CAMP PERRY, Ohio; ANNISTON, Ala. – With summer soon behind, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) would like to remind air gun athletes that there are still plenty of opportunities for competition fun in the last few months of 2021. The CMP’s Monthly Matches are set to return to Ohio and Alabama with a mix of air gun events for all ages and experience levels in September, October and November.
The remaining months of the 2021 Monthly Match season will go back to the previous daily event schedule, which was changed in the past to adhere to area COVID regulations. Instead of four relays with no finals, the schedule will resume with a two relay, plus finals format. 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.
Each Monthly Match is held simultaneously at the South CMP Competition Center in Anniston, Alabama, and at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio. Both facilities are equipped with 80-point indoor air gun ranges filled with CMP’s own electronic target line.
Remaining Monthly Matches for the 2021 season include:
Sept. 18, 2021
Registration Camp Perry: https://ct.thecmp.org/21MMSeptCP
Registration Anniston: https://ct.thecmp.org/21MMSeptAA
Oct. 9, 2021
Registration Camp Perry: https://ct.thecmp.org/21MMOctCP
Registration Anniston: https://ct.thecmp.org/21MMOctAA
Nov. 13, 2021
Registration Camp Perry: https://ct.thecmp.org/21MMNovCP
Registration Anniston: https://ct.thecmp.org/21MMNovAA
A Monthly Match League that combines the scores of repeat competitors from the 2021 season is also available. 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, along with registration info, visit the CMP website at 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. Marksmanship Nights, 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.
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 the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/ranges/cmp-competition-centers/.
— By 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.
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