Linskey Wins SSR Wheelgun Title At New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 21. August 2012 01:15
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HARVARD, Mass. – Finishing 25th overall in the match, Joe Linskey won the Stock Service Revolver division title at the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship held this past weekend in Harvard, Mass.

Linskey, one of just four SSR Distinguished Masters, the highest skill level within IDPA, finished the match with a time of 304.16 seconds, scoring 43 points down, to outpace Bob Powell who finished first Master with 319.98 and 42 points down.

“Joe is one of IDPA's best revolver shooters and showed why as he won seven of the 12 stages on his way to the SSR title at the New England Regional,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Elsewhere in the Stock Service Revolver division, Frank Palka took first Expert with 365.49 and 48 points down, earning him the High Distinguished Senior title. Glenn Weldon finished first Sharpshooter with 471.60 (100), while Wil Cournoyer took first Marksman with 447.53 (108).

Sponsored in part by New England-based firearms makers Ruger and Sig Sauer, the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship was hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club and held August 17-19 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass. The match drew nearly 160 top IDPA competitors from throughout New England. For more information on the match and the full results, visit www.MetroWestTactical.com.

Fore more information on the International Defensive Pistol Association, or to get started in this fun and exciting 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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Buckland Scores CDP Title Win At New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 21. August 2012 01:10
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HARVARD, Mass. – Craig Buckland, shooting for Wolff Gunsprings and Tactical Defense Solutions, captured the Custom Defensive Pistol division title and finished eighth among all competitors this past weekend at the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship in Harvard, Mass.

Buckland outpaced all CDP shooters on five of the 12 stages and finished the match with a time of 261.66 seconds and scoring 66 points down.

“Craig is among the top shooters in IDPA so it comes as no surprise that he'd dominate the Custom Defensive Pistol division at this year's New England Regional,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Mike Alexander, who finished the match just 6.04 seconds behind Buckland, took first Master with 267.70 and 66 points down. Second Master went to David Girardin with 283.87 (59), followed by Brian Steskla, third Master with 306.65 (73), and Charles Zaniboni finishing fourth Master with 307.38 (123).

Also taking top honors in the CDP division were Robert Lacroix, who won first Expert and finished third overall in the division with and impressive 280.48 (69); Carl Manoogian who placed first Sharpshooter with 306.41 (58); and John Domfort of Team Tactical Defense Solutions finishing first Marksman with 396.14 (124).

Sponsored in part by New England-based firearms makers Ruger and Sig Sauer, the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship was hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club and held August 17-19 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass. The match drew nearly 160 top IDPA competitors from throughout New England. For more information on the match and the full results, visit www.MetroWestTactical.com.

Fore more information on the International Defensive Pistol Association, or to get started in this fun and exciting 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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Stettmeier Takes SSP Title At New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 21. August 2012 01:05
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HARVARD, Mass. – Ed Stettmeier of the Tactical Defense Solutions shooting team won seven of 12 stages and posted the fastest overall time on his way to winning the Stock Service Pistol title this past weekend at the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship in Harvard, Mass.

Ranked a Master level shooter in IDPA, Stettmeier not only posted the overall fastest time in the match, but also took top honors as the most accurate shooter in the competition after scoring just 21 points down. He outpaced his nearest competitor, David Dolio, by 14.56 seconds to finish with a final time of 205.88.

“Ed is one of the young up-and-coming shooters within IDPA and his outstanding performance this weekend at the New England Regional proves why he's one to watch in our sport,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Finishing second overall in both the match and the division was Dolio with 68 points down and a final time of 220.44 to take first Master honors. Tom Yost of the Panteao Productions shooting team finished second Master with 234.51 and 47 points down, which also eared him the event's High Senior title.

Third Master went to Michael Masselli with 253.55 and 64 points down, while David Bold claimed fourth Master with 254.86 and 57 points down, and Hanwei Hsieh took fifth Master with 261.09 and 78 points down.

Elsewhere in the Stock Service Pistol division, William Richards finished first Expert with 294.13 (83), David Lin finished first Sharpshooter with 294.96 (66), and James McColgan III took first Marksman with 370.26 (135).

Sponsored in part by New England-based firearms makers Ruger and Sig Sauer, the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship was hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club and held August 17-19 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass. The match drew nearly 160 top IDPA competitors from throughout New England. For more information on the match and the full results, visit www.MetroWestTactical.com.

Fore more information on the International Defensive Pistol Association, or to get started in this fun and exciting 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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NE Regional: ...And Thy Staff, They Comfort Me

by Editor 20. August 2012 07:57
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The SOs and staff of the New England Regional IDPA Championship put in a great deal of time and energy to make this year's match a success.

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NE Regional: Final Standings

by Editor 20. August 2012 07:24
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The 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship is now in the books, thanks to the hard work of MetroWest Tactical and a small army of volunteers...and the shooters, of course. Here are your winners. You can find the complete results online at MetroWestTactical.com.

      CDP Champion:  Craig Buckland    Master 261.66 (66)
      ESP Champion:   Dave Solimini    Master 252.46 (51)
      SSP Champion:   Edward Stettmeier    Master 205.88 (21)
      ESR Champion:   Gene Gelberger    Master 305.05 (69)
      SSR Champion:   Joe Linskey    Master 304.16 (43)

      High Senior:  Tom Yost    SSP - Master 234.51 (47)
      High Lady:   Kim Buckland    ESP - Marksman 444.91 (64)
      High Law Enforcement:  Hanwei Hsieh    SSP - Master 261.09 (78)
      High Industry:  Edward Stettmeier    SSP - Master 205.88 (21)
      High Junior:  Duncan McNaughton    ESP - Marksman 472.32(195)
      High Military:  Edward Stettmeier    SSP - Master 205.88 (21)
      High Distinguished Senior:   Frank Palka    SSR - Expert 365.49 (48)
      Most Accurate:   Edward Stettmeier    SSP - Master 205.88 (21)

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NE Regional: Standings After Day 2

by Editor 18. August 2012 22:13
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Here's a look at the preliminary scores after Day 2 at the New England Regional IDPA Championship. The match wraps up tomorrow with first shots fired at 10:00am. More detailed scores are posted online at MetroWestTactical.com.

