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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

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

July 16th/24 

A great turnout of 64 people shot at the Stampede Grand. Some terrific personal best were achieved. Julia Marthaller shot her first 100 ATA straight and it wont be her last. Good job Julia.  James Mclean shot his first 100 st and followed it with another to win the two hundred singles with a perfect score. Jacob Johnson was runner up with a 199. Hunter Mclean a sub Jr set personal best with a 99 in singles 90 in doubles and a 97 in the cap which just happened to win event 9. His new Perazzi Mx 6 sure seems to be shooting where hes looking, good work young man. Trevor Dawe and Ron mcconnell both had hundreds on Day one singles that Ron followed up with another day 2. Event 2 cap winner was James Mclean with a 97. His 97 in Doubles was good for the win in event 3. Again a 97 was the winning number by Les Myers in event 5 handicap. James Mclean won doubles again with a 98 in Event 6.  In event 9 doubles,  Brad Johnson had a 99 and missed on last post he got a flat left and went over top of it. HOA was a tie between Bob Grusecki and Jesse Smith with 943s. Bob was gracious enough to shoot off, after running a shoot all week long, I can understand it was the last thing he wanted to do. He was a good sport and the people that stayed to watch enjoyed the entertainment.   

   On a side note about the provincial league.  I was lucky enough to watch Ashton Haulderson shoot his first 25 ever.  He did it last night and he was so excited. It is why we do the league. He has been shooting for 10 years, he was 14 when he started. Its what makes all the work worth while. A Dvine green hat is coming his way his old won got the ceremonial toss in the air.

  Wednesday is prelim doubles in Edmonton see you all at provincials.

 

July 8th/24

   Great weather for the Edmonton shoot. Even better attendance, 58 shooters wow.  That is the most i can recall, for a 2 day shoot, since i started shooting in 2015. The previous high I think was Wainwright with 52 . 7 new shooters is awesome. The APTA welcomes John Mon, Mohamd Gewaily, Ben Evans, Jessica Dinner, Corolyn Wang, Tracey Penner, and Wendy Parr, to competitive trap shooting.  Shawn Mcneil took HOA honors with a 551. A tie for 2nd with 544s was Darin Schuller and Gary Tebbs. Shawn won both day singles with 99s and Gary Tebbs won both day doubles with 91 and 92. Day one handicap was Trevor Dawe with a 94. Day two cap saw Darin Schuller get back to the 24 yardline with a 94. Next shoot is Calgary and starts on Thursday

July 2nd/24

  The Vancouver Canadians made we ask what makes a good Canadians? If you just go by how many attended its the best Canadians in 3 years with 170 people attending. If we go with how well your province shot. It was freaking historical for Alberta. Our juniors won just about everything you could win.  Congrats Connor Bish, Julia Marthaller and Hunter Mclean. They were all in shoot offs, and experienced the agony of defeat and the thrill of victory.  They handle it with class and dignity, Their parents and our shooting community should be proud. Lynn Smith won Ladies singles, handicap and HAA. Brad Johnson winning 4 out of five major titles was a performance for the ages. I dont know if any Albertan has ever done that. He won singles 199 doubles 99 HAA 391 and the crown jewel the HOA 952. James Mclean was runner up in the HOA and shot the lights out all week long. These good scores were shot at one of the toughest place i have ever seen to score. We won a little side bet with BC on which province would finish higher in an event. We won 8 to 3.  BC shooter Dave Jeffery will be wearing an Edmonton Oiler jersey at the next Dvine Shoot. Tom Foss made the 27 yard line, congrats Tom, you earned it. Alberta won the 5000 dollar Canada Cap Connar Bish 96 Shawn Mcneal 96 Colin Crumb 94 Brad and Nolan Johnson 93s. The two young guys thanking the sponsors of the event and the team spirit, pulling for your province was great.  Was the ATA PITA thing an issue? no. These were all great things that could have you saying it was a good Canadians.

