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Entry: November 2019

November, 2019

Hello from the Atlantic Provinces.

The 2019 Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot was hosted Labour Day weekend by the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club in Newfoundland and Labrador. Shooters were treated to a well-run shoot and the very best in east coast hospitality. The 2019 Atlantic Provinces Champions include Newfoundland’s Troy Coldwell (Singles, Doubles, HAA, HOA) and Nova Scotia’s Janaya Nickerson - the 2019 Handicap Champion. At this year’s shoot Liam Porter, Jack Hoddinott and Keegan Bartlett joined the ATA and entered their first ATA competition. The three Sub Junior shooters from the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club volunteered to score for the shoot and were able to take in Saturday’s Singles Championship while other shooters took over their scoring duties. You can read all about this year’s shoot and the trio of Sub Juniors on

New for this year’s shoot was the Atlantic Provinces Club Points Challenge – a friendly competition between members of the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club and the Highland Gun Club. Each club is awarded points for the top two class scores during the Atlantic Provinces Singles Championship. The club with the most points gets their name on the trophy, while the losing club has the privilege of displaying the trophy at their home club until next year’s shoot. The St. John’s Rod and Gun Club edged the Highland Gun Club by one point to win the augural award. Thanks to Troy Coldwell for crafting the unique trophy.

The Atlantic Provinces Board of Directors was voted in for another term by all those in attendance at our association’s annual general meeting held on September 1. Troy Coldwell, Doug Blades and Janaya Nickerson will continue with me in our current roles. To help with association duties, new Provincial Delegate positions have been created. I would like welcome Kevin Healey (NL), Steven d’Entremont (NS) and Terry LeBlanc (NB) to the Atlantic Provinces board of directors. The role of these Provincial Delegates will be to provide news and updates from local clubs and to assist with shooter classification and related duties during our annual ATA Provincial Shoot.

The 2020 Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot will return to the Highland Gun Club in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, September 3 to 6, 2020. Stay tuned to for complete details in the coming months.

This year’s APTA – PSC Gun Lottery was a success thanks to the efforts of our ticket sellers, those who supported us with the purchase of a ticket, The Gun Dealer out of McAdam, NB and Blaser Canada. The winner of the Blaser F3 SuperTrap was New Brunwick’s Terry LeBlanc. Congratulations, Terry.

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Andrea Bassan


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