Tara Lyon Takes High Lady At IDPA's S&W New England Regional

by Editor 21. August 2013 07:25
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HARVARD, Mass. – Tara Lyon outpaced defending women’s champ, Kimberly Buckland, to take the High Lady title at the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

Lyon, who competed as a Sharpshooter in the Stock Service Pistol (SSP) division, won six of 14 stages before taking the title with her final time of 515.15 seconds with 214 points down.

“Tara is a constant presence on New England’s IDPA ranges where she not only competes but often works the matches as well. I look forward to seeing Tara return to the winner’s circle again in the future,” said Bob Biehl, match director for the 2013 New England Regional.

Finishing in second place was Buckland who competed in the Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP) division as a Marksman. Buckland dominated Lyon on eight stages but finished with and overall time of 550.16 seconds and a total of 154 points down.

Also competing as a Marksman in ESP was Dori Smith who took third with 704.06 (269). Rounding out the top five were SSP Marksmen Samantha Galante in fourth with 761.83 (371) and Brooke Cheney placing fifth with 853.88 (313).

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 16-18, at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club located in Harvard, Massachusetts and drew 189 competitors.

Complete match results can be found online at MetroWestTactical.com.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Miller Wins Tight Battle For SSR Title At IDPA’s New England Regional

by Editor 21. August 2013 07:20
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HARVARD, Mass. – Just 1.09 seconds separated the top four shooters in the Stock Service Revolver division at the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship with Robert Miller taking the title.

With wins on four of 14 stages, Miller, classified an Expert in the division, managed to hold off Wil Cournoyer, Dennis Doti, and Chris DeForge in the championship’s closest event and won the SSR title with a time of 467.10 seconds with 118 points down.

Cournoyer, also an Expert, finished second with 467.37 (100), followed by Doti, a Sharpshooter, with 467.47 (124) and DeForge, an Expert, with 468.19 (62).

“The Stock Service Revolver competition was a true nail-biter with the hopes and dreams of all four top shooters hinging on the placement of any one shot in the match,” said Bob Biehl, match director for the 2013 New England Regional.

Rounding out the top five was Sharpshooter Greg Hayes who finished with a time of 552.33 seconds with 172 points down. Elsewhere in the division, Chip Dufault finished first Marksman with 595.91 (217).

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 16-18, at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club located in Harvard, Massachusetts and drew 189 competitors.

Complete match results can be found online at MetroWestTactical.com.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Craig Buckland Wins Back-to-Back CDP Titles At IDPA’s New England Regional

by Editor 21. August 2013 07:15
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HARVARD, Mass. – The Wolff Gunsprings/Tactical Defense Solutions shooter Craig Buckland picked up his second straight Custom Defensive Pistol title at the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

With division wins on half of the match’s 14 stages, Buckland, a Master class shooter, managed to outpace Team Colt’s Mark Redl by just over 12 seconds with his final winning time of 291.25 seconds and 57 points down.

“Craig shot a very strong match with Mark right on his heels. With two consecutive CDP victories in the books, it’s clear that Craig knows how to put together a winning run here at the New England Regional,” said Bob Biehl, match director for this year’s championship.

Redl placed second with five stage wins to take first Master with 303.86 seconds and 99 points down. Third place went to the first Expert, Aaron Haines, with 353.56 (105). Matthew Holmes, third Master, placed fourth with one stage win and 355.52 (87) while second Expert Bob Biehl who rounded out the top five with 368.22 (95).

Elsewhere in the division, Frank Palka, an Expert in the division, won High Distinguished Senior honors with a final time of 418.17 seconds and 57 points down. Kevin Wagner took first Sharpshooter with 435.36 (104) and Andy Holton claimed first Marksman with 489.83 (114).

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 16-18, at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club located in Harvard, Massachusetts and drew 189 competitors.