    If your criteria for a good Canadians is, was the facility well maintained?  Did they pick up garbage?  Were there experienced scorers and trap help? Did they have food all day?  Were shells readily available? Were they able to set targets to a center stake on all fields? Were their Fields and walk ways even? Was registration open early enough to not cause a big back up?  Were practice targets reasonably priced? If The answer to all of these question is no you would have to say it wasnt a good shoot.  5 good men tried to do what 15 couldnt have done. To those five I tip my hat and applaud your efforts, you tried.  The 300 members of that club should be embarrassed they left these guys out to dry. The people of the Atlantic  Provinces should be proud of there shooters these men and women jumped in tried to help from entering scores, to picking garbage and hulls. No bitching just helping out.  Next shoot Edmonton

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APTA SHOOTING LEAGUE 2024
TEAM NAME POSITION Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Post Progressive Total Notes:
A Category                    
Calgary No-Stars                    
Calgary Singles                
Larry Ivany Post 1 25 23 23 23 24 22 140    
Mike  Silver Post 2 21 23 24 22 24 25 139    
Bob Gruszecki Post 3 23 23 24 25 25 25 145    
Les Myers Post 4 22 22 23 23 24 24 138    
Shane Vaughan Post 5 22 22 24 23 25 23 139    
  S W Total 113 113 118 116 122 119 701 701  
  Handicap                
Larry Ivany Post 1 19 18 21 22 22 18 120    
Mike  Silver Post 2 14 13 20 13 16 19 95    
Bob Gruszecki Post 3 22 23 23 23 24 24 139    
Les Myers Post 4 18 17 22 18 23 18 116    
Shane Vaughan Post 5 21 20 22 19 22 23 127    
  H W Total 94 91 108 95 107 102 597 597  
  Overall Total           1298    
Wainwright                    
Location Singles                
Ross  Post 1 24 24 24 22     94    
Luke Post 2 24 22 23 24     93    
Gary Post 3 20 20 23 23     86    
Doug Post 4 20 22 24 25     91    
Jake Post 5 25 23 25 25     98    
  S W Total 113 111 119 119 0 0 462 462  
  Handicap                
Ross Post 1 17 16 24 19     76    
Luke Post 2 15 17 19 18     69    
Gary Post 3 18 20 21 24     83    
Doug Post 4 20 20 21 20     81    
Jake Post 5 22 18 23 23     86    
  H W Total 92 91 108 104 0 0 395 395  
  Overall Total           857    
Dvine Wine                    
Peavine Metis Settlement Singles                
Jesse Smith Post 1 24 24 20 25     93    
Justus Smith Post 2 22 23 21 24     90    
Lynn Smith Post 3 22 25 24 23     94    
Ashton Halderson Post 4 15 23 20 22     80    
Tanasity Smith Post 5 20 23 20 21     84    
  S W Total 103 118 105 115 0 0 441 441  
  Handicap                
Jesse Smith Post 1 24 21 22 18     85    
Justus Smith Post 2 21 23 19 16     79    
Lynn Smith Post 3 23 18 22 18     81    
Ashton Halderson Post 4 16 18 10 12     56    
Tanasity Smith Post 5 23 14 13 16     66    
  H W Total 107 94 86 80 0 0 367 367  
  Overall Total           808    
Stettler Pronature                    
Stettler Singles                
Kyle McNally Post 1 22 23 20 20     85    
Ross Brown Post 2 22 23 24 19     88    
Greg Tschriter Post 3 17 20 17 19     73    
Todd Tschriter Post 4 15 22 22 20     79    
Ken Ried Post 5 16 20 21 22     79    
  S W Total 92 108 104 100 0 0 404 404  
  Handicap                
Kyle McNally Post 1 24 16 21 21     82    
Ross Brown Post 2 22 22 19 22     85    
Greg Tschriter Post 3 13 17 15 11     56    
Todd Tschriter Post 4 11 20 15 20     66    
Ken Ried Post 5 24 15 18 21     78    
  H W Total 94 90 88 95 0 0 367 367  
  Overall Total           771    
Castor Raiders                    
Location Singles                
Doug Hays Post 1 20 20 21 23 19 21 124    
Kathy Oram Post 2 11 21 17 17 24 23 113    
Ethan Meade Post 3 22 22 19 17 20 17 117    
Royce Bull Post 4 19 21 21 21 22 22 126    
Andrw Boxma Post 5 22 22 24 21 20 22 131    
