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FTSC CLUB NEWS

Updated July.17/2017

    22nd Annual Beretta Atlantic Sporting Clays Challenge

    President Laurence Gilbey with shoot champ Shawn Stitt

    July. 02, 2017 - The 22nd Annual Beretta Atlantic Sporting Clays Challenge was held on Sunday July 2nd under ideal weather conditions. This 100 target event over 14 stations attracted 128 shooters from the Maritimes, as well as from Ontario and Quebec.  FTSC President, Laurence Gilbey commented that this event, which was the brainchild of the late George Lindsay and the legendary Ray Woodill, marked the beginning of our Club’s  growth and development.  The enthusiastic devotion of our members has been the key to ensuring our continued success.

    We were particularly pleased to have Beretta Canada’s Pedro Bonifacio join us for the day. Pedro remarked that this FTSC event, and others, have been widely recognized for their contribution to the development of sporting clays in the Maritimes and beyond. Pedro was joined by George McAuley, the area representative for Beretta firearms, as well as Ross Faulkner, The Gun Dealer, who once again brought his mobile shop, as well as a complete display of fine Beretta shotguns for us to view, handle and purchase.  Special thanks are offered to Ross and the folks from Beretta for also donating a $2,800 Beretta A400 Xcel Sporting Clays shotgun which was won on a draw by Bob Little from McAdam.

    HOA for the day was posted by Shawn Stitt from Montreal who blistered our course with a score of 97. First Runner-up was Chris McLaughlin from Tennants Cove who shot 89. Lucas McCollum of FTSC was the second Runner-up, also with a score of 89, but had a shorter run than Chris. Lucas, who had not yet turned 15, was also the Junior Champion. High score for the ladies went to Cathy Hayes from Tennants Cove with 87.

    Sincere thanks go to Brian Lewis, Eugene Bilodeau, Tim Hicks, Shawn Haley, Ray Boucher and Ralph Perry for their considerable efforts in ensuring that we had a worthy course for the shoot. As has happened previously, the weather on the day prior to the shoot was less than hospitable, which complicated the many tasks needed to get the course ready. All agreed that it was indeed a “good course” with some vaguely familiar targets and several that were not – the kind of diversity that challenges us and keeps us interested!

    A special thanks goes to John Mossman and the folks at Hawkins Equipment Ltd who graciously loaned the club the use of a Polaris 570 Ranger 4X4 to help move machines and targets into position on the course. Shawn Haley gladly took responsibility for thoroughly washing the ATV before returning it to the Hawkins shop.

    Thanks to Rachel Clarke and other club members who helped with tabulating and posting the scores and determining the NSCA Canada Class Winners receiving medals. A group photo of the class winners was taken and will be available on the NSCA Canada website along with the names of the winners.

    Once again, Nancy and Gary Gallop were on site to provide hungry shooters with a great lunch of burgers.

    Our next shoot is the 100 target Browning – New Brunswick Open – Sporting Clays Championship to be held on Saturday August 12. Pre-registration is required and entry forms are available on our website: ft-sc.com

    See  you there!

    Beretta Photo Gallery

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    2017 Winchester Ammunition Open Classic Shoot

    HOA shooter Brian Lewis with President Laurence Gilbey.

    June, 2017 - FTSC embarked on a new venture for the Club’s annual June Sporting Clays Shoot. Specifically, the Winchester Ammunition Open Classic Shoot was held over a two-day period. On Saturday June 10, the Day 1 Shoot was in the familiar format in which squads of 5 competed individually on the 100 target, 12 station course. A total of 100 entrants from the Maritime Provinces and Maine were presented with an interesting and challenging course, but an enjoyable one nevertheless. We are especially thankful for the support from Winchester Ammunition and the company’s Regional Representative, Darren Hasson. Each of the entrants was given a box of Winchester AA Super Sport sporting clays ammunition at registration. Moreover, flats of AA ammunition were provided as prizes for the top three shooters of the day. A special sale price for AA ammunition was also offered by Ross Faulkner, The Gun Dealer who once again brought his mobile shop to the club with its full complement of Browning, Beretta, Perazzi, Kreighoff and Blaser fine sporting clays shotguns. George McAuley, the Regional Representative for Beretta firearms was also on hand with a great display of the latest models of sporting clays and other shotguns.

