As summer slowly slips away, we are gearing up for some busy months. In October, we have 3 weekends of shooting for you, November has our Turkey shoots plus the Black Friday Shoot against Oxford, and we finish the year in December with our Ham shoot.
The Club is also busy on Tuesday nights as we begin shooting under the lights. We have Green Bird games as always and we are adding a mix to our prizes: either a meat prize or a round of practice.
Remember; there are 2 winners per every Green Bird game (with 5 shooters), the high gun and the shooter who breaks the green bird.
Congratulations are in order:
This year at the ATA Grand American in Sparta, Il, long-time member John Pettibone took home 3 trophies: two Class A trophies and his Yardage group Champion:
Event 1 Hodgdon Singles Score: 100 Trophy: Class A Runner-up
Event 7 Sterling Cut Glass Singles Score: 100 Trophy: Class A Third
Event 8 Gibson-Ricketts Handicap Score: 98 Trophy: (21.0 – 22.5) Champion
At the 2014 Westy Hogans in Elysberg, Pa, Club member Greg Presson broke his first 200 straight in competition. Greg was the only PA resident to accomplish this feat this year and was awarded Runner-Up.
If you see John or Greg, congratulate them both on their impressive achievements.
Learn to Shoot Doubles with new Board Member Jeff Graupp —
Jeff Graupp will be instructing next Sunday, September 21, anyone wishing to learn how to shoot doubles. We will hold this session at 11:00 am. Students will cover targets at their normal rate ($10 for 50 targets). Jeff is a former Doubles State Champion and you will be breaking more targets than before with Jeff’s tutelage.
October is for Trap Shooting:
The first weekend in October, we will be holding our final ATA 100’s of the 2014 calendar year. Singles, Handicaps and Doubles will be available. Come out to get your 2015 target year going strong before the winter sets in. October 5th @ 11:00 am
National Trap Shooting Day and the William Baldwin Memorial – October 12 @ 11:00 am
The second weekend in October, we host the William Baldwin Memorial 50 Bird Shoot. This is a fun shoot where the high gun and runner-up each take home a cash prize. All entries are added into the Lewis Class. The Shoot costs $15 for 50 single targets at the 16-yard line. As part of National Trapshooting Day, all shooters at the club will receive an ATA pin (until they run out). In addition, shooter may elect to shoot the William baldwin Memorial as an ATA Big 50. Presquading will be available shortly – watch for the announcement.
Club Championship – October 19th
This is the big shoot for the year. The club championship is open to all shooters. 2 events with over 24 trophies and door prizes. This is a full day event and includes a catered lunch. Please save the date on your calendar as all shooters are encouraged to partake in this great club event. Shoot details and presquading coming soon.
Looking for Volunteers:
Your club is looking for volunteers to help out at the above mentioned events and other activities around the club. Sign up sheets will be placed at the club shortly requesting your time and skills. At the Club Championship on Oct. 19th, we can use volunteers to help sign up and register shooters, score a few rounds, load traps, organize squads on deck, assist with the kitchen, and provide range safety. You can choose to help before or after you shoot. Please talk with any Board member for details, and…. watch for the sign-up sheets!
Thanks to all.