2018 BRB Voice Release Purchase Program
Once again this year the PITA will be providing brand new wired BRB Voice Calls on every trap at the PITA Grand Pacific to be held at the Spokane Gun Club July 22-28, 2018. We will be offering these 18-sets of very lightly used voice calls (used for the Grand Pacific only) to gun clubs for $870.00 per set, first come-first served – so don’t wait to order! ONLY FOUR SETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE (3/12/18)! This is a great deal for essentially brand new BRB Voice Calls and they will sell fast. Contact Mike Riggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Adams at email@example.com to order. Payment will be required by March 31st.
Congratulations to this squad. First 125 Club squad in 2018 – Big Island Trap Club – Hawaii State Shoot.
Fred Hoven (WA), Dave Kelly (CA), Tommy Kushima (HI), Mark Hironaga (HI), Grant Lau.
To see all the 125 squads, click HERE.
Please add these shoot dates to your calendar for Jefferson Co Rod & Gun Club – Madras
- May 11, 2018 – Oregon Doubles Classic
- May 12, 2018
- October 13 – 14, 2018
Notice: Effective March 1 the PITA daily fee will be $4.00 and annual membership fees increase to $25. New forms are available on the forms page.
The Oregon Doubles Classic schedule is now posted on the programs page. Check out all the shoot dates – you only need 1,500 targets to win!
Add these shoot dates to your calendar-Hermiston Gun Club:
- March 9th – 1st of the season Oregon Doubles Classic
- March 10-11, 2018
- June 29th – Oregon Doubles Classic (moved from July 6th)
- June 30-July 1 (moved from July 7-8)
- August 24th – Oregon Doubles Classic
- August 25-26, 2018
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. Saturday concluded with Dave Kelly having the high score in doubles – 99. Hawaiian shooters Earl Higa and Sidney Akiona topped the leader board in handicap with 94’s.
- Championship Singles: HI Champion-Nicholas Corbat-199, Non Resident: Bob McLendon (WA)-199
- Championship Doubles: Champion: Dave Kelly (CA)-98, HI Champion-Nicolas Corbat-90
- Championship Handicap: Champion: Trevor Herb (OR)-94, HI Champion-Emiliano Achaval-93
- High All Around: Trevor Herb/Bob McLendon (tie)-383, HI Champion-Nicholas Corbat-378
- High Over All: Dave Kelly (CA)-763, HI Champions-Nicholas Corbat-735
Congratulations to our HOA winners for the winter season:
- HOA – Cody Van Patten (NV) – 709
- British Columbia: Peter Ahrens – 671
- California: Mac Robertson – 691
- Colorado: Trevor Vaughn – 690
- Hawaii: Mark Hironaga – 653
- Idaho: Jeff Scott – 656
- Nevada: Todd Delong – 684
- Oregon: Ryan Kramer – 688
- Washington: Jeff Mitchell – 680
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)
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!