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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

Sept 17/23

Long time trap shooter Don Hirt from Olds Alberta passed away Sept 15th. He will be missed by the trap shooting community.

Sept 13/23

Reminder Castor National trap day is Sept 16 registration at 9am and shooting starts 10 payment is cash or check only. 

Sept 5th/ 2023

     All the scores are posted from 2023 shooting year. If you want to check and see how things went it is now written and recorded. I am going to give you a top 11 list of my favorite accomplishments from this year. Why 11? just to be different, and because I didn't want to leave some of these out and remember these are just my own biased picks. They are things that stood out to me and some are going in the Alberta record books and some are not but they were heart warming, great, personal accomplishments. 11 Cam Schole and Mike Degiano both shooting there first 100 straight. They have both  shot for a long time to get this milestone and I admire that kind of perseverance. 10 Lynn Smith winning the ladies Canadian singles Championship for her second such title.  9 Darin Schuller getting his name put on that 70 plus year old historic Rose Bowl trophy with a 387 and shooting way above his average. 8  Barry Johnston making it to the 27 yard line in 4100 targets. 7 Alberta winning the Canada Cap in Brandon Manitoba.  Brad Johnson shooting a 99 to tie the juggernaut (Pat Lamont} and giving us a chance to win. The other members of the team were (Barry Johnston 97 Ron McConnell 96 Julia Marthaller 96 and Lorne Umschied 95)  the odds were not in our favor but we won. 6 Brad Johnson winning the HAA in the western zone with over 450 competitors. 5  Provincials having 3 shooters over the 970 mark, and Shawn McNeil coming over to congratulate Brad it must have been heart breaking to shoot that well and not win. It was classy. 4 Our juniors Julia Marthaller and Connor Bish putting up 197s, at the Canadians, those scores are among the highest ever to win their respective categories. 3 Shawn McNeil and Jacob Johnson singles seasons average scores. Jacob posted a 99.27 to be the highest ever by an Albertan. Shawn had a 99.13  tying the old high set by Neil Burbidge that record has stood since 1995. 2    i have a real hard time with deciding between the last two.  Larry Ivany winning the SR Vet  Clay target championship at the grand. He is the only person to beat Pat Lamont as the top Canadian at the grand in this event since Pat started going lol  Or do you pick Brad Johnson finally shooting enough targets to be recognized as AAA 27 AAA. This is a whole season of excellence only accomplished by 7 other Canadians. 2 of them being Albertans, Bob Gruzecke and Neil Burbidge. Its to hard to dream about which one a shooter would pic, so maybe we call them co winners and jobs well done.    

 

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APTA SHOOTING LEAGUE 2023
TEAM NAME POSITION Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Post Progressive Total Notes:
Division A                  
Calgary No-Stars                  
Calgary Singles                
Jim Thomson Post 1 24 25 24 24 25 25 147    
Bob Gruszeki Post 2 24 24 24 23 24 24 143    
Garry Hill Post 3 23 25 25 25 25 25 148    
Larry Lvany Post 4 23 24 24 22 23 23 139    
Tom Foss Post 5 25 25 24 25 23 23 145    
  S W Total 119 123 121 119 120 120 722 722  
  Handicap                
Jim Thomson Post 1 19 21 23 24 20 24 131    
Bob Gruszeki Post 2 25 24 23 24 22 24 142    
Garry Hill Post 3 23 24 22 21 22 25 137    
Larry Lvany Post 4 22 23 22 20 20 23 130    
Tom Foss Post 5 22 23 23 23 22 24 137    
  H W Total 111 115 113 112 106 120 677 677  
  Overall Total           1399    
Medicine Hat Team 1                
Medicine Hat  Singles                
Neil Burbidge Post 1 25 22 24 23 22 22 138    
Ron McConnell Post 2 25 25 24 25 21 24 144    
Doug Strober Post 3 25 23 23 22 23 24 140    
Brian Maier Post 4 25 23 25 24 22 23 142    
Harold Schwandt Post 5 24 22 25 25 21 23 140    
  S W Total 124 115 121 119 109 116 704 704  
  Handicap                
Neil Burbidge Post 1 17 22 18 20 21 22 120    
Ron McConnell Post 2 24 23 24 22 24 23 140    
Doug Strober Post 3 22 20 20 20 22 20 124    
Brian Maier Post 4 19 21 21 23 19 21 124    
Harold Schwandt Post 5 23 25 21 25 23 22 139    
  H W Total 105 111 104 110 109 108 647 647  
  Overall Total           1351    
Carstairs Trap Club                  
Carstairs Trap Club Singles                
Barry Johnson Post 1 21 25 25 24 25 25 145    
Russell McNeil Post 2 24 23 22 20 19 23 131    
Shan McNeil Post 3 25 25 25 24 25 25 149    
Tom Foss Post 4 24 25 24 24 23 21 141    
Allan Day Post 5 23 23 23 23 25 23 140    
  S W Total 117 121 119 115 117 117 706 706  
  Handicap                
Barry Johnson Post 1 20 23 21 19 23 24 130    
Russell McNeil Post 2 21 20 21 17 18 19 116    
Shan McNeil Post 3 23 23 19 24 25 22 136    
Tom Foss Post 4 19 22 21 22 19 24 127    
Allan Day Post 5 20 22 23 18 20 20 123    
  H W Total 103 110 105 100 105 109 632 632  
  Overall Total           1338    
For the Birds                  
Wainwright Singles                
Jacob Johnson Post 1 23 24 24 24 24 25 144    
Brad Johnson Post 2 25 25 25 25 24 25 149    
Roger Goulet Post 3 20 22 23 23 23 22 133    
Doug Lee Post 4 23 24 24 24 22 23 140    
Gary Magnusson Post 5 18 22 22 22 22 20 126    
  S W Total 109 117 118 118 115 115 692 692  
  Handicap                
Jacob Johnson Post 1 23 21 25 23 24 21 137    
Brad Johnson Post 2 23 22 24 25 23 24 141    
Roger Goulet Post 3 20 16 21 21 20 18 116    
Doug Lee Post 4 21 18 23 20 21 18 121    
Gary Magnusson Post 5 18 19 21 19 20 20 117    
  H W Total 105 96 114 108 108 101 632 632  
  Overall Total           1324    
                     
