The schedule of events was set by the Executive Committee at their 11/29 meeting. Except for the move to Spokane Gun Club there are scarcely any changes from previous years.
The events are as follows:
- Sunday – July 23rd: 100 singles, 100 handicap
- Monday – July 24th: 50 pair doubles, 100 handicap
- Tuesday – July 25th: 100 28 gauge singles, 100 singles, 100 handicap
- Wednesday – July 26th: 50 pair 28 gauge doubles, 50 pair doubles, 100 handicap, evening fun shoot
- Thursday – July 27th: 100 singles (1st 1/2 of Championships), 100 handicap, Hall of Fame Ceremonies
- Friday – July 28th: 100 singles (2nd 1/2 of Championships), 100 handicap
- Saturday – July 29th: 50 pair doubles (Championships), 100 handicap (Championships)
High Over All will include all registered events except the 28 gauge – total of 1400 targets.
Opening Ceremonies will be Sunday, July 23rd. We hope everyone will attend and congratulate the 2016 PITA Allstars.
The 2017 Grand Pacific tournament will be held at the Spokane Gun Club, July 23-29. An agreement was reached with Spokane Gun Club which will allow the Grand tournament to be presented at no entry fee increase from last year.
Shooters with prepaid RV reservations at ESC will be given priority at SGC or a full refund if not attending. All RV questions and reservation should be sent to email@example.com or call 541-258-8766. Prepays must contact Sue before December 1st to arrange a transfer or they will lose their reservation and a refund will be issued.
Update 11/29/16: Click here to view the RV site map. All 50 amp spaces (193-213) are full as well as all 30 amp spaces. Call or email NOW to reserve your space. Auxiliary power will be provided. In the next few weeks Sue will be emailing your space # and the amount you owe Spokane Gun Club for your space (do not send your payment to PITA). She will need your phone number, arrival date and departure date as well as your RV type/length and number of slides. If you have not done so please email her this information.
You can download your 2017 membership card using the “Membership Average Card – Download It Now” icon on the right side. Enter your 5 digit PITA number and your date of birth in the format shown (YEAR-MM-DD – example: 1998-06-24 for June 24, 1998). If you have requested a wallet card be mailed ($5 charge) those will sent in the next few weeks. Please note: with the advent of computer cashiering the orange imprint card is gradually being phased out. If you have a need for one in your area simply request it using the ‘Contact Us’ link in the upper right corner.
As you may have heard, there have been some big changes on the PITA Executive Committee. On Thursday, October 20, the EC voted to accept the resignations of Jim Rankhorn-President, L.A. Taylor-Vice President, Mike Gregersen-Chair of the Central Handicap and Rules Committee and Director Bob White who resigned by email on October 18th. Director Jim Bradbury later resigned for personal reasons. If you have questions regarding the reasoning behind these resignations, it would be best to speak with these individuals personally.
At that same meeting, four people were appointed to fill four of the five vacancies. Those people are Rusty Brewer (OR), Geoff Fern (BC), Mike Riggs (OR), and Jennifer Carter (OR). These four people will fill the unexpired terms of those resigning. There is still one vacancy and interested parties should contact any member of the Executive Committee.
The current PITA EC is meeting weekly now in order to get caught up on the daily work of the PITA and to prepare for the 2017 Grand Pacific. We would like to thank the many State and Provincial officials who helped us work through the events during this time and are continuing to support the PITA.
11/21/16 update: The last position on the Executive Committee was recently filled – please welcome Corey Ashbeck of Benton City, WA to the committee.
The Eel River Toys for Tots shoot collected 63 toys and $730 for the local Toys for Tots program. They held their first Toys for Tots PITA shoot in 2001. Leroy Menezes received his PITA 100,000 milestone award at the shoot.
Ukiah Gun Club hosted the 1st of the 4 Toys for Tots PITA shoots October 15-16. Despite mother nature over 20 shooters came out for the event. 74 toys and $520 will go to the toys program in the Ukiah area. Unique Toys for Tots belt buckles are awarded to the winners of these events. Plan to attend the remaining events that benefit a great cause.
- Ukiah Gun Club – October 15 & 16
- Eel River (includes the Series Awards presentation) – November 5 & 6
- Redding – November 19 & 20
- Coon Creek – November 26 & 27