Due to Covid-19 the 2021 HI State Shoot has been cancelled – read more here: Cancellation of 2021 HI State Shoot.
The PITA Hall of Fame committee has announced the 2021 selection for induction is Liz Harris of Boise, Idaho. Liz over the past 30 plus years has served as an official for the Idaho PITA and an un-official representative at the PITA executive level. As a champion shooter she has won over 40 State and PITA titles including two-time Grand Pacific Lady Champion of Champions and out of state titles in Nevada and Oregon. Behind the line she has been active as well organizing events for non-shooters and money raising events for clubs. With her partner and husband Kent have won too many two-in-family awards to count. Kent is very lucky to have Liz as his partner. Liz is the first lady to achieve 100,000 targets in Idaho.
The 2021 Induction will be held at the Grand Pacific in July at the Evergreen Sportsmen’s Club. It will also honor the 2020 inductees, Dave Wade and Leo Pike, from Canada since we did not have a 2020 Grand due to the pandemic. Please join us in honoring these inductees.
Bob Kennedy, HOF President
Who will be the 2020 Fall Multiplex High Over All winner? Scores are close – December will determine the winners. HOA name tag pins will be awarded to the winner of each State/Province. Below are some of the top shooters after the November Multiplex.
|NV||Spring Creek||Coffin, Matt||425|
|CA||El Dorado||Neves, Taylor||420|
|CA||Lake Co||Seever, Kyle||417|
|CA||El Dorado||Hoffman, Matthew||410|
|NV||Spring Creek||Matys, Gerald||410|
Congratulations to these winners:
- 27 yard Jason Nelson
- 25 – 26 yds Rick Freeman
- 23 – 24 yds Bret Nelson
- 21 – 22 yds Dale Hoaglund
- 19 – 20 yds Chris Montgomery
- Sub Junior Jack Duffin
- Junior Devin Huguenot
- Lady Aiven Shields
- Veteran Mike Caston
- Sr Veteran Larry Davis
- Elder Weldon Birch
$50.00 Sportsman’s Warehouse Gift Card winners:
- Dave Fruth, Kyle Seever, Randy Bratton, Remini Huguenot, Richard Mihoevich, Tom Schultz, Caleb Montgomery and Billy Myers
The Executive Committee is proud to announce the 2020 All Star Teams and congratulates each of you for your accomplishment. Click here to see all the team members and qualification requirements.
2020 was a difficult year to find shoots with many clubs closed and shoots cancelled but 53 of the 55 positions were filled. Twenty five of them by 1st time All Stars. Competition was tough with just targets dividing some. As mentioned in the previous post many of the calculations are done manually. If you would like to see where you placed
Scores and results are posted. Results are final Friday, November 13, 2020 10 am PST – notify PITA of any errors before this time. If your club is not on the calendar for the remaining month of the fall season (December) and the winter season (Jan-April) please email firstname.lastname@example.org the dates immediately.
- Congratulations to the HOA winners – 144/150 – tough shooting conditions this month
- There was one 50 in handicap (earned 1/2 yard) and one 50 in doubles – both getting a good payday!
- 63,750 targets were thrown including Sub-gauge
- 452 shooters
- Newman Swamp Rats had the most entries – setting a record (Total=204: S=67, H=67, D=67, SG=3) followed by Lake Co (72), Pawnee (65) and El Dorado (62)
The 2020 target year ended October 31st and the PITA staff have been busy with year end processing, membership renewals and the day to day scores recording. Amongst the things they are working on are the calculations for the selection of the Allstar teams, none of which is automated at this time. If you feel you qualified for placement on the team please check you 2020 online average card to assure all your scores are recorded and are correct. If you see any errors or omissions contact the PITA office by November 10th.
The teams will be posted here and letters mailed at that time. Below are the requirements for 2020 teams (they have changed for 2021 – see 2021-2022 Rulebook).
Newman Swamp Rats in California continue to set Multiplex records! Their November 1 event threw 10,050 targets with 67 shooters in each of the three 50 bird events – singles, handicap and doubles.
Over the past months Newman recruited more new PITA shooters than any other club – 9 in November, 6 in October, 9 in September, 7 in August, 6 in July, 6 in June and 5 in May.
Congratulations and thanks to all that made this possible.
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The PITA Executive Committee came to a comprehensive decision on the need for the PITA to update its All Star requirements. That decision was formulated over a time frame of not weeks, or months but years of input from our members. This Executive Committee is made up of elected volunteers that serve for the good of the association. We are loyal members who have been entrusted with the custody of the organization. We all participate in this sport and have the greatest respect for our future and history. Decisions made by the Executive Committee do not come lightly, and feedback from our members is always appreciated and considered.
After publishing the new PITA 2021 ALL Star requirements we received feedback from a few of our members that requires a response. After reviewing each letter and email, the Executive Committee is offering an explanation as to the reasoning behind the changes.
Below please find an explanation for the changes and also some of the history of the All Star Teams.
