Caney Creek Shooting Sports will host the U.S. Open Sporting Clays Championship this week and has presented a contingency plan for implementation in the event of inclement weather or other events that might interfere with normal scheduling.
If shooting of any Main Event course or courses at the U.S. Open are canceled by shoot management due to the occurrence of dangerous weather conditions, natural disaster, act of God, or events beyond the direct, immediate control of Caney Creek Shooting Sports or shoot management of the U.S. Open, the following procedure will be used to establish all awards, including the U.S. Open Champion and all class and concurrent awards:
In the event of any cancellation for any event by shoot management, a refund will be given to anyone affected by the cancellation. In the event that anyone has made the decision to drop out from any event on their own accord without shoot management cancelling the event or rotation, they will not be given a refund.
In the event of course cancellation on any rotation that cannot be made up, all competitors will receive on all rotations the corresponding total of targets (i.e., 66 or 68), depending on which course they were not able to complete. If any competitor is not able to complete at least two courses, there will be no U.S. Open Champion crowned. If there is any cancellation due to conditions deemed appropriate by shoot management, then all misses will be counted based on the targets attempted. The total number of misses will determine the number of competitors in the shoot-offs to determine all class and concurrent champions, including HOA, runner-up, and third.
In the Main Event, 10 competitors in each class will be taken to shoot-offs, as well as five (5) in each concurrent determined by the total number of misses. These shoot-offs will consist of an initial 10 targets in the shoot-off location, followed by a miss-and-out format to determine the class and concurrent champions.
HOA, runner-up, and third will be determined by taking the top 10 competitors based on total misses for the completed courses. They will compete in a 25-target Super Final, which will be followed by another 25-bird Super Final until the HOA runner-up and third positions are determined.
All shoot-off targets will be added to the total accumulative score from the main event rotations that were completed.
This will be one of the largest U.S. Open events in NSCA’s history, and the Caney Creek staff thanks you for participating!