  S W Total 94 106 102 99 105 105 611 611  
  Handicap                
Doug Hays Post 1 19 15 19 21 13 17 104    
Kathy Oram Post 2 13 19 14 17 16 18 97    
Ethan Meade Post 3 19 14 13 15 14 15 90    
Royce Bull Post 4 19 21 21 19 18 20 118    
Andrew Boxma Post 5 16 22 21 21 19 16 115    
  Weekly Total 86 91 88 93 80 86 610 524  
  Overall Total           1221    
B Category                    
Rooster Boosters Singles                
Russel Henther Post 1 22 25 20 21 22 18 128    
Josh Olberholtzer Post 2 17 19 18 17 15 16 102    
Alex Weibe Post 3 24 23 20 21 23 18 129    
Travis Deitz Post 4 21 19 23 21 13 22 119    
Wes Deitz Post 5 17 20 14 17 20 21 109    
  S W Total 101 106 95 97 93 95 587    
  Handicap             587  
Russel Henther Post 1 17 22 15 13 13 21 101    
Josh Olberholtzer Post 2 18 17 15 15 15 11 91    
Alex Weibe Post 3 20 20 12 18 21 21 112    
Travis Deitz Post 4 22 18 16 17 15 15 103    
Wes Deitz Post 5 19 18 12 19 18 17 103    
  H W Total 96 95 70 82 82 85 510    
  Overall Total           1097 510  
The Dusters                    
Location Singles                
Neil Deitz Post 1 20 20 23       63    
Chris Burtsch Post 2 17 23 21       61    
Leigh Vooys Post 3 19 19 20       58    
Byron Thompson Post 4 19 18 16       53    
Keith Deitz Post 5 23 23 24       70    
  S W Total 98 103 104 0 0 0 305    
  Handicap             305  
Neil Deitz Post 1 19 17 17       53    
Chris Burtsch Post 2 9 17 10       36    
Leigh Vooys Post 3 18 14 15       47    
Byron Thompson Post 4 15 13 19       47    
Keith Deitz Post 5 21 21 18       60    
  H W Total 82 82 79 0 0 0 243    
  Overall Total           548 243  
EGC QUACKERS                  
Location Singles                
Randy Shantz Post 1 20 17 19 15 12   83    
Roland Kee Post 2 23 24 24 23 21   115    
Richard Sherrman Post 3 22 14 14 19 25   94    
Dennis Chrystian Post 4 25 19 22 25 22   113    
Grahm Shell Post 5 23 24 19 23 25   114    
  S W Total 113 98 98 105 105 0 519    
  Handicap             519  
Randy Shantz Post 1 11 15 17 17 17   77    
Roland Kee Post 2 18 19 19 18 22   96    
Richard Sherrman Post 3 8 14 15 21 19   77    
Dennis Chrystian Post 4 15 17 15 14 20   81    
Grahm Shell Post 5 17 19 19 20 19   94    
  H W Total 69 84 85 90 97 0 425    
  Overall Total           944 425  
Clay Crushers                    
Location Singles                
Peter Wyatt Post 1 17 18 23 16     74    
Role Umscheid Post 2 20 12 20 19     71    
Kevin Umscheid Post 3 14 11 15 13     53    
Doug Headrick Post 4 12 12 14 14     52    
Ken Fetkenher Post 5 17 18 20 22     77    
  S W Total 80 71 92 84 0 0 327    
  Handicap             327  
Peter Wyatt Post 1 13 16 14 17     60    
Role Umscheid Post 2 15 18 14 20     67    
Kevin Umscheid Post 3 13 9 11 15     48    
Doug Headrick Post 4 11 13 10 9     43    
Ken Fetkenher Post 5 10 14 15 23     62    
  H W Total 62 70 64 84 0 0 280    
  Overall Total           607 280  
Clay Smokers                    
Location Singles                
Lewis Green Post 1 17 21 16       54    
Will Green Post 2 20 12 10       42    
Colin Lepp Post 3 14 17 16       47    
Josh Henly Post 4 14 13 15       42    
Deron Scott Post 5 12 14 12       38    
  S W Total 77 77 69 0 0 0 223    
  Handicap             223  
Lewis Green Post 1 19 15 16       50    
Will Green Post 2 18 12 8       38    
Colin Lepp Post 3 14 17 11       42    
Josh Henly Post 4 15 12 9       36    
Deron Scott Post 5 15 10 8       33    
  H W Total 81 66 52 0 0 0 199    
  Overall Total           422 199  

APTA LEAGUE

  1. The APTA league will run from the week of May 15th, to July 15 2024 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 lynn.jess3@hotmail.com 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. Payment can also be made by E-transfer to shoot.apta@gmail.com.
  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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