Scores and results are posted. Results are final September 25, 2020 10 am PST notify PITA of any errors before this time. If your club is not on the calendar for the remaining months of the fall season please email email@example.com the dates immediately.
Congratulations Matt Coffin – HOA winner 149/150 (almost tied the record set by Bob Minetti – 150/150)
Two 50’s in handicap earned 1/2 yard
51,850 targets were thrown including Sub-gauge
Newman swamp rats had the most entries (Total=121: S=40, H=40, D=39, SG=2) followed by Lake Co, Pawnee and Wenatchee (Total= 59 each)
Due to fires and heavy smoke in many parts of the west the period of time to host the September 2020 Multiplex has been extended to September 20. If your club needs an extension you must submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org . Stay safe everyone.
We are very sorry to report the recent passing of long time trapshooter and friend, Bob Dudley of Scappoose, Oregon. Bob was born 10-20-17 and died 9-3-20, just shy of his 103rd birthday (paper article about his birthday). Bob was inducted into the ATA Hall of Fame in 1991 and the PITA Hall of Fame in 1995. He was also featured on the cover of On Target Magazine in 2007. Bob was widely acquainted and highly respected by his trapshooting friends. He will be missed. Here is the link to his obituary.
The PITA Executive Committee has decided that we will not have a Grand Pacific in 2020. As I have stated many times, the health and safety of our membership is our No. 1 priority and that was one of the factors that led us to this decision:
·A significant percentage of our membership is in the “at-risk” age group for COVID-19
·As shoots have been canceled, postponed and rescheduled, we see that our clubs are doing everything they can to recoup some of the losses they have experienced this year. The Grand Pacific takes one whole week out of the shoot calendar and we don’t want to take up days that could be used, by clubs, for weekend shoots, and Multiplex.
·The further we get into late summer and early fall, we have hunting seasons and (hopefully) the start of a new school year to contend with. This affects our junior shooters’ ability to attend and the club’s ability to obtain trap help.
·Throwing a Grand Pacific this year, even an abbreviated version, would cost more than we are likely to bring in. Any money we spend holding an event of this caliber, would have to be deducted from what we are able to spend to produce a Grand Pacific in 2021.
This is the first time, since 1945, that the PITA has not held a Grand Pacific and I want to assure you that your PITA Executive Committee did not make this historic decision without careful consideration.
Thank you for your understanding. We all hope to see you out shooting again soon. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at email@example.com or 503-931-4211.
An elder statesman is defined by Webster as an eminent senior member of a group or organization…who unofficially advises current leaders… To meet this definition you should also be universally well liked, generous to a fault and humble in your relationships. We have just described Chuck Curtis, Harrisburg, Oregon, who has passed away on April 27th, just some 28 days shy of his 100th birthday.
Chuck had many accomplishments during his life including PITA President 1984-85 and leaves behind legions of friends that would fill a book. Given the current health crisis no service is planned except a celebration of life at some later date. To read his obituary – click here.
Cards may be sent to the following addresses:
Virginia Bonser, 2683 Oxford Court, Eugene, OR 97404
Gloria Lutz (daugther), 2140 Willamette Drive, McMinnville, OR 97128
Donations in memory of Chuck may be sent to the following:
PITA-YES (Youth-Education-Shooting), 38753 Collins Lane, Lebanon, OR 97355
Harrisburg Fire Department, 500 Smith St, Harrisburg, OR 97446
Harrisburg Historical Museum, 490 Smith St, Harrisburg, OR 97446
Flowers-Virginia Bonser, 2683 Oxford Court, Eugene, OR 97404
A previous profile story published in Trapshooting USA (2010) is attached for your enjoyment. Continue reading →
The PITA Executive committee met this past week (4/15/2020) and decided to change our Target Year back to November 1 through October 31.
As you may recall, a few years back, we changed the Target Year to September 1 through August 31. The reason for that change was a request from one of our State Associations. They were having difficulty getting a good date for their State Shoot and wanted to have more time in the late summer/early fall. After much discussion, we made the change. Continue reading →