We are back this year at USA. Big thanks to Dave Jenkins and crew for carrying the tradition down south last year while we had the World Shoot going on . But we are happy to have TMM back this year. Dates will be Halloween weekend Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Staff on the 30th. Same format 8 stages shot in one day (Sat OR Sun) with round count around 400!! As we say…you do the math!!
What will the steel stage be?
Get your costume ready! There will be significant bonus point award for shooting in costume.
Registration will open on August 1. Watch this space!!
MATCH HELD AT HANSEN RANGE IN PUNTA GORDA THIS YEAR IN A SLIGHTLY SMALLER CAPACITY. CHECK IT OUT!! I’LL BE THERE.
Only a couple of weeks left until Son of The Monster Match. Sign up is open atwww.matchsignup.org!
In addition to the high overall prizes, trophies for division and class winners, and gun raffle, this year we will be having a “Monster in the Middle” prize. Whoever is in the exact middle of combined overall results, will win a gun! DQ’s and No-shows will not count, in case of a tie (even number of shooters) winner will be the higher hit factor.
It’s Halloween so don’t forget about the costume contest, and shooting the match in costume gets you extra points on one of the stages!
See you at the Match
Thanks to everyone involved in another successful The Monster Match! We had more shooters than last year. I think this year was the biggest match yet. Thank you shooters for coming out, I hope everyone enjoyed the match!
Thanks to my staff as well! Many of them have been with me for a long time. The Monster Match is the most fun match to work all year in my opinion. Sorta like a big weekend long party! I would like to especially thank the following for coming out the week prior and helping to set up. Andy, Jim, Duane, Jordan, Dave, Bruce, Dan, Terrisa, Lauren, Dan, Rick, Joel, Don, Kristen, Cassie and Mark!
Unfortunately with the World Shoot and US IPSC Nationals being later next year there will like not be a 2014 Monster Match. However we will be back stronger than ever in 2015! We are thinking about a bonus point structure for shooting in costume! Let me know what you think about that.
I didn’t get quite as much multi-media this year as I have in the past but with facebook, twitter, and everyone else there is plenty going around. I’m putting a few videos up today.
Results are up on USPSA, thanks again and I’ll see you at another match here at USA!!
THESE POLICIES ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE RULES. YOU ARE EXPECTED TO READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL THE CONTENTS OF THIS MATCH PUBLICATION. THIS WILL SERVE AS YOUR SHOOTERS BRIEFING. HAVE A SAFE AND FUN MATCH
COLD RANGE- Firearms will not be handled anywhere on the range except in designated safety areas or under the direct supervision of staff Range Officer. Safe areas are clearly marked. Handling firearms in parking areas is deemed unsafe gun handling and will result in a DQ.
SAFETY AREAS- Safety areas are located around the range to unbag and holster or unholster and bag guns, and also for dry fire practice and gun repair, etc. No ammunition may be handled in any safe area.
SET STEEL & TAPE TARGETS- Competitors are expected to stay together as a squad and are required to assist in taping targets, setting and painting steel. This is important to maintain efficiency for the match.
SCHEDULING- Competitors must compete for score according to the published match and squad schedule. A competitor who is not present at the scheduled time and date for any stage may not attempt that stage without the prior approval of the Match Director.
INSPECTION- Stage inspection will be allowed as long as that stage is currently empty. Please do not mess with or play with activators, moving targets or moving platforms.
EYE & EAR PROTECTION- All competitors must wear eye and ear protection while on the line. Eye protection is required to be worn by everyone while on the range.
COMPETITOR AGREEMENT- By competing in this event, you attest that you have read, you understand and you agree to comply with the match rules and regulations.
DRAWINGS & DIMENSIONS – Drawings and dimensions of the stage diagrams are approximate and may change due to safety or production considerations. There may be additional no shoots, vision barriers, or other changes. Inspect each stage carefully and listen to the squad briefing.
SHOOTER SERVICES – The Stats officers will be on the range to help with any administrative matters, resolve scoring errors and lost and found.
SPECTATORS – Everyone must wear eye protection while on the range and ear protection is strongly suggested. Climbing on berms is not allowed. Children must be under the direct supervision of a parent. There is a $1.00 fee for spectators, please check in at the main office.
AWARDS – We will have a brief awards ceremony after the competition on Sunday. Those not present will have plaques shipped.
RAFFLE – We will have bitchin firearms and stuff available for raffle, you need not be present to win. Drawing will be during awards.
You may register at the match to pick up your lables and check in on Friday 4-6ish. Depending on when my stats team finishes shooting. Saturday and Sunday morning 7:15 and throughout the day on Saturday.
Be sure to keep an eye on the website this week and throughout the match. My ever famous ‘virtual’ shooters meeting will be posted here this week. Plus multi media will be posted throughout the week and match weekend.
You may ship ammo to the range if needed.
Universal Shooting Academy
Your Name / The Monster Match
4330 Hwy 630 East
Frostproof, FL 33843
I apologize for not as much information flow as I normally have for matches, the US IPSC Nationals has been consuming me for the last month. I’m out in Tulsa for Production Nationals now and will have much more info coming this next week. Stages are conceptualized and will be going on the ground this next week. I think there will be some never before seen things going on this year….Pretty much the norm for The Monster Match.
Schedule, stages, and much much more coming soon!