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March ATA Delegate Report
2018 Southern Zone Meeting and BOD 's Meeting
report by Billy Cook
Effective Sept 1 Terry Dean is the new President of the ATA.

Southern Zone will be held at 4 locations next year. Berea, Bostic, Silver Dollar and Coast Rifle & Pistol Club in Biloxi,MS.
Zone target prices will be $33. The dates weren’t confirmed but I think it will be July 18-21,2019.

Dixie Grand will be October 2-7, 2018.

Southern Grand will be March 11-17, 2019. Perhaps shooting on a 2 Bank System.

State Shoot Dates:
FL-- March 19-24
GA—May 2-5
SC—May 15-19
MS—May 23-26
AL—May 30-June 2
NC—June 5-9
TN--June AIM 11-12 State Shoot June 13-16
KY—July 3-7
VA—July 3-7
WV—July 11-14 Held at Virginia


BOD’s Meeting

Rule Changes:

Effective September 1 the 18 yard line is eliminated. The vote was closer than I would of thought 28 Yay- 20Nay. I voted to eliminate the 18. Involved less than 800 shooters.

The Money Punch is eliminated.

And a couple of more changes pertaining to the wording of the rules.


AIM was up 18%. From 3,244 to 3,815. 
Next year AA Points will be added to AIM.
interesting fact: 40% of ATA members are under 23 years of age.
Junior Gold membership is up 307% since 2012.

The US Open was up 27% 651 shooters from 18 states.

At the time of our meeting the attendance was up 6%. We classified 3,482 shooters. TN had 143 / 4.10%.

Brazil had 72 shooters.

The Grand made $550,000 in 2017.

The meeting adjourned at 9:30.

Billy Cook

Springtime is just around the corner but in case it’s a little late this year why not head south for better weather. The 39th Annual Southern Grand is March 11-17, 2019 followed by The Florida State Shoot March 19-24, 2019. The Silver Dollar Shooters Club at Odessa, Florida hosts both shoots.

The ATA will be holding their Spring Executive Meetings the 10th-13th at the Silver Dollar.

Many Tennessee clubs begin their trap season in March, however, Tennessee weather can be just as unpredictable as Florida’s so if you plan on driving very far you might want to check with the club for local weather conditions.

It is not too early to start making plans to attend the 2019 Tennessee State Shoot. June 11-12 will be the AIM shoot, followed by the State Shoot June 13-16. Hosted by the Tennessee Clay Target Complex in Nashville,TN.

Read the Rulebook, please.

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

For questions or further information, contact me at [email protected] or 731-217-9957.
Billy Cook
ATA Delegate.
February ATA Delegate Report
Well if you are tired of the winter weather, why not consider Arizona for a few days. The 43rd annual Spring Grand American starts February 13-17 with Preliminary Week, followed by Spring Grand Week February 18-24, 2019. Hosted by Tucson Trap and Skeet-Tucson, Arizona. 

Congratulations to the following Tennessee shooters for earning their AA-27-AA pins for 2018 target year: Caleb Clayton, Hayden Jacobs and Hunter Morton. Caleb not only earned his AA-27-AA but earned his AAA-27-AAA pin as well.

It is not too early to start making plans to attend the State Shoot. June 11-12 will be the AIM shoot, June 13-16 will be the State Shoot. Hosted by the Tennessee Clay Target Complex in Nashville,TN.
 
Read the Rulebook, please.

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

For questions or further information, contact me at [email protected] or 731-217-9957.
Billy Cook
ATA Delegate
January ATA Delegate Report
Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and your 2019 resolutions are all attainable.

I need to mention some major accomplishments by Tennessee shooters at the 2018 Grand American. Wednesday August 1, Event 2 -Trap & Field Handicap Winner was Brooke Barnett with 100 straight from the 27 yard line. 
Also at the same event Bill Hardison shot at and broke his 100,000 Handicap target.

Tuesday August 7, Event 16 - President Jim Jones Handicap presented by Perazzi Winner was Chandler Brown with 100 straight from the 27 yard line. This feat completed Chandler’s Grand Slam. Becoming only the sixth Tennessean to accomplish the Slam. Wayne Mayes broke 100 in doubles in August 1988 for Tennessee’s first Slam, George Reese Sr. broke 100 from the 27 in September 1994, Steve Williams broke 100 from the 27 in August 1997 followed by Mitchel Loveless in March 2005, .
Charles Morrison Jr ran 200 singles in August 2007.

January is a good time to be deciding which 2019 State Shoots you plan on attending. These are the proposed dates that the Southern Zone Delegates discussed at our August meeting.

FL-March 19-24
GA-May 2-5
SC-May 15-19
MS-May 23-26
AL-May 30-June 2
NC-June 5-9
TN-AIM June 11-12 followed by State Shoot June 13-16
KY-July 3-7
VA-July 3-7
WV-July 11-14

Read the Rulebook, please.

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

For questions or further information, contact me at [email protected] or 731-217-9957.
Billy Cook
ATA Delegate

December ATA Delegate Report
Merry Christmas everybody.

I’m proud to announce the 2019 State Team ( based on 2018 averages):

Open

# 1--Robert Smith--------96.25
  2--Mitchel Loveless---94.87
  3--Donald Smith-------93.55
  4--Larry Hord-----------93.44
  5--George Reese Jr--93.11
  6--Richie Bolin---------92.87
  7--Rick Sweeney------92.33
  8--Mark Cantrell-------92.29 
  9--Barry Allen----------91.88
  10--Mark Bess----------91.86

Sub Junior

  Gage Jernigan------91.92 All-American

Junior 

# 1--Caleb Clayton-------94.33 All-American
# 2--Hunter Morton-------93.53 All-American
# 3--Hayden Jacobs-----93.44
# 4--Chandler Hinson---92.20

Junior Gold

# 1--Hayden Zeigler--------96.18
# 2--Garrett Sweeney------96.10 All-American
# 3--Dillon Tosh-------------95.30
# 4--Chandler Brown------95.05 All-American
# 5--Garrett Morrison------93.29
# 6--Travis Dickson--------93.00
# 7--Brandon White-------92.98

Lady 1

# 1--Brooke Barnett---------93.24 All-American
# 2--Mikayla Dickson-------92.24
# 3--Amy Dement-----------91.63 All-American

Veteran

  Lanny Provience------------93.12

Senior Vet

# 1--George Reese Sr-------91.52 All-American
# 2--Steve Williams-----------91.42 

The 20th Annual Dixie Grand was held at Bostic,NC in early October. The following TN shooters won trophies: George Reese Sr, Jonah Wyatt, Logan Meadows, Landon Meadows, Charles Morris, Colby Lancaster, Ralph Dudley, Gage Jarnagin, Barry Allen, Emma Matthews, Steve Williams and Mike Burnette.

Read the Rulebook, please.

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

For questions or further information, contact me at [email protected] or 731-217-9957.
Billy Cook
ATA Delegate