July 18, 2003

Information and research on this page compiled by Richard Hamilton.
Photographs courtesy of Spancake's Studio

Ray Brightbill, Handicap Champion

Alex Etchen, Doubles Champion

F. T. McCullough won three
 Handicap titles

Cory Natcher won 6 awards



Ray Brightbill wins Handicap title while Chris Vendel of NY wins the Singles crown with 200 straight. Kay Ohye sweeps the HAA and HOA awards. F. T. McCullough wins three handicap awards. Cory Natcher takes home six awards. 

Hot and humid weather prevailed throughout the three day tournament as 886 shooters from 16 states faced the Elysburg traps in the 31st Pennsylvania Grand, setting a tournament record of 401,100 targets for a three day event. Ray Brightbill of Lebanon, PA won the PA Grand Handicap title by two targets with a 99x100.  It was the father -son show in the Doubles Championship when Alex Etchen broke a 99 to win the event while father Joel Etchen was a close second with 98. Frank Pascoe of New Castle won the AA award with 200 while PA State Champion Norman Beaver was AA runner-up, also with 200. Richard Smith, the 2002 NY State Singles Champion won the Vet crown with 200. Kay Ohye of N Brunswick, NJ took both the HAA (393) and the HOA (783) awards. Vendel finished one target behind for the HAA while daughter Debbie Ohye was second in the HOA, 5 targets behind father Kay.

(Complete Results)
(Winners in Adobe pdf Format)
(Alphabetical List in Adobe pdf Format)
All Past Pennsylvania Grand Champions)

Henry Spayd, Vet winner in
Handicap Championship