The inaugural Winchester Ladies Cup event got underway during the opening leg of the 2021 National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) Championship Tour, Powered by Winchester. The Western Regional—the first of seven stops on the tour—took place in mid-April in Phoenix, Ariz. If you aren't familiar with the annual NSCA tour, it represents the very best in sporting clays, with the world’s top sport shooters gathering at the finest gun clubs to compete for top honors. This year's tour will yield the first opportunity for lady shooters to compete for added prize money
After five days of competition, the results are as follows:
Karen Shedd: Champion
Desirae Edmunds: Runner-up
Haylyn Hanks: Third
Anthony Matarese: Champion - FITASC, Champion - Prelim Event, Third - HOA
Zach Kienbaum: Runner-up - Super Sporting, Runner-up - Prelim Event
Desirae Edmunds: Lady Third - Super Sporting, Lady Third - Five Stand, Lady Runner-up - Main Event, Runner-up - Lady HOA
Conor Daniel: Sub Junior Champion - Main Event
The NSCA Champiionship is comprised of five Regional Championships plus the U.S. Open and National Sporting Clays Championship. The next stop will be the Southeast Regional on April 28, 2021 at The Meadows Gun Club in Forsyth, Ga. You can check back on this site for the latest news about the competition, or follow along to see who makes it to the podium by liking Winchester Ammunition on Facebook or Instagram.
About the Winchester Ladies Cup
The Winchester Ladies Cup will span the seven NSCA Championship Tour regional events with $5,000 in added payout dollars awarded to the top three all-around female competitors at each event based on the highest cumulative score in the Five-Stand, Main Event and FITASC Event. The all-around champion will receive an additional $2,500, the runner-up will receive $1,500 and all-around third place will receive $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. Season standings will continuously be updated on nssa-nsca.org.