The Central New York Trap League was formed in the early 1960′s. Some of the clubs/teams that participated in years past were Green Meadow, Kilby Creek, Log Cabin, Brickheimer’s Gun Shop, Sherrill, Cazenovia, Albion, Falcon Sportsmen and Carrier. By the early 1970′s the League had expanded and split into Northern and Southern divisions. The League continues today with approximately 800 participants in the two-division format. A year-end Annual Shoot-Off Tournament brings all clubs/teams together to determine the CNY League Champions.
The format of the league allows participants to enjoy competitive trapshooting regardless of skill level. Participants have ranged from the first-time shooter to ATA All-Americans, and dozens of trophies are awarded each year based on both team and individual accomplishments.
2017 CNY Trap League Schedule click 2017 CNY SCHEDULE
Syracuse University Journalism student, Kelsey Snider, visited the Pompey Rod & Gun Club on April 18, 2017 and created a video news report on Trapshooting for her course work. See the video on our Photo Gallery & Videos page.
From both the 2017 Spring meeting and the 2016 Fall meeting, there are a couple of changes to highlight-
1) ALL Junior (age 16-18) and Sub-Junior (age 12-15) shooters will have there registration fees PAID by the CNY Trap League for the 2017 Season. This means the normal registration fee of $10 for each Jr/Sub will still be in the Prize money but the CNY League will pay for it. It is the our hope to encourage more young shooters to join the league in 2017.
2) The High Average shooter in the North Division and in the South Division (not to include the Overall High League Average) will each be awarded a trophy at the Annual Shoot-Off Tournament for 2017 and future years.
2017 Week 5 Highlights:
In the North, Toad Harbor remains on top after a bye week. Pathfinder posts a 196 to beat North Sportsman’s 171, while South Shore beats Central Square 197 to 193.
In the South, Sub-Jr. Austin Polinsky breaks his 3rd 25 of the season to lead Bridgeport to a 194 to 192 victory over DeWitt. The first-place match-up between Pompey and Skaneateles came down to the final squads and … they are still tied after 194′s. Camillus beat Three Rivers 194 to 190.
2017 Most 200′s: Toad Harbor (2), Skaneateles (1)
2017 Current Streaks: Many at 25
2017 Long Runs: Tim Roder, John Stanley, Dave McCrea, Joe Macewicz, Dave Coon, Austin Polinski, Joe Fredericks, Chuck Parker and Keith Chesbro at 50 straight.
2017 1st-Time League 25′s: Jeff Yankee, KC Schmeling, and Gene Remington.
2017 Most 25′s: To Week 4
|Joe Fredericks||3 Rivers||3|
|Joe Macewicz||Toad Harbor||3|
2016 League Championship:
The League Championship Shoot-off was held Sunday, September 11th at the DeWitt Fish & Game Club. High winds made for a very challenging day as only 3 shooters managed to break all 50 targets. Len Kallfelz of Camillus was first in with a 50, soon followed by Peter Catalano and his son Peter Jr., both shooting for DeWitt. In the shootoff, Peter Jr. was down two targets, and his dad down one with only two targets left, while Len was still straight. The targets were sporty and Len dropped his 24th.
Peter Jr. claimed the Class A Champion trophy, while Len and Peter Sr., returned to the line for another round of 25. In the second round, Peter Sr. did not let the pressure get to him, breaking all 25 targets to Len’s 24. Len Kallfelz claimed the League Champion Runner-up award, while Peter Catalano is the 2016 CNY Trap League Champion!
A nice day for the Catalano family was made even better as son Christopher was the League Sub Jr. winner also.
2016 Week 20 Highlights:
In the Northern Division, Toad Harbor repeats as division champion, but runner-up Pathfinder made sure they had to work for it. Toad traveled to Pathfinder needing at least a tie to claim the title, and ended up with a win in a very close match, 199 to 198. Following up on their 194 from last week, North Sportsman had another good night, beating Central Square 188 to 187 with Bill Steding’s 25 making the difference. South Shore had a bye and finished in 3rd place, with Central Square and North Sportsman rounding out the final two spots.
