The 3rd Annual Ladies Cup is back and still powered by Winchester, kicking off at the Coyote Springs Sporting Clays in Tucson, Ariz., as part of the 2023 National Sporting Clays Association U.S. Open. The Ladies Cup is a season-long competition designed for the women who shoot in the NSCA Championship Tour.
At the Cup’s debut in spring 2021, Winchester Ammunition President Brett Flaugher explained that a lot of thinking went into the Winchester Ladies Cup. “It started by looking at the current payout structure between the top men shooters and the top women shooters,” he said, noting there was a big difference in their earnings, with the payout to the female winners being significantly lower.
“The Winchester Ladies Cup is an opportunity to add tremendous value to the many female sporting clays shooters across the country—a group of competitors who continue to grow each year and compete at a high level,” he said.
The Winchester Ladies Cup, which culminated at the NSCA Championship finals In October, spanned seven NSCA Championship Tour regional events. An added payout of $5,000 was awarded to the top three all-around female competitors at each event based on the highest cumulative score in the NSCA 5-Stand, Main Event and FITASC Event. The all-around champion received an additional $2,500, the runner-up received $1,500. All-around third place received $1,000.
At the end of the season, the Winchester Ladies Cup trophy and $10,000 will be awarded to the three female shooters with the highest cumulative placements for the entire season. The Ladies Cup trophy and $5,000 will be awarded to the Ladies Cup champion, $3,000 will be awarded to the runner-up, and $2,000 will be awarded for the Ladies Cup third place.
The Winchester Ladies Cup will follow the same calculation process and rules as the Championship Tour. In the case of ties at a regional event, the Main Event score for that event will be used to determine the winner.
Stay tuned throughout the year for Ladies Cup results, which will culminate during the NSCA Championship at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas, in October. Learn more about the Ladies Cup in this video, or go to Winchester.com.