This year's shoot was held at
St. John's Rod and Gun Club near St. John's,
Atlantic Provinces (AP) Trapshooting Championships
returned to Canada’s eastern most province September
2-4, hosted by the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club. In
attendance were regular AP competitors from
Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and New
Brunswick. In addition the club played host to
shooters from Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec.
Attendance was up as much as 30% in the Doubles
events and 10% on average for the Singles and
Handicap events. Shooters experienced typical
challenging East Coast Targets, the weather
cooperated with relatively mild wind and cool
temperatures, the rain managed to stay away for the
dominated the 2016 Championships claiming top honors
in all Singles and Doubles events and placed 6th
in AP Handicap. Coldwell also claimed the HOA and
shooting his new Caesar Guerini Summit combo,
captured the AP Handicap Championship and earned a 1
yard punch. Tying Nickerson for top handicap honors
was Russ Brown and John Bellows who claimed Runner
Up and 3rd place respectively as
determined by shootoffs.
claimed the Preliminary Handicap Championships
earning a 1/2 yard punch.
captured the AP Singles Runner Up outright and AP
Doubles Runner Up after a shoot off with Aubrey
Spinney who was last year’s Doubles Runner Up.
Trapshooting Association President Dwight Smith and
fellow Saskatchewan resident and ATA Delegate Rod
Boll dominated the 2 Man Team races and won the Open
Singles and Doubles Champ awards.
Smith also took the
High All Around Open title while Boll captured the
High Overall Open title
shooter Wayne Ehgoetz captured the preliminary
Handicap Runnerup award and Open Handicap honors
with the high score in the AP Handicap Championship.
Residents” members Dwight Smith (SK), Rod Boll
(SK), Richard Bootsveld (ON), Tiger Williams (SK)
and Godefroy Cardinal (QU) took the 5 Man Team
dominated the Lady I category in all events while
Reynold D’Entremont dominated the Sub Veteran
shooters Derm Molloy and Paul Bailey competed for
Senior Veteran honors in Singles and Handicap with
“Old Man Bailey” claiming this year’s honors.
Bob Mercer returned
after an 18 year absence from competitive ATA
shooting to claim the Senior Veteran award in the AP
and Kevin Healey both shot their first 25 straight
in ATA competition.
APTA Business Meeting Highlights:
ATA Delegate, CTA
Delegate and APTA President - Andrea Bassan
VP - Troy Coldwell
Delegate - Vacant
Secretary / Treasurer - Doug