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Old January 7, 2000, 11:16 PM   #1
Rob Pincus
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Older members will remember that last year, TFL was a major sponsor of the 3rd annual IMCS, which was held last July in Ohio.

With the STC Nationals being moved to Texas next fall, their normal Spring date at the incredible Markham Park facility outside of Ft. Lauderdale, FL has opened up and we are taking advantage of it.

The 4th Annual IMCS will again be benefitting Wish Upon a Star, which grants wishes to terminally ill children. Some of you may have read about WUAS and IMCS recently in North American Hunter magazine. In the article, the president of WUAS stated how much he appreciated the shooting sports efforts to raise money for WUAS and that the board has already approved the idea of granting a sick child a "hunt of a lifetime" if they are asked.

Irlene has helped to raise over $110,000 for WUAS through shooting competitions in the past few years.

The 4th Annual IMCS will be primarily a shotgun competition (trap, skeet, sporting clays), but Smith & Wesson will be helping out this year with a handgun side event, in order to take complete advantage of the resources at Markham Park.

In addition to TFL and S&W, sponsors have included: National Shooting Sports Foundation, The Wild Turkey Federation, Winchester Ammunition, Ruger Firearms, PMC Ammunition, White Flyer Targets, Champion Targets, Flint River Outdoorwear, Glock Inc., Wiley-X, Clark Custom Guns, Quail Unlimited, Realtree Outdoor Products, GSI Inc, Merkel Shotguns, Tri-Star Arms, Remington, and many other National and Local Sponsors.

I hope to see some of you there. Email for more info. Our website will be updated soon and I'll post the URL.

-Rob
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-Essayons

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Old January 8, 2000, 11:58 AM   #2
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I read about this event in one of my magazines. This is great. Would be most interested in more info. Thanks.
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Old January 8, 2000, 12:25 PM   #3
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Glad you read about us Ned,, in the past few years we've been covered in several publications, including Trap & Field, Sporting Clays Magazine, Gun World, Women & Guns, The Antler, Guns & Ammo, and many regional publications.

The event will be held at Markham on April 14-16th. The 14th will be a practice day, with side events open. Saturday and Sunday morning will be the main competition days. Sunday at noon will be the "Celebrity Shootout" competition, followed shortly by the awards ceremony.

Format for the competion will be:

Event 1: 50 rounds skeet, 50 rounds 5-stand

Event 2: 100 rounds Sporting Clays

A standard entry will include 2 lunches, entry in either event 1 or 2 (including ammo), ticket to Saturday evening's banquet/auction and sunday afternoon's BBQ dinner after the awards ceremony, and an embroidered polo shirt. We also give away each shooter a gift bag with items from some of our sponsors. This entry will be around $200.

For $300, you get both events (200 targets, incl. ammo), all the stuff mentioned above, plus an embroidered hat. You will also be eligible for "High Over All" prizes, which is determined by a combination of scores in event 1 and 2. This is the option that about 80% of our competitors have chosen.

The last two years we have given away over $20,000 in prizes (each year). Prizes have included Glocks, S&W revolvers, a Merkel Shotgun, Muzzle loaders, Custom Handguns, Custom Rifles, Remington Shotguns, Chuck Stapel Knives, Vacation packages, binoculars, software, ammunition, scopes, nightvision devices and lots of other goodies. I think everyone of our competitors has gotten something during the door prize give-away at the awards ceremony. In the main events we award prizes in 3 flights, and to the ladies, so we end up with about 50 plaques to award each year, after you factor in side events and the celebrity competition.

Side Events:

This year's side events will include Trap (100 targets), a Handgun event, and a Xbow Event. Traditionally, each entry ticket for a side event (price varies from $5-$25) also serves as a raffle ticket for a cool prize. Typically we would offer a handgun at the handgun event, a shotgun at the trap event and (go figure...) a Xbow at the Xbow event. These are awarded in additoin to prizes based on score.


The main thing for me with this event has always been two fold: Give lots of stuff to the competitors (including chances to SHOOT) and make sure that our sponsors get good exposure (on-site, articles, TV) If those two things happen then we will have a successful event and WUAS will get a nice check at the end of the weekend.

I'm stillworking on the new IMCS4 website....

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Old January 8, 2000, 05:20 PM   #4
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Bummer. That coincides with the KY IDPA Y2K shoot. Same weekend my club hosting the first ever KY IDPA State Match. But all is not lost. I belong to a 2500 member Sportsmens Club. Skeet, Sporting Clays and Traps Divisions are very popular. If they don't know about your shoot I will be sure they do. I also pretend to shoot Sporting Clays on occasion. E-mail me with the website. I will forward to President of Sporting Clays Division. They probably know about your shoot, but just in case.

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Old January 19, 2000, 04:22 AM   #5
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To all-
TFL is again proud to support this worthwhile cause. We'll be there in body, spirit and wallet. We try not to ask our Members to rally around too many different causes, but this is special. Wish Upon a Star foundation is one of the finest and most dedicated organizations out there.

For those who can attend, please email me. We may try to put together a BarBQ party and shootfest. For those who cannot, please consider a contribution to the shoot. Your own star will shine a bit brighter!
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Old January 30, 2000, 02:40 PM   #6
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IMCS #4 Website is up:

www.catalystpro.com/imcs
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