Kratochvil Takes IDPA Carolina Cup Stock Service Revolver Title

by Editor 20. June 2012 07:00
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Gregg Kratochvil

OXFORD, N.C. – Gregg Kratochvil is among the country’s top revolver shooters and proved it once again this past weekend with his Stock Service Revolver title win at the IDPA Carolina Cup in Oxford, N.C.

Kratochvil, who is ranked a Master in the SSR division, battled fellow SSR Master Tom Becker throughout the match. The two swapped the lead multiple times as each took turns claiming stage wins with Kratochvil winning seven stages to Becker’s eight.

In the end, Kratochvil took the title with a strong performance on stage 16, where he outpaced Becker by 8.12 points to finish with a final score of 312.50 to Becker’s 320.90.

“The battle for the SSR division title was a real strong head-to-head match up between two outstanding wheelgunners, coming down to who could outshoot who on one of the match’s most decisive stages,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “Congratulations to both Gregg and Tom on their outstanding shooting.”

Gregg Kratochvil

In the Expert class, Will Williamson finished first with a score of 392.62. Carl Mason took first Sharpshooter in the SSR division with 404.93, while Richard Von Furstenberg claimed first Marksman with his final score of 465.94.

The 2012 Carolina Cup was held June 14-16 at The Range in Oxford and drew 359 competitors from 24 states and Puerto Rico, as well as five foreign nations. For more information on the match, or to review the full results, visit www.The-CarolinaCup.com.

The International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition, which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios.

To find a club near you, join the more than 20,000 members of IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

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Dandreamatteo Wins IDPA Carolina Cup Enhanced Service Revolver Title

by Editor 20. June 2012 06:14
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Toni Dandreamatteo

OXFORD, N.C. – Team RangeLog’s Toni Dandreamatteo won the Enhanced Service Revolver title this past weekend at the IDPA Carolina Cup in Oxford, N.C.

Dandreamatteo, who is ranked a Master in the ESR division, won 12 of 16 stages to finish with a final score of 314.29.

“Toni, who everybody in IDPA knows as ‘Honey Bunny’, is not just an accomplished shooter as evidenced by his ESR win at the Carolina Cup, but one of our sport’s most outgoing and friendly ambassadors. I know that everyone in IDPA joins me in congratulating him on his win,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Finishing third overall in the division was Irvin Earles with a score of 389.65 to take first Expert. Emilio Franco Jr. took first Sharpshooter in the division with two stage wins and a score of 349, placing him second overall behind Dandreamatteo. Jody Patterson, the only competitor in the Marksman class, finished with 587.69.

Toni Dandreamatteo

The 2012 Carolina Cup was held June 14-16 at The Range in Oxford and drew 359 competitors from 24 states and Puerto Rico, as well as five foreign nations. For more information on the match, or to review the full results, visit www.The-CarolinaCup.com.

The International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition, which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios.

To find a club near you, join the more than 20,000 members of IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

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Carolina Cup: By The Numbers

by Editor 16. June 2012 16:41
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Here's a look at the 2012 Carolina Cup, by the numbers.

Carolina Cup awards ceremony

359 Total Competitors

213  Round Count

144  Stock Service Pistol Shooters 

96  Enhanced Service Pistol Shooters

67  Safety Officers and Staff

62  Custom Defensive Pistol Shooters

28  Women Competitors

24  States Represented, plus Puerto Rico

17  Stock Service Revolver Shooters

16  Stages

15  International Competitors

10  Enhanced Service Revolvers Shooters

5  Foreign Nations (Austria, Costa Rica, Finland, Italy and Venezuela)


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Carolina Cup: Interim Scores (Last Day)

by Editor 16. June 2012 15:40
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First, these scores are UNOFFICIAL and reflect the standings among competitors who have scores posted for all 16 stages. While not all the competitors' scores for all 16 stages are posted yet, and some squads are still on the range shooting, it doesn't appear that any shooter could overtake these division leaders. We stress that these scores (as of 3:45pm) remain UNOFFICIAL.

