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Grand American???

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by tuscarora 99, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. tuscarora 99

    tuscarora 99 TS Member

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    Hi,
    I was wondering what the minimum ammount of targets you have to shoot during a target year, to not be penalized when shooting a big shoot. these would be like zone shoots, state shoots, and the grand american
     
  2. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Well-Known Member

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    tuscarora 99 the State and Zone Shoots set their own minimums and are usually published in the Shoot Program some post their program on their website some don't .

    The Grand American requirements are in the ATA rulebook at the Website Address above. The are listed as "A. Grand American Qualification. . . . . . .Page 39


    "A. GRAND AMERICAN QUALIFICATION
    No participant shall be classified to shoot Handicap events at less
    than 25.0 yards unless he/she has a minimum of 1000 registered
    ATA Handicap targets in the current year. The 1000 Handicap targets
    must have been registered since September 1 of the previous year
    and not later than the day preceding the first regular day of the Grand
    American World Trapshooting Championships of the current year.
    However, participants who fail to meet Grand American Handicap
    qualification as described above shall have the choice of shooting
    penalty yardage as described above, or shooting targets only from
    their assigned yardage provided they waive and forfeit all rights to
    trophies, options, purses, added money or any other prize. Handicap
    target requirements are waived for Sr. Veterans, making them eligible
    for trophies and monies.


    Shooters who do not have a total of 1000 16 yard targets in the current
    year will be advanced at least two (2) classes or more at the discretion
    of the Handicap Committee. Shooters without an established average
    shall be placed in class B or higher at the discretion of the Handicap
    Committee. The 1000 targets must have been registered since
    September 1 of the previous year and not later than the day preceding
    the first regular day of the Grand American World Trapshooting
    Championships of the current year.


    Shooters who do not have a total of 1000 doubles targets in the current
    year will be advanced at least two (2) classes or more at the discretion
    of the Handicap Committee. Shooters without an established average
    shall be placed in class B or higher at the discretion of the Handicap
    Committee. The 1000 targets must have been registered since
    September 1 of the previous year and not later than the day preceding
    the first regular day of the Grand American World Trapshooting
    Championships of the current year."

    I don't know if you are new or not but this year there are a different set of rules because of a target change and rechange the target year is shortened . So for the next Grand(2009)all targets shot between the 2008 and the 2009 Grands will count toward the 2009 grand. I hope this helps and as far as States and Zones are concerned if you pay attention to what is happening around you you will make enough friends that all of that information will become available to you in time.

    Bob Lawless
     
  3. tuscarora 99

    tuscarora 99 TS Member

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    Thankyou very much Bob. That was about as helpful that it could have gotten. Thankyou again.
     
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