We had a great time and overwhelming attendance on July 22, 2018!

The first ever 'Cheddy' Hollingsworth Match
July 22, 1:00 pm at the Leiches Creek 'B Range'

This match is named after longtime life member ‘Cheddy’ Hollingsworth who passed away on March 14th, 2014.
Cheddy became a member of the Metro Rifle and Pistol Club in the 1970's and will always be remembered by those that knew him as an honest, hardworking and caring man who would sacrifice so that others could gain.

For many years Cheddy ran our youth shooting program supplying the training, rifles and most times the ammunition from his own supply. Cheddy served on the Executive of the club as our Chief Range Officer for decades and was at the forefront of firearms safety. In addition, Cheddy has done an incredible amount of work, much of it behind the scenes, to ensure the harmonious operation of the club.

Ched was a tremendous asset to the Metro Rifle and Pistol Club since becoming a member, and because of this, the 1st Place Trophy for this event is named in his honour.

First place in this event received a Gold Medal, the coveted "Metro R&P Beer Stein" handcrafted from crystal mined from the New Waterford Coal seam, and is immortalized by having his name engraved on the cup for future generations to ascribe to. Second Place received a glistening Sterling Silver Medal handcrafted from the rods of Ched’s drag race cars, third a coveted Bronze Medal, and 4-10 a medal of recognition for being among the finest pistol shooters on Cape Breton Island.

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The 'Cheddy' Hollingsworth Match follows the same format as the internationally recognized Olympic ISSF Standard Pistol Match.

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The match consists of three events each with 4 stages and is shot with a .22 Pistol or Revolver:

Event 1 - Slow Fire Stage
In this event the shooter fires 5 shots in 150 seconds (4 times) for a total of 20 shots on a standard ISSF Pistol target at 20 meters

Event 2 - Timed Fire Stage
In this event the shooter fires 5 shots in 20 seconds (4 times) for a total of 20 shots on a standard ISSF Pistol target at 20 meters

Event 3 - Rapid Fire Stage
In this event the shooter fires 5 shots in 10 seconds (4 times) for a total of 20 shots on a standard ISSF Pistol target at 20 meters

Total number of Shots fired is 60, any shot fired over the times will be a deduction of the highest scoring shot on target. All shooting is done using only one hand. Anyone wishing to use two hands is allowed but will be given a 50 point handicap. Any .22 firearm is allowed providing it is safe with a trigger pull of 2lbs or over.


The Eldridge Center Fire Match
July 22, 3:00 pm at the Leiches Creek 'B Range'

This match is named after life member Terry Eldridge. Terry has been perhaps the most determined member of the Metro Rifle and Pistol Club since joining in the mid 1980's. For many years Terry served on the Executive in various positions and was instrumental in organizing competitions and encouraging and coaching new members throughout the duration of his membership.

In addition Terry is a tenacious competitor at the forefront of the competition world. He has competed in ISSF, ISU, PPC, multigun, 3 Gun, and IPSC competitions over decades, achieving a vast array of titles, trophies and medals represent Metro R&P Club all over our great country. Terry has also represented our country, as a member of the Canadian Pistol Team at World IPSC Shoots. Terry is a seasoned competitor that has been a tremendous asset to the Metro Rifle and Pistol Club since becoming a member and because of his exploits the 1st Place Trophy for this event is named in his honour.

First place in this event received a Gold Medal, a coveted "Metro R&P Beer Stein" fabricated from crystal deposits in Cape Breton Highlands, and is exalted by having his/her name engraved on the cup for future generations to awe. Second Place is awarded a Sterling Silver Medal crafted from the remains of Terry’s silver tipped bullets, third place is awarded a Bronze Medal, and 4-10 a recognition medal for being amongst the most proficient pistolero’s on Cape Breton Island.

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The match consists of two events each with 4 stages:

Event 1 - Rapid Fire Stage
In this event the shooter fires 5 shots in 15 seconds (4 times) for a total of 20 shots on a standard ISSF Pistol target at 7 meters

Event 2 - Precision Fire Stage
In this event the shooter fires 5 shots in 20 seconds (4 times) for a total of 20 shots on a standard ISSF Pistol target at 15 meters

Total number of Shots fired is 40, any shot fired over the times will be a deduction of the highest scoring shot on target.

All shooting is done using only one hand. Anyone wishing to use two hands is allowed but will be given a 50 point handicap. Any centerfire pistol is allowed providing it is safe with a trigger pull of 3lbs or over.

 

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