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California State Shoot Past Locations - by Ray Brasser

California State Trapshooting History

California State Shoots
Year Host Club City Dates #Shooters
1912 Los Angeles Gun Club Los Angeles May 10 - 12 135
First California State Shoot.  This
shoot, and the next 12, were hosted by
the California - Nevada Trapshooter's
Association.  The program for the first
two years was 600 singles over 3 days.
1913 Los Angeles Gun Club Los Angeles May 9 - 11 82
1914 Owl Rod & Gun Club Modesto May 4 - 6 61
3rd California State Shoot.  First year
we had a State Handicap Champion.
1915 Los Angeles Gun Club Los Angeles July 13 - 15 67
1916 Blue Rock Gun Club San Jose May 29 - 31 66
5th California State Shoot. 
Henry Pfirrman shot the first
100 Straight in the Singles
Championship.
1917 Los Angeles Gun Club Los Angeles May 21 - 23 78
1918 Los Angeles Gun Club Los Angeles July 15 - 17 90
7th California State Shoot.  California
State Trapshooter's Association formed
in June but they wouldn't host a state
shoot until 1925.
1919 Tulare County Rod & Gun Club Visalia April 25 - 27 106
8th California State Shoot.  First  year
we had a State  Women's Champion.
1920 Tulare County Rod & Gun Club Visalia April 16 - 18 120
9th California State Shoot. .  First time
all 3 events (Singles, Handicap, and
Doubles) were included. 
1921 Los Angeles Gun Club Los Angeles May 2 - 4 143
10th California State Shoot
1922 Sacramento Gun Club Sacramento May 25 - 28 140
1923 Olympic Gun Club San Francisco March 9 - 11 80
12th California State Shoot.  First year
shooting targets in 4 rounds of 25 was
standard.
1924 Del Monte Gun Club Monterey May 30 - June 1 124
1925 Del Monte Gun Club Monterey May 28-31 140
14th California State Shoot.  This shoot,
and the next 5, were the only ATA state
shoots hosted by the California State
Trapshooter's Association.
1926 Del Monte Gun Club Monterey June 17 - 20 160
1927 Del Monte Gun Club Monterey June 16 - 19 186
1928 Del Monte Gun Club Monterey June 21 - 24 189
17th California State Shoot. 
Fred Griffin shot the first
200 Straight in the Singles
Championship.
1929 Del Monte Gun Club Monterey June 27 - 30 96
1930 Del Monte Gun Club Monterey May 15 -18 102
1931 Los Angeles - Santa Monica Gun Club Los Angeles June 25 - 28 60
20th California State Shoot.  California
Golden State Trapshooter's Association
formed on March 5th.  This was the first
 state shoot hosted by CGSTA.
1932 Los Angeles - Santa Monica Gun Club Los Angeles August 1 - 3 60
1933 Long Beach Gun Club Long Beach June 9 - 11 67
22nd California State Shoot.  First and
only time in California history that a
woman won the State Handicap
Championship.  It was Belle Roberts.
1934 Long Beach Gun Club Long Beach June 8 - 10 65
1935 Long Beach Gun Club Long Beach June 7 - 9 69
1936 Long Beach Gun Club Long Beach June 4 - 7 62
1937 Long Beach Gun Club Long Beach June 4 - 6 80
1938 Los Angeles - Santa Monica Gun Club Los Angeles June 2 - 5 90
27th California State Shoot. 
This shoot was originally scheduled
to be in San Diego.
1939 Long Beach Gun Club Long Beach June 1 - 4 101
1940 Long Beach Gun Club Long Beach June 7 - 9 75
1941 Long Beach Gun Club Long Beach June 6 - 8 70
30th California State Shoot
1942 Long Beach Gun Club Long Beach May 8 - 10 73
1943 Newport Harbor Trapshooting Club Newport Harbor June 20 72
32nd California State Shoot, a one-day
abbreviated shoot program.
1944 went to war
1945 went to war
1946 Lakeland Gun Club El Monte August 2 - 4 102
33rd California State Shoot.
1947 Lakeland Gun Club El Monte May 1 - 4 115
34th California State Shoot.  Program
changed to a 4-day shoot.  CGSTA
 incorporated on April 5th. 
1948 Lakeland Gun Club El Monte April 8 - 11 118
1949 Lakeland Gun Club El Monte April 7 - 10 164
1950 Tulare County Gun Club Visalia April 6 - 9 147
1951 Tulare County Gun Club Visalia April 5 - 8 150
38th California State Shoot. 
Neil VanDell shot the first 100 Straight
in the Handicap Championship.
1952 Tulare County Gun Club Visalia April 3 - 6 200
1953 Sacramento Trapshooting Club Sacramento April 9 - 12 177
40th California State Shoot
1954 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg April 1 - 4 255
1955 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg April 14 - 17 310
42nd California State Shoot. 
Evelyn Primm was the first woman
to win the State Doubles Championship.
Helen Thomas would win it in 1959.
1956 Sacramento Trapshooting Club Sacramento April 12 - 15 229
1957 Fresno Trap & Skeet Club Fresno April 11 - 14 320
1958 Rancho Angeles Trap & Skeet Club Los Angeles June 26 - 29 295
1959 Sacramento Trapshooting Club Sacramento April 16 - 19 286
