US Open Criteria / Bidding
The U.S. Open is an NSCA shoot which rotates location from year to year to allow shooters regionally an opportunity to participate. Historically, the normal rotation has been East, West, and then Central U.S. If no qualified club within the respective region has submitted a bid for a particular year, the shoot may be awarded to a qualified club outside the normal rotation sequence. Starting with the 2024 U.S. Open, there will no longer be any geographical location restrictions. Bidding will be open to any NSCA club in the U.S.
The criteria for clubs bidding to host the U.S. Open are defined by the NSCA Executive Council. They are reviewed annually at the Executive Council meeting held during the National Championship in October.
Interested in hosting the U.S. Open at your club, or want to know how host clubs are selected?
Download the criteria and bid documents below:
- View or Download 2021 U.S. Open Sporting Clays Championship Criteria (PDF)
- Download 2021 U.S. Open Bid Form (XLS)
- 2022 NSCA Regional Championship Criteria/Bidding (PDF)
- Download 2022 NSCA Regional Championship Bid Form (XLS)
- See Regional Map
Contact Nicki Bowers, NSCA Assistant Director, at 210-688-3371 ext. 255 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- View or Download 2020 World FITASC Sporting Championship Criteria (PDF)
- View or Download 2020 World FITASC Sporting Championship Bid Form (XLS)
North American FITASC
CRITERIA FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN FITASC CHAMPIONSHIP WORLD CUP EVENT AND TEAM USA SELECTION SHOOT
FITASC puts its Internet site at the disposal of the organizing federation to promote the competition and inform shooters who want to enter.
The organizing federation must forward a brochure to FITASC, by email, in the form of an HTML format file, at least 5 months before the start of the competition. To ensure optimum display of the information on Internet site, the file must comply with the following technical specifications:
- The document width must not exceed 592 pixels.
- The document must not contain any style implementations (css) or any style sheets, whether they are in the document itself or linked to a ”css” (Cascading Style Sheet) file.
- The distinction between the title and the subtitles must be made using tags: H1, H2,…H6 in accordance with the authors’ requirements.
- The paragraphs must be encapsulated between tags: <P> and </P> or <DIV> </DIV>.
- The texts must be enriched using only tags that are not deprecated and the fonts must not be set (FONT) inside the document. In particular, it is preferable to create bold type using.
- Examples of deprecated tags: BASEFONT, CENTER, FONT, S, STRIKE, AND U in conformity with W3C specifications.
This information shall at least include the following elements:
- The detailed program for the competition
- The name of the competition organizer to be contacted, with telephone number and email address
- The venue and date (access map)
- The FITASC management committee (International Committee)
- The organizing club’s management committee
- The entry fee amount defined in accordance with the maximum specified in the particular specifications for the competition
- The prizes
- The nearest airport
- Rental car companies
- A list of hotels and if possible links to their websites
- RV hookups
- Bed and breakfasts
- Recommended restaurants
This information will be displayed online on the FITASC website free of charge for the organizers.
Facilities must be provided for shooters who wish to practice at least one day before the competition
The shoot-offs for the first three places in the each category will take place in a series of 25 clays. In the event of a tie, a new shoot off will be organized on a second series. The first zero, which is eliminatory, will decide between the shooters, the same number of targets being shot by each of the shoot off participants on the same station. Counting the score shot starting on Parcour 8 back to 1 ranks shooters finishing below third place with the same score.
The following rankings will be established and announced in this order at the prize awards:
- Super Veterans
No prizes other than official cups and medals may be awarded on the podium before FITASC awards. Any other prizes (NSCA awards, guns, etc.) may be offered after the award of the official FITASC prizes.
A list of the results (in descending order) will be displayed after the prize awards. The results listing Scratch, Senior, Ladies, Juniors, Veterans and Super Veteran (not NSCA classes) will be sent to FITASC by email within 2 days after the championship under excel file whose format will be provided by FITASC. The results will be then displayed on the FITASC website.
Cups and trophies provided by the organizing club and at its expense (Minimum)
|NSCA Classes||1st thru 3rd|
Medals offered by FITASC
The club must have previous experience in hosting large, quality FITASC events.
The club must have adequate room to set 8 Parcours with 3 pegs plus ample practice areas with recognized brand automatic traps to enable the competition to proceed smoothly. The traps must be reliable and in good working order.
A special shooting station for testing firearms (flambé) will be available on the grounds so that shooters can fire their guns in complete safety. Test firing is not permitted on the layouts.
The personnel, including trappers, must be qualified and sufficient in number to avoid any hold ups that might endanger the smooth running of the competition. A chief mechanic that is familiar with the equipment and the club must be on the grounds and ready to intervene in the event of a breakdown or outage.
It is essential to arrange for sufficient replacement equipment in the event of a breakdown.
Shelters of sufficient size must be provided at the entrance of each Parcour to protect the waiting shooters from the sun, wind and rain. These shelters should have seats, gun racks and water.
The score and information board must be installed near the secretary’s office.
The clubhouse must be large enough and fitted out in such a way as to provide all the necessary services and accommodate the competitors and accompanying persons. Toilets in sufficient numbers, properly cleaned throughout the competition
- A Jury and Referee meeting space
- A restaurant or food service that will be available during the day
- Sufficient lighting
- Running water
- Sufficient parking
In accordance with international rules, a jury must be set up at the start of the competition:
Its responsibility will be to settle any disputes arising during the competition.
Participant’s protest to the jury must be accompanied by a deposit of 30% of the senior entry fee rounded down to the nearest tenth, which will be returned to the complainant if the protest is accepted.
When a Club applies to hold a Selection Shoot, it undertakes to assemble a sufficient number of qualified referees for the entire duration of the competition. Preferably there would be a qualified International Referee appointed as Chief Referee.
A shooter taking part in the competition cannot referee except in cases of extreme circumstances and with the agreement of the competition jury.
The organizers must supply the necessary equipment to the referees.
All World Cup events must take place prior to the World FITASC Championship.
Prepared by: Joe Cantey – February – 2010
Revised: – March – 2018