SGT. ALVIN C. YORK MEMORIAL SHOOT
Valley of the Three Forks of the Wolf River
X-CENTER / OVER-THE-LOG / 60 PACES
BLACK POWDER MUZZLE-LOADING RIFLES
DATE: SATURDAY - MARCH 28, 2009
PLACE: ALVIN YORK’S FARM - PALL MALL, TENN.
MATCH FEE: $35.00 FOR 10 - 1 SHOT MATCHES.
SCORE: TOTAL MEASUREMENT OF ALL 10 SHOTS.
PRIZES: GRAND PRIZES FOR TOP OVERALL SCORE.
SPECIAL PRIZES FOR BEST ‘X’ OF THE SHOOT.
CHOICE-CUT BEEF FOR THE TOP 40 PLACES OR MORE.
EVERYONE TAKES HOME 2 LB. OF GROUND CHUCK.
DRESS: 1920-30’S ATTIRE – MEN: BIB OVERALLS, WIDE TIES W/ LOUD FLOWERY COLORS, LONG TRENCH COATS, OLD SUITS W/ WIDE LAPELS, WIDE BRIMMED FEDORA HATS, AND WW1 UNIFORMS. LADIES: FANCY OLD 20’s DRESSES, HOSE W/ SEAM UP THE BACK.
CAMPING: THERE’S LOTS OF ROOM AT THE SITE FOR CAMPING: TRAILERS, MOTOR-HOMES, TENTS OR TRUCK CAMPERS ALL OK. PORTABLE TOILETS PROVIDED. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN WATER AND FIREWOOD. (SATURDAY, Food concession stand will be open all day). THE YORK FARM HOUSE AND MILL IS ABOUT 2 MILES AWAY. THE FORBES GENERAL STORE IS 5 - MILES NORTH ON ROUTE 127. JAMESTOWN, TENNESSEE IS 16 MILES SOUTH ON 127 AND ALBANY, KENTUCKY IS 20 MILES NORTH ON 127.
RULES: Rifles may be flint or percussion ignition, of either traditional hunting or ‘old style’ traditional target type, with no limit to weight or caliber. No false muzzles, no sealed ignition, no in-line actions, no thumbhole or adjustable stocks and no padded buttplates. Rifles must shoot black powder w/ patched lead round balls, no bullets. Shaders are permitted, but must not extend pass the rear of the breech. Rear sights should be open sights at least 6” in front of the breech. Front sights should be blade, pin-head or post. The use of barrel rests (cant blocks) or sandbags on the chunk are permitted and encouraged. Only the shooter’s hand may support the butt of the rifle, no sandbags or blocks of wood allowed under the butt of rifle and no gloves of any kind. Butt of the rifle may not touch the ground. Please read the accompanying letter for specific chuck rules.
REGISTRATION: $35.00 [$5.00 membership & $30.00 match fee]. Pre-registration $35.00 can be sent to: Ron Borron - 496 Village Drive Bargersville, IN 46106. Home phone: 317-422-9750, Cut off date for pre-registration is March 20. For more info call Ron or Mel Hankla - 106 Bunny Trail, Jamestown, KY 42629, Phone: 270-566-3370
On Saturday, March 28, 2009 we will hold the 17th Alvin C. York Memorial Shoot. Mel and I attribute the overwhelming success of this event to each and everyone that comes annually to the shoot. The best examples of this are the many donated prizes, the volunteers that sets up the range and everyone that donates their time during the shoot helping with the registration, scoring, recording, tabulating, collecting targets, including the great responsibility of the range officers. The last nine years, Jim & Judy Franks, and their daughter Jessica, have tirelessly worked entered the scores on a computer. This shoot is a lot of work and it takes everyone to make this it happen and we truly appreciate everyone’s help in their personal area of expertise.
Registration - $35.00. Cut-off for registration is mandatory at 230 shooters. That’s just all we can safely handle. Pre-registration cut-off date is March 20.
Campers may setup after noon on Thursday and we will setup the range Friday. Saturday safety talk is 7:25 AM CST and the shoot starts at 8:00 AM CST. This event is a re-enactment of the Jamestown Shoot as described in Walter Cline’s book and as seen in the Sgt. York movie. We kindly ask everyone to please focus on proper period clothing, accouterments, loading stands and shooting boxes. Let’s all look the part! Do the best you can, and let’s have another fine shoot.
Please remember and stress - SAFTY FIRST !!!
*SPECIAL NOTE: Because of increased liability, there will be no shooting on Friday – no exceptions! Also, to eliminate some confusion, shooting chunks should be flat on top. Grooves in the chunk that hold or cradle the rifle are going too far. Build a cant block that clamps to the rifle and set it on top of the chunk. The rifle (with the cant bar) should be able to slide side to side and back and forth on the ch
No more grooves or rails on the chunk !
There have been concerns the last several years that we need to stress! The Alvin York Shoot is held on Tenn. State property, please be aware that the display of alcoholic beverages should be keep to an absolute minimum. Please put your drinks in a cup or mug and keep the cans and bottles out of sight ! Be extremely discrete. THERE WILL BE NO SALES OF ALCOHOL ON THE SHOOT SITE!
Also, when you arrive please set-up your camper, tents, or motor homes at least
70 ft. behind the loading area for a Firelane. There will be no parking in firelane.
Please bag up trash securely and leave it near the cans for easy pick-up. Thanks
Hotels: Branham Motel - in Albany, KY / 606-387-6606
Royal Inn Motel - in Albany, KY / 606-387-6853 (5366)
Garden Inn / Best Western - (N. on 90 & 127) Albany, KY / 606-387-7238
Cargile Motel - in Jamestown, TN / 931-879-8181
Jordan Motel - (South on 127) Jamestown, TN / 931-879-8129
Mountain Lodge - in Allardt, TN / 931-879-0399
Anxious to see everyone in the Valley of the Three Forks of the Wolf !
Mel and Ron