Rifle Division 200 Meter Benchrest Results

Lake of the Woods Gun Club Rifle Division Holds 200 Meter Benchrest for Score Match
August 27
th, 2017

The last match of the year was attended by 16 shooters. The early morning was cool and gloomy. By late morning the sun came out warming temperatures to almost comfortable in a T shirt. Wind conditions were moderate but switchy out of the north. Competition was thrilling and exciting with the lead changing hands with each target shot. Hunter Class winner Brian Prouty started strong and ended strong. Ken Chambers was consistent.

In Varmint Hunter Class, the rivalry continued between Gavin Carlson and the Jack siblings. This time it was Donovan’s turn to grin.

In Varmint for Score/Open Class Calvin Yanchycki from Brandon finally beat the home boys in Kenora winning his first score match. His wind condition held long enough to machine gun 50 points on his last target to clinch the win. Second place Matt Cyr had not fired a centerfire shot since the 200 Meter event in August 2016. “Just like riding a bicycle” he said. Phil was hoarding his Nationals winning barrel and instead used a shot out barrel only suitable for a tomato stake to secure 4th place. Fun was had by all.    


Hunter Class
1st Brian Prouty 218
2nd Ken Chambers 213 – 1X
3rd Spencer King 95

Varmint Hunter Class

1st Donovan Jack 231 – 1X
2nd Gavin Carlson 229 – 1X
3rd Brian Prouty 220 – 1X

Varmint for Score/Open Class

1st Calvin Yanchycki 247 – 4X
2nd Matt Cyr 246 – 3X
3rd Dwayne Cyr 245 – 5X

Many thanks to all competitors who came out to support the Rifle Division. Some travelled considerable distances. Thanks to Rod and Donovan Jack for the barbeque. Thanks to Target Crew Phil and Donovan, to Official Scorer Al Carlson, to the 3 Referees and thanks to RSO Dave Neilan for cracking the whip and keeping the relays moving. Now the plotting and scheming begins, new barrels, different powder, bullets, new rear sand bag, find time to practice and figure out how to do better next time.

Dwayne Cyr
Rifle Chairman

Rifle Range Closed – Update


The Rifle Range will be completely closed to shooting from Tuesday August 29th until further notice.

This is for safety reasons due to Devlin Timber wood harvesting operations being conducted immediately behind the 500-meter backstop.

Please monitor the website for updates.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Dwayne Cyr

Range Operator/Rifle Chairman

July 30th 2017 Rimfire Benchrest Match Results

Eighteen shooters attended, some traveled considerable distances. It was a hot day reaching 30
degrees with no wind in the morning and mild readable breezes in afternoon. The lack of wind produced some very high scores in all classes.

In Semi Auto Class, Ron McDaniel’s 2014 record fell to Ken Chambers who raised the range
record by 6 points. In Unlimited Class Ron Pettigrew shot patiently and defensively, taking no chances, using all the time allowed to shoot clean and tie the existing range record set by Phil Nick in 2012. Sporter Class had the potential to reset the range record but luck and other factors intervened.

Congratulations to the winners. It was interesting to watch the tight five-way horse races unfold
and the animated reactions to dropped shots from dirty barrels, inconsistent ammo and mysterious unexplained invisible anomalies.

Semi Auto Class

1st Ken Chambers 735 – 18X * New Range Record
2nd Al Cardinal 721 – 13X
3rd Brian Prouty 688 – 15X

Sporter Class

1st Matt Cyr 740 – 23X
2nd Brian Prouty 738 – 25X
3rd Katelyn Jack 738 – 18X

Unlimited Class

1st Ron Pettigrew 750 – 41X
2nd Rod Jack 749 – 40X
3rd Grant Schick 749 – 30X

Special thanks to the Jack family for putting on a great barbeque and feeding us lunch.
Thanks to the volunteers who ran targets, helped score, acted as line safety officers and referees. And thanks to the shooters in all classes for the quality of competition they bring to our matches.

Dwayne Cyr

Congrats Phil!!

Club Member Wins National Competition

Lake of the Woods Gun Club member Phil Nick was part of a small contingent from Kenora that
attended the Bench Rest Shooters Canada, National Bench Rest Championships held in Selkirk Manitoba July 1st and 2nd 2017. Competitors from Mission BC to southern Ontario and the US attended, including members of both Canadian Worlds Teams who will be representing Canada at the Worlds Bench Rest Championships in New Zealand in November. The competition was fierce and Phil shot consistently and steadily over the 2 days at both 100 and 200 yards to pull off the win. It is quite an honor that a member of LWGC is the reigning 2017 Canadian National Champion. In 2018 Phil will travel to Mission BC to defend his title. Congratulations Phil!

