This was the first season in several years in which centre-fire was a part of every match. All the ranges accommodated the regular course of fire, by teams that want to shoot it. That’s the bright side of the disappointing news that the Royal Military College would not be in the OVPL this year. Their varsity shooting program was discontinued in the spring of 2005.
The remaining five teams met in October to reaffirm their enthusiasm for the League. They agreed that the two year experiment with sighters is over. Sighting shots were not part of the course of fire for OVPL matches. Sighting shots are desirable, but the other features of the OVPL matches are more valuable: number of shots, variety of courses, duration of the events, to name a few.
With fewer teams, the League considered, but decided against, returning to its old double round robin format. That would have given each team a home match with, and a visit to each of the other clubs. There are several other regular shooting events on the calendar, so the OVPL schedule will see each team shooting one match with each of the others. As often happens in the OVPL, the championship was not determined until the last few matches of the season.
The Smiths Falls and District Handgun Club held a metallic silhouette shoot pretty well every month. Notice of these and other shooting events were presented on our events page. Some were competitive matches. Others, like the silhouette matches, were mostly for the fun of it.
For 2005-06, the OVPL schedule was a round-robin format among five teams.
Note: The Rules stipulate that the standings are based on wins and losses.
Ties are broken first by considering the matches between the teams that are tied.