Sporting Clays shooters on the NSCA Championship Tour should expect to see a lot of Winchester AA hulls over the next three years. Winchester Ammunition, continuing its long-standing commitment to the shooting sports recently announced the company's latest sponsorship: the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) Championship Tour.
As title sponsor, the NSCA Championship Tour will now be “Powered by Winchester.” The tour includes eight events held throughout the U.S. that attracts some of the most talented sporting clays shooters in the world.
The popularity of shooting sporting clays has been on the rise. According to the most recent data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, approximately 10.5 million people participated in sporting clays shooting, compared to 8.4 million in 2009—a 25 percent increase. This makes sense, given the upward trend of clay shooting as a whole over the past few years, especially with young people.
"The Championship Tour events have become NSCA's most prestigious and relevant tournaments, with implications for all our major recognition programs. But, they also present the opportunity for hundreds of our members at all levels and classifications to shoot alongside many of the best sporting clays competitors in the world," says Michael Hampton, Jr., executive director of the National Sporting Clays Association.
The eight Championship Tour events are held at premier shooting ranges across the country. Below are the remaining dates for the 2019 NSCA Championship Tour, Powered by Winchester:
North Central Regional, June 12-16.
Claythorne Lodge, Columbus, KS.
South Central Regional, July 17-21. Providence Hill Farm, Jackson, MS.
World English Sporting, August 5-11. Northbrook Sports Club, Hainesville, IL.
Northeast Regional, September 4-8. Cardinal Shooting Center, Marengo, OH.
Southeast Regional, October 2-6. Back Woods Quail Club, Georgetown, SC.
2019 National Sporting Clays Championship, October 19-27. National Shooting Complex, San Antonio, TX.