What is the Calcutta?
The Calcutta is an event where shooters are auctioned off to the highest bidder. If a shooter wants to be auctioned in the Calcutta, he must pay a $25 registration fee. All of the monies from the auction and the Calcutta registration will become the Calcutta pot. The Calcutta pot is paid out to the top five positions (1st place thru 5th place) of registered Calcutta participants. The payoff is as follows:
1st Place – 30% of Pot
2nd Place – 25% of Pot
3rd Place – 20% of Pot
4th Place – 15% of Pot
5th Place – 10% of Pot
Owner gets 80% of winnings and the shooter gets 20% of the winnings.
What is the Top 10 Event?
The Top 10 is an event where shooters can win money if they place in the top 10 of those who have registered for the top 10. The cost of entry into the event is $100. All of the money from the entry fees will be paid to the top 10 shooters entered in the event and split as follows:
1st & 2nd Place— split 30% of Pot
3rd & 4th Place—split 25% of Pot
5th & 6th Place—split 20% of Pot
7th & 8th Place—split 15% of Pot
9th & 10th Place—split 10% of Pot
What is the Top 20 Event?
The Top 20 is an event where non-calcutta shooters can win money if they place in the top 20 of those who have registered for the top 20 and are not in the calcutta. The cost of entry into the event is $20. HOIST puts an additional $1000 in the pot. All of the money from the entry fees and the additional $1000 will be paid to the top 20 shooters entered in the event and split as follows:
1st Place thru 5th Place – 40% of Pot
6th Place thru 10th Place – 30% of Pot
11th Place thru 15th Place – 20% of Pot
16th Place thru 20th Place – 10% of Pot
How do I win a golf cart or ATV?
There will be a drawing for a golf cart to be given away on Friday night following the Calcutta. The 4 seat Polaris ATV will be given away Saturday night following the awards. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. All registered shooters will get their name put in the drawing for both nights. To increase your chances of winning, you may purchase tickets, shoot and qualify in the Long Bird Event or Wind Chime Event.
What is the Long Bird Event?
For $10 per ticket, you get a maximum of 5 targets with 2 shots per target. Once the target is hit, your round is complete. For example, if you hit the second target, you are done. You do not get the 3rd, 4th and 5th target for that ticket. You can enter as many times as you wish. Every time you hit the Long Bird, your name gets added to the golf cart or ATV drawing for that day. Shooting and qualifying in the Long Bird Event will increase your chances to win a golf cart or ATV for that day’s drawing.
What is the Wind Chime Event?
For $10 per ticket, you get a maximum of 5 targets with 1 shot per target. The object is to hit the target and the wind chime in one shot. Once you hit, your round is complete. You can enter as many times as you wish. Every time you hit , your name gets added to the golf cart or ATV drawing for that day. Shooting and qualifying in the Wind Chime Event will increase your chances to win a golf cart or ATV for that day’s drawing.
What is the Two – Man Flush Event?
The Two-Man Flush is a game where you and your shooting partner shoot 30 targets in 60 seconds. The cost is $10 per shooter. All participants are entered in Saturday night’s drawing. Drawing will be held Friday and Saturday for prizes. A trophy will be given to the High Overall team.
What is the Sub Gauge Event?
There will be two sets of Five Stands setup for shooting either .410 or .28 gauge shotgun. The cost is $10 per 25-bird round for either gauge. Each time you shoot the event your name is entered in the drawing. A shot gun donated by Cameron will be given away Saturday night. A trophy for High Overall will be given away for both gauges.
What is the HOIST Credit Card?
For your convenience, you can setup an account to use for the two days of the event. To setup an account, we will need to get an imprint of a credit card (Amex, MC or Visa), you will need to fill out a form with the credit card billing address, and then HOIST Card will be assigned to you. The account will be closed out Saturday night and charged to your credit card, or you can pay with cash or a check at the registration table.
How do I win a gun?
HOIST will be giving away over 180 guns this year. There will be a drawing for guns given to each team plus gun raffles. Except for raffle guns, you must be present to win.
What if I win a gun?
Besides being lucky, you must complete a federally mandated form 4473 (commonly known as the “Yellow Sheet”). You may also be required to fill out the federally mandated W-9 providing your social security number for prizes valued over $600.
If you have your concealed handgun license, the address on your license must match the address you put on the form 4473. If the address doesn’t match, you must provide proof of address. Valid proof of address includes a current driver’s license, insurance card, or utility bill.
If you do not possess a concealed handgun license, you must have valid government issued photo identification and pass the FBI background check. A valid photo ID includes a state issued driver’s license or a passport. If the address on your photo ID is not current and will not match the address on your form 4473, you must provide proof of address. Valid proofs of address include a current insurance card or utility bill.
If for any reason your background check is not cleared by Saturday evening, you will have to pick up your gun from HOIST’s gun dealer.