We are 2 weeks out from the start of the match and we are excited to have you here.  The Nordic Vortex Tri-Gun has earned its reputation as a premier event in the nation and we have all intentions of keeping it that way.  We want to thank all our match sponsors for their support.

Co-Title Sponsors: Nordic Components and Vortex Optics

Platinum Sponsors: Hiperfire, JP Rifles, Luth AR, and Thunder Beast Arms

Gold Sponsors: American Defense Manufacturing, Arnzen Arms, Federal Premium, KelTEc Weapons, Nine Line Apparel, and Wild Ear.

Silver Sponsors: Gunfighter Targets, Hawkeye Ordnance, Hodgdon Powders, Hunters HD Gold, King of the Mountain, Obsidian Arms, ORM Tech Ammo, Real Avid, Rise Armament, Rubber City Armory, Savage Arms, Shoot Steel, TACCOM, and XS Sights

Bronze Sponsors: Dunaway Custom Arms and Range Tactical Gear

Contributing Sponsors: Benelli USA, Brownells, Burris, Decot Hy-Wyd, Redding Reloading, Starline Brass, and Warne

Here are some information you’ll need to know:

Round Count: Rifle 144, Pistol 171, Birdshot 85, Slug 13, Rifle/Pistol Option 54, Pistol/Birdshot Option 30.  This may change slightly as the stages are built one week prior to the match.

Match Set-up and RO Shoot:  Match set-up will begin on Saturday June 15th and will go through Tuesday June 18th.  The range is closed for shooters during the set-up.  ROs will be shooting all the stages Wednesday June 19th and Thursday June 20th.  The range is closed for regular shooters starting on Saturday June 15th through Thursday June 20th at 2PM.

Match Check-In: All shooters must check-in on Thursday June 20th from 2-7PM or Friday June 21st 6-7AM.  Check-in as the Main Club House at Gate 2.  At check-in, you will receive your 3 lunch tickets and match t-shirts.

Match Schedule: The match schedule is attached.  Shooters can begin reviewing stages after 2PM on Thursday June 20th.  Bear in mind the ROs may still be shooting some stages on this day so all shooters are required to yield the stage to them.

Match Squadding: We still have a number of shooters not yet squadded.  Self-Squadding opened up over 2 weeks ago and most squads are full.  Un-squadded shooters needs to select an open squad before next Friday June 14th at which time the squadding will be locked and unsquadded shooters will be placed in an open squad of our choosing.

Lunch:  We have arranged for the Forest Lake High School’s Clay Target Shooting Team to provide lunch as a fundraiser for their team.  Each shooter will receive 3 lunch tickets at check-in which are redeemed for lunch each day.  Additional lunch can be purchased with cash.  You all know the future of our sport is with the youths.  Please support them and be generous in your tips.

Parking and Range Vehicles: We will be using all 3 areas of the range again.  Each area will have vehicle parking nearby the bays.  The farthest distance a stage is from the parking lot is about 200 yards.  Motorized vehicles/wheelers in the bay areas are restricted to match staff and pre-authorized people only.  We highly suggest using carts for your gear.

Shooter Conduct: Due to some outrageous behavior last year, we lost a couple of longtime ROs who got fed up with the abuse.  Almost every RO (paid or unpaid) in any match are doing the duty for the love of the sport and to contribute back to our sport.  All our ROs have/will dedicate a lot of their time and energy for our match.  Please treat them with the respect they deserve.  You may not agree with their calls, but they definitely don’t deserve abuse or mistreatment.  Abusive and aggressive behavior will not be tolerated and will be grounds for a Match DQ and/or being banned.

Match Withdrawal: With just 2 weeks out before the match, any withdrawal from now until the end of the match is not guaranteed for any re-imbursement.  We still have 41 shooters waiting to get into this match which is way down from the 83 shooters we had at the peak.  But with just 2 weeks out from the match, many of these shooters may not be able to make it due to the short notice.  We will assist you in finding a replacement from the waitlist until next Friday, after which withdrawing shooters will be responsible to finding their own arrangements for a replacement shooter.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us.  We look forward to seeing all of you soon.

Jomar Villamor – Match Director & Registration Coordinator – Jomar.MN3GG@gmail.com

Jay Schmitt – Match Director & Sponsorship Coordinator – Jay.MN3GG@gmail.com

Chris Cazin – Range Master & Stage Logistics Coordinator – Caz41@hotmail.com

Tiffany Overland – Sponsorship Coordinator – TiffanyOverland@gmail.com

Dustin Sanchez – Media & Advertising Coordinator – pbwevents@gmail.com

Shawn Nelson – Media & Advertising Coordinator – shawn@apextechworks.com