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Posted On: Aug. 16, 2018 @ 2:00:53 PM
Hi folks, the club has bought two AEDs. One will be placed in the Longbranch and the other in the clubhouse. They will be accessible to all club members. A training session on their use is planned for Sunday, 9th September at 1 pm after orientation. All are welcome. Paul Westcott who is a club member and safety trainer will show us how to operate an AED.
Please RSVP to Dave Reddin if you wish to attend at
Posted On: Aug. 16, 2018 @ 2:00:35 PM
The Sporting Clays Hunters Challenge sponsored by Outdoor Pros (OP Hunting & Fishing) will be held on Saturday, 25 August 2018. As usual there will be some interesting prizes including a Savage 11 rifle. All are welcome. There will be 100 sporting clays in the morning (shotgun start at 10:30) and then shooting challenges in the afternoon. Shooting challenges include Miss and Out, Partridge Walk and Clays Flurry. So bring extra ammo and money. See poster for details.
Sporting Clays Comm.
Posted On: Aug. 15, 2018 @ 12:12:25 PM
13th Annual Memorial Shoot
The St. John’s Rod and Gun Club hosted the annual Memorial Shoot this past weekend - August 11 and 12, 2018. The weather was fantastic and all events were well attended. Thanks to all that made the day possible. A special thank you to the Molly, Bidgood, Anstey and Mackey families for joining us for this very special day.
Pictures of all events can be seen on the club’s Twitter and Facebook pages.
- Events included Sporting Clays, Trap and the IDPANL Zombie Apocalypse VII Multi-Gun Shoot
- Ronald Tilley breaks an 84 / 100 to clay the High Gun award in Saturday’s Sporting Clay Competition, Joe Rosa scored a close 82 with Kevin Healey scoring an 81.
- Miss-and-Out Challenge held during the lunch break had shooters duke it out in a modified Shoot-and-Out Challenge with Herb Butt and Peter Tucker taking 1st and 2nd back at the 27 yard line.
- Troy Coldwell breaks a 100 / 100 to claim the John Molloy Singles
- Peter Tucker wins the Outdoor Pros Gift Card for participating in the Sporting Clays and Trap events
- Andrea Bassan shoots a 96 in Singles and a 93 in Doubles to claim the Dave Anstey High Gun Overall (Trap) award
- Ronald Tilley shoots the high combined score (266 / 300) in Sporting Clays and Trap
- 21 shooters register for the IDPANL sponsored shoot with shooters from the Discovery Shooting Club and Northwest Arm Rod and Gun Club participating also
- A pig roast was held at the conclusion of Sunday’s events. Thanks to David Kannenberg for preparing a fantastic meal that was enjoyed by all.
Zombie Shoot Results (sponsored by IDPANL)
Tony Mackey Memorial Award
See Zombie Apocalypse Results announcement for complete results
Sporting Clay Results
Ronald Tilley. 84/100
NSCA Class Awards:
A Class - Ronald Tilley (84)
B Class - Herb Butt (80)
C Class - Kevin Healey (81)
D Class - Dave Reddin (77)
E Class - Nina Chandler (64)
NSCA Concurrent Awards:
Ladies - Nina Chandler (64)
Veteran - Dan Donnelly (76)
Super Veteran - Dave Reddin (77)
Junior - Shane Williams (51)
Sub-Junior - Liam Porter (39)
Hunters Class Champ:
Joe Rosa (82)
John Molloy Singles
Troy Coldwell - Champion. 98/100
Roger Bidgood 2 Man Team Award
Troy Coldwell and John Fradsham – 180/200
Dave Anstey High Gun Overall (Singles and Doubles)
Andrea Bassan – 189/200
Posted On: Aug. 13, 2018 @ 2:53:25 PM
The IDPANL Zombie Apocalypse VII Multi-Gun Shoot was held on Saturday, 11 August 2018 and few such events have run so smoothly as this one seemed to. The weather was once again excellent and a total of 21 shooters attended, including folks from other provincial gun clubs such as the Discovery Shooting Club in Elliston and the Northwest Arm Rod & Gun Club in Winterland. Many thanks to those guys for showing repeated interest in the event!
First, the match results. To recap, there were four elaborate stages or courses of fire which included a mix of target types (paper, steel and frangible) and presentations (disappearing, pop-up, etc.) to be engaged by a mix of firearms -
pistol, shotgun, and close quarters battle rifle.
Stage 1 (Range C): Fired Up (a 32 round shotgun and pistol stage)
Stage 2 (Range A): Fortress (a 29 round pistol stage)
Stage 3 (Range A): Out of Gas (a 30 round pistol stage)
Stage 4 (Range B): Desperate Measures (a 48 round CQB rifle, shotgun and pistol stage)
This kind of match is scored on the basis of a formula that basically looks like this:
Raw time + points down (with points are added for misses or inaccurate shots and then converted to time) = score (in seconds)
A lower score (i.e. less time) is therefore better.
The top competitors were:
High Gun Overall - Scott Smith
Second Place - Scott Pike
Third Place - Brad Leyte
Most Accurate - Chris Butt
This year the St. John's Rod & Gun Club asked IDPANL to present the Tony Mackey Memorial Award as part of the IDPANL Zombie Shoot event, and it was our pleasure to do so. It was decided that the best combined score in the two pistol stages, both of which took place on Range A (named after Tony), would merit the award. As you can see below, the scores were extremely close!
Scott Smith – combined score 94.87
Brad Leyte – combined score 98.54
Scott Pike – combined score 98.65
This year the Tony Mackey Memorial Award goes to Scott Smith. There is a $50 gift card from Complete Gun Repair associated with this award. Congratulations Scott!
In keeping with the spirit of IDPA, prizes were drawn randomly and awarded such that all participants had an equal chance of walking away with a prize. The prizes included complementary one year memberships for the St. John's Rod & Gun Club (SJRGC) and IDPANL; IDPANL swag (mugs and t-shirts); and a large variety of small prizes from Cabela's. Congrats to the winners!
The match ran very smoothly, thanks in large part to the core group of volunteers who tested stages, helped to set up on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Many thanks to all of the folks who played a role - no matter how small - in helping to make it a successful and fun event, whether it was in preparing lunch, helping set up or tear down the stages, or just doing your part to patch targets and re-set steel and props. A special thanks to the hard working safety officers and scorekeepers who went above and beyond - including having to run the entire course many times over - to ensure that those in attendance got through in an efficient, safe and enjoyable manner.
Thank you for attending and we hope you enjoyed it. We continue to have regularly scheduled IDPA matches and side events like this one throughout the year and we encourage potential new members to try the sport.
Posted On: Aug. 6, 2018 @ 9:27:09 AM
Our annual Regatta Day Blast went ahead on a sunny hot 1st of August 2018. Congratulations to Ryan Butt who is a Junior shooter and won top gun honours with a score of 127. The class winners were A-Ronald Tilley, B-Herb Butt and Dan Donnelly, C-Ryan Butt, D- Dave Reddin, Ladies-Nina Chandler, and Junior-Ryan Butt.
Many thanks to all the people who help pull these shoots off by setting targets, cleaning up, and working in the kitchen.
