On a cool, cloudy day in early June, Lindell Schmittler played host to 22 competitors at Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club for a 2700 pistol match. It was a great turnout, nearly filling the line, for what turned out to be a truely historical occasion for Washington pistol shooting. Don Stoppel was shooting his last competitive match in Washington State. Don has been one of the driving forces in competitive pistol shooting in our state for the past several decades. We owe a lot to his work. He has been the pistol chairman of the state association, run matches at SPAA, held clinics to recruit and train new bullseye shooters, provided advice and counsel to new leaders as they started running matches at their own clubs, and coordinated among a group of match sponsors to plan a pistol match schedule for the state. In addition, he has been always available for advice about how to improve your shooting and to help you find the equipment needed to perform better. Don....we wish you the best as you move south. You will be missed.