Division B                  
Egc Quackers                
Edmonton Singles                
Roland Kee Post 1 22 22 23 23 21 21 132    
Dennis Chrystian  Post 2 21 15 25 21 21 22 125    
Graham Shell Post 3 17 19 20 20 23 24 123    
Keagan Gresty Post 4 24 23 24 23 24 24 142    
Randy Shantz Post 5 12 20 21 19 20 19 111    
  S W Total 96 99 113 106 109 110 633 633  
  Handicap                
Roland Kee Post 1 22 21 18 23 21 15 120    
Dennis Chrystian  Post 2 14 13 21 18 16 17 99    
Graham Shell Post 3 18 23 19 21 18 16 115    
Keagan Gresty Post 4 22 21 20 21 21 15 120    
Randy Shantz Post 5 17 20 14 18 16 7 92    
  Weekly Total 93 98 92 101 92 70 616 546  
  Overall Total           1249    
Fab Five                    
Calgary Singles                
Ed Wittemann Post 1 25 23 23 24 24 24 143    
Ron Jadusingh Post 2 24 24 21 23 24 22 138    
Hansen Carter Post 3 24 21 23 24 21 21 134    
Harvey Mann Post 4 23 25 25 23 23 23 142    
Gord Estabrook Post 5 24 22 25 22 21 20 134    
  S W Total 120 115 117 116 113 110 691 691  
  Handicap                
Ed Wittemann Post 1 23 21 19 21 22 17 123    
Ron Jadusingh Post 2 16 14 17 16 19 14 96    
Hansen Carter Post 3 15 17 20 18 18 18 106    
Harvey Mann Post 4 22 14 18 20 20 16 110    
Gord Estabrook Post 5 22 15 17 16 21 20 111    
  H W Total 98 81 91 91 100 85 546 546  
  Overall Total           1237    
Medicine Hat Team 2                
Medicine Hat Singles                
Jack Towes Post 1 22 25 24 24 24 19 138    
Aaron Oland Post 2 25 22 22 25 22 21 137    
Darrell Austin Post 3 23 24 23 23 25 25 143    
Richard Oaster Post 4 17 19 19 17 15 7 94    
Terry Friesz Post 5 23 25 24 24 24 23 143    
  S W Total 110 115 112 113 110 95 655 655  
  Handicap                
Jack Towes Post 1 19 22 18 23 24 13 119    
Aaron Oland Post 2 22 23 22 23 23 22 135    
Darrell Austin Post 3 24 20 19 21 23 20 127    
Richard Oaster Post 4 14 12 13 14 14 11 78    
Terry Friesz Post 5 18 23 17 23 22 17 120    
  H W Total 97 100 89   106 83 579 475  
  Overall Total           1234    
Dvine Whine                  
Peavine Metis Settlement Singles                
Jesse Smith Post 1 25 23 22 22 25 25 142    
Lynn Smith Post 2 21 24 22 24 24 23 138    
Justus Smith Post 3 21 21 22 24 23 22 133    
Chad Halderson Post 4 16 19 14 17 23 23 112    
Ashton Halderson Post 5 16 20 16 15 19 24 110    
  S W Total 99 107 96 102 114 117 635 635  
  Handicap                
Jesse Smith Post 1 23 21 24 17 22 23 130    
Lynn Smith Post 2 22 23 23 24 22 22 136    
Justus Smith Post 3 20 22 19 18 22 18 119    
Chad Halderson Post 4 19 20 19 19 19 19 115    
Ashton Halderson Post 5 16 18 7 21 15 17 94    
  H W Total 100 104 92 99 100 99 594 594  
  Overall Total           1229    
Phantom Hill                  
Milo Singles                
Lorne Umscheid Post 1 23 24 24 25 24 24 144    
Chris Bartsch Post 2 21 22 24 22 24 24 137    
Leigh Vooys Post 3 22 16 20 15 21 20 114    
Shaun Umscheid Post 4 21 21 16 22 18 22 120    
Keith Deitz Post 5 23 20 21 22 22 22 130    
  S W Total 110 103 105 106 109 112 645 645  
  Handicap                
Lorne Umscheid Post 1 21 22 22 19 24 23 131    
Chris Bartsch Post 2 17 18 17 14 13 18 97    
Leigh Vooys Post 3 14 16 20 13 15 19 97    
Shaun Umscheid Post 4 18 17 22 15 19 19 110    
Keith Deitz Post 5 19 20 21 14 14 16 104    
  H W Total 89 93 102 75 85 95 539 539  
  Overall Total           1184    
                     
