August 26-28, 2021 • Lenexa, KS
Join us for the annual Women’s Clays Extravaganza! A Girl & A Gun is excited to announced the Women’s Clays Extravaganza will be held at Powder Creek Shooting Park near Kansas City, KS, on August 26-28, 2021. There have been other ladies shoots, but this is a national shoot! This is your chance to gather with exceptional women! This is not just about winning prizes, although that is an bonus; this is about strengthening our sisterhood, breaking clays, and building a strong female presence in the world of shotgun sports. The A Girl & A Gun Women’s Clays Extravaganza comprises several fun factors, including:
- Sporting Clays
- Professional Clinics
- Warm-Up & Games
- Trap Shooting
- Valuable Prizes!
- High Overall Award
- Social Activities
Main Event: Sporting Clays
Sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting, often described as golf with a shotgun because a typical course includes 10 to 15 different shooting stations laid out over natural terrain. Unlike trap and skeet, which are games of repeatable target presentations, sporting clays simulates the unpredictability of hunting, offering a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances, and target sizes. Powder Creek Shooting Park offers 2 scenic 12-station courses: The Blue Course has 75 targets and the Red Course has 100 targets.
5-Stand is very similar to sporting clays in that a wide variety of targets are thrown. No two 5-stands are exactly alike. There are five “stands” or stations to shoot from. There are usually somewhere between 6 and 8 traps that throw targets. Participants shoot in turn at each of the 5 stands and various combinations of targets are thrown from the traps. Usually there is a menu card that will advise the shooter of the sequence of targets. 5-Stand is a great way to get a sporting clays-like experience in a small amount of space, with very little walking.
Trapshooting is a specific form of clay target shooting. Trapshooting is a game of movement, action, and split-second timing. It requires the accuracy and skill to repeatedly aim, fire, and break the 4 1/4 inch disc which are hurled through the air at a speed of 42mph, simulating the flight path of a bird fleeing a hunter. Powder Creek Shooting Park has four trap fields that are all lighted for evening and night-time use. Singles, doubles, handicap and wobble trap targets are all thrown to ATA standards.
Is this an NSCA Registered Shoot?
Can I shoot just one day? Yes! If you can claim flight times on Scorechaser for all of the events in a single day, go for it!
Are shells included? No, please bring target loads that do not exceed 1 1/8 oz of 7.5 shot. Choose rounds that properly cycle in your shotgun. For over/under shotguns, light 1 oz load (28 g) between 1150-1250 fps is best.
What do I need to bring? Bring a shooting vest or shell pouch, eye protection, ear protection, and range bag for carrying gear around the course.
Can I use my 3-gun shotgun? Yes, just remember that sporting clays and 5-Stand only allow a maximum of TWO shells to be loaded at any given time and only when the shooter is in the shooting station.
What about Coronavirus? As long as the state and venue are open, we will host the event! See statement, below.
At A Girl & A Gun, the health and safety of our event participants is our top priority. As this is an evolving situation, we continue to monitor this situation real-time to ensure all proper precautions are being taken so you can feel safe attending this event. For the Women’s Clays Extravaganza, the following precautions will be taken:
- Event will be at large, outdoor venue with plenty of space to social distance.
- Flight times will ensure that participants shoot in shifts.
- Disposable face masks will be available.
- Hand sanitizer will be available at all shooting stations.
- During clinics, instructors will coach you on your form using verbal cues and demonstration, instead of hands-on corrections.
- For those registered for clinics, loaner guns will be sanitized appropriately.
If you have any symptoms that may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, or have had contact with anyone suspected of COVID-19 exposure, do not attend. Please monitor your temperature for five days prior to attending, follow CDC and state guidelines, and stay safe!
8/26/21 - Pro Staff Clinics
8/27/21 - Opening Ceremonies & Breakfast, Warm-Up/Games, 5-Stand, Trap, Main Blue or Red Course
8/28/21 - Warm-Up/Games, 5-Stand, Trap, Main Blue or Red Course, Winners' Circle Photos
8:30am Registration Opens
9:00-12pm Morning Clinics
1:00-4:00pm Afternoon Clinics
7:30am Registration Opens
8:00am Welcome, Safety Brief, Breakfast
9:00am-3:30pm Tournament Events
7:30am Late Registration
9:00am-2:30pm Tournament Events
3:00pm Winners’ Circle Photos
Awards & Purse
New to the shooting sports or looking to level up in your skillsets? Join us Thursday for a day of learning and clinics, before continuing on Friday and Saturday for competition and games! Each skill-building clinic will be 3 hours with a professional shotgun instructor on the 5-stand and trap fields. Each clinic comprises only four participants for a low student:instructor ratio. Fee includes instruction, range fees, and clays. In the order of registration, participants will receive an invitation to select their clinic instructor(s). Register today to get your first choice!
Dave Miller holds two Guinness World Records for sporting clays! He is the Shotgun Product Manager & pro staff for CZ-USA. He is an NSCA Level 2 Instructor, NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor, and NRA Range Safety Officer. He is a Master Class shooter, who makes frequent appearances on CZ-USA’s Gun Dog TV.
John Francis is a member of the CZ-USA Pro Staff and full-time shotgun instructor. He is a NSCA Level III certified instructor and SCTP coach/instructor. He has multiple top finishes in Sporting Clays, FITASC, and 5-Sand on the local, State, Regional and National levels, and is an avid upland, waterfowl and big game hunter.
Ed Prater is a shotgun instructor at Clemson University. He is a certified with the following instructor credentials: NSCA level 1, NSCA level 2, NRA level 2, ATA level 2, NSSA level 1, and 4H national instructor. He is an avid trap and sporting clays shooter. He is an Air Force veteran and Clemson alumnus.
Craig McMichael is a member of the CZ-USA pro staff. He is a part-time shotgun instructor and sporting clays shooter/competitor. He is a NSCA Level I certified instructor and SCTP coach/instructor. He has made the NSCA All-American 20ga, 28ga and 410ga teams and Missouri State team multiple times.
Powder Creek Shooting Park is a premier shooting sports center located conveniently in the Kansas City Metropolitan area.
There will be food trucks on site.
Holiday Inn Express Olathe West
10360 S. Ridgeview Rd. Olathe, KS 66061
Reservation: (913) 541-9999
Rate: $109/nt+tax, wifi and breakfast included
Thank you to the following partners for providing funds and/or donations to make this event possible! If you are interested in putting your brand name in front of women shooters, in our event photos, and on merchandise that they take home, become a sponsor.
Cancellations and Refunds
Life happens and sometimes last-minute situations arise that can prevent you from attending. Unfortunately we will be unable to provide refunds as time goes on and our vendors and service providers have been paid. Therefore, a $50 administrative fee will be charged for any cancellation. After 6/30/2021, there will be a 50% refund. After 7/31/2021, no refunds for match registration fees, clinics, or match-related items if you discover that you are unable to attend. Registrations may be transferred to another participant, and we will be happy to help you find someone who may want to pay you for your spot.