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Shoot Year at a Glance
May 4,5 Calgary Holdsworth-Nattrass
May 11,12 Dvine Trap Range D Hazen All Peace Shoot
May 18,19 Edmonton Memorial Shoot
May 24,25,26 Medicine Hat Rattler Classic
Jun 1,2 Calgary Fuller-Manning
Jun 8,9 Athabasca Andy Wood Memorial
Jun 14,15,16 Castor 37th Ann. Trophy Shoot
Jun 22,23 Stettler Rob Docherty Memorial
Jun 26,27,28,29,30 Vancouver Canadians
Jul 6,7 Edmonton City Championship
Jul 10,11,12,13,14 Calgary Stampede Grand
Jul 17,18,19,20,21 Edmonton 73rd Alberta Provincials/ Western Zones
Aug 2,3,4 High Prairie Northern Lights
Aug 9,10,11 Medicine Hat Mad Hatter
Aug 16,17,18 Calgary Rose Bowl
Aug 23,24,25 Wainright Bert Brumwell Mem.
Aug 31 to Sep 1 Edmonton Gold Leaf Shoot
Sep 7,8 Athabasca unkown
Sep 14 Castor National Trap Day
Sep 15 Calgary National Trap Day
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Welcome to the APTA is the online home of the APTA, and the Alberta Provincial Trapshooting Championships! Here you can find event dates, host locations and contacts, as well as past champions and current programs. and the APTA are dedicated to the continued development of our sport, and to provide a forum for information and recognition of sponsors, contributors and past champions.

Purpose of the APTA

  • To maintain an affiliation with the Amateur Trapshooting Association
  • To control registered shooting in the province of Alberta in accordance with the rules of the ATA
  • To yearly organize and run the Alberta trapshooting provincials by the rules of the ATA
  • To promote a high degree of continuity in all ATA competitions in Alberta
  • To support by any means the existence and creation of the gun clubs promoting North American style Trapshooting in our province

New Shooter Mentorship program

This program is designed to help new shooters through there first Alberta ATA shoot. The shooter will be contacted by their mentor and arrangements will be made to meet at the shoot. The mentor will help with registration and explain the  classing system. They will explain the bank board and get the new shooter to their first trap round and answer any questions that they can about trap shooting.  Any questions a new shooter may have about being mentored or becoming a mentor please contact Jesse Smith a text is preferred 780 523 6032 



March 31 /24

  Hello fellow trap shooters. I just spent some time updating the web page and thought i would pass  on some of the highlights. Alberta has two shooter with a life time target count of over 600000 targets. Art Peyton and Trevor Dawe. Ron Mcconnell will get there some time this summer, he currently sits at around 597000. You have to truly love this sport to shoot that much. i dont know if i could shoot that much even if i had all the money in the world. Congratulations guys it is truly is a remarkable feet.  I entered Brad Johnsons 2023 season in the record books his combined average 96.51 put him fifth all time in Alberta. Only one other man has had a higher season Neil Burbidge, he just happens to have four of them. Brads 95 average in the cap put him 4th all time and again only Neil has ever been higher with 3 seasons over 95.

    A little reminder the APTA Leauge will again be running this year starting in may and hopefully we can get some more teams and more new shooters out enjoying our great sport.

Dec 11th/23

  The CTA (Canadian Trapshooting Association) All Stars have been announced and if you're wondering why some top Canadian shooters are not on the team it is because they did not meet the criteria. I personally really like the rules for the CTA All Stars.  The rules help ensure that CTA All Stars, shoot Canadian Targets and support Canadian trapshooting. The Criteria is simple, your aggregate average with a minimum of 1000 targets in each discipline that have to be shot in Canada. You also have to participate in either the Canadians or your own provincial championship targets. Your CTA All Stars are Team Captain  Brad Johnson AB  96.51, Shawn Mcneil AB 94.93, Bob Gruszecki AB 93.89, Tom Foss AB 93.76, Barry Johnston AB 93.62, Jesse Smith AB 93.10, Randy Hunt SK 92.64, Garry Hill AB 92.47, Sylvain Rossignos QU 92.33, and rare tie for the tenth spot  Rylan Bower MB 92.3, and Alick Mcmillan SK 92.3.   Lisa Salt BC  90.40, was the top female and Connor Bish AB was top Junior 89.87. Target numbers for juniors are 500 of each and the age is 18 and under. It should be noted that of these open All stars only Randy Hunt, Sylvain Rossignos, Tom Foss and Shawn Mcneil shot all their targets in Canada. I couldnt find anyone whos Canadian target averages were higher than there US target average so a tip of the hat goes to these gentlemen.

