Gauteng Provincial Championships Volume 1, Issue 4 JUNE 2008 2008 This year’s Gauteng Provincial Pin Shooting Championships was a resounding success. So say the shottists. Teams from the Free State, Limpopo and Gau- teng were well represented. Results were important, but not all important, with each competitor a winner. Most impor- tantly it was a relatively safe shoot and every- one had great fun. Special thanks has been expressed from GPSA Pins grow wings as GPSA Chairman Jorge send them flying in the .22 Smith event at GPSA INCORPORATING THE MOUNTAIN TACTICAL SHOOTING CLUB Chairman Jorge Goncalves who wrote: Gauteng’s Provincial Champs. Note the Mountain News 1. To all that worked and helped: Thanks! empty cartridge being ejected. 2. To all that came out to shoot: Thanks It would be inappropriate not to mention for the support. It was a great turn-out. our gratitude to Jorge Goncalves and Thanks go to the organisers, pin setters, ad- George Vergos and their team of workers ministrative staff, range officers, timers and who worked long hours. So too did Mike competitors that traveled from near and far.— Kuhrau, Percy Deane, Karen Shawe, Ann From the Chairman, GPSA. Goncalves, Dries Esterhuize and others. If your name was inadvertantly missed, Clint Niemand van die Vrystaat skryf: ,,Ja, sorry. Its not intentional and thanks for ons se ook ’n groot dankie aan almal wat be- your help. The Limpopo team sent down trokke was om die Ope so ’n groot sukses te equipment as well. Thanks guys. It is ap- gemaak het. Dankie vir die gesindheid en preciated! goeie sportmanskap. Dit word opreg waar- deer en dit was ’n plesier om saam met jul Our condolences go to George Vergos deel te kon wees!’’. and family for the loss of his sister-in-law just prior to the shoot. After all the hard The Free State and Limpopo teams traded work, George had the funeral to contend suitcases of lead for a bakkie load of medals. with. We were with you in spirit, George, Well done! As great hosts, the GPSA guys and missed your presence. “allowed” you chaps to win… :-) Valuable lessons were learnt from this Other GPSA members wrote: invitational shoot. Together with the “Thanks. Excellently organized.” - Leon other provinces we hope to implement Stander. these into our future competitions. “Thanks for wonderful competition.” - Mike All comments, both positive and nega- Mun. tive, are welcome so we can improve on our standards. Well done all! Mike Kuhrau dra by: ,,Ek moet aan almal dankie se. Dit was werklik ’n voorreg en die mees suksesvol van alle voorige kampioen- skappe.” The Limpopo contingent, lead by Tinus Botha, were also full of praise. From us all at GPSA, thanks for the opportunity to host you. Fire and brimstone! Note the powder-flash We trust the memories remain with you for around the cylinder. years. GUN OWNER’S PARADISE... Don’t you wish you lived here? Submitted by Len Webb Some guys have all the luck... and choose the battles she takes on,” said Senate Judici- Topeka, USA. — Kansans will be able to own machine ary Committee Chairman John Vratil, a Leawood Re- guns, other fully automatic weapons, sawed-off shot- publican who opposed the measure. guns and silencers starting July 1, 2008. In announcing her action, Sebelius didn’t elaborate on Governor Kathleen Sebelius signed a bill Monday, April her reasons for signing the bill. Her past actions on gun 21 to legalize the