The Club Newsletter

Mr. and Mrs. SVFTC shine at Sonoran Desert Grand Prix

Mesa, Arizona (April 13-14, 2019) -- Those charming Kerndts -- Cameron and Jessica -- waved the SVFTC banner high in Arizona, bringing home a total of four medals from the 2019 Sonoran FT Grand Prix, hosted by the Phoenix Airgun Club.

And they weren't the only shooters from Sac Valley! No, no.

The full match report is available HERE.

2019 season opener at Lake Ione
Ione, California (March 23, 2019) -- Friday night ... IT RAINED and we mean REALLY rained to the tune of nearly an inch in the evening before making for one heck of a slosh fest come 8 a.m. Saturday during set up. It was still drizzling driving out and the first 45 minutes or so of setting the course.  Those crossing bridges midfield had water flowing over them and many shallow lakes across the entirety of the field .... but alas we're FIELD TARGET shooters and paid no mind.  8-)
Full match report HERE.

Shaking off winter: March workshop is a hit
Elk Grove, California (March 10, 2019) -- Cameron and Jessica Kerndt hosted two dozen shooters at their ranch for a preseason field target workshop, practice session and alibi round. 

Scott Schneider and Jim Cyran directed the workshop.
Reports indicate a swirly, whirly breeze added to the excitement.

Martin "Scorsese" O' Connor shot video of the event, available HERE.  
Conrad "Hairy Potter" Rowling shot stills, available HERE.

The passing of our friend Mike Culbertson

It is with great sadness that the Sacramento Valley Field Target Club has lost another outstanding friend and fellow field target shooter to cancer this winter. Michael Culbertson died Feb, 17, 2019.

Mike was part of the SVFTC since year one and also traveled with many of us to outlying state championships and AAFTA Grand Prix events these past few years.

A true gentleman and always soft spoken, his contributions and presence will be missed by all who knew him.

The loss of a quiet gentleman
It is with great sorrow that we must report the passing of Dana Fitzpatrick, an avid field target shooter from the Bay Area and great friend to both the Sacramento Valley Field Target Club and Diablo Rod and Gun Club.

Dana passed peacefully and without pain Feb. 3, 2019 after an extended battle with cancer.
He took part in Bay Area matches right through mid-January, so our buddy kept his hand in play right to the finish.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Dana, you will be missed.

Schneider earns crown as 2018 AAFTA Grand Prix Hunter PCP Rifle Champion

Pleasant Hill, North Carolina (Oct. 5, 2018) -- Scott "Motorhead" Schneider, SVFTC co-match director and air gun tuner extraordinaire, capped his 2018 season by winning the AAFTA Grand Prix for Hunter PCP Rifle with an aggregate score of 298.9 out of a possible 300. 

Cameron Kerndt came in second for WFTF Spring-Piston. Riz Marquez claimed second in WFTF PCP. And Jim Cyran earned third place in Hunter PCP.

Tremendous effort for the season, folks!! Check out all the scores HERE.

Marquez medals in AAFTA National Championship

Pleasant Hill, North Carolina (Oct. 5, 2018) -- That ever-smiling globe-trotter and ambassador for the SVFTC, Riz Marquez,  brought home a medal from the 2018 AAFTA National Championship, hosted by the Tar Heel Air Gun Club of Pleasant Hill, North Carolina.

Riz earned Fourth Place in Limited Pistol with a score of 33 out of a possible 40.
Medal scores from Limited Pistol are shown below.
For a first-person recap of Nationals weekend, follow the link below to enjoy a story from Tyler Patner.

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