    Bev Brown and Pam Love once again hosted a great steak dinner with all the “fixin’s”.

    This NSCA Registered Shoot was also the first in the 2017 Atlantic Series of sporting clays shoots in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. HOA for the Day 1 shoot went to Brian Lewis of FTSC with a score of 89. First Runner-Up was Chris McLaughlin of the Tenants Cove Club with 83. There were three scores of 80 posted by Jason Thomas and Ralph Grant from Nova Scotia, and by David Larkin from Maine. However, Jason had the longest consecutive run and was therefore declared Second Runner-Up. The top women’s score of 74 was posted by Cathy Hayes of Tenant’s Cove and the Junior Champion was Lucas McCollum of FTSC with 75.

    NSCA Class Winners were presented with medals by George McAuley, the NSCA Regional Representative and their scores and group photo are posted on the NSCA Canada web site.

    Many thanks are due to Brian Lewis, Eugene Bilodeau, Tim Hicks, Ray Boucher who set the course and did so under adverse weather conditions on the previous day. Thanks also to Rachel Clarke for her excellent job at tabulating and posting the scores.

    The Winchester Day 2 Shoot was a team event in which eight teams with five shooters each competed, with the top four scores of each team counted towards the total. Teams shot 100 targets on the 5-Stand course, followed by another 100 targets on the Sporting Clays course. HOA for the 5-Stand course with a score of 274/400 went to the “Tenants Cove Team” of Nick Howarth, Chris McLaughlin, Cathy Hayes, Adam Hayes and Jason Thomas. The Runner-up “FTSC Team” of David Larkin, Laurence Gilbey, John Roberts, Darren Hasson and Brian Lewis posted a score of 267.

    On the Sporting Clays course, the positions were reversed with the “FTSC Team being HOA with a score of 290/400 and the “Tenants Cove Team as RU with a score of 283/400. While the Day 2 Shoot was not an NSCA sanctioned event, medals were awarded along with Winchester AA ammunition.

    Thanks to Mike McNeill for the superb job he did on the Sunday cooking burgers for the hungry shooters!

    Thanks to all who participated and we look forward to seeing you once again at our next major shoot which is the Beretta Atlantic Sporting Clays Challenge being held on Sunday July 2. Pre-registration is required and that entry form can also be downloaded from our website.

    Winchester Ammunition Open Classic Shoot Photo Gallery

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    2017 FTSC Novice Program

    Instructors and Directors of the Fredericton Trap & Skeet Club pose with students of the 2017 Novice Program.

    April, 2017 - Our club has recently concluded it’s annual Novice Program. I would like to thank the program’s chairperson Mike Stairs for his many contributions and organizational skills, in making this years version, a successful endeavour. To the dedicated members who offered their qualified assistance over the four Saturday’s, your help was indispensible and much appreciated. Also worthy of honourable mention are the late George Lindsay and past president Bev Bacon who created and envisioned this teaching tool for our youth, over 10 years ago. Thanks also go to our supporting sponsors and affiliates, Winchester Ammunition, The Gun Dealer and The Ruffed Grouse Society. It is our intention to enhance the strengths and rewards that this program is offering to our young shooters and make them future ambassadors of our sport.

    Laurence Gilbey
    President

    Novice Program Photo Gallery

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    12th Annual Ruffed Grouse Society Maritime Clays Challenge

    HOA John Roberts with Brent Porter, President of the Fredericton Chapter of the RGS

    May. 07, 2017 - Because of the downpour on Saturday May 6, the Ruffed Grouse Society Challenge 100 target NSCA Registered sporting clays shoot was moved to Sunday May 8. The change in date meant only a few entrants were unable to attend, and in the end we had 81 shooters from regional clubs enjoy a great day of shooting under sunny skies with only light breezes. The course, set by Brian Lewis, offered a good mixture of interesting, sometimes deceiving, targets to challenge the shooters. All agreed it was a fun course and a great start to FTSC’s Sporting Clays Season.

    John Lockerbie, the RGS Canadian Coordinator was on hand to introduce Brent Porter, President of the Fredericton Chapter of the RGS who presented trophies to the winners. Once again, RGS also provided an excellent assortment of prizes available on a draw. In addition, RGS offered, by raffle, the choice of either a Weatherby O/U or autoloader shotgun which was won by Dick Platt. Funds raised by this shoot are important in helping to support RGS’ programs.

