Club news


September 2016

RIP Bill Welsh

Bill was a TASC member in the early 1990's. He spent a career working for IBM and Seagate, and then became a ranger at Alum Rock Park. Obituary in Mercury News

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December 2015

RIP Tony Fricano

Tony was a TASC member in the early 1990's. He was the un-official club photographer and was well liked by all club members. In a sometimes serious sport, Tony could always come up with a few words of wit or humor.

...Len
 

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August 2012

A Note from Len

I would like to thank all the TASC members for the nice plaque and card. The primers are a very timely and very useful gift. I should be around shooting Single Stack for quite some time !!

It was my privilege to be your club president for the last two years. Hopefully, the club maintained it's status, and perhaps grew a small amount.

We are very fortunate to have some newer people step forward as board members and club officers. I hope TASC will remain a solid club in the USPSA fraternity. Dave Bunn has experience in National Matches and 3 Gun competitions, and with your helping Dave, TASC will continue to get better.

Thanks again to everyone........see you on the range.....Len
 


June 2012

Len, Mark,

I thought you might want to post these on the TASC website. They're really old. One Tuesday night I brought my camera and backdrop down to the match and took a bunch of pictures. This was when everybody was shooting .45's. The .38 Super wasn't used a lot yet, neither were red-dot scopes. Bob was in the picture and even Danny Shahenian. Didn't have Sabu's email address so I couldn't share with him. In all the other pictures I found everybody had single stack mag's.

Tony Fricano

(to view the full-sized images, click on each picture)

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April 2012

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The first quarter started on a very sad note when we learned we lost member Andy Marquez in an auto accident. Andy was a member for eight years and was a real asset to the club. He had been our Safe Handgun Course instructor for the last two years and was well liked by all.

It pleases me to relate that our first February event was a memorial match to honor Andy. We raised $1000.00 which was sent to the American Cancer Society in Andy’s name. Many thanks to all of you who attended or donated.

Wet

The quarter ended on a wet note as the match was shot in a fine mist or drizzle. Thanks to MD Rogers for changing the whole match to handle the wet conditions. We had 17 shooters and everyone seemed to have a good time.

Golden Bullet

Check the Richmond Hot Shots website for information on the Golden Bullet Match and the NROI class that will be held at their range in July. Links to their site are on our home page.

Nationals slots

The Nationals slots were given out this quarter. Congratulations and good luck to:

Pete Aherns – Single Stack
Mark Van Zevern – Open
Tanja Hofner – Open
Joe Salinas – Limited

When you get back from the Nationals we want to see some of the stages built for TASC matches !

1st quarter results

Listed below are the first quarter match results. Congratulations to these Match Winners.

James Saburomaru – Open
Dirk Walker – Limited
Ty Newell – Limited 10
Len Fyock – Single Stack
Dan Matsuda – Production

See you on the range……Len


January 2012

Bay Bridge Charity Classic

Thanks to all who helped with the BBCC.
We gave $1609 to Toys for Tots.

NROI Class

There will be a NROI class and the Golden Bullet match at Richmond in July. Watch this site for further news or check the Richmond website.

Quarter match winners:

James Saburomaru – Open
Rogers Anderson – Limited
Ty Newell – Limited-10
Mike Murray – Production
Dan Matsuda – Producton, 1st Unclassified
Chester Ballesteros - Revolver

Congratulations to all.

See you on the range……Len


November 2011

Bay Bridge Charity Classic

The 2011 Bay Bridge Charity Classic was held October 23 at the Richmond Range. Sixty-three shooters showed up to shoot the five stages in very nice weather. The match ran very smoothly and I heard many positive comments of running a nice match.

techwear-logoThere was a surprise at the start in that we were able to have a shooters prize drawing thanks to Kevin Chu, Gary Ashcavai, and James Saburomaru. Kevin donated over 60 gifts to the prize table and Gary received 10 shirts and a TechWell Magazine/Grip System from TechWear USA. The TechWear website is: www.techwareusa.com.

