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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 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 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

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

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2020 at a Glance
Sep 6,7,8 Medicine Hat Fall Classic ATA Shoot
Sep 14,15 Athabasca Athabasca
Feb 17 to 23 Tucson, AZ 44th Spring Grand
May 2,3 Edmonton Spring Shoot (CANCELLED)
May 9,10 Calgary Holdsworth-Nattrass (CANCELLED)
May 22,23,24 Medicine Hat Rattler Classic
May 30,31 Edmonton Memorial Shoot (CANCELLED)
Jun 1 to 7 Vernal, UT 32nd Western Grand
Jun 5,6,7 Calgary Fuller-Manning
Jun 12,13,14 Castor Trophy Shoot
Jun 20,21 Athabasca Andy Wood Memorial (CANCELLED)
Jun 24,25,26,27,28 Edmonton 65th Canadian Championships CANCELLED
Jul 1,2,3,4,5 Calgary Stampede Grand PROCEEDING AS PLANNED
Jul 8,9,10,11,12 Helena, MT 126th Montana State
Jul 9,10,11,12 Swift Current Saskatchewan Provincals
Jul 10,11,12 High Prairie Northern Lights Shoot
Jul 15,16,17,18,19 Calgary Western Zone
Jul 22,23,24,25,26 Edmonton 70th Alberta Provincials PROCEEDING AS PLANNED
Jul 31 to Aug 2 Olds RR Brown Memorial
Aug 5 to 15 Sparta, IL 121st Grand American
Aug 8,9 Edmonton City Championships
Aug 14,15,16 Medicine Hat The Mad Hatter
Aug 21,22,23 Calgary Rose Bowl
Aug 28,29,30 Wainwright Summer's End
===== 2021 Shoot Year =====
Sep 5,6 Edmonton Golf Leaf Shoot
Sep 12,13 Athabasca Ellis Crumb Memorial
Sep 19 Castor National Trap Day
Sep 20 Calgary National Trap Day
Nov 4 to 15 Tucson, AZ 17th Autumn Grand
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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


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Thanks to Heather and Burt Brumwell and Leanne and Bill Martin for there matching five thousand dollars donations.

Thanks to Bayer who generously donated dinner at our provincial shoot.

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