|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 21,22||Edmonton||Memorial Shoot|
|May 27,28,29||Medicine Hat||Rattler Classic|
|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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The fall grand is over in Tucson and some Albertans did really well. James Thomson was high for Alberta in the HOA with an 1134 averageing 94.5 and finishing third in one of the handicaps with a 97 which bumped him back to the 27 again. Brad Johnson and garry hill each had a 100 straight in singles events. Once Art Peyton arrived he shot very well a 199 in championship single and a 392 in the HAA which was top for Vet.
This really isnt news but I did find it interesting. I asked a friend to pick ten, of the best of all time Alberta trap shooters. His answer was based on provincial titles only. My list was broader and included Canadian titles and yearly averages, the importance of that can be argued and discussed forever.
Provincials is where we all shoot the same basic conditions and all things are pretty much equal, which is fair enough. It got me thinking who has the most provincial titles. So i looked. We both had Neil Burbidge at the top of our list and with 28 titles, 14 of them HOAs, there is no disputes, he is the bull. Allan Day has the next most with 13 and with a 399 in the HAA he is a solid top 5. Larry Ivany (also has a 399 HAA title) , Allan Radaway, Vera Holdsworth and Susan Nattress all have 12. Allan Radaway with 12 titles is the king of doubles, with 7 he has 3 more than the next closest guy, he is another solid top 5. Two gentleman who have a accumulated a lot of hardware the last few years are Shawn Mcniel and Brad Johnson they each have 9 titles and will probably win more over the next few years. Shane Whynot, Floyd Nattress from the early years It all makes for a fun a discsussion as to who belongs on the list.
The 600 bird event in Athabasca saw some high scores. Ken Kupsch took top honors with a 559 narrowly beating Art Peytons 557. Lynn Smith won the singles both days. Her first day 97 was followed with 100 straight on Sunday only a handful of shooters have received that pin and she is the first lady to do so. Rodney Smith shot a 95 in Sundays handicap to win and move himself back to the 27. 21 shooters took part in the competition
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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