    The HOA went to John Roberts of FTSC who posted an 83; first runner-up was Eldon Belyea of FTSC with 82, and second RU was Adam Hayes of Tenants Cove with 80. Ladies Champ was Cathy Hayes from Tenants Cove with 78. The Junior Winner was Lucas McCollum of FTSC with a 78. Keeping with tradition, RGS also offered a trophy to the highest scorer who shot with a side-by-side. John Roberts was also the winner for this event.

    George McAuley, our Regional Representative for the National Sporting Clays Association (Canada) was on hand to present medals to class winners whose names will appear on the NSCA website. A group photo of the many winners was taken at the conclusion of the event.

    Sincere thanks are due to many club members and others who made the day a great success. First to Brian Lewis and his SC course team, who despite tough weather conditions, were able to prepare a first class course for the event. Thanks to RGS’s John Lockerbie and Brent Porter, as well as their committee members for providing a great selection of prizes. Rachel Clarke once again helped by ensuring the scores were properly posted in a timely manner; as well, she helped George McAuley in determining the NSCA medal winners. Thanks to Ross and Justin Faulkner for bringing the Gun Dealer mobile shop to the shoot and for the great display of Krieghoff, Blaser, Browning and other fine shotguns and shooting accessories. Once again, Nancy and Gary Gallop were on site to provide hungry shooters with a great lunch of burgers.

    Our next shoot, actually shoots, takes/take place on Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11. These two-day shoots are sponsored by Winchester Ammunition and are a new experiment for FTSC. The Saturday Shoot is the NSCA registered Winchester Ammunition Open Classic Shoot, and is also the first shoot in the Atlantic Series of Sporting Clays Shoots. Sunday’s Shoots are the Winchester Ammunition Team Shoot and the Winchester Ammunition Five-Stand Challenge. Details are provided in the Shoot Schedule tab on our website. Pre-registration is required and places will fill up quickly.

    As always, we look forward to seeing old friends and new visitors come to shoot at our events!

    RGS Photo Gallery

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    George Lindsay Memorial Skeet Shoot (mini 4 gun)

    Winner Dave Larkin receiving trophy from President Laurence Gilbey

    April. 23, 2017 - This year’s edition of the annual FTSC George Lindsay Memorial Four-Gun Skeet Shoot was held on April 23, Fortunately the 10cm+ snow from the previous day had mostly melted; however the weather was raw and cold and undoubtedly had an influence on posted scores of some shooters. A total of 20 participants entered the shoot, although not all were NSSA members, nor did they all shoot all four gauges. Nevertheless, it was great to see shooters come  out to honour the memory of one of the club’s “founding fathers” and indeed a venerable skeetsman who contributed much to the success of our club during his lifetime.

    The HOA of 193/200 was posted by Dave Larkin from Bangor, while second with 181 went to Brian Lewis of FTSC, and third place with a score of 170 was posted by Brian Urquhart also of FTSC and Grand Manan.

    The noon hour pizza lunch was once again a hit with the shooters and, no doubt, helped ward off the chilly temperatures.

    Our next major shoot of 2017 is the 12th Annual Ruffed Grouse Society Maritime Clays Challenge which will take place on Saturday, May 6. The shoot is limited to 150 entrants and pre-registration, available on our website, is required. We look forward to seeing you at this first of our major sporting clays events of 2017.

    2017 Preferred Hotel Rates for Visitors

     

    February. 20, 2017 - In order to take advantage of these special accomodation rates please print the document by clicking the link below and provide a signed copy during check-in

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    2017 FTSC Novice Program

     

    January. 22, 2017 - FTSC Novice Program page has been updated! To access the latest information on the program please access the link below.

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    2017 FTSC Annual General Meeting

     

    January. 08, 2017 - Annual General Meeting will be held at the FTSC Clubhouse on Sunday, January 8th @ 10:30 am. Storm date is January 15th and the meeting is open to members only. Membership renewals accepted after the meeting

     

    The 2016 Royal New Brunswick Rifle Association Shotgun Championship

    L-R RNBRA President Conrad Leroux, Shoot Champ Jeb Newhouse and President Laurence Gilbey

    September. 24, 2016 - The 8th Annual RNBRA Shotgun Championship was once again hosted by FTSC on Saturday, September 24th. Coincidentally, 2016 marks the 150thAnniversary of the founding of the Association, the year before Confederation. This is a remarkable achievement for a member of the New Brunswick Shooting Fraternity and much praise is due to present and past members for this significant historical milestone.

