Fine Gun Classic
Fine Gun Classic (FGC)
From travel experiences spanning the globe, the vision of the Fine Gun Classic (FGC) was born. The FGC, positioned as a competition and a chance to mix and mingle with the top shots of the day, combines the passion for the sporting life with all of its surrounding amenities. This is a sporting competition unlike any other. While there are shooting-clay competitions and simulated shoots all over the U.S. and the U.K., none truly test and recognizesthe abilities of a gun in the field. The FGC combines four challenging field events in an annual competition between sportsmen and women from the U.S. and the U.K. Think of this as the “Ryder Cup” of the shooting world.
The FGC is a quest to find the best individual game shot(s) in the world; to find out which country produces the finest game shot(s), and to write someone’s name and country into the history books as one of the greatest bird shots of our day.
The FGC is not just a classic clay competition. At each event, contestants will be put through four real-life shooting scenarios to replicate US and UK style hunts and shoots with multiple targets flying simultaneously.
At the first two events (US, UK), contestants will have the opportunityto shoot 25 shells at each drive location. Scores will be out of 100 with one point earned for successfully hitting a target.
The top 24 finalists, consisting of four contestants from each gauge class, at each of the two locations (12 from each country) will receive:• A Fine Gun Classic Tankard• Prize money: $1,000–1st place; $500–2nd place (each location)• Automatic entry to the FGC Final to represent their country• Access to the Bespoke Experience Pavilion at the FGC Final
The FGC Final will consist of the top six competitors from each of the previous FGC events, for a total of 24 finalists. Eight contestants will compete in each gauge class. The top scorer from each class will be crowned FGC Shot of the Year.
A Gala Benefit Dinner will be held on the opening night of each event to benefit Game Conservancy USA (GCUSA), an organization that supports conservation and promotion of shooting sports and awareness in the US and UK. You and your guest will join us for an eloquent seated dinner where great food, exceptional wines, and warm conversations will flow seamlessly.
EVENT CONTESTANTS Gentlemen and Ladies: Traditional shooting attireTweed welcomed. Pants, button up, boots, waistcoat, and tie (preferred). The FGC dress code is semi-formal for all others in attendance. DINNERGentlemen: Jacket and TieLadies: Cocktail Attire *No camo or blaze orange, please.
FGC is $500 USD for one gauge class. Contestants can enter both events in their home country. Contestants are also allowed to enter more than one gauge class per event. $250 /each additional gauge class• 3 gauge classes available
General admission allows the ticket holder entry to one two-day Fine Gun Classic event.Each ticket holder will also receive a complimentary cigar and glass of whiskey (or champagne) upon registration.
ScoutLands welcomes you to an exclusive fellowship founded on fine sporting heritage, upland hunting, one of a kind cuisine, travel to unknown corners, and the joy of family and friends. Our goal for ScoutLands is simple: to create authentic and memorable experiences, and share them with family and friends. We hope ScoutLands will become part of your sporting tradition and a legacy for generations to come. Be part of the world that few see, and even fewer experience.
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