The Mason Valley Gun Club in Yerington, Nevada, was the proud sponsor of the 2015 Nevada PITA State Shoot. Despite an occasional sprinkle of rain, six trap fields were put to use by the bumper crowd of outstanding shooters. Scores like Rich Bullard’s 200 in the Championship Singles, Jimmy Heller’s 100 in the Championship Doubles were just two of the many notables (view results here). This is the first time in memory for Mason Valley to host the State Shoot and by all accounts they did an outstanding job. Well, maybe it was more than an occasional sprinkle but the lake in the parking lot was fairly shallow most of the time. The new Camero option giveaway had no winners – the car returns to the dealership today. Congratulations to Mason Valley and NSPITA boards and volunteers!
The Grand Pacific programs have been mailed. Should you not receive one or find one at your club you can view here or request a copy from the office. (email firstname.lastname@example.org) We will post updates and forms here as they become available.
Presquad.com will open on June 1st (7:00 a.m.).
If you are shooting all the events at the Grand (Sub-Gauge and Doubles events excluded) we will reserve your squad/post prior to the general opening of presquad.com on June 1st. The $5.00 pre-squad fee applies. To start the process you will need to set up an account at www.presquad.com. This is very simple – just enter your email address and a password. You will receive an email from them with a link to activate your account. This will allow us to transfer the reservation to you.
Email the following information to Sandy Humphreys – email@example.com or call Sandy at 530-515-3327 (8:00 am- 8:00 pm):
- PITA yardage and ATA yardage (if applicable)
- Squad range desired (i.e. 20-25, 40-45, etc)
- Post preference in order (i.e. 4-3-5-1-2)
- Phone number and best time to contact you
- Email address if phoning
Once you have been pre-squadded the reservation will be transferred to you. This will allow you to go to www.presquad.com and make changes to the reservation. If your yardage changes (reduction or earned yardage) be sure to correct it on your reservation. If the cashiers make squad changes for you there will be the additional $10 squad change fee as noted in the program (pg 16). NOTE: IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED AT THE CASHIER WINDOW BEFORE THE 1ST EVENT FOR WHICH YOU PRE-SQUADDED YOU WILL LOSE YOUR SQUAD/POSITION FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE PRE-SQUADDED EVENTS (see program pages 8 & 16). If you are unable to use presquad.com or have questions contact Sandy Humphreys, cashier at (530) 515-3327 or Sue at 541-258-8766.
2015 GRAND PACIFIC ENTRY/OPTION PRE-PAY FORM Use this form after you pre-squad to pre-pay your entry/options and avoid the line at the event. If you would like us to pre-squad you please include the following information with the form: Squad preferred (i.e. 30-35) and post preferred in order (i.e. 2-4-5-3-1). Mail the form to PITA, PO Box 770, Lebanon, OR 97355.
RV/GOLF CART RESERVATIONS: If you have made an RV or golf cart reservation it is time to pay and confirm your reservation. Call or email now. Phone: 541-258-8766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to reserve an RV space or cart they are available so give us a call or email.
LODGING: Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel and Red Lion are both offering special event rates. Find more information here
The Pacific International Trapshooting Association is now accepting applications and resumes to fill the position of a new Executive Secretary. This is a full time permanent position and would start in the spring of 2016.
People interested in applying can click on the links listed below and download the job description and the job application. Scan and email to Jim Rankhorn, M1100Jim@aol.com or mail to Jim Rankhorn, 2406 Creswell Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290. If you have questions about the position please call Jim at 425-330-2864.
The PITA Executive Committee
From the Secretary,
I wish to clear some confusion generated by the recent advertisement for the PITA Secretary position. There are two employee positions in the PITA. A full time Executive Secretary and a part time Assistant Secretary. According to plan, by June 2016 a new Executive Secretary will be selected and I will move to the Assistant Secretary position with a revised job description, as the half time assistant. I will continue with my separate business of providing cashier services for trapshooting events which is not part of the PITA position.
The Grand Pacific is July 18-25, 2015 at Evergreen Sportsmen’s Club, Littlerock, WA.
The Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel is again offering a special rate for shooters – click here for more details.
The Red Lion also has their ‘SPECIAL’ trapshooters rate – click here.
Need an RV space at the shoot? Email email@example.com or call 541-258-8766. Click here to view the grounds layout.
The program of events will be available in late April/early May.
See you at the GRAND!
NOTICE: Rule changes effective 11-1-14
There are rule changes/clarifications effective Saturday, November 1, 2014. The new Rule Book is here!
- Section A. Clarification about renewing memberships late in the shoot year.
- Doubles average based on the last 1,000 targets (was 800) and classification percentages revised. The new classification guide can be found on the FORMS page.
- All references to Senior Veteran to be replaced by the term “Senior”, abbreviated “SR”.
- Cross registration of targets updated to reflect each Association’s current rules.
The 2015 online CALENDAR and the printable PDF copy are complete. The pocket schedule is printed and will be mailed with your renewal notice or average card. They will also be available at your club. Please verify the accuracy of the shoot dates for your club. It is also a good time to view the CLUB page and update your listing information.