CLUB PROGRAM

About the KCTA Club Program
 
The 2016 Club Program is a 23 week trapshooting program that begins on February 23 and ends on August 7. The program is designed to improve your shooting skills through friendly competitive shooting, while at the same time allowing you plenty of opportunities to win FREE ROUNDS of targets - not to mention trophies and cash awards! By shooting Club, you have the opportunity to shoot nearly for free by winning free rounds every week and trophies at the conclusion of the 23 week program. Even if you only shoot Club a few times during the year, you still have a chance to win FREE ROUNDS EVERY TIME YOU SHOOT! Naturally, the more you shoot, the greater your chances of winning free rounds and accumulating points towards annual trophies and cash!
 
Trophies and awards will be based on your best 20 weeks of scores for sixteens and your best 6 weeks of scores for the added events. Each week, the high score on sixteens wins TWO (2) FREE ROUNDS and the second high score wins ONE (1) FREE ROUND. Ties and free rounds are carried forward until a winner is determined. Each week, FOUR FREE ROUNDS are awarded to the shooter who breaks the highest score of sixteens and the added event combined. In the event of ties, free rounds will be divided. In addition, the top three scores each week will be awarded points, which are used to determine year-end trophies and awards. This means you have TWO ways to win - WEEKLY FREE ROUNDS and year-end point accumulation. 
 
Welcome to the Kansas City Trapshooters Association (KCTA)! We are one of the oldest trapshooting parks in the country, having been founded by the famous Elliott shooting family in 1886. We have been at the Smithville Lake location since 1986. We are a public shooting park offering trap, skeet, and five stand sporting clays. No membership is required to shoot at our range.
 
All of the KCTA's shooting fields are equipped with stadium lighting for night shooting. Trapshooting leagues are held year-round. League information may be found by clicking here . From March through November, tournaments registered through the Amateur Trapshooting Association  (ATA) are held at the park. To compete in registered tournaments, a shooter must be a member of the ATA. If the shooter is a Missouri resident, he/she must also be a member of the Missouri Trapshooters Association (MTA). Both organizations may be joined at the KCTA.

GIVE IT A SHOT!

About the KCTA Club Program
 
The 2016 Club Program is a 23 week trapshooting program that begins on February 23 and ends on August 7. The program is designed to improve your shooting skills through friendly competitive shooting, while at the same time allowing you plenty of opportunities to win FREE ROUNDS of targets - not to mention trophies and cash awards! By shooting Club, you have the opportunity to shoot nearly for free by winning free rounds every week and trophies at the conclusion of the 23 week program. Even if you only shoot Club a few times during the year, you still have a chance to win FREE ROUNDS EVERY TIME YOU SHOOT! Naturally, the more you shoot, the greater your chances of winning free rounds and accumulating points towards annual trophies and cash!
 
Trophies and awards will be based on your best 20 weeks of scores for sixteens and your best 6 weeks of scores for the added events. Each week, the high score on sixteens wins TWO (2) FREE ROUNDS and the second high score wins ONE (1) FREE ROUND. Ties and free rounds are carried forward until a winner is determined. Each week, FOUR FREE ROUNDS are awarded to the shooter who breaks the highest score of sixteens and the added event combined. In the event of ties, free rounds will be divided. In addition, the top three scores each week will be awarded points, which are used to determine year-end trophies and awards. This means you have TWO ways to win - WEEKLY FREE ROUNDS and year-end point accumulation. 
 
THE WEEKLY CLUB PROGRAM
 
SIXTEENS
Classification (A-B-C-D) - Initial classification will be determined by known ability. If ability is unknown, a shooter will start in class "C." Two consecutive wins moves you up one class. Two consecutive losses moves you down one class. Management reserves the right to reclassify as necessary.
 
Procedure - Shooters in classes "B," "C," and "D" will shoot 50 targets each week. An optional third round may be shot; the best two rounds of the three will be recorded. "A" class shooters are required to shoot 75 targets, with all three rounds being recorded. This is done to reduce carryovers. A shooter must declare their Club rounds prior to shooting. If the rounds are not marked "Club" on the scoresheet, rounds will not be counted. Once you shoot your first round of Club, the second and third rounds will automatically be Club rounds. 
 
Entry Fee - There is a $2.00 entry fee (in addition target fees) for the first two rounds for "B," "C,," and "D" shooters, and for all three rounds for "A" shooters. A $0.50 fee will be charged for the optional third round (Classes "B," "C," and "D").
 
ADDED EVENTS
Handicap - AtA members will be handiapped at their ATA yardage as of the first week of Club. New shooters without an ATA yardage will start at 20 yards. All 25 targets will be shot from the same yardage. You may shoot two rounds of handicap (not consecutively) and the best score will be used. The highs score each week will be awarded three points, second high receives two points, and third high wins one point. The annual champion will be the winner of the most points throughout the year. The high score and ties will be moved back one yard for the next time Handicap is shot. The entry fee will be $2.00 for the first round (in addition to target fees); no additional amount will be charged for the second round. 
 