Sporting Clays Comm.
Posted On: Jul. 30, 2018 @ 12:21:51 PM
The July Evening Special was held on July 18, 2018 and consisted of 50 NSCA registered sporting clays targets. The results are as follows (scores out of 50):
A Class - Bob Barbour (31)
B Class - Herb Butt (40) HOA
C Class - Kevin Healey (35)
D Class - Dave Reddin (39)
E Class - Dr. Tom McGarry (31)
Veteren - Dan Donnelly (39)
Super Veteren - Dave Reddin (39)
Ladies - Nina Chandler (29)
Junior - Ryan Butt (26)
John Penney had high score in Hunter's Class (non-NSCA)
Posted On: Jul. 17, 2018 @ 12:03:54 PM
The St. John's Rod and Gun Club hosted the annual NL Trapshooting Championships July 14-15. Congratulations to all winners and first time NL Singles Champion Russ Brown and first time NL Handicap Champion John Tucker. Click here for a complete list of winners.
Posted On: Jul. 12, 2018 @ 8:39:59 AM
As many of you know Delta Waterfowl was a major sponsor of this years Youth Shooting Skills Challenge which was held at the club on Saturday June 16th. They provided significant funding to all 4 events being held in NL this year. This is a great organization that focuses on conservation with sustainable hunting and have a great interest in supporting youth programs across the country. You can view their many activities at their website:
The East Coast NL Chapter have a fundraiser dinner and auction coming up on July 21st which in part helps them fund initiatives such as the youth shooting skills program. Personally I think this is a great organization to support so please see the details below:
Ticket price: Single $40, Couple $65, Youth $15
Location: Pleasantville Legion St. John's
Time and date: Saturday July 21st
Doors open at 5:30 and auction starts at 6:30
Choose between a steak or chicken dinner! Lots of hunting items, firearms, art work and home decor to be auctioned off.
You can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org as I have some tickets on hand or Justin Hussey from Delta Waterfowl at 709-589-5853.
Cheers, Mike Smith, President St. John's Rod and Gun Club
Posted On: Jun. 19, 2018 @ 10:49:10 AM
The 20th annual Newfoundland Sportsman Shoot was held on Saturday. June 16, 2018 at the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club. A total of 48 shooters participated in the fun shoot which included entries in the Lady, Senior and Junior categories as well as the Open Class for all shooters. Also in attendance where a number of shooters that attended the first shoot in 1999 and have also attended most, if not all 20 shoots. Andrea Bassan and father Peter, Barry Brocklehurst, brothers Joe and Larry Rosa and veteran club members Bob Nightingale and John Fradsham.
Sunny skies and warm temperatures greeted shooters for the morning sporting clays portion of the shoot. The 8 station course included a fur and feather, shoot and reload, fleeing grouse and a dropping teal station. Top scores after the clays portion of the shoot included Ronald Tilley and Kevin Healey with a pair of 43/50. Close behind were Herb Butt (42), Gerry Carr (41) and Andrea Bassan (40).
The wind picked up for the afternoon’s trap portion of the shoot which meant shooters had to keep a close eye on the clay targets. Troy Coldwell finished on top with a 48/50 followed close behind by Herb Butt and Ronald Tilley with 47/40. Herb Butt also shot his first 25 straight in trap – a milestone for all trapshooters - well done Herb.
Ronald Tilley shot a combined score of 90/100 to claim the Ed Brocklehurst Memorial Award for the shoot’s top score. Herb Butt placed a close second with a 89/100, top Lady shooter was Nina Chandler, top Junior shooter was Ryan Butt and Veteran shooter Gerry Carr placed top in that category.
The St. John’s Rod and Gun Club would like to thank the Newfoundland Sportsman, Outdoor Pros, Streamside, Vortex Optics and Blue Ridge Outdoor Supply for supporting the shoot and providing the many shoot prizes.
See you at next year's shoot!
Posted On: Jun. 3, 2018 @ 11:03:15 AM
There was lots of exciting action on Saturday on the sporting clays trail. High score overall and Class A went to Ronald with an 83 out of 100. There was an exciting shoot off between Leo and Herb for Class B which was ultimately won by Leo who was also Super Vet. Scott took Class C, Dave D and Nina won E and Ladies. A good day was had by all inspite of the fog which made picking out targets interesting.
Posted On: Jun. 1, 2018 @ 11:15:58 AM
Here is a critique of Bill C-71 by the Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters providing explanation of it's critical issues for owners of firearms in Canada.
Posted On: May. 30, 2018 @ 11:20:12 AM
PSC - APTA Gun Lottery
Brought to you by the Petitcodiac Sportsman’s Club and the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association.
This year's prize is a Beretta 692 Xtrap with a MSRP of $6200. There are a limited number of tickets printed and tickets are only $20.
For ticket purchases contact Andrea Bassan, email@example.com, 709-746-8426
For complete details click here.
Thanks for the support and Good Luck!
Posted On: May. 29, 2018 @ 8:03:47 AM
Our final indoor archery shoot for the season will be held at O'Donel High School this Friday June 1st at 7pm. Our next indoor season will start up again in November 2018.
Our 2018 outdoor archery season will be starting up on Monday June 4th. We will shoot on Monday evenings until mid September from 6pm - dusk. Both our target range (D) and our 3D course (F) will be set up for each shoot. We will be hosting two organized archery tournaments again this year: The Archers Open on July 7th and the OP Bowhunters Challenge on August 18th.
Hope to see you on the range!
SJRGC Archery Committee
Posted On: Apr. 17, 2018 @ 8:26:18 AM
The lock codes for the gate, clubhouse, Longbranch and storage box with the clay target launchers were changed on Monday, 16 April 2018. You can find the new code on the back your club membership card.
The Executive, SJRGC
Posted On: Mar. 21, 2018 @ 8:38:50 AM
Peter Tucker of the St. John's Rod and Gun Club shot a 99/100 to capture the Handicap Championship at the US Southern Grand Trap Championships. The Southern Grand is held at the Silver Dollar Shooters Club in Odessa, Florida. There are around 500 participants at this event from all over US and Canada.
Well done, Peter.
Posted On: Mar. 18, 2018 @ 10:12:21 AM
We will start shooting Steel Challenge on each Tuesday evenings starting May 8th; 6:00pm - dusk. First shot at 6:00 pm (or earlier if possible). We will start every week and judge the interest from there. We will switch to every second week if needed.
Steel Challenge Match - Minimum of 2 Stages
This is a timed event - time starts on the beep of the timer and finishes on your last shot. Each Stage is an array of 5 metal targets; shot 5 separate times. The target array is vary plate sizes and distances. The worst measured time is dropped and the score is the sum of the remaining 4 times (i.e. your times are your score and the lowest time wins). This is shot with handguns only and can use any calibre from .22LR - .45ACP. It's open to all SJRGC Members. Cost is $5 per evening, to be paid in cash before you shoot.
Posted On: Feb. 20, 2018 @ 9:20:53 PM
The St. John's Rod & Gun Club held its AGM at the Elks Club on Carpasian Rd on Tuesday, 20 February 2018. Information was presented on all club activities and a financial statement was presented and accepted.
