White Gates Skeet Club

Updates

Update as of 2/18/2018:

Shoot # 6 Summary Letter by Glenn Oak - Pending

The results of our 6th shoot for the season have been published here: CCSL Shoot Results

Thank you Medinah for hosting your second shoot yesterday.  The food and camaraderie were great as they are always.  The sky was grey and those erratic winds caused the birds to be challenging at times.  Two of those darn skeet machines gave us trouble which caused delays and frustration although, the Medinah team and others worked hard to fix the problems.

Glenn Oak  finished 1st yesterday with a 7 point lead over Medinah and Oak Park who tied for 2nd place.  St. Charles (White Gates) finished down by 8.5 birds.  (Participation is key to league standings and White Gates needs to work on that.)

Al Forst shot a 50 straight and nine other shooters shoot a 25.

The next shoot is this Saturday at White Gates Skeet Club which is February 24th.

The Loot Shoot is March 3rd at Glenn Oak.  Check with Al Forst about the details.

Thank you for your participation and help in managing the shoots!


Jeff Pilato
CCSL League Secretary

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Update as of 2/4/2018:

Shoot #5 Summary Letter by Glenn Oak - Pending

The results of our 5th shoot of the season have been published here: CCSL Shoot Results

Thank you Oak Park for hosting your second shoot yesterday.  The food and camaraderie were great!  Although, the sky was grey which made for poor light and the erratic winds caused the birds to be challenging at times.

Oak Park won yesterday, beating out out Medinah by 3 birds.  YES . . . you read that correctly, Medinah came in 2nd place!  St. Charles (WGSC) came in 3rd and Glenn Oak finished last.  My guess is that the conditions were too challenging for the GO team.  ;)  That said; GO is still kicking butt for the season with an 11 bird lead.

The conditions weren't that bad though because Kyle Davis from Oak Park shot a 50 straight and Brendan Durkin (GO,) Gary Banser (M,) Kirk Clayton (OP,) and Lynn Snow (WGSC) all shot a 25 straight. 

The next shoot is at Medinah on February 17th. 

The 7th and last shoot is at WGSC on Feb 24th and the Loot Shoot is on March 3rd at GO.

Thank you for your participation.

See you in two weeks!

Jeff Pilato
CCSL League Secretary

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Update as of 1/28/2018:

Shoot # 4 Summary Letter by Glenn Oak - Pending

The results of the fourth shoot of the season have been published here: CCSL Shoot Results

The league thanks Glenn Oak for hosting the shoot yesterday.  The weather was nice and the temps were in the 40s.

Glenn Oak won yesterday's shoot by beating out St. Charles/ White Gates by 5.5 birds and Medinah beat out Oak Park by 0.5 birds.  Way to go Medinah! 

Both John Wachter and Cody Topping shot 50 straights while Al Forst, Michael McLaughlin, Sean Wachter, Bill Aldrich, Mike Skratsky, and Lynn Snow all shot a 25 straight.  (J.R., Brendan D., and Artie T. must have had their heads someplace else that day because they weren't even close to making the Leaderboard.

We're three shoots from the end of the season and the following shooters are leading their class; Cody Topping (HOA), Al Forst (AAA), Howard Topping (AA), Mel Lee (A), Carter Kirk (B), and Matt Grote (C).  Lets see if they can hold onto their lead.  That said; gents . . . watch out for this junior shooter . . . Sean Wachter (I think he's only 14 years old) shot a 49 yesterday!

The next shoot is at Oak Park this Saturday; Feb. 3rd.  and there is to be NO SHOOTING until 9:00AM.  If you shoot early, your scores will not count.

Thank you Al and Pat!

Thank you.

Jeff Pilato
CCSL League Secretary
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Update as of 1/14/2018:

Shoot #3 Summary Letter by Glenn Oak - Pending

The results of our third shoot of the season have been posted here:  CCSL Shoot Results

Thank you very much goes out to the White Gates (St. Charles) members for coming out to help manage the shoot and keep things running smoothly all day! 

It was bitter cold due to the temp/ wind combo and the sky was a beautiful blue.  So much for my promise the temps would be warmer than at OP.

St. Charles won the shoot yesterday beating out Glen Oak by one bird.  Oak Park placed third beating Medinah by only two birds.

Al Forst, Mike Skratsky and Lynn Snow shot a 50 straight.  Pat Bartel, Artie Tessmann, John Wachter, Jerry Reynolds and Cody Topping we close behind by all posted a 49.  Great shooting guys!

Thank you Al for managing the reservations and Pat for managing the last minute squading and running computer.

See you at Glenn Oak on January 27th!

