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Billy Cook is the new Southern Zone Vice President
he was elected during  the 2019 Grand American
 ATA Delegate Report 
June 2020
For those shooters that attended the Southern Grand this March they were rewarded with mostly beautiful weather and warm temperatures. Tennessee had 22 shooters head south and several winning trophies. Congratulations to Trevor Lance, Tyler Lance, Emma Mathews, Lucas Davis, Brooke Barnett, Mitchel Loveless, Jay Robilio, Seth Swinea, Landon Meadows and Logan Meadows.


Ordinarily I would would giving the dates for upcoming State Shoots, Satellite Grands scheduled for May. However, with cancellations and rescheduling of some shoots it would be impossible to do. So for the next couple of months before driving too far check the ATA website to see if the shoot is scheduled or possibly cancelled.

I need to make a correction about the Tennessee State shoot. In my last two articles I mistakenly said that we were going to give AAA trophies this year. I stand corrected, the BOD voted to NOT give AAA trophies. Sorry for the mistake.
It is never too early to discuss the 2020 State Shoot. The TN AIM State Shoot will be June 16-17 followed by the TN State Shoot June 18-21, 2020. The TN State Shoot will be held at the TN Clay Target Complex in Nashville. To reserve your RV spot for the State Shoot email [email protected] or call 615-742-5297.

The Southern Zone shoot—July 16-19, 2020 will be held at 4 locations this year. Central Kentucky GC, Berea KY; Dixie T & S, Mathews AL: North Carolina Homegrounds, Bostic NC and Silver Dollar SC at Odessa FL.

The 2020 Rulebooks are now available online. So read the new rulebook, Please.

For more info check out our new website at shootatatn.com. You can reach me at 731-217-9957 or [email protected]

Billy Cook
Southern Zone VP

 ATA Delegate Report 
May 2020
As I write this article it is April 23rd. You will read it the first of June. Hopefully things will be somewhat back to normal by then. However if you are planning to go to a shoot that’s very far from home I would advise you to call ahead.

North Carolina is still scheduled for June 10-14 at Bostic.

Tennessee is scheduled June 16-17 AIM State shoot followed by the State shoot June 18-21.

Since I’m not too sure about the events for the next couple of months let’s check out the accomplishments of Tennessee shooters in the past few years.
I haven’t listed these in several years so now might be a good time to named the shooters that have attained AA-27-AA. The requirements are maintain 97% Singles average for the year finish the year on the 27 and maintain a 93% average on Doubles. 

Started in Target year 1986.
1986—Robert Hedrick
1987—Wade Frazier, Kenneth Neal and Jim Spencer
1988—Joel Herring
1989—Michael Sampson
1990—John Crosser and Bennie Schade
1991—Michael Burnette
1993—Richard Hall, Jeffrey Hauskin, George Reese Sr. and Wayne White
1994—Steve Donoho and Steve Hart
1997—Mitchel Loveless
2001—Rob Caldwell
2002—Jason Crouse, Charles Morrison Sr. and Charles Morrison Jr.
2003—Joe Donaldson
2006—Vernon Thomas, Carson Rider and Donald Smith
2008—Chris Grissom and George Reese Jr.
2013—Robert Smith
2014—Joe Dement and Garrett Sweeney
2015—Chandler Brown, Tristian Fenwick and Dillon Tosh
2016--Walter Kern, Justin Osborn and Hayden Zeigler
2017—David Besieger and Richie Bolin
2018—Caleb Clayton, Hayden Jacobs and Hunter Morton
2019—Seth Cooper

 AAA-27-AAA require a 98% Singles average for the year, finish the year on the 27 and maintain a 96% average on Doubles.

Started in Target year 2000
2002—Michel Loveless
2004—Charles Morrison Sr.
2005—Charles Morrison Jr.
2007—Mike Burnette
2016--Garrett Sweeney and Dillon Tosh
2017—Robert Smith

The Grand Slam requirements are 200 X 200 Singles, 100 X 100 Doubles and 100 X 100 from the 27 yard line. First accomplished in 1964 by Dan Orlich and # 2 by George Snellenberger in 1965.

# 65--Wayne Mayes July 15, 1988
# 160--George Reese Sr. September 23, 1994
# 208--Steve Williams August 10, 1997
# 333--Mitchel Loveless March 16, 2005
# 381--Charles Morrison Jr. August 11, 2007
# 493--Chandler Brown August 7, 2018
# 501—Robert Smith August 17, 2019

 To reserve your RV spot for the State Shoot email [email protected] or call 615-742-5297.

The Southern Zone shoot—July 16-19, 2020 will be held at 4 locations this year. Central Kentucky GC, Berea KY; Dixie T & S, Mathews AL: North Carolina Homegrounds, Bostic NC and Silver Dollar SC at Odessa FL.

The 2020 Rulebooks are now available online. So read the new rulebook, Please.

For more info check out our new website at shootatatn.com. You can reach me at [email protected]

Billy Cook
Southern Zone VP