Day one of the Hawaii State shoot is history.  Click here to see results.  This links to a scores website that Kay is posting to each night.  Congratulations Spud – 100 in singles! Only a few of these have been shot at Big Island Trap Club.  Boone Heinz and Dave Kelly tied in the handicap event.  More to come….

Congratulations to our HOA winners for the winter season:

  • HOA – Cody Van Patten (NV)
  • British Columbia: Peter Ahrens
  • California: Mac Robertson
  • Colorado: Trevor Vaughn
  • Hawaii: Mark Hironaga
  • Idaho: Jeff Scott
  • Nevada: Todd Delong
  • Oregon: Ryan Kramer
  • Washington: Jeff Mitchell

 

 

 

The random draw winners below will receive a special item from our sponsor – White Flyer

  • Paul Moore (WA)
  • Mike Rosachi (NV)
  • Rich Adams (NV)
  • Dan Miller (WA)
  • Joe Stuart (OR)
  • Robert Miller (WA)
  • Mike Seeber (CA)

Fellow Shooters,

As you have heard, a review of the PITA budget found that an increase in membership and daily fees was necessary.  We have had a few questions as to what lead to these increases and I would like to offer the following in response.

The PITA is a non-profit corporation and our day-to-day expenses are covered by membership and daily fees.  We keep some funds in reserve, but all other funds are returned to the shooters in the form of refunds to the state and provincial associations, added money at the Grand Pacific, and the production of the Grand Pacific itself.

The PITA membership and daily fees are set by the PITA Executive Committee and the last time the fees were increased was 2011.  Since that time, the association has gone through some significant changes:

  • We were unable to reach an agreement with Evergreen Sportsman’s Club for the 2017 Grand Pacific so we moved  the event to the Spokane Gun Club (SGC).  The 2017 contract with SGC included an increase in the price per target and SGC took over the RV reservations, which caused us to lose a significant portion of our annual income.
  • The 2018 Grand Pacific contract with SGC is a flat fee and requires that the PITA do everything.  From scorekeepers and traps to garbage and water, we will be doing it all.  This is a departure from our usual contract and we will need a substantial number of volunteers in order to make a profit on this event, or at least break even.
  • In 2016 our Executive Secretary, Sue Brewer, retired from that position and moved into a part-time position as the PITA Assistant.  At the same time, Rusty Brewer retired from the Assistant Secretary position. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that the PITA had a pretty good deal going for many years with Sue in the Executive Secretary position and Rusty in the Assistant Secretary position.  We received much more value than what we were paying in wages.  As such, the cost to hire a new Executive Secretary and continue to pay Sue for half-time work, is significantly higher than it was when we had Sue and Rusty in those positions.

So, in short, the cost of running the PITA has increased and we have reached the point where our membership and daily fees have had to increase as well.  Thank you for your continued membership and please feel free to contact me or any of the members of the PITA Executive Committee if you have any further questions or concerns.

Jennifer Carter, PITA President

Results are posted and final.  Scores of 49/50 in the handicap earned 1/2 yard so be sure you stand at the correct place at your next event.

Highlights of the February event:

  • Weather played a big factor this month as you can see from the photos above.
  • 64,700 targets shot at 47 clubs (does not include the Sub-Gauge events)
  • 496 shooters – over $10,000 in payouts!
  • 22 perfect scores in singles, none in handicap or doubles
  • 49’s earned 1/2 yard in handicap – Congratulations! (be sure your average card is punched)
  • 2,550 sub-gauge targets shot at 4 OR clubs, 3 ID clubs, 3 WA clubs, 4 CA clubs, 1 CO club, 1 NV club and 1 BC club – 51 shooters
  • Livermore in CA registered the most target – 3,700
  • Clubs with the most targets in each State/Province are (excludes Sub-Gauge):
    • AK  – too cold for machines to operate let alone shooters
    • AZ (1 club) – Yuma (1200)
    • BC (4 clubs) – Nanaimo (2,100)
    • CA (10 clubs) – Livermore (3,700)
    • CO (1 clubs) – Pawnee (2,550)
    • HI (2 clubs) – Big Island Trap Club (option at regular shoot) (1,900)
    • ID (5 clubs) – Caldwell (1,950)
    • NV (7 clubs) – TIE: Mason Valley & Winnemucca (2,300)
    • OR (9 clubs) – Hillsboro (2,750)
    • WA (8 clubs ) – Yakima – (2,050)

This was the last shoot of the winter season – checks for Jan/Feb will be mailed by the end of the month.  Summer Multiplex begins mid-week as not to interfere with weekend shoots: June 4-8, July 2-6, August 6-10 – register your club soon!

 

REFERENCE:  Change to Rule Book Section A, page 5. Information: Aid to State/Provincial Associations.

A review of the PITA budget during a scheduled meeting of the Executive Committee on December 20, 2017 found that an increase in daily fees and membership fees was necessary in order to cover the ongoing costs of operation for the PITA.  As such, by unanimous vote, the daily fee charged to participants of a registered competition was increased from three dollars ($3.00) to the sum of four ($4.00) dollars per day, effective March 1, 2018.  In addition, the Executive committee, also by unanimous vote, increased the annual memberships fee from twenty dollars ($20) to twenty-five dollars ($25), life memberships will also increase from four hundred ($400) to six hundred ($600) as of March 1, 2018.

These fees have been unchanged for the last seven years and it is the hope of the PITA Executive Committee that this change will cover our day-to-day operations for many years to come.

Please make your club/members aware of these changes.  New reporting forms will be posted on the forms page March 1st.

Sincerely,

Kay Reynolds, Executive Secretary

Results are posted!  All scores/results are final.  Scores of 49/50 in the handicap earned 1/2 yard so be sure you stand at the correct place at your next event.

This was a record event – 70,700 targets shot in the 12 gauge events at 51 different clubs.  There were 535 contestants which breaks the previous record of 485 – up by 50!  PITA thanks those clubs/volunteers/shooters that made this happen.

Highlights of the January event:

  • 70,700 targets shot at 51 clubs (does not include the Sub-Gauge events)
  • 18 perfect scores in singles, none in handicap and one in doubles
  • 49’s earned 1/2 yard in handicap – Congratulations! (be sure your average card is punched)
  • 3,850 sub-gauge targets shot at 3 OR clubs, 3 ID clubs, 2 WA clubs, 1 HI club, 5 CA clubs, 1 CO club, 2 NV club and 1 BC club – 77 shooters
  • Pawnee in CO registered the most target (option at Del Norte excluded) – 3,600 in 12 ga and 750 in sub-gauge
  • Clubs with the most targets in each State/Province are (includes Sub-Gauge):
    • AK (1 club) – Juneau (900)
    • AZ (1 club) – Yuma (1000)
    • BC (5 clubs) – Nanaimo (1,950)
    • CA (10 clubs) – Livermore (3,300), Del Norte (option at shoot) (7,200)
    • CO (1 clubs) – Pawnee (3,600)
    • HI (2 clubs) – Big Island Trap Club (option at regular shoot) (1,900)
    • ID (5 clubs) – Boise (1,650)
    • NV (8 clubs) – Winnemucca (1,950)
    • OR (10 clubs) – Hillsboro (2,400)
    • WA (8 clubs ) – Yakima – (1,850)

The last shoot of the winter season is February 3 or 4 – checks for Jan/Feb will be mailed after that event is complete.