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1779-85X, and third went to US National Hayes.
Friday was another Palma course of fire at
800, 900 and 1000 yards, but this was for individual shooters. The day was sunny and cloudless, with light winds that varied in direction.
In the Sling division, the top spot was
decided by Creedmoor countback, since two
competitors had shot 449-23Xs. Believe it or
not, both had 150-8X at 800, 150-7X at 900, and
149-8X at 1000 yards. Gary Eliseo was declared
the winner since he had the highest value of
hits in inverse order counting singly from last
to first, compared to Stuart Mackey.
Ellis Berry was the top F-T/R shooter with a
448-26X score. The 448-25X by Peter Johns
gave him second, and Philip Kelly's 448-21X
secured him the third spot.
F-Open was won by Team Lapua's Bob
Sebold, who scored 30 Xs and only dropped
one point. Team Berger trigger puller Dan
Biggs also had a 449, but hit only 26 Xs for
a second place finish. In third place was Jay
Christopherson, a member of Team Lapua,
with a 448-28X. On a side note, Ubaldino
Ramirez De Arellano (Nino) from Puerto Rico,
the 2016 F-Open National champion, survived
the hurricane to come in fourth with a 448-23X.
Saturday was both an individual and team
day, with two individual 20 shot strings at
1000 yards and a 20-shot 4-person team
match to finish the day. The morning started
with temps in the low 60s and light winds
from the west. Soon, the wind became
wicked, veering in varying directions and
swinging about with gusty changes.
In F-Open, the first match went to Team
Lapua's Steve Harp, with a 200-13X, the only
clean in all of F-Open. Larry Taite was second
with a 199-15X and Bob Sebold came third
with a 199-12X. During the second match the

Junior shooter Zachary Hogg was also at last year's
F-Class Rifle World Championships in Ottawa, Canada.

conditions got a bit trickier, and scores reduced
a bit. Larry Bartholome, a Team Berger shooter,
scored a 198-11X to take first place, with Larry
Taite a lone X behind him. Dan Biggs also had
a 198-10X, but lost the Creedmoor to Taite. The
2-match Saturday aggregate went to Larry
Taite's 397-25X. Second was Keith Glasscock's
397-12X. Third went to Steve Harp's 396-19X.
The first F-T/R match was won by Niklas
Montin with a 200-9X clean. Second was a 1989X by Edward Shelly and third went to Fritz
Braun's 198-8X. In the second match, Armen
Papazyzn shot a 196-8X to win, just ahead
of Scott Harris' 196-1X. Phillip Kelly's 195-7X
placed a close third. The 2-match aggregate
went to Scott Harris' 392-4X. Armen Papazyzn
took second in the Saturday aggregate with a
391-16X, and Phillip Kelly Jr. was third firing a
390-14X daily aggregate.
The first Sling 1000-yard individual match
was won by Shawn Taylor with the only clean,
a 200-13X. Second went to John Whidden's
199-14X and third to Ryan Hayes with a 19913X. Drop a point in this crowd and you lose!
The second Sling match was won by Allen
Thomas with a fine 200-11X, with Oliver Mila-

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