Old Skagit Gun Club held their Shooter Appreciation Shoot on Saturday, September 19.  Fifty-four different shooters participated, including eleven shooters making the trip down to Burlington from Canada.  Weather was gray but pleasant and a number of excellent scores were recorded.  Herb Lehfeldt took Champion with his 96 in the first of two handicap events and Sherry Greene followed his lead by taking Champion with her 96 in the second handicap.  Between the two events shooters enjoyed a lunch of barbequed salmon, sautéed oysters, scalloped potatoes as well as several other side dishes and dessert.  At the end of the day fourteen trophy buckles were awarded with the HOA buckle going to Don Reimers for his 187 and the HOA runner-up buckle to Tom Rock for his 186.  Ralph Kelley received the Vet buckle for his 183 and Sherry Greene received the High Lady buckle for her 179.  A day of good shooting, food, and friendship was enjoyed by all.  Plan on joining us next year in September for this annual event!  Click HERE to see all the winners.

Don Reimers
Chuck presents buckle to Don Reimers
Herb Lehfeldt
Herb Lehfeldt – Handicap Champion
Sherry Greene
Sherry Greene – Handicap Champion

It is with great pleasure and excitement that the PITA Executive Committee would like to announce that we have selected Sue Brewer’s replacement as Executive Secretary. We are not losing Sue but in June she will be shifting to only 20 hours a week.

Our new Executive Secretary’s name is Michelle Wade. She and her family live in Orting ,Washington.  You can reach Michelle at michelle@shootpita.com, 253-381-1499.

Jim Rankhorn, PITA President


Here is a short Bio from Michelle:

Michelle WadeMy name is Michelle Wade; I am very excited about becoming the new Executive Secretary for the Pacific International Trapshooting Association.  Sue is going to be a tough act to follow but I am confident with her help and the help from the Executive Board this will be a smooth transition for everyone involved.

I have been actively involved in the trapshooting community for a few years, and my son and his father both shoot in the P.I.T.A. In addition, I offer over 20 years’ experience in an office environment and working with people, I believe my background will be extremely beneficial to the P.I.T.A. and especially to the members.  On the personal side, I am a graduate from Central Washington University and I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my family, and our friends.  I am looking forward to many years in my new position and working with a great group of people.

Thank you to everyone for this amazing opportunity,

Michelle Wade


 

The first Multiplex of the winter season is off with a bang in multiple gauges!  Despite the usually distractions of hunting season and weather this Multiplex is posting some impressive numbers – 44 clubs, 415 shooters, 57,750 targets.  Registered Sub-gauge was offered for the first time with over 1/3 of the clubs participating.  Top money was won in Hermiston with a 50/50 in handicap paying $466.80.   The next event is scheduled for November 7 or 8.  It is not too late to register your club and join the fun.  Contact the PITA office at 541-258-8766 or email sue@shootpita.com

Multiplex Results Click or view on our RESULTS page – results are FINAL

Sub-Gauge Results Click or view on our RESULTS page – results are FINAL

Youth shooter Justin Giusti of Standish, CA took the Mason Valley PITA shoot by storm when he scored a 100 straight in singles and backed it up with a 100 straight in the handicap.  Allstar Rich Bullard, also in attendance, was speechless.   High handicap scores were shot both days with Cody VanPatten, Rich Bullard and Greg McMillen all shooting 97’s over the weekend.  Gary Bonetti took home High Over All.

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Justin receives 100 straight patch from Stacey Brinkerhoff

Big Yak Results – This is a big event with 80-85 shooters this year.  Clif Nelson had a banner weekend shooting 2 new personal bests (95 and 96) and won his class.  One of the unique features of this event is a blanket shoot.  For this feature shooters are grouped into teams based on their averages/scores to create teams that have as much parity as possible.  The individuals on the teams don’t necessarily shoot together during the day but at the end of the event the ‘team’ scores determine the winners.  Clif really helped his team shooting way above his average and they won first place!  and as an aside, a guy from clif’s gun club (Greg Miner) was on the 2 nd place team.  Way to go!!!

So at the end of the weekend, he’s won money, a buckle, a blanket, and a hat!  ….and the biggest plus – bragging rights!

2015 Big Yak Blanket winners
Jason Klingele, Lee Hogue, Doug Reimers, Clif Nelson, Lyle Birch

Shoot all 700 targets at the NUT SHOOT and the club will buy you dinner!  

