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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by BrowningGal, Aug 28, 2008.

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  1. BrowningGal

    BrowningGal TS Member

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    I want to try and organize a game day at our local club. I remember there was a thread a while ago on the different games available, but try as I might, I can't find the thread through the search utility.

    Here are the games I know:

    Protection
    Annie Oakley
    The one where you break the pieces of the previous guy's target to put him out (can't remember the name)
    Follow the leader
    Shoot from the rock (@ my parents' club in Hastings, MI)
    SKRAP

    What others do y'all know? Also, how does the money typically work? I've only been on the participant side before... never the organizer side.

    Any and all help is appreciated.
     
  2. Gold E

    Gold E TS Member

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    Skrap: shooting trap targets from the skeet stations.
     
  3. alfermann66

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    Straight Race=5 targets each individual, top scores shoot off for first, second high shoot off for second. Two man protection=3 targets each, same shoot off. Three man protection=3 targets each, same shoot off. The unidentified one you mention is a "Piece Shoot". One tie, all tie=leader shoots 3 from a position he chooses and each in turn do the same. If any two shooters tie, all are tied and shooting resumes with each adding money to the pot and the second shooter in line leading with the previous leader last.

    Buz
     
  4. Jollytrapshooter

    Jollytrapshooter Member

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    Some guys at my club came up with a different kind of game. They call it "adjustable yardage". You start out on the 20 yard line and that's as close to the trap as you can get. Then, it's kind of like normal trap, only when you break a bird, you move back one yard. But if you miss a bird, you move forward 2 yards (no further than the 20 though). The object is to basically get all the way back to the 27, and stay there for the entire time. For safety, if we start getting more than 2 yards apart, the closer people have to walk back and forth. Of course, if everyone at your club is a 27 yard shooter, then the game's no fun...But I doubt everyone is, so have fun! Josh
     
  5. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    in your area, Calcutta protections are very popular, also killers and Oakleys.
     
  6. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    If your club isn't saturated by die hard buddy and Annie shooters, quail walks are fun for new shooters and the spectators too. Hap
     
  7. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    have an annie oakley with one box of shells. when you get "knocked" you go to the end of the line. remember that you still have to shoot even when at the end of the line. The guy with shells left over at the end wins. Usually the guy at the head of the pack. Annie Oakley wiht 5 guns up. Set the trap height all the way up and the spring on kill and wide angles. annie oakley with an international trap. Walking international. start at the 19 shoot one target move back 2 yards. when you get to the 27 change stations and shoot and move up 2 yards and follow that. Make the guys shoot handicap and make them swap guns to start.. you have to be really careful about this one with someone shooting someone else's gun. protector oakley. you figure how that works. shoot 10 bird events and give a gift card for the local grocery store, sporting goods, gas station etc, rather then a turkey or something. Then everyone gets what they want. Just some ideas motordoc
     
  8. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

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    Jolly,

    What you described is called a "slider".

    Annies are where 3 shooters mount their guns, the first calls for the bird and shoots. If she/he hits, no one else can shoot and she/he is safe. If the first shooter misses, the second shooter shoots. If she/he hits, that knocks the 1st shooter out. If she/he misses, the third shooter shoots. If she/he hits, he knocks the 1st two out. If all three miss, all are safe. If the 1st shooter shoots and misses, the second shooter breaks and the 3rd shooter shoots, shooter 1 and 3 are out. For the next round, the second shooter shoots first at the next target, with the 3rd and 4th backing on that target...and so on. Remember, if any person shoots and breaks, and the shooter after him shoots, the shooter who shot at the dead target is out. If you go to 5 shooters at once and the 1st four miss, the 5th shooter is shooting at a target close to hitting the ground. Thrilling and usually causes a roar from the group. Lots of fun!!!

    The best "money" buddy shoot is the "one tie/all tie". If any two shooters tie with the high score...all shooters tie, regardless of score, and have to give $ into the pot to buy back in. Shoot until one shooter breaks the high score by her/himself, or high scores decide to split. If you have 20 shooters on the line with a $2.00 buy back, you can see the pot gets big quickly without any individual spending alot to participate. One ties should be shot from past the 27 after a few "ties" or it will get boring. Start anywhere and work your way back.

    All above IMO.

    BrowningGal, where is your club?? Waco???

    milt
     
  9. Jollytrapshooter

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    mette56, thanks for giving the true name of that game. We are more prone to playing Annie Oakley though. I always seem to get lucky and break the bird as the 3rd shooter. Just 2 nights ago, it was me, and 2 other shooters (miss twice your out for good) under the lights at night (even more tricky). We went for 4 or 5 shots until I missed, and went to the end of the line. By that time, almost everyone at the club was standing behind us watching. The first person shot, then the second, then me, thinking "no way I'm going to hit that...", so I shot...the bird broke into 3 pieces and the whole crowd behind us roared with excitement...and laughter considering one of the "veteran" shooters had been beat by the 17 year old he'd help coach. We don't play for the money, just to have a good time. It would get too serious if money were involved. Have fun! Josh
     
  10. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

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    Great story Jolly.

    Reading it I could feel the excitement.... like I was there!

    Good shootin', by the way. But remember us old guys could use a little slack from you young whipper-snappers. :0)

    Thanks
     
  11. ZELMO1

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    Handicap doubles. Shoot 2 yards closer than your yardage. AA 27 AA shoot from 27. New shooters or non ATA registered shooters shoot from 20 yds or " known ability " applies. This is a riot. You can also play this with a backup shooter and knock out people as you go. Al
     
  12. 682LINY

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    One tie/all tie,,,sounds like what we called three ball ,,,shooting pool for some big dollars in the bars back in the day
     
  13. elmo

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    Havent shot them at games yet but oscillating doubles is pretty wild. We have a pat trap, set it up to throw doubles and then turn on the oscillation. They get pretty wild.
     
  14. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    We shoot a "dove" which is our nightly target game... all birds coming from one trap and setting 8-10 shootng presentations around the one trap (using adjacent trap positions, in a follow the leader format...

    Our program is hit/move or 3 misses/move with one box of shells. Whoever goes the farthest... out, back and out wins bragging rights for the night - but you could play for a pot...

    Some shots are 60-70 yards!

    Jay
     
  15. BrowningGal

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    There are some of these I've never heard of. Handicap doubles and oscillating doubles sound like a blast. Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Mette... I live in Round Rock (north of Austin) and I'm a member of Capitol City Trap & Skeet in Austin. Love shooting at Waco, though. It's too far for every week shooting, but I do get there for registered shoots. Got my first three buckles there this summer!
     
  16. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

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    BGal,

    We had a home in Marlin, 28 miles south of Waco and we went to Waco GC several times. We moved from there I think 2005. Waco GC was beautiful and threw great targets. In all our trips there, it was just me and my wife on the trap line. Lots of skeet shooters but never saw anyone but us on a trap field. I asked the manager about trap there and he said "yes, we had a registered trap shoot a few years ago". Glad to see a trap program has developed.

    Thanks for the info,

    milt
     
  17. BrowningGal

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    Billy McFarlen and the whole gang up at Waco are doing a great job at promoting the trap program. They hosted the second annual Briley Battle On the Brazos earlier this summer, as well as the TTA Zone IV Trapshoot. Not one complaint about either one of the shoots. Very well run.
     
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