FT Benning Multigun-Time to Sign Up or be left out

cvbond

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Guys:

This was posted today on the Brian Enos Forums
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I just sent this message to the 428 shooters on my list to notify:

This is a long message. Please read the whole message before emailing questions.

The 2009 Ft Benning 3 Gun Challenge will be December 3rd through December 6th. It is a 3 day match this year. The sign in process (to get a registration code for the application) will start June 18, 2009 at 9:30 Eastern Time (8:30 Central, 7:30 Mountain & 6:30 Pacific).

You are getting this message in advance of the posting on the internet because you were a shooter in last year's match, or you requested advance notification. Please go to http://www.fb3g.com. Select the yellow button on the left that says "Application." You will NOT immediately see the application, but rather a 'Sign in' screen.

Before June 18th, feel free to fill out the information and click the submit button. You will get a "form letter" email message from me within 24 hours. Click all the buttons, check out the forms. I will clear any information at 8:30 pm June 18th, so you can practice up until then, signing in on the forms.

You may sign-in yourself & one other person. That other person can sign-in himself & you. You can get shooting buddies to sign you in. You can have your child sign you in. There is no rule that you have to do it personally. Only the first sign-in will count, but it doesn't hurt to submit from more than one computer.

Note that I will not accept any official sign-in on the on-line list before 9:30 PM EST on June 18, 2009. There will be an official clock on the page. Don't hit the submit button on June 18th before 9:30:00 on the clock. This advance notice lets you look over the information early, get familiar with the process, print the application early, write your check & be ready to get it in the mail once you get a registration code.

In 2008, the system experienced a serious slow-down because people clicked the “Submit” button multiple times. The information is saved “on click” and not when the second page appears. To attempt to minimize the delay, we have a new website host service. We removed all images and graphics from the second page so that it will load faster. However, due to the large volume that I expect at sign in, we still will experience a slow down.

Last year, the delay was worse when some shooters clicked the submit button multiple times in panic. One shooter had 35 entries in one second. This will slow it down for everyone. In the spreadsheet I download, it will include an IP address for your computer. Anyone who submits multiple entries (same name and same computer) within ten seconds will be penalized one place on the list for each extra entry. The shooter I mentioned above would have moved down 34 places. She would not have been penalized for entries made on a different computer.

I will not accept applications without a code. I will email you a code after you successfully submit the information to me after 9:30 PM June 18th.

"We DO NOT need applications in the same envelope" is on the application & I mean that. Do Not wait until you have all your friends together. First, get into the match. Then send me your squad requests (by email, by phone, scribbled in the margin of the application, on a post it note, etc). I will honor your squadding requests.

Please, No Priority, Overnight or Express Mail Services. As it says on the application: "Linda will return your check." I mean that, also.

If you are not sure yet if you can get the time off from work or other obligations, submit your information & go through the process. Last year, everyone who withdrew from the match got a full refund of match fees. Period. (even the shooters who had to withdraw the day before the match) You will lose nothing by sending in the application & check. If you do not get into the match, I will shred the check. If you need to drop off the waiting list, I will shred the check. Delaying to get your airline tickets or arrange other travel plans could mean you are not in the match.

If you are assuming you will be a sponsored shooter, you STILL need to sign-in. We had a few shooters who figured this out the hard way last year. We rarely have enough sponsor slots for all the potential sponsored shooters. The sponsored shooters will come from the original list. Typically, the sponsor agreements are reached later in the summer. I will happily refund the entire match fee once we verify your status with your sponsors.

If you "won" a free slot in the match, please sign in - although you can wait until June 19th or later. There is no hurry, because your slot is guaranteed. Instead of a Zip code, write "Free" in that blank. I have the names of the 4 shooters who won in the drawing during the Team Competition at the 2008 Ft Benning 3 Gun match. If you picked up a free slot from a prize table at another match, send your 'certificate' with your application instead of a check.

Please email if you have any questions to my off forum email: LChico@msn.com.

I have stocked up on dark roast coffee & dark chocolate truffles.

Linda Chico (L-2035)
2009 Ft Benning 3 Gun Statistician
 

cvbond

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Re: FT Benning Multigun-Time to Sign Up or be left out

Did anyone other than Chuck and I sign up? I am sleepless until I get my confirmation email!
 

SFC Carpentier jr

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Re: FT Benning Multigun-Time to Sign Up or be left out

Charlie, that match has been popular and has filled up since the first year they had it. I was one of the luck ones to make it on as a shooter the first year and I had to back a month before the match. I wish I had gone the first year that way I could have stayed on the list.

I also was reading where they were going to do something different this year. I also think someone ask if they were going to let the shooters shoot out of a Blackhawk this year. The reply was NO. I guess they only allow the snipers at there sniper match to do that.
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Chuck Anderson

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Re: FT Benning Multigun-Time to Sign Up or be left out

Yep, I'm in with my buddies. The special thing this year is they are going to do a shoot off with supplied guns, pistol rifle and shotgun. The participants will be the top two in each division, along with some others randomly selected. Winner gets a new pickup truck (MSRP over 40K) I can't remember the last time a match did this. I'm just hoping I'll be able to go. I just had surgery yesterday to repair my achilles tendon. Doc says 6 months till I'm back in action, which is almost exactly how far out this match is.
 

cvbond

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Re: FT Benning Multigun-Time to Sign Up or be left out


I am in with my posse as well. Chuck, keep in mind that you have maybe a better chance of winning that truck after your surgery than guys like myself who are likely to need surgery in the wake of the match!
 

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Re: FT Benning Multigun-Time to Sign Up or be left out

Have made this match every year, and will be there again this year. Always a few surprises, and cool Army stuff to shoot or ride in.
 

cvbond

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Re: FT Benning Multigun-Time to Sign Up or be left out

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bronco</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Have made this match every year, and will be there again this year. Always a few surprises, and cool Army stuff to shoot or ride in. </div></div>

Like yourself I have been in from the beginning. It is unfortunate that there is no reward for loyality since the two of us had to go through the same process as a newbie.

 

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Re: FT Benning Multigun-Time to Sign Up or be left out

The first couple were great matches, just a hicup or two with the scoring. I like getting to interact with the Army staff and helpers. Gives you a more positive feeling about the next generation. Never been called sir so many times in my life. They really work their butts off to make it run smooth.
 

cvbond

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Re: FT Benning Multigun-Time to Sign Up or be left out


It really is a kick in the pants to see specialists run like they do. If a stage needs some pasters no one calls for anything on the radio. Rather a specialist runs to the storage area and runs back with them. It sort of spoils you for any other match.