NRA Women on Target Shooting Clinic

We hosted an NRA Women on Target shooting clinic on behalf of Bridget Bodine from DeCoverly Kennels http://www.decoverlykennels.com/ DeCoverly Kennels English Setters.

It was a great success!

We did have some heavy rain and lost power but we didn’t let that stop us. We all had a great time.

I’d like to thank the board members of the Club for giving us the use of the grounds for the day and to all of the people who so graciously volunteered their time to make this a great day!

Horseshoes

Though there are many variations on how horseshoes are played and scored, at FSC: One player pitches both shoes in succession to one pit, followed by the other player, once known as an “inning”.

Horseshoes at FSCNormally only one pitcher can score points per inning, however some leagues and tournaments play “count all”, in which all points in each inning are counted. A live shoe that is not a ringer, but comes to rest six inches (6”) or closer to the stake, has a value of one (1) point. This includes a “leaner”. If both of one player’s horseshoes are closer than the opponent’s, two points are scored. A ringer scores three points. In the case of one ringer and a closer horseshoe, both horseshoes are scored for a total of four points. If a player throws two ringers, that player scores six points. If each player throws a ringer, the ringers cancel and no points are scored. If two ringers are thrown by one player and one ringer by the opponent, the player throwing two ringers scores three points. This is typically called “two dead and three” or “three ringers three” for score keeping purposes. Such occurrences are called “dead ringers” and are still used toward the pitcher/ringer average. Back-yard games can be played to any number of points that is agreed upon, but are usually to 21 points, win by 2. In most sanctioned tournaments the handicapped divisions pitch 50 shoe games, most points win. If there is a tie, the pitchers pitch an additional 2 innings (alternating pitch) until the tie is broken. Championship divisions, or non-handicapped divisions are pitched to 40 points, regardless of the number of shoes pitched. In Philadelphia when a player tops another players ringer the player is awarded 6 points.

Like UsThere are two ways to score: by throwing “ringers” or by throwing the horseshoe nearest to the stake. A ringer is a thrown horseshoe such that the horseshoe completely encircles the stake. Disputes are settled by using a straightedge touch the two points at the ends of the horseshoe, called “heel calks”. If the straightedge doesn’t touch the stake, then the horseshoe is a ringer.

Horseshoes at the Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club are thrown from January thru April, Thursdays, 7:00 pm come earlier for refreshments/registration.

Darts

A popular and classic non shooting activity held at FSC is Darts!

DartsDarts – is a form of throwing game in which small missiles or darts originally made from cut down arrows or crossbow bolts, thrown at a circular target or dartboard fixed to a wall 8’ away. Though various boards and rules have been used in the past, the term “darts” usually now refers to a standardized game involving a specific board design and set of rules. As well as being a professional competitive sport, darts is a traditional pub game, commonly played in the United Kingdom.

The dartboard is sectioned in 20 scoring sections, with a smaller triple point sub section in the middle and a smaller double scoring section on the outer rim. The central circle is divided into a green outer ring worth 25 points (known as “outer”, “outer bull”, or “iris”) and a red or black inner circle (usually known as “bull”, “inner bull” or “double bull”), worth 50 points. The term “bulls-eye” can mean either the whole central part of the board or just the inner red/black section. Many scoring variations in darts exist.

Darts at FSC are thrown from January thru April, Thursdays, 6:00–7:00 pm refreshments / registration, throwing at 7:00 pm. There several awards, prizes, and bonus’ to earn, including the “long dart” (1 dart thrown from a longer than usual distance) and the Golden Dart award.

Additional information about Darts rules, history, equipment can be found, http://dartsinfoworld.com darts-rules.