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2019 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.
There are openings available for the competition that begins in
January 2019. Muzzleloading clubs with an interest in
participating in the competition should contact the UPMLA (see
contact information below).
In previous years, participating clubs have been located in
Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, Ontario (Canada),
Texas, and Wisconsin.
How it works: Each month, all the shooters who show
up for a meeting of a participating club fire six shots at
individual paper targets distributed for that monthly competition.
All who shoot are considered to be "on the team" for their club
for that month. All shooters at an individual club should fire at
the same time and place. There are no "make-up"targets for absent
shooters. 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 the 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 scorer will tabulate the scores of the targets of each shooter
in each club, and send 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.
In 2018, nine clubs participated:
- 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 for a maximum 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 the 2018
More information? Questions? Contact:
- Jon Henkel
11428 US Highway 41, Pelkie, MI 49958