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Shoot Year at a Glance
Sep 4,5 Edmonton Gold Leaf Shoot
Sep 11,12 Athabasca Ellis Crumb Memorial
Sep 18 Castor National Trap Day
Sep 19 Calgary National Trap Day
May 7,8 Calgary Holdsworth-Nattrass
May 21,22 Edmonton Memorial Shoot
May 27,28,29 Medicine Hat Rattler Classic
Jun 3,4,5 Calgary Fuller-Manning
Jun 11,12 Athabasca Andy Wood Memorial
Jun 17,18,19 Castor Trophy Shoot
Jun 24,25,26 Dvine Trap Range D Hazen All Peace Shoot
Jun 29 to Jul 3 Calgary Canadian Championship
Jul 8,9,10 High Prairie Northern Lights Shoot
Jul 13,14,15,16,17 Calgary Stampede Grand/Western Zones
Jul 20,21,22,23,24 Edmonton Provincial Championship
Jul 29,30,31 Lone Pine Bob Brown Memorial
Aug 6,7 Edmonton City Championship
Aug 12,13,14 Medicine Hat Mad Hatter
Aug 19,20,21 Calgary Rose Bowl
Aug 26,27,28 Wainright Summer's End
Sep 3,4 Edmonton Gold Leaf Shoot
Sep 10,11 Athabasca Ellis Crumb Memorial
Sep 17 Castor National Trap Day
Sep 18 to 8 Calgary National Trap Day
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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

June 22

   Update on the Upcoming Canadians in Calgary. The trophy package has arrived from Silver Smiths and with some beautiful trophies the Calgary executives are pleased. The package is in excess of 13.500. Along with the Canadian Trap Associations 5000 added money and the Canada Cap event at 5500 it brings the total payouts to shooters to over 24000 dollars. Ammunition can be purchased for the event at the club house. This was no small feet with the shortage of ammunition in the country.  A food and beverage menu is available throughout the shoot.  There will be a vendors row and wine and cheese for the ladies.  Premium WHITE FLYER TARGETS will be thrown and the cost per event is 40$ 

 

June 21 

  There were soggy grounds, light rains and heavy winds at times.  The 35th Castor shoot saw some tough conditions but 23 competitors braved the weather.  The APTA would like to welcome Kyle Mcnally to to the ATA. Kyle  shot his first ATA targets on the weekend. It is alwats nice to see new shooters. Gary Magnusson got a half yard with an 84 and Jerry Houchin won day two with an 88 in the cap.  Lorne Umsheid won singles with a 97 day one and Barry Johnston won day two with a 98. Kevin Hammel won doubles with 92.  Its like a broken record on the HOA.  Barry Johnston won his 4th HOA of the season with a 439/500 he has a commanding lead for the most tournament wins this year.  Darin Schuller continues his Quest to win the leather bag for most Alberta Targets having already racked up over 4000 Alberta targets. Thanks for supporting Alberta Darin 

June 14

   Athabasca weekend saw 20 people out to support the local club. The weather was good for the most part. Neil Scott in only his second tournament shot his first 50 straight.  Jordy Dick posted a pair of 99 in singles but lost the second day to Jason Weaver with a forfeit in the shoot off. Doubles was won both days with 91s Jason Weaver and Nick Tebbs.  Handicap day one, had Jason Weaver move closer to the 27 with a 91 putting him on the 26 1/2 day two was won by Nathan Tebb with a 95. Hoa was 557 by Jason weaver his first tournament win this year. Next shoot is in Castor hopefully you can get out and support the club    

 

 June 5th 

 Some Albertans put up some good numbers this week.  Barry Johnson won his third straight tournament with a 557 in Calgary. Congratulations ! Yurkiw Harrison posted a 99 in the cap to get himself a full yard. In Vernal Utah Art Peyton and Brad Johnson put up some huge numbers both posting 99 in the cap from the 27. Art finished tied for Hoa champion with Ricky Marshall but lost the shoot off his score was 976 and brad finished three back with 973 despite posting three straight 99s in doubles. 