A new Executive Board was elected as follows:
President - Mike Smith
1st President - Andrea Bassan
2nd Vice President - Dave Reddin
Secretary - Kevin Healey
Treasurer - Alice Barbour
Directors - elected were Greg Elms, Johnny Tucker and Gerry Carr. Troy Coldwell, Scott Pike, and Rick Crane will continue to the end of their two year terms in 2018.
Posted On: Jan. 29, 2018 @ 4:57:59 PM
Just a quick reminder that the 2018 Newsletter/Annual General Meeting Invitation has been mailed to all 2017 members of the SJRGC. Please note, if you paid for a multiyear membership that does not expire until February 2019 or 2020 you DO NOT need to fill in and mail a renewal application form. A coloured slip was mailed with all multiyear cards to indicate the year of expiration.
2018 Multiyear cards will be mailed within the next couple weeks, check back and I will update this announcement when they have been delivered to Canada Post. ALSO - 2018 membership renewals have not yet been processed as the executive finishes the books for 2017 and prepares for the AGM. Those cards will be processed immediately after the multiyear cards have been mailed.
If you forgot to renew your membership for 2017 it's not too late, please contact me directly for assistance before February 28th to avoid a lapsed membership.
If you have any membership related questions please contact myself or Sandra Ryan.
Posted On: Jan. 29, 2018 @ 4:57:49 PM
New Member/Lapsed Member orientation date schedule:
|January - n/a||February 4, 2018||March 4, 2018||April 8, 2018|
|May 6, 2018||June 3, 2018||July 8, 2018||August 5, 2018|
|September 9, 2018||October 7, 2018||November 4, 2018||December 2, 2018|
Posted On: Jan. 28, 2018 @ 8:20:57 AM
Leo's Invitational was a great success today with 22 shooters out on a beautiful and relatively speaking warm January day. HOA went to Scott and Bob - 78. Second was Monty- 74 and third Dave - 70. Everyone had a great time including Junior shooters.
Thanks to all who planned the course, helped set targets, made a marvellous lunch and cleaned up after all was done. Also many remarked on how nice it was to have the fireplace operational again.
Sporting Clays Comm.
Posted On: Dec. 30, 2017 @ 4:32:54 PM
It was noticed during a recent Range inspection that there is much erosion on the back berms. Erosion is to be expected but it was also evident that many bullets are impacting the back berms well above the level of the top bar on the target stands, a few even near the top of the berm. Please don't place targets above the level of the top bar of the stands and ensure bullets impact back berms lower then the top bar.
The Executive, SJRGC
Posted On: Dec. 11, 2017 @ 9:02:06 AM
This year's OP Hunters Challenge was held on Saturday, 21 October 2017. In total, there were 25 shooters. Monty Petipas had high score with 63. Herb Butt and Ronald Tilley were tied for 2nd place with scores of 62 each. In a dramatic shoot off Ronald took Runner-up. For the NSCA rating class winners, Ronald Tilley won Class A with 62, Herb Butt won B class with 62, Johnny Tucker won Class C with 48, Kevin Healey won Class D with 52, and Shane Williams won Class E with 51. Nina Chandler was the Ladies Champ with 42, Zach Elms was Junior champ with 36 and Shane Williams the Sub-Junior champ at 51. Leo Carns was Super Vet winner with 51.
Several shooting contests were held after course shooting concluded. Jeremy Meadus and Dave Reddin had a perfect score of 10 during the Flurry. Peter Tucker won the Miss and Out.
There were lots of great prizes generously provided by OP Hunting and Fishing including a Winchester SXS shotgun that was won by Bob Barbour. Thanks to the kitchen ladies, target setters, and organizers for all their help.
Sporting Clays Comm.
Posted On: Dec. 10, 2017 @ 10:58:18 AM
An excellent day was had at the St. John's Rod & Gun Club for the club wide Turkey Shoot, with all ranges participating.
Thanks to everyone that participated and helped organized this year's Turkey Shoot held on November 25. Shooters and archers had a great day weather wise for the club’s annual shoot which had ALL sections of the club participate. That was great to see.
For those that won prizes. The Junior prizes are available for pickup at OP Fishing and Hunt on Sagona Avenue in Mount Pearl. This year the Turkey and Ham prizes will be in the form of Sobey's gift cards. Winners will receive their gift cards the week of December 11.
Thanks to David Kanneberg for providing a fantastic lunch – a hearty German moose soup made from the moose harvested on the club’s charity license. In the afternoon, while shooters and participants waited for the final scores to come in, David was manning a sirloin roast carving station complete with all the fixings. Great job David – it hit the spot.
The fundraiser for the Community Food Sharing Association was also a success with a total of $146.50 being raised.
- 16 shooters
- Nice course with challenging and fun targets
- Ronald Tilley has high score of 39/50
- 12 Juniors participate
- 17 shooters
- Joe Rosa has top score of 47 / 50
Trap Miss and Out
- 10 shooters
- 5 Teams chosen giving shooters 2 chances to win
- Last 2 standing on the 27 yard line were Andrea Bassan and Ronald Tilley
- Tilley misses on the 27. Bassan breaks the target for the win.
- Nina Chandler and Andrea Bassan win the team even
- 10 shooters
- 5 targets released while shooter walks towards trap house from 16 yard line
- Herb Butt and Andrea Bassan each break 5/5
- In the 4th shoot-off round, Butt breaks his last target in half only feet off the ground to take the win over Bassan by 1 target.
- 3D archery Fun Shoot
- 10 shooters
Rifle / Pistol
There were five events on the rifle/pistol ranges, as follows:
Event 1 - 100 yard centerfire rifle (iron sights) from the bench, elbows only (Range B)
Event 2 - 200 yard centerfire rifle (optics) from the bench, rested (Range B)
Event 3 - 25 yard rimfire (irons or optics), three position (bench, standing and kneeling) (Range A)
Event 4 - The Snack Shack, a 16 round IDPA style action pistol scenario (Range C)
Event 5 - Dueling Steel, head to head round robin style pistol shooting on falling steel targets (Range C)
The scores are posted below with best scores in bold.
Name 100 yd rifle 200 yd rifle 25 yd rimfire Action pistol Dueling steel
Mike Saunders 95 / 100 86 / 100 171 / 200 43.30 -
Justin Waterman 25 / 100 0 / 100 169 / 200 77.53 -
Brad Leyte 81 / 100 95 / 100 178 / 200 57.76 -
Jason Augot 38 / 100 51 / 100 67 / 200 69.23 -
Gerry Carr - - - 58.97 -
Hugh Jacobs 70 / 100 0 / 100 - 68.91 2nd place
Rick Crane - 3 / 100 169 / 200 49.16 1st place
Steve Rendell 89 / 100 12 / 100 170 / 200 60.36 3rd place
Doris Kirby - - 128 / 200 176.20 -
Gary Noftall - - - 63.50 -
Chris Fitzgerald 85 / 100 65 / 100 173 / 200 - -
Jim Fitzgerald - - 169 / 200 98.58 -
Another 12 junior shooters also participated in the 25 yd rimfire event. Special thanks to Jay Green for supervising that event.
