Welcome to the Tri County Trap Club Web Site
The 2017/2018 shoot year is under way! Good luck to all shooters who actively participate!
Ninety one singles, eighty seven handicap and seventy eight doubles shooters took part in the October shoot.
Four new members joined the club; Mark Harp, Nick Sanchez, Steve Smith, and Charles Storm III. Three returning members rejoined for the coming year; Si Allen, Ken Jossenberger, Bob Slough, and Charles Storm
One guest took part in the shoot; Jeff Paull . We hope you enjoyed the day and will consider becoming a member.
Our HOA Champion for October is Al Yapelli with a score of 196.
Watch this space for announcements and calendars for the 2017/2018 shoot year.Version 12 of the Club Rules has been adopted and has been published on the Rules and Bylaws tab above. Go the Rules and Bylaws page to see current rules and prior versions.
The photo gallery is back!!. A new slide show has been created that will run on all browsers and tablets. The pictures are great and really add lot to the shoot experience. Thanks to Herb Jones and John Kinum for taking this months pictures. The club has a couple of simple cameras for taking the pictures. Get involved and volunteer to take pictures one month. See John Carmadella or Mike Goff for the details.
Continuing Changes for the 2016/2017 Shoot Year:
- Prize money will remain at the double rate: up
from prior years to the current $20.00 per event. That’s $80.00
if you win your Singles Class, your Doubles Class, your Handicap Class
and HOA Class.
- Guaranteed minimum payout on Handicap Jackpot Prize!
It costs $2 to enter and you need to have participated in the handicap
event for six shoots to establish your handicap distance and eligibility.
A score of 50 wins, and if there is no winner, a score of 49 takes
half the pot. If the pot is below $50.00 for winners
or $25.00 for half Jackpot winners, the club will make
up the difference.
Early-Bird doubles are up and running. Speed Lane works best or be through the line by 7:30 and ready to go at 8:00AM with your gear in hand. It may be just the ticket for hot weather shooting.
Guest shooters of all skill levels are always welcome, so come on out
and shoot with us.
* Membership applications are available under the "application" tab on this home page.
* Please see Rules & Bylaws for award eligibility.
Our shoots are held at Redlands Shooting Park.
Sign-up 7:30 to 9:00 AM.
Members and guests are welcome.
|October 1, 2017||April 8, 2018*|
|November 5, 2017||May 6, 2018|
|December 3, 2017||June 3, 2018|
|January 7, 2018||July 1, 2018|
|January 28, 2018*||August 5, 2018|
|March 4, 2018||August 26, 2018*|
|*Note: These dates are not the first Sunday of the month.|
You may either Pre-Squad or Pre-Squad with Speed Lane. Pre-Squad is reserved squad & post- Regular line for handicapping and cashier. Speed Lane is pre-squad with pre-paid and pre-handicapping Speed Lane has your shoot ticket prepared in advance, pick it up and shoot
Pre-Squad or Speed Lane call Margot Bachenberg 909-628-8408 or email her
100 Targets, 6 Classes
50 Targets, 5 Groups
25 Pair, 6 Classes
Lewis Purse: three classes $10 entry - singles only everyone
Handicap Jackpot: $2 entry, members only may enter after 6 shoots
Each yardage shoots for its own Jackpot: 50 = 100% / 49 = 50%, ties split
Monthly Buckle Program for 2016 - 2017
Each shoot month three buckles or a cash prize will be awarded: Senior Veteran (70+), and two classes in Singles, Doubles and Handicap on a rotating basis. You may only win one per event per year. Eligible Singles and Doubles classes are rotated each month
Bill and Ruthie Hunter Sterling Silver Awards
Monthly: The Sterling Silver Money Clip will be awarded to a rotating Handicap Yardage.
Monthly: The Sterling Silver Necklace will be awarded to High Lady in rotating events.
There are monthly prizes for all winning members, in all
classes and yardage.
HOA, Singles, Handicap, Doubles, Hi Lady, Hi Vet and Hi Jr.
The winner of tied scores is determined by long run.
Tri County Trap Club Annual Award Program
We have two award programs, the Annual Awards Program and the Twelve Point Buckle Program.
|The main difference is the Twelve Point Buckle Program does not have a minimum shoot attendance requirement in order to qualify. Earn your twelve points and you earn the buckle. You could earn one in as few as three months. In each future year, qualifiers will receive a diamond chip along with that year engraved on their buckle.|
|The Annual Awards Program is a "Best of 9" shoots format. You need a minimum of nine to qualify. It provides for an overall annual Grand Champion plus first place buckles to all classes and yardage groups. Ties receive duplicate buckles.|
|In addition to the Annual Awards there is annual qualifying for eligibility into the Champion of Champions competition held at the first shoot of the next target year. This annual event usually takes place in July and runs concurrent with the regular club shoot.|
Please see our Annual Award/ Rules/By-Laws tab available on our web site www.tricountytrap.com for the complete rules and eligibility requirements.
Earning 12 Point-Buckle Points
It takes 12 points to earn a 12-point buckle. A shooter can earn as many as 4 points per shoot. Points are earned two ways. You earn a point by shooting the high score in your in Singles class, Doubles class, HOA class or your Yardage group. Each high score in an event earns one point.
A point can also be earned by shooting a score equal to or better than prior target years average winning score in any of a shooter's classifications or yardage group.
Annual Membership $35.00/Apr-Sep $20.00
Family Membership $50.00/Apr-Sep $25.00
One Time Initiation Fee $30.00
Guests may shoot 2 times without paying the membership fees.
Averages and Reductions
Member's averages are calculated and maintained by the club handicapper. A shooter may refuse a reduction and stay at a minimum of that class or yardage for the remainder of the shoot year. It is each shooters responsibility to verify that he/she is properly classified prior to shooting the event.
Tri County Trap Club members compete in all 3 of the typical American Trap Disciplines, Singles, Handicap, and Doubles. Six classes for Singles and Doubles (AAA, AA, A, B, C & D) as well as five Yardage Groups (20, 21, 22-24, 25-26, & 27) accommodate all skill levels.
|AAA||98 and greater||46.5 and greater|
|AA||96.25 but less than 98||44.5 but less than 46.5|
|A||94.75 but less than 96.26||43 but less than 44.5|
|B||93 but less than 94.75||41.5 but less than 43|
|C||90 but less than 93||39 but less than 41.5|
|D||Less than 90||Less than 39|
|Handicap Reduction (All Yardage)||43|
If you win or tie in your class or yardage you move up one class or one yard.
Reductions are awarded based on a 3 score review system. This system levels the playing field by allowing each member to compete with other shooters of similar skill levels for the Monthly prizes and Annual Awards. You may refuse reductions. If you refuse a reduction, you must stay in at minimum that class or yardage for the remainder of the target year.
New non-ATA members are assigned to B class Singles and Doubles. They are assigned to the 20 Yard Line for the handicap event. Joining ATA members are assigned to their ATA class and yardage for three shoots then evaluated and the clubs classification method is used going forward.
Special Categories including Veterans, Senior Veterans, Ladies, and Juniors serve to further ensure each member's opportunity to compete successfully.
From either direction on Interstate 10, turn off at the Downtown Redlands off ramp and go straight 1 block to Orange, then head north on Orange. Redlands Shooting Park is on the left shortly after the stop sign. http://www.redlandsshootingpark.com
Have Fun and enjoy the day!