      CDP Leader:  Craig Buckland    Master 261.66 (66)
      ESP Leader:   Dave Solimini    Master 252.46 (51)
      SSP Leader:   David Dolio    Master 223.44 (68)
      ESR Leader:   Gene Gelberger    Master 305.05 (69)
      SSR Leader:   Joe Linskey    Unclassified 304.16 (43)

      Current High Senior:  Michael Joffe    ESP - Expert 293.19 (54)
      Current High Lady:   Kim Buckland    ESP - Marksman 444.91 (64)
      Current High Law Enforcement:  Hanwei Hsieh    SSP - Master 261.09 (78)
      Current High Industry:  Craig Buckland    CDP - Master 261.66 (66)
      Current High Junior:  Duncan McNaughton    ESP - Marksman 472.32(195)
      Current High Military:  Carl Bodin    SSP - Sharpshooter 332.35(106)
      Current High Distinguished Senior:   Frank Palka    SSR - Expert 365.49 (48)
      Current Most Accurate:   Vladimir Klokov    SSP - Expert 304.21 (32)

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NE Regional Stage 12: Disco Fever

by Editor 17. August 2012 15:30
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We wrap up DOWN ZERO's preview of the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship with the 12th and final stage of the match, the club themed stage 'Disco Fever.' Designed by Match Director Michael Joffe of MetroWest Tactical, this stage features 16 rounds scoring the best two on each of the 8 paper targets. Concealment is required, however, no bonus points for wearing a white polyester leisure suit.

SCENARIO: You are enjoying a (soft!) drink in a club when hell breaks loose. The only way out lies across the dance floor…

START POSITION: Seated at P1 back against the chair, both hands on the table, a drink in one hand. Firearm loaded to division capacity, holstered. Ammo carriers stowed on the body.

PROCEDURE: Stand up, draw, and engage targets T1-T3 with two rounds each from P1. Advance to P2 and engage T4 using cover. Advance to P3in the open and engage disappearing targets T5-T6, proceed to Cover position P3 and engage T7-T8.

SCORING:         Vickers, 16 Rounds Minimum
TARGETS:         8 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS:   Best 2 on Paper
START-STOP:     Audible-Last Shot
PENALTIES:       Per IDPA Rules
CONCEALMENT:  Required

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NE Regional Stage 11: Hide But Seek

by Editor 17. August 2012 11:00
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Designed by the folks at MetroWest Tactical, Stage 11 calls for the best 3 hits on paper with 6 IDPA targets, and 2 non-threats thrown in for good measure. Did somebody say something about a flashlight?

SCENARIO: Having a good time in the office has never been easy.

START POSITION: Standing P1, hands relaxed at sides. Firearm loaded to division capacity, holstered. Ammo carriers stowed on the body. Flashlight turned off, stowed on the body.

PROCEDURE: On the buzzer, run to a table, pull it toward you and, using it as low cover, engage T1-T6 with at least 3 rounds each.

SCORING:         Vickers, 18 Rounds Minimum
TARGETS:         6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS:   Best 3 on Paper
START-STOP:     Audible-Last Shot
PENALTIES:       Per IDPA Rules
CONCEALMENT:  Required

 

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NE Regional Stage 10: Mind The Gap

by Editor 17. August 2012 07:00
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Stage 10 is called 'Mind the Gap' and was designed by David Ritchie with MetroWest Tactical. Featuring 6 IDPA targets, 1 popper and 1 non-threat, you have to be where you have to be, all while minding that gap.

SCENARIO: Be where you need to be but prepare to cross the gap.

START POSITION: Standing at P1, facing downrange, hands relaxed at sides. Firearm loaded to division capacity, holstered. Ammo carriers stowed on the body.

PROCEDURE: Engage T1 through T6 with 2 rounds each. Popper behind T2 activates out and back T5.

SCORING:         Vickers, 12 Rounds Minimum
TARGETS:         6 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat, 1 Steel
SCORED HITS:   Best 2 on Paper, Steel Must Fall
START-STOP:     Audible-Last Shot
PENALTIES:       Per IDPA Rules
CONCEALMENT:  Required

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NE Regional Stage 9: Every Shot Counts

by Editor 16. August 2012 16:15
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You've heard the saying, 'One Riot. One Ranger'? Well thanks to stage designer Gene Gelberger of MetroWest Tactical, we have this 18 round/18 target stage called Every Shot Counts. Think of it as 'One Riot. One IDPA Shooter'.

SCENARIO: While visiting a “gun-friendly country” you get attacked by rioters.

START POSITION: Standing at P1, hands relaxed at sides, firearm loaded to division capacity, holstered. Ammunition carriers stowed on the body.

PROCEDURE: Draw and engage T1-T18 with 1 round each.

SCORING:         Vickers, 18 Rounds Minimum
TARGETS:         18 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS:   Best 1 on Paper
START-STOP:     Audible-Last Shot
PENALTIES:       Per IDPA Rules
CONCEALMENT:  Required

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