Patrick Walsh 162/200
Jack Hoddinott 143/200
Noah Piercey 141/200
Nick St Croix 135/200
Alex Newman 132/200
Ben Vivian 130/200
Johann Johannson 126/200
Todd Strand 104/200
Gabe Kroll 95/200 Kroll
James Godsell 93/200
Liam Porter 87/200
Soup and sandwiches were served for lunch at the clubhouse. Random draws for prizes were also made at the clubhouse after all of the events were completed, for those who stayed behind. Prizes for the junior shooters included $50 and $25 gift certificates.
Thanks to everyone for their help with running the match, and with setting up and tearing down the equipment.
The next regularly scheduled IDPA club match - and the final match of the year - is scheduled for December 17.
Posted On: Dec. 9, 2017 @ 3:50:41 PM
We had eleven brave shooters out for Santas Challenge on Saturday, 9th December 2017. It was a damp morning but everyone had a good time. Lunch of soup and sandwich was great and offered a chance to warm up around the newly repaired fireplace. Sixty dollars was collected for the Food Sharing Association.
Sporting Clays Comm.
Posted On: Nov. 28, 2017 @ 8:18:47 AM
Members using the clubhouse will have noticed that the fireplace is operational again. Several club members volunteered their time and skills to do these repairs. Members are welcome to use the fireplace but please observe the following rules:
1. Do not leave a fire unattended.
2. Ensure all furniture is at least 8' from the fire.
3. Ensure the fire extinguisher is nearby. Generally, it is located to the left of the fireplace.
4. Ensure the fireplace screen is in place.
5. Burn only wood and paper products.
6. Do not burn large amounts of cardboard. It creates excessive heat and ash.
7. Ensure the fire is out before leaving clubhouse.
The Executive, SJRGC
Posted On: Nov. 27, 2017 @ 8:52:48 PM
Please note that the clubhouse has been winterized. Members can continue to use the clubhouse but please do not put liquids down the sink or use the washrooms.
Thanks for your co-operation. The Executive, SJRGC
Posted On: Nov. 22, 2017 @ 8:58:39 AM
All gun clubs and shooting ranges in Canada must be certified by the Canadian Firearms Office (RCMP). This requires an onsite inspection as part of the approval process. The SJRGC certification expires this year in November. Recently, our club was inspected by Firearms Office staff. All ranges have passed inspection with only minor rock issues noted on ranges A and B. This good outcome was due to all the work of the club Executive and some members who have helped out with rock picking and other tasks.
The Executive, SJRGC
Posted On: Sep. 26, 2017 @ 2:39:12 PM
IDPANL held its inaugural Top Guns Provincial Championships match on Sunday, 24 September.
There were six stages in all, being a mix of standards and scenarios stages drawn from competitive matches held in recent years throughout the United States and Canada. The stages were as follows:
Stage 1 – Target Acquired (a 14 round standards stage)
Stage 2 – Take Down Six (a 10 round scenario stage)
Stage 3 – Deliverance Bar & Grill (a 16 round scenario stage)
Stage 4 – Righty Tighty Lefty Loosey (a 16 round scenario stage)
Stage 5 – Restaurant Ruckus (a 14 round scenario stage)
Stage 6 – Claustrophobia (a 10 round scenario stage)
The results are posted below:
High ESP – M. Saunders
High SSP – G. Carr
High CDP – B. Leyte
High REV – C. Butt
High Overall – M. Saunders
High Senior – G. Carr
High Distinguished Senior – J. Banoub
Most Accurate – C. Butt
Congratulations to everyone and thanks for their help with running the match, and with setting up and tearing down the stages. Some of them were fairly complex.
Thanks to S. Pike for providing a big pot of delicious ptarmigan soup and plenty of hot coffee.
The next IDPANL organized event is the Red Rifle Shoot on Sunday, 1 October 2017.
Posted On: Sep. 21, 2017 @ 8:47:25 AM
Members are reminded that rocks are not to be used at any time to hold up targets, or to weigh them down on the rifle range or pistol ranges A, B or C. If you need to weight target stands then please use sandbags.
For those using range A (fixed firing line) there are two signs at the 20-yard Mark indicating the targets may not be moved any closer to the firing line. Please make sure that the target stands stay behind those markers. If you need to shoot at targets closer than this then please use range C (moveable firing line) where your target will be at the back berm but you can approach the target much closer.
Posted On: Sep. 17, 2017 @ 8:58:25 PM
The sporting clays group, aka OFCL, will begin this Wednesday, 13 September 2017. We shoot from around 10 am to 3 pm. Clay targets are $5 per round of 25. Bring your own ammo and firearm. Lunch available at $5. Other then Christmas week, OFCL will continue until Wednesday evening sporting clays begins in late spring.
Sporting Clays Comm.
Posted On: Sep. 7, 2017 @ 10:45:08 AM
2017 Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Championships
Moncton Gun Club, Riverview, NB
The 2017 Atlantic Provinces (AP) Trapshooting Championships was hosted by the Moncton Gun Club located in Riverview, NB just outside of Moncton September 1-3, 2017. In attendance were the regular AP competitors from Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick with a compliment of shooters from Ontario and Quebec. Attendance was up by 20% in the Preliminary Singles and AP Singles Championship events with other events on par with last year’s attendance.
- Canadian Singles AA Open Champion Troy Coldwell claims the Preliminary Singles, Ken d’Eon claims the Preliminary Handicap and visiting Quebec shooter Serge Pelletier claims the Preliminary Doubles titles
- Andrea Bassan claims his 3rd AP Singles Championship besting the field of 56 shooters. Peter Grant (Quebec) claims his 5th Open AP Singles Championship.
- Canadian Singles Open Champion Doug Blades wins the AP Singles Runner up trophy for the 2nd year running
- Ontario shooters Dianne Wood and Byron House claim the Open Lady and Open Veteran trophies respectively
- Team SW Nova (Doug Blades, Brian Blades, Ken d’Eon, Reynold d’Entremont and Aubrey Spinney) claim the 5 Man Team Singles Championship
- Bassan and Coldwell claim the 2 Man Team Singles and 2 Man Team Doubles races
- Coldwell claims an impressive 8th consecutive AP Doubles title. Quebec shooter, Claude Lyonnais, attending his first AP Shoot, claims the Doubles Open title while Doug Blades defends the AP Doubles Runner up title
- Clyde d’Entremont is the AP Handicap Champion with a score of 93 in the main handicap event. 2015 Champion Steven d’Entremont claims the Runner up title while the 2016 Handicap Champion, Herbie Nickerson, claims the Sub Veteran title.
- Peter Grant claims his 3rd Open AP Handicap title
- Carl d’Entremont dominates the Veteran category winning in all 3 AP Championship events
- Paul Bailey defends his AP Handicap Senior Veteran trophy for the 2nd year
- Doug Blades captures the HAA Closed while Coldwell claims the HAA Open
- Coldwell defends the HOA Championship Closed for the 4th consecutive year while Reynold d’Entremont captures the HOA Open title
Representatives from the Highland Gun Club located near Yarmouth, NS expressed their interest in hosting the 2018 AP ATA Championships. Their bid to host was unanimously accepted and the shoot awarded to the Highland Gun Club for 2018.
