Roger, we all owe you and Jerry a big thanks for keeping these matches
going when everyone else in New England and New York shut down.
I can't help MD or design stages because I can't always be there. I've had
a lot of last minute cancellations due to work as you know, and that's not
going to change until I retire. I will always show up early to help set up,
and I'll keep working the sponsorship growth. That's the best way I can
Thanks for keeping these matches running.
On Fri, Jan 1, 2021, 2:22 PM Roger Matteau <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Moving forward just wanted to thank all of you who supported our Idpa
program . Especially all of the setup and s/o staff who have been there
from the start . Between the sunday mornings and thursday night matches and
the mega match crews . It really brought diversity to the stages from
different volunteers who put alot of time and thought into each match. And
some of the craziest stages ever. Some of the other really big changes were
really getting all 4 bays with a good ground base that works with no more
sink holes and building the highest berms we could build. Also selling the
membership on investing $4000.00 in practiscore.com for our matches and
all the time that was put into setting that up and getting it going and
it paying itself off multiple times . Giving Jerry a much needed break
from scoring by hand for as long as I can remember. This also got
spragues idpa program noticed throught out the entire country.
And of course sprague biggest idpa match ever in september. Of course
during covid and then an ammo shortage that no one saw coming go figure we
still had 90+ shooters with staff not to bad.
And all the planning, time put in , all the setup crews and s/o's and
Bill really getting spragues name out there to places I've never new.
Again thanks to all.
Plans for this coming year
After a mental breakdown at the last match with alot of duties pulling me
in different directions. I reached out and asked for some help with set and
s/o for a little needed break . Wade graciously said he'd help so he will
be setting up stage 1 and 5 and being the main s/o with I assisting him
with the s/o when he needs a break . This will enable me to move along
thru the other squads in case of a DQ or a questionable penality or assist
with a malfunction with a prop. Hopefully this can move the time along
Also theres no way I can handle being match director for sundays mornings
and thursday nights when they start. After 3 years of doing this its taken
a toll So I'm looking for some help here. Hopefully someone can step up to
the plate .
Next we need more s/o's volunteering to setup stages and running from them
from time to time. You get to bring some of your own ideas to the table
which in turn gives us different looking stages.
And I'm going to try to set up an s/o course at sprague like I did 3 years
ago . So if your interested in getting certification let me know. I tried
to get Wade as a certified instructor whom I think is a walking idpa
encyclopedia . But corporate said he didn't have the qualifications go
figure. So once I get a head count I can contact the idpa area manager and
setup a class.
again thanks all
match director s/o