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Upcoming Shoots in June


Listed below are the upcoming skeet shoots for June.
Click on the links to see the flyers for each shoot:

June 1-3, Piedmont, Piedmont Open
June 8-10, Fairfax, Open Club Championships
June 9-10, Fort Lee, Hank Vance Open
June 14-17, Richmond, Elite Shotguns Classic
June 16, Dublin, Summer Heat Open
June 22-24, Shenandale, Page Kable Open
June 23, Triangle, Bob Hale Memorial Open
June 28-July 1, Brushy Mountain, Bill Rinkle Open
June 30, Kettlefoot, Kettlefoot #2 Open

2018 Krieghoff Masters

Congratulations to Pam Larrowe, who won HOA Lady Champion at the Masters in Savannah, Georgia this past weekend, with a mighty fine 396!  Meredith Tunick placed HOA Lady 3rd.  Pam also won HOA AA 1st, only one target behind Jason Ward, the HOA champ who shot a 397.  Congratulations, Pam!

You can see all the results on the NSSA website by clicking HERE


Upcoming Shoots in May


Listed below are the upcoming skeet shoots for the month of May.
Click on the links to see the flyers for each shoot:

May 5, Dublin, Doc Skewes Open
May 5-6, Fort Lee, Dewey Open
May 11-12, Chesapeake Bay, Hawaiian Shirt Open
May 11-13, Arrowhead, Virginia-Carolina Open
May 18-20, Richmond, Old Dominion Open
May 24-27, Halifax, Halifax Open
May 26, Triangle, Triangle Open
May 26-27, Arlington-Fairfax IWLA, Memorial Day Open

Upcoming Shoots for April


Listed below are the upcoming skeet shoots for the month of April.
Click on the links to see the flyers for each shoot:

Apr 6-7, Halifax, Poke Chop Saturday Open
Apr 7-8, Halifax, Poke Chop Sunday Open
Apr 7, Dublin, Spring Kickoff Open
Apr 7, Middlesex, Closed Club Shoot
Apr 14, Triangle, Stallard Open
Apr 20-22, Brushy Mountain, Spring Open
Apr 20-22, Fairfax, Virginia Open
Apr 21-22, Fort Lee, Foxwell & Roberts Open
Apr 27-29, Fredericksburg, Rebel Open

At the Virginia Open this year, Jeff Bond has added two other options, besides the usual Oklahomas, Optional Class Purse and Handicap options. Also included will be a 28 gauge 3-man blind team option, and a 12 gauge BCDE option.

The BCDE option is for 12 gauge shooters in B, C, D or E classes only, and the highest score each round divides the money, no shoot-offs. $10 entry fee.

The 28 gauge 3-man blind teams will be computer selected to make teams as even as possible based on shooting averages. All entry money is divided evenly among the three winning team members. $15 entry fee.

2018 NSSA Records Annual

The 2018 NSSA Records Annual is now available. Individual shooter’s scores are based on the 2017 shooting season. Click on the Records Annual icon in the right side bar to download the PDF version. A printed copy is free upon request to all Life Members. A limited number of copies remain, so order now. Life Members who have not previously received a copy may request one. Subject to availability, other members may purchase a printed Records Annual for $10. To order, contact Michelle Lee at mlee@nssa-nsca.com. Requests for Records Annuals will not be taken over the phone.

5th Annual Elite Shotguns Classic

It’s time to pre-register for the 5th Annual Elite Shotguns Classic, to be held June 14-17, 2018, at Conservation Park in Charles City, Virginia. Click HERE to visit the Elite Shotguns website and download the shoot flyer and pre-registration information. Send the squadding form and a $50 deposit PER SHOOTER for the main events and a $25 deposit PER SHOOTER for Doubles (make check payable to Howard Altman) to: 

Kate Altman
208 Flax Hill Road, Unit 26
Norwalk, CT 06854

For information, call 203-984-6800 or 203-247-6907 or email gypsyk8@hotmail.com. Shooters wishing to squad together must send entries and deposits in one envelope. Please indicate shooting order and name, address, phone number, email address, and NSSA number of each shooter.

