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September ATA Delegate Report
November ATA Delegate Report
By the time November comes around trapshooting slows way down in Tennessee. With the opening of deer and waterfowl season, most trapshooters put the trap gun away for a few months. 

However, for those wanting more trapshooting the 14th Annual Autumn Grand American takes place at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club Tucson, AZ.
Preliminary Week November 2-5, 2017
Autumn Grand Week November 6-12,2017.

Congratulations to Robert Smith for attaining AAA27AAA. This is quite an accomplishment with only a total of 4 shooters making it this year. He is only the seventh Tennessee shooter to reach this goal.

Congratulations to Richie Bolin and David Beesinger for attaining AA27AA.

Tennessee remains in Sixth Place with 1,762 active shooters, up 50 shooters from last year. Yet we registered 70,000 fewer targets.

Next month hopefully we will announce the State Team. Thus far it looks like it will be a new record for Tennessee as far as All-Americans.

Read the Rulebook, please.

Check out our website at Shootatatn.com for more info.

For questions or further information contact me at bcook27@bellsouth.net or 731-217-9957.


Billy Cook
ATA-Delegate
October ATA Delegate Report
Tennessee was well represented at the Grand this year, with the following shooters winning trophies: James Kelly, Jackson Smith, Savanna Brock, Caleb Clayton, Garrett Sweeney, Hunter Trull, Andrew Kobeck, Garrett Morrison, Hayden Zeigler, Jeremiah Donaldson, Dillon Tosh, Billy Clayton, Joe Dement, Garrett Bradford, Griffin Black, Chandler Hinson, Ethan Rogan, Justin Spaid, Seth Cooper, Thomas Freeman, Robert Smith, Amy Dement, Robert Terry, Donald Smith, Katie Barnett, Vernon Beasley, Hunter Morton, Hayden Jacobs, Wyatt Cooper and Ronald Biggs. Congratulations to all of the above winners. 

Congratulations to Wiley Maness for breaking his 50,000 Handicap target during the Clever Ammunition Handicap. Wiley started back shooting this year after a 15 year break.

I am sad to report the passing of Dr. Ray Laughters 72, on August 10, 2017. The Kingsport native joined the ATA in 1991, registering a total of 263,050 targets.

A couple of larger shoots are coming up this month. 
After being in FL for several years, the 19th Dixie Grand will be held October 3-8, 2017 at Bostic, NC.
Then 2 weeks later October 18-22 will be the Mountain Days shoot at Hog Heaven Gun Club, White Pine, TN. 

Read the Rulebook, please.

Check out our website at Shootatatn.com for more info.

For questions or further information contact me at bcook27@bellsouth.net or 731-217-9957.


Billy Cook
ATA-Delegate
Tennessee shooters did well at the Zone Shoot. Those winning trophies were Dillon Tosh, Hayden Jacobs, Garrett Sweeney, Katie Barnett, Hunter Satterfield, Robert Pierce, Caleb Clayton, Hayden Zeigler, Maynard Brooks, Mark Bess, Savanna Brock, Richie Bolin, Wally Lowery, George A. Reese, Garrett Morrison, Brayden Morris and Taylor Bolin. Garrett Sweeney won SZ Doubles Class Championship with 100, Dillon Tosh won the SZ Singles Championship with 200 on Saturday and then won SZ Doubles Championship with 100 on Sunday.

The team of Hayden Zeigler, Dillon Tosh, Garrett Sweeney, Richie Bolin and Caleb Clayton won the SZ Singles Team race with a score of 995/1,000. On Sunday the same team won the HAA race with a score of 1955/2,000. Anytime you can outshoot our neighbor to the North you have done well and to win both Team races in the same year does not usually happen. Congratulations to all the above winners.

Congratulations to David Beesinger for his score of 99 at the Kentucky State shoot for a first time move to the 27 yard line.

Hog Heaven Gun Club’s Fall Festival shoot is September 14-17, 2017.

The Dixie Grand will be October 3-8 at the North Carolina Homegrounds, Bostic, NC.

Read the Rulebook, please.

Check out our website at Shootatatn.com for more info.

For questions or further information contact me at bcook27@bellsouth.net or 731-217-9957.


Billy Cook

August ATA Delegate  Report
It’s August so that means only one thing. It is time for the One Hundred Eighteenth Grand American. The AIM Grand Championships are July 27-August 1. Then on Wednesday, August 2 thru Sunday, August 6 is Preliminary Week. Grand week is Monday, August 7 thru Saturday, August 12. 

Tennessee shooters have been racking up the trophies at various state shoots this Summer:

Eighteen Tennesseans traveled to Mississippi with the following shooters winning trophies Caleb Clayton, Savanna Brock, Bill Hardison, Tom Freeman, Chandler Brown, Amy Dement, Seth Cooper, John Cima, Bill Clayton, Joe Dement and Howard McCaleb.

The following week six shooters traveled to the Alabama. Those winning were Caleb Clayton, Savanna Brock, Lauren Galey, Steve Rice, Mark Davis and Robert Terry.

Next up was the U S Open. Winners included James Scheidhauer, Dillon Tosh, Ivan Scheidhauer, Dave Gabbard, Wyatt Cooper, Richie Bolin, Hunter Morton, Chandler Brown, Ainsley Harrington, Seth Cooper, Katie Barnett and Taylor Bolin.

Fifty six shooters traveled east to North Carolina. The list of winners include both Hunter Satterfield and Garrett Morrison winning 13 trophies each. Other winners were Ronald Biggs, James Tidrick, Hayden Jacobs, Steve Williams, Will Morrison, Herman Chandley, George Reese, James Callahan, Wyatt Cooper, Sandra Smith, Robert Bariletti, Mark Bess and George Reese Jr. 

Seth Cooper and Chandler Brown both won trophies at the Kansas State Shoot.

On June 3rd Bill Clayton broke his first 100 straight at the Henderson Gun Club.

June 16th Seth Cooper received the final punch for a first time move to the 27 yard line.

Congratulations to all the above winners.

The Dixie Grand will be October 3-8 at the North Carolina Homegrounds, Bostic, NC.

I’ll see you in Sparta.

Read the Rulebook, please.

Check out our website at Shootatatn.com for more info.

For questions or further information contact me at bcook27@bellsouth.net or 731-217-9957.


Billy Cook
ATA-Delegate