2017 Seekins Louisiana Championship Match First, we want to thank Seekins Precision for being the overall sponsor of the match. We also want to thank the following for their very nice contributions to the prize table- Defiance Actions Nightforce Scopes Burris Krieger Interstate Guns Palo Alto Whidden Redding LE Wilson Brux Barrels Sierra Bullets Cutting Edge Bullets Lapua Decot Joe Mistretta Lanny Russell Thanks to Vaughan McDonald and Karl “with a K” Schroder for handling pit duties, Rob Westfall for helping with the line duties, Joe Mistretta for handling collecting and redistributing scorecards and Tammy and Brittany Stewart for handling statistics. These folks efforts allowed the match to flow smoothly. 31 diehard shooters decided they were not going to let a little thing like Hurricane Nate stop them from shooting. Although we had to deal with some rain early, by mid-match on Saturday the rains were gone and by early Sunday we began getting sunshine and blue skies. Weather had such a small overall impact that all 3 strings on Saturday were completed by 12:30. We thank all those who made the drive from places such as Tennessee, Missouri, Texas and Mississippi. We also had a competitor from down under (Australia) shoot with us. There were 14 shooting Open and at the end of Day 1, Shawn Broussard was in the lead with a 600-43X. Close on his heals were Fredrick Sjodin with a 600-41X and Jerry Boudreau with a 600-40X. One point behind at 599 were Brian Bowling, Barry Holcomb and Robin Ardoin. Day 2 was another dogfight, but at the end of it all, Shawn Broussard took the win shooting a 1000-69X. 2nd Place went to Jerry Boudreaux with a 999-65X. 3rd Place went to Robin Ardoin with a 998-63X. 1st High Master was Brian Bowling with a 997-80X and Barry Holcomb rounded out the Open group taking 2nd High Master with a 997-70X. There were 17 on the TR side. Craig Martin came out fast and the end of Day 1 sat atop the leaderboard with a 599-40. This is also a new range record. Not far behind Craig were Jade Delcambre and Raymond Nallie. Day 2 was another close battle, but Craig held on to take the win with a 994-59X. 2nd Place went to Jade Delcambre with a 991-51X and Raymond Nallie took 3rd Place with a 991-49X. First High Master was Ray Weaver with a 989-48X. Dwight Hebert was 1st Master with a 984-47X and Lawrence Beech was 2nd Master with a 982-40X. Craig Decoteau was tops in Expert with a 972-31X. Some great shooting by all.