    The event, comprising 25 skeet, 25 trap and 50 sporting clays targets was attended by 35 shooters from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Maine. The day while sunny, was crisp with a slight breeze that only added interest to the presentations on the course, once again designed by Brian Lewis and Eugene Bilodeau.

    Jeb Newhouse from FTSC  was the HOA shooter with a score of 84. First Runner-up was Robert Sidler from Nova Scotia with 80. Second RU, secured by a longer run over Pennfield’s  John Leonard, both having scores of 78, was John Roberts from FTSC. Women’s Champ was Tracey Roberts also from FTSC with 66, and the Junior Champ was FTSC’s Lucas McCollum with 71.

    The Ruffed Grouse Society, represented by Canadian Coordinator John Lockerbie, presented a print and an engraved glassware set to John Roberts who had the highest score using a side-by-side double.

    RNBRA President, Conrad Leroux as well as Representative Stephen Stewart were on hand to present the handsome trophy plaques to each of the winners. Jeb Newhouse was also presented with a gold 150th Anniversary RNBRA Medal; one of only a few to be presented this year. In addition, Jeb,  Tracey and Lucas  will have their names engraved on the permanent plaque hanging in the FTSC clubhouse.

    Once again excellent BBQ burger meals were provided to the shooters by Nancy and Gary Gallop.

    Our next event will be our Christmas Charity informal shoot to take place on Sunday, December 4th and will feature 50 skeet or 50 compact sporting clays targets, replete with light complementary snacks. In the meantime, the club will be open on Sundays from noon onwards, initially for trap and skeet, and later in the fall for compact sporting clays as well.

    RNBRA Photo Gallery

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    Browning – NB Open – Sporting Clays Championship

    Chris McLaughlin accepts the HOA award from FTSC President Laurence Gilbey.

    August. 13, 2016 - The annual Browning – NB Open – Sporting Clays Championship was hosted by the FTSC under ideal weather conditions with an attendance of 130 shooters from Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Maine.  We were especially pleased to have our first 5 man squad from Newfoundland. It was most enjoyable to share our related shotgun shooting knowledge and sporting clays experiences.


    This 100 clay shoot was our third and final NSCA registered shoot for this year. NSCA members accounted for 55% of the participants (71 shooters). NSCA class and concurrent class medals were awarded accordingly by Maritime NSCA representative George McAuley.  Browning  awards were also presented to HOA, 1st Runner up, 2nd Runner up, High ladies and High junior. Target setters Brian, Eugene and their group of capable assistants worked their magic on 12 stations for this fun and challenging shoot. Our 6 trap, 5 stand provided a warmup opportunity for many shooters.  A large thank you to Rachel Clark, Bev Brown and Pam Love for reconfirming scores and compiling statistics.


    Ross and Justin Faulkner (The Gun Dealer) were on site for the day along with Browning representative Ron Keeley. There was an extensive display of Browning guns, ammunition and accessories stationed around  the Gun Dealer trailer. Browning provided two shotguns to be won by random draw. Jim Legge from Newfoundland (St. John’s Rod and Gun Club) won the Winchester pump and Terry Nickerson (Tennants Cove Club) won the Browning Maxus. There was also a Browning  gun safe - silent auction. The winning bid was submitted by Ralph Hanscome. Other numerous prizes were supplied by Browning and won by random draw. We are very pleased to showcase the Browning line of products at this sponsored event and are most appreciative of their ongoing support.


    The HOA winner was Chris McLaughlin of Tennants Cove Club with a score of 87. 1st Runner up was Robert Sidler of FTSC, also with a score of 87. Chris had the longer consecutive run of broken targets, 25 versus 22 by Robert.  2nd Runner up went to John Roberts from FTSC with a score of 86. High lady was Tracey Roberts of FTSC with a score of 77. High Junior was Lucas McCollum of FTSC with a score of 76.


    A shoot would not be complete without a lunch.  Thanks to Nancy and Gary Gallop for managing the BBQ area and feeding the masses.


