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Tough Mudder in Town

  • July 17, 2013 9:05 am

I just learned the Tough Mudder is in town the same weekend. It is an adventure type race and will be hosted just down the road from the range, they are expecting close to 10,000 people. If you are going to need a hotel for the match I would book it now. We aren’t doing a match hotel but the HI Express or Hampton in Lake Wales will give preferred rates if you mention Universal Shooting Academy.

WEBSITE UPDATED FOR 2013 MATCH

  • May 21, 2013 9:42 am

Just did some web updates for this years match. Registration will open in July, we will be using MatchSignUp like always. Spread the word and I’ll have more information coming soon. We will definitely be doing the costume contest again so start thinking about it now!!

REGISTRATION

  • October 24, 2012 8:32 am

You must complete registration at the range prior to your shooting time. Registration times are:

Friday – 7 AM if you are shooting with the staff. 4-6 ish PM for other competitors. Basically when the stats dudes finish shooting they will open registration.

Saturday – 7-7:45 AM / 4-5 PM

Sunday – 7-7:45 AM

Shooters Meeting

  • October 24, 2012 8:27 am

This will serve as your shooters meeting. After registration report to your assigned stage at your assigned shooting time. Thank you.

The Monster Match 2012
Shooters Meeting

Welcome

Thank you for supporting The Monster Match 2012! This has always been a fun match and we expect this year to be the same. We understand this is your entertainment dollar and there are a lot of matches to choose from. We appreciate you putting The Monster Match on your list.

Safety

Universal Shooting Academy is a cold range and USPSA rules including safety rules are in effect. Please use the provided safety areas and tables for handling firearms. For any other safety issues contact the match director. I will have a first aid kit and a cell phone, 911 works and they know who and where we are.  As many of you know we have lots of critters on the range….leave them alone. Water will be provided, make sure you stay hydrated; it will be a long day even with the expected perfect weather.

Schedule

Squad schedule is posted on the website. Please be at your assigned stage when it is time to shoot. There is obviously a lot of shooting at this match which means lots of reset. Please help out your squad in restoring the stage. There will not be a formal awards ceremony per se, we will award the division winners after shooting on Sunday. Plaques will be mailed out if you are not present.

Food

Lunch will be catered on the range for a reasonable fee. Water will be provided free of charge on the range.

Thanks

I would like to personally thank all the folks that make this match happen. My co-match director, range master, stats dudes, art director, stage designers, and all the folks that put it on the ground. I couldn’t do it without you…. Thanks!

The End Is Near!!!!!

  • October 20, 2012 9:47 pm

IF THE MYANS HAVE THEIR WAY THIS WILL BE THE LAST MONSTER MATCH EVER…..EVER…EVER…EVER…

Deadline for Withdraw

  • October 18, 2012 10:49 pm

The last day for withdrawing with a refund will be Sunday the 21st at midnight.

Squad Schedule (revised)

  • October 28, 2011 5:34 am

Here is the final squad matrix.

Squad Schedule

After collapsing the squads we ended up with one less squad on Saturday. Take a look at the matrix, everyone starts at the same time now and there is no break.

Squad Lists – Final squad list will be posted at the range. We don’t plan on shuffling anyone without talking to them first but be sure and double check what squad you are on when you get there to register.

SHOOTERS MEETING

  • October 26, 2011 8:59 am

SHOOTERS MEETING

Since nobody goes to shooters meetings anymore myself included I don’t have one at The Monster Match. This will serve as your shooters meeting for Saturday and Sunday shooters this coming weekend.

RO’s – This match isn’t possible without the help of the RO’s and staff. Please thank them when you see them. They are out here busting their butts for your enjoyment.

Schedule – As this is your shooters meeting, please get registered in time and be at your assigned stage ready to shoot at 0800 on your shooting day. We have a ton of shooting and a ton of pasting/resetting to do. Please help out resetting the stages, that is part of your duty as a competitor. In order to stay on schedule everyone has to pitch in. Follow the directions of your RO’s and please don’t paste ahead of the scoring RO. Final, official squad list and schedule will be posted here on Friday.

Safety – USPSA rules including safety rules are in effect. Safe tables will be available for your use. Do not handle firearms or ‘gun up’ at your car please, that is a DQ’able action.

Costume Safety – I know some of the costumes are incorporating fake or toy firearms. That is fine but lets leave them in holster or slung or whatever. I don’t want to see firearms pointing around fake or not. If your costume is incorporating a real firearm that’s cool too but it will definitely stay in the holster. I will be the final authority on the cool / uncoolness of that stuff so ask me if you have a question.

Registration – Opens 0700 each day with shooting starting promptly at 0800. Please be there in time to get registered and ready to shoot so we can start on schedule. If everyone waits until 0745 then we obviously can’t get 100 people registered by 0800.

Awards – We will have a short and sweet awards ceremony Sunday after the match. I will be awarding the Division winners only. Class and category winners will have plaques mailed out within the week.

Raffle – Drawing will be Sunday after the award ceremony. Info on the raffle in next post.

Let’s Do Lunch

  • October 26, 2011 8:39 am

We are having BBQ caterers on Saturday and Sunday. Pulled pork or turkey sandwich, mac n cheese, potato salad for side and soda. Cost will be $10.

You will need to purchase a lunch ticket sometime during the day. We will have them for sale at registration in the morning and they will also be for sale throughout the day.

We can make last minute number adjustments with the caterer based on ticket sales so I would appreciate you purchasing the ticket at sign up if you plan on having lunch out there. It would help us out. I haven’t used this company before but they have some good reviews….so my fingers are crossed they are good.

ONE WEEK TO GO

  • October 20, 2011 2:44 pm

Hey gang….we’re getting close now!!

Squad Schedule – Please watch the website regarding squadding. There are currently some squads that are light on people, those squads will be combined before match day. Obviously we aren’t going to have a 3 person squad so pay attention to coming squad changes.

New STAGES posted

Costume Contest Official Rules

  • “USPSA shooter” will not be considered an official costume
  • You must shoot the entire match in costume
  • RO’s and Staff are the judges
  • RO’s and Staff ARE eligible for the contest They must shoot in costume as well
  • Prize is 1000 rounds of 9mm or .40 Universal Ammo

Hope we get a lot of participation.