In the South, Skaneateles beat Three Rivers 199 to 197 and claimed the division title handily, finishing 5 points ahead of second place Pompey. Pompey traveled to DeWitt and put a lot of chalk on the board with their 200 to 194 win. Lee Smith reached 100-straight and led Bridgeport to a nice win over Camillus, 198 to 195, crushing DeWitt’s quest to stay out of last place. Camillus, Three Rivers, Bridgeport and DeWitt finished the season in 3rd through 6th places, respectively.
The 5 man team in the South had a very close race among the top 6 contenders. Tim Wilcox was at #6 entering the final night, just barely trailing the 3rd through 5th place shooters. He posted an early 25 to give himself a chance at moving up a few places on the list, but none of the others gave up any ground, all posting 25′s to keep from getting displaced.
Congratulations to John Wallace, his son Daniel Wallace, and grandson Keegan Wallace, who each shot a 25 straight for Pathfinder on June 21, 2016. John, one of only a handful of NY shooters to ever break 100 straight in handicap at the NYS Shoot, was on the board first and especially proud to see Dan and Keegan tie him that night since every one of those targets was needed to get the 200 and tie Toad Harbor.
At the Spring 2016 CNY League meeting Dick Masterpole stepped down (up?) and is now the CNY League President for 2016 while Chris Pollichemi has assumed the role of Secretary/Treasurer for 2016. We should all thank Dick Masterpole for over 10 years hard work as the CNY Trap League Secretary/Treasurer!!
2016 Current Streaks: Rick Kenyon at 175, followed by Lee Smith at 100, and Len Riedl, Vic Francis, Dan Wallace, Mark Cole, Jack Waldron, CR Haaf, Dave Bean, Fran Lightenfield, Ray Burgett, Rick Liberty, Rick Mothersell and Wayne Doctore at 50.
2016 Most 200′s: Toad Harbor – 9, Pathfinder - 4, Pompey – 4, Camillus – 1, Skaneateles – 1
2016 Long Runs: Rick Kenyon – 175; Jason White, Bob Green, Chad Landon, Dan Frigon Jr., George Hart, and Lee Smith - 100
2016 1st-Time League 25′s: Jason Buckingham, Dave Peckham, Teresa Sauro, Eric Smith, Alex Bittel, Stephanie Green, Jordan Hall, Colin Whalen, Chad Findlay, Jim Daniels, Tom Czarnecki, Lynn Mapstone, Steve Cook, Kim Ganley, Dave Eaton, and Dennis Gaworecki.
2016 Most 25′s: To Week 20
|Rick Kenyon||DeWitt F&G||12|
|Gary Rizzo||Central Square||8|
|Jim Rehley, Sr.||Toad Harbor||8|
|Rick Liberty||Three Rivers||8|
2016 Average Leaders through Week 20 (Shot 1st & last week + minimum of 13 scores in North and 16 in South):
Note: High-Average listings for North & South, regardless of target requirements, are available at the League High-Averages link in heading at top of page.
|Gary Rizzo||97.00||C.S.||Rick Kenyon||98.11||DeWitt|
|Dan Frigon Jr.||96.25||C.S.||Lee Smith||97.60||Bridgeport|
|Craig Chesbro||96.00||Toad H.||Rick Liberty||97.11||Three Rivers|
|Joanna Bishop||95.75||S. Shore||Cliff Haaf||97.05||Pompey|
|Joe Obey||95.73||Toad H.||Tim Corrente||97.05||Camillus|
|Don Church||95.71||Toad H.||Tim Wilcox||96.94||Pompey|
|Dave McCrea||95.50||Toad H.||Chad Landon||96.20||Skaneateles|
The 2015 regular season ended August 18th, and it was a record setting year! 836 shooters registered in the league this year, the largest participation ever!
