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Entry: May 2020

May, 2020

Hello from the Atlantic Provinces.

Some sad news to report this month: Carl d’Entremont of Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia, passed away on March 13, 2020. Carl was just featured in February’s Atlantic Provinces Shooter Profile section where he recounted winning the 1975 Canadian Champion of Champions after a shoot-off with 2 others. His winning shooting career didn’t end there. Carl was also selected for the 1976 Canadian Olympic Trials and has many wins at the Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot, where just last year, Carl won all 3 Senior Veteran trophies in the Singles, Doubles and Handicap Championship Events. Carl was also known for his fishing skills and captained the herring seiner Mattuna Mariner and the lobster boat Coya III. Our sincere condolences to Carl’s family and friends. You can read more about Carl on in his Shooter Profile and throughout the Atlantic Provinces Championship results pages.

Several shooters from the Atlantic Provinces attended the 2020 Southern Grand at the Silver Dollar Club in Odessa, Florida in March. Newfoundland shooter Paul Bailey reports that the weather was great and that the Silver Dollar staff did a terrific job with this year’s shoot. In the winner’s circle was fellow St. John’s Rod and Gun Club member Monty Petipas who won D Class Runner-up in Monday’s Preliminary Doubles event. John Tucker, Peter Tucker and Brian Lewis also made the trip - which almost never started as a winter storm caused numerous flight delays

Terry LeBlanc and Dan Pollock from the Petitcodiac Sportsman’s Club in New Brunswick also attended the Southern Grand. This was their first time attending a shoot as large as the Southern Grand and both shooters made the winner’s list. Dan won D Class in Tuesday’s Preliminary Singles with a career high of 97 and Terry won D Class Runner-up in the Southern Grand Doubles Championship.

Barry Turner from Nova Scotia also had the Southern Grand on his list for 2020 and recorded his 50 000th Handicap target during the shoot.

Congratulations to all shooters. I am also happy to report that all shooters made it home safely.

Preparations for the 2020 Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot scheduled for September 3 to 6 continue. However, the Highland Gun Club and the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will make decisions that are in the best interest of everyone’s safety. Keep in mind that I’m writing this report in late March (during yet another winter storm) and things are changing quickly. Public health warnings and statements are being issued daily and all four Atlantic Provinces have declared a Health Emergency. Updates regarding our shoot will be posted on For everyone’s benefit, I would strongly suggest taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and listen to the warnings and directives of authorities. Stay safe and healthy, everyone.

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Andrea Bassan

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