Jeff Pilato
CCSL League Secretary

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Update as of 1/7/2018:

Shoot #2 Summary Letter by Glenn Oak - Pending

The results of our second shoot of the season have been published here:  CCSL Shoot Results

Thank you Oak Park team for hosting a nice event! 

The sky was blue which made the sun challenging when shooting east in the morning.  It was a bit chilly with temps ranging from zero to about 10 degrees and there was a small breeze from the west which caused some low house floaters.

I do have a question for the Oak Park shooters though  . . . for a guy that only shot a 44 yesterday, how the heck did he get this award?



My guess is that he was in charge of ordering the awards.  ;)

Lastly, thank you Pat Johnson for running our computer and Al Forst for managing the reservations.

See you at White Gates Skeet Club this Saturday; January 13th. I promise the temps will be warmer!


Jeff Pilato
CCSL League Secretary
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Update as of 12/6/2017:

Shoot #1 Summary Letter by Al Forst

The results of the shoot have been published here: CCSL Shoot Results

Thank you Medinah for hosting a very nice event!

Thank you Pat Johnson for managing the real-time squad scheduling chaos and running the computer!

Thank you Al Forst for volunteering to manage the reservations again this year and dealing with the associated challenges.

In regards to reservations for shoot times, we know there were some of you who were disappointed and others that were down right upset that you could not get the time requested.  I spent a few hours discussing this challenge with several people.  One person had a suggestion as opposed to a complaint.  That was nice.  I'll look into the possibility of leveraging Open Table as a possible alternative.

See you on January 6th at Oak Park.


Jeff Pilato
CCSL League Secretary

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Update as of 09/05/2017:

The 2018 Shoot Schedule has been published. 

See you at Medinah on December 2nd!

Jeff Pilato
CCSL League Secretary
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Update as of 2/27/2017


The results of Saturday's shoot have been re-posted with the REVISED Season Results for AAA Class and Top Gun. 

- Loot Shoot at White Gates Skeet Club in St. Charles -
March 4th, 2017

The format is for everyone to arrive for registration around 8:00 a.m. and there's a hard cut-off at 8:30. We do the squading from 8:30 - 9:00. The squads are balanced using AAA - D shooters and are combined to make teams regardless of club affiliation. Handicaps for this shoot are based on League Average, not Season Average.  Shooting starts at 9:00 a.m.

There's a $50 Cash Entry Fee which will be collected for prize money.  100% of the money is given back to the shooters for Team and Class winners.  Top Gun is an additional $10 cash.

To participate in the 2017 Loot Shoot, you must have shot once this season and have a League Average established.

We're shooting 2-rounds of 25 per team. Based on the anticipated number of participants, we'll be done shooting by noon, eat lunch, and the awards for this year's CCSL rankings will be handed out.

The CCSL will pay for your clays, breakfast and lunch.  After lunch and awards other shooting games will begin.

Hope to see you there!


Jeff Pilato
CCSL League Secretary


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Update as of 2/19/2017

Medinah hosted the 6th shoot of the season yesterday.  Although the time of year is mid-February, the temperatures were in the mid-60s, the sky was blue and the wind was almost non-existent.   What a perfect day!  Three guys shot a 50-straight; Adam Bartel and Michael McLaughlin, both from GO and Mike Skratsky from St. Charles.  There were also lots of 49s and 48s, too many to mention all the names.

For the season . . . the results of this shoot moved a few names around for Top Gun and Class winners.  Both from GO, Adam Bartel moved up to tie Al Forst for Top Gun.  Although, Kyle Davis from OP and Michael McLaughlin from GO still have a chance to take the lead if they shoot a 50 and Adam and Al don’t.  Jerry Cizek Jr., Kent Kirk, and Bill Ziebel are in a 3-way tie for AA-Class Champ, but Kent must make the next shoot or he’s out.  Brian Dwyer from GO and Jeff Pilato from SC are tied for A-Class Champ and based on my score yesterday, Brian will probably take this class.  Clayton Kirk from OP is leading in B-Class, but he needs to make the next shoot or Chris McLaughlin wins B-Class Champ.  Bob Conrardy from OP is in the lead for C-Class Champ and Frank Bauer SC is close behind, although Bob needs to make the next shoot he’s out and Frank wins class.  It appears shoot seven at GO this coming Saturday will be make or break for everyone above this year. 

Yesterday, GO won with OP down by 4-birds, St. Charles down by 5-birds and Medinah down by 6-birds.  For the season, it’s GO up by 21-birds, OP is in second place beating SC by 10-birds.

Thank you Medinah for hosting a very nice event yesterday!

The next and last shoot to determine Class winners is February 25th at Glen Oak, followed by the Loot Shoot at St. Charles on March 4th.  

