CAMP PERRY, Ohio; ANNISTON, Ala. – As we ring in the New Year, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) looks forward to welcoming competitors each month at our indoor air gun ranges. A full lineup for the CMP Monthly Matches, featuring a series of air rifle and air pistol events, is scheduled for 2021. The Monthly Matches are open to the public and designed for all ages and experience levels.
The CMP Monthly Matches are held at both CMP Competition Centers (located in Anniston, Alabama, and at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Port Clinton, Ohio). Both facilities are equipped with 80 electronic targets which allow competitors to view their shots instantly on the monitor at their firing point. Since spectators are limited at this time (one coach/parent allowed for each competitor), the CMP’s innovative technology allows anyone to view targets in real time on our website (https://thecmp.org/competitions/live-targets/).
Monthly Matches currently scheduled for the 2021 season include:
- Feb. 6, 2021
- March 20, 2021
- April 10, 2021
- May 8, 2021
- Sept. 18, 2021
- Oct. 9, 2021
- Nov. 13, 2019
During the Monthly Matches, competitors have the opportunity to be ranked amongst match participants from around the nation as competitions fire simultaneously in Alabama and Ohio. Staple events of the Monthly Matches include a Junior 3×20, Junior 3×10, 60 Shot Air Rifle Standing and 60 Shot Air Pistol. Top scorers at each range are presented special Monthly Match medals.
A Monthly Match League that combines the scores of repeat competitors adds even more competitive fun and the chance to cultivate match experience on the firing line. Prizes are awarded to the overall winners from both Ohio and Alabama during the 2021 season. Eligible events for the Monthly Match League include: Pistol 60 Shots (No PPP), Rifle 60 Shots, Sporter 3×20 and Precision 3×20.
Along with cash prizes based on League participation, the first three places in each category will receive a CMP plaque. Additional prizes will be given to fourth and fifth place overall winners, along with recognition of the High Junior in Pistol and Rifle and the Most Improved competitors.
For more on the Monthly Matches and registration info, visit https://thecmp.org/ranges/cmp-competition-centers/monthly-air-rifle-and-air-pistol-matches/.
Although it is CMP’s hope to hold our upcoming events, please keep in mind that we may have to cancel due to COVID-19 issues. For those events that we do conduct, we will follow the appropriate state’s guidelines and recommendations. We continue to monitor the venue states’ guidelines and adjust our procedures based on those guidelines and common sense. As always, the safety of our customers and employees is our priority.
About CMP Competition Centers:
Each of CMP’s indoor air gun facilities holds an 80-point range, featuring innovative electronic targets, and regularly hosts local, state and national competitions. Open marksmanship, offered weekly for public use, allow visitors of virtually any age and experience level to test out air rifles or air pistols, with the guidance of qualified CMP staff members. Rental equipment is available and pellets may be purchased at range. To schedule your range time, please call 419-635-2141, ext. 704.
The South Competition Center in Alabama includes the CMP South Store, which is fully stocked with equipment and memorabilia needs. The Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Ohio features cases of authentic Olympic and other memorabilia from the career of celebrated American marksman, Gary Anderson, for observers to enjoy. To learn more about the CMP Competition Centers, visit http://thecmp.org/air/cmp-competition-centers/.
Find the CMP Competitions Centers on Facebook!
- Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center – https://www.facebook.com/CMPCompetitionCenterOH
- South Competition Center – https://www.facebook.com/CMPSouthRange
— Ashley Brugnone, CMP Staff Writer
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.