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Nov 19/2020

Message from the APTA President

 Hi Everyone

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe during this crazy time. Just a quick summary of the 2020 Fall Annual Meeting. First off, we voted on Rob Docherty going into the Hall of Fame and it was unanimously decided that the nomination be approved. Congratulations Doc!

There was a lengthy discussion on different recommendations for the Provincial trophy package. It was resolved that there would be no changes to the trophy package for 2021. The three club requirement for the All Stars Team will remain the same but it will not apply to the High catagory awards. We are going to try a New Shooter Mentorship program. An experienced shooter will help a new shooter through there first registered shoot. For example, guide them through the entry process, explain the squad board and banking system, and maybe even squad with them for their first event. Anyone interested in joining can let Jesse Smith know. There will be a contract between the APTA and the Host Provincial Club on expectations, requirements going forward. Regarding alternate sources of funding, there will be another gun raffle this year. The tickets are now printed and ready for sale.

Stay safe and healthy,

Brad Johnson, President of the APTA

 

November 8/2020

Sad to announce the passing of Robert Brumwell on November 7th. Bert was a huge supporter of trap shooting in Alberta and will be deeply missed. Our condolences goes out to Heather and the family.

October 19/2020

The Year 2020 All Stars are now posted. Congratulations to Jacob Johnson on making the top five and earning a ring, and congratulations to the two new first time All Stars Rod Smith and Jason Weaver.

October 11/2020

Congratulations to Art Peyton and Bert Brumwell on making the 2020 All American Team. Art Peyton 2nd team 827 points team Bert Brumwell 1037 in chair. It was difficult to make the All American team this year as Alberta shooters could not attend State shoots to gain more points. Good shooting guys.

September 23/2020

The APTA would like to express its deepest condolences to Rod and Michelle Smith on the loss of their daughter. Kelsi Smith passed away on September 23 after a long battle with cancer. Kelsi was nineteen years old.

 

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Sorry for slow update on the spring grand but our data entry person is extremely green at this.   In the pre spring grand Art Peyton started by running the first 300 singles and winning HOA vet with a 1243 average of 95.61.  Rod hymas in event 14 won the handicap for 22-24 yards with 96.  The week of the Spring Grand started with event 15  singles where a 99 would have tied you for 126. Event 16 Handicap Colin Crumb  shot 97 to win Vet.  Event 17  Doubles  Garry Hill had 99 and lost the carry over for AA. Event 21 Doubles championship Bert Brumwell had 86 to win the chair. Event 22 handicap Garry hill won Vet with 95. Event 23 Singles championship Lorne Umscheid was runner up in A singles with a 197 and winning the shoot off with Stan baker from the videos Hunt the Rackett.   Event 24 championship handicap Larry Ivany shot a 97 but lost the runner up vet in a shoot off.  High  Albertan was Art Peyton with 1032. High  Canadain was Rod Boll with 1042 and finishing tied for 31st.  22 albertans attended.   

May 24/2020

Wonderful shoot this weekend at Medicine Hat. Total of 24 shooters. The weather was perfect on Sunday. Congratulations to Dave Shiers of Edmonton with the winning score of 549. Close second was Jason Weaver of Edson with 548. Medicine Hat club was very thankful to all those who came out to support their club. For full results of the shoot click on Shoot Calendar and Results at the top of the web page. then click on More Info and Results beside Rattler Classic.

JUNE 15/2020

Congratulations to Castor Gun Club on putting on the largest shoot this shooting year with 44 total registered shooters. Jason Weaver won the HOA for his second tournament win this year with a 454/500 for all scores look under shoot results.

July 6 2020

Great tournament this weekend in Calgary.the weather cooperated. the young staff had to do a lot of extra work moving the mics for the handicap but did it all with enthusiasm and a smile. There were three first time accomplishments to note. Jacob Johnson won his first HOA, beating a strong field of shooters that included many hall of famers and provincial champions. 958/1000. Brady Mappin and Jared Johnson both got their first ATA 25 straight badges in singles and Shawn McNeil put it all together for the HAA with a 390. Art Payton, this years Hall of Fame inductee finished second in both the HOA and the HAA, 384/400 and 947/1000 respectively.

July 12/2020

Congratulations Art Peyton for winning the HOA in High Prairie with a 567/600 narrowly beating Dave Shiers's 566/600 for more results check the shoot calendar.

