Last spring O.S.T.A. proposed a rule which would require shooters to shoot their longest yardage in any association or league. (Rule Proposal OR 1-2015.) This rule was approved at the 2015 Grand Pacific. Since that time, several major problems with the rule have been brought to the attention of the Executive Committee and the Central Handicap Committee. On November 2, the Central Handicap Committee and the Executive Committee met and voted to table that rule (delaying its implementation) after a lengthy discussion. The vote passed 9 – 2. The committees met utilizing the Urgency Clause, Article VII, Section E of the PITA Corporate By-Laws.
Due to this action by the Central Handicap Committee and the Executive Committee, this rule will NOT be added to the PITA Official Rules for the 2015-16 shoot year. Please notify all members, particularly those who work at the handicap tables, that no change has been made regarding shooting your longest yardage. The current rule may be found on page 26, Handicap Rules, Handicap Yardage Assignment. The provisions on page 29 under Handicap Yardage Advancement (d), the use of “established ability” still applies and should be used whenever appropriate. Advancement by “established ability” may only be determined by Executive Committee members and State/Provincial Board members.
If you have questions please contact Nadene Pope, Chair of the CHC/Rules Committee.
To view all the rule changes click HERE.
The 2016 PITA target year started November 1st! You can now print your 2016 Membership Card. All 2015 scores have been posted so please take a look at your 2015 card and assure all your scores are recorded and accurate. In the next few weeks we will be calculating the Allstar Teams and want everything correct before we begin.
The 2016 renewal notices will be mailed in early December. Help PITA save time and postage – renew today online. Be sure to include an extra $10 to sponsor a youth membership. In 2015 PITA members sponsored 345 young shooters. Options are also available with renewal to order the 2015 PITA Averages & History Book (available early February) and Grand Pacific trophy sponsorship.
The 2016 Membership cards will be mailed in mid December. Remember, you can always print your card before each shoot you attend. The online card will include all your scores with averages of your last 1,000 targets as the rules require. Please give this a try – it speeds up the registration lines greatly.
It is with great pleasure and excitement that the PITA Executive Committee would like to announce that we have selected Sue Brewer’s replacement as Executive Secretary. We are not losing Sue but in June she will be shifting to only 20 hours a week.
Our new Executive Secretary’s name is Michelle Wade. She and her family live in Orting ,Washington.
Jim Rankhorn, PITA President
Here is a short Bio from Michelle:
My name is Michelle Wade; I am very excited about becoming the new Executive Secretary for the Pacific International Trapshooting Association. Sue is going to be a tough act to follow but I am confident with her help and the help from the Executive Board this will be a smooth transition for everyone involved.
I have been actively involved in the trapshooting community for a few years, and my son and his father both shoot in the P.I.T.A. In addition, I offer over 20 years’ experience in an office environment and working with people, I believe my background will be extremely beneficial to the P.I.T.A. and especially to the members. On the personal side, I am a graduate from Central Washington University and I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my family, and our friends. I am looking forward to many years in my new position and working with a great group of people.
Thank you to everyone for this amazing opportunity,
The first Multiplex of the winter season is off with a bang in multiple gauges! Despite the usually distractions of hunting season and weather this Multiplex is posting some impressive numbers – 44 clubs, 415 shooters, 57,750 targets. Registered Sub-gauge was offered for the first time with over 1/3 of the clubs participating. Top money was won in Hermiston with a 50/50 in handicap paying $466.80. The next event is scheduled for November 7 or 8. It is not too late to register your club and join the fun. Contact the PITA office at 541-258-8766 or email email@example.com
Multiplex Results Click or view on our RESULTS page – results are FINAL
Sub-Gauge Results Click or view on our RESULTS page – results are FINAL
Is your club registered? Check here! To register your club or add the new Event#4 registered Sub-Gauge Singles contact PITA today..