5 and shot 9 of the 10 weeks up to this point.
- Shooter Wind has a league average of 20, a yard-line average of 23.5 but shot 10 of the first 10 weeks up to this point.
The above shooters have the same scores for shooting and yard-line but have a different high gun average, here are the calculations.
- Water: (20 + 23.5) * (9/10) = 39.15
- Wind: (20 + 23.5) * (10/10) = 43.5
So there you go, that is how high gun calculations are figured. Of course in place of missing a week your team can just take your average minus 2 birds a round, so you will have a four bird deduction for the week. There have been some discussion of tweeking this formula but nothing has been decided upon.