Sliding Handicap - Yardage rules are the same as for the Handicap event. In this event, shooters will begin the round at their assigned yardage. If you break five on any post, you "slide" back one yard on the next post. If you break four, you remain at the same yardage for the next post. If you break three or less, you "slide" forward one yard; however, you will never "slide" forward farther than the yardage you started at, regardless of how many targets were missed. Two rounds may be shot, with the best round being recorded. Points will be awarded to the top three high scores: three points to first, two points to second, and one point to third. In the event of a tie, points will be awarded to the shooters tying. Each first place win moves your yardage back one yard the next time Slider is shot. The entry fee will be $2.00; no additional charge for the second round. 
 
Doubles - Classification (A-B-C-D) - The doubles added event consists of 12-pair. You may shoot twice per week, or 25-pair, and the best score out of 24 targets will be kept. Scores from a shooter's best 6 weeks will be used to determine winners of the annual trophy. A shooter's starting class will be determined by known ability. If ability is unknown, a shooter will start in class "C." Two consecutive wins advances you one class. Two consecutive losses moves you down one class. Management reserves the right to reclassify as necessary. The entry fee will be $2.00 with no additional fee for the second round. 
General Rules
 
 - The Club Week begins at 4:00 PM on Tuesday and ends at 5:00 PM on Sunday, but can only be shot on a day we are open. Click here for our hours of operation.
 
 - The Club Program will run 23 weeks, but for annual trophies and awards, the point accumulation on your scores from your best 20 weeks will be used for sixteens. The point accumulation on your best 6 weeks of added event scores will be used to determine annual trophies and awards for the added events. 
 
 - In sixteens, two consecutive wins moves you up one class. Two consecutive losses moves you back one class.
 
 - You can shoot ahead for a single week once per month if you know that you will not be able to shoot on that week.
Weekly Awards & Points
 
FREE ROUNDS - First place in each class in sixteens wins TWO rounds of targets. Second place in each class wins ONE round of targets. Ties and free rounds carry forward until the winner is decided. A shooter winning free rounds will be required to use the rounds the  next time they shoot as either practice or Club rounds. Rounds will expire if they are not used within two Club Weeks.
 
POINTS - High in each class in sixteens and ties will be awarded three points. Second place and ties receive two points, and third place and ties win one point. Points will be awarded in the same manner for doubles. Points for the added events will be awarded to the top three scores: three points to high and ties, two points to second high and ties, and one point to third high and ties. 
Weekly High All Around Free Rounds
 
 
Each week of the handicap or sliding handicap added events, FOUR ROUNDS of targets will be awarded tothe shooter wit the highest score on the sixteens and added event combined. Class A shooters will shoot scratch, B shooters will receive one added target, C shooters will receive two added targets, and D shooters will receive three added targets. "Class" refers to the shooter's sixteens class. Any shooter breaking a 75x75 scratch cannot be tied by another shooter by means of added targets. All ties will divide the rounds. 
 
During a week when the doubles event is the added event, FOUR ROUNDS will be awarded: one to high in each class. Ties will be broken by long run. If shooters are still tied after the greatest long run, all necessary successive long runs will be considered. If tied scores are broken identically, ties will carryover to the next doubles week. 
THE ANNUAL TROPHIES
 
SIXTEENS CHAMPION - Champion is determined by the highest number of points awarded from the 20 best scores throughout the Club Program. 
 
DOUBLES CHAMPION - Champion is determined by the highest numbe of points awarded from the 6 best scores throughout the Club Program.
 
HANDICAP CHAMPION - Champion is determined by the highest number of points awarded from the best 6 scores throughout the Club Program.
 
SLIDING HANDICAP - Champion is determined by the highest number of points awarded from the best 6 scores throughout the Club Program.
 
ALL AROUND HIGH AVERAGE - Champion is determined by the highest combined average on 12 (600) sixteens scores, 4 (100) handicap scores, 4 (100) sliding handicap scores, and 4 (96) doubles. 
 
$200 ADDED MONEY - Split 40/30/20/10 High Gun to all added events. Winners are determined by total point accumulation on added events at the conclusion of the Club Program. 
 
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD - Awarded to the member who displays superior sportsmanship and dedication to the club during the year.

2016 Club Winners


Singles     -     Wayne Metcalfe
Handicap     -     Ray Tedesco
Slider     -     Steve Hillen
Doubles     -     John Sawle
High Average     -     Ray Tedesco

CONGRATULATIONS SHOOTERS!