Come shoot for over $31,000.00 in trophies at the 2015 Grand Pacific

The Grand is noted for unique and creative trophies and this year is no exception. We have custom cleaning kits and custom clocks made by fellow shooters (these are awesome), premium ammo for the Preliminary HOA, Nikon binoculars, custom awards by Tilden Trophies. Championship Singles awards are Shamrock Leather bags from their custom shop, hand tooled basket weave and pine cone patterns. For the Browning Championship Handicap there are custom made buckles by Gist Silversmiths, these are one of a kind and beautiful. Gist custom buckles for HOA, runner up through categories. HAA Trophies are Americase Combo UltraLite cases.

For the lucky shooters who win High Over All, Singles Champion, Doubles Champion or Handicap Champion, they will receive a $10.00 US gold coin (Gold Single Eagle valued at $675.00) a ½ oz. of gold but more important a part of American history.

These are just some highlights, come by the trophy case and check out all the amazing trophies for this years Grand Pacific.

Good shooting everyone and will see you at the Grand, your trophy committee for 2015:

Ray Thomas, Executive Committee Member, Mike Mann, Executive Committee Member, Sue Brewer, Executive Secretary.

Saturday June 6th there will be a reception at the Sedro Woolley Community Center to celebrate Ed Poor’s 100th birthday. Ed was a very well known trapshooter for many years in Western Washington. This “No Gift” reception will be from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. The address for the Community Center is 703 Pacific Street, Sedro Woolley WA 98284 If you can’t join us at the reception you may want to send Ed a card, he is still living at home at 3219 Cemetery Road, Sedro Woolley WA 98284.

Poor 100 years old
PHOTO OF ED IN THE MID 80′

The Mason Valley Gun Club in Yerington, Nevada, was the proud sponsor of the 2015 Nevada PITA State Shoot.  Despite an occasional sprinkle of rain, six trap fields were put to use by the bumper crowd of outstanding shooters.  Scores like Rich Bullard’s 200 in the Championship Singles, Jimmy Heller’s 100 in the Championship Doubles were just two of the many notables (view results here).  This is the first time in memory for Mason Valley to host the State Shoot and by all accounts they did an outstanding job.  Well, maybe it was more than an occasional sprinkle but the lake in the parking lot was fairly shallow most of the time.  The new Camero option giveaway had no winners – the car returns to the dealership today.  Congratulations to Mason Valley and NSPITA boards and volunteers!

The Canby Gun Club hosted a two day PITA shoot with the Oregon Doubles Classic Friday, May 8th and a 400 bird program Saturday (click here to view).   The prizes included the buckles shown above along with $1,000 added money.

Durland Fischer (Hillsboro), Ryan Costanti (Medford), Mike Riggs (Eagle Creek), Doug Reimers (Allyn,WA) and Mike Healy (Roseburg) were the first squad of shooters to the line Friday for the Oregon Doubles Classic.  Four plus squads were soon to follow…

This is a beautiful club between Salem and Portland with new PAT traps and voice calls.  See all the results.

 

The Grand Pacific programs have been mailed. Should you not receive one or find one at your club you can view here or request a copy from the office. (email office@shootpita.com)    We will post updates and forms here as they become available.

Presquad.com will open on June 1st (7:00 a.m.) – CLOSES TUESDAY, JULY 14TH – 3:00 P.M.

If you are shooting all the events at the Grand (Sub-Gauge and Doubles events excluded) we will reserve your squad/post prior to the general opening of presquad.com on June 1st.   The $5.00 pre-squad fee applies.  To start the process you will need to set up an account at www.presquad.com.  This is very simple – just enter your email address and a password.  You will receive an email from them with a link to activate your account.  This will allow us to transfer the reservation to you.

Email the following information to Sandy Humphreys – beezygirl@sbcglobal.net or call Sandy at 530-515-3327 (8:00 am- 8:00 pm):

  1. Name
  2. PITA#
  3. PITA yardage and ATA yardage (if applicable)
  4. Squad range desired (i.e. 20-25, 40-45, etc)
  5. Post preference in order (i.e. 4-3-5-1-2)
  6. Phone number and best time to contact you
  7. Email address if phoning

Once you have been pre-squadded the reservation will be transferred to you.  This will allow you to go to www.presquad.com and make changes to the reservation.  If your yardage changes (reduction or earned yardage) be sure to correct it on your reservation.  If the cashiers make squad changes for you there will be the additional $10 squad change fee as noted in the program (pg 16).  NOTE:  IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED AT THE CASHIER WINDOW BEFORE THE 1ST EVENT FOR WHICH YOU PRE-SQUADDED  YOU WILL LOSE YOUR SQUAD/POSITION FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE PRE-SQUADDED EVENTS (see program pages 8 & 16).  If you are unable to use presquad.com or have questions contact Sandy Humphreys, cashier at (530) 515-3327 or Sue at 541-258-8766.

2015 GRAND PACIFIC ENTRY/OPTION PREPAY FORM. Download this form after you pre-squad to pre-pay your entry/options and avoid the line at the event. If you would like us to pre-squad you please include the following information with the form:  Squad preferred (i.e. 30-35) and post preferred in order (i.e. 2-4-5-3-1).  Mail the form to PITA, PO Box 770, Lebanon, OR 97355.

RV/GOLF CART RESERVATIONS: If you have made an RV or golf cart reservation it is time to pay and confirm your reservation.  Call or email now.  Phone: 541-258-8766 or email sue@shootpita.com.  If you would like to reserve an RV space or cart they are available so give us a call or email.

LODGING: Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel and Red Lion are both offering special event rates.  Find more information here

TROPHY PACKAGE: Over $31,000 in trophies!

Bellingham Trap and Skeet hosted its Spring Buckle Shoot on Sunday, April 19, 2015 for close to 50 shooters from around the Pacific Northwest. Not everybody shot as well as they had hoped but it turned out to be a fun event just the same. Though weather often makes an April day uncomfortable in Bellingham we lucked out this year with ideal conditions. Plenty of good shooting was on display but Sean Miller, the young phenom from Kenmore, walked away with the HOA. Bellingham’s own Herb Lehfeldt and Fred Coates won buckles in their class and Herb also won distinction for being the oldest shooter on the field. Congratulations to all shooters who participated and contributed to the success of this event. We invite you all to our next PITA shoot, September 13th.

Submitted by Jeph Keyes, Bellingham Gun Club

To see all the results click here or visit the RESULTS page.

 

FRED COATES
Fred Coates
HERB LEHFELDT
Herb Lehfeldt
JIM CLEAVE & LARRY STEWART
Jim Cleave & Larry Stewart

Rudy Martinak wins at VGC

 

Vancouver Gun Club held its third PITA shoot of 2015 on April 11 & 12. The weather stayed dry but the winds made the targets a bit tricky to shoot. Regardless, we had a good turnout for all 6 events with lots of new shooters. Congratulations to Rudy Martinak of Washington State who won B Class Singles on Event 1 (97), C Class Doubles on Event 3 (93), Vet Doubles on Event 4 (89) and the High Overall (547). Rudy won so many prizes that we had to lay them out on a table to take his picture.

Cheers,

Marshall