August 22, 2006

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




Kim Bateman


 
 
Charlie Berkhous

 


Rod Shyda

 

 

Keystone state gunners return from Grand American with 29 trophies. Kim Bateman wins four ladies awards. Charlie Berkhous and Michael Pintirsch only shooters to break 100's in Handicaps during the entire tournament.

Rod Shyda wins Class B in Preliminary HOA, father Sig Shyda smothers 99 in Krieghoff Handicap to win Vet honors. Charlie Berkhous completes Grand Slam. 

Kim Bateman, a two time All American from Slippery Rock, broke 962x1000 of the championship week targets to win the Class A High Over All. Kim also captured two women's handicaps, the Presidents Handicap with a 96 and the Parliament Coach Handicap with a 98. She also finished third in the ladies Class Singles with a 198. Kim has been selected to the ladies PA All State Team for the last five years. 

Charlie Berkhous entered the Grand American record book by breaking a 100 straight in the Presidents Handicap. It was the first 100 straight in handicap at the new grounds at Sparta. Michael Pintirsch of Butler broke the second 100 in Handicap in winning the prestigious Preliminary Handicap. Brings back memories of David Sheipe (1994) of Blandon and Patrice Ryan (1992) of Coopersburg when they won the Preliminary Handicap with 100's.

William Natcher of Ebensburg won a pair of trophies, finishing 7th in the Grand American Handicap the Class AA winner in the HAA with a 394. Rod Shyda of Lebanon also won twice, taking third place in the George McCarty Handicap and won the Class B award in the Preliminary Days HOA. Skip Klinger joined Natcher and Shyda in winning a pair of awards, the Class AA runner-up in the Doubles Class Championship with a 99 and he finished 12th in the Grand American Handicap with a 98.   (Complete Results)

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William Natcher

GRAND AMERICAN WEEK CHAMPIONS

Name Town Placement Trophy Event Score
Bateman, Kim Slippery Rock 3rd Place Lady Singles Class Championship 198
Bateman, Kim Slippery Rock Champion Lady President's Handicap 96
Bateman, Kim Slippery Rock Champion Lady Parliament Coach Handicap 98
Bateman, Kim Slippery Rock Champion Class A HOA 962
Berkhous, Charlie Columbus

Champion

President's Handicap 100
Burkey, Tom Chambersburg Champion Senior Vet Doubles Championship 96
Hamilton, KayLynn Hyner Runner-up Lady Singles Class Championship 199
Hazlett, William Sarver Champion Class A Doubles Class Championship  98
Hostetter, Sheldon Lebanon Champion Class AA Doubles Class Championship  100
Klinger, Skip Lebanon 12th Place Grand American Handicap 98
Kostkas, Jack Tidioutet Runner-up Veteran Champion/Champions 100
Natcher, William Ebensburg

7th Place

Grand American Handicap 99
Natcher, William Ebensburg Champion Class AA HAA 394
Pascoe, Belinda New Castle Runner-up Lady Champion/Champions 100
Pintirsch, Michael Butler

Champion

Preliminary Handicap 100
Shissler, Kory Quarryville Runner-up Sub Junior Singles Class Championship 198

PRELIMINARY DAYS

Name Town Placement Trophy Event Score
Deisher, Jack Pottstown Runner-up Class B NRA Singles 198
Devault, Charles Greensburg Runner-up Class AA NRA Singles 200
Edgreen, Bruce Port Allegany Champion Senior Vet IDNR Doubles 98
Foley, John Doylestown Champion Class B Deborah Ohye Singles 100
George Jr, Peter Erie Champion Veteran Merchants Handicap 97
Klinger, Skip Lebanon Runner-up Class AA WSRC Doubles 99
McGlynn, Vincent Abington Runner-up Class C IDNR Doubles 95
Ollock, Stephen Mainesburg Runner-up Class AAA IDNR Doubles 99
Shaffer, Richard Windber

9th Place

Krieghoff 100 Handicap 98
Shyda Jr, Sigmund Boyertown Champion Veteran Krieghoff 100 Handicap 99
Shyda, Rodney Richland

3rd Place

George McCarty Handicap 98
Shyda, Rodney Richland Champion Class B Preliminary HOA 1123
Wawrzyniak, James Wallingford Runner-up Class C NRA Singles 196