Elected APTA officials are:
ATA Delegate, CTA Delegate and APTA President - Andrea Bassan
ATA Alternate Delegate - Vacant
APTA 1st VP - Troy Coldwell
Secretary / Treasurer - Doug Blades
Posted On: Aug. 29, 2017 @ 10:48:09 PM
2017 St. John’s Rod and Gun Club - Memorial Shoot Results
Members of the Tony Mackey family joined the St. John's Rod and Gun Club for the Grand Opening of the Tony Mackey Memorial Range on Sunday, August 20.
Tony was a long time and well respected member of the St. John’s Rod and Club serving on the executive board as a Director, Treasurer and Secretary. It was Tony’s long term vision and range development plan that set the course for making our ranges a better shooting experience for all members. Tony’s plan included a reconfiguration of Range B to expand the 50m and 100m target stands and the construction of a 25m pistol pit that would serve as the club’s pistol range and “overflow” action shooting pit. The new pistol range would have a fixed firing line complete with shooting tables and enough space for 12 shooting lanes. The new pistol range would also serve as an active pistol shooting range when our pistol groups required more space for their matches. It was an ambitious plan and one that was completed this summer thanks to the hard work and commitment of those involved in ensuring that Tony’s plan was put into action.
Tony was the type of person that could see the bigger picture and supported all aspects of the club whether it be the youth event, trap, sporting clays, rifle or pistol. It's for these reasons (and many more) that the executive decided to dedicate the new Range A to the one individual that put the plan in place but unfortunately was not present to see it completed.
Thank you Tony for all your contributions to the club.
As this weekend was also the club’s annual Memorial Shoot, the 2017 Tony Mackey Memorial Award was also awarded. Congratulations to this year’s winner Monty Petipas.
Here is the Mackey family with Andrea Bassan and Mike Smith of SJRGC presenting top gun award for pistol to Monty Petipas.
Memorial Day Shoot – Trap Results
The St. John’s Rod and Gun Club hosted the 12th annual Memorial Shoot on the weekend of August 19 and 20, 2017. This annual club event is held in memory of all shooters that were once a part of our club and are no longer with us. Thanks to the Molloy, Lewis, Anstey and Mackey families for allowing us to be a part of this very special day.
- a 2 day shoot program included an expanded Sporting Clays shoot and a full day of Trap giving shooters an all-around clay target competition.
- both days were well attended with a number of shooters participating in both events.
- Greg, Zach and Ryan Elms all took advantage of the complimentary Amateur Trapshooting Association memberships.
- congratulations to Greg who shot his first 25 straight in his very first ATA registered shoot. Well done Greg!
- after the first round of 50 Singles Bassan, Coldwell and Rosa were tied with 49/50. Close behind was Ronald Tilley with a 48/50.
- the final scores produced a lot of ties and all shooters agreed to be declared Co Winners
- Coldwell scores a 96/100 in Doubles. Rosa was 2 targets behind with a 94.
Troy Coldwell and Joe Rosa – Co Champions. 98/100
Andrea Bassan and Ronald Tilley – Co Winners. 97/100
Sandy Cribb, John Tucker, Paul “OMB” Bailey Co Winners. 90/100
Herb Butt – Winner. 89/100
Peter Tucker, Kevin Lewis, Brian Lewis – Co Runner ups. 87/100
Mike Smith. 85/100
Zach Elms. 80/100
Keegan Lewis. 73/100
Janice Molloy and Ryan Elms - Co Runner ups. 63/100
Roger Bidgood 2 Man Team Award
Brian Lewis and Ronald Tilley – 182/200
Dave Anstey High Gun Overall
(Singles and Doubles)
Troy Coldwell – 194/200
Memorial Shoot – Sporting Clays
The club’s annual Memorial Shoot was held on August 19-20, 2017 with sporting clays on the 19th and trap on the 20th. This was a new approach for 2017 which turned out to be a success with approximately 30 shooters on each day.
The sporting course consisted of 100 targets with 50 targets in the morning and 50 in the afternoon, which made for a fun and relaxing day of shooting. At the end of the day Ronald Tilley was HOA with a score of 88 followed by Runner-up Herb Butt with a score of 87. NSCA Class/Concurrent Awards: A class Champ – Ronald Tilley (score of 88) B Class Champ – Herb Butt (Score of 87) C Class Champ – John Tucker (Score of 63) D Class Champ – Kevin Healey (Score of 66) E Class Champ – Shane Williams (Score of 75 – also sub-Junior Champ) Ladies Champ – Nina Chandler (Score of 54)
Senior Veteran Champ – Thomas McGarry (Score of 59)
Veteran Champ – Sandy Cribb (Score of 73)
Junior Champ – Zack Elms (Score of 63)
Hunter’s Class Award: John Legault was the Hunter’s Class champ for the day.
The “Shoot and Out” challenge during the lunch break once again kept shooters on their toes with Andrea Bassan remaining until the end who shared the pot with Bob Barbour who was runner up.
These events are made possible by the dedicated volunteers of our club. A big thanks goes out to everyone who helped with organization, setup/takedown, kept the shooters well fed during the day, and to Leo Carns for planning and setting the clays course.
The Executive, SJRGC
Posted On: Aug. 29, 2017 @ 10:38:26 PM
Please note that new operating instructions for Range A as well as minor updates for the other ranges have been posted on the club website.
The new Operating Instructions can be found here.
New Range A, dedicated to the memory of Tony Mackey, is located to the right of Range C and has a fixed firing line as indicated by 5 posts along the width of the range. All shooting by members on a day to day basis must take place from this firing line. There are a total of 12 shooting positions, 4 have benches the remaining 8 are standing positions. All standing positions are the open space between the shooting benches and the wooden posts (which have a small table attached). There are 12 shooting positions and there are 12 target stands, later this week the shooting positions & target stands will be numbered. Shooters will have their own dedicated target stand when shooting on Range A. The target stands are currently placed at 25m, but they are individually moveable so members may pull them forward to 20m, or 20 yards. Later this week markers will be placed on the right & left side of the range to indicate these distances making it easier for members to properly place the moveable target stands.
Please note: there is to be no shotgun or shotgun ammunition to be used on Range A as indicated on our Shooting Range Approval. Rnge A is certified for centrefire rifles in the 308 class and smaller. However, Range A is not certified for the 338 Lapua magnum class similar to Range C. This class can only used from the magnum port on Range B. No range at SJRGC is certified for the 50 BMG class of rifles and they cannot be used at SJRGC.
With our new range plan we have removed the 20m bullet catcher on the old Range A-B, this range will be entirely known as Range B with shooting positions available to shoot 50, 100 & 200 yards. All berms and bullet catchers have been beautifully rebuilt to specification, the walkway down range repaired and all new target stands installed. Open space in the centre of the new target stands allows for members to hang their own targets or place clay targets on the berm at a safe height. No targets are to be used higher than the top rail of the new target stands.
