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Sportsman Park To Host Iowa Games Trap Shoot Saturday

By Staff | Jun 17, 2010

The Palo Alto Gun Club will once again serve as a regional host for the annual Iowa Games Trapshooting Competition this weekend. The Iowa Games trapshoot  will be Saturday, June 19, at the Sportsman’s Park range, north of Cylinder. Practice will begin at 9:30 a.m. with competition starting at 10:30 a.m.

Competition will consist of 50 targets from each position. Equipment: shotgun, maximum 12 ga., 3 dram, 7 1/2 shot, 1 1/8 oz. target loads. A target fee will be collected at range.

Medals will be presented to the top three athletes in each division at each site. Overall awards will be presented to the top three athletes in each division among all participants in that division from all sites.

Winners will be determined by combining scores from all gun clubs and selecting the top scores from all sites. All individual ties will be settled by the reverse score system. Perfect score ties will be settled by carry over to the next event.

All ATA rules will be enforced.  Handicaps based on ATA yardage. Non ATA contestants will be handicapped to the 20 yard line. Due to the nature of this competition, the range officers’ decisions regarding any question concerning rules will be final. Hearing and eye protection are required. All shooters are responsible for their own equipment.

All age determinations will be based on the 2009-2010 school year.

 There is also a team competition for High school and middle school shooters as part of the Iowa Games.

Local organizers are hopeful there will be a turnout of young shooters to participate in the event.

The Games are open to shooters of all ages and  T-shirts will be given to all participants.  For more information on the local event, contact Don Bruch at 712-852-3240.

For more information on the Iowa Games, go to the website at:

www.iowagames.org