CAMP PERRY, OH; ANNISTON, AL – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has added a new Monthly Match League to this year’s program, where shooters will have the chance to be ranked among Monthly Match participants across the country.
The six Monthly Matches will be held at our South Marksmanship Center in Anniston, AL, as well as our newly renovated Gary Anderson CMP Marksmanship Center in Camp Perry, OH. Staple events fired include a Junior 3x20, Junior 3x10, Novice Prone, 60 Shot Air Rifle Standing and 60 Shot Air Pistol.
Shooters of all ages and disciplines are welcome to fire in our Monthly Matches. For 2014, in addition to our featured Monthly Match events, the CMP is also adding a Monthly Match League, where shooters will have the opportunity to win cash and donated prizes.
New for 2014, all six matches will be combined into a Monthly Match League, where prizes will be awarded to the overall winners from both North and South, based on aggregate scores.
A running total of qualification scores will be recorded for shooters at both locations, with the top four scores for each participant used to determine the overall winners. Lowest scores will be dropped. Because the winners must have fired in four or more matches to be eligible, shooters are encouraged to sign up for as many Monthly Matches as possible for better odds at cash and donated prizes.
Eligible events for the Monthly Match League include:
- Pistol 60 Shots (No PPP)
- Rifle 60 Shots
- Sporter 3x20
- Precision 3x20
A money pool will be filled after each Monthly Match from $2 of each shooter’s entry fee. Consequentially, the more shooters who sign up for the matches, the larger the prize pool will be when prizes are awarded.
Along with cash prizes, the first three places in each category will receive a CMP plaque. Additional prizes will be given to fourth and fifth place overall winners.
- First Place – 30% of prize money
- Second Place – 25% of prize money
- Third Place – 20% of prize money
- Fourth Place – 15% of prize money
- Fifth – 10% of prize money
Awards will also be presented to the High Junior in Pistol and Rifle and the Most Improved competitor. These shooters will receive plaques by mail.
The CMP Monthly Matches are a great way to introduce new shooters to the world of competition shooting in a fun and relaxed setting.
The CMP Marksmanship Centers are equipped with 80 firing points with Megalink electronic targets. The Megalink targets allow for scores to be instantly displayed on small monitors for each shooter, as well as on large television screens for spectators to observe. Scores will be automatically uploaded to CMP’s Competition Tracker website at http://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php for viewing.
The 2014 Monthly Matches schedule is as follows:
- March 8 – Camp Perry only (This match will also serve as the Ohio State Three Position Air Rifle Junior Olympic Championship)
- March 15 – Anniston only
- April 19
- May 17
- September 20
- October 18
- November 15
For more on the Monthly Matches and registration info, visit http://thecmp.org/3P/MonthlyMatches.htm.