With all the hard work completed on Ranges A, B & C please make a special effort to keep the ranges clean and free from spent casings and used targets.
Posted On: Aug. 25, 2017 @ 9:44:43 AM
The club’s annual Regatta Day sporting clays shoot was held on August 2, 2017. The course consisted of 150 targets including a variety of presentations. Close to 30 shooters were in attendance including visiting shooters John and Tracey Roberts from New Brunswick.
The “Shoot and Out” challenge served up some fun for shooters during the lunch break with John Tucker remaining until the end. The day ended with a lovely steak supper prepared by our faithful volunteers.
The awards for the day are as follows: HOA – John Roberts (Score of 129) Runner Up – Ronald Tilley (Score of 127) NSCA Class/Concurrent Awards: A class Champ – John Roberts (score of 129) B Class Champ – Ronald Tilley (Score of 127) C Class Champ – John Tucker (Score of 106) D Class Champ – Ryan Butt (Score of 120 – also Junior champ) E Class Champ – Kevin Healey (Score of 95) Ladies Champ – Tracey Roberts (Score of 99)
Senior Veteran Champ – Leo Carns (Score of 101)
Veteran Champ – Peter Tucker (Score of 107)
Hunter’s Class Champ:
John Legault was the Hunter’s Class champ for the day.
A big thanks to everyone who helped with organization, setup/ takedown and especially kitchen duties as well as to Jim Legge for setting a great course.
Posted On: Aug. 23, 2017 @ 9:08:52 AM
The IDPA Zombie Apocalypse VI Multi-Gun Shoot was held on Saturday, 5 August and it was one of the most successful zombie shoots we have had in the six years we have been running this event. The weather was fantastic and a total of 27 shooters attended, including participants from other provincial gun clubs such as the Discovery Shooting Club in Elliston and the Northwest Arm Rod & Gun Club in Winterland.
To recap, there were four elaborate stages or courses of fire which included a mix of target types (paper, steel and frangible) and presentations (disappearing, pop-up, etc.) to be engaged by a mix of firearms - pistol, shotgun and close quarters battle rifle.
In keeping with the spirit of IDPA, prizes were drawn randomly and awarded such that all participants have an equal chance of walking away with a prize. The prizes included complementary one year memberships for the St. John's Rod & Gun Club (SJRGC), Northwest Arm Rod & Gun Club, and IDPANL; raffle tickets on a non-restricted IWI Tavor TAR-21 5.56mm rifle from Labrador Trap & Skeet Club (potential value $3,100); IDPANL swag (hats, mugs and t-shirts); and zombie themed signs for your garage, shed, or "man cave". Congrats to the winners!
Many thanks to the folks who played a role - no matter how small - in helping to make it a successful and fun event, whether it was in preparing lunch, helping set up or tear down the stages, or just doing your part to patch targets and re-set steel and props. A special thanks to the hard working safety officers, scorekeepers and other staff who went above and beyond - including having to run the entire course many times over - to ensure that those in attendance got through in an efficient, safe and enjoyable manner.
Again, thanks for attending and we hope you enjoyed it. Until the undead rise again, we continue to have regularly scheduled IDPA matches and side events like this one throughout the year and we encourage potential new members to try the sport.
Match results to follow.
IDPANL Zombie Apocalypse VI Multi-Gun Shoot
Stage 1 (Range A): Unnatural Causes - 21 rounds pistol only
Stage 2 (Range A): Dig Your Way Out - 17 rounds pistol only
Stage 3 (Range C): Hobo with a Shotgun - 9 rounds shotgun, 18 rounds pistol, two gun stage
Stage 4 (Range B): End of the Line - 24 rounds CQB rifle, 9 rounds shotgun, 24 rounds pistol, three gun stage
This kind of match is scored on the basis of a formula that basically looks like this: Raw time + points down (with points are added for
misses or inaccurate shots and then converted to time) = score (in seconds). A lower score (i.e. less time) is better.
Name/Squad Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Total Ranking
Hugh Jacobs 1 69.62 70.55 262.60 475.50 878.27 23
Jeff Randell 1 75.15 64.06 90.42 287.60 517.23 13
Joe Lockyer 1 55.97 54.97 87.92 192.10 390.96 5
Barry Whelan 1 84.78 83.60 101.21 354.10 623.69 20
Mike McGrath 1 74.06 42.53 89.18 197.90 403.67 9
Neal Tucker 1 101.05 65.59 212.20 269.60 648.44 22
Daniel Tucker 1 90.70 135.92 350.10 355.60 1032.32 26
Chris Butt 1 91.36 63.28 210.50 529.10 894.24 24
Mike Saunders 1 51.73 57.22 84.55 240.80 434.30 11
Gary Noftall 2 64.41 57.54 161.09 245.20 528.24 17
Adam Waterman 2 9.15 60.35 90.40 199.10 399.00 7
Justin Waterman 2 89.69 63.39 208.36 277.70 639.14 21
Bill Dicks 2 91.74 68.25 160.34 212.10 532.43 18
Scott Smith 2 52.25 40.14 88.59 200.90 381.88 3
Joe Banoub 2 140.41 161.09 143.73 DNF DNF -
Steve Chapeskie 2 52.24 50.12 89.59 201.90 393.85 6
Jay Green 2 72.62 71.53 111.81 206.70 462.66 12
Jeff Dowden 2 48.10 52.85 86.70 233.30 420.95 10
Brad Leyte 2 55.34 47.33 60.07 194.30 357.04 1
John Legault 3 53.79 59.15 74.43 195.45 382.82 4
John Macdonald 3 57.76 45.09 177.98 236.71 517.54 14
Martin Lewis 3 71.70 55.74 81.91 191.46 400.81 8
Bill Brennan 3 131.06 88.62 163.27 549.84 932.79 25
Rob Kielly 3 75.86 50.33 122.41 275.21 523.81 15
Chris Hollett 3 60.62 55.26 95.42 312.77 524.07 16
Gerry Carr 3 75.04 56.74 129.52 280.87 542.17 19
Scott Pike 3 57.60 64.98 72.73 170.60 365.91 2
Best scores are in red.
Some competitors chose to also shoot an optional bonus stage (23 rounds pistol only) called Helldorado II. Here are the results for the
bonus stage only:
Adam Waterman 50.82
Justin Waterman 120.81
Gary Noftall 71.06
Scott Smith 49.41
Jeff Dowden 61.68
Jay Green 141.81
Brad Leyte 91.29
Bill Dicks 114.76
Mike Saunders 49.24
Barry Whelan 112.53
John Legault 54.55
Jeff Randell 90.27
Martin Lewis 55.29
Posted On: Jul. 18, 2017 @ 10:32:41 PM
The 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Trapshooting Championships were held at the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club July 15-16, 2017. Shooters from across the province participated in the 400 target Amateur Trapshooting Association sanctioned event and competed for the provincial Singles, Doubles and Handicap titles.
- Andrea Bassan and Troy Coldwell tie for the NF Sportsman Singles Championships with scores of 195/200.
- Bassan edges Coldwell in the shootoff with a score of 25/25 to Coldwell’s 24/25.