possession of such weapons. The state issues had raised questions about whether she would. banned owning machine guns in 1933, but some legisla- In 2006, she vetoed a bill allowing qualified Kansans to tors said a change was necessary because legal questions carry concealed handguns, only to see the Legislature threaten to keep dealers from delivering weapons to law override her. Last year, she rejected a bill preventing enforcement agencies. local governments from imposing additional restrictions Supporters believe the bill will benefit mostly collectors on concealed guns, and legislators once again nullified because machine guns typically cost at least $20,000. her veto. Also, anyone wanting to own such weapons must un- But spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran said Sebelius didn’t dergo two federal background checks. receive numerous calls from law enforcement officers “I can’t even afford them,” said Senator Phil Journey, a asking her to veto this year’s measure, as she did with Haysville Republican who is a strong gun-rights advo- the concealed carry bill two years ago. cate and championed the bill. “There may be some very “Governor Sebelius carefully reviewed this bill, which happy collectors who have significant disposable in- is similar to the laws of 30 other states that require com- come.” pliance with extensive federal guidelines,” Corcoran The bill had bipartisan support among legislators and said. passed both chambers with more than the two-thirds ma- Those federal guidelines not only will require two back- jorities necessary to override a veto. ground checks, but also the approval of a prospective “I suspect that the governor knows that it’s not good gun owner’s local sheriff or police chief. public policy for the state of Kansas, but she has to pick Don’t you wish you lived here? - Len Webb. Ever been scared? Best store in the world…. Ever been scared of loosing your firearm? This Merely going shopping is a daunting task. For one, Gauteng resident may have found the perfect an- you must be appropriately dressed. Ladies must swer... have some form of plastic. Preferably the one you swipe when making a purchase. Men are more ma- It may, however, be slightly inconvenient to draw cho. This shows in the choice of plastic they use to your weapon. Or even to fire it. At least there’s no carry their purchases in… ☺ chance of a misfire! ☺ Page 2 MOUNTAIN NEWS Member News: OBITUARIES Calendar June—October 2008 Date EVENT Duty Range Officer 01 June MTSC CLUB SHOOT Jorge & George MARTIN “LOUTJIE” 22 June PIN 1: 9 Pin, Stock Pistol, Pin Pistol Jorge Goncalves LOUBSER 06 July Revolver Competition Cas & Jorge Our sincere condolences to friends and relatives of the Late Martin “Loutjie” Loubser who passed 20 July PIN 2: .22 Smith, Pin Revolver, Stock Len Webb away recently. He was lovingly referred to as Revolver “Loutjie” by those who knew him, and suc- cumbed to a loosing battle with sugar, which left 03 Aug 3 GUN CHALLENGE Cas, Jorge, Leon, & him blind. Wim To his devoted mate, Krappies, and his daughter we extend our sincere condolences. 17 Aug PIN A: .22 Rim Rifle, Light Rifle & Jorge & George Shotgun Loutjie will be remembered by us in the legacy that he was personally built: the present shooting 07 Sept MTSC CLUB SHOOT Dries & Jurgen facility at the Cecil Payne range in Roodepoort. He physically lifted sandbags and moved earth to 21 Sept PIN 1: 9 Pin, Stock Pistol, Pin Pistol Len Webb create what we enjoy today. 