Eastern Zone Results

Congratulations to all the Winners this past week at the ATA Eastern Zone Championships hosted by the PSSA.

PA State Singles Champion, Ian Fleming, added the Zone Singles Championship to his resume with a lone 200. John Kirksey was Runner-up with a 199 and extras.

Robert Nihtila Jr won the Doubles Championship with 100 in the program and was Runner-up in the HAA.

Past Doubles Champion, and 2017 HAA winner, Peter Tsementzis, was Runner-up with 99 and extras.

The Handicap again needed perfection to win and was secured by Raymond Bagley Jr.

Ian Darroch was Runner-up with 97 and also won the HOA with 978. His Father Ken Darroch was Runner-up with a 971.

Complete 2017 Eastern Zone Results

New Webmaster

The Pennsylvania State Shotgunning Association would like to announce that Jeff Graupp will take over the duties as the new webmaster of our web site.

A Note From Skip Klinger

Our PSSA website has long been lifted as first rate, cream of the crop, top notch …well, you get the idea. The PSSA website has been the premier trapshooting website in the United States and we have Richard C. Hamilton to thank for that. In February of 1999, Richard started the website and we’ve never looked back. Routinely, Mr. Hamilton added something new. From historical information to little known fact to pictures from Dennis Spancake and Blue Dog Imaging – we could always be sure to find something interesting along with, of course, shoot results.

In addition to his longtime commitment to the PSSA website, Richard was the driving force behind our own Hall of Fame. As one of the premier state Halls of Fame, we can thank Richard for the room design, the acquisition of many artifacts, and the ongoing honoring of our finest inductees.

A top shooter, Richard has been named to the ATA Chairshooter All American Team four out of the past five years and has won more than won 44 major chairshooter titles in Pennsylvania, Maine, and the Eastern Zone. Richard now enjoys spending time on his farm in Fleetwood and at his antique shop at Renninger’s Antiques in Kutztown. We are grateful for all that you have done, Richard, and we wish you well.

Skip Klinger
Director, Pennsylvania State Shotgunning Asso.

End Of The Line

Moving forward from today, I have decided that now would be the best time to retire my association as web master of this web site. I conceived this site from the very beginning, back some 18 plus years ago. It is now time for “new blood” to continue the information flowing from the Pennsylvania State Shotgunning Association to the trapshooting community of Pennsylvania and for that matter the entire ATA community. Viewers from all over America, as well as the Keystone State, continue to view this web site daily.

I wish to thank the entire board of directors, especially Skip Klinger and Chuck Fritzges, for their support through the years. All I did was chronicle all the work they did. I take great pride for what I accomplished with this web site but I take greater pride in the Hall of Fame. which I started many years ago. It is now in good hands.

2017 Keystone Open – May 19-21, 2017

The 27th Keystone Open is now in the books. Robert Malmstedt of Somerville, NY won his second singles title on Saturday with a 200 straight. Evan Wood also broke a 200 straight in the event. Justin Slater broke a field high of 100×100 to win the doubles title. Justin is a two time singles champion. Jordan Smith of West Sunbury won the handicap crown, breaking a 96 from 25 yards. Eight gunners turn in scores of 96×100. Luke Cowart won the HAA while Kie Kababik won the HOA. Every event in the tournament saw increased entries from last year.

PA Hall of Fame Exempt Status Donations Now Tax Deductable

The most common type of US tax-exempt nonprofit organization falls under category 501(c)(3), whereby a nonprofit organization is exempt from federal income tax if its activities have the following purposes: charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety and fostering amateur sports like trapshooting.

Your donations to the Pennsylvania Trapshooting Hall of Fame are now tax deductable.

Pennsylvania State Eastern Zone Shoot – Valley Gun and Country Club – May 6-7, 2017

The PSSA has received the names of the top winners of the of the PSSA Eastern Zone shoot held at the Valley Gun and Country Club on May 6th and 7th, 2017.  The singles championship was won by Jon Zadzora. Donald Feeg won the doubles title while Jacob Koons won the handicap. Larry Shade collected the HAA title on the 400 championship targets.

Donald Feeg
  Donald Feeg – Doubles Champion
Jacob koons
Jacob Koons Handicap Champion
Jon Zadzora
Jon Zadzora Singles Champion

2017 Pennsylvania All State Teams

The PSSA has announced their 2017 Pennsylvania All State Teams. Ian Recla is captain of the men’s team, Debbie Ohye Neilson captain of the Ladies team, Phillip Criado captain of the Sr. Vet team, Larry Shade captain of the Vet team and Luke Cowart, captain of the Junior/Sub-Junior team.2017 Official State Teams

 

2017 Pennsylvania All State Team Members

Men’s – First Team

Rank Name Singles Handicap Doubles Average
1 Ian
Recla – Captain
98.64 92.04 93.89 94.86
2 Frank
Pascoe
98.74 90.93 94.48 94.72
3 Donald
Shaffer, Jr.
97.44 91.04 95.15 94.54
4 Ian
Darroch
98.09 89.24 95.82 94.38
5 Glenn
Lash
96.46 92.38 93.41 94.08
6 John
Pettibone
96.64 90.50 94.63 93.92
7 Steve
Miller
98.08 90.46 92.57 93.70
8 Steve
Huber
98.60 90.32 92.19 93.70
9 Joel
Etchen
97.78 88.32 94.60 93.57
10 Kenneth
Darroch
98.26 86.48 95.63 93.46

