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 Post subject: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:16 pm 
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Hi, here are the latest videos of the shoot. Prelim event and prelim shoot off between Anthony Matarese and Joe Fanizzi. Sorry, Youtube cut the sound at the beginning of the video because of some music played in the back ground (copyright issues apparently...). Check it out on https://frenchnick.com



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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:23 pm 
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Nick, great shooting with you and the rest of our FITASC squad.........keep up your good shooting!

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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 8:01 am 
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great vids as always. was bummed about the sound when the shootoff video started but then when it came on and i heard the country music i realized it was a blessing in disguise. short lived, but a blessing just the same!


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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2021 6:43 am 
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Check out the last video of the Make a Break finals on the blog: https://frenchnick.com

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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2021 10:21 pm 
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Great to see you at the Regionals today Nick... Appreciate what you are doing for the sport through your video work and other ways. Will be interesting to see the commentary on the Main Event targets. As a course designer and long time target setter, I will say that the targets were plenty difficult for most shooters and very technical. Personally I thought the presentations were exceptional... a bit over the head of many shooters? Yes they were. The Beretta Course was all any shooter could handle and then some. Big towers on every course - two on Beretta - gave shooters fits. 761 shooters in the Main Event - only 6 shooters shot 90% or better. The shoot was very well run and to play this weekend you needed your Big Boy Pants because those were some Big Boy Targets! And here's a really strange fact that might deserve some conversation. Two of the top three in the Main were Junior shooters. The FITASC winner was a Junior. The top three ladies for the Winchester Ladies Cup were Junior shooters. Eye opening to say the least. So.... Let's hear it. Looking forward to the next download of videos Nick....

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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 12:29 am 
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The kids can see targets better than the old guys. They shoot quality equipment. They get to shoot a lot and many have parents who regularly pay for top notch instruction. Why wouldn’t the kids shoot great scores? I’ve always thought any Junior who wins a major should be out of juniors and into the big shark tank.


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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 4:43 am 
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No doubt there eyes are fresh . They should shoot well with instruction and the fact they have no worries go shoot have fun. I remember those days. Different story now. Wish i was there .. Congrats to winners. Joe Mez 519873


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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 5:23 am 
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Just look at what the scores that some of the best shooters in the World shot. Anybody can have an off day but when everybody has an off day not contributed to weather or other factors you have to question if the targets were “over the top”

Maybe shoots should have one separate course for master class shooters to throw the “way to difficult” for most shooters type targets. That way the 500 other shooters who attend wouldn’t come away questioning wether they would ever attend a big shoot again. Lot’s of $ involved with going to a big shoot and if you don’t have fun, why do it?


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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 5:45 am 
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I really enjoyed the targets. When you come to this part of the country, you know that the target setters will find any hole in your game and push you into it. That has become their signature over the years. Coming from the West Coast and its open sky target presentations, we knew that the main challenge would remain the green backgrounds. We had to permanently fight our eye hand coordination not to jump in front of every target. I felt the main event courses were all different: Krieghoff was fair, but technical. Pure Gold was very technical, tricky and “slippery” as my buddy Joe Skull would describe it. Not many presentations there where you could shoot your targets at the ideal break point... Beretta had more speed, distance and shorter windows. It pushed the shooters to their limits in terms of timing.

Talking about young shooters, here are their strengths IMHO:
- sharper vision (ideal in busy backgrounds)
- generally less cautious (ideal with short windows)
- no worries (those were not courses you could shoot thinking about your last day at work...)
- greater instruction they get nowadays

Marty, it was nice finally getting to meet you.

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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 6:51 am 
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Some of those shooters in the shoot off got a tough break with the constant no birds from what I think was the #7 trap. Too bad.


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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 7:16 am 
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Yes, it was terrible...

