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ideas for leagues

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Chris_H, Aug 4, 2009.

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  1. Chris_H

    Chris_H Member

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    Looking for ideas for a winter league. We already have a calcutta program but looking for something to have on opposite saturdays.

    -Chris-
     
  2. Browning Boy

    Browning Boy Member

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    Do you want to shoot all 3 programs or are you looking for something simple. Our winter leagues are usally 50 singles, 25 handicaps and 30 doubles for a total of 105 targets. We run lewis' on singles and handicaps. Handicap yardage is either your ATA yardage or if not a member whatever yardage the club assigns. The other league we run is a 50 target league. 25 singles, 25 handicaps. High gun in the handicaps must move back 1 yard. We normaly start at 21 yards and leagues usally run 12 weeks with best of 10 weeks for final score.



    George Ware
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    We are going to try a 'traveling league' this winter with two other small town clubs. The idea is to have a shoot at each of the three clubs with daily individual lewis class payouts and a running lewis that will payout at the final shoot. There will also be a dinner following the final shoot.

    The format of the shooting will be 50 singles, 50 HC yardage based on singles results and all targets will be wobble. What we are after is lots of fun, nothing serious/registered. What better way to escape cabin fever than hitting the road with a bunch of buddies and shooting a few boxes of shells. If the weather sucks, so what laugh it off and get out there and make the best of it.
     
  4. Bucko43

    Bucko43 Well-Known Member

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    I shoot out here in Kalifornia (San Diego area) and we have a Wednesday night trap league that has been going strong since 2003. We have a trap committee that gets together and squads the shooters on their squads by their level of shooting proficiency and the teams compete against each other for 7 weeks.

    We change the league format each league, and sometimes we shoot wobble from the 16 yard line and then a team average for the handicap. The next league we might shoot a 16 yard straight trap and then make everyone shoot their handicap from the 25 yard line. Or we might have a progressive handicap thrown in there as well.

    We charge just enough to cover the cost of the birds and a little left over for buying prizes for the winning top gun and the winning team. You know, T-shirts or ball caps or sometimes trophies. We have 8 squads running in our current league, and it takes about 3 to 3 1/2 hours to get through all the squads.

    Another thing we do once each quarter (every three months) is hold an Interclub shoot, where 5 or 6 clubs will compete against each other for the day and everyone shoots 50 birds from the 16 and then 50 birds from their repsective handicap (depending on how they did on their 16). The top gun men, women and kids will get trophies. It's great fun.

    Kevin
     
  5. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    We have 5-person teams (you can have two subs in case someone on your primary team isn't available.) You're competing as a team, not as an individual.

    Each league night, the team shoots one round from the 16-yard line. The team's 16-yard score is totaled, then divided by 5. Then 2 is added to that number.

    The team's second round is shot from handicap, based on that formula (if the team total score added up to 114, divide by 5, that's 22.8, add 2, that's 24.8, round up to 25, so the 25-yard-line is where the team would shoot from for the second round.) Minimum yardage for the handicap round is 20 yards.

    We shoot for 8 weeks, then do a banquet the last night, and a lewis class style payout.

    Offical, detailed rules are on our website.
     
  6. Bernie K

    Bernie K Member

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    Why not try something differant? If your machine can throw wobble targets it's a fun game that gives you the pratice for all kinds of weather conditions. We had one at one of the clubs in our area and it went over very well. There are a lot of shooters that have never shot wobble.
     
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