 July 20/2020

Excellent results this weekend in Calgary's Western Zones Shoot. Alberta took 11 trophies in this shoot. More than anyone could remember in recent years. Minimum number of people in an event was 402 which was Event 3 Doubles and up to 597 in Event 4 singles. Great job by the Calgary Firearms Center staff on getting great targets for the shooters to shoot. Here are your winners In Event 2 handicap Lynn Smith lady 1 scored 94. Sr vet championship Ron McConnell scored 97, Art Peyton 4th overall scored 96. Event 3 doubles Lady 1 Lynn Smith scored 88, Lady 2 Diane Peyton scored 94, Sub Vet Shawn McNeil scored 97. Event 5 Doubles Shawn McNeil scored 98. HAA Shawn McNeil scored 391. HOA Shawn McNeil scored 682, Lady 1 Lynn Smith scored 646, Vet Art Peyton scored 680. Alberta has had 8 tournaments in this shooting season and has seven different champions. Congratulations to Shawn McNeil on this weekends win with an amazing score of 1071/1100. Edmonton's Provincials starts Wednesday at 12:30 Doubles Marathon, and Thursday starts at 10:00. Friday Saturday and Sunday start at 9:00.

July 27/2020

WOW! What a Provincials, nice to see some first time provincial shooters. Some impressive streaks ended and some APTA history making feats were accomplished. Brad Johnson's 93 in the handicap gave him the HOA and handicap title. This completed the APTA grand slam (SIngles, Doubles, Handicap, and HAA in any  year)  and add the HOA title on that and only four other Alberta shooters have accomplished it since 1959) (Ron McConnell 1993 Allan Day 1997 Neil Burbidge 2001 Larry Ivany 2014) Brad's three year singles reign, a streak that saw him miss only three targets out of 600 ended when Shawn McNeil's second half 100 straight in the gusting wind gave him a 198. Shawn McNeil's four year reign atop the HOA board was ended by Brad's first HOA title 939/1000. The HAA title went to Shawn McNeil 378/400 and a strong showing 370/400 by Ian Tilley gave him runner up in HAA. Lynn Smith and Niklas Tebbs both retained their titles in Lady 1 and Junior and this years Hall of Fame inductee Art Peyton claimed the Doubles title with a 97/100

Next tournament up is July 31 in Olds starting at noon.

July 29/2020

A reminder All Star criteria is 1000 singles, 1000 handicap, 800 doubles and must shoot in three different clubs in Alberta.

August 3/2020

Fun weekend in Olds, good targets, affordably priced and some great scores coming out of the weekend. thank you to all there volunteers that made the weekend enjoyable,  Shawn McNeil, attending his third different club of the year won his second tournament 573/600-95.5 average. Allen Day recorded a 97 in the handicap for a bump back to the 26 yard line. Brad Johnson won the combined doubles with a 193, 96.5 average. Ken Kupsch averaged 95.5 on two rounds of handicap. 25 shooters attended the warm weekend. for full result see the Olds results section on the calendar.

August 10/20200

A windy weekend in Edmonton. It was nice to see four women competing in the City Championship and winning two of the six events outright. Carmen Tebbs won the Sunday handicap with an 84 and Lynn Smith won Sunday singles with a 97 Lynn's 529/600 was also runner up to Niklas Tebbs, who won the HOA title with a 530/600.

August 17/2020

Impressive numbers and weather at the Mad Hatter this weekend in Medicine Hat. Jacob Johnson won his second HOA with 569. Lorne Umisched had 99 on 2nd day Handicap. Bob Gruszecki posted 98 in doubles and four 99's were posted in singles, 2 for Art Peyton, one by Jacob Johnson and one by Gavin Roen. It was the best attended shoot in years with 38 different shooters. The Medicine Hat Gun Club would like to thank those that came from great distances as far away as Cranbrook B.C. and Estevan Saskatchewan to make the shoot a success. full details available on shoot results.

August 24/2020

An old saying comes to mind when describing this weekend's Rose Bowl. The cream rises to the top. Art Peyton and Shawn McNeil lead from the beginning to end. and the last event decided this Rose Bowl's champion. Shawn McNeil, 96 in the handicap gave him a two bird victory over Art Peyton who shot a 92. Shawn's third tournament win is the most in Alberta this season. His score was 388/400. Jason Weaver, Ron McConnell and Lynn Smith all had 100 straights in singles. The weather was great and the staff as usual were top notch.

4:00 start in WainWright, the last shoot of the year will give Jacob Johnson, Jason Weaver and Dave Shire a chance to tie Shawn McNeil's three tournament wins.

