Kimberly J. Williams
Sports enthusiasts from across the country will be in Tillar (near McGehee) through this weekend for the 2011 Delta International Open Sporting Clay Tournament. The event is taking place through April 3 at the Delta Conference Center & Resort. The resort is home to the Coon Bayou Shooting Club.
The Delta International Open is the second leg of the Gamaliel Cup and features a guaranteed $50,000 event purse. Seven shooting classes will be represented during the competition, ranging from master to class E.
The Delta Conference Center & Resort is located on 3200 acres of farm and timber acreage in Desha County. Scheduled to fully open in 2012, the resort will feature a 4,000 square-foot conference center, log cottages, and a full-service restaurant.
Coon Bayou Shooting Club is officially scheduled for opening during 2011. The club will offer the Coon Bayou Shooting School, featuring professional training in clay or wing for beginners and more advanced shooters.
Visit the website at www.DeltaConferenceCenter.com.