Bob Vogel

Custom Defensive Pistol

MA Gary Byerly 227.44

Enhanced Service Pistol

MA Brandon Wright 207.84

Stock Service Pistol

DM Bob Vogel 183.63

Enhanced Service Revolver

MA Toni Dandreamatteo 314.29

Stock Service Revolver

MA Gregg Kratochvil 247.93 (still out on the range, not a final score)

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Carolina Cup: Interim Scores (Day 2)

by Editor 15. June 2012 07:48
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Below are the division and classification leaders after day 2 at the Carolina Cup. The scores are UNOFFICIAL and reflect the standings among competitors who have scores for all 16 stages posted. These scores will change. 

Custom Defensive Pistol

MA Larry Hill 323.90

EX Ken Burgess 313.94

SS Peter Hagar 297.12

MM William Benbow 384.71

Enhanced Service Pistol

MA Brandon Wright 207.84

EX Russell Poole 233.81

SS Eli Colotta 316.98

MM Bill Giddings 376.28

Stock Service Pistol

MA Tom Yost 227.56

EX John Healy 310.63

SS Brian Abbott 331.42

MM Jose Gonalez 390.25

NO Ed Fitzgerald 490.91

Enhanced Service Revolver

MA Toni Dandreamatteo 314.29

EX Irvin Earles 389.65

SS Justin Lassiter 440.03

MM Jody Patterson 564.29

Stock Service Revolver

EX Will Williamson 392.62

SS Joe Broz 504.45 

MM Richard Von Furstenburg 465.94

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Carolina Cup: Stage Scenarios

by Editor 14. June 2012 22:35
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For those of you not attending the 2012 IDPA Carolina Cup, here's a rundown of the scenarios for each stage as provided in the match booklet.

Stage 1 - The Store

The convenience store business gets exciting sometimes. Start standing facing counter, loaded gun on shelf.

Stage 2 - The Stoplight

You are at an intersection waiting for the light to change when an attempted hijacking occurs. Start seated in vehicle, hands on wheel with loaded gun on seat beside you. 

Stage - Oops!

Start loaded and holstered standing with hands relaxed by your side facing downrange. Targets are arranged in three arrays of three each.

Stage 4 - Gas Stop Boogie

A gang of thugs gather around your van bent on your demise. Start loaded and holstered facing van, strong hand on gas nozzle.

Stage 5 - A Friendly Card Game

Your friendly card game gets interrupted by a gang come to rob everyone. Fight your way to the rear exit. Start loaded and holstered, seated on stool holding cards in both hands.

Stage 6 - In The Kitchen

You are cooking breakfast when you have to counter a home invasion. Start standing facing stove, strong hand on handle of frying pan. Gun and reloads are on kitchen table.

Stage 7 - Trouble at the Roach Coach

There is an attempted robbery of your lunch wagon. Start loaded and holstered, leaning on the edge of the counter with both hands.

Stage 8 - Fast then Slow II

No scenario provided.

Stage 9 - Dry Cleaners

You are at the ATM outside getting cash to pay the bill. While you are getting your cash you notice a lookout just as he sounds the alarm to his buddies who are robbing the cleaners. Start loaded and holstered standing at the ATM with strong hand on keys.

Stage 10 - Jefe in Trouble

Being the “Bossman” sometimes makes you a target and sometimes you have to handle stuff yourself. Start seated in near seat of van with loaded gun on seat beside you.

Stage 11 - Run off the Road

You have been run off the road during an attempted carjack. Start seated in vehicle, hands on wheel, loaded gun on seat, reloads in glove box.

Stage 12 - Johnny "Sacks"

While attending a funeral of a famed mobster, trouble erupts with a rival mob family. Star loaded and holstered.

Stage 13 - In the Woods and then it goes Bad

You are cutting trees that were damaged by a recent storm when you are attacked by looters. Start standing holding saw with both hands.

Stage 14 - Speed Drill III

No scenario provided.

Stage 15 - Suzanne's Bike Ride

Little Louie and his gang are at it again. This time terrorizing people biking in the park. He picked the wrong person today. Start kneeling beside bike checking the chain (both hands on chain).