Division C                  
Booster Roosters                  
Milo Singles                
Russel Heather Post 1 17 19 20 18 21 22 117    
Josh Olberholtzer Post 2 13 20 13 13 13 18 90    
Alex Weibe Post 3 20 20 22 20 21 22 125    
Travis Deitz Post 4 23 21 19 18 21 22 124    
Wes Deitz Post 5 18 19 23 20 20 21 121    
  S W Total 91 99 97 89 96 105 577 577  
  Handicap                
Russel Heather Post 1 21 21 19 14 18 19 112    
Josh Olberholtzer Post 2 14 17 18 16 16 18 99    
Alex Weibe Post 3 20 20 19 24 23 23 129    
Travis Deitz Post 4 20 18 19 16 19 19 111    
Wes Deitz Post 5 22 20 19 20 13 19 113    
  H W Total 97 96 94 90 89 98 564 564  
  Overall Total           1141    
Stettler Beauties                  
Stettler Singles                
Kyle McNally Post 1 23 22 21 21 22 20 129    
Ross Brown Post 2 18 13 22 24 24 25 126    
Ed Spruit Post 3 23 21 22 23 20 22 131    
Mike Jackson Post 4 22 20 22 19 17 16 116    
Ken Ried Post 5 20 21 24 24 24 23 136    
  S W Total 106 97 111 111 107 106 638 638  
  Handicap                
Kyle McNally Post 1 21 21 18 21 18 16 115    
Ross Brown Post 2 14 13 19 17 21 22 106    
Ed Spruit Post 3 15 15 13 15 13 17 88    
Mike Jackson Post 4 14 16 13 11 17 10 81    
Ken Ried Post 5 21 21 17 17 18 16 110    
  H W Total 85 86 80 81 87 81 500 500  
  Overall Total           1138    
Medicine Hat Team 4                
Medicine Hat Singles                
Jason Wogrinc Post 1 18 18 19 18 17 19 109    
Jim Johnson Post 2 16 17 21 22 20 20 116    
Tony Johnson Post 3 21 20 22 23 23 23 132    
Rob Berger Post 4 23 15 20 23 22 22 125    
Ivan Hausaur Post 5 19 17 21 23 16 18 114    
  S W Total 97 87 103 109 98 102 596 596  
  Handicap                
Jason Wogrinc Post 1 20 22 21 21 19 15 118    
Jim Johnson Post 2 17 18 17 20 20 20 112    
Tony Johnson Post 3 19 20 17 11 21 22 110    
Rob Berger Post 4 15 21 15 13 18 18 100    
Ivan Hausaur Post 5 12 16 16 18 10 16 88    
  H W Total 83 97 86 83 88 91 528 528  
  Overall Total           1124    
Medicine Hat Team 3                
Medicine Hat Singles                
Tim Scory Post 1 21 21 22 21 19 19 123    
John Taylor Post 2 7 19 14 15 14 13 82    
Steve Bessy Post 3 21 0 24 22 19 21 107    
James Klassen Post 4 22 22 22 24 23 23 136    
Jim Behrman Post 5 23 24 22 21 23 23 136    
  S W Total 94 86 104 103 98 99 584 584  
  Handicap                
Tim Scory Post 1 19 19 21 17 17 18 111    
John Taylor Post 2 16 13 13 15 5 12 74    
Steve Bessy Post 3 18 15 12 17 14 15 91    
James Klassen Post 4 20 22 21 23 19 19 124    
Jim Behrman Post 5 20 17 21 23 22 17 120    
  H W Total 93 86 88 95 77 81 520 520  
  Overall Total           1104    
                     
