The L.S.B.A. (Lakeshore Small Bore Association) is a series of matches shot once a month, put together many years ago by a group of clubs along Lake Ontario.
The matches were a winter activity designed to eliminate the travelling to other clubs (shoot at your own club) and allowed shooters to compete by having all the scores mailed to one location.
The various classes were all for .22 RF rifles. Air rifle and air pistol were added later.
Two of the last classes added were Hunter Rifle Prone and Hunter Rifle Standing. These classes are designed to create participation. The rifle can be any .22 RF rifle you might have, with or without a scope, and Match Rifles are excluded. This allows participants to be as competitive as they wish without having to buy another rifle or any expensive accessories.
The standing class was designed for pistol clubs where the shooting positions do not facilitate the prone position and allow more variety and opportunity to shoot. All classes are factored to allow shooters with different ability levels to be competitive and there are awards at the end of the season. We always have a couple of different time slots available every month at our club.
So, dust off that rifle you have in the back of the gun safe and come to the range!! Bring the family or a friend.
LSBA Announcement: –Dave Fritz
Some past years ( but not last year), Owen Sound had participated in the LSBA (Lake Shore Smallbore Association) matches.
I had run these matches out of Kincardine for several seasons and out of Owen Sound for the 2017- 2018 season.
There seems to be enough interest to offer them again for the 2018 – 2019 season.
I have been in contact with the statistician / convenor – Lou Anderson, and have arranged a special fee structure for our Club.
We will offer Air Pistol, (Air Rifle if enough interest), .22 Indoor Silhouette, .22 Hunter rifle (standing and prone). These are classed events, so you are competing with those in your class (Lou sends out results by email on a monthly basis and its nice to see how you compare to others and your past matches). 3 of the 5 monthly entries are used for the awards (lowest 2 scores can be dropped – bonus!) and just 3 entries are needed to be eligible for awards.
1) My contact info is below, interested members can contact me for more info, practice target templates and general competition rules.
2) ONTarget membership is required for Air pistol (and air rifle) for this season, not required for Indoor Silhouette or Hunter Rifle.
3) Fee of $5.00/ event /month for this season (Owen Sound, and for other local Clubs that do not collect the Club portion of the entry fee – other Clubs are collecting $16.00/ event).
The fee covers prizes and awards and Targets are supplied for this fee.
4) Owen Sound LSBA Match dates: Nov 17, Dec 8 , Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9, (all Saturdays and generally the second Saturday of the month),Indoor Championships will be in April and are through ONTarget – date announced later but tentatively scheduled for April 13.
Air Pistol matches (again ONTarget membership is required) will start at 10:00 am, .22 rifle matches will start at 12:00 pm. Having matches scheduled on Saturdays will avoid night time winter driving.
If a storm date is required, it is okay to have December – March matches one week later but I need to forward results asap.
Anyone interested can contact me and I will put their contact info on an email list to send match reminders and/or info. This (although a true Provincial Competition) is offered to simply get more gun owners shooting and at a very reasonable cost.