Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Will I be notified when I’m entered into the Match?
 Yes.  You will receive an immediate email confirmation when you are enrolled.  You will also immediately be informed if your requested Single Stack day is already full.

Q: What is the deadline for withdrawals and refunds?
ARequests for refunds must be received no later than April 1, 2019.  After that, no refunds are possible for any reason.   Send refund requests to Match Director:

Q: How can I be squadded with my friends?
ACompetitors wishing to be squadded together must include a list of requested squad members with their entry forms.  Please have all members of the squad include the same list with their own entry forms.  Please make sure all squad members send in their entries within the same time-frame (anyone entering even a day or so later will likely wind up shooting on a different day).  Please make sure all shooters on the list actually want to shoot together.
A shooter cannot be squadded until his/her paid entry is received and officially enrolled in the Match.  We make every effort to accommodate squadding requests.  The best way to make sure you are squadded with your friends is for everybody to ENTER EARLY!  The later you wait to submit your entry, the less likely it is you’ll get to shoot with who you want (or who wants to shoot with you).

Q: Will squadding be posted?
We will post final squad assignments on this website on the Competitor Entries list one week before the date of the Match.  Last-minute changes always make it impossible to be certain any earlier.

Q: Why doesn’t the Single Stack Classic use self-squadding?
Because administrative squadding also allows us to honor squad requests while keeping a balanced number of competitors in each squad to insure the Match flows smoothly.  We can insure you get to shoot with who you want, and also make sure you don’t have to shoot with someone you DON’T want. 

Q: How can I apply to work as Range Staff at the Single Stack Classic?
All Range Staff must be USPSA/NROI-Certified (ROs, CROs, RMs).  Major Match experience is strongly recommended.  Returning staff have priority.  Staff decisions will be finalized by the end of January.  You can download the Staff Application form and Staff Information sheet under the Staff menu on this website.  

Q:  I’m concerned about bringing guns into Illinois from out of state.  I’ve been told it’s against the law to have a gun in Illinois unless you have a state ID card.  Also that non-residents can’t buy ammo in Illinois.  Am I going to encounter any police checks getting to PASA Park?
A: All such concerns are based on myth. 
1.  The Illinois Firearm Owners Identification Card (FOID) requirement applies ONLY to Illinois residents.  Non-residents who are legal firearm owners in their own state can absolutely bring their guns to Illinois.  Non-residents CAN buy ammo in Illinois.  The thousands of competitors who have shot National Championship matches at PASA Park over the past 30 years do it all the time.  So do the tens of thousands of non-residents who come to Illinois to hunt each year.
2.  In any state, so long as any legally-owned firearm of any type remains unloaded and in a locked case in a vehicle, the federal Firearms Owners’ Protection Act (FOPA) explicitly exempts those who are transporting firearms for lawful purposes from all state and local restrictions which might otherwise prohibit passage. Even in Chicago/Cook County.  Even in New York City.  Federal law trumps any state or local law in this regard.  Repeatedly upheld by the Courts.
We’ve been amazed over the years how many people from outside Illinois believe these myths.  (Well, actually, we’re not . . . considering Illinois’ reputation.)  But myths they are.

Q: What is the number of stages and the round-count?
A: 14 stages, 270-ish rounds.

Q: Will stage diagrams be posted prior to the Matches?
Stage descriptions are available for download on this website under 2018 Stages menu.

Q: Are competitors permitted to use or bring ATVs or Golf Carts?
 ATVs (motorized vehicles) are not allowed except for official Match Staff.  Competitors with disabilities or walking problems may be permitted to use quiet-running personally-owned or rental golf carts by prior approval only.  Back-up “beeps” must be disabled (they can be mistaken for start signals).  When parked at a stage, golf carts MUST be kept clear of the range access roadways, to allow clear passage of staff, maintenance, and emergency vehicles.

For approval, contact  Unauthorized golf carts and ATVs will be required to vacate the premises.
Golf cart rentals are available locally.   For contact information, competitors with approval can email  The 1911 Society is not a broker for golf cart rentals.
The 1911 Society provides a squad shuttle service from the bottom of Practical Valley to the next following Stage way up top.

Q: What is the Match Hotel?
 The Quality Inn & Suites in Quincy, IL.  See the LODGING link at the top of this page for more details and a list of area hotels in general, categorized by their distance from PASA Park.

Q: How can I find PASA Park?
 Go to the DIRECTIONS link at the top of this page for maps, driving directions, and travel information.  The 911 emergency-response system “street address” for PASA Park is: 31943 250th Street, Barry, IL 62312.  Many vehicle GPS devices cannot correctly locate that address (they’ll often take you somewhere in the middle of nowhere).  The actual GPS coordinates for PASA Park are: 39.726505°N / 91.067560° W. (39.726505, -91.067560)

Q: Can I get driving directions using the Google Map embedded in this website?
 Yes. Click on the P.O. Box address line under the 1911 Society logo at the top of any page.  This will bring up a Google Map centered on PASA Park.  Click the “Directions” link in the “Getting Around” box.  Then type the address you’re coming from onto the top line.  Example: “201 South 3rd Street, Quincy, IL” (the Match Hotel).  Or, “Anchorage, Alaska.”  Type the destination address on the second line.  Example: PASA Park’s GPS coordinates: “39.726505, -91.067560.”  Click “Get Directions.”  Take it from there.  You can use the arrows button to reverse the route (helpful when one-way streets are involved).  You can also use the map to zoom in for a detailed overhead satellite view of PASA Park.  Right down to the Pepper Poppers on the ranges.

Q: Can I ship ammo to the Match address?
A: Yes.  You can ship ammo (or other gear) to YOURSELF at the Match address, using the following format.  The label MUST specify the ammo/item is for the Single-Stack Classic.  Ship ammo either FedEx or UPS. DO NOT use the U.S. Mail.  It’s a FEDERAL CRIME!  (See  Insure for full value.  You MUST notify us if you are shipping ammo and/or other items, how many packages, and to whom they are addressed.  Include the tracking number.  Send this information to: Items received will be placed in locked storage, but the 1911 Society and PASA Park assume NO LIABILITY for items shipped to their address.

31943 250th Street
BARRY, IL 62312

Updated: 10/14/18

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