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 Post subject: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:38 am 
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I hope Seven Springs replaces the shoot with the “Hardly Classic”!

Such poor form that they cancelled this close to the event. They claim it is Pandemic related, but I suspect it is $ related.



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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:42 am 
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Hwcn wrote:
I hope Seven Springs replaces the shoot with the “Hardly Classic”!

Such poor form that they cancelled this close to the event. They claim it is Pandemic related, but I suspect it is $ related.


I got the email as well. Hope they send the deposits back to the peasants before they go completely private.


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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:34 am 
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I am guessing it had nothing to do with the pandemic.

It is all about the money!

M&M just had the Big Seafood Blast with over 600 shooters.

Isn't this the 3rd time they have canceled?

I got an email saying that we needed to sent in a deposit. I wasn't doing it and I didn't.

Sure hope you people get you money back but it won't be tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:44 am 
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KRIEGHOFFK80 wrote:
I am guessing it had nothing to do with the pandemic.

It is all about the money!

M&M just had the Big Seafood Blast with over 600 shooters.

Isn't this the 3rd time they have canceled?

I got an email saying that we needed to sent in a deposit. I wasn't doing it and I didn't.

Sure hope you people get you money back but it won't be tomorrow.


Seeing the facility decline over the last few years and the nature and content of the email notification of the cancellation, I think it's clear Nemacolin's management doesn't care about registered shoots and the shooting facility in general..

I think they just decided they weren't going to have the event, and the virus stuff is a convenient smokescreen to avoid admitting so.


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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:33 pm 
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The problem today is that to many people and places are using the virus stuff way to much.

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:14 pm 
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Pandemic related?

We have dozens of shoots going on every weekend now. We have 55+% of our population vaccinated and like 85% of the elderly who were the only ones really at risk.

I noticed that they never had this shoot registered with the NSCA. I bet they were always figuring they'd cancel it again.


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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:18 pm 
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jtw wrote:
KRIEGHOFFK80 wrote:
I am guessing it had nothing to do with the pandemic.

It is all about the money!

M&M just had the Big Seafood Blast with over 600 shooters.

Isn't this the 3rd time they have canceled?

I got an email saying that we needed to sent in a deposit. I wasn't doing it and I didn't.

Sure hope you people get you money back but it won't be tomorrow.


Seeing the facility decline over the last few years and the nature and content of the email notification of the cancellation, I think it's clear Nemacolin's management doesn't care about registered shoots and the shooting facility in general..

I think they just decided they weren't going to have the event, and the virus stuff is a convenient smokescreen to avoid admitting so.



Yep I think you're right. The "woke" virus is infecting them sadly, if ya know what I mean. That's a lot more dangerous than the corona virus! :D

I think Joe's daughter took over the ship and anything on the right side of the political scale is a no-no over there.


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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:29 pm 
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paracord wrote:
Pandemic related?

We have dozens of shoots going on every weekend now. We have 55+% of our population vaccinated and like 85% of the elderly who were the only ones really at risk.

I noticed that they never had this shoot registered with the NSCA. I bet they were always figuring they'd cancel it again.



Edit: I just realized you mentioned they didn’t register with NSCA, not winscore. I left my original post regardless.

Actually it was on Winscore. They completely removed it in conjunction with their e-mail cancelling the event. Unfortunately a lot of people had deposits and now they removed all info regarding deposits made on winscore.

It is obviously a $ grab and they think we are stupid enough to buy into their pandemic excuse.

Copy of the email below:

Good Morning Shooters,

The Hardy Classic is steeped in rich tradition at Nemacolin, and the resort is grateful for the many years of support of The Nemacolin Field Club.

Due to unforeseen circumstances and an advanced attempt to mitigate any health risks during uncertain times, the 20th Annual Hardy Classic on May 28-30, has been canceled. At this time, there are no plans to reschedule the event in 2021. Nemacolin looks forward to continuing to serve the members and guests of The Field Club.

Refunds will be issued promptly,


Jessika Sluss | Field Club Coordinator

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:44 pm 
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With people wanting to get out, Nemacolin has a full schedule of booked rooms at around $500 per night for the low end rooms...The house is essentially packed on weekends with no covid warnings. Yet an outdoor event is cancelled because of covid concerns for its customers?????

The Hardy Classic was cancelled because it is a non-profit event; they can make money on sporting by having the hotel guests ride down and shoot for fun at their inflated prices. Book it....

Any think the shooting grounds will be shut down that weekend? :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:05 pm 
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What I forgot to mention as well is that I called to confirm with the Field Club on at least 5 occasions in the last 6 months that the shoot was going to happen. I also got a yes every time. 6 weeks to go and they cancel.

I miss the days when Joe was in charge. It was truly a magical place then.

