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2018 International Club Team Postal Matches
The UPMLA sponsors a team postal competition among several muzzle
loading clubs. The competition involves monthly matches taking
place over a six month period, January through June. Participating
clubs have been located in the states of Florida, Arizona, Texas,
Michigan, Wisconsin, Alaska, and the province of Ontario.
Nine clubs from Canada and the United States have entered
the 2018 competition.
How it works: Each month, all the shooters who show
up for a monthly meeting of each club fire six shots at
individual paper targets distributed for the monthly competition.
Shooters shoot at the same time and place. All who shoot are
considered to be "on the team" for their club for that month.
Numbers of individuals who shoot at any of the clubs can vary from
month to month. Management of the monthly shooting event for each
club (time, day, place, etc.) is left to the club.
Targets are placed 25 yards from the firing line. Firearms should
be traditional sidehammer or underhammer rifles or smoothbores,
either flintlocks or caplocks. Open sights only. Patched roundball
only. The five highest scoring shots on each target will be
counted toward the individual target score of 50 points maximum.
After their monthly shoot, each club mails the targets from all of
its shooters to the UPMLA competition scorer. The five
highest-scoring targets from each club are totaled to make up the
club score for that month. The scores are used to determine the
monthly winning club.
The scorer tabulates the scores of the targets of each shooter in
each club, and sends results showing scores of all the shooters
to the coordinator of each club. Every shooter can then see the
scores of every other shooter in all the clubs.
There are NO FEES for participating. The only cost to a club is
for postage to return the targets for scoring, and for making
photocopies of the new target for club members each month.
For 2018, the nine clubs participating are:
- Baraga Blackpowder Bunch shooting at Ottawa
Sportsmen's Club, Upper Peninsula of Michigan.(Link to Ottawa club web site)
- Crumlin Sportsmen's Association of London, Ontario, Canada.
(Link to Crumlin
Sportsmen's Association web site)
- McKinley Mountainmen Muzzle Loading Rifle Club of Anchorage,
Alaska.(Link to McKinley Mountainmen club web
- Menominee Ridge Runners from Northern Wisconsin. shooting
in Menominee, Michigan
- Oakhurst, California, Muzzleloading Group
- Rio Salado Sportsmen's Club in Mesa, Arizona.(Link to
Rio Salado club web site)
- Santa Cruz Muzzleloaders at Santa Cruz, California. (Link to
Cruz Muzzleloaders web site.) They shoot at Scotts Valley
Sportsmen's Club. (Link to Scotts Valley web
- Voyageurs Muzzle Loading Rifle Club from Sudbury, Ontario,
- XY Company from Ringle, Wisconsin
The targets often show a good bit of imagination and artistry.
Some careful planning before shooting may be necessary to
decide how to place the shots to maximize the score.
The competition is for fun and glory.
Summary scores for the teams may be posted in the News and Notes
section of the UPMLA web site. (Here is a link to 2018
More information? Questions? Contact:
- Jon Henkel
11428 US Highway 41, Pelkie, MI 49958