May 24 th

     Congratulations to Barry Johnston on his first HOA win at the Edmonton gun club 550/600. Having only shot for Two seasons and coming out ahead of Art Peyton, Dave Shiers, Rod Smith, and Ken Kupsch  all shooters who have won multiple HOA events last season  is not easy  19 shooters attended the event with two shoot offs.  The first shoot off being between Darin Schuller and Gill Navkaran for Event 5 singles, with Darin edging a win 23/21.  The second shoot off was between Art Peyton and Barry Johnston for Event 6 Handicap, this shootoff went two rounds with Art being the winner by two birds.  

 

May 10th

   The first shoot of the spring saw cooler weather but no rain as predicted by the old reliable weather forecast. lol    The weather forecast definitely saw fewer numbers at Holdworth / Nattrass shoot and it was only fitting that a northern lady won the the first singles event with a 97 showing the boys how its done.  Congratulations Lynn Smith.   Apta got to welcome Sehaj Gill and Rui teixeira to their first ATA compeition it is nice to see new shooters. Saturday  Handicap was won with a 96 by Ali Chraibi    Doubles winner was Jesse Smith a 95   Day two started off with a tie in Doubles Jesse Smith and Lorne Umsheid tied with 94s    the Singles had Mike Cain shooting a 98    handicap Jesse Smith with a 95      HOA jesse Smith 565      It should be noted the Sunday weather saw a dark black cloud cover Calgary but with a blue sky to the south gave one of the best backgrounds i have ever seen.  The orange targets stood out against the black sky and if you were able to hit them you were treated to a fireworks like display of orange chips flying everywhere   it was really neat

   

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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       74        
Ron McConnell Post 2 25 23 25       73        
Jack Toews Post 3 25 25 23       73        
Brian Maier Post 4 21 21 21       63        
Harold Schwandt Post 5 22 23 22       67        
  S W Total 118 116 116 0 0 0 350        
  Handicap                      
Neil Burbidge Post 1 23 22 23       68        
Ron McConnell Post 2 25 24 25       74        
Jack Toews Post 3 14 19 21       54        
Brian Maier Post 4 21 21 21       63        
Harold Schwandt Post 5 25 25 22       72        
  H W Total 108 111 112 0 0 0 331        
  Overall Total             681   3wk total 681  
                         
The Squad                        
Edson Singles                      
Jason Weaver Post 1 24 25 25       74        
Matt Belley Post 2 25 24 22       71        
Cam Schole Post 3 20 25 24       69        
Jesse Smith Post 4 24 25 25       74        
Lynn Smith Post 5 25 22 25       72        
  S W Total 118 121 121 0 0 0 360        
  Handicap                      
Jason Weaver Post 1 24 20 18       62        
Matt Belley Post 2 20 16 18       54        
Cam Schole Post 3 20 17 22       59        
Jesse Smith Post 4 24 21 23       68        
Lynn Smith Post 5 20 16 21       57        
  H W Total 108 90 102 0 0 0 300        
  Overall Total             660   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       71        
Aaron Oland Post 2 23 21 23       67        
Darrell Austin Post 3 25 24 22       71        
Tom Houlit Post 4 18 23 25       66        
Jason Black Post 5 21 20 24       65        
  S W Total 111 112 117 0 0 0 340        
  Handicap                      
Stewart Long Post 1 22 18 21       61        
Aaron Oland Post 2 20 21 21       62        
Darrell Austin Post 3 20 22 22       64        
Tom Houlit Post 4 23 21 21       65        
Jason Black Post 5 18 15 20       53        
  H W Total 103 97 105 0 0 0 305        
  Overall Total             645   3wk total 645  
                         