Division D                  
Castor Raiders                  
Castor  Singles                
Doug hays Post 1 9 14 12 11 15 19 80    
Kathy Oram Post 2 13 14 15 23 15 20 100    
Don Chekel Post 3 20 22 17 23 18 23 123    
Royce Bull Post 4 14 19 23 17 22 22 117    
Andrew Boxma Post 5 24 24 20 23 21 24 136    
  S W Total 80 93 87 97 91 108 556 556  
  Handicap                
Dough Hays Post 1 18 13 11 11 15 22 90    
Kathy Oram Post 2 17 12 18 12 15 17 91    
Don Chekel Post 3 23 18 19 22 22 22 126    
Royce Bull Post 4 12 19 21 21 24 22 119    
Andrew Boxma Post 5 20 22 21 21 20 23 127    
  H W Total 90 84 90 87 96 106 553 553  
  Overall Total           1109    
Smokin Clays                  
Milo Singles                
Neil Deitz Post 1 20 20 18 21 25 23 127    
Peter Wyatt Post 2 14 16 21 21 19 20 111    
Ken Fetkenher Post 3 19 14 13 15 20 20 101    
Garret Hagg Post 4 17 19 22 11 15 21 105    
Randy Fedorak Post 5 21 14 20 12 16 18 101    
  S W Total 91 83 94 80 95 102 545 545  
  Handicap                
Neil Deitz Post 1 19 16 16 14 19 18 102    
Peter Wyatt Post 2 12 16 17 17 18 18 98    
Ken Fetkenher Post 3 14 20 16 13 17 15 95    
Garret Hagg Post 4 15 20 23 13 11 21 103    
Randy Fedorak Post 5 17 18 18 16 15 19 103    
  H W Total 77 90 90 73 80 91 501 501  
  Overall Total           1046    
Clay Crushers                  
Milo Singles                
Byron Thompson Post 1 18 17 17 21 19 21 113    
Kole Umscheid Post 2 9 21 23 17 17 20 107    
Kevin Umscheid Post 3 17 16 19 8 9 16 85    
Doug Headrick Post 4 15 20 19 15 15 17 101    
Will Green Post 5 12 16 20 24 16 21 109    
  S W Total 71 90 98 85 76 95 515 515  
  Handicap                
Byron Thompson Post 1 18 15 17 16 19 18 103    
Kole Umscheid Post 2 13 17 19 18 18 18 103    
Kevin Umscheid Post 3 14 14 13 15 12 14 82    
Doug Headrick Post 4 16 18 18 17 17 17 103    
Will Green Post 5 11 15 16 21 20 19 102    
  H W Total 72 79 83 87 86 86 493 493  
  Overall Total           1008    
Windy Wackers                  
Location Singles                
Sophie Rock Post 1 11 15 7 5 4 12 54    
Dale Rock Post 2 21 24 22 23 17 24 131    
Larry Blasko Post 3 16 23 22 9 14 19 103    
Peter Burt Post 4 22 21 24 15 15 12 109    
Gary Koenig Post 5 24 18 24 20 24 24 134    
  S W Total 94 101 99 72 74 91 531 531  
  Handicap                
Sophie Rock Post 1 9 6 4 3 10 7 39    
Dale Rock Post 2 18 22 21 17 21 21 120    
Larry Blasko Post 3 8 12 16 11 16 15 78    
Peter Burt Post 4 18 23 24 14 11 15 105    
Gary Koenig Post 5 17 20 25 24 24 20 130    
  H W Total 70 83 90 69 82 78 472 472  
  Overall Total           1003    

APTA LEAGUE

  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 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.
  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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