The Amateur Trap Association and Halifax County Gun Club welcomed competitors to the August registered event on a beautiful Saturday morning. The day’s event kicked off at 9 a.m. with shooters on the line to compete for the days championship. Shooting conditions were near perfect with just a slight breeze and overcast conditions. Halifax County Gun Club has had a trap shooting field for some time but due to the strict requirements of the ATA registered events could not be sanctioned by the home body. With interest continuing to grow in trap shooting at the local club a decision was made the club’s board of directors to invest in a state-of-the-art trap shooting field.
Competition was unbelievably keen in the days first event which was the 16 yard competition. Four shooters tied which had to be settled with a shoot-off. Edging out Tommy Newton, Ken Cox, Mike King was Andy Clayton of Kerr Lake who was declared winner. Clayton also won the second event which was the Handicap shoot where competitors moved farther back from the line. Final event of the day was the exciting Double Target event. In this category two targets are launched simultaneously at blazing speeds with the shooter attempting to break both targets. larry High of Chapel Hill won this extremely challenging event.
Local club member, Tommy Newton, won the coveted High-Over-All trophy. The HOA as it is known is the cumulative total score of all of the days event. Tommy stated that consistency is the important factor to winning this award.
At the end of the day when the smoke had cleared everyone in attendance stated that great targets were enjoyed and absolutely great fellowship would be remembered. Anyone interest in trying this sport or would like more information can contact Mike or Teresa king at 434 579 4139.