Clay Bastards                        
Calgary Singles                      
Bob Gruszecki Post 1 24 22 24 23     93        
Garry Hill Post 2 22 21 19 24     86   Les Myers Sub 1st week
Jim Thompson Post 3 21 25 23 24     93   David Wark Sub 1st week
Larry Ivany Post 4 19 24 18 18     79        
Tom Foss Post 5 24 23 23 23     93        
  S W Total 110 115 107 112 0 0 444        
  Handicap                      
Bob Gruszecki Post 1 24 22 24 23     93        
Garry Hill Post 2 15 14 12 22     63   Les Myers Sub 1st Week
Jim Thompson Post 3 18 23 21 21     83   David Wark Sub 1st Week
Larry Ivany Post 4 25 25 22 21     93        
Tom Foss Post 5 24 17 22 19     82        
  H W Total 106 101 101 106 0 0 414        
  Overall Total             858   3wk total 640  
                         
One Eyed Smokers                      
Calgary Singles                      
Les Myers Post 1 24 23 23       70        
Bob Gruszecki Post 2 24 24 24       72        
David Wark Post 3 20 21 21       62        
Bob Merkley Post 4 24 24 24       72        
Garth Becker Post 5 21 22 22       65        
  S W Total 113 114 114 0 0 0 341        
  Handicap                      
Les Myers Post 1 14 21 21       56        
Bob Gruszecki Post 2 22 23 23       68        
David Wark Post 3 21 19 19       59        
Bob Merkley Post 4 20 23 23       66        
Garth Becker Post 5 14 12 12       38        
  H W Total 91 98 98 0 0 0 287        
  Overall Total             628   3wk total 628  
                         
Ham & Eggers                        
Peavine Metis Settlement Singles                      
Jesse Smith Post 1 24 24 25 24     97        
Lynn Smith Post 2 23 21 24 25     93        
Tanasity Smith Post 3 20 22 25 23     90        
Ashton Halderson Post 4 16 22 20 23     81        
Justus Smith Post 5 22 23 23 21     89        
  S W Total 105 112 117 116 0 0 450        
  Handicap                      
Jesse Smith Post 1 24 23 24 21     92        
Lynn Smith Post 2 21 24 21 21     87        
Tanasity Smith Post 3 15 15 12 17     59        
Ashton Halderson Post 4 20 19 14 18     71        
Justus Smith Post 5 18 21 21 18     78        
  Weekly Total 98 102 92 95 0 0 387        
  Overall Total             837   3 wk total 626  
                         
Medicine Hat 3                        
Medicine Hat Singles                      
Len Hanson Post 1 25 23 25       73        
James Hoff Post 2 20 21 24       65        
Kyle Brown Post 3 21 21 20       62        
Terry Friesz Post 4 25 22 23       70        
Jim Behrman Post 5 23 24 21       68        
  S W Total 114 111 113 0 0 0 338        
  Handicap                      
Len Hanson Post 1 22 21 19       62        
James Hoff Post 2 14 17 15       46        
Kyle Brown Post 3 16 22 18       56        
Terry Friesz Post 4 23 17 21       61        
Jim Behrman Post 5 20 21 14       55        
  H W Total 95 98 87 0 0 0 280        
  Overall Total             618   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   106        
Josh Olberholtzer Post 2 19 15 18 18 21   91        
Alex Weibe Post 3 23 21 18 23 21   106        
Travis Deitz Post 4 21 19 21 22 16   99        
Wes Deitz Post 5 19 22 14 20 21   96        
  S W Total 103 99 91 104 101 0 498        
  Handicap                      
Russel Heather Post 1 20 22 19 19 22   102        
Josh Olberholtzer Post 2 16 17 18 17 14   82        
Alex Weibe Post 3 20 19 18 21 19   97        
Travis Deitz Post 4 20 19 18 21 17   95        
Wes Deitz Post 5 14 19 13 18 16   80        
  H W Total 90 96 86 96 88 0 456        
  Overall Total             954   3wk total 565  
                         
