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August ATA Delegate Report
It’s August, so that means it is time for the 120th Grand American World Championship at the World Shooting & Recreational Complex in Sparta IL. The shoot will begin July 31 and continue through August 10, 2019. Come shoot any or all of the 2600 targets.
Tennessee shooters have been bringing lots of trophies home to the Volunteers State.
At the US Open winners were Caleb Tetleton, Lucas Davis, Hunter Morton, Brooke Barnett, Mitchel Loveless and Bill Clayton.
At the Alabama State Shoot those winning trophies were Jeff Duren, Gage Jarnagin, Mike Sisk, Caleb Clayton, Seth Swinea, Lauren Hyde, Seth Cooper, Jeff Clapp, Brady Duren, Jaxon Mercer, Terry Reardon and Jacob Duren.
The following week at the North Carolina State Shoot winners were Gage Jarnagin, Caleb Clayton, Brooke Barnett, Caleb Tetleton, Mike Burnette, Lucas Davis, Tyler Honnold, James Jameson and Herman Chandley. Also at the NC shoot Gage Jarnigan was punched to the 27 yard line.
June 13-16 was the Tennessee State Shoot with Gage Jarnigan winning the Singles, George Reese JR/ Doubles, Dillon Tosh/ Handicap, Mitchel Loveless/ HOA and Dillon Tosh/ HAA.
Congratulations to all of the above winners. Also Tom Freeman and the late Hugh Midgett on their induction into the Tennessee Trapshooting Hall of Fame.
See you in Sparta.
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Billy Cook is the new Southern Zone Vice President
he was elected during the 2019 Grand American
ATA Delegate Report from the Grand American
Well another Grand is in the books. Will just try to cover the high lights of the meeting, but will tell about the Grand first.
We had classified 3,495 shooters as of 9 A M Saturday morning. There may have been a few stragglers come later, that’s 11 fewer than last year. Of that figure there were 14 South Africans, over 80 Brazilians, several from Australian and New Zealand and a few other countries. One lady I classified from Australia had landed in LA, rented a car and drove to the Grand. They’re headed to the Cardinal Center this week to shoot and then they’re going to Niagara Falls before catching a flight out of New York.
TN was represented well with 155 shooters attending.
In case you haven’t heard by now Dillon Tosh won the Championship Doubles. AGAIN.
Now to the Board meeting.
AIM membership was up 10%.
41.4% of active ATA members are under age 23.
Active Jr Gold members + 310% since 2012.
2019 AIM Championship Tournament:
Skeet 343 entries.
SC 351 entries.
Handicap 957 entries.
Doubles 852 entries.
Singles 1,624 entries.
Total entries: up 7%.
AA points Factor of 7.
52 Grand American Sponsors.
For comparison 2018 registered targets, ATA was 61%, NSCA 28% and NSSA was 11%.
Satellite Grands for this year are down about 14%. State shoots thru 7/18 are down about 5%. Weather was part of the problem.
The most important vote was for a rule change. As you know several state shoots in the past, TN included and this year in AR. What to do in case of inclement weather, power outages or whatever. What to do once an event is started.
This rule change passed.
Sec X, D, 6. Once started all events must be completed within 24 hours of the last event of the tournament. If an event is not completed, all unused target and option money must be refunded to the shooters who do not complete the event.
Mike Herman of Colorado is the new ATA President.
Thats the highlights.
Don R. Allen Age: 79
Of: Dickson, TN Died: September 3, 2019 at Horizon Medical Center
Mr. Allen was born May 1, 1940 in Nashville, TN. He was the owner of 96 Small Engine for 36 years. Mr. Allen was an outdoorsman who loved shooting trap and bow hunting. He was a master craftsman completing a 5year apprenticeship with the Local Carpenter’s Union 507 in Nashville, TN. Mr. Allen was very devoted to his children, grandchildren & great grandchildren.
Visitation: 4-8:00 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019 & Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at Spann Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: for Mr. Allen will be conducted at 12:00 noon Saturday, September 7, 2019 from the chapel of Spann Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Hammer officiating.
Interment: Harpeth Hills Memory Garden
Barry Allen (Kim) of Burns, TN
Amanda Vandivort (Ricky) of Dickson, TN
Tamara Ford (Carroll) of Dickson, TN
Larry Wayne Allen (Margaret) of Lyles, TN
Tyler Allen, Wyatt Allen, Amber Evans, Lori Robertson
Mark Ford, Brad Ford & Ashley Ford
Preceded in death by:
Parents: Herbert Henry & Effie Lou Brown Allen
Wife & Mother of His Children: Shirley Irene Allen
& 7 Siblings
Spann Funeral Home
1961 Hwy 48 North
Dickson, TN, 37055
Keith Norman Heeg
Litchfield - Keith Norman Heeg, age 63 of Litchfield, MI, formerly of Fowlerville, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019. He was born December 23, 1955 in Howell, son of Stanley G. and Gladys E. (Jones) Heeg. Beloved husband of Terry L. Heeg of Litchfield; dear father of Jasen (Alex) Heeg of Fowlerville, Travis Heeg of Fowlerville and Amanda (Dan) Brennan of Greenville, stepfather of Lauren Ewing of Brownsburg, Ind. and Lain Ewing of Los Angeles, Calif., grandfather of Cody Heeg, Braden Heeg, Lili Heeg, Laci Heeg and Eloise Brennan. Also survived by sister, Claudia (Jim) Chapman of Alpena, brothers Brian (Nancy) Heeg and Allan (Rose Ann) Heeg of Fowlerville. Keith was preceded in death by his sister Kimberly on November 10, 1977 and parents Stanley on December 23, 2007 and Gladys on February 11, 2008. Keith was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid outdoorsman. He was a life member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association, a multi-time trapshooting champion, an enshrinee in the Michigan Trapshooting Hall of Fame, a member of the NRA and other sports associations. Keith worked in construction since high school, then opened his own successful construction business in late 1970s until 2004 when he closed it and began Keith Heeg Stock Works. With his mobile workshop, he traveled the country to ATA trapshooting tournaments. He customized competition shotguns and gave shooting instruction and gun fit sessions to future champions around the country. His reputation was impeccable. He was known for his master craftsmanship and shooting skill. Services will be Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home with visitation on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Trapshooting Hall of Fame 1534 W. Service Road, Mason, Michigan 48854, or the Trapshooting Hall of Fame P.O. Box 519, Sparta, Illinois 62286.