The Casa Grande Trap & Skeet Club played host to the PITA Arizona State Shoot March 2 & 3. In an unusual turn of events, the normally balmy Arizona weather went south with rain and wind forcing the postponement of the first half of Championship Singles to the second day’s events. Some of the usual suspects turned in high scores in the Championship events. Championship Singles, Lonny Brown, Oregon, 199; Championship Doubles, Dave Kelly, California, 97, and a surprise Handicap Champion with Esther Puckett, California, 96. If her name sounds familiar, Esther is the President of the Newman Swamp Rats Gun Club who recently returned to hosting PITA events. Complete shoot results can be found under Arizona on the RESULTS page.
Hawaii State Shoot – 2015
The 11th annual Hawaii State Shoot opened February 13th to the usual beautiful weather (no rain this year), exceptional trap help and near record attendance. Reg Todd, a BC shooter, made his eight appearance to the Big Island Trap Club, an uncontested record for return visits (Grant do you contest this?). Gwenn Ojiri is on her 19th year supervising the facility which is operated by the County of Hawaii Parks and Recreation. This year the Waiakea High School Air Rifle Team provided the trap help/score keepers who must have done an outstanding job judging from the donations ponied up by the attendees. The Friday night potluck in the park provided a good sampling of traditional Hawaiian dishes and the Sunday evening awards banquet included an opportunity to wander through the NaniMau gardens.
Complete shoot results can be found on the SHOOT RESULTS page. Suffice to say, the natives excelled in the High All Around but the mainlanders made a respectful showing in some events.
Attending the Hawaii State Shoot is an experience unlike most any other. Just the logistics of arranging the shoot (think about it everything is shipped in), accommodating the shooters and working within the County structure present unique challenges. BITC Club President, Jordon Hara, and B.A.D. Company President, Dex Egdamin, teamed with others to make this a memorable event. Probably more so than other Associations they need your support, so I recommend you commit early, sign up for 2016 now (watch for details). You will not be disappointed.
Sue Brewer, Secretary
On Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, Old Skagit held their second shoot of the 2015 PITA target year and their first shoot using White Flyer targets. Saturday’s 300 singles gave ample opportunity under a variety of conditions to judge the quality of the clays. The first event was shot with a strong wind, the second event had heavy downpours of rain, and finally for the last event of the day the sun came out! The high total for the day was a 291 shot by Doug Reimers. On Sunday the weather just settled in and yielded a steady downpour for the doubles and handicap events. Chuck Manning had the best score in doubles with his 96 and junior shooter Sean Miller didn’t seem to mind the conditions while shooting the high score of 95 in handicap. Bruce Locke came down from Canada to take the HOA honors with his 471 for the two days of shooting. Congratulations to everybody.
A little more about junior shooter Sean Miller. He has been trap shooting for about 6 months, shooting most of his targets at the Kenmore club. He has participated in the PITA Multiplex but this was his first venture into a regular registered shoot. Quite a way to start by shooting the top score for the handicap event and receiving his first punch.
Submitted by Sherry Greene
(photo Sean Miller receives trophy from Steve Jungquist)
Want to go to home in style, driving a new Camaro? You have a chance to do that by attending the Nevada State Shoot May 15-17. The Mason Valley Trap Club, Yerington, Nevada, will host the three day, 700 target event with over $11,000 in trophy/added money and the chance to win $1,000 cash in the Championship Handicap. Details on the Camaro give away (limited to the first 92 entrants), donated by Wild West Chevrolet, and a shoot program can be found on the PITA website (PROGRAMS page). You may even get to pick the color, who knows.
To make an RV reservation (limited spaces) call Dena 775-220-7226.
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.