The time is nearly here for the 11 Annual Fall Classic SXS Championship & Exhibition. We've got a few changes this year that I'd like to make everyone aware of and a couple of Smith/Parker side events that should add to the fun for all that can make it.
First of all, with regard to the Main LC Smith / Parker Challenge Event, we've decided to eliminate all of the special slot shooter positions. This years contest will be comprised of the top ten scores from both teams, without regard to age, or sex. This Challenge will be contested on Friday and Saturday, with the shoot-off time to be announced at a later date for Saturday afternoon.
Next, on Wednesday and Thursday, there will be a 30 bird, 5-stand, 16 & 20 gauge Smith/Parker challenge event, and also a 28 gauge & .410 bore challenge event. Since we all know that I own the only 28 ga Elsie (hehe), Rick has indicated that he has no objection to us using gauge reducers to allow us to compete in a 28 gauge challenge event. If tradition holds, one can shoot these events as many times as you like, with your highest score being the one that counts.
The Hammer Gun Challenge will be a 30 bird 5-stand contested on Sunday only, as has been the practice in years past.
Between Thursday afternoon and Saturday afternoon we'll be able to shoot the following events:
Prelim- 50 targets on the course- 12, 16, 20, 28, & .410 bore.
Small Bore- 50 targets on the course-20, 28, 32, & .410 bore.
Big Bore- 50 targets on the course- 10, 12, & 16 bore.
American Classic Trap Challenge, open to all American manufacturers- 50 trap targets.
On Saturday & Sunday, there will be a 50 bird Super Sporting event (new for this year!) and a 50 bird slide action event.
Finally, on Sunday we'll get to shoot the Main event- 80 targets on the course, and the Compak Sporting 30 bird 5-stand event.
It looks like we've got the best shooting line up ever for this Fall Classic, and I can't wait see everyone hat can join us there for what promises to be a great time. Safe travels everyone, and get in a little more practice if you can!