Over $25,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded this week in the inaugural Pan American Sporting Clays Championship, the new international event open to any shooter from North, Central, or South America. More than 200 shooters will compete at the National Shooting Complex this weekend.
In addition to the 200-target Main Event on Saturday and Sunday, there will be a 100-target Prelim on Friday, 100-target 5-Stand on Friday through Sunday, 100-target FITASC on Thursday through Sunday, 100-target Sub Gauges on Friday and Saturday, and 100-target Super Sporting on Sunday. Targets setters include Brian Ash, Neil Chadwick, Brent Fleming, and Jason Menke.
The National Shooting Complex will also offer a 10-station practice course starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, using the Long Range Target Key system. Cost will be 40 cents per target.
There will be two social events for shooters and their non-participating family and friends. On Friday night is a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm. Saturday night, cocktails will be served starting at 4:30 pm and dinner from 5 pm – 7 pm.
Entertainment on Saturday night is the Pan American Pro Bowl. Two teams of five professional shooters will go head-to-head in a 25-target shoot-out in the newly reconstructed shoot-off stadium at 6 pm.
Both individual and national medals will be awarded at the shoot, but national honors will be determined in a new way. Instead of countries sending “official” teams to the tournament, the three top-performing shooters from each country will constitute the team in Open and concurrent categories.
There will be no entry fee for national teams, and the teams will be designated for awards only. Concurrents will include Lady, Junior, Veteran, and Super Veteran. When all the scores are in, for Open and each category of concurrent, the top three shooters will be considered the national team. Then, the best composite team scores will be awarded national team honors.
You can access more information and registration links on the Pan American Sporting Clays Championship web page.