2019 Tunnel of Trees, Side X Side Tournament
September 6 – 8, 2019
Main Event Guidelines
The main tournament for which shooters will be scored consists of 190 targets. Eighty targets (80) will be shot on Saturday and 80 targets will be shot on Sunday on the Hunters Clays course. The remaining 30 targets will be shot at the Double Cross venue. This is a new event and will consist of a variety of crossing targets. These 30 targets will be scored as part of the shooters total tournament score.
This year registration will be capped at 72 shooters for the main event. Saturday and Sunday rotation choice will be dependent on your registration date. There will be a maximum of 12 squads with 6 shooters per squad. Please indicate on your registration form your shooting squad mates and your preferred Saturday shooting rotation.
On Sunday there will be one rotation with all 12 squads starting at 8:30AM on the Hunters Clay course. Shooting will be stopped briefly at approximately 10:00AM to facilitate reloading the traps. Some squads may be required to shoot the Double Cross event on Sunday after completing the Hunters Clay course.
You may shoot any gauge Side X Side for the tournament. Prizes will be awarded for High Overall (HOA) and awards for each separate gauge. Prizes will also be awarded to (HOA) for seniors, women and juniors. In the event of ties, tiebreaker stations from the Hunters Clay course will be used to determine a winner.
Friday: At 11:00am the Hunters Clays course will be open to registered shooters, club members and the public. A total of 72 targets will be presented to the shooter and any gun may be used. Cost will be $35.00 per round. Carts are recommended, but on Friday only the Hunters Clays course may be walked.
All side games will also be open at 11:00am on Friday for registered shooters, club members and the public. Any gun may be used on Friday to include O/U, S X S, pumps and semi-automatic. This will be a fun day of shooting for everyone.
Hunters Clays Tournament Rules
A total of 160 targets will be presented on the Hunters Clay course. Eighty (80) targets on Saturday and 80 targets on Sunday. On Saturday there will be two rotations for shooters. First rotation starting at 8:30AM and second rotation starting at 12:00PM. On Sunday all shooters will start at 8:30AM. Only the first shooter for the station will be allowed show-me targets. The squad will pull and score for themselves.
The Double Cross Event. (Side Game on Friday only)
The Double Cross event will be available as a side game on Friday. This event consists of 6 stations, 5 targets per station for a total of 30 targets. The targets will be high flying crossing targets which will be fun and challenging. On Saturday and Sunday the Double Cross Event will be scored as part of the Side X Side tournament. Scheduled shooting times may vary depending on conditions.
Scottish Scamper Event (Side Game)
The game consists of 25 targets shot from the 5 stand venue. The targets are an even mix of flying and rabbit clays. The absence of a menu makes the game more challenging and imitates hunting situations.
Incoming Challenge (Side Game)
Back by popular demand. The shooter receives 25 targets from 5 different stations. There are 5 targets per station consisting of a single and two true pairs. To add to the fun and excitement of this event, at the end of the formal round the trapper releases a flurry of targets for all to shoot. It’s a hoot!
Ladies may shoot the Incoming Challenge on Friday at 4:00pm for free.
Register early. Registration is being capped at 72 shooters.
- $195* for tournament event. Includes cookout Saturday evening.
- $220.00* after August 20, 2019 for tournament event.
- $175* for Ladies and Youth under 17.
- $200* after August 20, 2019 for tournament event.
- $20 for additional cookout tickets.
- $10 for Side Game tickets.
- $10 Camping per night.
* Pricing includes Saturday evening cookout and continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
Motorized carts are REQUIRED for the Saturday and Sunday main tournament event due to time constraints, the length of the Hunter Clays course and the hilly terrain. Bring your own cart or rent a cart from Great Lakes Golf Cars at 231-258-7040. Mention the carts are for the Tunnel of Trees, Side X Side shoot in Harbor Springs, Michigan on September 6-8, 2019. Cost for a 2 person cart is $150.00 and 4 person cart is $220.00 for the 3 day event. The Emmet County Sportmen’s Club will pay the cart delivery fee and insurance. Your cart will be delivered on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
Vendors will not be participating in this year’s tournament. Shooters should bring their required ammunition. There will be no special ammunition available through the Emmet County Sportmen’s Club.
Food and Refreshments
A cookout will be provided to all registered shooters and their guests on Saturday evening. The cookout is included in the price of the registration. There is an additional fee of $20.00 for each guest.
A continental breakfast will be available on Saturday and Sunday morning.
Lunch for Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be available at an additional cost.