- Bassan, Coldwell and Robert Mercer compete in the Dave Anstey Champion of Champions event. Bassan and Coldwell agree to be co-Champions after both tallied 49/50 in the 2 round event of previous provincial Singles Champions.
- Nina Chandler shoots her first 25 straight and also claims the NL Lady Singles crown. Shoots a personal best score of 173/200 in ATA registered Singles shooting.
- Paul “OMB” Bailey shoots a personal best (186/200) at the age of 84 to claim the NL Veteran Trophy over fellow veteran shooters Derm Molloy and Robert Mercer.
- The St. John’s Rod and Gun Club 5 Man Team of Bassan, Coldwell, Paul Bailey and the 2 Tuckers brothers – Peter and Johnny claim the 2017 5 Man Tean Singles trophy.
- Bassan and Coldwell claim the Singles and Doubles 2 Man Team events.
- Coldwell claims the DU Doubles with a pair of 47/50s for a score of 94/100.
- Peter Tucker and Ray Snow tie for top score in the Pat Wall Handicap with scores of 89/100. Tucker runs a perfect round from the 20 yard line to claim top honours over Snow’s 21/25.
Posted On: Jul. 8, 2017 @ 8:49:00 AM
2017 Canadian Trapshooting Championships
June 28 – July 2, 2017
Edmonton Gun Club, Edmonton, Alberta
The 2017 Canadian Trapshooting Championships were held June 28 – July 2, 2017 at the Edmonton Gun Club in Edmonton, Alberta. This shoot was the largest Canadian Championships held in western Canada in recent years and saw shooters from coast to coast compete in Canada’s national trapshooting championships. The host club with its beautiful twelve trap facility put off a fantastic shoot and treated shooters to great targets and a well run competition.
Club members Paul Bailey, Andrea Bassan and Troy Coldwell registered for the 1300 target championships and competed in the Singles, Handicap and Doubles events. Paul Bailey and Andrea Bassan shot respectable scores and represented the club well. Troy Coldwell was at the top of his game and shot near perfect scores in all events. Troy’s shooting performance included a 398/400 in the Singles events and a 100 / 100 in the Championship Doubles.
Troy’s awards included:
Preliminary Doubles Events 1,2,3 – AA Champion
Canadian Singles Championship - AA Open Champion
Champion of Champions - Champion
Canadian Doubles Championship Runner-up
High All Around - AA Class
Good shooting Troy!
Coldwell and Bassan were also Atlantic Provinces Team members and placed 2nd overall in the Canadian National Singles Team Race finishing 8 targets behind Team Alberta.
Posted On: Jun. 16, 2017 @ 9:12:41 AM
The 19th annual Newfoundland Sportsman Shoot was held on June 11, 2017 at the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club. A total of 45 shooters participated in the fun shoot which included entries in the Lady and Junior categories as well as the Open Class for all shooters.
Sunny skies and warm temperatures greeted shooters with gusty winds creating some challenging targets. Joe Rosa topped the Trap portion of the shoot with a sore of 47/50. Close behind was Bob Barbour with a 46/50 and Peter Tucker and Troy Coldwell with scores of 44/50. The Sporting Clays portion of the shoot offered the usual variety of challenging target presentations. Peter Tucker’s score of 43/50 was good enough to close the gap and tie with Joe Rosa for a top score of 87/100.
After a combined Trap / Sporting shootoff, Rosa’s 26/30 score to Peter’s 23/30 enabled Joe to claim the 2017 Ed Brocklehurst Top Gun award. Both shooters put on a good show of clay target shooting as other shooters stood by and closely watched every target.
Top Lady shooter was Nina Chandler and the top Junior shooter was Zach Elms.
The St. John’s Rod and Gun Club would like to thank the Newfoundland Sportsman, OP Fishing and Hunting and Emery Fly Rods for supporting the shoot and providing the shoot prizes.
Story by: Andrea Bassan
Photos by: Kevin Healey
Posted On: May. 19, 2017 @ 12:03:14 PM
The club’s very first NSCA registered shoot was held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. A total of 19 shooters shot on the cool, drizzly spring evening. The course consisted of 75 targets including a variety of presentations. The results are as follows:
HOA – Ronald Tilley (Score of 64)
Runner Up – Herb Butt (Score of 62)
NSCA Class and Concurrent Awards:
A class Champ – No Award – our only A class shooter acting as target setter.
B Class Champ – Ronald Tilley (Score of 62)
C Class Champ – Stephen Graves (Score of 53 - also Veteran concurrent champ)
D Class Champ – Leo Carns (Score of 60 - also Super Veteran concurrent champ)
E Class Champ – Brian Sharpe (Score of 50)
Ladies Champ – Nina Chandler (Score of 39)
Thanks to everyone who helped with organization, setup/ takedown, and kitchen duties. Special thanks to our target setters - Jim Legge and Bob Barbour – for creating an interesting course.
Posted On: May. 14, 2017 @ 8:48:37 AM
2017 Trapshooting Schedule
Weekly shooting will take place Sundays (11AM – 4PM) from late April / early May to early December with Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) registered shoots scheduled throughout the season.
** Please note that the new start time for ALL shooters (ATA and recreational shooters) will be 11 AM. **
We have another busy ATA schedule planned for this year. The intention here is to provide those that are interested in competitive shooting the opportunity to practice and it by no means implies that everyone need shoot this many targets. Our policy is that you may shoot as little or as much as you like and our goal is to accommodate everyone. During ATA Shoots we will have trap fields designated for ATA shooters and another trap designated for our recreational shooters.
The annual Newfoundland Sportsman Shoot is scheduled for June 10 and interested shooters are asked to check the May/June edition of the Newfoundland Sportsman magazine for more details. We also look forward to hosting the NL Provincial Trapshooting Championships and the annual Memorial Shoot August 19 - 20. This year’s Memorial Shoot format will be a 2 day shoot with Sporting Clays on Day 1 and Trap on Day 2. Stay tuned to our webpage for more details. Additional shoot information will also be posted on the club’s web announcement system when they become available.
For more info contact:
Andrea Bassan: 746-8426, firstname.lastname@example.org
or online: www.stjohnsrodandgunclub.com
Schedule of Events
May 28: National Trap Day. ATA Registered Shoot - 100 Singles, 50 Handicap, 50 Doubles
June 10: NF Sportsman Shoot. 50 Singles (Trap), 50 Sporting Clays
June 11: Singles Marathon. ATA Registered Shoot - 200 Singles
June 25: ATA Registered Shoot - 100 Handicap, 100 Doubles
June 28 – July 2. Canadian Trapshooting Championships. Edmonton, AB.
July 15 and 16: NL Provincial Shoot. ATA Registered Shoot. 200 Singles, 100 Doubles, 100 Handicap
August 6: ATA Registered Shoot - 100 Singles, 100 Doubles
August 19 and 20: Memorial Shoot: Day 1: Sporting Clays (100). Day 2: Trap (100 Singles, 100 Doubles)
August 27: Handicap Marathon. ATA Registered Shoot – 200 Handicap
September 1 to 3: Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Championships. Moncton, NB.
