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Acadiana, LA, Chapter Facilitator, Shelby Elias, Takes 1st Place in the 1Q 2023 Quarterly Match

AUSTIN, TX — A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) proudly announces the winners of the 2023 1st Quarter League Match. The 1Q2023 Match included 176 participants from 34 chapters (including the Memphis TN Chapter, pictured above) across the United States. Congratulations to Shelby Elias, the chapter facilitator of the Acadiana LA Chapter for earning 1st Place Overall. 

Beginning in 2023, the match division structure was enhanced to incorporate the AG & AG skill level color tracks. This allows for participants to be matched up with others of the same skill level and firearm type/sights. 

The goal of the Quarterly Match is to keep focus on bringing new shooters into the match, providing them incentive to improve and help them grow in their personal shooting journey. A new division, Not For Prizes (NFP), was also created for those members looking to try their hand at the match strings. The NFP division winner is recognized in the match statistics but does not receive a portion of the prize pot. Members can shoot in the NFP division two times before they must declare a division and purchase a match fee. 

Experienced competition shooters are always welcome to participate and help those new to competition understand the course of fire, match commands, shot timer, scoring and explore matches outside of the chapter. Winners of the match receive cash prizes based on the number of participants, and of course, bragging rights among the chapters. 

Shelby Elias, Chapter Facilitator of the Acadiana LA Chapter, earned 1st Place Overall in this quarter’s match. Her time was only 14.76 seconds for the 3 strings. She used an EMG Custom 38 Super Comp pistol by Eddie Garcia that is designed for competition. “It runs fast, but it’s LOUD,” Shelby laughs.

Find out the details for the 2Q 2023 match strings at https://www.agirlandagun.org/quarterly-match/

Winners List:

Division WinnersNameChapterTimePrize Pot
Blue Centerfire Irons (BCI)Michelle VandenboomMI – SOUTHEAST42.94$125.17
Blue Centerfire Optics (BCO)Toni MillerOH – CINCINNATI30.09$125.17
Blue Rimfire Irons (BRI)Mary OehlkeMN – OSSEO37.03$125.17
Blue Rimfire Optics (BRO)Amber KirkCO – MONTROSE58.52$125.17
Green Centerfire Irons (GCI)Christi WeisNE – WYOBRASKA45.50$125.17
Green Centerfire Optics (GCO)Sheree McCabeTX – FRISCO31.00$125.17
Green Rimfire Irons (GRI)N/AN/AN/AN/A
Green Rimfire Optics (GRO)N/AN/AN/AN/A
Orange Centerfire Irons (OCI)Audree DanielsonMI – SOUTHEAST23.44$125.17
Orange Centerfire Optics (OCO)Shelby EliasLA – ACADIANA14.76$125.17
Orange Rimfire Irons (ORI)Peggy YorkTX – FRISCO43.63$125.17
Orange Rimfire Optics (ORO)N/AN/AN/AN/A
Not For Prizes (NFP)Teresa OrchardMI – SOUTHEAST39.17N/A
Star Level WinnersNameChapterTimePrize Pot
ALL STAR N/AN/AN/AN/A
1st Place OverallShelby EliasLA – ACADIANA14.76$150.19
3 Star LevelDonna LallyMI – SOUTHEAST57.15$112.64
2 Star LevelRobin HellerPA – MONTGOMERY COUNTY74.03$75.09
1 Star LevelRenee PyeVA – RICHMOND95.43$37.55

The Chapter winners include:

MemberChapterPrize Pot
Tricia AtkinsAR – LITTLE ROCK$14.00
Ashley HallCA – SAN MARCOS$14.00
Katie LuthCO – CENTENNIAL$14.00
Barbara DivanCO – LITTLETON$14.00
Wendy BrittellCO – MONTROSE$14.00
Peggy HouchinCO – NORTHERN COLORADO$14.00
Sunny EwanchewFL – FLAGLER COUNTY$14.00
Jamie ShrumFL – GAINESVILLE$14.00
Catherine PawlowskiFL – TREASURE COAST$14.00
Elena NockGA – SAVANNAH$14.00
Florence DeMeoIL – MCHENRY COUNTY$14.00
Laura RenkeIL – WEST SUBURBAN$14.00
Shelby EliasLA – ACADIANA$14.00
Meredith WeaverME – GRAY$14.00
Audree DanielsonMI – SOUTHEAST$14.00
Mary OehlkeMN – OSSEO$14.00
Laura HazelettMO – COLUMBIA$14.00
Melissa CoxMO – KANSAS CITY$14.00
Christi WeisNE – WYOBRASKA$14.00
Toni MillerOH – CINCINNATI$14.00
Kristen IsaacsOH – LEBANON$14.00
Dawn BresslerOH – OXFORD$14.00
Jolynda GreenOK – TULSA$14.00
Leeann McCulloughPA – MONTGOMERY COUNTY$14.00
Ranae KnappTN – MEMPHIS$14.00
Avis PriceTN – MIDDLE$14.00
Sandra WoodruffTX – AUSTIN NORTH$14.00
Crystal OuzillouTX – BASTROP$14.00
Sheree McCabeTX – FRISCO$14.00
Sheila HookerTX – LEAGUE CITY$14.00
Julie DavisonTX – NEW BRAUNFELS$14.00
Janice FranklinTX – NORTH FORT WORTH$14.00
Sophia BugayTX – SAN ANTONIO (NORTHWEST)$14.00
Amy MosesVA – RICHMOND$14.00

Full match results can be found on Practiscore.

Learn more about the new division structure and find out the details for the 2Q 2023 match strings at https://www.agirlandagun.org/quarterly-match/

About A Girl & A Gun

A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is a membership organization whose events are successful stepping-stones for thousands of women entering the shooting community by fostering their love of shooting with caring and qualified instructors who coach them. AG & AG breaks barriers for women and girls in self-defense, and in pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting sports by welcoming beginners to learn the basics of safe and accurate shooting and providing experienced shooters with advanced-level opportunities. The club has members in all 50 states and hosts recurring Girl’s Nights Out at hundreds of ranges throughout the United States.

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