    Our next and final shoot for 2016 will be the 8th Annual RNBRA 100 clay event on Saturday, September 24th. There will be 25 skeet, 25 trap and 50 sporting clays. We are presently shooting sporting clays on Tuesday evenings until September 27th.  Trap and skeet on Wednesday evening will wrap up on September 28th.  On October 1st we will be returning to our winter hours (Sunday’s only, 12 noon to 4 pm) until May 1st, 2017.

    Browning Photo Gallery

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    21st Annual Beretta Atlantic Sporting Clays Challenge

    John Robert HOA winner with Laurence Gilbey.

    July. 02, 2016 - The 21th Annual Beretta Atlantic Sporting Clays Challenge was hosted once again by FTSC on Saturday July 2. This second of our NSCA sponsored sporting clays shoots saw 138 shooters representing several clubs in the Maritimes come to our club for a great day of clay target shooting. Other than a passing storm late in the afternoon, the weather was perfect for the shoot. Eugene Bilodeau and his team of course setters did an outstanding job of providing a world class- worthy selection of targets at 13 stations for the 100 target shoot.

    Once again Ross Faulkner, The Gun Dealer, teamed with Stoeger Canada Ltd represented by Luc Lamirande, Manon Hebert and John Day to provide a great display of fine Beretta shotguns. As well, Ross and Justin were on hand with their mobile shop with a wide range of shooting accessories, as well as Beretta shotguns for purchase. Our Club very much appreciates the ongoing support we have received from Ross, Stoeger Canada and Beretta over the last 26 years!

    John Roberts of Hampton/Tenant’s Cove was the HOA with a score of 87. Right behind John was Nick Howarth as 1st RU with 86, who in turn was followed by 2nd RU Adam Hayes of  Tenant’s Cove with 85. The Ladies Champ was Cathy Hayes of Tenant’s Cove with 76. The Junior Champ was Bret Whitman from Nova Scotia with a score of 71.

    The winner of the $2,500 Beretta A 400 Sporting model shotgun, graciously donated by Stoeger/Beretta, was John Morrison of Hampton.

    Our NSCA Atlantic Representative, George McAuley was on hand to present trophies to the high scorers, as well as medals to the NSCA class winners.

    Once again excellent food services were provided by Nancy and Gary Gallop. Thanks also to Brian and Rachel and all the many others who contributed their time and talents to making this year’s shoot a real winner.

    FTSC’s next formal shoot is the Browning NB Open Sporting Clays Championship which will be held on Saturday, August 13th. Pre-registration is required and the registration form is available for download from our website: www.ft-sc.com . In the meantime the club is open Tuesday evenings for sporting clays; Wednesday evening for trap and skeet, and Sundays from noon onwards for trap and skeet.

    Beretta Photo Gallery

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    The Ruffed Grouse Society Sporting Clays Shoot

    Winner Rich Johnson receiving plaque from President Laurence Gilbey

    June. 11, 2016 - FTSC held its first major sporting clays shoot of 2016 on Saturday June 11th. The shoot attracted the largest number of entrants in the history of the RGS Shoot with 136 shooters from clubs in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Maine, Ontario and Alberta.

    John Lockerbie, the Canadian Coordinator for RGS, was on hand with a fine collection of prizes offered on a draw, as well as the familiar “Toonie Draw” for some additional attractive prizes. RGS also donated a Weatherby shotgun which was won by the lucky ticket held by Tammy Murphy of PEI.

    Ross Faulkner, The Gun Dealer, brought his mobile store once again with displays of fine shotguns and other shooting accessories. As always, we are grateful for his continued support of regional shooting sports!

    This year the RGS HOA was claimed by Rich Johnson of Nova Scotia with a score of 92/100. There were two other 92’s registered; however, since Rich had the “longest run” he was declared the winner. First RU was FTSC’s Brian Lewis while second RU went to John Dove of Nova Scotia.

    The Ladies Championship went to Cathy Hayes of Tennant’s Cove with an 83, while the Junior Champ was Mathew Wainwright with a 64. Donovan Clark, who also shot 64, was declared 1st RU since he had a shorter “longest run”.

    Many thanks to Eugene Bilodeau, who together with his team, set a course that was both interesting and challenging as would be expected on an NSCA/Atlantic Series sporting clays shoot. Thanks also to Bev and Pam in the kitchen who kept the food flowing to hungry shooters!

