Eight members of the Estevan Trapshooting Club travelled to Saskatoon from July 11-14 for the Provincial Trapshooting Championships.
Fifty-one shooters from Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba attended.
Jason Coldwell of Estevan had an outstanding weekend and was crowned the provincial singles champion, with a score of 196 out of 200.
“You just go and shoot at clay pigeons each time,” said club member Reg King. “There are 200, and if you hit one, that’s called a dead bird. He hit 196 out of 200.”
He was also the high all-round Class B handicap champion.
Everybody in the event is classified by their averages, King said, and group in divisions from AA to D.
Coldwell shot the most clay pigeons among those with his average.
Joe Harvey placed fifth in the Saskatchewan handicap championship.
King won the Class D singles open championship.
The club’s junior shooters, competing in the special category events, had an outstanding weekend. Logan King won the junior gold handicap, doubles and singles championships.
Chase McNabb won the junior doubles championship. Sam Meek won the sub junior handicap, doubles and singles championships.
Sam Meek and Rennie Meek won the parent-sub junior event. Chase McNabb and
Sheldon McNabb won the parent-junior event.
In singles, the shooters are trying to hit one clay pigeon. In doubles, they’re trying to pick off two, and they only have two shots to do it.
Estevan accounted for three of the four Saskatchewan youths at provincials.
“They get some recognition from the community, they get recognition from the shooters that are there and they have a lot of fun,” said King.