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Entry: September 2019

September, 2019

Hello from the Atlantic Provinces.

The 2019 Canadian Trapshooting Championships held June 26 – 30 at the St. Thomas Gun Club in southern Ontario was a terrific shoot. Representation was strong from across Canada and the Atlantic Provinces had a great showing.

Dan Pollock, Terry LeBlanc and Paul Devereaux from New Brunswick’s Petitcodiac Sportsman’s Club attended their first national championship and report they had a great time. Paul did especially well and brought home a couple of class awards.

Shooters from Nova Scotias’s Highland Gun Club were also in attendance and on top of their game. Reynold d’Entremont shot his first 100 straight in Singles and won a couple of trophies. Rejean and Steven D’Entremont also shot well and had a great showing in the Handicap events. All three d’Entremonts earned yardage at the shoot, with Steve’s earned yardage coming from winning the Canadian Open Handicap title. This was also Shawn d’Entremont’s first shoot outside of the Atlantic Provinces and told me that it was a great experience.

Fellow Newfoundland shooters Troy Coldwell and Paul Bailey also joined me for the shoot. Old Man Bailey is 40 years our senior but he’s one of the boys to us. A little slow these days, but Paul is always eager to join us and does a fine job keeping us in line. Troy won a preliminary doubles event with a 99 and took home the High All Around Open Championship. And my 199/200 was good enough to win the Canadian Singles Championship.

A complete Atlantic Provinces wrap up from the Canadian Championships can be found on under the APTA Abroad section. The Ontario Provincial Trapshooting Association and Canadian Trapshooting Association Facebook pages also have plenty of posts and pictures from our national trapshooting competition.

Final preparations for the Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot continue at the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club. It’s shaping up to be a well-attended shoot with strong interest from outside of the Atlantic Provinces.

Steve d’Entremont is a recent Shooter Profile subject on Steve hails from Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia and one of the nicest guys you’ll meet on the trapline. He’s also not a bad trapshooter.

For more information on the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association, feel free to contact me or visit



Andrea Bassan

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