Start Trap Shooting Today! New shooters welcome!


Shoot Year at a Glance

trapshooting-hof-logo ata-logo aimonline-rulebook

ata-magazine-logo

VISITORS WELCOME!

main-page-visitors-welcome

Welcome to the APTA

Shootalberta.com 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.

Shootalberta.com 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 


RECENT NEWS

Sept 6th

  Very good attendance to start the target year off at the Edmonton gun club this weekend.  31 one shooters participated in the singles with Ken Kupsch shooting a perfect 100 to win. There was a squad of all ladies that was nice to see with katherine Deypalubos leading the squad and taking the ladies top honours with an 87. The APTA would like to thank Dayna Hackett for getting her freinds Kathrine Deypalubus,Priscilla Eisner,Susan Wilton, and Roslyn Hill out to join APTA  and become first time ATA members. We look forward to all of you putting up some more great scores.  Handicap had 22 people with Jerry Gau taking top honours with a 95. Art peyton and Garry Tebb both had 94s in the doubles.Day 2 doubles saw Art post a very impressive 97 in doubles and 100 in singles. Kathrine took the ladies again with an 82 and Jerry Gau Won the handicap again with a 95.   Art tied the high 600 tournament HOA score for the summer with a 574.  The weather conditions were very good.

 

Aug 29th

   Great attendance at the Bert Brumwell Memorial as 46 people showed up to participate. 46 didnt make it all the way to the end though.  It got a tad windy out there.  Having said that it was two hall of famers and and an Alberta All Star captain all shooting from the 27 that were a top the HOA. Brad Johnson 509/550 Larry Ivany 496/550 and Ron Mcconnell 484/550. Shooting in that wind hurt all their averages and i just want to tip my hat and say thanks for showing us how good you guys real are, wind or no wind. 

     Fridays weather was good and saw some good scores. Ken Read shot his best singles of the year with a 95 and won the C singles. There were 3 99s in AA singles,  Brad Johnson, Art Peyton and Jesse Smith.  Event 2 the doubles had Brad Johnson and Ron Mcconnell shoot 95s.  Day two the wind and rain rolled in and half the handicap had to be cancelled and it became a 50 bird event.  Top scores were 46s by Larry Ivany and Russell Gowan Mcneil.  There was Annie Oakley, a great supper, and some very nice prizes handed out. Good job Wainwright gun club and thanks Art Peyton for your on call trap maintenance service changing out a tension rubber mid shoot. 

I think Bert Brumwell would have found the dress up Annie Oakley very entertaining. A lot of people had a good laugh.  lol 

Aug 22nd 

    The Rosebowl is our oldest Trap shoot in Alberta with a trophy that i believe dates back to 1948. It is nice to see that Lorne Umscheid first tournament win is going to be recorded  on that beautiful old trophy. 381 /400  The Rosebowl scores the 2 singles and Sunday doubles and Sunday handicap combined, this is what it was done when they started the tournament in 1948 and i think its great that Calgary AHEIA keeps that tradition alive.  We counted Bob Grueszki name on it seven times. Bob had the high HOA for the total weekend with an impressive 572/600 one of the highest if not highest tournament scores this summer. 

Being an old tournament our young trapshooters put up some great numbers and firsts. Jessica Marthaller and Tana Smith both Jr girls shot there first 50 straights on there way to 97s in singles. Russel Mcneil Gowan shoot a 75/75 in the diamond slider only the 2nd one in its 74 year history. Well done Russell.  Ron Mcconnell had the other. The ATA welcomed new shooters Amsndeep Bains and Pheonix Glenn to the ranks. 30 people attended and the weather was great.  Next shoot is Wainwright it starts on friday at noon registration at 10

