Well folks, it’s almost that time again! The 2017 Southern SXS fall Classic is less than two months away and we thought it might be a good idea to refresh everyone’s memory regarding the new rules format that we introduced a couple of years ago, since we got hurricaned out last year!
LC Smith vs Parker 5 Stand Challenge Event-
Team make-up has changed since this event was last contested two years ago.
Qualifying- Qualifying for this event will take place between Thursday morning Oct. 19th, and Saturday afternoon October 21st.
A qualifying venue 5 Stand will be set up in the same location as in years past that you can shoot as many times as you desire, with your highest score being your qualifying attempt.
Team Make-Up- Team Parker and Team LC Smith will each consist of 10 shooters. The first 6 positions will be filled by the top six qualifying scores for each team, and they will be designated before any consideration is given to filling the remaining 4 positions with Special Slot Shooters.
The Special Slot Shooter Positions for each team will consist of:
1) The Junior shooter (18 years old or younger) with the highest qualifying score.
2) The Lady shooter with the highest qualifying score.
3) The Senior shooter (At least 60 years old but less than 70) with the highest qualifying score.
4) The Super Senior shooter (70 years old or older) with the highest qualifying score.
In the event that either team is unable to field any of the Special Slot Squad positions, Rick Hemingway will designate a shooter for that position whose qualifying score is either equal to or less than the qualifying score of the opposing teams properly filled position. Rick will make these decisions without input from either team.
Final Shoot-off- The final shoot-off for the 5 Stand Challenge Event will be at a time yet to be determined Saturday afternoon. Trophy’s will be distributed to the winning team immediately following the shoot-off.
American Classic Trap Challenge-
This event will be run exactly as it was two years ago, and is open to all Vintage American Shotgun Manufacturers. There will be a 50 target qualifier with the winning team chosen by the top 3 highest qualifying scores from each team. There will not be a shoot-off for the Trap Challenge.
Qualifying -One can attempt to qualify as many times as desired, with your highest score being your qualifying attempt. Qualifying will begin Thursday at noon, and conclude Saturday afternoon in conjunction with the end of qualifying for the 5 Stand Challenge event.
LC Smith vs Parker Hammer-Gun Challenge Event
This challenge event will be contested between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm on Sunday. The rules will be the same as for the Trap Challenge, except that there will only be 30 targets per qualifying attempt, and qualifying will take place with new targets on the 5-Stand challenge venue. The winning team and HOA shooter will be recognized at the General Awards Ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
Target Fees- 5 Stand Challenge, 30 targets each, $15.00 per attempt, Thurs, Fri, Sat.
Hammer-Gun Challenge, 30 targets, $15.00 per attempt, Sunday only.
Trap Challenge, 50 targets each, $25.00 per attempt., Thurs, Fri, Sat.
Event Entry/Trophy Fees- Each shooter must pay a single entry/trophy fee of $15.00 for each of the challenge events in which they participate. For example, if a shooter was to participate in both the Trap and 5-stand Challenges, they would have to pay a single entry fee of $30.00, regardless of how many times they attempted to qualify.
Sponsorships- As last year, we are gladly accepting Corporate Sponsorships of $50.00 each, and Individual Sponsorships of $25.00 each. If you care to participate, please make out your check to Backwoods Quail Club, and write 2015 Fall Classic Challenge Sponsorship on the Note line. Please mail your sponsorship check to:
Backwoods Quail Club
647 Hemingway Lane
Georgetown, SC 29440
Wishing everyone a safe trip, and lots of practice, before this great weekend!
See you in Georgetown!