Last updated March 29th, 2012.
2012 might mean the Olympics for London but the real shotgun shooting will go down in Hainesville, Illinois at the 34th World Parcours de Chasse Championship. Uh-huh! The World FITASC is coming to town! The event is scheduled to be held at Northbrook Sports Club August 13-19. Northbrook Sports Club is situated about 55 minutes North of Chicago O’Hare International just south of the town of Hainesville. It’s in a fairly populated area so you won’t want for anything and the non-shooters that might happen to come will find plenty to do.
The club has a long history of hosting great FITASC shoots and is no stranger to ‘real’ FITASC targets. Club manager Richie Frisella Jr. has built quite a reputation for setting targets that confound shooters of all skill levels and they enjoyed every one too. The club has a good amount of land and some terrain to work with. They have a huge club house with excellent facilities all around and will be great hosts for this event. It’s going to be epic!
2011 World FITASC Parcours de Chasse Championship. Four days, 200 targets, eight New Style parcours and more traps than you can count. Three day 200 target English Sporting main shot over three courses with two 100 bird English Sporting prelims. 50 bird 5-stand events with new layouts Monday through Wednesday. 5-stand main event Thursday and Friday.
December 9, 2011- Registration for side events in now open on http://www.winscoreonline.com Be aware of what rotation (AM or PM alternating) you plan to sign up for on the FITASC site. Side events will be scheduled opposite.
Side events entry form (.pdf)
January 9, 2012- REGISTRATION IS OPEN ON THE FITASC WEBSITE! If you have problems registering, please see "How to enter competitions on the new FITASC website" for everything you need to know.
Monday, August 13- Practice open
100 target English sporting prelim
50 target New Style FITASC sporting event.
Tuesday, August 14- Practice open
Preliminary 100 target English Sporting Tournament continues
Additional 100 target English Sporting Tournament
50 target new-style FITASC sporting event continues
Wednesday, August 15- Practice open
Additional 100 target English Sporting Tournament continues
50 target new-style FITASC sporting event continues
Opening ceremonies, registration and cocktail party
at Lake County Fairgrounds 5:30 PM 1060 E. Peterson Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030 (Has been moved to the host club)
Thursday, August 16- FITASC Main 50 targets, Sporting Main, 5-stand Prelim
Friday, August 17- FITASC Main 50 targets, Sporting Main, 5-stand Main
Saturday, August 18- FITASC Main 50 targets, Sporting Main, 5-stand main
Additional event shoot-offs, awards and cocktail party following completion of day’s shooting.
Sunday, August 19- FITASC Main 50 targets, Shoot-offs, awards, closing ceremony
On the grounds: Shuttles to parcours will be available as well as cart rentals. You will walk from the stand by area to the pegs. Practice pegs will be set up away from the main parcours.
Northbrook Sports Club
Address: 160 Sports Club Drive
Hainesville, IL 60030
GPS to front gate: 42.327879, -88.065113
You might use "Campbell Airport, Grayslake, IL" as a general navigation landmark if your GPS doesn’t pick up the club address. Google maps does not recognize the club address. Campbell is just across the street.
Driving in, there are many options. All roads lead to Chicago it seems.
I was able to find four flights already so you can book now.
From the airport it will most likely be by rental car. There will be shuttle tickets available for transport from O’Hare Intl. to the Marriott and from the Marriott to the club. Chicago public transit information can be found at this link if you need it.
See the host website for links to shuttle reservations to and from airports and to and from hotels and the club.
Update: Host hotel is full! 350 rooms sold out! See below for other options but you might try anyway! The Host Hotel is the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort about 30 minutes from the club. There are many Hotel/Motel choices in the area and we will be listing them here.
Marriott Lincolnshire Resort $100 per night shoot rate (last info available)(Reservations September 9th!, 2011)
Ten Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, llinois, 60069 USA
Toll Free: 888-236-2427
Toll Free worldwide reservation numbers are here: https://www.marriott.com/reservation/worldwide-hotel-reservation-numbers.mi
Libertyville, IL 60048
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Non-US shooters bringing firearms into the country will have to fill out ATF Form 6NIA and return it as early as possible. It can take up to 6 weeks to approve. You can download the form (.pdf) below.
Also you must have a personalized shoot invitation. This can be acquired by emailing the club at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find a huge store of information on visiting the U.S. with a firearm at The Lost Target website. Joe Potosky has done a great job on this one.
A list of former World FITASC Champions can be found here.
Attention: Information is provided with the caveat that it may not be accurate. Please, always contact the event manager, host club or association directly to find out the event status and any changes in the program. Please, always check with your travel providers to make sure you have the correct and up to date information. While I strive to keep this up to date I do not guarantee any information to be completely accurate.