Sporting clays shooters are invited to enjoy the great weather in south Florida and attend this year’s Caribbean Classic at Indian River Shooting Sports in beautiful Vero Beach, February 8-13. Again this year, Mick and Emma Howells are planning a great shoot at their club with able assistance from Lois Lessing, the MEC traps team, and Gary Bloom, assistant target-setter.
Over the six days of the shoot, there will be plenty of opportunity to get in lots of registered targets — in fact, 750 targets are available for the shooter who elects to shoot everything on the program. New this year will be the addition of 50-bird small-gauge events in .410, 28, 20 and 12. To make it easier for everyone to shoot their preferred times, these events will be squadded (go to www.winscoreonline.com) and will run concurrently with the FITASC rotations on Wednesday and Thursday. Shooters can squad for these events individually by gauge.
The shoot program unfolds as follows:
|Wednesday – Thursday:||Cape May FITASC – 100 targets|
|Small Gauge events – 50 targets per gauge|
|Friday:||White Flyer Preliminary – 100 targets|
|Friday – Sunday:||Guerini 5-Stand – 50 targets|
|Saturday – Sunday:||Kolar Main – 200 targets|
|Monday:||Performance Shotgun Solutions Gator Cup Warm-Up – 100 targets|
Guaranteed prize money for the Main Event is courtesy of Kolar Arms. Special thanks to John Ramagli and the Kolar gang for supporting the Caribbean Classic’s Main Event again this year as our title sponsor of these awards:
|High Overall||$ 1500.00|
|Master through E, Class 1st||300.00|
|Master through E, Class 2nd||200.00|
|Master through E, Class 3rd||100.00|
Saturday: Following the conclusion of the afternoon flight, the Shooter’s Party will be held at the beautiful showrooms of duPont/Krieghoff, conveniently located a short drive from the club toward the town of Vero Beach.
Sunday: Ironman 400. Guaranteed cash prizes for best combined score in the FITASC, Prelim, and Main Events. All shooters participating in all three of these events will be automatically entered at no additional entry fee. A new payout scheme this year will spread prize money as follows:
- Master thru E Class – Class 1st – $100 per class
- Concurrent 1st – $100 per concurrent
Awards and pictures for the winners and hor d’oeuvres for all will be immediately after the last shoot-off on Sunday afternoon. For further details, please call Emma at the club at 772-978-0935 or check out the club website at www.indianrivershootingsports.com.
Come join the fun and get your season off to a great start! Sign up at www.winscoreonline.com.