2014 Sporting Clays Tournament


Subject: 2014 SPE-GCS Sporting Clays Tournament


Dear SPE Members, Oil and Gas Industry Associates and Fellow Shooters:


On behalf of the officers and committee members of the 2014 Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section Sporting Clays Tournament, it is my pleasure to announce this year’s event.  Prior to detailing this year’s tournament, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for making last year’s tournament a success. Due to your incredible support, the tournament contributed more than $31,000 to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund and $10,000 to the Bright Light Foundation. This in itself speaks volumes of the companies and people who make up our industry.  Again thank you very much.


For the 2014 tournament, the SPE Committee has decided to hold the tournament at the Westside Sporting Grounds on Friday the 6th of June. The management team at Westside Sporting Grounds is extremely excited about hosting the tournament for this year. 


Please visit the SPE-GCS website (www.spegcs.org) and find the link for the tournament, either call or fax your entries to register teams, sign up for a sponsorship, purchase carts, etc. Please get your sponsorship and team entries submitted early, as the tournament will fill quickly. THERE WILL BE NO ONLINE REGISTRATION THIS YEAR.


Once again, we are pleased to announce that in addition to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund this year the committee has decided to support the Bright Light Foundation (BLF) as our outside charity.  The Bright Light Foundation’s mission is to raise funds, in the spirit of compassion and fun, to assist with the medical needs of those within the oilfield community stricken by catastrophic illness.  The funds raised by this foundation are distributed among selected families to assist with medical cost due to major illness.  Last year this foundation was able to assist seventeen families and I invite each of you to visit the BLF web site to read their stories:  www.bright-light-foundation.com.  I think everyone will agree with the committee that this is a worthwhile foundation for the funds raised at this year’s event.


The tournament is limited to the first 700 shooters (175 four-man teams).  Sponsoring companies will receive a shooting spot preference and those with sponsoring levels that include a team will be guaranteed a spot.  At least one team member must be a current SPE member and T.B.A.’s (To Be Announced) participants are acceptable.  SPE-GCS reserves the right to limit the number of team entries per company, depending upon the response to the tournament.   Door prizes will be awarded and given out after each flight.  Trophies will be given per flight to the top two teams in each class and the top male and top female shooter.


Please help make this year’s tournament a success by showing your support in purchasing sponsorships, donating door prizes and/or participating in the event.  Your support is vital to the success of the tournament.


Thank you for your participation and I look forward to seeing everyone on June 6, 2014.




Paul Conover

2014 SPE-GCS Sporting Clays Chairman
Paul.Conover@nov.com (713) 582-1078  


Yim Szeto

2014 SPE-GCS Sporting Clays Registration Chair

yimlun@gmail.com  (832) 816-8966

Fax (361) 798-3862


Registration & Sponsorship Forms here!

Location: Westside Sporting Grounds - (281) 371-3352
10120 Pattison Rd.
Brookshire , TX 77423

Date: June 6, 2014, 7:30 a.m. - June 6, 2014, 5:30 p.m.