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    Any info on night fire events spring-fall 2012

    Does anybody have any more info. regarding the proposed night fire competition at both Nationals this year? I understood it was planned to do a lottery and allowing each region a couple of guns. Just wondering if anything more specific regarding applications or the event itself (number of rounds, targets, etc.) had played out yet. Thanks.

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    Night Artillery Match approved for the 125th Nationals

    Below is a list of detailsfor this special event, will need “buy in” from the host staff for their time.Will also need people to donate flares and 30 (1) gallon plastic milk jugs.Smoothbores/Howitzers will compete together and Rifles/Rifle Howitzers willcompete together.

    15 CANNONS WILL BE USED FORTHIS SPECIAL EVENT. Each Regional Commander shall appoint 1 primary cannon andone back-up cannon from their region. The last two positions shall be appointedby the National Artillery Officer. If a Region cannot supply a cannon, theNational Artillery Officer shall make these appoints. All appoints shall besubmitted in writing to the Executive Secretary no later than February 24,2012. This event will be at 100 yards with the firing lined moved from 200yards to 100 yards. Each cannon will fire 5 rounds and the targets are asfollows; two 1 gallon water filled plastic milk jugs and 1 100 yard musketbull’s eye target. Each Cannon must break the two gallon water filled plasticmilk jugs first and place the remaining shots in the 100 yard musket target.The 100 yard musket target will be the tie breaker. All N-SSA rules will beenforced. There will be no entry fee however a donation to the Ruitans or FireDept/Rescue Squad would be greatly appreciated.

    Awards will be as follows:
    Smoothbores/Howitzers: 6plaques for 1st place. Donated by Jamie West, Rob West & ErnestJackson
    Rifles/Rifle Howitzers: 6plaques for 1st place. Donated by Jamie West, Rob West & ErnestJackson
    Patches: Each cannon team will receive 6 special patches. Donated byJames C West.
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    Thanks Commander. When this info. first came out last fall, there was talk that we would possibly be doing a night fire event in both spring and fall Nats. in 2012, allowing some regions that may be more "artillery heavy" to have more than just one team participate for a one time event. Any info. on that?

    Also, I had thought it would be 2 teams per region that would be allowed to shoot. Must have been the misinformation that it would be one team and a "back up" team.
    Thanks again for the response.

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