Aug 15th

 Here is some of the highlights from the Medicine Hat shoot. Jack Toews won the singles day one with a 98 and Tim Kackmarski had a perfect 100 on day two. Doubles saw Rod Smith and Bob Gruszecki tie with a 94 and day two had two 92s Rod Smith and Tim Kackmarski.  In the handicap, day 1, Dan Kackmarski got the bump with a 96 and day 2 was won by Brian Maier with a 95.  HOA was  Tim Kackmarski with a 555. 21 people competed in the shoot

Aug 8th

     What a weekend of firsts. At the Edmonton Championships Ed Wald got his first 100st in singles. Darin Schuller wins his first HOA with a 548 that needed a shoot off with Dave Shiers. At the grand  Art Peyton has his first run of consecutive singles, that goes over 400. 449 to be exact good enough for the 9th longest streak by an Albertan ever. This week at At the Grand Art has won 11 trophies . 

 

Visit our News Archive.



APTA SHOOTING LEAGUE      
TEAM NAME POSITION Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Post Progressive Total Notes:      
                           
Teams are now divided into 3 divisions according to the first three weeks of scores:  A is in pink, B is in blue and C is in black  
                           
Medicine Hat 1                          
Medicine Hat  Singles                        
Neil Burbidge Post 1 25 24 25 24 23 23 144          
Ron McConnell Post 2 25 23 25 24 21 24 142          
Jack Toews Post 3 25 25 23 23 24 23 143          
Brian Maier Post 4 21 21 21 24 22 22 131          
Harold Schwandt Post 5 22 23 22 23 23 21 134          
  S W Total 118 116 116 118 113 113 694          
  Handicap                        
Neil Burbidge Post 1 23 22 23 20 23 18 129          
Ron McConnell Post 2 25 24 25 24 20 24 142          
Jack Toews Post 3 14 19 21 21 16 20 111          
Brian Maier Post 4 21 21 21 20 20 20 123          
Harold Schwandt Post 5 25 25 22 22 21 23 138          
  H W Total 108 111 112 107 100 105 643          
  Overall Total             1337   3wk total 681    
                           
The Squad                          
Edson Singles                        
Jason Weaver Post 1 24 25 25 21 22 22 139          
Matt Belley Post 2 25 24 22 23 23 23 140          
Cam Schole Post 3 20 25 24 24 24 24 141          
Jesse Smith Post 4 24 25 25 22 21 24 141          
Lynn Smith Post 5 25 22 25 23 25 25 145          
  S W Total 118 121 121 113 115 118 706          
  Handicap                        
Jason Weaver Post 1 24 20 18 21 21 24 128          
Matt Belley Post 2 20 16 18 18 14 16 102          
Cam Schole Post 3 20 17 22 17 16 23 115          
Jesse Smith Post 4 24 21 23 22 21 23 134          
Lynn Smith Post 5 20 16 21 25 21 24 127          
  H W Total 108 90 102 103 93 110 606          
  Overall Total             1312   3 wk total 660    
                           
For The Birds                          
Wainwright Singles                        
Jake Johnson Post 1 24 23 23 25 25 25 145          
Brad Johnson Post 2 25 25 25 24 25 25 149          
Roger Goulet Post 3 22 22 22 23 24 25 138          
Doug Lee Post 4 23 23 21 25 25 24 141          
Gary Magnusson Post 5 21 22 22 24 22 21 132          
  S W Total 115 115 113 121 121 120 705          
  Handicap                        
Jake Johnson Post 1 23 20 22 23 21 22 131          
Brad Johnson Post 2 24 24 24 24 25 24 145          
Roger Goulet Post 3 20 18 19 15 15 17 104          
Doug Lee Post 4 21 21 17 19 18 17 113          
Gary Magnusson Post 5 19 20 17 18 17 16 107          
  H W Total 107 103 99 99 96 96 600          
  Overall Total             1305   3wk total 652    
                           