Upcoming Shoots in March

We have two clubs holding shoots on Saturday, March 17th. The Fairfax Rod & Gun Club will be hosting its annual George Mason Open. This shoot has two flights of 20 gauge at 9:00 and 10:30, followed by two flights of 12 gauge at 1:30 and 3:00. Contact Jeff Bond at 703-926-9287 or email him at tjb1231@cox.net if you’re interested in shooting or refereeing. Click HERE to see the shoot flyer.

March 17th and 18th, the Airfield Shooting Club will host its annual Swamp Shooter’s Kickoff. This shoot offers all guns plus doubles. Cost is $25 per gun, with a cash prize for first place in each gun. Any shootoffs will be held Monday afternoon. Contact Richard Sutton via email at richardsutton@charter.net to register.

On March 30th and 31st (Fri and Sat), Chesapeake Bay will be hosting its annual Corona Open. This is an any gauge plus doubles shoot. Contact Richard Haynie at 804-436-6449 or Mark Scott at 804-333-3817 to sign up.

And finally, Kettlefoot will be having the Kettlefoot Open #1 shoot on Saturday, March 31st. This is a 12ga, 20ga and doubles shoot. Contact Wayne Wills at 423-878-2110 for more information.

2018 State Teams

The officers and staff of the Virginia Skeet Shooting Association are pleased to announce the 2018 Virginia State Skeet Teams!  Results are based on the 2017 shooting season.

Many thanks to Pat Knutson for compiling the statistics and to Billy Thurmond for double-checking all the figures.

You can also view the state teams under Awards > State Teams > 2018

Congratulations to all the state team award winners!

Urgent Call for Referees


Greetings everyone. As you may have read in Becky’s President’s Message, we have a serious need for new referees in our sport. Since I started shooting in Virginia in 1999, I’ve watched many junior, collegiate, and triple-sub shooters become active in skeet shooting. Unfortunately, very few have remained interested, and of those who are still shooting, even fewer have offered to assist with referee duties. Like Becky said, most of us older shooters got our start in skeet by refereeing, to help offset the cost of shooting. With the decline in the number of active shooters today, plus the number of aging referees who can no longer work the long hours they once did, we now need our younger shooters to step up and become referees. It’s time to start planning now, to replace those referees who have supported all of us for so many years.

I am currently working with Jeff Bond to hold a referee clinic at the Fairfax Gun Club. Tentatively scheduled for Sunday, March 4th, I invite all shooters, especially our younger shooters, to attend and learn what it takes to be a good skeet referee. Please consider bringing a friend, too.  We will start by going over the referee exam together, discussing each question as a group, and finally filling out the NSSA referee application. All Virginia shooters are counting on your support. Plus, I need new referees if I’m going to continue to help Becky and Judy run our state shoot each year. I hope as many of you as possible can attend this clinic. Stay tuned for updates as Jeff and I finalize our plans for this clinic.

I also plan to have a similar referee clinic at Conservation Park, at a date yet to be determined, before the nice weather gets here and we’re all busy attending shoots. I’ve already held very successful clinics at Middlesex and Shenandale, and certified over 30 new referees in the past two years. If any skeet directors or shoot managers at other Virginia clubs would like to host a clinic, please feel free to contact me so we can start making plans now.

For many years, NSSA has used the advertising slogan “youth is the future of our sport”, but that applies to all aspects of skeet, besides just shooting and competing. Please consider the contribution you can make to the future of skeet in Virginia by becoming a referee. All of us are counting on your support...

-Lane Hartle, Chief Referee

Red Nose Open and Valentine Open


Happy New Year to everyone, and welcome to the 2018 skeet season! This coming weekend, the Fairfax Gun Club will kick off the new season with their annual Red Nose Open on Saturday, January 20th. And on Saturday, February 17th, Fairfax will host their annual Valentine Open.  Both shoots are 12 gauge only, 100 target events.

Click HERE to see the flyer for both shoots.

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