Freedom Benchrest is honoring the following Shooters that have accomplished a uniquely high level of success that is both distinguished and deserved.

In our efforts to acknowledge all shooters that have participated in long range bench rest, David and Donna Matthews have compiled data from the NBRSA, Williamsport, Global Benchrest and the IBS. From that data, David used a common denominator that made the individual scoring accomplishments as equal to each other as possible.

We chose to recognize every shooting organization because we believe these accomplishments belong to the shooter. Any member of Freedom Benchrest deserves to bring their history with them regardless of where it was earned.

This Hall of Fame Program will continue to evolve and we will add to it as certain levels of accomplishments and contribution are achieved.

Starting with the 2024 Freedom Benchrest shooting season, every member of Freedom Benchrest will begin with the points accumulated at any previously mentioned organization. We will add to those totals, “End of Year Honors” (EYH) points earned from the Freedom Benchrest matches beginning with the 2024 Freedom Benchrest shooting season. All “EYH” points will be awarded in accordance with Freedom Benchrest Rules and Scoring Programs.

NAMEPOINTSQUALIFYING YEAR
Mike Wilson2057.5452022
Richard Schatz1995.3052022
Matthew Kline1941.82022

We will continue to add shooters as they achieve a similar, high level of success and contribution to the Long Range shooting disciplines.

Complete HOF Listhttps://freedombenchrest.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Freedom-HOF-Master.pdf


600 Yard End of Year Honors Program

End or Year Honors categories are Top Shooter, Top Female, Top Rookie and Top Junior.

Freedom Benchrest End of Year Honors (EYH) will be based solely on the points accumulated at 6 sanctioned 600 yard matches per year. Match dates to be determined by the Club and submitted to Freedom Benchrest. There is a maximum of 6, Regular Season, EYH, Freedom Benchrest matches per year at any individual location or address. There is a limit of 14 Regular Season matches that any Freedom Benchrest member may use for the EYH program. To determine the two gun Group aggregate, Light Gun and Heavy Gun groups will be added together and averaged for final placement. To determine the top two gun Score winner, Heavy and Light Gun scores will be added together.

Matches held after November 15 will not be counted in the current year 600 yard program, but will count in the next year’s total. Points will be awarded for the two gun overall, Light Gun overall, group and Score winners. Points will be awarded for the Heavy Gun overall, score and group winners. Only Freedom Benchrest shooters will be included in the attendance based EYH awards points scale.

EYH points for the National Championship will be per the following scale times a bonus multiple of 1.25. 24

Example: If a shooter wins second place in Light Gun Score and earned 6 points according to the scale, 6 x 1.25 = 7.5 EYH points earned for the National Championship. It is the responsibility of each Club to submit a schedule of EHY points awarded to each shooter, per match, to the office of Freedom Benchrest, “Keeper of the points” on or before 30 days after the conclusion of the match. The Keeper of the points will submit to the webmaster for reporting periodically.

Records

EHY points for breaking a single or match aggregate record will not be awarded. If a single target or match aggregate is broken by two or more shooters on the same day, records certificates will go to both shooters. the record will go to the smallest group and highest score shot on that date. All Light, Heavy, Tactical and 2-Gun records, whether single target or aggregate records will receive a Record certificate from Freedom Benchrest. All potential record targets must be submitted to the Records committee at the Office of Freedom Benchrest by December 1 of each Calendar Year. Freedom Benchrest, Record Submission forms must accompany the submitted targets. Tactical Gun EHY will use the same EYH System as the Light and Heavy Gun combined. Tactical will have their own awards and Winners.


1000 Yard End of Year Honors Program

Shooter of the Year categories are: Top Shooter, Top Female, Top Rookie and Top Junior.

A Freedom Benchrest registered Match must have at least 4 of more Freedom Benchrest members in attendance to be considered Freedom Benchrest 1000 yard. EHY honors will be based solely on the points accumulated at the first 10 registered Freedom Benchrest Matches of the year per Club, location or address only.

The points a shooter earns, at their best 18 matches of the year, plus the National Championship count towards EHY. Points awarded per match will be per scale shown below.

It is the responsibility of the Host Club to submit a schedule of points awarded to each shooter per match, to the Keeper of the Points at the Freedom Benchrest Office.

Points will be awarded for Two Gun Overall, Light Gun Overall, group and score. Heavy Gun overall, group and score.

A shooter may win EHY points for both Group and Score wins within the same Match.

All Regular Season Matches will be a two-target aggregate for both Light and Heavy gun competitions. To determine the two-gun group winner, the Heavy and Light gun groups will be added together and averaged. To determine the two-gun Score winner, the Heavy and Light gun scores will be added together.

Points for the National Championship will be per the following scale times a bonus multiple of 1.25.

Example: If a shooter won second place in light gun score and earned 6 points according to the scale, 6 x 1.25= 7.5 points earned for the National Championship.

Records

EHY points for breaking a single or match aggregate record will not be awarded. If a single target record or match aggregate is broken by two or more shooters on the same day. Record certificates will go to both shooters, the record will go to the smallest group or highest score shot on that date. All Light, Heavy and Tactical Records will receive Freedom Benchrest Certifificates.

Tactical EHY will use the same EHY system as the Light and Heavy Gun combined. Tactical will have their own awards and winners.

Single target records, with their target, must be submitted to the Records committee at the office of Freedom Benchrest, with Records submission forms by December 1. Aggregate Records must use Record Submission forms with all supporting documentation by Dec 1.

Scoring

# of ShootersPoints for 1stPoints for 3ndPoints for 3rdPoints for 4thPoints for 5th
2-710000
8-1421000
15-2132100
22-2843210
29-3554321
36-4265432
43-4976543
50-5687654
57-6398765
64+109876

Complete HOF List