Air rifle marksmen of all ages are invited to participate in one
of the Civilian Marksmanship Programís (CMP) most popular events
of the year. The 2014 Gary Anderson Invitational will be held
December 5-6 at the CMP South Range in Anniston, Alabama, and
December 6 at the newly expanded Gary Anderson CMP Competition
Center in Camp Perry, Ohio.
Last year, 415 competitors traveled from around the country to
fire in the event. The match is a three-position air rifle
tournament that follows the 3x20 course of fire. Each shooter
fires 20 record shots from prone, standing and kneeling
positions, with the top eight shooters from each relay advancing
to a 10-shot final. Winners are determined overall, from scores
comprised from the CMP North and CMP South competitors. The Gary
Anderson Invitational also includes a four member team event
where 3x20 scores will be used to determine team winners.
will be given to the top 25 competitors in sporter and precision
classes. The top 15 new shooters in sporter and precision
classes will also receive awards. The winning precision and
sporter teams receive the Gary Anderson Trophy and will receive
a $500 check from the CMP. The second place teams will receive a
$300 check and third place teams will receive a $200 check. Each
of the top five teams in the sporter and precision classes will
also receive five Gary Anderson Invitational gold, silver or
The Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry is the
completed result of the $1.1 million-dollar expansion to the
formerly known CMP North Marksmanship Center. The expansion
includes an open reception and common area, fully equipped
classrooms, cylinder filling room and CMP retail store. The
addition also includes projection screens and flat-screen
television sets throughout the building.
Connected to the new expansion is the existing 80-point air gun
range, which replicates the impressive South Range in Anniston.
Each 10-meter firing point is equipped with state-of-the-art
For more information about the Gary Anderson Invitational, visit
About Gary Anderson:
Mr. Anderson is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and
also holds seven world championships, six world records
and 16 national championships. He has won more Olympic
and world championship three-position titles than any
other American in history. In 1999, Anderson began a
ten-year reign as Director of Civilian Marksmanship and
retired in December 2009. Today, he serves as DCM
Emeritus and remains a mentor for new and experienced,
old and young shooters around the country.
For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org for more information and program descriptions.