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POSTED: Friday, April 23, 2010 - 8:43pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 23, 2010 - 9:14pm

There are a lot of events that bring folks to Tyler, but few of them are as much fun as Reynolds and Ribs.
It’s an event that brings in contestants from all over the state all with only one purpose.

To shatter a little four and a half inch bit of clay.

As city events go, think of it as the rose festival with a lot more noise.

If you’ve never visited Rose City Flying Clays, or more to the point, if you’ve never tried skeet shooting, your missing the most fun you can have fully dressed.

The Bob Reynolds Memorial Competiton, or as it is known here, Reynolds and Ribs, brings some of the best shooters together for 3 days of shotgun fun.

“Reynolds and Ribs is actually a memorial shoot for Bob Reynolds who was a big skeet shooter here in the Tyler area here at what used to be the Tyler Gun Club,” says gun club owner Monique Dorsey. “We pull in shooters from all over the state as well as Louisiana, Texarkana, Oklahoma…we just have a lot of shooters who come here every year for this event.”

That’s the Reynolds part. The ribs come on Saturday night with a big barbeque rib dinner.

“The ribs are Saturday night,” Dorsey says. “We serve a free rib dinner to all of our shooters. It’s been a long time tradition at this club.

The event is going on through Sunday rain or shine and spectators are welcome.

So come on out. After all, as much fun as events like the East Texas State Fair can be, you don’t get to blow stuff up.

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"the most fun you can have fully dressed"....what do you mean by that?

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