All MSCA member clubs in good standing are required to submit a bid proposal in order to host the Michigan State Sporting Clays Championship and/or the Great Lakes Sporting Clays Championship. These two events are the MSCA's two pinnacle events. Bid proposals for 2018 are due to the MSCA secretary by May 15, 2018. This date reflects an extension to the April 1 deadline in our by-laws.
All requirements and provisions to host these two shoots are contained in the MSCA Bylaws Article X. The criteria and requirements have been copied below:
Shoot Criteria: 1. All collected bids for the State Shoot will be presented at the prior year’s State Shoot. Michigan resident shooters in good standing will vote to determine the host. Members of the host club who are working the State shoot and not participating are also eligible to vote providing they are members in good standing with the MSCA as provided for in Article VII. No proxy ballots will be allowed. There is no limitation on the frequency that a club may bid on or host the State Shoot. A club may bid on and host the State Shoot in consecutive years. 2. After reviewing all bids, the host club for the Great Lakes Championship will be selected by the MSCA Board. In order to encourage the development of clubs capable of hosting the State Shoot, a club may not host this tournament two years in a row.
Host Club Requirements for the Great Lakes Championship: 1. Tournament experience: Must have held a total of four NSCA tournaments in the two years prior. 2. One of the aforementioned tournaments must have had at least 50 shooters. 3. Show evidence of financial stability, a safe shooting environment, and have trained trappers and scorers at each stand.
Host Club Requirements for the State Shoot: 1. Must have previously hosted the Great Lakes Championship, State Shoot, or another NSCA registered shoot with 100 or more shooters. 2. Show evidence of financial stability, a safe shooting environment, and have trained trappers and scorers at each stand. The State Shoot host club shall provide as a minimum: 1. On site food service for 150 people. 2. Clubhouse or covered seating for 150 people. 3. Parking for 100 vehicles. Shuttle must be provided from off-site parking areas. 4. Restrooms to accommodate 150 people. (may be portable) 5. A two day event with a virgin 100 bird Sporting Clays course each day. 6. One trapper and one scorekeeper at each station when manual traps are used. Otherwise, a scorekeeper/trapper only. 7. Shooting stands and gun racks at each station. 8. Master score sheets at each station. 9. A minimum of 12 stations with a minimum of 24 traps. 10. Four water coolers or stations on the course. 11. Golf cart accessible and allowed. 12. Must provide certificate of insurance for $1,000,000.00 of liability insurance with Michigan Sporting Clays Association listed as additionally insured for the event.
Any club awarded either of the aforementioned shoots must provide to the MSCA Board proof of compliance to a minimum set of requirements as stated below 150 days prior to the scheduled shoot. The Board must also approve the Shoot Program 150 days prior to the scheduled shoot.
For your knowledge, below are the monetary contributions that the Michigan Sporting Clays Association guarantees:
2018 Michigan State Championship: $4,500 for use towards cash purses and $1,500 for use towards trophies
2018 Great Lakes Sporting Clays Championship: $800 for use towards trophies
The official bid form for 2018 can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE. If you have any questions or would like a printed bid form mailed to you, please contact the MSCA Secretary.