The 2017 Grand Pacific tournament will be held at the Spokane Gun Club, July 23-29.  We hope you can attend this premier trapshooting event.  CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.

You can WIN FREE entry at the Grand Pacific – click HERE for all the details.  NOTE: program change (pg 22): Ticket sales have been great so we will be doing a couple of the drawings early so the winners can prepare for their trip to Spokane Gun Club.   The number of tickets sold by June 15th will determine the number of drawings held at that time (i.e. if 600 have been sold we will draw 3 winners).  CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FIRST TWO WINNERS:  Rudy Martinak and Lisa Salt.  Tickets are still available – only 1,000 will be sold – buy more than one ticket for multiplex chances.  Entry fee prize may be transferred.  The next drawing will occur when 600 tickets have been sold (at 538 as of 6/18) with another drawing to follow when 800 tickets are sold.  Contact the PITA office or Rusty for tickets.

Pre-squadding opens Monday – April 10th at 8:00 a.m.  Squad online at www.presquad.com or phone/email Bob McLendon: 509-216-3033, aa27aacashiering@yahoo.com

Pre-pay and pre-squad to avoid the lines at registration.  Pre-squad at www.presquad.com then use this Grand Pacific Prepay Form to pay (if you receive an error message just download the form and open from your computer). Email the completed form to kay@shootpita.com.  She will verify the amount due and email you details to pay.  When you arrive at the shoot all you need to do is take your averaged 2017 membership card(s) (PITA/ATA) or online printout to the handicap table for classification and you’re finished – no squad line – no pay line……

  • Pre-pay questions contact: Kay Reynolds – info@shootpita.com, 208-312-0314
  • Pre-squad questions contact: Bob McLendon –  aa27aacashiering@yahoo.com, 509-216-3033

Update 5/1/17:   There are a few RV spaces open at this time.  If you previously made a reservation and have not paid please do so now.  We can only hold your space for a limited time. If plans have changed and you cannot attend please let us know that as well so we can rent your space.   Currently all of the SGC 30 and 50 amp spaces are full.  There are 20 amp spaces available for $100/week and 30 amp auxially power spaces for $200/week.

Update 4/4/17:   We have surveyed the grounds and now have a plan for auxiliary generator RV spaces.  These will have 30 amp power provided by a large Cummin’s generator and shared water.  The spaces are available to those on the waiting list.  You must make payment to Spokane Gun Club to confirm your space.  Print, sign and return this Spokane RV Parking Agreement with your check for $217.40 (includes 8.7% sales tax) or $200 if an Oregon or Montana resident (no sales tax required).  To pay with your credit card phone Jacquie at 509-926-6505 during club hours.  Your space assignments will be made upon arrival giving us every opportunity to place you with your friends.  All RV spaces including permanent club spaces must be paid when the reservation is made.  Full refunds will be made up to July 1 by contacting Spokane Gun Club.

If you requested a 20 amp gun club space they are available for $100/week plus tax of 8.7% (unless OR or MT).  Contact Sue immediately for these spaces.

Need a space or have questions?  Call or email Sue – sue@shootpita.com or 541-258-8766.

Update 2/14/17:  Oxford Suites is offering special rates for the Grand Pacific.  Click here to view their flyer.

 


The Hall of Fame committee is proud to announce the 2017 Hall of Fame inductees.  They are Art Fenton, Tom Gray and Grant Lau.  All of whom more than qualify based on the criteria – i.e. wins, targets and Allstar team placement.  The inductees will be honored in a ceremony July 27th at the 2017 Grand Pacific tournament, Spokane Gun Club, Greenacres WA.  Please join us to congratulation these deserving members of our association.

For more details contact any member of the PITA Hall of Fame committee.

2016 is the first year of a modified team selection and additional teams for seniors, elders and sub-juniors.  Click here to see the new criteria and those who made the teams.

All-stars are recognized at their State/Provincial shoot and again during opening ceremonies at the Grand Pacific tournament.  Be sure to congratulate them.

Junior and Sub-Junior All-Stars will receive Y-E-S scholarships as follows:  Top Team – congratulations to Colton Vines – $500.  Junior Captain – Andreas Borgensen – $500, remaining 4 on 1st team – $300 each: Garrett Grubbs, Josh Tiegs, Colten Imhoff, Dalton Land, 2nd place Junior team members – $100 each: Dino Manual, Alexa Paxson, Dylan Nelson, Ethan Alexander.  Sub-junior Captain – Gage Wade-Huber – $500, remaining on Sub-junior team – $100 each: Joe Mundy, Michael Sargent, Cameron Phillips.

 

The schedule of events was set by the Executive Committee at their 11/29 meeting.  Except for the move to Spokane Gun Club there are scarcely any changes from previous years.

