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SGC Sporting Clays League 2022

Registration for League 1 closes soon!

League 1: May 17 – July 11
League 2: July 19 – Sept 12

** Register at the Clubhouse **

All SGC safety rules and regulations are to be followed while participating in the Sporting Clays league.

Failure to do so will result in expulsion from the league with no refund for entry fee.

Cost per shooter to enter league will be $60.00 without golf cart use or $100.00 with the use of a golf cart. Entry fee to cover wind up supper and door prizes. Shooters must complete all 8 rounds to be eligible for the grand prize draw at the end of league windup social and supper. All entrants will be eligible for the door prize draws but must be in attendance to win. $25.00 will be deducted from your entry fee if you are shooting both the Sporting Clays and the 5-Stand league during the same calendar dates. League wind up suppers will be Tuesday, July 13th and Tuesday, Sept. 14th.

Registration must be completed one week prior to the start of the league. No late entries will be accepted. Payment to be made before the first leaque round is shot.

Total targets shot will be 800, 8 rounds of 100 targets, one round per week to be shot during regular club hours. Regular shooting fees will apply on top of entry fee for the league.

Shooters must enter one of three classes: Novice, Intermediate or Experienced.

Final score to be calculated by averaging highest 6 round totals from each shooter. 2 lowest round scores will be deleted. This will allow shooters to miss up to 2 rounds.

Make up rounds will not be allowed, no exceptions. You cannot shoot previous weeks round the following week.

League score sheets must be used signifying you are shooting a league round before the round begins.

The club manager will have the appropriate score sheets for each league.

A penalty of 2 targets per round will be applied to shooters average overall scores who do not complete all 8 rounds.

Weekly scores will be posted by SGC staff on the league board in the club house.

2 shooter malfunctions allowed per round. This includes firearm or ammunition issues. Further malfunctions per round will result in attempted targets marked as lost.

Broken targets or “No bird” targets may be re-shot and scored accordingly. All targets presented as pairs, following or true, must be shot as a new pair. No singles of the pairs allowed.

Sporting Clays

What is Sporting Clays?

Sporting clays has its origins in England. The game is designed to simulate bird shooting in the field, except it is done using clay targets. Unlike the confined field of trap and skeet, Sporting Clays is set on a walking course in a natural environment. Shooters, in groups of 5 or 6 walk around a course that usually has 12 to 15 shooting stations. Each station is designed to simulate a certain species of game, such as crossing mallards, rising pheasants, quail, duck or rabbits. Target presentation names have root in game species such as “springing-teal” and “running-rabbit.” A round of sporting clays usually consists of 50 or 100 birds and is mostly done in a competitive challenging environment.

Sporting Clays at SGC

The Saskatoon Gun Club has a 16 station walk around sporting clays course with each station having 2 machines. The course is continually changed throughout the shooting season. The difficulty level has been designed so that there are target presentations for all skill level of shooters. We try to set it for 30% beginner, 50% intermediate and 15% challenging and 5% fairly difficult. It is laid out so that there will be a mix of these targets all throughout the course so that experienced and beginner shooters can shoot in a group. Some targets are “true-pairs” and others are “report-pairs.”

While a typical round is 100 targets, you are welcome to shoot as few or many targets as you choose from any one station. They typical shooting will be 6 targets from every station, with 2 stations you will shoot 8 targets. (** note you will need to purchase at least a 100 shots on your card for a full round of sporting clays at SGC – see pricing here)

The targets thrown are tracked by an electronic card system, so individuals can select which targets they shoot at and the system will deduct targets each time a target is launched. So if you want to sit at that challenging station trying to figure it out, or if you are a beginner and are enjoying hitting a particular target, that is totally acceptable. We just ask that when another shooter comes to the station you provide them with a turn to shoot, then continue having fun shooting.

There is a multitude of presentations, including rabbits, springing teal, midi, overheads, chandelle, battue, crosser, incomer, outgoing, quartering in and away, 2 towers.

The course is easy enough to walk (1.4 kilometers), however, for those who would like to have a comfortable experience, we have golf carts available to rent.

There is a bench and garbage at at each station. Please pick up your hulls after your group is done shooting at the station.

At this time, there are no washrooms on the course, you will have to hold it until you get back to the clubhouse.

Types of Sporting Clay Target Presentations

Each path has a rise, apex, plateau, and falling portion.

Incoming: Launched toward athlete.

Outgoing: Launched level or below the stand. Sends targets away between 11 and 1 on the clock.

Crossing: Nearly right-angles to athlete.

Quartering: Targets cross at other than right angles.

Passing: Target come from behind and pass directly overhead.