ALL STAR REQUIREMENTS (Modified & Approved on August 5, 2020) 

Changes will be effective on November 1, 2020

Changes appear in bold font.

At the end of the target year, 11 five-person PITA All Star Teams consisting of one (1) top five team, two (2) men’s teams, two (2) ladies’ teams, one (1) veteran team (65-69 at the beginning of the target year), one (1) senior team (70-74 at the beginning of the target year), one (1) elder team (75 or older at the beginning of the target year), two (2) junior teams (under 18 at the beginning of the target year) and one (1) sub junior team (under 15 at the beginning of the target year) will be named by the PITA Administrative Office.

Requirements

  1. Targets
Category

16 Yard

Targets Required

Handicap

Targets Required

Doubles

Targets Required

Top five

2200

2200

1600

Men

2200

2200

1600

Ladies

2200

2200

1600

Veterans

2200

2200

1600

Seniors

1900

1900

1200

Elders

1900

1900

1200

Junior

1500

1500

1000

Sub-Junior

1500

1500

1000

Selection of the All Star Teams is based on shooters’ ability as evidenced by his/her averages. The average is computed by dividing the sum of the singles average, handicap average and doubles average by three (3).

  1. Shooter must shoot at six (6) different clubs, PITA sanctioned events. Target requirements at each club: 100 Singles, 100 handicaps and 50 pair doubles. Targets must be shot during the same calendared-event. Exception: See major shoot target requirement.
  2. Shooter must shoot a minimum of three (3) major shoots.
    1. Major shoots are State and Provincial Championship Tournaments, the Western Canadian Championships, the Canadian Championships (when held in BC as a PITA shoot), the Grand Pacific, and the Fall Classic.
      1. Target requirement: High All Around events (200 Championship Singles, 100 Championship Handicap and 50 pair Championship Doubles).
    2. In the event that a major shoot event occurs at a club that a shooter may have previously registered targets at during the target year, the club(s) hosting these major events may be counted twice. 
  1. Cross-registered targets shot at an ATA sanctioned event, and submitted to the PITA, will count as targets shot; the club hosting the ATA event will not be counted in the six-club requirement.
  2. Registered fifty (50) bird events. Targets shot will count. The club will not be counted since the event does not meet the target requirement of 100 singles, 100 handicaps and 50 pair doubles.
    1. Shooting two (2) Multiplex events at the same club, either on the same day or twice during the same season (fall, winter or summer) will not count as having met the club target requirement.
    2. Shooting registered fifty-target events on consecutive days at a club will not count as having met the club target requirement.

Team placement will be determined as follows:

  1. All shooters not awarded a spot on the “top five” team shall be eligible for All Star Teams in any category for which he/she may be eligible; these being both gender and age related.
    1. To be eligible for the Top Five Team, a shooter in an age and/or a gender category, must have shot the required number of targets in order to be placed on the Top Five Team.
  1. In the case of being eligible for two teams (these being gender and age categories), the shooter, having met the target requirements for both teams, shall be awarded a position on one team only, determined by whichever team he/she placed highest. In case the shooter qualifies for two teams at the same position, he/she shall be awarded the position in the age-related category.

CLICK HERE TO SEE EXAMPLES OF THE NEW REQUIREMENTS STARTING IN TARGET YEAR 2021 (11/1/20).

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 info@shootpita.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
  • 366 shooters
  • 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)

Here are shoot date changes as well as cancellations/reschedules due to COVID-19 and other reasons. Latest changes in red.

If your club wishes to add shoots/marathons submit a ‘SHOOT APPLICATION FORM‘ to your State or Provincial Secretary for approval.

Remember – The 2021 target year starts November 1, 2020.  Shoot dates for 2021 are posted to the online calendar as they are approved by the State/Provincial Associations.


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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.

Dear Members,

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 carter.d.j@hotmail.com or 503-931-4211.

Jennifer Carter, PITA President

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2019-Celebrating 99th birthday

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.
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