The events are as follows:

  • Sunday (9:00 start time) – July 23rd:  Coon Creek Singles, Black Diamond Gun Club Handicap
  • Monday (8:30 start) – July 24th: Dolphin Bank Trucking Doubles, Tilden Trophies Handicap
  • Tuesday (8:30 start) – July 25th: 100 28 gauge singles-sponsors Briley, Browning, White Flyer & Shoot To Win Gear, West Coast Shot Singles, All American Restoration Handicap
  • Wednesday (8:30 start) – July 26th: 50 pair 28 gauge doubles-sponsors Briley, Browning, White Flyer & Shoot To Win Gear, White Creek Gunstock Blanks Doubles, All American Armory Handicap, evening fun shoot
  • Thursday (8:30 start) – July 27th: 1st 1/2 of Championship Singles-sponsored by RIO, TrapshootingUSA Handicap, Hall of Fame Ceremonies
  • Friday (8:30 start) – July 28th: 100 singles (2nd 1/2 of Championships)-sponsored by NorthWest Shot and Ruger, White Flyer Handicap
  • Saturday (8:30 start) – July 29th: 50 pair doubles (Championships)-Championship Doubles sponsored by PITA and its members, Championship Handicap-sponsored by Browning

High Over All will include all registered events except the 28 gauge – total of 1400 targets.

Opening Ceremonies will be Sunday, July 23rd at 8:00 a.m.  We hope everyone will attend and congratulate the 2016 PITA Allstars.

You can download your 2017 membership card using the “Membership Average Card – Download It Now” icon on the right side. Enter your 5 digit PITA number and your date of birth in the format shown (YEAR-MM-DD – example: 1998-06-24 for June 24, 1998). If you have requested a wallet card be mailed ($5 charge) those will sent in the next few weeks. Please note: with the advent of computer cashiering the orange imprint card is gradually being phased out.  If you have a need for one in your area simply request it using the ‘Contact Us’ link in the upper right corner.

As you may have heard, there have been some big changes on the PITA Executive Committee.  On Thursday, October 20, the EC voted to accept the resignations of Jim Rankhorn-President, L.A. Taylor-Vice President, Mike Gregersen-Chair of the Central Handicap and Rules Committee and Director Bob White who resigned by email on October 18th. Director Jim Bradbury later resigned for personal reasons.  If you have questions regarding the reasoning behind these resignations, it would be best to speak with these individuals personally.

At that same meeting, four people were appointed to fill four of the five vacancies.  Those people are Rusty Brewer (OR), Geoff Fern (BC), Mike Riggs (OR), and Jennifer Carter (OR).  These four people will fill the unexpired terms of those resigning.  There is still one vacancy and interested parties should contact any member of the Executive Committee.

The current PITA EC is meeting weekly now in order to get caught up on the daily work of the PITA and to prepare for the 2017 Grand Pacific.  We would like to thank the many State and Provincial officials who helped us work through the events during this time and are continuing to support the PITA.

11/21/16 update:  The last position on the Executive Committee was recently filled – please welcome Corey Ashbeck of Benton City, WA to the committee.

This weekend you can have it your way!  Shoot the ATA on Saturday and cross register to PITA and then stay over and shoot Sunday’s PITA shoot and cross register to ATA.  Come out and support the Swamp Rats as they try this new approach to registered events.

JACKPOT PURSE offered in both programs – 100 Straight pays $1,000 HIGH GUN – ONE PLACE ONLY, 99 pays $200 – TIES SPLIT

$50 to HOA Champion – 300 targets (ties divide) offered in each program!

May 20, 2017 ATA program   *    May 21, 2017 PITA program

It’s not too late for your club to participate in the Summer Multiplex just email sue@shootpita.com with your dates and contact information.  The website listing shows those clubs already registered. Find on near you!

These are fun 50 bird registered events with lewis purse payouts.  At the June event ONLY 1st time PITA members join FREE.  A great way to introduce your club membership to registered shooting.

The Hermiston Gun Club in Hermiston, Oregon (75772 Gun Club Road) is hosting a shoot on August 18-20, 2017.  They have picked up the date Madras cancelled.  Friday the 18th will be the Oregon Doubles Classic with the Oregon Magnums offered on Saturday and Sunday.  For more information contact John Adams – jadams@eotnet.net.

The Jefferson County Rod & Gun Club in Madras, Oregon has cancelled their May shoot due to conflicting shoots in the area.  They have also cancelled their August shoot due to the influx of people in the area for the solar eclipse viewing.  They hope everyone will join them at their September shoot and hope they have not caused any inconvenience for anyone.

Old Skagit March PITA Shoot
March 11 & 12, 2017

Old Skagit held its spring shoot on another cold, wet, and windy weekend on March 11 and 12. Seventy-eight shooters gathered and participated in 300 singles on Saturday and 100 handicap and doubles on Sunday. There were some good scores (and some not-so-good scores) but everybody enjoyed getting the spring shooting season started.
There were even some highlights to the days despite the gloomy weather. Brian Hazen came down from Canada and shot a 100 straight on Saturday in the middle event of 300 singles. His name will join that of several other shooters on the plaque at the gun club. Mark Arnold of Graham, Washington, scored his first ever 25 straight also on Saturday. On Sunday Parker Jensen of Burlington, Washington, joined PITA and went on to win the Handicap event, scoring his first 25 straight as well. Good job Parker! (Please see our Trophy Report for full list of results.) Charles Stacey also had a good weekend and won HOA with his 475 after tying (with Don Meece) for A Class on Saturday and winning Doubles with his 98.

Thank you to everybody who participated in the shooting (and to the families and friends who came and supported them) and also to all our volunteers who helped to make this a successful shoot.