Complete match results can be found online at MetroWestTactical.com.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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David Dolio Claims SSP Title At IDPA’s S&W New England Regional

by Editor 21. August 2013 07:10
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HARVARD, Mass. – In the match’s most heavily contested division, David Dolio claimed the Stock Service Pistol title at the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

Dolio topped a field of over 100 shooters and racked up wins on five of 14 stages before posting his final winning run of 299.37 seconds and 104 points down. The Master class shooter outpaced his nearest competitor, Brian Steskla, by just 3.88 seconds.

“David is an excellent shooter, one of the best, and you have to be when you’re competing in the Stock Service Pistol division where so many of New England’s shooters compete,” said Bob Biehl, match director for the 2013 New England Regional.

With two stage wins and his final time of 303.25, and 66 points down, Steskla placed second as the first Master. Lee Adams won High Military Veteran honors, taking third in the division and second Master with one stage win and 312.99 (63), while Matthew Farley finished fourth for first Expert with 326.46 (100) and Rob Lacroix placed fifth for third Master with three stage wins and 329.41 (129).

Elsewhere in the division, Mason Lane, an Expert, won the High Junior title with 375.02 (89). Michael French finished first Sharpshooter with 384.20 (106). Jack Hamel took first Marksman with 491.57 (196). And High Lady honors went to Tara Lyon, a Sharpshooter, with 515.15 (214).

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 16-18, at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club located in Harvard, Massachusetts and drew 189 competitors.

Complete match results can be found online at MetroWestTactical.com.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Gelberger Repeats As ESR Champ At IDPA’s New England Regional

by Editor 21. August 2013 07:05
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HARVARD, Mass. – For the second year in a row Gene Gelberger has taken the Enhanced Service Revolver division title at the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 16-18, at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club located in Harvard, Massachusetts and drew 189 competitors.

Gelberger, classified a Master within the division, won 11 of 14 stages in the match, posting a final winning time of 382.29 seconds with 109 points down.

“As New England wheelgunners go, Gene is one of the best and he proves that time and time again,” observed Bob Biehl, match director for the 2013 New England Regional.

Placing second in the division was William Richards, an Expert class shooter, with 445.89 (118). Jerry Richard, also an Expert, placed third with 508.84 (120) while Marksman Andrew MacGray took fourth with 520.24 (127).

Complete match results can be found online at MetroWestTactical.com.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Panteao’s Tom Yost Wins ESP At IDPA’s New England Regional

by Editor 21. August 2013 07:00
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HARVARD, Mass. – By a little over two seconds, Team Panteao’s Tom Yost held off Ed Stettmeier to take the Enhanced Service Pistol division title at the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

Yost, who finished the match with three stage wins and a final time of 273.69 seconds and 66 points down, claimed not only the ESP title but also the High Senior and High Industry awards.

“Tom is one of the region's top competitive shooters and continues to rack up wins every season. In a division with some very strong competition, Tom managed to shoot a consistent, steady match to lock up yet another championship title,” said Bob Biehl, match director for the 2013 New England Regional.

Stettmeier finished first Master and second in the division trailing Yost by 2.33 seconds with a time of 276.02 and 93 points down. Stettmeier also took top honors on three of the 14 stages in the match’s course of fire.

Third place in the match went to Joe Linskey who claimed Most Accurate and High Law Enforcement honors by winning two stages and posting a final time of 292.96 seconds with just 41 points down. Fourth place went to Nick Bedio, first Sharpshooter, with 297.07 (87), followed by David Girardin, third Master, in fifth with two stage wins and 307.01 (127).

Elsewhere in the division, Jerry Tetreau finished first Expert with 325.12 (85). Justin Fitch finished first Marksman with 499.82 (153). Chad Barber of the U.S. Coast Guard claimed High Military as an ESP Sharpshooter with his final time of 442.84 seconds and 91 points down.

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 16-18, at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club located in Harvard, Massachusetts and drew 189 competitors.

Complete match results can be found online at MetroWestTactical.com.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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NER '13: Final Results

by Editor 19. August 2013 12:27
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Here are the official final results from the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship. Top five overall in each division as well as the category winners are shown. Full results are posted online at MetroWestTactical.com.

