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For all regular competitions, a gold, silver or bronze card is awarded to first, second and third highest scorers respectively. At the close of the VMLC State Championships, which are held in November every year, the Annual Aggregate Trophies are presented for the highest aggregate scores for all classes of firearms.

The VMLC operates a Proficiency Award system where shooting a predetermined score entitles the member to a gold, silver or bronze style medallion. To date, four members have attained a gold proficiency as follows:

In 1990, Barry K. became the first member to earn a gold proficiency (15 out of 15 Birds with a Muzzle Loading Shotgun).
Sixteen years passed (April 2006) before a second member, Jim M, earned a gold proficiency (also 15 out of 15 Birds with a Muzzle Loading Shotgun).

A few months later, October 2006, Barry K. became the first member to attain a second gold proficiency, this time for scoring 15 out of 15 Birds with a Breech Loading Black Powder Shotgun (shotgun and ammunition supplied by Jim M).

In February 2007, Noel Howland became the third member to attain a gold proficiency (15 out of 15 Birds with a Muzzle Loading Shotgun).

Then in March 2007 a most unexpected event occurred when two gold proficiencies were attained in one day when Doug H. and Jim M. both scored 15 out of 15 Birds with a Breech Loading Shotgun! Doug is the fourth member to attain a gold proficiency, and Jim is the second member to have earned two gold proficiencies.


Doug H. shooting his flintlock shotgun.