There will be a steak dinner on Saturday night – we invite all to attend – $12/person (free for those shooting all 700 targets).

Pat CarterSunday morning the club will host a free pancake breakfast with a special pancake for Pat Carter.  She will receive her 50,000th target milestone award – come join us in congratulating her on this accomplishment.

Hillsboro will again have those famous ‘Luck of the Draw’ miss and out shoot offs on each of the events Saturday & Sunday.  Be sure to check the ‘Draw Board’ before you leave the grounds – you don’t want to miss out on a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.

 

Extra… Extra… Read all about it….

Redding Gun Club Luau Shoot Sept 11th and 12th, 2015!

Dan MitchellWe are inviting you to come and celebrate Dan Mitchell’s 50,000th  target milestone on Saturday night. Social hour will include appetizers, raffle items (including a gun), cake & a good time to be had by all.   The Luau dinner will be free as it is more appetizers than a dinner, so if you feel like showing off your favorite finger food or salad bring it along and come celebrate Dan’s achievement. Hope to see you there.

Click HERE to view the shoot program.

Once in a while what seems like a good idea turns out instead to be a great idea.  Ideas like the Multiplex and more recently the 2015 Oregon Doubles Classic have proved that occasionally a good idea catches fire and the results are nothing short of overwhelming.

The Oregon Doubles Classic became a reality based loosely on a Doubles Marathon shot at several clubs in Canada.  The rules were structured to encourage club participation, individual improvement and standings within the competition and culminating with an excellent dinner/trophy presentation.  Here is an overview of how the Classic is structured; some outrageous statistics and finally the winners are identified.

Nine clubs participated (more are already committed for next year-including BKS), 16 shoot dates (events), each event was up to 500 doubles targets offered the day before a scheduled shoot at the participating clubs.  Shooters were classed at the first event entered and remained there for the Classic.  A minimum of 1500 targets were required to qualify for trophies.  Shoot more than the minimum and your standing was based on the best 15 scores shot.  Shooters with the 1500 minimum and their spouses were treated to a free steak dinner at the trophy presentation banquet held at Portland Gun Club.   Near the end of the competition it became a free for all as shooters traded the lead in their classes with lower scores being dropped like flies.  Rumor has it that James Adair gained 34 targets at the Bend event taking him into the lead for C class held by Tim Plagman prior to that.

  • 91 participants, 113,800 targets thrown, $1138.00 OSTA fees paid, $858.00 PITA daily fees paid.
  • $400.00 added money paid out on the finale at Portland. Winners were A: Fred Coulson 478/500, B: Steve Kaufman 466/500 , C: James Adair 445/500, D: Chuck Haas 356/500
  • 8 trophy buckles awarded.
  • 56 free dinners served.
  • Four $25.00 cash drawings – awarded at the banquet.  You had to be present to win.  These awards went to Mike Riggs, Chuck Haas (2x winner) and Steve Kaufman.
  • A Ruger 22 rifle donated by Portland Gun Club was won by Ernie Teachman.  Each shooter registering at least 1,500 targets received one chance to win for every 100 targets shot.  The top chance to win went to Mike Riggs who had 59 of the 808 tickets.  Mike’s name was drawn and he donated the gun to be redrawn, taking a $25 cash prize in exchange.  Second best odds to win went to Durland Fischer – 55 tickets.  Lucky Ernie only had 20 tickets in the bucket!
Ernie Teachman wins 10-22
Ernie Teachman wins 10-22
ODC winners: Don, Jim, Fred, Jacob and Steve
Don, Jim, Fred, Jacob, James, Steve

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Final Standings:

  • HOA: Fred Coulson (CA) – 1467
  • A Class: Jim Harrison (OR) – 1458
  • B Class: Don Porfily (OR) – 1424
  • C Class: James Adair (OR) – 1412
  • D Class: Jacob Ohonich (OR) – 1347
  • Lady: Melissa Craig (OR) – 1345
  • Veteran: Steve Kaufman (OR) – 1400
  • Senior: Marty DeVries (CA) – 1442

The 2nd Annual, 2016 Oregon Doubles Classic is planned.  For details contact OSTA President Mike Riggs 503-997-2449, Jacob Ohonich 503-467-6916 or Sue Brewer 541-258-5187.  Some additions for the new year will be AA class, Lewis purse and awards/banquet on a Saturday.  Details will be posted here as they become final.