Sunny skies shined down on the bright faces of the eager Eastern Games competitors in Camp Butner, NC, May 2-6.
CAMP BUTNER, NC – In May, over 400 competitors traveled to the beautiful wooded lands of North Carolina to compete in the 7th annual Eastern CMP Games at Camp Butner. The event combined popular CMP Games rifle matches with exciting pistol matches and clinics for new and experienced marksmen to hone their skills.
Samuel Payne had an outstanding performance during the Rimfire Sporter Match, claiming the overall award and the High Junior award for the T-Class.
The weather, unlike last year’s cold and gloomy climate, provided near perfect warmth and sunshine to competitors and guests. Events held during the Games included the Garand, Springfield and Modern Military Matches, As-Issued 1911 Pistol Match, Military & Police Service Pistol Match, Rimfire Sporter Match, Carbine Match and Vintage Sniper Match, among others.
Andy Miller, 39, of Coshocton, OH, was the overall winner of the M16 match, held at the conclusion of the Small Arms Firing School. The match, in only its second year at Camp Butner boasted over 70 competitors.
Andy Miller was the overall shooter in the M16 Match. The match coincided with the growing Small Arms Firing School at Eastern Games.
Douglas Armstrong, 55, of Lexington, NC, came out on top as the overall Three Gun Aggregate winner. Armstrong was also the winner of the John C. Garand Match and part of the winning two-man Vintage Sniper Match team. Kenneth Clowdis, 67, of Randleman, NC, comprised the other half of the champion team, known as “Dos Hombres.”
The team “Dos Hombres” led the popular Vintage Sniper Match. Douglas Armstrong (right center), who also won the Three Gun Aggregate, battled alongside teammate Kenneth Clowdis (left center) for the win. Armstrong was also the overall individual in the match.
Glendale Rutherford, 62, of Tallapoosa, GA, earned the overall Four Gun Aggregate honor, along with claiming the High Senior and Overall awards in the Vintage Military Match.
In pistol action, Steve Huff, 48, of Hardy, VA, led the 40 Shot and the EIC Service Pistol matches. Huff was closely followed in each match by Christopher Roberts, 41, of Charlotte, NC, who was the overall individual in the Pistol Team Match.
Steve Huff showed excellent perseverance as he earned the overall awards in the 40 Shot Pistol Match and the EIC Service Pistol Match.
Notable juniors at the Eastern Games included Samuel Payne, 15, of Kingston, GA, who was the overall winner in the T-Class during the Rimfire Sporter Match, as well as Ryan Ward, 17, of Greenville, NC, who was the High Junior in both the Springfield and John C. Garand Matches. Jessica Hudson, 15, of Halifax, VA, represented the female junior shooters, earning the High Woman award in the O-Class during the Rimfire Sporter Match and becoming the High Junior in the Carbine Match. Leah Martin, 14, of Cartersville, GA, was the High Woman in the T-Class during Rimfire Sporter.
Jessica Hudson was the High Junior in the Carbine Match, as well as the High Woman in the O-Class of the Rimfire Sporter Match.
More victors of the matches at the 2014 Eastern CMP Games are listed below. For a complete list of competitors and results, visit https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php?do=match&task=edit&match=10825.
Photos of Eastern Games can be found at http://cmp1.zenfolio.com/.
Overall: Andy Miller – 378-6x
High Junior: Clark Marshall – 359-5x
John C. Garand Match:
Overall: Douglas Armstrong – 288-5x
High Senior: John Chubb – 284-6x
High Junior: Ryan Ward – 274-5x
Unlimited Garand Match:
Overall: Richard Brune – 270-7x
Overall: David Thompson – 290-8x
High Senior: Randy Ent – 284-4x
High Junior: Ryan Ward – 280-7x
Vintage Military Match:
Overall/High Senior: Glendale Rutherford – 283-4x
High Junior: Robert Hudson II – 220-2x
Three Gun Aggregate Winner: Douglas Armstrong – 857-15x
Four Gun Aggregate Winner: Glendale Rutherford – 1130-18x
Modern Military Match:
Overall/High Senior: Randy Ent – 288-8x
High Junior: Nicholas Simonetti – 249-1x
Rimfire Sporter Match:
Overall/High Junior: Samuel Payne – 599-43x
High Senior: Samuel Ballard – 579-21x
High Woman: Leah Martin – 591-24x
Overall: Tracy Grissett – 580-24x
High Junior: Cameron Covington – 580-14x
High Senior: Jay Ferguson III – 575-15x
High Woman: Jessica Hudson – 579-20x
Overall: William Schachle – 591-29x
Overall: William Bowling – 365-4x
High Senior: Randy Ent – 362-4x
High Junior: Jessica Hudson – 328-1x
Vintage Sniper Match:
Overall Team: Dos Hombres (Douglas Armstrong, Kenneth Clowdis) – 395-18x
Individual: Douglas Armstrong – 199-11x
40 Shot Pistol Match:
Overall: Steve Huff – 350-8x
CMP As-Issued 1911 Pistol Match:
Overall: William Trowell – 374-9x
EIC Service Pistol Match:
Overall: Steve Huff – 267-4x
Military & Police Service Pistol Match:
Overall: Dewey Hales Jr. – 366-8x
Pistol Team Match:
Overall: Roberts/Kittrell (Christopher Roberts, Jerry Kittrell) – 533-10x
Individual: Christopher Roberts – 268-5x