HALL OF FAME HISTORY

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Keeping the Memories of Great California Shooters Alive

Charles Garberson

Mike Pelkey

The California Hall of Fame was started by Charles Garberson and Mike Pelkey, as a way to keep the memory of the great California skeet shooters alive. The first Class of inductees was 1981 and included the best shooters of years gone by. Mr. Skeet, Alex Kerr, the first man to shoot 400x400 Kenny Barnes, Robert (Bobby) Stack, Elliot Ness from the Untouchables TV show, D. Lee Braun the Godfather of sustained lead shooting technique, and 7 other NSSA Hall of Fame members.
The current members encompass shooters from the 1930’s through currently active shooters. Some careers spanned 4 decades, and some whose careers were shorter but exemplified excellence and achievement. There are 17 members of the California Hall of Fame who have amassed 79 Open championships at the Nationals/World Championships.

The Alex Kerr/E. Lee Dennis Contribution to Skeet Award

Alex Kerr

Lee Dennis

This award is given to California Skeet supporters for their contributions to the game of skeet at the State, Zone and National level. The award, like the Hall of Fame for shooting ability, is about a career of contributions to the game, exemplified by the contributions of its namesake. A little history is needed at this point. Alex’s contributions to skeet started before being one of the founding fathers of the NSSA in 1947 and was vice president when it was organized in 1947. He served as president from 1960 to 1964 and was a member of the Board of Directors (EC) for many years. He was the recipient of the 1971 Ray Boller Award. Alex was also a founding member of the SoCal Skeet Shooting Association, and the California Skeet shooting Association. Alex owned a gun club, Golden Valley, in Southern California for many years. He also had a sporting goods store in Beverly Hills, where he had Kerr special skeet guns from Remington, and played a major part in Hollywood stars shooting skeet. He would coach junior shooters, his pupils included Robert Stack and Ron Hurlbert, and pay for ammo and targets.

Lee Dennis has been a major supporter of Skeet in California, the Zone and at the National level. Lee was one of the first to see the need and embrace the computer as a tool to speed up the arduous task of running a large skeet shoot. From the hardware, plotters, printer, computers to the software, Lee was instrumental in its success. Lee worked with Valero to fix bugs and enhance the capabilities that exist today. Lee was the godfather of the lucky number shoot offs at the world shoot. He has contributed untold thousands of hours of his time in getting the shooter’s information into the system, syncing the shoot program with the computer program so the mundane stuff like 2 man teams and groups are correct, the class and options pay out are correct, the scoreboard plotted, and that does not include the hours at the shoot, registering, entering scores and getting the shoot off sheets ready in a timely fashion or the time after getting the checks printed, financial reports and information off to the NSSA. We have touched on the time impact on his and our lives at skeet shoots, many hours for him, minutes for us. The financial impact to the State has been at a level that is really astounding. Lee has been the “Godfather” to California skeet. The computers and related equipment you see at the State, the Zone and the Western are Lee’s. He has maintained and upgraded the computers and printers. In addition, Lee has contributed equipment and money to the NSSA. In 2006 Lee received the Ray Boller Award and his place in the NSSA Hall of Fame.

Upcoming Events

Apr
12
Fri
12:00 pm The Club 15 @ Triple B Clays
The Club 15 @ Triple B Clays
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm
2019 Club Fifteen Flier
Apr
26
Fri
9:00 am Zone 7 Championships @ Tucson Trap and Skeet Club
Zone 7 Championships @ Tucson Trap and Skeet Club
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm
Zone 7 Championships @ Tucson Trap and Skeet Club | Tucson | Arizona | United States
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May
3
Fri
8:10 pm Grant Hammon Memorial @ United Sportsmen Inc
Grant Hammon Memorial @ United Sportsmen Inc
May 3 @ 8:10 pm – May 5 @ 5:30 pm
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May
17
Fri
12:00 pm Ken Barnes Open @ Kern County Gun Club
Ken Barnes Open @ Kern County Gun Club
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – May 19 @ 5:00 pm
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12:00 pm May Flowers Open @ Triple B Clays
May Flowers Open @ Triple B Clays
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May
24
Fri
12:00 pm Don Brown and Mark Cerro Memori... @ Poor Boy Skeet Range
Don Brown and Mark Cerro Memori... @ Poor Boy Skeet Range
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – May 26 @ 5:00 pm
Don Brown  and Mark Cerro Memorial Shoot @ Poor Boy Skeet Range | Keene | California | United States
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May
31
Fri
12:00 pm Percy Betts Open @ United Sportsmen Inc
Percy Betts Open @ United Sportsmen Inc
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm
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HALL OF FAME QUALIFICATIONS

