NSSA Club of the Year / Referee of the Year


Several shooters have returned from the World Championships in San Antonio, TX, and reported to me that Virginia received two special honors from NSSA.  First, Bill Garrett was named the NSSA Referee of the year.  Congratulations to Bill for winning such a prestigious award!  Also, our very own Conservation Park was named the overall NSSA Club of the Year.  Congratulations to Kevin and Laura Key, and all the members of Conservation Park who helped make that possible!

Passing of Francis Estelle Lenhart

The officers and staff of the Virginia Skeet Shooting Association are very saddened to report the loss of Francis Estelle Lenhart of Chase City, who passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016.  She was the wife of 65 years to Lee Orell Lenhart, Sr., and mother to Lee Lenhart, Jr.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 10, 2016 at 11am at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Friendship United Methodist Church, 25649 Highway 49, Chase City, VA 23924. Online condolences may be expressed by clicking HERE.

The Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home is located at 821 West Second Street, Chase City, VA 23924, and their phone number is (434)372-3131.

The “Hurricane Matthew” Open

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On Friday, October 7, 2016, five shooters braved the elements and shot in the Chesapeake Bay Red Maple Open, aka the Hurricane Matthew Open.  The day started out overcast with 5-10mph winds, but the wind speed increased dramatically during the day.  Lane Hartle, along with Craig and Mark Brann, shot three guns back to back, saving the smallest guns for last, just to be good sports during hurricane conditions.  It was Lane who opened the box of .410 shells and really made the winds blow.

Of special note, Mark Brann accomplished two personal goals at this shoot: he finally broke the 90 mark in the 12 gauge, with a mighty fine score of 92 in E class, and he also broke his first 25 straight!  Mark is pictured here with what used to be his favorite hat… It is now his most treasured hat!

Two other shooters, Wayne Douglas and Robert Storm, showed up later in the day and also braved the elements to support their favorite club.  This ends our shooting season at Chesapeake Bay, where we held a record five shoots this year.  We look forward to seeing everyone at our shoots in 2017.  

Swamp Shooters Wind-Up at Airfield


The Airfield Shooting Club will be holding their last skeet shoot of the season, the Swamp Shooter’s Wind-up, on October 15-17, 2016. This will be a 4 gun shoot, with 12ga, 20ga, 28ga and .410 bore. Cash prize for first place in each category. The cost is $25 per gun. In order to participate you must pre-register and be a member of NSSA.

On the day of the shoot you will need:
1. Cash or check for $25 for each gun. Checks payable to Airfield Shooting Club
2. NSSA membership card. You may join the NSSA at the shoot for $30.00
3. Classification Sheet.

The competition will allow mixed guns each day so you may compete on any of the 4 days. Ties for Gun Championships will be determined by a Shoot-Off Monday afternoon. If shooter is unable to attend the Monday Shoot-Off then the champion will be decided by long runs from the front or back, whichever is longer.

To pre-register please contact Richard Sutton via email at:

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