Medicine Hat 2                          
Medicine Hat Singles                        
Stewart Long Post 1 24 24 23 21 20 25 137          
Aaron Oland Post 2 23 21 23 22 23 24 136          
Darrell Austin Post 3 25 24 22 21 24 22 138          
Tom Houlit Post 4 18 23 25 23 23 22 134          
Jason Black Post 5 21 20 24 21 23 20 129          
  S W Total 111 112 117 108 113 113 674          
  Handicap                        
Stewart Long Post 1 22 18 21 19 21 15 116          
Aaron Oland Post 2 20 21 21 20 21 22 125          
Darrell Austin Post 3 20 22 22 23 22 22 131          
Tom Houlit Post 4 23 21 21 21 25 18 129          
Jason Black Post 5 18 15 20 17 17 17 104          
  H W Total 103 97 105 100 106 94 605          
  Overall Total             1279   3wk total 645    
                           
Clay Bastards                          
Calgary Singles                        
Bob Gruszecki Post 1 24 22 24 23 25 24 142          
Garry Hill Post 2 22 21 19 24 24 24 134   Les Myers Sub 1st week  
Jim Thompson Post 3 21 25 23 24 24 24 141   David Wark Sub 1st week  
Larry Ivany Post 4 19 24 18 18 22 24 125          
Tom Foss Post 5 24 23 23 23 22 23 138          
  S W Total 110 115 107 112 117 119 680          
  Handicap                        
Bob Gruszecki Post 1 24 22 24 23 23 22 138          
Garry Hill Post 2 15 14 12 22 25 19 107   Les Myers Sub 1st Week  
Jim Thompson Post 3 18 23 21 21 24 20 127   David Wark Sub 1st Week  
Larry Ivany Post 4 25 25 22 21 24 19 136          
Tom Foss Post 5 24 17 22 19 24 25 131          
  H W Total 106 101 101 106 120 105 639          
  Overall Total             1319   3wk total 640    
                           
One Eyed Smokers                        
Calgary Singles                        
Les Myers Post 1 24 23 23 21 22 23 136          
Bob Gruszecki Post 2 24 24 24 24 20 24 140          
David Wark Post 3 20 21 21 20 20 21 123          
Bob Merkley Post 4 24 24 24 20 23 24 139          
Garth Becker Post 5 21 22 22 23 22 24 134          
  S W Total 113 114 114 108 107 116 672          
  Handicap                        
Les Myers Post 1 14 21 21 18 21 23 118          
Bob Gruszecki Post 2 22 23 23 23 22 22 135          
David Wark Post 3 21 19 19 17 19 20 115          
Bob Merkley Post 4 20 23 23 17 21 20 124          
Garth Becker Post 5 14 12 12 18 20 20 96          
  H W Total 91 98 98 93 103 105 588          
  Overall Total             1260   3wk total 628    
                           
Ham & Eggers                          
Peavine Metis Settlement Singles                        
Jesse Smith Post 1 24 24 25 24 24 24 145          
Lynn Smith Post 2 23 21 24 25 24 24 141          
Tanasity Smith Post 3 20 22 25 23 24 24 138          
Ashton Halderson Post 4 16 22 20 23 19 15 115          
Justus Smith Post 5 22 23 23 21 21 23 133          
  S W Total 105 112 117 116 112 110 672          
  Handicap                        
Jesse Smith Post 1 24 23 24 21 21 21 134          
Lynn Smith Post 2 21 24 21 21 24 23 134          
Tanasity Smith Post 3 15 15 12 17 14 14 87          
Ashton Halderson Post 4 20 19 14 18 20 17 108          
Justus Smith Post 5 18 21 21 18 19 17 114          
  Weekly Total 98 102 92 95 98 92 577          
  Overall Total             1249   3 wk total 626    
                           
