It is considered one of the most prestigious clay court sporting events in the Midwest, the NILO Open. The event is in its fifth year and will play host to hundreds of clay shooters of all skill levels competing for more than $35,000 in prizes. The event will take place June 9-10, 2023 at NILO®, Winchester’s iconic hunting and shooting sports facility located in Brighton, Illinois (NiloFarms.com).
- People can choose to film one day or both days; the registration fee per day is $145.
- Teams will shoot on the 15-station sports clay court during either the morning or afternoon session. (You can register as an individual and you will be matched with a squad, or you can register a squad.)
- To register: Call 618-466-0613 or email email@example.com.
The registration fee includes:
- 100 rounds of Winchester AA® cartridge ammunition (for the 15-station course)
- A Winchester gift bag
Additional sideshot games will also be available: $20 for the burst and $60 for the 50-shot practice course. With each entry, people are entered into drawings for prizes.
Schedule (Same for every day)—
7:30 am: Doors open-registration
8:00 am: Opening of the parallel games
8:00 a.m.: First flight begins firing
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Lunch is served
12:00/noon: second flight begins firing
5:00 pm: Completion of the parallel games
*The awards ceremony will take place between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
NILO Open Sporting Clays Event Sponsors: AllTrista, Browning, Ervin Industries, Farm & Home Supply, Foam Supplies, Inc., Industrial Chemicals, Purina Pro Plan, White Flyer, Wieland, Winchester
In 1952, John M. Olin took over 600 acres of farmland linked by timber and turned it into a wildlife oasis. He created the ideal place to breed and train the best Labrador Retrievers in the world. He named it NILO®, dedicated to unsurpassed ground hunting, sport shooting, hunting dogs and conservation education. Throughout the years, celebrities, political dignitaries, sports heroes and avid outdoorsmen of all stripes have enjoyed NILO’s hospitality. For decades, legendary AA® shotshells have been used on the NILO fields and their ranges. This ammunition commemorates the legacy of John M. Olin and his commitment to conservation and sport shooting. Learn more about NILO by visiting NiloFarms.com or connecting with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/NiloFarms.
About Winchester ammunition
Winchester is the world’s largest small-calibre ammunition company and a leader in providing innovative ammunition products for hunters, shooters, law enforcement, and combatants in the United States. The 157-year-old Winchester brand is based on the integrity, hard work and a deep focus on your loyal customers. Learn more about Winchester by visiting Winchester.com or by connecting with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.
Winchester: Committed to the safe, legal and responsible use of firearms
As a world leader in the hunting and shooting sports industry, and a 157-year-old brand, Winchester is committed to the safe, legal, and responsible use of firearms. Winchester works with key groups like the National Shooting Sports Foundation on a variety of issues important to our industry, including training and education, and on specific programs like Gun Owners Care and Project ChildSafe. Winchester will continue to support programs, organizations and individuals that promote hunting and shooting sports activities in a positive and responsible environment. Any use of firearms by participating youth must be done under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult.
About caring for gun owners
Gun owners care. You worry about safety. You care about preventing unauthorized access to firearms. You care about improving your community, helping those in need, and conserving wildlife and wild places for generations to come. It’s time for gun owners to tell their stories and show how they’re making a difference. NSSF®, the trade association for the firearms industry, has established the Gun Owners Care campaign to unite gun owners and the firearms industry in this common cause. Visit gunownerscare.org for more information.