    The RGS Shoot was also FTSC’s first experience at holding an NSCA sanctioned Sporting Clays shoot. In honour of the occasion, R.J. Eldred an NSCA delegate from Ontario and Luther Cutts an NSCA delegate from Alberta joined our own George McAuley, an Atlantic Canada delegate at the shoot. R.J. explained the mission of the NSCA and presented medals to class winners from amongst the 70 entrants who are NSCA members. A detailed list of class winners will be available on the NSCA website.

    Coincidentally, the RGS Shoot at FTSC was also the first of five shoots to be held in the Atlantic Shoot Series. The remaining four are: the Nova Sporting Clay Shoot on July 9th; the Fox Harb’r Shoot on July 31st, the Tennant’s Cove Shoot on August 20th and the Hanscome’s Outdoor Adventure Shoot on September 18th. At the conclusion of the shoot series a handsome trophy will be presented to the HOA of all the shoots.

    FTSC’s next major shoot is the Beretta Atlantic Sporting Clays Challenge to be held on Saturday July 2nd. Pre-registration is required for this shoot as well. For convenience, the registration form can be downloaded from our website: www.ft-sc.com

    Ruffed Grouse Society Shoot Photo Gallery

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    George Lindsay Memorial 4-Gun Mini Shoot

    Winner Dave Larkin receiving trophy from President Laurence Gilbey

    May. 07, 2016 - The 2016 edition of the George Lindsay Memorial 4 Gun Mini-Shoot was held on Saturday May 7 with shooters attending from Maine, Grand Manan, Miramichi, Moncton as well as from FTSC. Other than a few gusts of wind and a few sprinkles, the weather was perfect for the 200 target shoot. Dave Larkin from Bangor was the high gun with 191/200 while Brian Lewis from FTSC was runner-up with 185/200.

    Thanks to Brian Lewis for skillfully organizing the shoot, to Dave Chamberlain for dedicated course management and to Louis Caissie for helping with the refereeing.

    Our next major shoot will be Saturday June 11th for the 11th Annual Ruffed Grouse Society Maritime Clays Challenge. Pre-registration is required for this shoot, so if you have not already done so, please check our website (www.ft-sc.com) where you can download the Registration Form.

    In the meantime, the club is now open on Tuesday evenings for sporting clays (rain date on Thursday), as well as for trap and skeet on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons.


 

    FTSC Annual General Meeting

    January. 10, 2016 - Annual General Meeting will be held at the FTSC Clubhouse on Sunday, January 10th @ 10:30 am. Storm date is January 17th and the meeting is open to members only.

    Royal New Brunswick Rifle Association's 7th Annual Provincial Shotgun Championship

    L-R Steven Stewart, shoot champ David Larkin and President Laurence Gilbey

    September. 26, 2015 - FTSC hosted the Royal New Brunswick Rifle Association's 7th Annual Provincial Shotgun Championship. This shoot, the last of our 2015 formal shoots, comprised 25 skeet, 25 trap and 50 sporting clays targets. There were 43 entrants from various clubs in New Brunswick; we were also pleased to see David Larkin come to the shoot from Bangor, Maine.

    The weather was perfect; sunny with little breeze to disturb the targets. The FTSC Sporting Clays Committee once again set the course with targets that were both interesting and occasionally challenging.

    David Larkin gave a masterful display of clay target shooting with a score of 98/100 and was declared the Senior Champion. First Runner-up with a score of 92 was John Roberts from the Tennant's Cove Club. Second Runner-up with 86 was Brian Urquhart of the Grand Manan Club. The Ladies Champion was Nancy Robison with 70; while the Junior Champion with 89 was Lucas McCallum also from the Tennant's Cove Club. Steven Stewart from the RNBRA was on hand to present the trophies to the winners. Once again Nancy and Gary Gallop provided the BBQ-ing services, ably assisted in the kitchen by Bev Brown.

    The club is now open on Sunday from noon till closing for skeet and trap.

    Stay tuned for club news which will include an announcement of when the winter compact sporting clays course opens. The Sporting Clays Committee developed this activity last year which proved very popular for Sunday afternoon clay target shooting and is expected to generate even more interest this coming season.