The Board desires to recognize and reward all those who support the PITA. This means all those who shoot targets at multiple clubs, shoot major tournaments, participate at clubs with less than positive conditions, and shoot during inclement times of each year. These same shooters may not be as competitive against others who shoot the minimum amount of targets, during good weather, at clubs that have optimal conditions for good scores, in order to preserve their averages.
The 5-club/2-major requirement was put into effect because some members were registering all their targets at only one or two clubs. The new 6-club/3-major requirement indicates that the Executive Committee has a desire to expand required target registration at multiple diverse clubs, which include many of the smaller clubs. We feel that expanding the format to six individual clubs and three major shoots will help all clubs financially and may encourage some smaller clubs to join the PITA and start registering targets. In addition, it will require more potential All Stars to visit and shoot at those same clubs.
The decision to disallow multiple 50-target events to satisfy the 100 singles/100 handicap/100 doubles per club requirement is in keeping with what we believe to be the intent of the original 5-club requirement. The thought and hope being that a shooter will go to a weekend shoot and shoot the entire program, rather than just 50 targets here and 50 targets there.
The All Star requirements have changed very little over the years. Starting in 1958, men were required to shoot 3200 total targets and ladies were required to shoot 1800 targets (with no doubles). Those requirements stayed in place until 1980 when the men’s target requirement was increased to 4500 and the ladies requirement was increased to 2000, with 500 doubles.
The two (2) major shoot requirement was added in 1996; the five (5) club requirement was added in 1999. Since then, there have been very few changes to the overall requirements. We did add more individual category teams: Seniors, Elders and Sub-Juniors.
The only changes between 1999 and 2016 were to add more teams and increase the target requirements for the Top 5 and the Men by 500. The reasoning at that time was that these people were already shooting these new minimum requirements. Similar to our reasoning now.
No changes have been made to the Ladies, Veterans, Seniors, Elders, Juniors and Sub-juniors for 20 years. In reviewing the All Star teams over the past several years, we have found again, that many of the current All Star members are already meeting and exceeding the new 2021 minimum requirements.
With society’s enlightened equality it was decided that there should be no difference in target requirements between the Men’s and Women’s teams. That the Veterans and Seniors are some of the most proficient target consumers in the PITA and that the Elders are not far behind.
The majority of recent All Stars have actually met the new target requirements. Very few would need more than 500 additional targets at one individual club and participation in a third Major Shoot, which now could be the Fall Classic. Its multiple locations will help limit travel somewhat, or a shooter can add another State/Provincial Championship. In 2018-2019, a ten-month shortened target year, the following current All Star members meet the new 2021 minimum requirements:
· 4 of the Top Five team
· 7 of the 10 on the Men’s Team
· 5 of the 10 on the Ladies Team
· 5 of the 5 on the Veterans Team
· 5 of the 5 on the Seniors Team
· 3 of the 5 on the Elders Team
· 8 of the 8 on the Juniors Team
· 3 of the 5 on the Sub-Juniors Team
The Executive Board’s definition of “All Star” is not simply identifying the individual who has managed their way to the highest averages, using the existing qualification minimums to their best advantage. We feel that All Stars must be leaders, sportsmen, and individuals who have exceeded PITA expectations and deserve the admiration and respect of all the members of the association.
The conclusion to which the Board has arrived is this: Based on all the information at our disposal, countless hours of research and discussion, and our own experiences, we recognize the reality that all shooters face when they choose to compete for the All Star positions, a few of which are life, family, time, distance, effort, dedication and money.
Reaching All Star status is not an easy path for anyone, and the EC Board does not feel that it should be. After twenty years of virtual standstill it is time to “Raise the Bar” in our expectation of qualifying for All Star positions.
2020 PITA GENERAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
Per the Bylaws of the Pacific International Trapshooting Association, we are required to meet at least once annually. Generally, this meeting is held at the Grand Pacific but since we were unable to hold that event this year, we have had to find another way to meet. The 2020 PITA Annual Meeting will be held via gotomeeting.com at 10 a.m. PST, on Saturday, October 24, 2020.
The main agenda item for the General Meeting is the election of Executive Committee members. Four members are elected annually by a majority vote of the delegates and executive Committee members in attendance. Those EC members whose terms are expiring is Betty Phipps, Patty Sargent, Mike Riggs, and Lonny Brown. They have all agreed to run for another term, but we will also accept nominations from the floor.
While the elections are important, this is also a time for your state or province to raise issues, concerns, or ‘good of the order’ ideas for the association. We understand this is a different form of meeting, but we will take the time to hear from everyone who wants to speak.
Each state and provincial organization is allowed to elect or appoint two delegates for the general meeting and they are then entitled to one (1) additional delegate for each one hundred (100) current members of this association residing within their respective state or province. If you are interested in serving as a Delegate for your state or province, please contact your association President and/or Secretary.
If you would like to join the meeting contact me or Kay.