Match Reports

I've shot the Double Tap Championship 4 times now, and the match has never failed to be a fun and challenging experience. It didn't hurt that I had one of the best performances of my career, too. The theme this year was "Indiana Jones", and was a 13 stage, 348 round contest that was mostly more straight up than most matches. Sure, there were the usual Robert Porter embellishments, based on the match theme - but the majority of the stages had very little in the way of "carnival factor" to them this year.

The biggest individual challenge this year? The weather! More on that in a bit... First, here's the match video...

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Phoenix in November is a beautiful thing, no doubt about it. The Area 2 Championship (aka, the Rio Salado Desert Classic) has a strong reputation for being a quality match with a superb prize table. This was my first year attending the match, and I can tell you that, for the most part, it lived up to the hype. First, the vid - then more after the break:

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Held in late June, near Portland, OR, the 2008 Area 1 Championship was hot... damn hot... and full of the types of stages that really demanded you exercise the "Diligentia" aspect of the sport (that's accuracy, of course).

Several folks asked about adding in some video commentary and descriptions of the stages, so that they could what in the heck I'm shooting at in the videos - I tried to that here. If you like it - or don't - let me know ;) Also, I didn't shoot video of Stage 8, which was the standards. Its kind of a visually boring stage, so hopefully you're not really missing anything... Anyhow - here's the vid, and commentary after the jump...

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The 2008 Texas Open was held May 9-11 in Waco, TX at the Central Texas Rifle and Pistol Club. This match hadn't been held in several years - and apparently may not happen again very soon, for various reasons. But, the match offered a rather significant prize table ($1000 cash to the winner of Open and Limited divisions, and cash back to 1st through 3rd in all classes in each division), and attracted a lot of talent.

Here's my video - more after the jump...

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