Stage 16 - Saving Earl

You and your buddy. Earl are taking a shortcut through an alley, when three guys jump into the alley and shoot Earl. As you counter these threats and move to get Earl to safety three more bad guys appear in front of you. Start holstered and loaded, with 6 rounds only, standing.

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Carolina Cup: What To Expect

by Editor 14. June 2012 18:10
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DOWN ZERO spoke to Tom Yost, the captain of the Panteao Productions shooting team, to get his take on this year's Carolina Cup. Yost finished the match on Wednesday with an unofficial final time 227.56, and 24 points down, competing in the Stock Service Pistol division where he's classified as a Master.

Tom Yost

DZ: Now that you have shot the match, what's your take on the stages and the overall course of fire?
TY: This year's course of fire is a lot more difficult than it looks in the match booklet.

DZ: How so?
TY: With Frank Glover's [Match Director] stages, he gets you driving wide-open down the straightaway then forces you to downshift to get through a hairpin turn. This puts a lot of pressure on a shooter to switch from one extreme to another, and all on a single stage. When that happens, the disaster factor rockets up and gets a shooter out of their comfort zone real quick.

DZ: Is every stage like that, or are there some that are straight forward?
TY: No, not every stage. It was good to see a standards stage in the match, which a lot of shooters will feel comfortable shooting. But again, they have to be careful because it looks deceptively easy until you hit a no-shoot. In my squad I was one of only two shooters that didn't tag a no-shoot.

DZ: Where do you think this year's championship will be determined?
TY: I think that we're going to see the match come down to two of the stages. They are stage 2, The Stoplight, and stage 16, Saving Earl. Both are very challenging and one slipup on either of these stages could cost a shooter the title. This is where the match will likely be determined.

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Carolina Cup: Interim Scores (Day 1)

by Editor 14. June 2012 15:59
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Tom Yost

Below are the division and classification leaders after day 1 at the Carolina Cup. The scores are UNOFFICIAL and reflect the standings among competitors who have scores for all 16 stages posted. These scores will change. 

Custom Defensive Pistol

EX Ken Burgess 313.94

SS William Davis 341.71

MM Tomi Nylund 341.71

Enhanced Service Pistol

MA Chris Roper 282.49

EX Chris Donovan 272.16

SS Steve Crawford 364.56

MM Mike Critser 525.73

Stock Service Pistol

MA Tom Yost 227.56 (pictured)

EX Michelle Wood 262.33

SS Nathan Holland 340.52

MM Anti Luukkonen 471.08

NO Ed Fitzgerald 490.91

Enhanced Service Revolver

MA Toni Dandreamatteo 314.29

MM Jody Patterson 564.29

Stock Service Revolver

EX Mark Sklenarik 449.00

SS Joe Broz 504.45 

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Carolina Cup: Team Yale Has Glock, Will Shoot

by Editor 13. June 2012 23:12
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Brian Lee

Brian Lee of Yale's pistol team looks over Stage 12, known as Johnny "Sacks", a graveyard themed stage: 

While attending a funeral of a famed mobster, trouble erupts with a rival mob family.

Good thing Team Yale is on hand, and armed with a Glock at the ready. Brian, who is working as an intern at Glock this summer, came to the Carolina Cup with Glock's Ed Fitzgerald.

Between the two of them we're pretty sure the rogue mobsters didn't stand a chance.

Not a chance!

Brian Lee

Brian Lee

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Countdown To The Cup: Demo To Win A Remington R1

by Editor 12. June 2012 15:15
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Along with supporting the Carolina Cup as one of the match's major sponsors, Remington Arms will also be hosting one of the demo bays where those attending the match will have the opportunity to shoot the Remington R1 1911 pistol.

Remington will demo all four models of their 1911 R1 including the R1 Enhanced that was recently featured on History Channel's Top Shot in a precision shooting episode. Remington will also hold a drawing. Every match participant that visits the demo bay can enter a drawing to win an R1 1911.

Remington R1

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