WELCOME TO THE MINNESOTA SPORTSMEN’S CLUB
2019 TRAP LEAGUE!
April 14 thru August 28
The Trap Range is open to the public during these trap league times:
Sundays 12:00-4:00 pm and Wednesdays 5:00-9:00 pm
The range is closed for league and public shooting April 21st (Easter) and May 26th. The range is open for ATA Event Shooters only on July 21st (see below for more information).
If you want to shoot on the league, team rosters must be received by April 12 - click here for a printable form to mail in your team roster!
Please review the Trap League Rules prior to the start of the league!
The trap committee and the Minnesota Sportsmen’s Club would like to thank you for shooting in 2018 and welcomes all new shooters. We hope you will enjoy the coming year.
The shooting team entry fee will remain the same as last year, $90.00. Due to a recent price increase of targets the price of a round of trap is being increased to $6.54 (7.00 including sales tax), still the lowest price in the area. Shooting cards will be 11 rounds for $70.00 (buy 10 rounds and get one free). We will again be drawing for a free round of trap at the end of each league day. Be sure to tell your team members to check the TV slide show for the daily winners!!
The league will begin Sunday April 14th, the first Wednesday to post a score will be April 17th. The club will be open Sundays 12:00 to 4:00 and Wednesdays 5:00 to 9:00 for league and open shooting. No one will be able to sign up until opening time because we need time to get everything set up. We may have to limit practice rounds for the first two weeks of trap league due to the number of people having to shoot their league rounds. We will be open Sundays 12:00 to 3:00 for practice now thru April 7th, conditions permitting. We will be closed Easter Sunday.
We will host the Shooter’s year end picnic and trophy presentation September 8th.
We are going to run the league the same as we did last year with one change, we are going to set the divisions after 10 weeks. Instead of placing a team in a division based on a team’s average at the beginning of the season, we are going to run the league using the “Lewis Class System”. This means all teams will be competing against each other for the first 10 weeks. After 10 weeks teams will be placed in divisions based on their teams total target score. This way teams will know who they are competing with for the remainder of the season. Divisions and standing can be viewed on the “Team Standings page”. We will determine the number of divisions based on the number of teams shooting. Ties will be shot off at the end of the season and winners will be determined by the total target score of the shoot off. There could be up to 7 divisions and the number of place trophies awarded will be based on the number of teams in each division. The Division names will remain the same as in the past: USA, National, AA American, American, Southern, Western, and Eastern.
Teams may consist of 4 (minimum) to 6 (maximum) shooters. We will use the top four scores posted by a team to determine the team score, so having six shooters on the team would be to your advantage. The Team entry fee will be $90.00 whether you have 4, 5, or 6 team members. In order to have the league and teams set up, your team rosters need to be received by APRIL 12th, NO LATER. All team fees will be collected and submitted by the Team Captain. No individual fees will be accepted. Rosters must have a minimum of 4 (6 is preferred) shooters to be accepted. If you do not have four shooters to complete a team, please see Randy Jones for possible assistance recruiting additional shooters. Team registration fees will be due the first week of league.
We will limit the total number of teams to forty-five (45). Returning teams will be given preference if their rosters are received by April 12th. New teams will be accepted on a first come first served basis.
We try to make posting your league scores as convenient as possible by allowing scores to be posted ahead or behind with a noted deadline date to be met. To make posting your scores as convenient as possible we will split the twenty week season into two ten week segments. You can post scores as far in advance as you like but you must have ten scores posted by the tenth week, June 19th. There will be no exceptions. Any scores for the first ten weeks not posted by end of day June 19th cannot be made up. You will then have until August 28th to post your remaining ten scores. It is strongly advised that you do not wait to start posting your scores. If we have a large number of teams shooting your wait time to shoot may be long. You will not be given preference, we will not suspend practice rounds.
We endeavor to record and post your scores accurately but mistakes can happen. If you are concerned that the score posted is not correct you will need to provide us with the date and squad number you shot the score in question. We will check this date and squad number only. We will have cards available
for you to keep track of your shooting dates, squad numbers and scores.
We will try to keep the score sheets up to date with scores being posted for Sundays and Wednesdays as soon as possible. We will be posting scores using the TV in the club house and we may print the scores sheet on occasion. We will also post scores on the club website: Minnesotasportsmensclub.com
We will be using conventional all orange pitch targets thrown off Pat traps. We use Canterbury Wireless Voice releases.
This year in addition to the twenty-week sixteen-yard league we will have a 10-week handicap and 10 week doubles league. These leagues are individual events, and will require a minimum of ten shooters.
Entry fees will be $10.00 per shooter and $7.00 per round. If there is enough interest we will also have a 10 week youth league.
This year the club will be hosting a fundraiser event for ALS on May 4th. The ALS event is open to all shooters, the event will be a 50 bird shoot for $15.00. This will be a Lewis Class event with cash prizes paid out based on the number of entries. Meat shoots and other games will be available. We are hosting an ATA Trap shooting event on Sunday July 21st. The range will be closed to league and open shooting on July 21st for the ATA event. The cost to join the ATA is $20.00 per year. For a first time ATA membership we have a few free memberships available.
If at the end of the season if a team wins in their division, each shooter must have shot at least 75% of his or her rounds (15 weeks) to receive their individual trophy.
We ask that if you have a semi-automatic, please buy a shell catcher or use a rubber band around the receiver so you don’t eject the shells at the shooter next to you. We also ask that you keep your hulls or put them in the provided buckets. This helps us keep the cost of shooting as low as we do. We are asking
this year that all shooters use eye and hearing protection.
While the Minnesota Sportsmen’s Club does not prohibit the consumption of alcohol we do ask that you refrain from drinking until after you have shot your rounds. For liability reasons ANYONE known us to have been drinking will not be allowed to sign up to shoot. Any shooter determined to be acting in an unsafe manner will be required to cease shooting, prevented from further shooting, and may be asked to leave.
We are scheduling two captains meetings, April 7th at 1:00 pm and April 10th at 5:00 pm. If you have any questions please attend one of these meetings.
April 14th - first official day of League shooting.
May 4th - ALS Shoot 12:00 to 5:00 “No Practice”
July 21st - ATA Event
September 8th League Picnic
We will be closed to league shooting these dates:
Suncay April 21st (Easter Sunday)
Sunday May 26th (Memorial Weekend)
Sunday July 21st (ATA Event only)
The Trap Committee reserves the right to make changes as needed.
We are looking forward to another good year and hope to see you and your team.
The Trap Committee
Minnesota Sportsmen’s Club
For more information contact:
Phone (763) 441-6893 Home (612) 990-1252 Cell