The 19th annual Toy’s for Tots match raised $1589.00. Thanks to all who helped stage the match and thanks to all who attended. Thanks to Tanja and her brother for the photos. Thanks to the Richmond HotShots and Tom Frenkel for the use of the range and thanks to the Richmond members who helped put on the match. Click here for the match results.

Here are some photos from the match (PDF).

Match Directors
Mark VanZevern
Len Fyock

RO’s
Ty Newell
Stephen Speights
Jim Endress
David Hashimoto
Walter Hashimoto
Vincent Fernandes

Rangemaster
James Saburomaru

The Work Crew
Pete Aherns
John Ambrose
Thomas Chan
Jenny Chu
Kevin Chu
Jim Endress
Vincent Fernandes
Len Fyock
Marcos Gonzales
David Hashimoto
Walter Hashimoto
Tanja Hofner
Johnny Javier
Mike Murray
James Saburomaru
Joe Salinas
Mark VanZevern

CRO’s/Stage Designers
Joe Salinas
Kevin Chu (classifier)
Len Fyock
Mark VanZevern
Pete Ahern

Stats and Sign-In
Mike Murray
Tanja Hofner
Jenny Chu

Prize Donations
Kevin Chu
TechWear USA
James Saburomaru

See you on the range….Len


October 2011

Quarter match winners:

James Saburomaru – Open
Joe Salinas – Limited
Ty Newell – Limited-10
Mike Murray – Production
Len Fyock – Single Stack

Congratulations to all.

Bay Bridge Charity Classic

The set up for the BBCC is Saturday 10-22 at 9 AM.

The BBCC is Sunday, 10-23. Signups start at 8 AM.

Please come out and help set up.

See you on the range….Len


July 2011

Club elections were held by voice vote.

The Club members approved the following:

Len Fyock – President
Mark Van Zevern – Treasurer and VP
Mike Murray – Board Member and Statistician
Joe Salinas – Board Member and Secretary
Dave Bunn – Board Member

Quarter match winners:

Mark Van Zevern – Open
James Saburomaru – Single Stack
Rogers Anderson – Limited
Ty Newell – Limited-10
Mike Murray – Production
Joe Salinas – 1ST C Limited

Congratulations to all.

A drawing was held to fill our 2 slots to the Nationals.

Good luck to Tom Chesterman and Tanja Hofner.

Tentative BBCC dates are 10-22-2011 match set up, 10-23-2011 shoot the match.

See you on the range….Len


April 2011

A gift for Ira

At the second January match a gift card from Wolf Camera was given to Ira Wieny in recognition of his years of service as TASC President. Thanks for all your good work Ira. Now, put down your camera, pick up your pistol, and come out to a match !

Quarter match winners

David Ponce – Open
James Saburomaru – Open, High Senior
Manuel Newman – Limited
Ty Newell – Limited-10
Mike Murray – Production
Joe Salinas – Production, Unclassified
Len Fyock – Single Stack

Congratulations to all.

A drawing was held to fill our 2 slots to the Nationals.

Good luck to Tom Chesterman and Tanja Hofner.

A Special Classifier Match will be held May 28.

There will be 5 classifier stages. Cost is $25.

The stages are: 99-10 Times Two 99-24 Front Site 2 03-03 Take Em Down 03-09 On The Move 09-08 Crackerjack

See you on the range….Len


February 2011

A Note to TASC from Ira

Dear TASC Members,

Thank you so much for the thoughtful gift. TASC is where I started shooting action pistol and I have come to think of it as my home; all it’s members as my family. This was reiterated at the match on Jan 22nd when Lorrie and I came back after almost 3 months of not shooting and everyone welcomed us back with warm greetings. It’s nice to go somewhere “Where everybody knows your name”.

TASC is truely a special club. That was part of my decision to step down as President. I just could not give TASC the time it deserved. Hopefully I will have more time in the future.

