Wanted to pass along this updated information and program for the North American FITASC Grand Prix. Please disregard the previous post. From the CNSCA:
IMPORTANT NOTICE: WE REGRET TO INFORM ALL REGISTERED SHOOTERS THAT DUE TO UNFORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCES THE NORTH AMERICAN GRAND PRIX SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AT SILVER WILLOW SHOOTING GROUNDS IN CARSTAIRS ALBERTA CANADA JULY 5TH,6TH,7TH,AND 8TH 2012 HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE MINNESOTA HORSE & HUNT CLUB TO BE HELD JUNE 15-17, 2012. WE DEEPLY REGRET ANY AND ALL INCONVENIENCE THAT THIS SITUATION HAS CAUSED.
May 14, 2012
The venue for the North American FITASC Grand Prix has been changed. The Canadian National Sporting Clays Association, the NSCA and F.I.T.A.S.C. in Paris announced this venue change today.
Originally scheduled for Silver Willow Sporting Clays near Calgary, Alberta, this World Cup event will now be held at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club, in Prior Lake, Minnesota.
The North American FITASC Grand Prix will be held on June 15th – 17th, 2012.
Sanctioned by F.I.T.A.S.C. in Paris, the North American FITASC Grand Prix is a World Cup event, and will also be the finale of the Americas Cup. (The other event in the Americas Cup will be held earlier at Flint Oak in Kansas). Competition in these events allows competitors the opportunity to vie for the coveted Americas Cup (specifically for North America) and for the World Cup, which is awarded annually to the top competitor in each FITASC concurrent at the World Championships.
The North American FITASC Grand Prix will be held in conjunction with the Players Championship at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club. The competition will be held over eight old style parcours (200 FITASC targets), attempted over three days of competition. Shooters will attempt 75 targets on Friday, June 15th, an additional 75 targets on Saturday, June 16th, and the final 50 targets on Sunday, June 17th. The award ceremony will follow, with awards for the North American FITASC Grand Prix, and the Americas Cup. Additionally, awards for NSCA Class and Concurrent winners will be given.
In conjunction with the Grand Prix FITASC, the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club is hosting the Players Championship Sporting Clays event. This 200 target Sporting Clays Championship will consist of 200 targets, attempted 100 on Saturday and the second 100 on Sunday. Scheels Sports has donated $200 certificates for the winners of each NSCA Class and Concurrent for this event.
Blaser is the title sponsor of the event, and has donated a Blaser F3 Sporting Clays gun. Awarded by random drawing, one lucky winner will receive this extraordinary shotgun! Shooters get one entry for the FITASC event, and another entry for the Sporting Clays event – two chances to win!
And, we are hosting the Gun Makers Showdown! Open to all shooters!
If you shoot a Beretta, Blaser, Browning, Perazzi or Krieghoff, you are eligible to compete for the $10,000 cash purse.
These Gun Makers recognize that it is of critical importance to the advancement of our sport – and to make our athletes more visible, and thereby more marketable to mainstream corporate decision makers around the world – that we closely identify our athletes and the guns they use for competition. To that end, the Gun Makers Showdown has been created. It is our intention to create a broad interest in our sport, and make these opportunities so our athletes may make shooting their career, not just their hobby.
When registering, mark the brand of gun you shoot to enter the Gun Makers Showdown and compete in both the FITASC and Sporting Clays events. No extra charge! The four shooters from the gun maker with the top combined score will divide the $10,000 cash purse! You MUST shoot the same brand of gun in BOTH events to qualify.
The Gun Makers Showdown in 2011 was won by Team Blaser. The top four scores competing with Blaser shotguns were posted by Bill McGuire, Diego Duarte, Cory Kruse and Mike Wilgus. They split the $10,000 cash purse – lots of big smiles! Register on www.winscoreonline.com today. Just look for the North American FITASC Grand Prix and Players Championship event. For those shooters that had previously registered on iClays for the event in Calgary – you need to register on winscoreonline for the event to be held at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club.