From The Delegate
September is do over month!
Am I the only one that looks forward to September as “Do Over Month!” September is the beginning of the new target year and I always get visions of grandeur of becoming a “AAA”, “AAA” 27 yard shooter by the years end. Don’t we all? Of course we know that ain’t happening (for me anyway) . BUT! strangers things have happened. The point being is we all are starting with a clean slate. What choices are we going to make to reach our goals. What are we going to do to be better than we were the last year!
Florida Shoots for the Month
The new Shoot Cards are out so pick one up, find a Shoot and start on this years average.
Florida shoots for September are; (From the Shoot Card)
Flagler-Sept-1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29
Silver Dollar-Available every day for registered except Monday and Tuesday (closed)
Sarasota- Sept-3, 10, 17, 24
Palatka-Sept-7, 14, 21, 28
Imperial Polk-Sept-18, (check with the Imperial Polk Gun Club. I’m thinking they have added some Big-50 Shoots)
Chuluota-Sept-23 (this is another one. I think they shoot twice a month so check)
ATA Rule for the Month
Section VII. D. Failure To Fire (regarding doubles)
2. DOUBLES FAILURE TO FIRE- A contestant shall be allowed 2 failures to fire for any reason (other than stated in Paragraph C.2.) during each doubles sub-event per the following:
FIRST AND SECOND DOUBLES FAILURE TO FIRE
If the failure is on the FIRST SHOT and the shooter DOES NOT SHOOT at the second target- nothing is established for either target, SHOOT THE PAIR OVER.
If the failure is on the FIRST SHOT and the shooter FIRES AT the second target- Second target is established as shot- SHOOT THE PAIR OVER TO ESTABLISH THE FIRST TARGET ONLY.
If the failure is on the SECOND TARGET- first target is established as shot- SHOOT THE PAIR OVER TO ESTABLISH THE SECOND TARGET ONLY (See exception in VII., E.,11., f)
ALL ADDITIONAL (3 OR MORE) DOUBLES FAILURES TO FIRE
If the failure to fire is on the FIRST SHOT and the SECOND TARGET IS SHOT- first target is LOST, second target is scored as shot.
If the failure is on the FIRST SHOT and the SECOND TARGET IS NOT SHOT-first target is LOST, pair is shot over to establish second target only.
If the failure is on the SECOND SHOT and the FIRST TARGET IS SHOT- first target is scored as shot, second target is LOST.
3. Machine gunning or doubling only occurs in doubles events…The referee / scorer shall rule this occurrence a “failure to fire”, the results of which shall NOT be scored. The contestant shall be required to shoot the pair again and results scored accordingly.
Please join me in welcoming MEXICO into the Amateur Trapshooting Association. Mexico is now a part of the Southwestern Zone.
The Florida Trap Shooters Association is an organization that all Florida shooters are a part of. The organization in one form or another has been around for over a hundred years. Members please learn about the workings of the organization and your local gun clubs. Please read the by-laws (found at floridatrap.com/fta-by-laws) . Ask ex officers for a rundown on how the business works. You may be called upon to serve or have Ideas to better the FTA. Don’t be shy.