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States and there Hall of fame process

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by copper, Sep 6, 2011.

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  1. copper

    copper Member

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    I was wondering why States have never just looked at the registered scores of shooters to place people in there Hall of fame . should it not be based truly on proficiency in the sport would seem the fair way the persons over all ability to shoot trap . Dave
     
  2. shotgunpeople

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    Dave,

    You bring up an interesting point, although most states are set up with two different catagories. There are the registered scores (Great shooters) catagory, and then one that can be just as important, the "Contributor" catagory. The "shooter" catagory is self explained but the contributor catagory may need to be further explained. The "Contributor" catagory gives that person who goes the extra mile so to speak, in supporting our trapshooting game a chance to be in the HOF. He / she is one One who works extreemly hard for us, either in front of the crowd, or behind the scenes. There are many out there who maybe aren't the most proficient shooter yet extremely dedicated to the betterment of the sport.

    That is why there are the two catgories of Hall of Fame nominees. There is on the more rare occasion, the person who does both, shoots great, and works very hard for the sport, but not many. You find very few of the great shooters who will "Volunteer" there time for the betterment of the sport, but there are a few. I know of one of the better shooters who has for many, many years gone out of his way to support our sport "behind the scenes" and yet if you didn't know the person, you would think he was just one of the better shooters in our sport and leave it at that. He would enjoy the the honor of a dual catagory nomination.

    So, it's not all about how good a shooter one is, it also includes the people who support the sport beyond the norm.

    Dave in SC
     
  3. copper

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    Do all states look at registered scores or do they follow there own guide lines seems could get political do they have any ATA guide lines to meet or can decide on there own. Dave
     
  4. kgun_shooter

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    I don't know of any guide lines for each state's hall of fame. Technically it could get a little political if it's a nomination process. I know a lot of states like to see certain criteria achieved by the shooter before they consider him/her for their respective hall of fame. For example, how long the shooter has been at a certain level is one of the criteria. Or it could be some sort of special award that the shooter has achieved and others in the state have not. But I do know that being in a hall of fame of any sort can sometimes be very subjective. Look at Lynn Swan, some consider him one of the best football players to have played the game but a lot of people didn't think that he had the numbers to be in the hall of fame. This could also be said about shooting! What one person considers a great accomplishment another might not. Like winning a class trophy in a national event.

    I have always believed that there are a lot of great shooters that do not get the recognition deserved. I have also seen shooters that have been pushed out by a select jealous few!
     
  5. copper

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    Well shooting one thing about it you can look up average of given shooter for a number of years that is so to speak what it is not subjective or debatable numbers numbers are what they are rest is as has been said. Dave
     
  6. smsnyder

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    Qualifications
    Hall of Fame nominees are selected from two groups: competitors—shooters who have made impressive records in shooting on an ATA-wide basis, and contributors—those who have contributed to the growth of trapshooting or to the betterment of the sport, also on an ATA-wide basis. Obviously, a shooter might have accomplishments in both of these areas.

    Specific requirements for competitors are:

    •Shooters with impressive records on an ATA-wide basis who are still living and have been in active competition for a period of 20 years or more. .
    •Shooters who are deceased and have honored themselves in trapshooting on an ATA-wide basis for a significant number of years.
    Specific requirements for contributors are:

    •Living or deceased individuals who distinguished themselves on an ATA-wide basis by their contributions to the sport of trapshooting. This category can take on and is intended to have a broad meaning. Contributors are recognized for doing great service to our sport—such as inventions to aid our sport, promoting and publicizing our sport, and/or serving trapshooters on state, zone and ATA-wide bases.
    All living currently-selected inductees must appear personally at the Trapshooting Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony during the Grand American unless physically incapable at the time of induction.

    Submissions for the current year must be received at the Hall of Fame office before June 30 to be considered by the committee at the Grand American in August. Selections for the next year's induction are announced in the issue of TRAP & FIELD following the Grand American.

    Nomination letters and completed biographical forms should be sent to:

    Trapshooting Hall of Fame ATTN: Biographical Chairman 601 West National Road Vandalia, OH 45377

    CLICK HERE to download the Nomination Biographical Information Form.

    Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 March 2010 20:21
     
  7. kgun_shooter

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    smsnyder,

    Are these requirements for the ATA hall of fame? I think copper is talking about individual states hall of fames.
     
  8. clayman51

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    Well put Dave In SC!!

    Dennis
     
  9. Ed Y

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    All states set their own perameters for selection into their halls of fame.

    Ed Yanchok
     
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