Shooters club celebrates successful 2016

The 2016 season is drawing to a close for the Bull River Shooters with our final fun match and awards banquet set for Saturday November 19

Jason and Kalvin Marsh with their haul from the 2016 Canadian Nationals and US Nationals.

Jason and Kalvin Marsh with their haul from the 2016 Canadian Nationals and US Nationals.

Bradley Woods

The 2016 season is drawing to a close for the Bull River Shooters with our final fun match and awards banquet set for Saturday November 19. This season saw record participation at club matches and our members performed well at BC and Alberta provincials as well as at Canadian and US Nationals. We are very pleased with the growth in our junior numbers as well as the participation of new members. The future looks good!

Some significant results:

Canadian Nationals:

Kalvin Marsh — Smallbore-1st Master Agg. Standard Rifle;Smallbore Standard Rifle Top Canadian; Top Canadian Junior Shooter; Highpower Standard Rifle Top Canadian and Tournament Champion; Highpower Hunter Rifle Top Canadian and Tournament Champion; Top Canadian Junior Shooter

Jason Marsh — Smallbore-1st AAA Agg. Standard Rifle; Smallbore Hunter Rifle, Top Canadian; Highpower 2nd AA Agg. Standard Rifle

Bill Johnson — Smallbore Standard Rifle 9th AAA Agg.; Smallbore Hunter Rifle 7th AAA Agg.

Dave Sherret — Smallbore Standard Rifle 10th AA Agg.; Highpower Standard Rifle 10th AA Agg.; Highpower Hunter Rifle 3rd A Agg.

Kay Johnson — Smallbore Standard Rifle 1st B Agg.; Smallbore Hunting Rifle 1st B Agg.

US Nationals:

Kalvin Marsh — All 4 Junior titles: Smallbore Rifle Standard & Hunter Class; High power Rifle Standard & Hunter class; Smallbore-2nd master Agg. Hunter rifle; Highpower-3rd AAA Agg. Standard rifle ; Highpower-3rd Master Agg. Hunter rifle

Jason Marsh — Smallbore-3rd AAA Agg. Standard Rifle; Highpower-1st AA Agg. Standard Rifle; Highpower-1st AAA Agg. Hunter rifle

The BRSA is very proud of the efforts of all our members and we especially want to compliment the father/son duo of Jason and Kalvin Marsh who are taking the Silhouette world by storm.

In addition to the above noted results, these two hard working fellows achieved some other accomplishments this year: Jason completed a Grand Slam in the smallbore standard rifle, which means he has shot ten in a row of each of the four targets in one category of rifle at some point (a perfect score is 40 out of 40 and has only been achieved once in Canada and just a few times in the world — come on Jason, we’re waiting!)

Kalvin completed Grand Slam in the smallbore hunter class, broke the 80 shot BC Highpower standard rifle record with a 65/80, tied the BC record Highpower hunting rifle with 62/80, broke BC and Canadian record Highpower Standard rifle with 36/40, broke BC and Canadian record Highpower standard rifle long run Turkeys with 13 in a row, and broke BC and Canadian record Smallbore hunter rifle long run Rams with 29 in a row.

Know that these guys are very gifted but that they really put in the hours practising and deserve everything they get. And take note that Jason’s two other sons, Jordan and Justin, are nipping at their heels. When these guys shoot as well as they do and then turn to their fellow competitors with advice and encouragement it only inspires us to try harder.