NHCTA NEW HAMPSHIRE CLAY TARGET ASSOCIATION
NEW HAMPSHIRE CLUBS:
Hello Shooters! The 2015 shooting season is here. Winter is somewhat behind us (at least according to the calendar), but it seems like the snow just comes and goes as it pleases. Spring is surely around the corner, though!
I have just returned from the Southern Grand - empty handed, of course. However, a few who traveled from New Hampshire did manage to strike gold. I would like to congratulate Michael Capozzi for winning a trophy in the preliminary doubles event with a very respectable 91. Nice shooting Mike!
The Florida State Shoot was this past weekend, and we had two more shooters snag some hardware. John (Jack) McDonald shot 100 straight in Tuesday's preliminary singles event. The other shooter was the infamous Jimmy Giarrusso, who shot a 92 in the handicap championship, taking fourth place in the non-resident category!
While down in Florida this year, I saw more New England shooters than ever before. I'm sure this past winter had NOTHING to do with it!
Once the remaining snow clears, we can all plan to shoot some targets on a weekly basis. There will be other satellite grands if you feel like traveling outside of New England, but if you choose to stay local, there will be plenty of clubs throwing registered targets throughout the season. Our webmaster keeps the "Upcoming Shoots" page of our website up-to-date, so check back frequently as shoots get added.
Also keep in mind that the target requirements have changed for the state team. You can check out the current state team and the new requirements on the "State Team" page of the website.
Before I close, I would like to mention that Dean Adams and I went to visit John Chick whil we were down in Florida. John was not home when we visited because he was unfortunately in the hospital. We spoke with his wife Anna, and she said that John is doing better and would be home soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with John and his family for a speedy recovery, and we hope to see him shooting again soon.
Take care and shoot often. See you ALL on the trap field.
Felipe Garcia, NHCTA President
Program for the Massachusetts State Shoot added to the "Upcoming Shoots" page.
Programs added for Peterborough Sportsman's Club shoots and Eastern Zone on the "Upcoming Shoots" page.
Program added for Minute Man Sportsman's Club shoot this Sunday. Check out all upcoming local shoots on the "Upcoming Shoots" page.
Shoot added at South Berwick (ME) Rod & Gun Club on May 9th with program. Program added for Pemigewassett Fish & Game Club shoot on May 23rd.
Minutes from the 2014 Winter Association Meeting added.