The 2006 ATA Eastern Zone shoot returned to Cicero, NY but found
the weather conditions terrible. Having to use portable
generators, the event finished on time and champions were crowned
in all events. A tip of the hat has to go to the NYSATA officials
who made the tournament successful under impossible conditions.
event of the tournament, the Introductory Singles was won by William
Anzaldi of Massachusetts with 100 straight. Barbara Sheldon
won the Introductory Handicap with a 97x100 while Thomas
Apanovitch broke 99 to take the Introductory Doubles.
Thursday, July 27
Malmstedt broke 100 in the Blaisdell Singles on Thursday to
win his first of four trophies. Phil Wright, former ATA
President, broke a field high 98 to win the Eckman Handicap while Jerry
Phillips broke the only 100 straight to win the Etchen
Friday, July 27
won the Class AAA award in the Class Singles while Belinda
Pascoe won the ladies trophy. William Wylie, a Canadian
from London, Ontario won the Preliminary Handicap by breaking a
field high 98. Wylie was High Canadian in the Grand American
Handicap in 2000. Malmstedt was runner-up with a 97. Steve
Huber, a Pennsylvania Hall of Famer, broke a field high 100
straight to win the Class AAA Doubles award.
Saturday, July 28
won the Singles Championship with 200 straight, one of only two
perfect scores turned in curing the championship. The other was Frank
Benvenuto who took the runner-up trophy. Sherry Maki
won her second Zone Ladies Championship with a 196. She won in
2001 at Millington. Belinda and Frank Pascoe won the
Husband/Wife title, their first. Frank, with son Joe, won two
Parent/Child events, one in 2000 and the second in 2001. The
Parent/Child trophy went to Paul and Drew Shaw this year.
Sunday, July 29
Neilson from Oaks, PA won the Doubles title with the only 100
straight. Chris Vendel was second. He won the Doubles crown
in 2003 at Elysburg. Debbie Ohye Neilson won the ladies
crown. Debbie won the Handicap crown with a 98 and a shoot-off
victory of Johnson Justin of NY. Debbie has won two Zone
Doubles titles as well as a HOA crown. Paul Shaw won the
HAA while Vendel took the HOA, his 4th HOA title.