Medicine Hat 3                          
Medicine Hat Singles                        
Len Hanson Post 1 25 23 25 24 22 23 142          
James Hoff Post 2 20 21 24 21 19 18 123          
Kyle Brown Post 3 21 21 20 20 21 21 124          
Terry Friesz Post 4 25 22 23 24 24 24 142          
Jim Behrman Post 5 23 24 21 19 21 21 129          
  S W Total 114 111 113 108 107 107 660          
  Handicap                        
Len Hanson Post 1 22 21 19 22 24 20 128          
James Hoff Post 2 14 17 15 13 21 19 99          
Kyle Brown Post 3 16 22 18 16 15 16 103          
Terry Friesz Post 4 23 17 21 20 18 23 122          
Jim Behrman Post 5 20 21 14 20 18 19 112          
  H W Total 95 98 87 91 96 97 564          
  Overall Total             1224   3wk total 618    
                           
Calgary                          
Calgary Singles                        
Ron Jadusingh Post 1 23 19 18 22 23 24 129          
Gord Estabrook Post 2 23 24 22 22 23 24 138          
Mike Rochelle Post 3 22 20 21 20 19 24 126          
Harvey Mann Post 4 23 25 24 25 23 23 143          
Ed Witterman Post 5 24 22 22 25 25 25 143   Carter sub for Ed 2nd week  
  S W Total 115 110 107 114 113 120 679          
  Handicap                        
Ron Jadusingh Post 1 16 17 13 22 15 16 99          
Gord Estabrook Post 2 18 17 20 18 19 22 114          
Mike Rochelle Post 3 13 11 13 13 18 15 83          
Harvey Mann Post 4 21 21 19 18 19 22 120          
Ed Witterman Post 5 22 16 20 22 20 23 123   Carter sub for Ed 2nd week  
  H W Total 90 82 85 93 91 98 539          
  Overall Total             1218   3 wk total 589    
                           
Rooster Boosters                        
Milo Singles                        
Russel Heather Post 1 21 22 20 21 22 14 120          
Josh Olberholtzer Post 2 19 15 18 18 21 25 116          
Alex Weibe Post 3 23 21 18 23 21 25 131          
Travis Deitz Post 4 21 19 21 22 16 23 122          
Wes Deitz Post 5 19 22 14 20 21 22 118          
  S W Total 103 99 91 104 101 109 607          
  Handicap                        
Russel Heather Post 1 20 22 19 19 22 16 118          
Josh Olberholtzer Post 2 16 17 18 17 14 10 92          
Alex Weibe Post 3 20 19 18 21 19 16 113          
Travis Deitz Post 4 20 19 18 21 17 21 116          
Wes Deitz Post 5 14 19 13 18 16 18 98          
  H W Total 90 96 86 96 88 81 537          
  Overall Total             1144   3wk total 565    
                           
The Raiders                          
Castor AB Singles                        
Don Checkel Post 1 22 21 19 21 23 19 125          
Andrew Boxma Post 2 17 22 22 23 24 20 128          
Kathy Oram Post 3 18 21 19 20 19 18 115          
Doug Hays Post 4 17 21 18 17 22 10 105          
Royce Bull Post 5 17 18 16 22 19 18 110          
  S W Total 91 103 94 103 107 85 583          
  Handicap                        
Don Checkel Post 1 25 16 22 16 22 22 123          
Andrew Boxma Post 2 21 22 20 22 20 21 126          
Cathy Oram Post 3 18 20 16 17 17 15 103          
Doug Hays Post 4 17 16 12 21 23 16 105          
Royce Bull Post 5 14 17 12 20 17 15 95          
  H W Total 95 91 82 96 99 89 552          
  Overall Total             1135   3 wk total 556    
                           
Stettler Beauties                        
Stettler Singles                        
Rob Docherty Post 1 9 13 23 20 20 20 105          
Ross Brown Post 2 23 25 23 23 23 23 140          
Scott Roenspies Post 3 14 21 22 20 22 22 121   Ed for Scott Second Wk  
Ken Reid Post 4 21 22 18 24 20 20 125          
Mike Jackson Post 5 19 14 18 19 20 17 107          
  S W Total 86 95 104 106 105 102 598          
  Handicap                        
Rob Docherty Post 1 18 16 17 13 21 21 106          
Ross Brown Post 2 20 22 13 20 22 22 119          
Scott Roenspies Post 3 16 19 15 9 20 20 99   Ed for Scott Second Wk  
Ken Reid Post 4 23 21 18 23 20 20 125          
Mike Jackson Post 5 14 11 16 17 16 16 90          
  H W Total 91 89 79 82 99 99 539          
  Overall Total             1137   3 wk total 554    
                           
