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Galloway, Roy

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SPORT | Trap Shooting

YEAR OF INDUCTION | 2012

 (1937 –  )

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Roy whose family lived in Raleigh Township, was born at the Chatham Public Hospital and moved into Chatham when he was two years-old. He attended Chatham Vocational School and afterwards worked at the C&D Sugar Plant and then International Harvester until his retirement.

In 1965, Roy took up trapshooting, enjoyed it, and became very expert at it winning close to 200 championships in local, provincial, national and international events. These included four provincial, six national titles and four titles at the prestigious Grand American World Trapshooting Championships.

Career Highlights

Ontario Provincial Trapshooting Association Championships

1978 – Won Doubles Championship – Achieved High All Round and High Overall titles

1987 – Won Doubles Championship

1989 – Won Singles Championship

2002 – Won Singles Championship in Veteran category

2005 – High Overall in Veteran category

2006 – Won Preliminary Singles Veteran category – Achieved High All Round and High Overall titles in Resident Veteran category

2007 – Won Preliminary Singles Senior Veteran category  – Won Preliminary Doubles Senior Veteran category


Canadian Trapshooting Championships

1971 – Achieved High Overall title

1972 – Won Singles Championship for first time

1974 – Won Doubles Championship for first time

1978 – Won Doubles Championship for second time

1979 – Won Singles Championship for second time

2003 – Won Veteran Doubles Championship

2008 – Won Open Senior Veteran Championship


Amateur Trapshooting Association – Grand American Championships

This is one of the oldest and most unique sporting events in the world. Begun in 1893, it attracts nearly 7000 competitors for the 11-day event which since 2006 has been held each August in Sparta, Illinois.

1980 – Won Preliminary Class “AA” Singles Championship – Won Class “A” Doubles Championship

1984 – Won Class “AA” Singles Championship

1988 – Won Class “B” Doubles Championship

2004 – Runner-up in Veteran category and won High Canadian award

2006 – Runner-up in Doubles in Veteran category

2007 – Runner-up for handicap championship in Senior Veteran category

2008 – Won Class “AAA” Doubles Championship in Senior Veteran category



Additional Achievements

1993 – Passed the 100,000 mark for single targets hit

1994 – Hit 648 consecutive targets at the Grand American competition

2001 – Inducted into the Ontario Trapshooting Hall of Fame



Roy now lives in Petrolia and still competes in local competitions representing the Dresden Shooting Club.