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  1. Joe Farewell chronoed in at the World Shoot with a 77 grain bullet at 2630 ft/s (5.0 grams at 802 m/s). Would have liked to have a look at the chrono statistics for all the participants..
  2. Official results are not released yet, possibly because some are still shooting in Manual Standard.
  3. The Main Match should be over around this time. If I remember correctly, the score verify will last for one hour after the last shooter has finished, and then probably won't be long until the final scores are posted. Live scoring has seemed to not be accessible today, possibly due to a technical issue. Shoot-Off tomorrow! As you probably know, this is an audience friendly one-againt-one speed shoot in a cup format. The 8 to 16 best shooters from divisions and categories are invited. If you can live with Norwegian commentaries, the event will be broadcasted live on facebook by @riflelandslaget. The Shoot-Off event is scheduled to 11:00-14:00 local time (CEST or UTC+2). I think that will be: 05:00-08:00 (UTC-4) Eastern DST 04:00-07:00 (UTC-5) Central DST 03:00-06:00 (UTC-6) Mountain DST 02:00-05:00 (UTC-7) Pacific DST Hope I got that right. Stay tuned!
  4. Last day of the Main Match tomorrow on Friday 9th. The weather forecast looks quite good. Forecast for Friday 9th: Mostly partly cloudy, except for a short period of fair in the morning, and a short period of cloudy at noon. Wind: 1 m/s almost all day, except between 12:00-14:00 when it's 2 m/s. Mostly coming from north-ish during the whole day, except for the last hour of shooting when the wind comes from south. Temperature: Starts out with 14 Celsius at 8:00, and should be around 20-22 Celsius from 12:00 until the end of shooting. That's 57 °F and 68-72 °F respectively.
  5. Unofficially, it looks like we have a triple Swedish podium in Manual Open: Jiro Nihei (100.00) Stilianos Simeonidis (99.67%) Erik Bjalkvall (99.09%) I say unofficially since there still are a couple of Manual Open competitors shooting tomorrow. However, they will have to win all the stages left with a good margin for them to come past top 5, which I think is unlikely.
  6. For long it looked as if Manual Standard was not going to be recognized due to lack of participants, but today the number of division participants has increased to surpass limit of 20 participants.
  7. Santiago Labos got DQ-ed on Stage 13 due to breach of safety angles. Foreacst for today (Thursday 8th): Mostly partly cloudy, with some some periods being cloudy or fair. We might get some precipitation around 12:00. After that, no precipitation is forecasted for the rest of the day. Wind: 3 m/s from west-southwest from 12:00. Changes to 3 m/s from west during the last hour of shooting. Temperature: 18-20 Celsius from noon until the end of shooting.
  8. In a way, it's actually the opposite. The Standard shooters avoid any fog on leses. Anyway, what I meant was that without magnification, target visibility can easily become an issue unless the stage is built properly, even in nice weather and medium ranges. This also goes for any of those running non-magnified red dots. The rain and lighting conditions can deplete contrast. Fortunately the builders have used contrasting backgrounds where necessary.
  9. Forecast for Wednesday 7 August: Mostly partly cloudy. No rain expected today. Wind: There's a little more wind today than the previous days, with 4 m/s from west-southwest most of the day, decreasing down to 3 m/s towards the end of shooting between 16:00-19:00. Temperature: Start out at 16 Celcius in the morning, and then mostly around 19-20 Celcius all day. The Open Super Squads will shoot Stage 25-30 today afternoon, beginning in two hours from now (14:00-19:00). As said they will have their rest day tomorrow, before finishing with Stage 1-6 on Friday afternoon. The Standard Super Squads have their rest day today. Tomorrow on Thursday they will shoot Stage 1-6 in the afternoon, and then finish with Stage 7-12 on Friday morning. Most of the Manual shooters have their rest day on Friday, so there's a chance we will get a strong indication on who are the winners already on Thursday afternoon. That is if they release the scores, and of course, there are also some Manual shooters who will shoot on Friday, so we can't know for sure until it's all done.
  10. Thank you for appreciating it. Today's shooting finished a couple of hours ago, and the Open Super Squads now effectively only have two days of shooting left. After tomorrow, that is Wednesday 7 Aug, I think we will start to see the title contenders on top of the leaderboard, surpassing all pre-match scores. On Thursday 8th August the Open Super Squads will have a rest day. Then the title will be decided on the afternoon of Friday 9 August. Jerry Miculek is already leading the Open division Super Senior category having 1073 match points. That is 34 match points ahead of Örjan Magnusson and another 58 ahead of Pertti Karhunen. By the way, Jerry is competing individually in Super Senior, but is also part of the US National Open Senior Team.
  11. There's a chance of some rain showers today, either light or heavy rain (0–2.5 mm), and most probably around 16:00. This might affect target visibility on the long range stages, especially for standard shooters. Wind is a little better today, between 1-2 m/s, mostly coming from south or south-southeast during the whole day. The wind might pick up a little just before rain showers kick in (you will probably be able to see the rain coming). In order to get the most similar conditions, the super squads are supposed to shoot their stages around the same time. Temperature is about the same as the previous days: 14 °C in the morning (8:00), 16 °C at noon (12:00), and 17 °C in the afternoon towards the end of shooting. All the stages are built by the principle to accomodate both left and right handed shooters. On stages with lateral movement, competitors can choose to start either left or right. On stages with hard leans you can usually also choose to lean the other way. At the very least there should be alternative solutions.
  12. It looks pretty even also after the second day. Preliminary stage results can be seen here: https://portal-ws.iroascoring.com/portal Open https://portal-ws.iroascoring.com/portal/results/11?division=7&group=stage Standard https://portal-ws.iroascoring.com/portal/results/11?division=8&group=stage Manual Open https://portal-ws.iroascoring.com/portal/results/10?division=9&group=stage Manual Standard https://portal-ws.iroascoring.com/portal/results/10?division=23&group=stage
  13. Joe said he will be shooting some long range stages today. Forecast for today (Monday the 5th): Cloudy in the morning until 13:00. From 13:00 it is partly cloudy for the rest of the day, except between 17-18 when it lightens up for a while and becomes fair. Wind: Light breeze 3 m/s most of the day, but today from west-southwest instead. Around 16:00 the wind direction changes, coming from west. Between 18-19 the wind speed decreaes down to 2 m/s. Temperature: About the same as yesterday.
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