The League Championship was held at the Pompey Rod & Gun Club on August 30th. The weather was great and Pompey had the facility in great shape for the 368 shooters competing.
In the team Division Winners’ championship, the North’s Toad Harbor took the League title over the South’s Pompey by one target, 393 to 392. Skaneateles was the High Club at the Championship with a 395.
In the individual races, host club Pompey’s shooters dominated, winning both the Championship and the Champion Runner-up titles.The League Championship was claimed by Alex Wisniewski with 50×50 plus another 75×75 in shootoff over 13 other shooters. After the first round of 25 shootoff targets, only Wisniewski and his son-in-law Tim Wilcox remained. Alex and Tim each continued with another 25-straight in the second round. In the third-round, Tim missed one to claim the Champion Runner-up title with 50×50 plus 74×75, while Alex broke them all to claim the Championship. Congratulations to Alex on winning this prestigious title, breaking a personal best 125 straight on the day!
Class winners were: Class AA: Matt Netto of Toad Harbor 50×50; Class A: Bob Green of Toad Harbor 50×50; Class B: Dennis Billington of Skaneateles 50×50; Class C: Kelly Taylor of Three Rivers 47×50; and Class D: Jeffery Bubb of Pompey 49×50.
Category winners were: Hi-Lady: Patty Logan of Skaneateles 50×50; Hi-Sub Jr: Owen Recore of Toad Harbor 46×50; Hi-Junior: Peter Catalano of DeWitt 49×50; Hi-Vet: Bob Weldin of Pathfinder 49×50; and Hi-Sr. Vet: Don Wells of South Shore 50×50.
The North v South 5-man team competition pits teams of the 5 highest average shooters in each division in a 50-target match. The South’s team of Rick Kenyon (49), Rick Liberty (49), Tim Wilcox (48), Jim St. Pierre (49) and Len Kallfelz (47) beat the North’s team by a score of 242 to 232.
2015 Week 20 Highlights:
The League wrapped-up another successful regular season on August 18th with 836 registered shooters, the largest participation ever!
In the North, Toad Harbor couldn’t quite match their performance of August 4th, only managing to post twenty 25′s on the way to a 200 to 193 win over North Sportsman! Toad Harbor is the 2015 Northern Division Champion. Second place Pathfinder also posted a 200 in their win over South Shore’s 197. South Shore finished third, with North Sportsman and Central Square taking fourth and fifth place in the division.
In the Southern Division, Pompey traveled to Three Rivers knowing that the Division title rested on at least a tie, or as a last resort relying on last place DeWitt to beat second place Camillus. Similar to last week, Pompey’s top shooters where absent from the top of the board, but three 25′s were still turned in, including a league 1st time 25 by Dennis Bobbette, to claim the win by a score of 195 to 193. Pompey is the 2015 Southern Division Champion. Dewitt put up a good show at Camillus, having a chance to tie with their last squad, but ultimately lost 195 to 193. Third place Skaneateles beat Bridgeport 197 to 192. Three Rivers finished in fourth place, followed by Bridgeport and Dewitt in fifth and sixth place.
Rick Kenyon and Dave McCrea had 25′s to reach 150 straight, Tim Corrente and Matt Tracey reached 75 straight, and Dave Bean reached 50 straight.
Congrats to Dennis Bobbette and Jared Hemmingway on their 1st-time league 25′s!