05 Oct MTSC CLUB SHOOT Jorge & George Loutjie was also a stalwart of the Mountain Tac- tical Shooting Club and was an excellent marks- 19 Oct PIN 2: .22 Rim Rifle, Light Rifle & Jorge & George man. Shotgun Martin 25 Oct & All Range Officers S A NATIONAL PIN CHAMPION- “Loutjie” 26 Oct SHIPS. Event will be run by the Free and Safety Officers Loubser: State, and hosted by Gauteng are on duty We salute you! RED HOT Barbie Rest In Peace. We express our sincere gratitude to George Vergos for his generous donation of a stainless steel barbe- que stand. This will have pride of place when next we entertain. George built this sturdy contraption himself and donated it to the Club for members’ use. GPSA Golf Shirts On Order Gauteng members can purchase If you book early, your name and club their very own Team GPSA golf membership number can be embroi- shirts. These shirts will be avail- dered on the front. Please give your size able for a limited period. We and quantity as soon as possible so you have to place a minimum quan- too can look great! We advise that you tity and pay cash up-front. The buy at least two shirts so that you have first two orders were snapped up one spare, especially for two-day events and sold out quickly. such as Provincial championships. We are making these collector’s Contact Mike Kuhrau now to place pieces available to Club mem- bers again at absolute cost. your order. V O L U M E 1 , I SSU E 4 Page 3 Results Pages GAUTENG PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 9 PIN TIP-OVER .22 Rifle - Semi Auto Pos.— Shottist Name Ave Score Pos—Shottist Name Average Score 1. Leon Stander 8.36 1. Eddie Petersen 42.265 2. Tinus Botha 8.69 2. Karen Shawe 43.490 3. Aliwin Fleischman 9.16 3. Tinus Botha 86.095 4. Leonard Webb 9.31 4. Jorge Goncalves 87.515 5. Deon de Bruin 9.42 6. Clint Niemand 10.47 .22 SMITH 7. Karen Shawe 11.14 8. Wim Lambrecht 11.18 Pos—Shottist Name Average Score 9. Danny Muller 11.30 1. Leon Stander 6.593 10. Tony Baia 11.89 2. Danny Muller 7.303 11. Joao Morais 12.33 3. Marita Botha 7.733 12. Eddie Petersen 13.44 4. Dawie Oosthuizen 8.793 13. Mike Mun 13.56 5. Deon de Bruin 8.903 14. Mike Kuhrau 13.90 6. Aliwin Fleischman 9.010 15. David Knox 14.16 7. Tinus Botha 9.213 16. Dawie Oosthuizen 14.55 8. Tony Baia 9.463 17. Andrew Terzona 15.16 9. Mike Kuhrau 10.163 18. William Knox 15.92 10. Frederic T van Zuydam 11.136 19. Jorge Goncalves 16.31 11. Jan Oosthuizen 11.633 20. Gill Marshall 17.53 12. Clint Niemand 12.446 21. Frederic T van Zuydam 18.60 13. Leonard Webb 12.540 22. Kenith Boomgard 20.83 14. Mahmood Cassim 13.923 23. Kevin Wing 26.76 15. Kenith Boomgard 14.843 24. Cynthia Wing 27.02 16. Percy Deane 16.133 25. Wilna Muller 31.00 17. Bryan Meyer 16.686 26. Helen Meyer 32.70 18. Eddie Petersen 16.996 27. Bryan Meyer 33.45 19. Jorge Goncalves 18.033 28. Jugen Pauli 38.30 20. Andrew Trezona 18.083 29. Marita Botha 39.17 21. Karen Shawe 18.323 30. Jan Oosthuizen 40.30 22. David Knox 18.613 31. Mahmood Cassim 40.81 23. Mike Mun 19.466 32. Shipo Miya 48.67 24. Joao Morais 26.880 33. Percy Deane ___ 25. Helen Meyer 28.743 34. Dries Esterhuize ___ 26. Gill Marshall 31.906 27. William Knox 39.750 .22 Rifle - Bolt Action 28. Kevin Wing 43.290 29. Shipo Miya 48.000 Pos—Shottist Name Score 1. Aliwin Fleischman 38.78 A Message From the Chair: Special thanks go out to all 2. Danny Muller 45.35 54.78 the GPSA members who attended the Free State Provincial 3. Dawie Oosthuizen 4. Deon de Bruin 59.63 Championships held in Harrismith recently. Thanks to our 5. Bryan Meyer 113.69 hosts, especially to Clint Niemand and his dedicated team, for 6. Jan Oosthuizen 123.37 a great shoot and warm hospitality. 7. Marita Botha 146.65 Thanks go to Percy and Cas for ensuring our stomachs didn’t 8. Helen Meyer 212.03 rumble louder than our firearms…! —Jorge Goncalves. Results Pages GAUTENG PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS PIN GUN STOCK GUN PIN REVOLVER Pos—Shottist Name Pos—Shottist Name Pos—Shottist Name 1. Tinus Botha 1. Tinus Botha 1. Andrew Terzona 2. Clint Niemand 2. David Knox 2. Aliwin Fleischman 3. Danny Muller 3. Danny Muller 3. Clint Niemand 4. Aliwin Fleischman 4. Karen Shawe 4. Karen Shawe 5. Deon de Bruin 5. Clint Niemand 5. Tony Baia 6. Frederic T van Zuydam 6. Tony Baia 6. Tinus Botha 7. Karen Shawe 7. Deon de Bruin 7. Danny Muller 8. Jorge Goncalves 8. Aliwin Fleischman 8. Deon de Bruin 9. David Knox 9. Andrew Terzona 9. Frederic T van Zuydam 10. Tony Baia 10. Frederic T van Zuydam 10. Gill Marshall 11. Percy Deane 11. Joao Morais 11. Mike Mun 12. Leonard Webb 12. Eddie Petersen 12. David Knox 13. Andrew Terzona 13. Helen Meyer 13. Marita Botha 14. Mike Kuhrau 14. Mike Kuhrau 14. William Knox 15. Gill Marshall 15. Leonard Webb 15. Mahmood Cassim 16. William Knox 16. Jorge Goncalves 16. Leonard Webb 17. Mike Mun 17. Wim Lambrecht 17. Helen Meyer 18. Dawie Oosthuizen 18. Jan Oosthuizen 18. Dawie Oosthuizen 19. Jan Oosthuizen 19. Wilna Muller 19. Jorge Goncalves 20. Bryan Meyer 20. Gill Marshall 20. Percy Deane 21. Mahmood Cassim 21. Marita Botha 21. Jan Oosthuizen 22. Joao Morais 22. Mike Mun 22. Mike Kuhrau 23. Wilna Muller 23. William Knox 23. Joao Morais 24. Marita Botha 24. Dawie Oosthuizen 24. Bryan Meyer 25. Helen Meyer 25. Dries Esterhuize 25. Wilna Muller 26. Jugen Pauli 26. Kenith Boomgard 26. Jugen Pauli 27. Wim Lambrecht 27. Mahmood Cassim 27. Wim Lambrecht 28. Cynthia Wing 28. Bryan Meyer 28. Cynthia Wing 29. Shipo Miya 29. Kevin Wing 29. Shipo Miya 30. Dries Esterhuize 30. Jurgen Pauli 30. Dries Esterhuize 31. Leon Stander 31. Leon Stander 32. Kevin Wing 32. Kevin Wing 33. Kenith Boomgard 33. Kenith Boomgard 34. Eddie Petersen 34. Eddie Petersen Official Prize-giving Ceremony Official Prize-giving Ceremony L to R: David, Tinus, Karen, Danny & Wim L to R: Wim, Tinus, Jorge & Clint L to R: Dion, Clint, Andrew, Tony & Wim Results Pages GAUTENG PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS STOCK REVOLVER SHOTGUN—Semi-Auto OVERALL POSITIONS Pos—Shottist Name Pos—Shottist Name Final Positions—Shottist Name 1. Clint Niemand 1. Tinus Botha 1. Tinus Botha 2. Karen Shawe 2. Karen Shawe 2. Clint Niemand 3. Danny Muller 3. David Knox 3. Aliwin Fleischman 4. Tinus Botha 4. Marita Botha 4. Danny Muller 5. Andrew Terzona 5. Bryan Meyer 5. Karen Shawe 6. Aliwin Fleischman 6. Deon de Bruin 6. Deon de Bruin 7. Frederic T van Zuydam 7. William Knox 7. Andrew Trezona 8. Gill Marshall 8. Percy Deane 8. Tony Baia 9. Marita Botha 9. Dawie Oosthuizen 9. David Knox 10. Deon de Bruin 10. Jan Oosthuizen 10. Frederic T van Zuydam 11. David Knox 11. Helen Meyer 11. Leonard Webb 12. Mike Kuhrau 12. Gill Marshall 13. Tony Baia SHOTGUN—Pump Action 13. Mike Kuhrau 