CDP Division
291.25 (57) - Craig Buckland (MA)
303.86 (99) - Mark Redl (MA)
353.56 (105) - Aaron Haines (EX)
355.52 (87) - Matthew Holmes (MA)
368.22 (95) - Bob Biehl (EX)

ESP Division
273.69 (66) - Tom Yost (MA)
276.02 (93) - Ed Stettmeier (MA)
292.96 (41) - Joe Linskey (MA)
297.07 (87) - Nick Bedio (SS)
307.01 (127) - David Girardin (MA)

SSP Division
299.37 (104) - David Dolio (MA)
303.25 (66) - Brian Steskla (MA)
312.99 (63) - Lee Adams (MA)
326.46 (100) - Matthew Farley (EX)
329.41 (129) - Rob Lacroix (MA)

ESR Division
382.29 (109) - Gene Gelberger (MA)
445.89 (118) - William Richards (EX)
508.84 (120) - Jerry Richard (EX)
520.24 (127) - Andrew MacGray (MM)

SSR Division
467.10 (118) - Robert Miller (EX)
467.37 (100) - Wil Cournoyer (EX)
467.47 (124) - Dennis Doti (SS)
468.19 (62) - Chris DeForge (EX)
552.33 (172) - Greg Hayes (SS)

High Senior: Tom Yost ESP (MA) 273.69 (66)
High Lady: Tara Lyon SSP (SS) 515.15 (214)
High Law Enforcement: Joe Linskey ESP (MA) 292.96 (41)
High Industry: Tom Yost ESP (MA) 273.69 (66)
High Junior: Mason Lane SSP (EX) 375.02 (89)
High Military: Chad Barber ESP (SS) 442.84 (91)
High Military Veteran: Lee Adams SSP (MA) 312.99 (63)
High Dist. Senior: Frank Palka CDP (EX) 418.17 (57)
Most Accurate: Joe Linskey ESP (MA) 292.96 (41)

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These Guys!

by Editor 19. August 2013 12:07
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Gun Goddess and TekMat Sponsor IDPA’s Smith & Wesson New England Regional

by Editor 12. August 2013 09:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Gun Goddess and TekMat have signed on as gold sponsors of the 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

Gun Goddess and TekMat join Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech Industries, Montana Gold Bullet, MyGunDB, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Ruger, SIG SAUER, Tactical Defense Solutions and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match, in supporting the New England Regional which is among the region’s largest defensive pistol shooting competitions.

“We’re extremely pleased to announce the additional support for this year’s championship from Gun Goddess and TekMat. As IDPA continues to grow so too does the generous sponsorship from companies, like Gun Goddess and TekMat, that are committed to expanding shooting sports opportunities around the country,” said Dori Smith of the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club.

The Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship will take place August 16-18 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Massachusetts and will again be hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship is expected to draw upwards of 200 of the region’s top shooters. Registration for the event opened back on May 1 and match officials report that the competition sold out, with a waiting list of shooters hoping for a last minute opening.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

 

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IDPA Previews Smith & Wesson New England Regional Course Of Fire

by Editor 12. August 2013 06:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Starting with the King of New England stages, organizers of the 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship are previewing all 14 stages of the course of fire competitors will face at this year’s championship.

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), the New England Regional IDPA Championship will take place August 16-18 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Massachusetts.

In addition to determining the regional champion in each of IDPA’s five handgun competition divisions, the match also serves as the second leg of the newly established King of New England, which is being presented by Apex Tactical Specialties. In June the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson, kicked off the series which concludes with New Hampshire’s Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship in October.

Four stages from each of the three major New England championships make up the 12 stage challenge. Match Director Bob Biehl has selected the following stages as the New England Regional Championship’s portion of the series:

Stage 2 - Movie Theater
Stage 8 - Economic Breakdown
Stage 11 - Interrupting Your Nap
Stage 14 - Restaurant Beat Down
Stage 6 - I Want To Ride My Bike (alternate)

IDPA, which is the country’s fastest growing shooting sport, has seen tremendous growth in the last few years fueled by the surging demand in concealed carry permits and the increasing need for personal protection. Such rapid growth has made competitions like the New England Regional extremely popular.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson New England Regional, or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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