This year the OVPL reduced the number of matches by changing to an unbalanced schedule. All the teams visited the indoor clubs in the winter. In the fall and spring, a total of four matches would give everyone a chance to shoot outdoors.
In those matches, Pat Dukes’ RA Gun Club was successful in defending last year’s title. Among the individuals overall, there were eleven who averaged better than 500. At the very top, two relatively new OVPL shooters posted scores that were both well above the top figure from a year ago. Nearly all the teams introduced some new faces to the OVPL.
As it has in the past few years, the OVPL’s schedule started outdoors in September. Later in the fall, the indoor clubs held their matches. From December to March, each of the teams visited the indoor ranges, in a series of head to head, inter-club matches. The teams this season: Arnprior, Eastern Ontario, NCRRA, RAGC and the combined team from the two clubs in Smiths Falls.
The schedule was unbalanced, with the outdoor clubs hosting fewer matches. As a result, the standings were determined a little differently. As always, what counted was how well the teams did in the matches they shot.
Head to head: Smiths Falls defeated NCRRA
With the teams scheduled for a different number of matches, the standings are based on the number of losses.
All teams begin the season with a perfect record of 12 points.
Ties are broken first by considering the matches between the teams that are tied. See the Rules.