Cancelled-Empire State Skeet Championships
July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm
We regret to announce that the Empire State Championships, scheduled to be hosted by Rochester-Brooks Gun Club the weekend of July 9-12, is cancelled.
New York State is gradually lifting COVID-19 restrictions put into place in March, region by region, but the delay and confusion exhibited as our region was set to move from Phase 1 to Phase 2 has caused us to realize that moving through this process will not necessarily be on the schedule originally outlined – a schedule that only provided a few days of leeway for this competition at best.
While the health and safety of our shooters, referees and staff is our primary concern, and any tournament this season must follow CDC guidelines, we always work hard to make shooting at Rochester-Brooks a positive experience off the field too. The possibility that club amenities would not be available is real. Furthermore, in all of the guidelines issued by NY State, nothing indicates that the present restrictions on group sizes – no more than 10 permitted on club grounds for any event – will be lifted or amended in time for the Empire State.
Those of you who have paid a deposit, do have choices:
1. Request a refund
2. Roll the deposit over to the New York State shoot, scheduled at Rochester-Brooks the weekend of Aug. 28-30.
The New York State shoot is open for money and All-American points, and we always get a good turnout of non-resident shooters – maybe even better in a year where so many tournaments have been cancelled, where so many shooters are looking for a place to compete. While this tournament is subject to the same re-opening guidelines as the Empire State, we are confident that its late August date will provide more clarity than we have today.
Please let me know how you want any deposit handled and whether you might have squad changes for those shooters rolling over to the NY State shoot. We are sorry to have to make this difficult decision, but thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you soon.
Andrea Lehr, Shoot Chairman
To roll over your Pre-Payment for Empire State to the NYS Skeet Championship, please contact Andrea Lehr