    RNBRA Photo Gallery

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    Browning NB Open Sporting Clays Championship

    President Laurence Gilbey with shoot champ David Larkin

    August. 15, 2015 - FTSC's final 100 target sporting clays event of 2015, the Browning NB Open, was held on Saturday August 15 under hot and humid weather. This was a banner year for the event as there were 166 shooters, considerably more thanever before. We had strong representation from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, as well as from Miramichi, Pennfield, Tenant's Cove, Moncton and Saint John. We were also pleased to once again see David Larkin from Bangor Maine, and Fred Duke from Vancouver.

    We continue to be very grateful to the tremendous support we receive from Browning Canada and Ross Faulkner, the Gun Dealer, who provided a healthy prize table and donated a Browning Maxus shotgun for a door prize draw. As well, Browning, represented by Jack Keeley, the Regional Manager, arranged for us to offer a $2,700 safe, draw tickets for which had been on sale since earlier this year. Special thanks also to Justin Faulkner, who brought the Gun Dealer mobile shop to the club once again, with a great selection of Browning Shotguns and other fine shooting accessories for sale.

    The course for this event, while challenging, was enjoyed by all who attended and many favourable comments were received on the interesting target presentations. Thanks to Nancy Robison, Jeff Trites, Barbie Trites, Pat Carew, John and Lyndon Fila, Tim Hicks, Eugene Bilodeau and all the other members of the Sporting Clays Committee for the inordinate amount of work devoted to getting the course prepared for the event. Thanks also to all those members who helped out with registration, tallying/posting scores, and all of the other tasks that helped make this a successful day of shooting!

    The 2015 NB Open Champ is David Larkin from Bangor who had the high score of 87. First runner-up was Chris McLaughlin from the Tenant's Cove Gun Club with 86. There was a tie at 83 for second runner-up between Mike Stairs of FTSC and Adam Hayes of the Tenant's Cove Club. However, Adam had the longest consecutive run and was declared the 2nd RU. The women's champion was Cathy Hayes from Tenant's Cove with 76. The Junior Champ was Owen MacDonald from FTSC with 65.

    The winner of the Browning Safe was Peter O'Neill, while Nick Howarth's name was drawn as winner of the Browning Maxus Hunter shotgun.

    David Russell won the 50-50 draw and took home a tidy sum.

    Thanks to Brian Lewis who provided an interesting compact sporting clays course on one of our skeet fields for those who wished to sharpen their eyes before the main event, or who just wanted to shoot more targets.

    Once again Nancy and Gary Gallop provided the BBQ-ing services, ably assisted in the kitchen by Bev Brown. Thanks are also due to Derek Porter and his Scouts Canada troop for their invaluable assistance in helping make the event run smoothly.

    Our next event will be the Royal New Brunswick Rifle Association's Shotgun Championship event on September 26. This event will feature 25 skeet, 25 trap and 50 sporting clays targets. In the meantime the club is open on Tuesdays for evening sporting clays, on Wednesday late afternoon/evening for trap, skeet and wobble trap, and on Sunday from noon till closing for trap, skeet and wobble trap.

    Browning Photo Gallery

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    FTSC 25th Anniversay Shoot

    President Laurence Gilbey with HOA winner Robert Sidler

    July. 25, 2015 - On Saturday, July 25th the Fredericton Trap & Skeet Club celebrated its twenty five years of existence with a 100 clay, sporting clay event. This one-time special shoot was conceived by our hard working SC committee as an appropriate way to mark a milestone in our history.  Forty six shooters participated under mainly sunny skies and calm winds. A self-serve lunch of burgers and sausages was included in the fifty dollar entry fee. An array of fun prizes were made available for the top scoring men’s, ladies and junior shooters.  As a bonus, if a shooter shot a randomly placed flash clay, they won an anniversary FTSC mug. All in all, a fun inspired day with like-minded friends.

    HOA with a score of 91 – Robert Sidler

    First runner up with an 88 – John Roberts

    Second runner up with an 86 - Joe Cairns

    High Ladies with a score of 77 - Nancy Robison

    High Junior with a score of 68 - Lucas McCollum

    Our next major shoot will be the Browning - NB – Open Sporting Clays Championship on August 15th. Preregistration is required for this 100 clay event. Contact Laurence GIlbey at 458-2707 or gilbey2707@rogers.com to register.

    25th Anniversary Photo Gallery

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