Now in its fifth year, the Northeast Regional Field Target Championship (NRFTC) is the country’s largest regional championship with nearly 100 shooters participating in nine shooting disciplines. Open to professionals, amateurs and families, the NRFTC offers a challenging yet forgiving shooting course in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State. The event will be held on the campus of Crosman Corporation in Bloomfield, New York from July 11-13 and is now open for registration.
“Spots are limited, so please register soon,” says Mark DeBoard, Shooting Services Manager for Crosman. “Participants are encouraged to come early and enjoy a Crosman factory tour and compete in the friendly Quigley Bucket Challenge. Field target is a fun event for all skill levels and participants will benefit by shooting alongside members of Team USA and other shooting professionals from across the country. This year we’ll be welcoming Fred Eichler, host of Predator Nation on the Sportsman Channel, as a competitor in the event” added DeBoard.
The NRFTC rifle event takes place over two days and competitors with the highest number of “hits” will be named winners. The event is governed under the rules of the American Airgun Field Target Association.
Field target competition requires a shooter to successfully manage a course of fire in which they attempt to knock down steel targets set at distances ranging from 15 to 50 yards. “Shooting is truly a level playing field, making it a great family experience,” says DeBoard. “Age, height and weight don’t offer any advantages, so we see both adults and youth performing at high levels and leaving with huge smiles,” he added.
Pre-registration closes June 1 when the match fees increase from $50 to $60.
For more information, including rules, lodging options and online registration, visit the NRFTC page at crosman.com/nrftc. Participants may choose to register online, or download and mail their form.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, July 11th
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Practice range open
1:00 p.m. Crosman facility tour
2:00 p.m. Quigley Bucket Challenge*. Quigley Bucket Challenge Rules: Best of 5 shots at a 1.75″ bucket placed at 55 yards, 10-meter gun (6.5 ft. lb. limit), Open and Iron Sights or non-magnified sights only. (Guns will be available for those who do not have the proper equipment but wish to compete).
* A re-creation of the famous scene in the movie “Quigley Down Under” starring Tom Selleck in which the lead character shoots a bucket at an estimated 700 yards.
Saturday, July 12th
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 am Practice range open
9:00 a.m. Match begins
12:30 p.m. Lunch begins (approximately)
Following lunch – Pistol match begins
Sunday, July 13th
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Practice range open
9:00 a.m. Match begins
1:30 p.m. Awards Presentation (approximately)
For additional information on the 2014 Northeast Regional Field Target Championship, visit crosman.com/nrftc, or write to Laura Evans, marketing coordinator, Crosman Corporation, 7629 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield, NY 14469, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at (800) 7–AIRGUN (724-7486).
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