    The APTA is really Happy that we have a new club for the up coming tournament year. Stettler will be hosting its first Rob Docherty Memorial shoot on June 22 and 23. Hopefully we all can get out and support their shoot. 

  A big Congratulations to Garry Hill for being Elected into the Alberta Trapshooting Hall of fame this year. 

Oct 28th/23

 I have all the all stars from 1983 to 2022 loaded on the all star page. We have Jim Thompson to thank for saving this piece of  Alberta trap shooting history. I find it fascinating to sift through this kind of stuff. I want to know Who had the most appearances? Who had the longest continuous streak? Who was the captain the most times? What lady held the highest composite average? Try and guess who they are.   It is all there, one thing it doesnt tell you is why the 80s and 90s they had some of the best numbers ever.  They were button pressed targets, no pat traps and they were not all hunting to eat so why?  That will have to be a different debate, lets go with what we know.  Joanne Wing in 1995 on 2900 targets had the highest ladies composite average ever 92.69. the top 3 most appearances were Allan Radway 33 time and 31 in a row from 1988 to 2018. I have been married along time, but not that long,  that is truly impressive. Neil Burbidge is second with 24 and a record 20 times as captain. The next most captained years is Larry Ivany with 5.   Rounding out the top 3 is Ron Mcconnell with 23 and a record 38 years between his first in 1985 and his latest appearance in 2022.  I dont know if any of these records will ever be beat. To think Barry Johnson is the youngest shooter on the all star team at 39 years old and soon to be 40 he has made the team twice. He has has to shoot 31 more years in a row at all star level to tie Radway. It is mind boggling to think about


Oct 19th/23


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  1. The APTA league will run from the week of May 15th, to July 15 2023 in which you have time to enter 6 sets of scores
  2. There will be 5 shooters per team. Any shooter may shoot on multiple teams but must pay a separate league fee for each team.
  3. Each shooter on a team will shoot 25 targets from the 16 yard line for a total of 125 targets. The team's 16 yard total score will determine the team’s handicap yardage (refer to the Handicap Chart below). Each shooter on a team will then shoot 25 targets from the team’s handicap yardage for a total of 125 targets. Handicap yardage is only valid for one week and will be re‑established each week based on the team’s 16 yard total score for that week and where a shooter is absent, the score of the spare or the absent shooter’s previous week’s score will be used, as outlined in 5 below.
  4. If a team is participating in another league with the same structure as the APTA league (ie. at least 125 targets from 16 yards and at least 125 handicap targets shot from a handicap yardage that is the same as if determined using the Handicap Chart below), the team can submit the scores from the other league. If the other league is more than one round of singles and one round of handicap per week, the scores from the first round of singles and the first round of handicap are the scores that will be submitted to the APTA league. 
  5. A spare can be used if a shooter is unable to attend one or more weeks. Alternatively, a team may submit the absent shooter's 16 yard score and handicap score from the previous week, with a penalty of two targets deducted from the handicap score.
  6. Each club will decide which evening they want to throw targets for the league and the cost of targets and shells will be each club's business.
  7. Scores for each week are to be submitted by Thursday night of that week so we can get them posted on the website. Please submit scores to Jesse Smith at or the preferred way text to 780-523-6032.
  8. After 3 weeks of shooting the league will split into even numbers to compete against each other . A minimum of 5 teams per group a max of 7 depending on numbers entered. Team standings at the end of the league will be based on total team scores for all 6 weeks of the league.  The winning team from each group will each win 5 cases of shells. Ties will be decided by a count-back to scores from previous weeks. 
  9. The league fee will be $25/shooter for a total of $125/team. Cheques for fees are to be made payable to the Alberta Provincial Trapshooting Association and sent to Jim Thomson 43 Discovery Ridge Mount SW, Calgary AB T3H 5G3 along with your team’s name and the names of the team’s members.
  10. Everyone is welcome to participate! This is a fun league and these targets will not be registered.




Team 16 Yard Score

Team Handicap Yardage

115 – 125

27 Yards

110 – 114

25 Yards

105 – 109

23 Yards

100 – 104

22 Yards

95 – 99

21 Yards

90 – 94

20 Yards

85 – 89

19 Yards

84 or less

18 Yards


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