6649 Gillis Rd.
Victor, NY 14564
(585) 924 4427
PO Box 165
Ian Smingler “Three-
By Wes Bailey
Victor, NY -
The JTH Agency Classic started with the doubles competition on Friday afternoon with
40 shooters taking to the fields under clear skies and a slight breeze. Canadian
doubles champ Dan Morris let one bird escape, but his 99 was enough to win the doubles
competition without the need of a shoot-
The spring weather in Western New York was filled with historic amounts of rainfall. Saturday’s weather did break with a threat of a shower, but fortunately all of the showers passed around the club and the day turned into a warm and very breezy summer day. A total of 49 shooters took the field for Saturday morning’s .410 bore event. Ian Smingler bagged 98 targets to best the field and claim the .410 bore champ spot. The balance of the .410 field of winners were; Des Ivanov (AA), Mat Kelley (A), Ed Call (B), John Mutchler (C), and Al Morris (D).
The 20 gauge event concluded the shooting on Saturday afternoon. Five shooters
were perfect in crushing 100 targets. After a spirited shoot-
Again this year, shooter Randy Cook generously donated $300 in added money for a special 20 gauge handicapped event for B/C/D class shooters only. Junior shooter Michael Cawley had the top handicap score and won the first place money, with John Mutchler and Al Morris splitting the runner up cash prize. We really can’t thank Randy enough for his generosity and his support of this very popular event. We need more thoughtful and generous shooters like Randy that give back to the sport that they love so much.
At the conclusion of the shoot-
Clear skies and warm temperatures greeted the 50 shooters for Sunday’s lead-
On Sunday afternoon, the scoring continued with Ian Smingler, Mat Kelley, and Steve
Wood all posting 100’s in the 12 gauge event. In a shoot-
After the conclusion of the four gun events the HOA champ was decided without the
need for a shoot-
For the sixth consecutive year, the HOA competition featured the added handicapped “JTH Agency Classic HOA Challenge”. All four gun shooters were automatically entered to win premium prizes for the event. Joe Strazzeri won this year’s HOA Challenge event and took home a certificate for a full set of Briley matched weight tubes. Al Morris claimed the second place prize of a premium Perazzi gun case. The third place prize of a Beretta gun case was earned by Ian Smingler. Congrats to all winners of this special event and thanks to John Hessney for the donations of these fine prizes in addition to the added money for the shoot.
The JTH Agency Classic is a great source of pride for the members of the Victor Rod and Gun Club. The club is very fortunate to have such a group of dedicated volunteers that devote countless hours to making this shoot the best that it can be. It is very gratifying to know that the shooters notice the effort and show their appreciation. We truly appreciate that the shooters keep this shoot on their shoot calendar and return each year.
Special thanks go out to shoot chairman Andy Nolan who manages the shoot project. He has strong support from Keith, Max, Hilda, Don C., Gary, John Y, and the many others. Also, thanks to Dan Caryl for being the chief referee and to his great crew of fine referees. Many thanks go to the advertisers in the shoot program. We believe that we have one of the best quality shoot programs in the country. We can’t thank shoot sponsors John and Elizabeth Hessney enough for their support and generosity. Each year they give back to the sport by sponsoring this fine shoot.
Please go to VRGC web site () to check out pictures of the shoot. The club continues to make a number of capital improvements so as to make the shooting experience next year even better. See you in 2018!
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