14. Leonard Webb 14. Jorge Goncalves 15. Dawie Oosthuizen Pos—Shottist Name 15. Mike Mun 16. Jorge Goncalves 1. Aliwin Fleischman 16. Joao Morais 17. Mike Mun 2. Jorge Goncalves 17. Dawie Oosthuizen 18. Jan Oosthuizen 3. Clint Niemand 18. William Knox 19. Percy Deane 4. Wim Lambrecht 19. Marita Botha 20. Helen Meyer 5. Kenith Boomgard 20. Helen Meyer 21. Mahmood Cassim 6. Mike Mun 21. Jan Oosthuizen 22. Joao Morais 7. Tony Baia 22. Wilna Muller 23. William Knox 8. Gill Marshall 23. Mahmood Cassim 24. Kevin Wing 24. Bryan Meyer 25. Bryan Meyer .223 LIGHT RIFLE 25. Percy Deane 26. Wilna Muller Pos—Shottist Name 26. Jugen Pauli 27. Jugen Pauli 1. Aliwin Fleischman 27. Wim Lambrecht 28. Kenith Boomgard 2. Marita Botha 28. Eddie Petersen 29. Cynthia Wing 3. Dawie Oosthuizen 29. Leon Stander 30. Wim Lambrecht 4. Mahmood Cassim 30. Kenith Boomgard 31. Shipo Miya Note: List inconclusive as 31. Kevin Wing 32. Dries Esterhuize many shottist scored DNF. 32. Cynthia Wing 33. Leon Stander List includes only those who 33. Dries Esterhuize 34. Eddie Petersen completed full rounds with 34. Shipo Miya no pins left standing. Official Prize-giving Ceremony Limpopo’s Tinus Botha Free State’s Clint Niemand Jorge & Ann Wim Lambrecht Results: MTSC May Club Shoot Contact Us… Readers are urged to speak their mind. Share your Mike Kuhrau, Jurgen Pauli and Wim Lambrechts ran a thoughts with fellow shottist regarding our sport and simple yet enjoyable MTSC Club Shoot in May this shooting related matters. Send an e-mail or letter year. The results were as follows: and we’ll try to include this in a future publication. 1) Glenn PAULI (150 points) * Won in shootout =) Joao MARAIS (150 points) E-mails can be sent to: 3) Niko W. MIN (120 points) Chairman: 4) Tony BAIA (115 points) Jorge Goncalves - firstname.lastname@example.org 5) Mike MUN (110 points) Vice Chairman & Editor of Mountain News: =) George VERGOS (110 points) Mahmood Cassim - email@example.com 7) Mahmood CASSIM (80 points) Treasurer: 8) Yvette BAIA (50 points) Mike Kuhrau - firstname.lastname@example.org 9) Mike KUHRAU (35 points) Secretary: 10) Louis (33 points) Len Webb - email@example.com 11) Sepp EBERL (21 points) To continue receiving our newsletter please ensure 12) Jurgen PAULI (15 points). your e-mail address is current, or submit a new ad- Well done Wim Lambrechts who devised the shoot! ☺ dress if your would like to add people to our mailing list. We look forward to hearing from you. Results: GPSA Provincial Championships The Powder Keg C.C. Team Scores For all your hunting Free State should have been clear winners of the and re-loading equipment Team event but since they only fielded three shottist DR. LUCAS POTGIETER instead of the four each team is allowed, they lost out (sorry, guys!). The results were as follows: Eco-Africa Safaris C.C. 1) Tel: 011 472 1720 / 1 / 2 E … ! BL RR Y… ILA RESS r A SO NAV TO lves f P o Last Laugh…. S U NG nca LT OI Go If you re-arrange the letters of “GAUTENG” you ESU OF G orge R E ct J info will have the phrase TIM conta “GET A GUN” AT ease Pl Member NEWS DAVE HONIBALL writes: Hi Guys! Won’t be there for the GPSA Champs. Have to attend a funeral. Louise’s grand mother passed away.— Dave. P.S. Did you read my article in Magnum (end March to April issue) about loading for 44 Magnums? Regards. To: Dave, Louise and family. From us all at GPSA: Please accept our sincere condolences.