Roy Galloway (1937 – )

Sport: Trap Shooting
Year of Induction: 2012

About

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.

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