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August ATA Delegate Report
Well the countdown is over. It is time for the 119th Grand American. July 27-31 is the AIM Grand National Trapshooting Championships. Starting on Wednesday August 1-Sunday August 5 you can shoot 100 Singles, 100 Handicap and 100 Doubles each day. For Grand Week Monday August 6-Friday August 10- 200 targets each day. Then Saturday August 11 is the Grand American Handicap. 2600 targets in 11 days. See you in Sparta.

Tennessee shooters have been winning trophies at several other state shoots:
Mississippi: Amy Dement, Chandler Brown, Drake Fenwick, Joe Dement, Jay Fenwick, Landon Biggers and Billy Clayton.
Alabama: Caleb Clayton, Savanna Brock, Gage Zarnagin, Jeffery Duren, Seth Swinea and Jacob Duren.
North Carolina: Ronald Biggs, Joseph Trujillo, Randy Davis, Gage Jarnagin, George Reese Jr., James Callahan, George Reese Sr. and Steve Williams.
Congratulations to all of the above winners.

The 2018 Tennessee State Shoot was dominated by Junior Shooters. The Singles Championship was won by Hayden Jacobs with 200 straight after shoot-off with 2 other Junior shooters. Hunter Morton (Junior Shooter) won the Doubles Championship out right with 100 straight. Colter Smith won the Handicap with 97 and shoot off against 2 other Juniors. Robin Smith won HAA (Non-Junior Shooter) with 390 and Caleb Clayton won HOA (Another Junior Shooter with 967).

Bill Clayton broke 97 on Thursday’s Handicap for a one yard punch to the 27 yard line.

Congratulations to Ben Loveless and James Hugh Keefe on their induction into the Tennessee State trapshooting Hall of Fame.

Read the Rulebook, Please.

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

For questions or further information contact me at [email protected] or 731-217-9957.

Billy Cook
ATA Delegate-TN

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

Larry A. Malphus was born Dec. 3, 1944 in Douglas, GA located in Coffee County and went home to be with the Lord on Aug, 23, 2018 at his home in Millington after a very hard and long battle with pancreatic cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents Ancil and Hazel (Williams) Malphus and a daughter, Tammy (Branch) Dix. He is survived
By his loving wife Alice of 49 years and 8 months; three daughters, Gina Phelps of CA, Kim (Brian) Murrell of MS and Cheryl (Eric) Sutton of TN; four granddaughters, Jennie (Stephen) Hopkins, Jordan Murrell, Kelsie Dix and Kaile Dix; two grandsons, Justin Phelps and Landon Murrell; three great-grandchildren, Stephanie Hopkins, Hayden Hopkins and Jayden Dix; and many family and friends that loved him dearly. The family will receive friends Sunday (Aug 26) from 5:00pm – 7:00pm with a service Monday at 11am at the Millington Chapel. Interment to follow in Big Creek Cemetery. Pastor Donnie Smith (brother-in-law) of Eaton, OH will be officiating.

Munford Funeral Home
Millington Chapel
(901) 873-0123
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