Due to unexpected circumstances, we were not able to score the submachine gun match in the usual way, with two people working with the aid of a laptop computer.  Our chief statistician had to leave the morning of the match due to unexpected illness and thus, another volunteer who usually aids in scoring was now left to do all the work unaided and with no computer.

So, in our noble, but now unrealistic goal to have match results finished and the winner’s plaques awarded by the end of the match, there were errors made when tabulating those results and incorrect statistics were scored and posted.  Those errors resulted in erroneous finishing orders in both vintage and modern class.

In retrospect, I should have immediately notified all the participants when this abnormal situation became apparent and that as a results of this development, the match scores would be tabulated and checked before announcing results a day or two later instead of unfairly leaving the scoring in the lap of one person to do it in real time.

I believe all of you are owed a detailed explanation of what happened and I apologize and take responsibility for this major screw up.  We now have the corrected results and you can see them at “Match Results” in the header under 2017 30th Annual Subgun Championship Match.       We will contact the initial and now corrected 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in both classes and make arrangements to get the awards straightened out.

Gary Gelson, IAWCA President and Co-Match Director

Our next shooting event is the

28th Annual Semi-Auto/Full-Auto Rifle Match 

Sunday, October 22nd at Parma R&GC

Please click on the event in “Schedule” for more detail.


The Idaho Automatic Weapons Collectors’ Association (I. A. W. C. A.) is an Association of owners and collectors of National Firearms Act firearms, competitive shooters, law enforcement officers, present and former military personnel, and Federally-licensed firearms dealers and manufacturers. Although we are primarily an Idaho organization, we presently have members in fourteen states and two foreign countries.

The I.A.W.C.A was founded in 1988 in Boise, and is an Idaho Non-Profit Corporation.

As stated in our Articles of Incorporation, the purposes for which the Association was founded, and for which it shall be operated, are,

  • To educate the public in general and shooters in particular in matters related to firearms and related items regulated under the provisions of the National Firearms Act,
  • To improve the image of owners of firearms and related items regulated under the provisions of the National Firearms Act,
  • To monitor legislative activities of concern to persons interested in firearms and related items regulated under the provisions of the National Firearms Act, and to endorse and support issues favorable to those interests,
  • To offer persons with similar interests an opportunity to meet and discuss their common interests, and
  • To do everything and anything reasonably or lawfully necessary, proper, or advisable for the attainment of the above purposes or for any of them or for the furtherance of any or all such purposes