National Sporting Clays Association
National Sporting Clays Association

Recognition Programs


The National Sporting Clays Association and its generous sponsors honor competitive shooters through a number of recognition programs at state, regional, national, and international levels. Inclusion is based on highest placement in points races for each category, with points being based on shoot scores and finish, size of shoots, and other criteria.

  • Points Races

    How do you stack up in recognition program races?
    Member log-in required
  • Championship Tour

    Points race for Regional and National Championships and other major shoots.
  • All-Region Teams

    Recognition of the top shooters in each region for open, class, and concurrent categories.
  • NSCA Hall of Fame

    The most prestigious honor given to an NSCA member, based on lifetime achievement
  • USA FITASC Team

    Team representing the USA in international competition at the World FITASC shoot

  Sporting Clays Hall of Fame Articles

Four Honored with Hall of Fame Inductions Four Honored with Hall of Fame Inductions

The National Sporting Clays Association held its 14th annual Hall of Fame ceremonies on October 23, awarding sporting clays’ highest honor, the Gold Medallion, to Pat Lieske, Anthony Matarese, Jr., and Scott Robertson, signifying their induction. In addition, Mike Hampton, Sr. accepted the du Pont Service Award for his dedication and service to the sporting clays community. Mike Hampton, Sr.Mike Hampton, Sr. started shooting competitive clay... [more...]


Reserve Seat at Hall of Fame Banquet Reserve Seat at Hall of Fame Banquet

NSCA members and friends are invited to attend the 2014 Hall of Fame Banquet when four individuals will be inducted into the NSCA Hall of Fame. The event is planned for Thursday, October 23 during the National Sporting Clays Championship. Shooters Pat Lieske, Anthony Matarese, Jr., and Scott Robertson will be inducted for their accomplishments as shooters. Mike Hampton, Sr. will be inducted as the Hal du Pont Service Award recipient. NSCA Team USA,... [more...]


Donate Artifacts to NSSA-NSCA Museum Donate Artifacts to NSSA-NSCA Museum

Do you have NSSA or NSCA artifacts collecting dust somewhere that you think other shooters would find interesting? If so, you might want to consider offering them to the NSSA-NSCA Museum and Hall of Fame. The Museum displays artifacts depicting the history of skeet and sporting clays, including the equipment used, shooters who excelled at the sports, significant events, and historic clubs. Because skeet is an older sport and began with equipment... [more...]


Clubs Recognized at HOF Banquet Clubs Recognized at HOF Banquet

At the recent NSCA Hall of Fame Banquet, several clubs were presented with awards for excellence and for throwing the highest volume of targets. Honored as the 2013 NSSA-NSCA All-Around Club was Forest City Gun Club in Savannah, GA. Forest City is the oldest continuously operating gun club in America. In recent years, it has upgraded and expanded its facilities and capabilities in skeet and sporting clays to attract some of the premier events in the... [more...]


Barnes, Jones Inducted Into Hall of Fame Barnes, Jones Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Vance Barnes and Martin Jones were joined by friends, family, and NSCA members in celebrating the two men’s induction into the National Sporting Clays Hall of Fame at the 13th annual ceremonies on October 24. Vance was awarded the association’s highest honor, the Gold Medallion, signifying his induction for outstanding shooting achievements. Martin accepted the du Pont Service Award for his dedication and service to the sporting clays... [more...]


Nominate Members for Hall of Fame Nominate Members for Hall of Fame

NSCA members are invited to nominate exceptional individuals for induction into the NSCA Hall of Fame. Nominations for 2013 inductions are now being accepted through January 1. Hall of Fame candidates are selected from three groups: Candidates who have made impressive records shooting Persons who have made significant contributions to the NSCA and the sport (the Hal du Pont Jr. Service Award) Persons who have made significant contributions to the... [more...]


Four Inducted into NSCA Hall of Fame Four Inducted into NSCA Hall of Fame

The National Sporting Clays Association inducted four individuals into its Hall of Fame last Thursday evening, October 25, honoring them with the highest award available to NSCA members. Three of the awards were for shooters, while one was for service to the association and the sport. Wendell Cherry, Mark Kiddie, and W. Ray Newman were inducted into the Hall of Fame as shooters, receiving the Gold Medallion, sporting clays’ highest honor. Kiddie... [more...]


Reserve Your Place at Hall of Fame Event Reserve Your Place at Hall of Fame Event

You’re invited to join NSCA in recognizing four individuals as they are inducted into the ranks of the most honored NSCA members at the 2012 NSCA Hall of Fame Banquet. The event is planned for Thursday, October 25, during the National Sporting Clays Championship. This year’s honorees are: Glenn Lubeznik, duPont Service Award; Mark Kiddie, shooter; Wendell Cherry, shooter; and W. Ray Newman, shooter. Additionally, NSCA will be recognizing... [more...]


Natl Championship Begins Today! Natl Championship Begins Today!

More than 1650 sporting clays shooters have descended on the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio – or are on their way – for the 2011 National Sporting Clays Championship. The Main Event, beginning Thursday and consisting of four days of shooting on four different courses, will result in a new National Champion on Sunday evening. With the high number of participants in the week’s events, the NSCA may break last year’s... [more...]


Lepor Tops 200,000 Registered Targets Lepor Tops 200,000 Registered Targets

NSCA Past Chairman Bob Lepor has achieved a milestone that has never before been accomplished in sporting clays: He shot his 200,000th lifetime registered target! Bob crashed the 200,000-plus marker while shooting the Homestead Cup in May. In three separate years, Lepor has topped the 20,000-target mark, with his most prolific year in 1998 when he shot an amazing 31,650 targets. That meant shooting tournaments every weekend except Mother’s... [more...]