Trap and Field's Around the ATA article from the Atlantic Provinces ATA Delegate
Hello from the Atlantic Provinces.
Larry Kinden of the Petitcodiac Sportsman’s Club reports that their winter league concluded May 8th on a wet and brutally cold day. The league finale was held in conjunction with the club’s annual Spring Opener shoot but it was cold enough that it could have been the “Winter” Opener shoot. League participation was great with 23 shooters signing up for the annual winter league. Dan Boudreau held on to the close lead that he maintained over Terry Leblanc for much of the season to capture the Singles, Doubles and HOA league titles. Complete results are available on www.shootatlantic.com.
The 2021 trapshooting season is otherwise off to a slow start in the remaining Atlantic Provinces due to increased COVID-19 restrictions in Nova Scotia and cold, wet and windy weather in Newfoundland that is affecting regularly scheduled shoot days.
Long term planning continues to be problematic as COVID-19 restrictions in parts of the Atlantic Provinces is limiting travel and restricting group sport activities. The good news is that new daily COVID-19 case numbers are decreasing and vaccination schedules in all four Atlantic Provinces are proceeding ahead of schedule. We are being cautiously optimistic with plans for the 2021 Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot on September 2-5 at the Highland Gun Club in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia but do have a contingency plan in place if necessary. Shoot updates and the latest information will be posted on www.shootatlantic.com.
The 2021 Canadian Trapshooting Championships (CTA 2021) satellite shoot is scheduled for June 25-27 at eleven clubs across Canada. The shoot should be completed by the time this article is printed but if the COVID-19 situation across Canada as a whole does not permitted the majority of clubs to host, then the shoot may be held on an alternate date. Visit www.shootcanada.ca for the latest updates.
For more information on the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association, feel free to contact me or visit shootatlantic.com.