2019 National Invitational 28 Gauge Sporting Clays Championships
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Bull Run Shooting Center in Centreville, Virginia
In the past sixty years some of our nation’s most prestigious sporting events were organized as invitationals – where one or two individuals sponsored a tournament, underwrote its costs and oversaw its operations. Think of Bobby Jones’ leadership of the Masters golf championships, Oklahoma’s Grand National Quail Hunt and Beretta’s Great Eastern Skeet Championships – last year the longest running invitational shoot that even predated the NSSA’s national championships.
With those examples in mind, I am committed to making the National Invitational 28 gauge Sporting Clay Championships a noteworthy event that, over time, will become our sport’s premier subgauge event.
It should be tops in target presentations, quality of competitors, food and beverage service and overall tournament administration.
I welcome your participation!
National Invitational 28 Gauge Sporting Clays Championships
Bill Morris of Virginia wins 2018 National Invitational 28 gauge Sporting Clays Championships
by Hector Cromartie
The Bull Run Shooting Center (near Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia) hosted this year’s annual 28 gauge invitational shoot on May 12 together with a new fifty target 28 gauge Five Stand event.
The tournament was developed by Toby Davis, a former top Virginia skeet shooter, as an invitational event with the hopes to grow it into a major NSCA registered tournament. Davis’ NIT website says he envisioned an event comparable to skeet’s Great Eastern which preceded the national championships or golf’s Masters Tournament, one of that sport’s “majors”. No small thinking there!
Now in its eighth year, the 28 gauge NIT has grown steadily and is now the largest sub-gauge invitational in the nation. This year 67 shooters entered the main event with 29 in the Five Stand. Davis donated all proceeds of the two events to the Friends of Bull Run for improvements in the sporting clays course.
2019 Tournament Information
2019 National Invitational 28 Gauge Tournament
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Bull Run Shooting Center, Centreville, Virginia
100 Registered 28 Gauge Targets – European Start – 9am – 3pm
50 Registered Five Stand – 28 Gauge – 9:20am – 3pm
(begins at 9:20am; use WinScore to Squad)
Held in conjunction with the Apple Blossom Open
Shoot all 3 Events
Target Setting Committee:
John Justice, Dennis Peacock, Michael Botelho, Rich Zaorski
Taylor Cosby, Ken Schafer