2015 Most 200′s: Toad Harbor (6), Pompey (3), Pathfinder (3), Skaneateles (2), South Shore (1)
2015 Long Runs: Rick Kenyon & Dave McCrea with 150; Len Kallfelz and Mark Dittly with 125; Mike Latocha with 100.
2015 League 1st-Time 25′s: Stan Kot, Nate Arndt, Zach Daino, Dave Simmons, Terry Ramsey, Marco Palumbo, Pat Duffin, Jake White, Drew Thoms, Noah Edick, Griffith Goodnou, Cody Bohand, Steve Procopio, Bill Benz, Dennis Bobbette, Vince Giarrusso, and Jared Hemmingway
Congratulations to Toad Harbor on their August 4, 2015 match, possibly the best performance ever recorded in the league. Toad shooters posted twenty-five 25′s and twenty-four 24′s that evening in a one point win over South Shore. As we find quite often, league records are not available, and some seem to recall a team posting twenty-five 25′s before, but adding twenty-four 24′s to that makes it unlikely to ever have been matched. I’ll go out on a limb here and call it a new league record that will likely never be matched! Toad probably should have retired that board, sprayed some poly on it, and hung it in the Clubhouse! (Now hearing that Pathfinder had twenty-seven 25′s one night many, many years ago, but records are likely nonexistent!)
2015 North v. South Team Contenders: (5 highest-average shooters participating at League Championship Shoot-off will comprise the teams)
|Dave McCrea||97.71||T.H.||Rick Kenyon||98.25||Dewitt|
|Gary Rizzo||96.27||N. Sp.||Rick Liberty||96.89||3 Rivers|
|Mark Dittly||96.00||S.S.||Tim Wilcox||96.60||Pompey|
|Bill Steding||95.25||N. Sp.||Jim St. Pierre||96.40||Pompey|
|Todd Lund||95.25||Path||Joe Fredericks||96.21||3 Rivers|
|Kris Lamoreaux||95.20||T.H||Len Kallfelz||96.21||Camillus|
|Don Church||95.14||T.H||Mike Latocha||95.60||Pompey|
|Ron Mattes||95.00||S.S||Tim Corrente||95.58||Camillus|
|Dan Frigon Jr.||95.00||C. Sq.||John Stanley||95.20||Skaneateles|
|George Cratsenberg||94.75||T.H.||Wayne Wilcox||95.16||Pompey|
Most 25′s: To Week 20 – August 18, 2015
|Mark Dittly||South Shore||8|
|Jim St. Pierre||Pompey||8|
|Dave McCrea||Toad Harbor||8|
|Joe Fredericks||Three Rivers||7|
|Rick Liberty||Three Rivers||7|
|Shawn Griffith||South Shore||7|
|Gary Rizzo||North Sportsman||7|
THANK YOU TO MYRON JOHNSON! Myron has served as President of this league for longer than he is willing to admit. At the 2015 League Fall meeting held September 29th, Myron announced he has decided to step-down from the office. All 800 shooters in this league owe Myron thanks for the time and effort he has devoted to the organization over the years. Let’s wish him well and hope he can get back to actually enjoying the league more without having to worry about administrative issues next year! Chris Pollichemi of Camillus Sportsmens’ Club is our new President. Congratulations to Chris!
2014 CHAMPIONSHIPS: The League concluded its 2014 season on September 7th with the Championship Shootoff. Dave McCrea, Cliff Haaf, Joe Macewicz, Keith Chesbro and Wayne Doctore each broke 50×50 in the main event and continued in shootoff to determine the League Champion. Keith, Joe, and Wayne dropped-out after the first round of shootoffs, leaving Dave and Cliff to continue for the title. Dave won the Championship with 50×50 in shootoff, while Cliff claimed the Runner-up title after 48×50. Keith was the Class AA winner and Wayne claimed the Class A trophy.
2014 Champion: Dave McCrea 50×50 + 50 sh; Runner-up: Cliff Haaf 50×50 + 48 sh; Class AA Winner: Keith Chesbro 50×50 + 24 sh; Class A Winner: Wayne Doctore 50×50 + sh; Class B Winner: Rick Mothersell 48×50; Class C Winner: Dave Porter 48×50; Class D Winner: Keegan Wallace 45×50; Hi-Lady: Cathy Barney 48×50; Hi-Sub Jr: Dave Barley 48×50; Hi-Junior: Peter Catalano Jr. 48×50; Hi-Vet: Bob Weldin 49×50; Hi-Sr. Vet: Charlie Faes 48×50.
