Target Practice pays off!
Saturday, Sept 7, Lobo's Carpet Target once again made
its way out to the landing area, but this day was different.
DZO James Sharp
declared a surprise Target Game.
hit the outside red circle, you paid only $15 for your jump.
The white circle meant you paid only $10 and if you hit the very
center red circle, you paid only $5 on a jump that normally costs
$18! On a no wind day, the rules were modified to accommodate
landings that had to be "run out", but they all had to be standing. Larraine
Sackrider was the official judge and was heard to remark (to Rance,
no less), "If you argue,
it's $1 more!" Turk Chapman saved the most money, hitting
the bullseye once, and white circle once. Also doing well was
Steve Schoenfeldt and Craig Ketter. James Sharp hit dead
center on a tandem landing! (Actually the STUDENT was actually
on the center!) Jen took
the "most interesting landing" category as she slid UNDER the carpet
on one jump... no points for that, but managed to hit the center on
the last jump. Even on the 8 way with jumpers watching for
traffic on final, no one missed the target more than about 20 feet.
Jim Sharp said "Look forward to something different on Saturdays, "
as he plans to have other fun games and activities in
the future, also unannounced, that will put a little fun in the day
and possibly save licensed jumpers even more money!
This past weekend, we were rained out on Saturday, so instead, we
played the HAT GAME on Sunday. Doug Frye won 2 jumps for free!
7 way on Saturday, Sept 7, 2002: ALMOST 2 points! "Target Game"
Participants. From top center clockwise: Turk Chapman, Rick
Gardner, Nick Bennett, Bob Fisher, Craig Ketter, Rance Sackrider,
Photo by Jen Sharp.
23 Sep 2002