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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 9:02 am 
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Sportshot2 wrote:
Just look at what the scores that some of the best shooters in the World shot. Anybody can have an off day but when everybody has an off day not contributed to weather or other factors you have to question if the targets were “over the top”

Maybe shoots should have one separate course for master class shooters to throw the “way to difficult” for most shooters type targets. That way the 500 other shooters who attend wouldn’t come away questioning wether they would ever attend a big shoot again. Lot’s of $ involved with going to a big shoot and if you don’t have fun, why do it?


Concur! Heard a bunch of grumbling about the “B” course. Biggest complaint I heard was that there wasn’t much thought on the setting of targets. They were nothing but speed and distance, (NSCA and Target setters) need to find a happy medium to keep all shooters. There is a reason participation from the lower classes continues to decline at larger shoots. Shooters pay good money to hit targets, lots of factors goes into hitting them whether it’s lessons, experience, home range targets, ability, age etc. The NSCA throws 2 separate 5 stands at the Nationals and maybe it needs to be looked at for all large shoots. If people aren’t having fun don’t expect them to stay around.


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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 9:27 am 
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The NSCA throws 2 separate 5 stands at the Nationals and maybe it needs to be looked at for all large shoots. If people aren’t having fun don’t expect them to stay around.


It's one thing to do that for 5-stand, but how many clubs have the space to set four or six separate courses for a main event, plus all the other mandatory events for a regional? You likely would also need to bring in more machines, but that will drive up costs as well ...

Regionals continue to be well-attended overall, even if the shooters skew towards Master and AA. I wouldn't expect the clubs to change much unless or until attendance starts dropping inexplicably. Many people enjoy the big blasts as much for the social aspect as for the competition itself.

And at least for some people I know, the difficulty IS the draw -- they have no expectation of winning or hanging up a big score, but they like to see where they stack up.


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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
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When target setters think that fast and far is the way to set targets they are not good target setters. IMO

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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 9:48 am 
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And yet they had over 1000 folks participate at the SE regional.

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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 10:11 am 
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Actually Score Chaser reports 906 total shooters and 3,505 various event entries. Targets on the Main and FITASC were the real deal. All other event targets were pretty comfortable to shoot and the scores reflected it.

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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 10:22 am 
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I also came from the west and forgot what trees are lol! Nick was right in the struggle to not get in front of them as on my first event (prelim) I blew by so many. The grounds, courses, facilities were top shelf and very well run. Would go back tomorrow for a shoot there if I could. Absolutely enjoyed the experience at Meadows 10000%.

I thought most of the courses were set very well. The 5 stand was probably the best 5 stand I have shot to be honest (though my score doesn't show it) and SS, Pure Gold, and Krieghoff were very good too with differences that challenged all shooters but fair to all as well. The Beretta was a bit over the top for the weekend warrior group as well as a few of the parcours. Ironically, those were set by the same person. It was all about far (parcour 1 was a 75 yard 100 foot tower per ref for example on peg 3), speed.

We all had to shoot these targets and I had a ton of fun. Gave me things to work on and learn which is something I take from these shoots. On to the next one!


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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 10:24 am 
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MartyFischer wrote:
Actually Score Chaser reports 906 total shooters and 3,505 various event entries. Targets on the Main and FITASC were the real deal. All other event targets were pretty comfortable to shoot and the scores reflected it.


On one event, Marty, one of my squadmates was shooter 1045. And yes even the subgauge FITASC (parcour 2) was the real deal

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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
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oneounceload wrote:
MartyFischer wrote:
Actually Score Chaser reports 906 total shooters and 3,505 various event entries. Targets on the Main and FITASC were the real deal. All other event targets were pretty comfortable to shoot and the scores reflected it.


On one event, Marty, one of my squadmates was shooter 1045. And yes even the subgauge FITASC (parcour 2) was the real deal

Saw those high shooter numbers too and wondered about the actual number of shooters, so I looked it up. Just know that when you go to Score Chaser and get the shoot details, they show that 906 shooters participated.

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 Post subject: Re: 2021 Southeast Regionals at the Meadows, GA
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Was that in the main event or total for all? Lots of folks like me avoid the main at big events



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