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Grand Pacific updates…

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.

You can WIN FREE entry at the Grand Pacific – click here for all the details.

Update 2/14/17:  Oxford Suites is offering special rates for the Grand Pacific.  Click here to view their flyer.

Update 1/31/17: We have been communicating with Spokane and are waiting for the weather conditions to improve (snow to disappear) before we can move ahead with the parking plan.  They are mandated to connect to city sewer in the spring.  This may affect the current 20 amp area and it may delay a bit the overall progress of our parking plan.  If you have received an invoice please pay as soon as possible to confirm your space as there are many people on the waiting list.

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.

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 sue@shootpita.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.

More Big Changes from the PITA!

We’re sorry to announce that Michelle Wade has taken another position and is moving on from the PITA.  The Executive Committee, upon receiving Michelle’s letter of resignation, went right to work looking for a replacement.  We contacted all of the previous applicants to determine whether any of those people were still interested.  This past Monday evening (1/30/17) we interviewed two applicants and we are happy to announce that the position of Executive Secretary has been offered to Kay Reynolds of Idaho.  Many of you may remember her as a cashier at the Grand Pacific or from shoots in Idaho.  She has been involved in trapshooting for about 15 years and she will begin serving as your new Executive Secretary in about two weeks. Effective February 13th the new PITA address will be PO Box 5276, Twin Falls, ID 83303.  The new PITA email address is info@shootpita.com.

In other news, the PITA is looking for a new Treasurer.  No, our Treasurer hasn’t quit.  He happens to be serving as our President.  Billy Myers has been the PITA treasurer for the past 10+ years and he feels that it’s time for someone else to take the position.  This is a volunteer appointed position so you aren’t subject to election every year.  If you have a background in accounting and think that you may be interested in this position, please get in touch with Billy Myers at bydnsilly@hotmail.com for a copy of the job description.

Speaking of openings….We’re going to have a few on the Executive Committee this summer!  As you may recall, we had some members of the EC resign in October.  Those positions were filled by Mike Riggs, Geoff Fern, Rusty Brewer, Corey Ashbeck, and Jennifer Carter.  The three latter positions are up for election at the Grand Pacific General Meeting this coming July.  Have you always wanted to join the exciting world of Trapshooting Association Management?  Now is your opportunity!  Contact Jennifer Carter at daveandjencarter@hotmail.com if you’re interested!

Jennifer Carter, Chair of the Nominating Committee

 

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees announced…

The Hall of Fame committee is proud to announce the 2017 Hall of Fame inductees.  They are Art Fenton, Tom Gray and Grant Lau.  All of whom more than qualify based on the criteria – i.e. wins, targets and Allstar team placement.  The inductees will be honored in a ceremony July 27th at the 2017 Grand Pacific tournament, Spokane Gun Club, Greenacres WA.  Please join us to congratulation these deserving members of our association.

For more details contact any member of the Hall of Fame committee.

Congratulations 2016 PITA All-stars

2016 is the first year of a modified team selection and additional teams for seniors, elders and sub-juniors.  Click here to see the new criteria and those who made the teams.

All-stars are recognized at their State/Provincial shoot and again during opening ceremonies at the Grand Pacific tournament.  Be sure to congratulate them.

Junior and Sub-Junior All-Stars will receive Y-E-S scholarships as follows:  Top Team – congratulations to Colton Vines – $500.  Junior Captain – Andreas Borgensen – $500, remaining 4 on 1st team – $300 each: Garrett Grubbs, Josh Tiegs, Colten Imhoff, Dalton Land, 2nd place Junior team members – $100 each: Dino Manual, Alexa Paxson, Dylan Nelson, Ethan Alexander.  Sub-junior Captain – Gage Wade-Huber – $500, remaining on Sub-junior team – $100 each: Joe Mundy, Michael Sargent, Cameron Phillips.

 

2017 PITA Grand Pacific Schedule of Events…

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:  Coon Creek Singles, Black Diamond Gun Club Handicap
  • Monday – July 24th: Dolphin Bank Trucking Doubles, Tilden Trophies Handicap
  • Tuesday – July 25th: 100 28 gauge singles-sponsors Briley, Browning, White Flyer & Shoot To Win Gear, 100 singles – this event is available for sponsorship, All American Restoration Handicap
  • Wednesday – July 26th: 50 pair 28 gauge doubles-sponsors Briley, Browning, White Flyer & Shoot To Win Gear, White Creek Gunstock Blanks Doubles, All American Armory Handicap, evening fun shoot
  • Thursday – July 27th: 1st 1/2 of Championship Singles-sponsored by RIO, TrapshootingUSA Handicap, Hall of Fame Ceremonies
  • Friday – July 28th: 100 singles (2nd 1/2 of Championships)-this event is available for sponsorship, White Flyer Handicap
  • Saturday – July 29th: 50 pair doubles (Championships)-this event is available for sponsorship, Championships Handicap-sponsored by Browning

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.

Are you a member of the 125 club?

Have you shot on a squad where everyone had a 25 – making a scores of 125 for the squad?

Click here to see the members of this club.