SPARTA IL –-(Ammoland.com)- The World Shooting & Recreational Complex was host to the 12 Open Trapshooting Championships May 31 – June 4. For the first time since the inaugural 2006 US Open at the Complex, the tournament was managed by the Amateur Trapshooting Association. Many aspects of the tournament were very similar to the Grand American, and created a perfect opportunity for the ATA to use much of the Grand American equipment and employ and train some new staff members that will return in just a few weeks for this year’s Grand American World Trapshooting Championships.
“We found and solved some issues with our equipment and verified our supply inventory well in advance of the Grand and in plenty of time to make adjustments and reorders” reported ATA Executive Director Lynn Gipson. “We also used some new software and tried some different approaches to tournament management that we would probably be reluctant to try out during a shoot the size of the Grand American”.