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 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).
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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.



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 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.

Jennifer Carter, PITA President – Phone: (503) 931-4211, Email: or Kay Klundt (208) 312-0314,

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.


  1. Targets

16 Yard

Targets Required


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Targets Required

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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.


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 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)

Update on the 2020 Fall Classic September 25,26,27.  The 2020 Fall Classic Program is now posted. The following 9 clubs have committed to hosting. The program will have a section of what each host club offers at their site and is charging for targets.

The Fall Classic events will be as follows:
800 total targets

Friday Sept 25th
Event 1 100 Class Singles
Event 2 100 Friday HDCP
Event 3 100 Class Doubles

Saturday Sept 26th
Event 4 200 Singles Fall Classic Championship
Event 5 100 Preliminary HDCP

Sunday Sept 27th
Event 6 100 Doubles Fall Classic Championship
Event 7 100 HDCP Fall Classic Championship

Thank you everyone for your patience
Mike Riggs

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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