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Entry: August 2022

August 2022

Hello from the Atlantic Provinces.

Christian Winter of the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club shot his first 25 straight at the club’s Thursday evening practice night on June 9. Christian started shooting trap in 2021 and plans to join the ATA this year and compete in the Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot. Congratulations Christian and good luck at this year’s shoot.

The Highland Gun Club in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia held a Singles Marathon on June 18. APTA Treasurer Doug Blades had the combined high score shooting a respectable 97 and 99 for a 196 total. I asked Doug how the shoot went and he replied that “missing your last target for a 100 straight will haunt ya for a while.” True words for sure. Good shooting Doug.

Presquadding is open for the 2022 Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot hosted by the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador September 1-4, 2022. If you need directions to the club, hotel information or ammunition for the shoot check the shoot program that is available on for complete details. If you’re attending this year’s shoot and it’s been a couple of years since shooting at the four trap club, you’ll notice a lot of improvements to the club grounds and trap fields. Club members have been busy and are looking forward to a great shoot.

The Atlantic Provinces Club Points Challenge between the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club and Highland Gun Club is on again for this year. Each club is awarded points based on how their shooters place in the Atlantic Provinces Singles Championship – 2 points for the high score in each class and 1 point for the next score. The club with the most points wins the friendly competition, leaving the losing club the honour of displaying the trophy until next year’s championship. The St. John’s Rod and Gun Club have lost the last 2 years but are hoping for a home club advantage this year. Good luck shooters. May the best club win.

Complete results and scores for the 2022 Canadian Trapshooting Championships held June 29 – July 3 at the Calgary Firearm’s Centre are available on Check under Shoot Results for a detailed shoot report and for event scores and high gun reports checkout the CTA Scoreboard.

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



Andrea Bassan

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