The Raiders                        
Castor AB Singles                      
Don Checkel Post 1 22 21 19 21     83        
Andrew Boxma Post 2 17 22 22 23     84        
Kathy Oram Post 3 18 21 19 20     78        
Doug Hays Post 4 17 21 18 17     73        
Royce Bull Post 5 17 18 16 22     73        
  S W Total 91 103 94 103 0 0 391        
  Handicap                      
Don Checkel Post 1 25 16 22 16     79        
Andrew Boxma Post 2 21 22 20 22     85        
Cathy Oram Post 3 18 20 16 17     71        
Doug Hays Post 4 17 16 12 21     66        
Royce Bull Post 5 14 17 12 20     63        
  H W Total 95 91 82 96 0 0 364        
  Overall Total             755   3 wk total 556  
                         
Stettler Beauties                      
Stettler Singles                      
Rob Docherty Post 1 9 13 23 20     65        
Ross Brown Post 2 23 25 23 23     94        
Scott Roenspies Post 3 14 21 22 20     77   Ed for Scott Second Wk
Ken Reid Post 4 21 22 18 24     85        
Mike Jackson Post 5 19 14 18 19     70        
  S W Total 86 95 104 106 0 0 391        
  Handicap                      
Rob Docherty Post 1 18 16 17 13     64        
Ross Brown Post 2 20 22 13 20     75        
Scott Roenspies Post 3 16 19 15 9     59   Ed for Scott Second Wk
Ken Reid Post 4 23 21 18 23     85        
Mike Jackson Post 5 14 11 16 17     58        
  H W Total 91 89 79 82 0 0 341        
  Overall Total             732   3 wk total 554  
                         
The Dusters                        
Milo Singles                      
Lorne Umscheid Post 1 22 23 23 21 25   114        
Chris Bartsch Post 2 21 21 17 23 20   102        
Leigh Vooys Post 3 17 20 21 18 20   96        
Doug Headrick Post 4 21 19 12 9 8   69        
Keith Deitz Post 5 17 21 18 22 16   94        
  S W Total 98 104 91 93 89 0 475        
  Handicap                      
Lorne Umscheid Post 1 20 23 20 22 21   106        
Chris Bartsch Post 2 18 17 19 22 14   90        
Leigh Vooys Post 3 21 19 9 15 15   79        
Doug Headrick Post 4 20 9 2 11 14   56        
Keith Deitz Post 5 17 22 14 17 22   92        
  H W Total 96 90 64 87 86 0 423        
  Overall Total             898   3 wk total 543  
                         
Mountaintop Clay Dusters                      
Swan Hills Singles                      
Dale Rock Post 1 19 22 20 18 21   100        
Larry Blasko Post 2 15 5 15 14 14   63        
Peter Burt Post 3 18 15 14 14 15   76        
Lucas McNeil Post 4 20 20 22 22 15   99        
Garry Koenig Post 5 20 20 20 21 21   102        
  S W Total 92 82 91 89 86 0 440        
  Handicap                      
Dale Rock Post 1 23 19 20 20 17   99        
Larry Blasko Post 2 4 12 10 10 13   49        
Peter Burt Post 3 15 14 15 17 14   75        
Lucas McNeil Post 4 17 17 17 19 20   90        
Garry Koenig Post 5 19 22 20 19 23   103        
  H W Total 78 84 82 85 87 0 416        
  Overall Total             856   3wk total 509  
                         
Clay Crushers                        
Milo Singles                      
Byron Thompson Post 1 19 22 17 19 22   99        
Kole Umscheid Post 2 11 13 14 22 13   73        
Kevin Umscheid Post 3 8 12 10 19 17   66        
Adam Desjardin Post 4 20 24 17 18 16   95        
Alvin Winch Post 5 17 19 15 13 12   76        
  S W Total 75 90 73 91 80 0 409        
  Handicap                      
Byron Thompson Post 1 17 12 20 19 14   82        
Kole Umscheid Post 2 15 15 20 16 20   86        
Kevin Umscheid Post 3 12 5 13 19 12   61        
Adam Desjardin Post 4 24 22 18 16 13   93        
Alvin Winch Post 5 17 14 12 14 11   68        
  H W Total 85 68 83 84 70 0 390        
  Overall Total             799   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

 



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