Thanks again for a wonderful place to shoot and the most thoughtful gift. I have already browsed the Wolf Camera web site for things I need for my Photography endeavors.

Thank you,
Ira Weiny


January 2011

2011 Bay Bridge Charity Classic

Although the Toys for Tots match is not till the end of October we need to find a Match Director for that event as soon as possible. If you would like to help please contact a club officer.

Annual dues are being collected for club membership.

It is $40 and please, cash only. Club membership saves you $5 on every match fee. These dues help the club pay for some of our larger expenses, such as insurance.

TASC Match Winners for Q4

James Saburomaru – Open
Len Fyock – Limited
Mike Murray – Production
Justin Ihrig – 1st place, Unclassified Production

Congratulations to all.

The annual El Presidente award was given to Manuel Newman

for all his efforts in helping the club. Along with being MD for the BBCC, Manuel helped build stages, and acted as RO and MD, at many club matches. Thanks for all your help, Manuel.

There were 4 DQ,s in this Quarter.

We need to remember that SAFETY is our number one priority at the range. I know we all “feel the need for speed” but we must not push ourselves beyond the point of safety. Dry fire practice is one way to train yourself in safe gun handling habits. Safe habits make for safe shooting.

Mean Free Zone

On a not quite as serious note, when TASC is on the range, the range is considered a Mean Free Zone. Choruses of “OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO” when a shooter takes a late makeup shot or telling a fellow shooter who has cut himself, and is bleeding profusely, “Now you can go to Namby-Pamby Land and get yourself Band-Aid”, are very hurtful. Please, no meanness in the Mean Free Zone. :)

 

See you on the range…
Len


November 2010

The 2010 Bay Bridge Charity Classic...

was completed on October 24, 2010. A great thanks goes to Match Director Manuel Newman in raising $2892 for Toys for Tots. Thanks to Tom Frenkle for help getting the range and also his individual donation.

Sixty-three shooters braved the rainy elements and completed the match. Private individuals donated over 50 prizes to the match ending shooters raffle. Thanks to : Tanja Hofner James Saburomaru Darrell Inouye Curtis White Ryan Garcia Manuel Newman Outback Steakhouse – Pinole Triple A’s Sporting Goods – Vallejo

Please read the related BBCC links to see the names of winners, stage builders, RO’s, Stats help, etc. for this years match.

TASC Match Winners for Q3

James Saburomaru – Open
Manuel Newman – Limited
Rogers Anderson – Limited 10
Mike Murray – Production

Congratulations to all.

If you are RO certified with the USPSA, remember to keep your certification up to date.

The Chabot Gun range needs to know who our RO’s are.

There will be a match after Thanksgiving, on November 27. There will NOT be a match on December 25.

If you participated in Single Stack division this year

you may be eligible for a slot to the USPSA Single Stack nationals. More details are to come.

 

See you on the range…
Len


September 2010

Junior Shooters

It has been awhile since TASC has had a Junior shooter but I thought I would post this email I received from Chris Endersby:
 
I know it is kind of late but I still have a scholarship available to the AMU/MGM Junior camp at the end of October. Camp is almost full. – Chris Endersby, Area 2 Director

TASC shirts

If you would be interested in buying a TASC club Polo shirt let me know via email. If there is enough interest we can do a purchase.

Match dates and classes

  • There WILL be a Safe Handgun Class on Oct.9 Email Andy Marquez to sign up.
  • The Oct. 9 match will be a Special Classifier Match with five stages. This a great opportunity for new shooters to get classified or for experienced shooters to get classified in a new division.
  • The Oct. 23rd match is cancelled, as it will be held at the Richmond range on Oct. 24. This is the Toys For Tots match which is called the Bay Bridge Charity Classic. Follow the link on our home page to sign up. Cost is $55, cash only. There will be a few prizes at the shooters raffle. Please sign up and support this match.
  • There will be a match on the November 27th.
  • There will not be a match on the 4th Saturday of December which is Christmas Day.
 

See you on the Range...
Len


 


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