- Loot Shoot at White Gates Skeet Club in St. Charles -

The format is for everyone to arrive for registration around 8:00 a.m. and there's a hard cut-off at 8:30. We do the squading from 8:30 - 9:00. The squads are balanced using AAA - D shooters and are combined to make teams regardless of club affiliation. Handicaps for this shoot are based on League Average, not Season Average.  Shooting starts at 9:00 a.m.

There's a $50 Cash Entry Fee which will be collected for prize money.  100% of the money is given back to the shooters for Team and Class winners.

We're shooting 2-rounds of 25 per team. Based on the anticipated number of participants, we'll be done shooting by noon, eat lunch, and the awards for this year's CCSL rankings will be handed out.

The CCSL will pay for your clays, breakfast and lunch.  After lunch and awards other shooting games will begin.

Hope to see you there!


Jeff Pilato
CCSL League Secretary

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Update as of 2/5/2017

Oak Park hosted the 5th CCSL shoot of the season yesterday.  The sky and temps weren't bad, but the erratic wind caused the birds to fly unpredictably which made the day quite interesting.  We had many laughs due to those challenging flight paths and for the second event in a row nobody was able to shoot a 50-straight.

For the season; Al Forst from GO is currently positioned to take Top Gun, but Kyle Davis from OP is only 0.25-birds down so this one will be very close and a head game to say the least.  Kyle is hungry and will fight hard, Al's done it before.  I want to watch this competition to the finish!  Right now, Bill Zibell has the AA-Class lead, but Adam Bartel is right there too.  Adam needs a 49-to beat Bill and based on his stats he can do it.  Bill loves those 48s so my money is on Adam for this one.  As for A-Class, Jeff Pilato from SC has the lead, but if Mike Yungerman from OP shows up and lands a pair of 46s he could knock me out.  B-Class has a hard tie between Mark Glavin from SC and Clayton Kirk from OP.  To win, they need to shoot some 42s or better.   C-Class also is tied with Frank Bauer from SC and Bob Conrardy from OP.  This is a close one to call . . . they're both capable of shooting a 40 or better and to win they need to do just that.  Now then, if Kitty Glavin from SC shoots at her best, she could knock them both out!

Back to yesterday's shoot . . . GO won again and has taken the season lead by 17-birds so it appears they have nailed 1st place for the year.  Oak Park is in 2nd place and ahead of St. Charles/ White Gates by 9-birds.  Medinah is trailing St. Charles by 11.5-birds.  Again, if these two clubs had more shooters participating they'd be doing much better.

Glen Oak peppered the Leaderboard yesterday with 48s . . . seven in all and no birds were added via handicap.  They weren't happy with their scores, but based on the wind and dirty birds, I thought they shot very well  . . . . three of their guys shot a 25-straight!  Oak Park was only 2-birds down for the day.  Kyle Davis shot a 49 which was high gun for the day.  Great shooting Kyle.  Keep it up and you might beat Al for Top Gun!  He was followed by Dan Brown who must have been taking lessons from the GO guys because he also shot a 48 with a 25-straight.  Vasny Navas who's a D-Class shooter posted a 47.5 which helped OP beat out SC.  Speaking of SC, Lynn Snow lead their team with a 48 too.  He was followed by Frank Bauer with a 47.5 and John Huddleston with a 46.

Thank you Oak Park for hosting a very nice event yesterday. 

The next shoot is February 18th at Medinah, followed by Glen Oak on February 25th.  Last up for the season is the Loot Shoot at St. Charles on March 4th.  Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Jeff Pilato
CCSL League Secretary

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Update as of 1/29/2017

Glen Oak hosted the 4th CCSL shoot yesterday.  The sky was under full cloud cover and although the temps were near 30-degrees, the dampness and wind made it cold.  Speaking of wind, those birds on field #2 were challenging for all!  Bottom line . . . nobody was skilled enough yesterday to shoot a 50-straight, although there were 7-shooters who shot 25-straight.  Overall turnout was down from 75-shooters in 2016 to 68 this year.

Glen Oak won the day by beating out Oak Park by 4.5-birds and although Medinah finished the day down by 8-birds they beat out White Gates (ST. Charles) by 1-bird.  For the season, GO is in the lead by 12-birds over OP, WG is down by 17-birds and Medinah is down by 27.  Again, if WG and Medinah had better participation, their season scores would have been much higher.

Brendan Durkin, Al Forst, and Michael McLaughlin lead the GO team by all shooting 49s.  The next five GO shooters all shot 48s including Sean Wachter who nailed a pair of 24s!  For those that don't know Sean, he's a young Jr. Shooter.

Dan Brone, Matt Grote, and Scott Kirk lead the OP team by all posting a 48.  Dan and Scott actually shot 48, while Matt who's new to the league and is an F-class shooter shot a 30, but received 18-birds which absolutely helped OP beat Medinah and WG.

