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Friday, May 23, 2014

Zippo Sponsors Weekend Trap Shoot

The Bradford Gun Club’s 28th annual Zippo Trap Shoot competition will be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2014.

Registration for the Zippo Trap Shoot begins at 8:00 a.m. each day, and the first event starts at 9 a.m.

This is the first time that the popular competition, which is expected to draw more than 200 people from several states to the Bradford area, will be held on a three-day holiday weekend, said Mike Schuler, president of the Bradford Gun Club.

The Zippo sponsored competition, held at the Bradford Gun Club’s West Warren Road location, is a registered Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) event. All registered shooters will receive a complimentary Zippo baseball cap.

“The Bradford Gun Club is grateful for Zippo’s generous support of this shoot over the past 28 years,” Schuler said. “This is one of the premier shoots in the region and regularly attracts some of the most talented shooters, including many ATA All-Americans.”

The event is open to all levels of experience. Shooters are divided into several categories such as Juniors, Ladies, and Veterans.

Individuals will compete in three different trap shooting events: singles, handicap, and doubles. According to ATA guidelines, in singles events, all entrants stand at the 16-yard line and fire at one target at a time; in handicap, participants are assigned a yardage from 18 to 27 yards (according to averages and known ability) and fire at one target at a time; in doubles, two targets are released at the same time and each contestant, standing at the 16-yard line, is allowed one shot for each.

Camping sites with water and electricity will be available on a first come, first served basis. The Bradford Gun Club’s kitchen will be open during event hours.

Spectators are welcome to watch all events; awards and recognitions will take place on Monday, starting at 3 p.m.

Information about competition registration fees, future events, and trapshooting rules can be found on the Bradford Gun Club website: bradfordgunclub.com or by calling Mike Schuler at 814-598-2186.

Pictured, Longtime Bradford Gun Club member Ed Konwinski prepares for the 28th annual Zippo Trap Shoot, being held May 24-26. This is the first time that the Zippo Trap Shoot will be held on Memorial Day weekend.
Photo courtesy of Zippo

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