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EAST GRANBY, Conn. – Hartford Gun Club’s 23rd Annual Mike Bryne Memorial shoot will be held at the club grounds here Sunday, July 31, beginning at 9 a.m., with $2,200 in added prize money.

Three ATA-registered events – 16-yd singles, handicap and doubles – will be shot on a total of seven fields. Singles (100 targets) and handicap (100 targets) will be shot on three banks of two fields each, and doubles (50 pair) will be shot on a separate field, open all day for shooters to chose when they shoot. A separate field will be available for practice, during the day.

Five singles classes each will compete for $200, high gun. Ties shoot off. Four handicap classes each will shoot for $200 high gun. Ties shoot off. Four classes of doubles each will compete for $25, high gun, ties split.

The Bryne Trophy will go to the shooter with the highest combined score of the singles and handicap events, with $300 added to the Bryne Memorial cup combined purse. Ties must shoot off.

Shooters must play the cup purse to be eligible for the Bryne Cup. The winner’s name will be added to the Bryne Trophy on permanent display at the club headquarters here.

Entries for the singles event close at 10 a.m. For handicap, entries close at 1 p.m.

The Mike Bryne Memorial is dedicated to the memory of Mike Bryne, a longtime member of the Hartford Gun Club and its 1991 trap champion. He is remembered as a kind and gentle man, always there to lend a helping hand. The club thanks his widow, Gail Bryne, and his family for helping to make the shoot possible.

Full details of the shoot can be found at the Connecticut Trapshooting Association website:

Ed Cowles, trap co-chair Hartford Gun Club
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