Toad Harbor was the Club Champion with 396×400.
The South’s Team of Rich Prior (48), Rick Kenyon (48), Lee Smith (49), Cliff Haaf (48) and Tim Wilcox (50) won the 5-Man Team competition over the North by a score of 243-241.
2014 North v. South Team Contenders: (5 highest-average shooters participating at League Championship Shoot-off will comprise the teams) Note – subject to change as data is received.
|James P. Davies||
|Jim St. Pierre||
2014 Most 200′s: Toad Harbor (10), Pompey (7)2014 Long Runs: Rick Kenyon 175, Jim Kenyon and John McDaniel with 125.
2014 CNY League @ NYS Shoot: Mark Patterson had his Skaneateles team in top-form at the 2014 NYS Trapshooting Championships, with two team members claiming NYS Championship titles. The Singles Championship came down to an all Skaneateles team final, with John Stanley taking the NYS Singles Championship in shoot-off over teammate Justin Slater, who claimed the Junior-Gold title. Justin also won the NYS Doubles Championship (with 100×100), and the Junior Gold titles in the High All-Around and the High Overall Championships.
In the Singles Championship, Chad Landon and Alexis Coningsby took the Parent/Junior title, while Justin Slater and Chris Landon took the Class AAA 2-man team title. Alexis Coningsby also claimed the NYS Sub-Jr Runner-up titles in the Singles, Doubles, and Handicap Championships. Patty Logan was the Lady II Runner-up in the Singles Championship as well as taking the Lady II title in the Sportsman’s Singles and the Class Singles events. Trevor Parker won the NYS Junior title in the Doubles Championship, as well as the Jr. title in the HOA Championship. Heidi Womer won the Lady I RU title in the Handicap Championship. Justin Slater also won the Junior Gold titles in the Sportsman’s Singles and the Class Singles.
Congratulations to Urb Womer for his recent induction to the NYSATA Trapshooting Hall of Fame!
Other League shooters bringing home trophies from the State Shoot:
Bridgeport: Junior shooter Matt Carr brought home two NYS Championships, successfully defending his title as Junior Champion in the Singles Championship, and adding the Junior title in the Handicap Championship.
DeWitt F&G: Jimmy Kenyon won of 4 of the 5 State Sub-Junior Championships, taking titles in the Doubles, Handicap, High All-Around and High Over-All Championships. Jimmy was also the Sub-Junior winner in the Preliminary Singles, Sportsman’s Singles, and the Class Doubles events. His dad Rick won the Class AA High Over-All title. Joe Sacco was part of the winning Class D two-man team in the Singles Championship.
North Sportsman: Tyler Forshier was on the winning Class D two-man team in the Singles Championship, as well as winning the Class D titles in the High All-Around and High Over-All Championships.
Pathfinder: John Rudy won the Senior-Veteran title in the Doubles Championship while his son, John Rudy Jr., took 7th place in the Handicap Championship. Bob Weldin was the Class B winner in the Class Doubles event. Jim Wright was the Class C winner in the Sportsman’s Singles.
Pompey: Kim Wilcox won the Lady I title in the Handicap Championship after shoot-off, while husband Tim won the Class A title in the Doubles Championship and was the Class AA winner in the High All-Around Championship. Adding to the family’s success, Kim’s dad Alex Wisniewski won the Sub-Vet title in the Handicap Championship.
Toad Harbor: Don Sadue won the 22-23 yardage group in the preliminary handicap plus the Sub-Vet title in the Trapshooting USA Handicap. Joe Macewicz won Veteran Runner-up in the Handicap Championship.
We are looking for year-end reports from past years listing shoot-off winners, team winners and season high-average winners. Anyone with information please contact Chris Pollichemi or Rick Kenyon.