We shot brackets this morning. Brackets are based on the 2nd fastest time that a shooter posts in the main match, and they distribute the shooters into brackets based on that speed. The brackets are Master Gunfighter, Gunfighter, Sheriff, and Deputy. Best three winning shots wins a match. If you lose two matches, you are out, done, finsished.
Grandson Zach was in the Gunfighter. These guys all shoot in under half of a second, generally from 0.400 to somewhere about 0.500. Zach is known all across the nation as a friendly kid with a quick draw and during his second match, Zach drew Ol' Bucker, a shooter from California. He and Zach were joshing on the line, and Zach got one hit on him. On the next light, Zach hit a 0.401. Ol' Bucker told Zach that his next shot shouldn't count unless Zach could pull a "three". On the next shot, Zach pulled and hit a 0.394. Zach put Ol' Bucker out of the match with his second elimination.
In the next bout, Zach drew Gentleman George, another nationally known shooter with many trophies and accolades. Five shots later, Zach had put George our of the match. Go clean your gun, George, you are done.
Zach got put out himself in the next round. But, he showed good sportsmanship, a friendly demeanor, and accepted the loss with grace. It was a very good match, and has nothing to be ashamed of. He was simply outrun.
It's been a great weekend, and we catch a plane early tomorrow morning for home.