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Iowa Games Trap Shoot This Saturday

By Staff | Jun 16, 2011

CYLINDER – The Palo Alto Gun Club will once again be one of the five satellite Trap Shooting Competitions for the 2011 Summer Iowa Games on Saturday, June 18.

The Iowa Games Trap Shoot event will be held at the local club grounds, which are located at Sportsman’s Park, which is three and one half miles north of Cylinder. Practice rounds will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the actual competition slated to get underway at 10:30 a.m.

The Iowa Games Trap Shooting competition is open to all ages, based on age of the competitor during the 2010-2011 school year. The date of September 1, 2010 will be the determining date for competitors.

The Iowa Games Competition format will consist of 50 targets from each position. Required equipment for each competitor will include a shotgun, with a maximum size of 12 gauge, three-dram, 7 shot, 1 1/8 ounce target loads. A target fee will be collected at each shooting range.

Winners in the Iowa Games satellite competitions are determined by combining scores from all satellite shooting locations and determining the top scores from those 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.

Medals will be presented to the top three athletes in each division for each competition site. Overall awards will be presented to the top three athletes in each division among all participants in that division from all the satellite sites across the state.

Competition rules for the Iowa Games Trap Shoot will be based on the American Trap Association rule structure, with handicaps being based on ATA yardage. Non-ATA contestants will be handicapped to the 20-yard line.

During the competition, the rulings or decisions of the respective range officers will be final on the day of competition. Additionally, hearing and eye protection are required of all shooters, and shooters are responsible for their own equipment while participating in the Iowa Games event.

There is no admission fee for spectators to attend the Iowa Games Satellite Trap Shooting on June 18 and the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend the event.

Commissioner of the Palo Alto Sportsman’s Event will be Don Bruch of Emmetsburg. For more information, contact Bruch at 712-852-3240. Information can be viewed at the Iowa Sports Federation / Iowa Games web site