California Skeet Shooting Association

Mandatory Qualifications for Hall of Fame applicant

1. Applicant must have been a resident of California for five consecutive years.
2. Applicant must be at least 50 years old, or if not then not actively shooting for at least 5 years to be eligible for special consideration.
3. Applicant must have been active shooter for ten or more years.

SHOOTING ABILITY Qualifications

Any three of the following:
A. Three NSSA All American Teams open and /or concurrent.
B. Three California State Championships open and/or concurrent.
C. Any Three SoCal or NorCal Championships including open or concurrent titles.
D. Five State Teams, including concurrents.
E. World Championships, including concurrents.
F. Five Zone 7 All Star Teams, including concurrents.
G. Any Zone 7 Championship open and/or concurrent

CONTRIBUTION BASIS Qualifications

Any three (3) of the following:
A. NSSA President
B. CSSA, NorCal or SCSA President
C. NSSA National Director for three or more terms
E. Time and/or money contribution on a long-term basis

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United Sportsmen Inc

4700 Evora Rd, Concord, CA 94520, USA
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5 Skeet fields, 5 Trap Fields

Santa Clara County Field Sports Park

9580 Malech Rd, San Jose, CA 95013, USA
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5 Skeet fields, 5 Trap Fields

Oak Tree Gun Club

23121 Coltrane Ave. Newhall, CA, 91321, USA
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3 Skeet fields, 8 Trap Fields

Coon Creek Trap and Skeet Club

5393 Waltz Rd, Lincoln, CA 95648, USA
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3 Skeet fields, 8 Trap Fields

Edwards Air Force Base Rod and Gun Club

210 Adams Way, Edwards AFB, CA
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2 Skeet fields, 1 Trap Field

Santa Ynez Valley Sportsman's Association

CA 154, Santa Ynez, CA 93460, USA
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1 Skeet field, 4 Trap Fields

Prado Olympic Shooting Park

17501 Pomona Rincon Rd, Chino, CA 91708, USA
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5 Skeet fields, 5 Trap Fields, 8 Trap Fields

Travis AFB Rod and Gun Club

690 Airman Dr, Travis AFB, CA 94533, USA
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2 Skeet fields, 2 Trap Fields

Redlands Shooting Park

2125 North Orange Street, Redlands, CA 92374,USA
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3 Skeet fields, 9 Trap Fields

Martinez Gun Club

900 Waterbird Way, Martinez, CA 94553, USA
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2 Skeet fields, 15 Trap Fields

Humbolt Trap and Skeet Club

Skeet Rd, McKinleyville, CA 95519, USA
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3 Skeet fields, 2 Trap Fields

Stockton Trap and Skeet Club

4343 N Ashley Ln, Stockton, CA 95215, USA
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5 Skeet fields, 5 Trap Fields

Triple B Clays

831 N Rosemead Boulevard, South El Monte, CA 91733, USA
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9 Skeet fields, 13 Trap Fields

Kern County Gun Club

12450 Shotgun Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93311, USA
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10 Skeet Fields, 12 Trap Fields

San Joaquin Valley Rod and Gun Club

553 Iona Ave, Lemoore, CA 93245, USA
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2 Skeet Fields, 2 Trap Fields

Poor Boy Skeet Range

Tehachapi, CA, USA
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2 Skeet fields

Vandenberg Rod and Gun Club

Taco Rd, Lompoc, CA 93437, USA
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2 Skeet fields, 2 Trap Fields

Winchester Canyon Gun Club

W. Camino Cielo, Santa Barbera, CA, USA
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1 Skeet fields, 3 Trap Fields
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