In an undefeated season, the NoVA Sharpshooters go 8 – 0 and win their first National Air Pistol League title. Hailing from Centreville, VA, the team is composed of 10 members, all of whom are juniors, and coached by Ben Regala.
This is NoVA Sharpshooters first National Air Pistol League title. Twice previously they finished third in the league, last year in 2022, and again in 2019. In six seasons, the NoVA Sharpshooters have a aggregate 29 wins and 16 loss record.
In second place, with a 6 – 2 record was Lafayette Gun Club from Grafton, VA. In third place was Palmyra Sportsmen’s Association from Annville, PA, with a 4 – 4 record.
The league is open to all age group athletes, open and junior (U21). However, to help promote up and coming athletes the top four juniors are named to the Junior All Star Team. This year, all four Junior All Star Team members are from NoVA Sharpshooters. They are:
The National Air Pistol League is a national team league for clubs throughout the United States. Over 10 weeks each team competes in 8 virtual games, one game each week, with two bye weeks in the season. Each week, each team in the league is paired with another team with a near equal skill level. The teams compete at their home ranges, with the scores merged together online on Scopos’ Result Center.
In each game the teams compete in a 60 shot air pistol match. This competition is identical to the Air Pistol events in the Olympic games. Each athlete shoots 60 shots, with each shot worth a maximum of 10 points. The sum of points scored in the 60 shots is the athlete’s total. The team score is comprised of the best four athletes from each team.
Complete 2023 standings are available on Scopos’ Result Center website at https://www.orionscoringsystem.com/team/LeaguePage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.2023011716264074.3.
The National Air Pistol League is sponsored by Scopos, makers of the Orion Scoring System and the Athena Electronic Scoring Target, located in Manasass, VA. They may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 703.596.0099. Scopos’ website is at www.scopos.tech.