The Dusters                          
Milo Singles                        
Lorne Umscheid Post 1 22 23 23 21 25 22 136          
Chris Bartsch Post 2 21 21 17 23 20 24 126          
Leigh Vooys Post 3 17 20 21 18 20 22 118          
Doug Headrick Post 4 21 19 12 9 8 21 90          
Keith Deitz Post 5 17 21 18 22 16 19 113          
  S W Total 98 104 91 93 89 108 583          
  Handicap                        
Lorne Umscheid Post 1 20 23 20 22 21 19 125          
Chris Bartsch Post 2 18 17 19 22 14 17 107          
Leigh Vooys Post 3 21 19 9 15 15 11 90          
Doug Headrick Post 4 20 9 2 11 14 17 73          
Keith Deitz Post 5 17 22 14 17 22 18 110          
  H W Total 96 90 64 87 86 82 505          
  Overall Total             1088   3 wk total 543    
                           
Mountaintop Clay Dusters                        
Swan Hills Singles                        
Dale Rock Post 1 19 22 20 18 21 21 121          
Larry Blasko Post 2 15 5 15 14 14 17 80          
Peter Burt Post 3 18 15 14 14 15 12 88          
Lucas McNeil Post 4 20 20 22 22 15 23 122          
Garry Koenig Post 5 20 20 20 21 21 22 124          
  S W Total 92 82 91 89 86 95 535          
  Handicap                        
Dale Rock Post 1 23 19 20 20 17 20 119          
Larry Blasko Post 2 4 12 10 10 13 18 67          
Peter Burt Post 3 15 14 15 17 14 11 86          
Lucas McNeil Post 4 17 17 17 19 20 23 113          
Garry Koenig Post 5 19 22 20 19 23 22 125          
  H W Total 78 84 82 85 87 94 510          
  Overall Total             1045   3wk total 509    
                           
Clay Crushers                          
Milo Singles                        
Byron Thompson Post 1 19 22 17 19 22 20 119          
Kole Umscheid Post 2 11 13 14 22 13 19 92          
Kevin Umscheid Post 3 8 12 10 19 17 21 87          
Adam Desjardin Post 4 20 24 17 18 16 16 111          
Alvin Winch Post 5 17 19 15 13 12 17 93          
  S W Total 75 90 73 91 80 93 502          
  Handicap                        
Byron Thompson Post 1 17 12 20 19 14 15 97          
Kole Umscheid Post 2 15 15 20 16 20 21 107          
Kevin Umscheid Post 3 12 5 13 19 12 20 81          
Adam Desjardin Post 4 24 22 18 16 13 15 108          
Alvin Winch Post 5 17 14 12 14 11 8 76          
  H W Total 85 68 83 84 70 79 469          
  Overall Total             971   3 wk total 474    

APTA LEAGUE

  1. The APTA league will run from the week of May 15th, 2022 for 6 weeks.
  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, 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. Any shooter shooting on multiple teams in the APTA league can submit the same scores for all teams.
  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 lynn.jess3@hotmail.com or text it to 780-523-6032.
  8. After 3 weeks of shooting the league will split into an “A” & “B” side based on total team scores for the first three weeks. 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 the “A” side and the “B” side will each win 5 cases of shells. Ties will be decided by a count-back to scores from previous weeks.  All remaining teams will be put into a random draw to win 5 cases of shells.  If there is larger participation than anticipated APTA will consider adding additional awards.
  9. The league fee will be $20/shooter for a total of $100/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.

 

 

HANDICAP CHART

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

 



© Alberta Provincial Trapshooting Association