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About the OSSA

The OSSA has been in existence since 1947 and was originally formed to be an advocate for the sport in the Province of Ontario.

Skeet shooting is sport where shotguns are used to break clay birds in flight. The event is in part meant to simulate the action of bird hunting. The shotguns used vary from the largest, 12 gauge, to progressively smaller ones being 20 gauge, 28 gauge, and .410 bore, which makes the game more challenging. 



The shooter shoots from seven positions on a semicircle with a radius of 21 yards (19 m), and an eighth position halfway between stations 1 and 7. There are two houses that hold devices known as "traps" that launch the targets, one at each corner of the semicircle. The traps launch the targets to a point 15 feet (4.6 m) above the ground and 18 feet (5.5 m) outside of station 8. One trap launches targets from 10 feet (3.0 m) above the ground ("high" house) and the other launches it from 3 feet (0.91 m) above the ground ("low" house).

At stations 1 and 2 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and then the low house, then shoots a double where the two targets are launched simultaneously but shooting the high house target first. At stations 3, 4, and 5 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and then the low house. At stations 6 and 7 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and then the low house, then shoots a double, shooting the low house target first then the high house target. At station 8 the shooter shoots one high target and one low target.

The shooter must then re-shoot his first missed target or, if no targets are missed, must shoot his 25th shell at the low house station 8.

The OSSA Executive

The 2024 Executive team is made from elected volunteers from clubs across Ontario. The elections are held in November/December each year and members are elected to two-year terms which provides for continuity in the Board of Directors.

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Jim Malcolm

OSSA President

Home Club: Barrie Gun Club

Jim was elected in 2020 and is a member of the Barrie Gun Club where he is a Director representing the clay shooting sports at the club. He is also a certified NSSA Level 1 instructor.

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Brad McRae

OSSA Vice President

Home Club: Ottawa


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Tammie Eve


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Rob Ludwig

OSSA Treasurer

Home Club: Hamilton Anglers and Hunters


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Dean Herzberg

OSSA Director

Home CLub: Ottawa

Dean is a member of an Ottawa area club and also a Certified NSSA Level 3 instructor.

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Steve Malcolm

OSSA Past President

Home Club: Uxbridge Clays

Steve is a member of the Uxbridge and Barrie Gun Club. He is also President of the NSSA. 


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Douglas Steed Jr.

OSSA Director and Chief Referee

Home Club: Barrie Gun Club

Doug is th Chief Referee of the OSSA. Doug manages the referees for NSSA official matches and administers the tests which qualify referees for a three year period.

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Brent Wintermute

OSSA Director

Home Club: Waterford Sportsman Club



Peter Manojlovic

OSSA Director

Home Club: Hamilton Gun Club

Peter is the skeet director at his home club, a Certified NSSA Level 1 Instructor, and a qualified NSSA referee.

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