1960 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 23 - 26 248
1961 Rancho Angeles Trap & Skeet Club Los Angeles June 22 - 25 308
1962 Sacramento Trapshooting Club Sacramento April 12 - 15 317
1963 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg April 18 - 21 260
50th California State Shoot
1964 Golden Valley Gun Club Pacoima April 16 - 19 415
1965 Sacramento Trapshooting Club Sacramento June 17 - 20 345
1966 Golden Valley Gun Club Pacoima April 21 - 24 535
1967 Fresno Trap & Skeet Club Fresno April 20 - 23 546
1968 Golden Valley Gun Club Pacoima June 5 - 9 504
55th California State Shoot. 
Program changed to a 5-day shoot.
1969 Martinez Gun Club Martinez June 19 - 22 500
1970 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 17 - 21 616
1971 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 23 - 27 736
1972 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 21 - 25 806
59th California State Shoot. 
Dan Bonillas' first year as HOA Champion.
He would take this title 10 more times
over the next 13 years.
1973 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 20 - 24 920
60th California State Shoot
1974 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 26 - 30 1,020
61st California State Shoot.
Dan Bonillas shot the first 100 Straight
 in the Doubles Championship.
1975 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 25 - 29 950
1976 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 23 - 27 939
1977 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 22 - 26 1,022
1978 Livermore - Pleasanton R&GC Livermore June 21 - 25 767
1979 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 20 - 24 857
1980 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 25 - 29 829
1981 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 24 - 28 780
1982 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 23 - 27 830
1983 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 22 - 26 900
1984 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 20 - 24 1,010
1985 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 18 - 23 1,048
72nd California State Shoot. 
Program changed to a 6-day shoot.
1986 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 24 - 29 1,073
1987 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 23 - 28 1,063
1988 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 21 - 26 1,073
1989 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 20 -25 1,092
1990 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 19 - 24 1,151
1991 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 25 -30 1,080
1992 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 23 - 28 975
1993 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 22 - 27 906
80th California State Shoot
1994 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 21 - 26 913
1995 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 20 - 25 874
1996 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 25 - 30 827
1997 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 24 - 29 753
1998 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 23 - 28 804
1999 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 22 - 27 814
2000 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 20 - 25 804
2001 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 19 - 24 765
2002 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 25 - 30 876
2003 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 24 - 29 896
90th California State Shoot
2004 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 22 - 27 770
2005 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 21 - 26 805
2006 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 20 - 25 721
2007 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 19 - 24 716
2008 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 24 - 29 675
2009 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 23 - 28 700
2010 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 22 - 27 656
2011 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 21 - 26 594
2012 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 19 - 24 541
2013 Kingsburg Gun Club
Kingsburg June 25 - 30  
100th California State Shoot
2014 Kingsburg Gun Club
Kingsburg June 24 - 29  
2015 Kingsburg Gun Club
Kingsburg June 22 - 28  
2016 Kingsburg Gun Club
Kingsburg June 21 - 26  
2017 Kingsburg Gun Club Kingsburg June 20 - 23 *** Events 1-7
2017 Livermore-Pleasanton Rod & Gun Club Livermore July 22 - 23 *** Events 8-9
2017 Redlands Shooting Park Redlands July 22 - 23 *** Events 8-9

2017 Events 8-9 at Kingsburg had to be cancelled due to flooding at the gun club.

 

 

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