August 30/2020

53 people attended the Wainright Summers End Shoot,other than Provincials, this makes it the best attended shoot in Alberta. Great job by the Johnson family and the Wainright trap club volunteers to make this a special event. Special thanks to Rowan sports from Stettler Alberta for donating lunch both days. Congradulations to Brady Mappin and Ken Read on achieving there first ATA twenty five straights. In very windy conditions, Art Peyton won the HOA with a 352/400, narrowly beating Rodney Smith by two birds. Jason Weaver won the singles championship with a 94 in a shoot off with Art Peyton and Doug Lee. Rodney Smith won the handicap with a 174/200 and Larry Ivany won doubles with a 94 in shoot off with Jesse Smith and Ron Mcconnell and On a fun note; team Caesar Guerinis three man team defeated team Perazzi in a gentleman's side bet on high singles. This concludes the 2020 shoot year and Sept 5th and 6th in Edmonton will start the new 2021 shoot season

September 6/2020

Jesse Smith competed in the BC PITA provincial winning a preliminary handicap getting a yard with a 95 and with 52 entries that pushed him back to the 26 1/2 and on final day shot a 90 good enough to  tie for second and with 53 entries gave him a half yard to move him back to the 27. Jesse was sure that his good friend Ron Crockford was looking down from above and saying its about time. He also scored well enough to win the hoa title with 763/800  Kevin Hamel won the out of province Singles with 198

September 6/2020

Edmonton had 23 entries. Dave Shier picked up a yard in the handicap with a 94 and 87. The APTA would like to welcome Tyson and Robin Bourassa, two new shooters who attended their first trap event. Darin Schiller attending only his second shoot got his first 25 straight, congratulations. Dave Shier took top honors with 554/600.

September 13/2020

It was cold and windy in Athabasca but 31 people braved the weather and competed on the newly formed cement pads.  Rod Smith  won his first tournament with a 568/600   a 94,7 average great shooting Rod. He also won a doubles event with a 94 and both cap events with a 96 and 94. Moving him back to the 25 yard line. His 96 victory was not without a hard fought shoot off  with Justus Smith, taking 100 birds to decide. 23-23-23-24 for Rod and 23-23-23-23 for Justus Smith. The last round being shot from the 27 yard yard line. Darin Schiller in his third shoot had 92 in singles to win C class. The APTA would  like to congratulate Sam Basarb on competing in his first ATA shoot and shooting all six hundred targets. Athabasca Trap Club would like to thank all the competitors and a special thanks to Doug Leong and Lorne Unscheild who traveled from the Medicine Hat area. Full details in shoot results.

September 19/2020

Some rare events during the Castor National Trap Day shoot. No wind and Brad Johnson shot the 4th ever 100 straight in singles. he now has 2 at the club, the other two where shot by Ron CrockFord and Trevor Dower this is no small feat, they have held shoots for 32 years. Johnson was on quite a role, shooting 95 in doubles, and winning HOA with a 282/300.  Larry Ivany making his first trip to castor was nice to see. Castor would like to thank everyone that came to support their club.

I would like to apologize to Rod Hymas for forgetting to congratulate him on his first hundred straight in singles at the Art Salt memorial in Vernon.  As I am told the hands were a little sweaty and the knees a bit weak but Rod is kind of use to this from his dragster racing days, good shooting Rod.

September 20/2020

Calgary National Trap Shooting day saw 22 shooters competing in near perfect conditions.  Dave Sheirs shot a perfect 100 straight in the singles event and went on to win the hoa with 279/300. Handicap was won by Daniel Lausen in a shoot off with Lynn Smith 24/23. ATA would like to welcome two first time shooters, Dale Davis and Barry Johnson. It is good to see new shooters out there having fun. Dale Davis even had a go at doubles which was nice to see.

September 23/2020

The APTA would like to express its deepest condolences to Rod and Michelle Smith on the loss of their daughter. Kelsi Smith passed away on September 23 after a long battle with cancer. Kelsi was nineteen years old.

October 11/2020

Congratulations to Art Peyton and Bert Brumwell on making the 2020 All American Team. Art Peyton 2nd team 827 points team Bert Brumwell 1037 in chair. It was difficult to make the All American team this year as Alberta shooters could not attend State shoots to gain more points. Good shooting guys.

October 19/2020

The Year 2020 All Stars are now posted. Congratulations to Jacob Johnson on making the top five and earning a ring, and congratulations to the two new first time All Stars Rod Smith and Jason Weaver.

 



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