Men’s – Second Team

Rank Name Singles Handicap Doubles Average
11 Cody
Davis
95.22 90.80 94.29 93.44
12 Jay
Greisimer
96.71 89.26 93.70 93.22
13 Adam
Stefkovich
97.36 91.43 90.83 93.21
14 John
Manetta II
97.26 88.29 93.89 93.15
15 Doug
Worrell
97.30 87.90 93.25 92.82
16 Don
Neilson, Jr.
97.47 87.69 93.17 92.78
17 Mark
Polojac
96.91 86.33 94.17 92.47
18 Jerome
Stefkovich
97.67 87.13 92.39 92.40
19 Donald
Feeg
96.29 87.76 92.81 92.29
20 James
Hoffman
96.24 89.00 91.27 92.17

Ladies – First Team

Rank Name Singles Handicap Doubles Average
1 Deborah
Ohye Neilson – Captain
98.96 92.47 95.10 95.51
2 Bethany
Breighner
94.18 89.29 92.64 92.04
3 Tammy
Van Blargen Hensel
96.39 90.42 86.00 90.94
4 Lisa
Long
94.02 88.45 89.06 90.51
5 Kim
Bateman
97.00 85.78 88.60 90.46
6 Linda
Loughran
95.04 88.30 84.25 89.20
7 Robyn
Bird
95.45 84.74 87.41 89.20
8 KayLynn
Hamilton
94.00 84.87 83.85 87.57
9 Donna
Natcher
95.63 83.15 83.52 87.43
10 Diane
Arner
94.80 88.47 78.60 87.29

Ladies – Second Team

Rank Name Singles Handicap Doubles Average
11 Genevieve
Davis
88.61 88.10 85.06 87.26
12 Michelle
Shaffer
89.19 88.45 80.93 86.19
13 Susan
Owens
92.59 84.05 81.43 86.02
14 Marcy
Plunkett
94.53 86.81 75.71 85.68
15 Jean
McCord
92.14 85.72 75.36 84.41

Sr. Vet – First Team

Rank Name Singles Handicap Doubles Average
1 Philip
Criado – Captain
97.70 89.63 93.12 93.48
2 Wilbur
Ruhl
97.33 90.77 89.50 92.53
3 Sheldon
Hostetter
96.64 87.15 93.08 92.29
4 John
Minjock
94.73 88.88 91.55 91.72
5 Fred
Williams
95.93 87.52 90.00 91.15
6 Mike
Poore
96.17 88.80 88.17 91.05
7 Niles
Oehrli
96.32 87.00 87.56 90.29
8 Jack
Jabs
93.45 89.85 86.58 89.96
9 Pat
Geiser
94.12 90.71 84.27 89.70
10 Lou
Sartoris
94.78 88.94 85.24 89.65

Sr. Vet – Second Team

Rank Name Singles Handicap Doubles Average
11 Harry
Coyle
94.44 86.37 88.18 89.66
12 Jim
Blevins
94.57 85.32 89.00 89.63
13 Frank
Legdon
96.91 87.44 84.50 89.62
14 John
DiFabio
94.26 83.59 90.08 89.31
15 Bruce
Malone
95.71 90.92 80.60 89.08

Vet – First Team

Rank Name Singles Handicap Doubles Average
1 Larry
Shade – Captain
98.10 93.28 91.15 94.18
2 Bart
Walker
96.12 84.95 93.37 91.48
3 Curtis
Paul
97.46 87.39 89.46 91.44
4 Charles
Austin
94.50 88.23 90.90 91.21
5 Emerson
Bornman
94.48 87.62 90.25 90.78
6 John
Worner
95.25 86.70 89.05 90.33
7 Henry
Sproat
95.12 87.25 88.55 90.31
8 Bill
Walsh
95.05 88.50 85.81 89.79
9 Herman
Glover
95.52 85.40 86.65 89.19
10 Regis
Hess
95.04 85.33 86.94 89.10

Vet – Second Team

Rank Name Singles Handicap Doubles Average
11 Wayne
Shadel
92.42 87.67 86.91 89.00
12 Richard
Shaffer
93.50 89.09 84.20 88.93
13 Bruce
Rex
93.57 85.86 86.19 88.54
14 Robert
Finkenbinder
95.24 88.33 80.94 88.17
15 John
Cashman
91.91 86.86 84.00 87.59

Junior/Sub-Junior –
First Team

Rank Name Singles Handicap Doubles Average
1 Luke
Cowart – Captain
98.89 90.00 95.78 94.89
2 Evan
Mood
97.04 88.20 95.83 93.69
3 Jack
Noftz
96.39 87.83 91.17 91.80
4 Christian
Koebler
94.57 88.94 90.07 91.19
5 Wesley
Beaver
94.82 88.92 88.33 90.69

Junior/Sub-Junior –
Second Team

Rank Name Singles Handicap Doubles Average
6 Aaron
Hower IV
94.35 88.67 87.95 90.32
7 Chris
Macneal
94.32 83.70 90.81 89.61
8 Stephen
Macneal
96.74 88.84 81.73 89.10
9 Micah
Fmura
92.00 87.06 78.94 86.00
10 Ron
Ostrowski
87.15 81.00 72.69 80.28