I just got home from the the IDPA Arizona Regional Sanctioned Match, The South Mountain Showdown. What a great match! It was only 8 stages (9 if you count the chrono/equipment check stage) but what it lacked in quantity it easily made up for in quality. The match had several challenging stages and I really enjoyed myself.
The Match Director Bill Barron and The assistant Match Director Eric VanHaaster did a stellar job and had scores posted in record time. For me that was really refreshing considering that I started IDPAScore out of pure frustration over the delay in scores being posted. I will surely be shooting the South Mountain Showdown again.
IDPAScore was able to put up several free downloads on the prize table and all-in-all got a great response from the shooters who hadn’t seen the app before and to my surprise some already had!
Back to the match.. I had a great squad and got to shoot with some people I had shot with before as well as met some new people. Shouts out to Adam, Hez, Jerry, Jacques and the rest of Squad 1. Here are a couple of videos of me shooting the match: (Thanks for filming Jacques)
The SO’s in the second video, Toran and Sarah Maynard, are friends of mine and are rockin the stylish IDPAScore T-shirts. These guys run our local club match and Toran is the one who certified me as an SO (I’m certifiable!). Toran will MD the upcoming 2013 NM State Championship which will be held in Albuquerque, NM later in the year. I can’t say enough good stuff about these two. Thanks for your support guys!
Here is another video off youtube. The director and star of the video actually emailed me and let me know he would be doing this video. He asked and I gave him the app for free. I only asked that he was fair and accurate in his review.
BigDawgBeav did indeed give me a fair review… (not all good) but in the end shelled out the cash and bought the app! Class act BigDawgBeav! Thanks for your support.
Also… the reviewer might like to know that I am currently working on a version that runs and scores a whole match and tracks all the shooters on the fly, it will come as a free upgrade to this app. The functionality will come in stages but ultimately I would like to make a site to host and share shooters scores.
The motivation behind writing this software was specifically in response to the time it takes to see results when participating in a club or sanctioned level match.