October 1: Fall Handicap. ATA Registered Shoot - 100 Handicap
October 22: Fall Classic - 100 Singles, 100 Doubles
November 5 (tentative date): Turkey Shoot. Sporting Clays / Trap / Pistol / Rifle / Turkey.
Posted On: May. 7, 2017 @ 3:28:25 PM
2017 Outdoor Archery Season
Our Archery group has had another very successful indoor archery season this year and with spring looking like it may have finally arrived it is time to look ahead to our outdoor season at the club.
Our last Friday night shoot at O'Donel High School will be May 26th from 7-9pm. We hope to return to O'Donel in the fall once our outdoor season raps up, this will be posted on the website once confirmed.
There is still quite a bit of snow/ice and runoff on our 3D trail which is making things very messy and slippery. It will likely be later in the month before we set up the trail course but we will start our 3D season with a shoot on the trap field on Monday evening May 15th at 6pm. Should only be a week or two but we will continue to shoot 3D on the trap field until the trail is suitable and safe. Shoots will continue every Monday evening from 6pm to dusk until mid September.
As our archery group continues to grow we will endeavor to offer more shooting opportunities for our members. For 2017 we plan to add an additional two shooting stations to our existing 13 station 3D trail. This will allow us to shoot a minimum of 15 targets per round with the option of doubling up targets on up to 5 stations allowing us to shoot up to 20 targets per round. We are excited to announce that we will also be adding to our 3D target assortment with the addition of 10 new Rinehart targets. These new targets will allow us to introduce several new species to our course and should arrive by early June.
We may also shoot some World Archery 720 target rounds throughout the summer this year. This round consists of 72 arrows (12 ends of 6 arrows) shot at a 80cm or 122cm target face from 30, 40, 50, 60 or 70m depending on equipment classification and age group. These shoots may take place on Monday evenings or on another suitable day throughout the week as weather and range bookings permit.
We also hope to host several tournaments and special event shoots throughout the summer. Keep an eye on the announcement page as these events will be posted as they are confirmed.
It promises to be another great year of archery at the club, hope to see you there!
Archery Committee Chair
Posted On: Mar. 25, 2017 @ 4:45:22 PM
Well spring today (25 March 2017) for our TGIS Sporting Clays Shoot looked a lot like winter. In total, there were 17 shooters. The course turned out to be tougher then planned due to snow flurries and wind. Kenny was top gun at 69, Herb 2nd with 64, Sam - 63, Bob - 61 and Dave - 59. Congratulations to all for a great day. Thanks to all those who setup, cleaned up, worked the kitchen, and did registration.
The Sporting Clays Comm.
Posted On: Mar. 2, 2017 @ 10:43:51 AM
Twenty five shooters braved the stormy forecast to shoot clays on St. Valentine's Day. Congratulations to John Legault(90) and Kenny White (88) who were 1st and 2nd place, respectively. Bob was third with 84. Congratulations to everyone for a great day.
Thanks to everyone who helped with organization, setup and takedown, and kitchen duties.
Posted On: Jan. 28, 2017 @ 9:18:02 PM
Eighteen shooters braved the cold on Saturday 28 January 2017 to shoot with Leo. We had a beautiful day with low winds and moderate temps. The Sporting Clays Trail was nicely setup for the event with shots ranging from fleeing grouse to woodcock springing from the bog.
John Legault won the top gun trophy of a bottle of scotch. The Junior shooters were very successful as their scores were higher then several of the seniors.
As always, many thanks to the organizers, target setters, clean up crew, and help in the kitchen. To warm up everyone had a bowl of soup with fresh sandwiches at lunch.
Sporting Clays Comm.
Posted On: Dec. 12, 2016 @ 7:50:48 PM
On Sunday, 11 December 2016, twenty three shooters gathered for Santa's Challenge. It was a beautiful Newfoundland winter day. After one hundred challenging targets, John emerged the winner with a score of 89, Kenny runner up at 85, and Randal 3rd with 79.
Thanks to all who stayed and helped with clean up and take down.
Sporting Clays Comm.
Posted On: Nov. 10, 2016 @ 3:35:22 PM
The club’s annual Turkey Shoot was held on Sunday, November 6 with nearly 60 shooters participating in the pistol, trap and sporting clays events. The weather was seasonal and remained mostly RDF free for the day. Shooters were treated to some nice targets, warm moose soup and a great turkey dinner after the day was done.
Thanks also to everyone that made the day happen. It’s great to see everyone working together to put off a successful event.
As a thank you for helping out during the Atlantic Trapshooting Championships, Alex Andrews, Adam Andrews, Ryan Elms and Zachary Elms were all treated to a day of clay target shooting by the trap section. Thank you boys – your help is very much appreciated.
The 2016 Top “Turkeys” are:
Trap Singles – Roger Butler 94/100
Trap Doubles – Troy Coldwell / Peter Tucker 46/50
Sporting Clays – John Legault 45/50
Pistol Steel Shoot – Rick Crane 38.05
A collection for the Food Sharing Association was also held during the shoot. Proceeds from the lunch as well as donations made during the day will help families in need. Thanks to everyone that donated to this worthwhile cause.
Posted On: Oct. 30, 2016 @ 9:11:37 AM
Twenty two intrepid shooters braved the high winds at the club on Saturday, 29 October 2016, for a day of sporting clays. Kenny was top gun at 78 out of 100, John and Leo tied with 73s for second place and Monty came in 3rd with 70. For the Juniors, Luke had high score of 58. The wind created some very interesting targets in addition to the fleeing and dropping teal and rabbit targets.
Thanks to everyone who helped out with registration, BBQ duties, set up and take down.
Sporting Clays Comm.
Posted On: Oct. 2, 2016 @ 8:07:05 AM
RSO (Range Safety Officer) training held at clubhouse saw thirteen new RSOs (8-adult and 5-junior) inducted into the club's core group of volunteer RSOs. RSOs are essential to the club's activities and help run club events as well as ensuring safety on the range. RSOs are appointed by the club Executive after taking training in the club rules and responsibilities of RSOs. They can be identified by a card issued by the club and members must comply with their requests on shooting safety.
You can learn who they are by clicking RSO List.
The Executive, SJRGC
Posted On: Sep. 26, 2016 @ 7:57:14 AM
Members using the clay target launcher in the clubhouse are reminded to return the launcher to the storage locker in the de-cocked position. Leaving it cocked when stored away is very dangerous and could result in injury to the next user.
Posted On: Sep. 19, 2016 @ 12:05:32 PM
Attached are the results of the Steel Challenge Results Showdown that was conducted on Saturday, Sept 17th 2016 at the SJRGC.
The weather was excellent and we had a great bunch of shooters. We even had a 'new, young shooter' come by to see what we were doing and he got the chance to shoot some steel with a .22LR Smith and Wesson M&P. He did very well and got a round of applause from all of our shooters. He loved it!
Reminder that we still have a couple more IPSC Matches left and we are hoping to get everyone out to finish the season strong!
See you on Tuesday evening for another Steel Shoot. 6:00pm start but come early to help set up. Remember - Many hands makes light work!