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:49 pm 
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Guys I'm sorry to hear that. When I was still in PA that was a definite staple shoot for me. It also won points with the family staying at the resort. However, the last couple times we stayed there the whole resort showed a general decline in the cleanliness and quality of the rooms. The restaurants were not nearly as good and of course still priced to high end standards. When they took away the room discounts for the shooters that was the end for me. I told my wife when they announced the casino it was the death of Nemacolin as we knew it. Completely different crowd moved in. But, they are mindlessly dumping tons of money in. To each their own. Sorry to hear that guys. I miss seeing ya'll at the shoots. Shoot well, Steve


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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:29 pm 
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Two people I shoot with had their credit cards compromised from Nemacolin. Also in this day and age, they do not allow you to pay via Winscore and make you mail in payment. It was a nice shoot with great payouts, the food was awful for a high end resort.

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:11 pm 
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Nemacolin sent me an email wanting a deposit for the shoot to save my spot.

I wasn't doing it and I didn't. So glad I didn't do it.

They will never be able to have a shoot again because nobody will sign up for it. IMO

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:20 pm 
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KRIEGHOFFK80 wrote:
Nemacolin sent me an email wanting a deposit for the shoot to save my spot.

I wasn't doing it and I didn't. So glad I didn't do it.

They will never be able to have a shoot again because nobody will sign up for it. IMO


I don't think they will lose any sleep over that. It's sad because they used to throw the best shoots around.


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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:39 pm 
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I set the Hardy Classic years ago when Mike Mohr was in charge. This was a great club. I did several schools there over the years but None after Mike went to Seven Springs. I tried a couple of times but Jason would never talk to me about. This was while I was still on the AC.

I thought the original course was designed very poorly. I measured the distance between stations and found the it was a mere fifty feet. I never saw any crossers on this course because the targets would end up on the next station. Mike Mohr let me change the course any way I wanted. I remember that he sent me six helpers to help move the houses that the machines were in. These guy were dress to wait on customers not move traps but they all did a great job.

I did throw crossers by curling the target so it would fly straight away from the adjacent stand. If I remember right, there was heavy brush (vegetation) on each side of the stands. Shooters would get a crosser but the next stands shooters next door never saw these curling targets. The next time I went Mike had added a new course that you could throw any kind of presentation a setter could want. One of the stations on this course, I set a true fifty yard rabbit with some other targets. He told me that I needed to add spring on the rabbit but I said, Mike, I want to throw a very slow rabbit. Of course, he let me do what I wanted to do. I set one of the trap house about 10 yards in front of the machine. This was where the target was the fastests. Then the rabbit rolled out in the open for maybe 40 yards. It was on top some kind of a berm or roadway. You had all of the time in the world to shoot it. Very few shooters figured this optical illusion out. When the target was out in the open, everyone thought it needed a lot of lead because of the distance. Boy were they wrong. This target was so slow you could hit and knock holes in it but it wouldn't break. There was very little speed. I always shoot my courses during the shoot to see if I made a mistake or I got sour grapes from the shooters. Now, I knew what the target was doing so I shot it between the machine and the house and broke them all. As I mentioned, this was the fastest place for the rabbit. LOL I wish I had added this station into my sketches in my book. It doesn't matter now because I told you about it right here on good old SGW. LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:42 pm 
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And I won't lose any sleep because they are not having the shoot.

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:58 pm 
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It would be more believable if they blamed it on the ammo shortage.

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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:48 pm 
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Eriehunter wrote:
It would be more believable if they blamed it on the ammo shortage.


They did privately.


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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:15 am 
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Nemacolin used to be my favorite place to shoot. In this area, they hosted numerous outings that I attended over the years. The last couple years they have gotten really expensive and they are arrogant and rude at the clay course. All of the outings I used to shoot in have moved to Seven Springs. I am actually going to an outing there tomorrow. We have started shooting at Seven Springs and even though the prices are still a bit high, the experience is so much better.

I think that is what happened to Nemacolin. Seven Springs started eating their lunch.


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 Post subject: Re: Hardy Classic at Nemacolin Cancelled!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:58 pm 
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Halwg wrote:
Nemacolin used to be my favorite place to shoot. In this area, they hosted numerous outings that I attended over the years. The last couple years they have gotten really expensive and they are arrogant and rude at the clay course. All of the outings I used to shoot in have moved to Seven Springs. I am actually going to an outing there tomorrow. We have started shooting at Seven Springs and even though the prices are still a bit high, the experience is so much better.

I think that is what happened to Nemacolin. Seven Springs started eating their lunch.


It's not really that. Maggie Hardy is now running the place. Her ex husband is a gun friendly guy and gave anything they needed at the shooting academy.

He's now out of the picture, the club now has a large Casino on the grounds and the management doesn't want to raise any extra attention from the Feds.

The shooting academy has been "deprioritized" as they say.




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