I had the honor of SO’ing my first sanctioned match this last weekend. It went quiet well. I now understand what it takes to participate in an official capacity at a sanctioned match and have a enhanced respect for all of the SOs that consistently serve our shooting community by officiating these matches.
From now on if you are a certified SO, the app is free to you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request your free copy of the app.
I didn’t do so well considering I was focussed on my responsibilities as an SO for the match. I’m not complaining, I loved the challenge. 3 days of setup, shoot, officiate and teardown takes its toll on your concentration and certainly makes for a more challenging competition. Anything that drives me to focus harder and further challenge my skills is welcomed.
A big thanks to Toran Maynard MD & Jay Koller AMD for putting this on. A special thanks to the Espanola, Las Crucas, Farmington and Los Alamos clubs for donating their gear and gadgets. (Bill Weed makes the best moving targets period) And of course thanks to all the SOs, some who got certified at the last minute and showed up despite some difficulties to officiate the match and then ran their stages like a boss. Good Times!
I was able to give away the app to several shooters free of charge and would like to extend the offer to anyone who shot the match with us. Email me to receive a code or instructions on how to get your free copy.
It is with great pleasure that we are offering IDPAScore at half off for the duration of the competition from September 17th 2013 till September 22nd 2013. If you are at the nationals send us a pic of you using the app or drop us a line on your experience while using it! Good luck out there and stay safe.
We are also going to raffle off 5 free Downloads at the end of the sale for all of you who don’t get to go to the nationals. All you have to do to enter is subscribe to the newsletter. On September 23rd we will announce the winners.
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!