To find registered shoots in your area (for MSE's, Zone Championship & Handicap Championship) please visit www.shootata.com
Monthly State/Provincial Events
MSE’s will be held January through July of 2014, with every state having five (5) months each. Each month‘s MSE will be open for participation for the full calendar month. Shooters can compete as many times as they would like within that month by shooting at ATA registered shoots. For individuals, the high score shot for each month will be chosen for each AIM member as the competition score for that MSE, which will be compiled from shoot reports at the end of the month. MSE scores will be applied to the day of the month the high score was shot. Example: If a shooter attends a shoot on the dates 5/29-6/2 and shoots an event(s) on a day for the month of May the scores will be eligible for May. If the shooter shoots an event(s) on a day in the month of June the scores will be eligible for June.
All states are encouraged to offer their AIM members the opportunity to compete in an AIM State Championship event. This event may or may not be held at the same location or same time as the ATA State Championship Tournament. The registered Singles event will either be 100 or 200 targets. If more than 200 targets are shot at an event, it must be declared beforehand by the AIM Director/Volunteer which set of targets are being used for the AIM State Shoot. For the 2014 target year, we are giving the option for State Shoots to include registered Handicap & Doubles events.
AIM State Shoots can be anytime between January and July. AIM Directors/Volunteers must select their State Shoot date and return the State Shoot Details form by January 31, 2014.
For State Shoots, only shooters who live in the state where the shoot is taking place will be eligible for that state’s trophies. Squads must include five shooters who live in the state where the shoot is taking place, and they must all shoot together on the same squad. Mixed state squads will not be eligible for team trophies at any State Shoots. For example, a squad that has two Illinois residents and three Missouri residents will not be eligible for team trophies.
PARTICIPATION IN YOUR HOME STATE’S STATE SHOOT IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ANY OF THE AIM ANNUAL TEAMS.
Online Zone Shoot
May 17-18 & May 24-26, 2014
(Dates change each target year)
Each year in May, AIM members all over the nation will compete in the National Online Zone Championship. For this event, AIM members will post one 16 yard 100 target registered score AT ANY GUN CLUB HOSTING AN ATA REGISTERED SHOOT on either of the two weekends. To find registered shoots in your area, please visit www.aim4ata.com.
To compete in the AIM Online Zone Championship, shooters must choose which of the five days they would like to compete on. If planning on shooting more than one of the five days, please declare beforehand which score you will be using for the AIM Online Zone Championship. If you only plan on shooting once, but then have another opportunity to shoot, please use your first score.
For the AIM Online Zone Championship, shooters may shoot outside of their home zone, but awards will only be given from their home zone, not from the zone where they shot. In order to avoid minimum Singles Class B penalty, AIM competitors must have shot at least 200 Registered Singles targets in the current target year prior to the AIM Online Zone Championship.
To enter scores, please visit www.aim4ata.com and fill out the AIM Online Zone Championships score submission form. Be sure to choose the correct “Participant Type” at the top of the form (Individual or Team). If you choose team, the scores will be entered for individual and team results. The form does not need to be filled out twice to be eligible for both. Please remember, squads are only eligible for team trophies when five shooters have shot together at the same time and location. Mixed zone squads are not eligible for team trophies.
PARTICIPATION IN THE AIM ONLINE ZONE CHAMPIONSHIP IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ANY OF THE AIM ANNUAL TEAMS.
October 4-5 & October 11-12, 2014
(Dates change each target year)
Similar to the Zone Championship, the Handicap Championship, held annually the first two weeks of October, will also offer the opportunity for AIM shooters to shoot locally and compete on a larger level. The Handicap Championship is a national event. AIM shooters from all over the country will be competing with one another within their AIM categories and by yardage group.
Shooters must shoot 100 Handicap targets from their ATA yardage AT ANY GUN CLUB HOSTING AN ATA REGISTERED SHOOT on either of the two weekends. To find registered shoots in your area, please visit www.aim4ata.com.
To compete in the AIM Online Handicap Championship, shooters must choose which of the four days they would like to compete on. If planning on shooting more than one of the four days, please declare beforehand which score you will be using for the AIM Online Handicap Championship. If you only plan on shooting once, but then have another opportunity to shoot, please use your first score.
Shooters need to check their correct yardage before competing in this event. Yardages can be found in the Shooter Information Center found on www.aim4ata.com. All shooters must shoot from their current ATA yardage to be eligible for trophies.
To enter scores, please visit www.aim4ata.com and fill out the AIM Online Handicap Championship score submission form. The number of awards provided for this event is determined by the number of participants in each age category and yardage group.
PARTICIPATION IN THE AIM ONLINE HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED FOR ANY OF THE AIM ANNUAL TEAMS.
August 2-5, 2014
Held in conjunction with the largest trapshooting tournament in the world, THE GRAND AMERICAN! The AIM Grand Championships will begin with shooting games, special events, and instructional seminars on Saturday, August 2. The games will continue on Sunday, but the AIM Individual Handicap Championship (100 targets) and the AIM Individual Doubles Championship (50 Pair) will be held on Sunday also. Trophies will be awarded to Event and Class Champions for each of these events.
The 200 target AIM Individual and Team Singles Championship will be held on Monday and Tuesday (100 Singles each day). To avoid penalty Class B classification in the Doubles event, shooters will have had to register at least 200 Registered Doubles targets prior to the AIM Doubles Championship. For the Singles event, shooters will have had to register at least 400 Registered Singles targets prior to the AIM Singles Championship. There will be no penalty yardage for the AIM Handicap event.
High-All-Around class will be determined by individual Singles classification. Squads competing in the AIM Grand Championships for team trophies are encouraged to be comprised of local shooters from the same club, school, organization, or group. Additional details for the AIM Grand National Championships will be available in the printed program prior to the event.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE ALL-STAR & ALL-ZONE AIM ANNUAL
TEAMS, MEMBERS MUST COMPETE IN THE AIM GRAND
NATIONAL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP.