Trap championship event draws people from near and far
Event was hosted by Yarmouth’s Highland Gun Club
The Atlantic Trap Championship was held for the first-time ever at Yarmouth’s Highland Gun Club from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2.
The championship event attracted 64 shooters in total – 43 of which travelled from outside the tri-county area. Many of the participants travelled with their spouses.
Some people travelled quite a distance to attend the event, including Dom Stevens who attended from Nanaimo, BC. There were also 10 participants from New Brunswick, three from the Dartmouth area, 12 from Newfoundland, 12 from Ontario and 5 from Quebec.
Scott Kennedy ( NS), Justin Faulkner & Lucas McCollum (NB), Jacob Ott (ON), and Shane Dollimount (NL) all shot their first 25 straight rounds.
A total of 48,700 targets thrown over four days.
Eighty-four people attended a social banquet hosted at the Rodd Grand Hotel, with local seafood donated by Captains Choice and Inshore Fisheries.
Prizes awarded included 17 hand-carved and painted wooden duck decoys by the South Shore’s Ducky Schnare.
In attendance were a wide range of ladies and men’s competitors, ranging in age from the youngest Lucas McCollum (NB) who is 16 years old, to the oldest Paul Bailey (NL) who is 85 years old.
Louis d’Entremont is the president of the club and Douglas Blades is the vice-president and chairman of the Shoot Committee.
A full list of results and winners, as well as event pictures, can be found at Highland Gun Club’s Facebook page, or at www.shootatlantic.com.