The North Okanagan Trap & Skeet Club annual Labour Day Classic featured seven huge shooting milestones.
Hugh McWhirter of Vernon, Bob Blackburn of Smithers and Ted Friesen of Vancouver all shot their 100,000th registered PITA (Pacific International Trapshooting Association) target, while Bruce Davies of Vernon nailed his 200,000th target.
Ed Horth of Prince George hit his 150,000th target, and Les Madsen of Kelowna and Jerry Broten of Langley each shot their 300,000th registered target.
“That is one of the largest milestone events we have had at our club,” said longtime director Lisa Salt. “The shoot went well. We had just under 100 traphooters and their families from all over B.C., Alberta and some from Washington, plus Daro Handy, a trapshooting guru from Oregon who came up to enjoy the Okanagan Valley as well as do some trapshooting lessons before the shoot.”
Trophy results as follows:
Blackburn Excavating Singles (71 entries):
AA class: Bernie Reynolds 100. A class: Herk Sorsdal 99, Grant Dolson 99 (winner of carryover), Jim Forbes 99. B class: Don Zeller 94. D class: Randal Cooke 93 (by forfeit), David Wallace 93, Paul Irette 93.
National Bank Financial Handicap (70 entries): Short yard: Guy Anderson (Vernon) 93, Mike Casarin 93 (winner of carryover). Long yard: Jim Forbes 96.
Salt Fowler Re/Max Doubles (62 entries):
AA class: Kelly McQuarrie 96, Les Lamerton 96 (Vernon) winner of carryover. A class: Ron Stubbings 97 (winner of carryover), Ron Crockford 97. B class: Gord Fowler (Vernon) 93. C class: Dave Hesketh 95. D class: Ed Brown 90.
Miller Medalist Handicap (83 entries): Champion: Dave Jeffrey 95. Short yard: Bob Hardstaff (Vernon, rookie, first win) 94. Long yard: Grant Dolson 95.
Cowboys Choice Singles Championship (81 entries):
Champion: Dolson 200/200. AA class: Stubbings 198/200. A class: Mario Domenis 195/200, Hesketh 195/200, winner of shoot-off. B class: Al Fadden 196/200. C class: Ed Horth 188/200. D class: David Wallace 182/200. High Lady: Salt (Vernon) 190/200. High Vet: Bernie Reynolds 198/200. High Senior Vet: Clare Hebron 196/200. High Elder: Don Haaheim (Vernon, by forfeit) 195/200, Marvin Sims 195/200.
Cliff Kane Doubles Championship (73 entries, sponsored by Bruce & Terry Davies): Champion: Stubbings 98. AA class: McQuarrie 98 (winner of shoot-off), Lamerton 98. A class: Gurjit Gakhal 97. B class: Haaheim 94, Rob Docharty 94 (winner of shoot-off). C class: Al Carlson 95. D class: Lirette 88. High Lady: Salt 92. High Vet: Robert Walker 96. High Senior Vet: Jerry Broten 95. High Elder: Sims 95.
Mike Rosman RV Handicap Championship (81 entries);
Champion: Jeffrey 97. Short Yard: Carlson 95 (winner of shoot-off), Keith McLachlan (Vernon) 95. Long yard: Walker 96. High Lady: Salt 93. High Vet: Barry Driemel (Armstrong) 93. High Senior Vet: Daro Handy 95. High Elder: Sims 90.
High Overall – events 1-8: Stubbings 763/800.
High All Around – events 4,6,7,8: Winner: Dolson 387/400. High Lady: Salt 375/400. High Vet: Walker 384/400 (by forfeit). High Senior Vet: Handy 379/400. High Elder: Sims 380/400.
HOA Pins: HOA: Stubbings 763/800. AA class: Jeffrey 762/800. A class: Dolson 754/800. B class: Jerry Broten 739/800. C class: Stephen Ikesaka 709/800. D class: Lirette 705/800.