Submitted by Dwayne Cyr

In Memory

In Memory

Gord Dixon

August 1, 1937 – June 20, 2017

Shot gunning at Lake of the Woods Gun Club evolved under the guidance and leadership of long time member Gord Dixon. Gord was a competitive clay pigeon shooter. He was an accomplished Amateur Trap Association shooter and avid Sporting Clays shooter. Gord loved everything to do with shooting shotguns at clay targets. Over the years, many young and new shooters were coached by Gord who always tried to help those who were struggling to improve their skills. Gord also gave seasoned shooters a goal, to try to beat him head to head in friendly competition. Many tried, not many succeeded. Observers were in awe of Gord’s practiced gun mounting style developed from years of a high level of participation in shotgun sports. There was no such thing as a rained-out Thursday night of Trap. Gord was there. As well, Gord spent a couple decades on the Board of Directors and helped nurture the Lake of the Woods Gun Club into the jewel that it is now. His name will be added to the Departed Members Plaque on display in the main club house.

Dwayne Cyr

500 Meter Benchrest Match Results

Lake of the Woods Gun Club Rifle Division held our first ever 500 meter Benchrest match

Sunday June 25th .

Rank by Group Aggregate

1st Phil Nick 3.298” best 5 shot group 1.761”
2nd Burt Bastien 3.549”
3rd Matt Cyr 3.925”

Rank by Score

1st Phil Nick 226/250 two X, highest single target score 49/50 one X
2nd Rod Jack 214/250 five X
3rd Donovan Jack 206/250 one X

Overall Combined

1st Phil Nick
2nd Rod Jack
3rd Burt Bastien

Thanks to Official Scorer Al Carlson, Range Safety Officer David Neilan, Official Barbequer Rod


Submitted by D. Cyr

Rifle Division Match Results

Rifle Division Holds Short Range/Cowboy Metallic Silhouette Match June 11, 2017

Scoped Rifle

1st Helene Rannou 15 won tie breaker
2nd Al Mutch 15

Open Sights

1st Jacques Choquette 6
2nd John Tomkins 4

Cowboy Lever Action

1st Jacques Choquette 10
2nd Brian Prouty 9

Match Results

May 28th Rimfire Rifle Benchrest Match Results

Semi Auto Class

1st Ken Chambers 720-15X
2nd Brian Prouty 679-12X
3rd Al Mutch 630-3X

Sporter Class

1st Donovan Jack 724-12X
2nd Gavin Carlson 717-14X
3rd Jacques Choquette 713-18X

Unlimited Class

1st Phil Nick 750-39X
2nd Lawrence Zebiere 747-29X
3rd Rod Jack 744-29X

Submitted by D. Cyr

Rifle Division – 100M Match

Rifle Division Holds Spring 2017 100 Meter Score Match

Twenty competitors attended the April 30th Hunter Benchrest Match. Two new range records were set. In Varmint Hunter Class Gavin Carlson was on a streak to shatter his previous record until he dropped 3 points on his last target. Gavin still beat his old record by one point to retain his reign. In VFS/Open Class Phil Nick shot superbly, he shot clean with no mistakes to break Matt Cyr’s 2014 record by 6X dots. In Hunter Class, Katelyn Jack definitely earned first place with her .243.  

Hunter Class

1st Katelyn Jack 227 – 1X
2nd Ken Chambers 220 – 1X
3rd Rod MacDonell 219 – 2X

Varmint Hunter Class

1st Gavin Carlson 245 – 6X new range record
2nd Donovan Jack 242 – 8X
3rd Rod Jack 235 – 4X

Varmint for Score/Open Class

Phil Nick 250 – 14X new range record
Dwayne Cyr 249 – 9X
Ron Pettigrew 249 – 7X

Thanks to competitors who traveled significant distances to attend. Thanks to the Rod Jack family for pitching in barbequing, running targets and filling in where needed. Thanks to Official Scorer Al Carlson and the RSO’s and Referees who helped run a smooth event.

Submitted by D. Cyr

Road Partially Open

UPDATE:  The rifle range road is now open.  The pistol range road is still closed.

The road is now open from the highway to the main club house for members to drive in. There is a still barricade preventing vehicle traffic to the pistol and rifle ranges, but it’s a much shorter walk than from the gate. The Pistol and Rifle roads are still too soft to drive on for another week or two.
Thank you for your patience