The Medinah team was lead by Rob Colantonio and Jason Frey who both posted a 47.5.  Although Rob is new to the league, he shot a 47.  Nice shooting Rob! 

Lynn Snow and Kitty Glavin lead the WG team by posting a 48 and 47-respectfully.  Kitty is a new shooter and practices with her husband several times a week.  Her young son, Mark Jr. made it too by posting a 46. 

Thank you Glen Oak for hosting a very nice event yesterday.  In addition to the camaraderie, I personally loved the lunch spread.

The next shoot is February 4th at Oak Park.  Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Jeff Pilato
CCSL League Secretary

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Update as of 1/15/2017:

White Gates hosted the 3rd CCSL shoot of the season yesterday.  The sky was overcast with temps around 32-degrees and the wind was around 4-mph which was unusual for WG.  That said; the birds flew quite nicely making it a bit easier to crush those clays.

The day ended up with Glen Oak beating out White Gates by 5.5-birds and at the very end of the day, Oak Park beat out Medinah by 0.5-birds.  As it stands now, GO has a strong 7.5-bird lead for the season leaving Oak Park in 2nd place who's ahead of White Gates by 4-birds. 

Participation was down a bit from last year and the numbers prove the more shooters, the better the overall team scores.  Medinah needs to field more shooters!  I say that in a nice way.

In summary; there were two 50-straights which were shot by John Wachter and Michael McLaughlin, both from GO.  Great shooting guys!  There were a total of eighteen 25's shot yesterday as well which may have set a league record. 

But those 25's above aren't as sweet as this . . . at 11:15 AM squad #7 from GO walked out to the fields having no idea they would set a record for the CCSL by ALL five of the team members shooting a perfect score of 25 on their first round.  The team members are; Pat Bartel, Artie Tessmann, Al Forst, Mark Gabois, and John Wachter.  Talk about mental pressure on station #8!  And that's exactly what happened on their second round, the pressure was too much.  Pat took a dump and shot a 21, Artie and Al both dropped a bird and Mark dropped two.  But, John who's relatively a newbie to the CCSL and shooting skeet crushed all 25 of those birds finishing the day with a 50-straight!  I've never seen a score sheet like this one . . .


 
I'm sure those guys partied hard last night!

Yesterday was indeed a great day for the GO guys, but there was another person from GO that I witnessed perform a selfless act of kindness which also needs to be highlighted.  As a true sportsman, Steve Hess interrupted his round to fix an Oak Park kid's gun.  Unfortunately, his score yesterday dropped by 5-birds from his average due to the interruption.  I offered for him to reshoot, but he politely declined with a smile. 

I also need to mention that Kevin Soyke from Medinah lead their team by posting a 49.5.  Kevin had a D-handicap, but he shot a 44  yesterday which was better than me and I'm an A-shooter.  GREAT shooting Kevin and welcome to the C-class!  ;)

Lastly, I sincerely thank the extended White Gates members and  members of their families for helping make yesterday's shoot run so well!  (We had one puller call in sick and Kathy who runs the computer and manages the squadding was sick.) 

The next shoot is January 28 at Glen Oak.  Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Jeff Pilato
CCSL League Secretary

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Update as of 1/9/2017:

The results have been posted as of today.  The delay was due to GoDaddy (the website hosting company) performing maintenance on Sunday.

Saturday's shoot was at Oak Park.  It was cold and the wind made it quite challenging to kill those birds on field #2.  That said; we still had 71-shooters participate.  Kyle Davis from OP shot a 50 and 11 other shooters shot a 25.  Great shooting Kyle!

It was a very close event with Oak Park in the lead until the very end.  White Gates and Glen Oak were both 1/2 a point behind until the last group of shooters.  Then it happened . . . John Wachter from GO shot a 49 which put them in 1st place for the day.  The final results were GO winning by 1/2-bird over OP and White Gates down by 2-birds. 

Looking at participation; GO and OP had almost double the number of shooters than White Gates and Medinah.  That in itself gave them an advantage.

In summary; Pat Bartel, Al Forst, and John Wachter lead the GO team with 49s.  Kyle Davis, Jay Hutchinson and Rick Gillis lead the OP team by posting a 50, 49, and 48.5 respectively.  Julia Gilman, a newbie to the CCSL, lead White Gates with a 49.  She was followed by Jerry Reynolds who also shot a 49, and Mike Skratsky and Lynn Snow who both shot 48s.  The Medinah team was lead by Jason Frey who shot a 47.5 and Elliott Achepohl and David Latham who both shot 47s.

Thank you OP for hosting a very nice event!

The next shoot is this Saturday, Jan. 14th at White Gates Skeet Club.


Jeff Pilato
CCSL League Secretary