Sixty one shooters competed at the Butte Trap Club’s Annual Super Handicap shoot. Conditions were warm and breezy on Saturday (Aug. 25) morning but turned sunny and hot for the rest of the weekend. More than 24,000 clay targets were fired at during the annual event with participants from Washington, Idaho and Montana.
Bill Camus of Sheridan claimed the HOA Champion trophy with a 584×600 score. Camus was also the runner-up in Sunday’s Handicap event with a 194×200 mark and claimed the ‘300’ Champion trophy with a 290×300 tally in the two handicap events. He also grabbed the top spot in the Saturday’s Doubles category with a 96×100 score.
Junior shooter Dale Royer of Jackson, MT managed to break a rare 100 straight in the handicap category on Saturday and grabbed the Championship hardware for his efforts. It was Royer’s first perfect score in any event.
Scott Clutter of Great Falls broke the lone 100 straight in Saturday’s Singles event to claim the Champion trophy. John Chor Jr. of Anaconda, Roger Andersen and John Berthelson of Idaho broke the only century marks in Sunday’s singles. Chor won the coin flip to win the champion trophy while Andersen took the A category trophy with Bethelson forfeiting. Chor also won the Handicap event on Sunday breaking 198×200 targets just narrowly missing the record held by Butte’s Joe Petroni of 199×200.
Other area shooters earning trophies included; Ray Brandl of Butte claiming the C Class prize in Saturday doubles with an 87×100 score and a perfect 20×20 in the shootoff. Greyson Mandic won the junior category on Saturday’s Singles. John MacDonald won the Singles Class C trophy on Saturday and Kohlten Fultz won the New Shooter trophy. Dana Miller of Dewey claimed the 4th place prize in Saturday’s handicap and Vet Singles on Saturday. John Chor Sr. of Anaconda won the Vet Singles Category on Sunday.
Here are all of the results:
Doubles – 25 Entries
Champion Bill Camus Sheridan 96×100
Class A Bill Beyl Bozeman 95×100
Class B JD Kent Manhattan 91×100
Class C Ray Brandl Butte 87×100 20 s.o.
over Jim Woodhull Sr. Livingston 87×100 19 s.o.
Sat. Singles – 40 Entries
Champion Scott Clutter Great Falls 100×100
Class A Roger Anderson Iona, ID 99×100 100×100 co
over Tom Kuka Bozeman 99×100 97×100 co
over Bill Camus Sheridan 99×100 99×100 co
Class B Ray Cullinane Challis, ID 97×100
Class C John MacDonald Butte 93×100
Class D Tonya Kent Manhattan 86×100
Junior Greyson Mandic Butte 89×100
Veteran Dana Miller Dewey 99×100 25 c.o.
over Willie Price Helena 99×100 24 c.o.
Lady Sharlarae Stuber Bozeman 96×100
Handicap – 43 Entries
Champion Dale Royer Jackson 100×100
Runner-Up Jerry Tabacco Great Falls 97×100 25 s.o.
3rd Place John Berthelson Pocatello, ID 97×100 23 so win flip
4th Place Dana Miller Dewey 97×100 23 so lose flip
Sunday Singles – 36 Entries
Champion John Chor Jr. Anaconda 100×100 won flip
Class A Roger Andersen Iona, ID 100×100 lost flip
over John Berthelson Pocatello 100×100 forfeit
Class B Ray Cullinane Challis, ID 96×100
Class C Jo Lee Burman Great Falls 97×100
Class D Sharlarae Stuber Bozeman 97×100
New Shooter Kohlten Fultz Butte 85×100
Veteran John Chor Sr. Anaconda 99×100
Lady Tonya Kent Manhattan 97×100
Handicap – 46 Entries
Champion John Chor Jr. Anaconda 198×200
Runner-Up Bill Camus Sheridan 194×200
3rd Place Steve Noland Helena 191×200 24,23 so
4th Place JD Kent Manhattan 191×200 24,20 s.o.
300 Champion Trophy
Bill Camus Sheridan 290×300
Bill Camus Sheridan 584×600