The  Lobster Match

John F. Rollins

John F. Rollins was a war hero, sportsman, trapper, competitive shooter and gifted gunsmith.  John was a talented commercial pilot with a multi-engine rating.  He was an avid Ham radio operator and a member of the Antique Wireless Association.

He enjoyed and promoted the international shooting sports and was published in many shooting magazines.  Having trained under English masters, John was an accomplished stock maker. 

Scarborough Fish & Game benefited greatly from John’s experience and dedication to the shooting sports.  Even in his later years when he was quite sick, John always volunteered to run the international matches. 

Above all, John F. Rollins was a truly magnanimous gentleman.  He was polite, kind and soft-spoken; John is sadly missed.  International matches at the annual Lobster Match will always be known as the John Rollins Memorial Matches.

In 1990, Frank McKinney, along with several other pistol shooters, built one of the best outdoor pistol ranges on the East coast! The following year, civilian and military shooters came from all over the country to attend a three-day pistol competition.  This event, known as the Lobster Match, is still held annually at Scarborough Fish & Game.

Frank McKinney was born in South Portland, Maine on August 13, 1919.  He attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after serving 28 years in the Air Force and Air Force Reserve.  While serving his country, Frank became interested in competitive pistol shooting.

Frank not only shot as a competitor, he dedicated his time to instruct others who were interested in shooting.  He retired from the Air Force Reserve in 1972 and continued shooting as a civilian.  Frank shot with the Maine State Pistol Team, traveling annually to the National Matches in Ohio.  He taught rifle shooting to a group of juniors for several years and even coached a young, former Marine who went on to win several National Championships.

In addition to being a member of the Spurwink Rod & Gun Club, Frank served on their Board of Directors.  He also served on Scarborough Fish & Game’s Board of Directors for many years; he was awarded a lifetime membership to the club. Frank McKinney passed away on May 20, 2007.  In 2009, a ceremony was held to dedicate Scarborough Fish & Game’s Pistol Range to "Col. Frank."

"Col. Frank" McKinney