People have time to relax, re-connect with reality and start thinking about the long trek home.
To ME, that means disassembling the gun
I wasn't happy flying with Aer Lingus on the way out and I wasn't happy with the return, either, but we survived, the gun arrived well and you cannot really ask much more than that.
But, we are getting ahead of ourselves.
One of the criteria of choosing the venue was that the "main hall" could house a 600 person meal.
Why so many? because out of 436 shooters, some take a "significant other" to the official ceremonies, there are a bunch of dignitaries that also need accommodating, not the least the sponsors, and so, as the WFTC's grow and grow, the needs also grow at an even larger pace.
But let's put some faces to the names you can find in the score's tabulations.
First award given was Piston/Ladies, on the left Ingrid Reinu (3rd) , center Luciana Silveira(1st) and right Heli Jalakas (2nd)
Should we start planning a team shootoff procedure?
At rear, left to right: Nicolas Godan, Bruno Silva, Ferenc Toth, Jan Homann
In front: Brian Samson, Leo Gonzales, Joel Goodwin
At rear, left to right: John Chopping, Ferenc Sas, Dan Eley, Steve Franklin
In front: Stefan Kawnik, Redvers Gallagher, Luiz Barreiros
José Redondo (3rd), John Costello (1st), Jack Harris (2nd)
As the South African delegation presentation for the 2020 WFTC's took as a motto:
"Africa is calling"
Hope you have enjoyed all these pictures, it is a pleasure and a privilege to go to a sporting event wearing the Team USA shirt, I would hope that many of you now realize that you do not have to be "superman" to take the decision to compete and carry out the dream.
Who knows? we may meet in some place.
Keep well and shoot straight!