the 123rd Annual
Washington's Birthday Match & Clinic
Sponsored by the
Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association
Ben Avery Shooting Facility: 21-22-Feb-2015
 
Match Details Below!



WBM 2014 winners
2014 Washington's Birthday Winning Team

This match is brought to you every year by the Arizona Rifle & Pistol Association ASRPA
it's YOUR state assocation, please join!

email: washbday@gmail.com


TELL ALL YOUR TEAM MEMBERS TO BE THERE BY 7AM SUNDAY AND FOLLOW THE PARKING ROUTING!


It’s that time of the year again!  Washington's Birthday Rifle Match at Ben Avery

ONLINE SIGN UP AT:   http://www.shop.asrpa.com/
(Rifle Raffle tickets are already available online too!)

The weekend includes:
•    Beginner’s Clinic & Practice for experienced shooters Saturday & Lunch available.
•    Saturday morning event TBA
•    Briefing & Announcements Sunday morning.
•    4-relay, 50-shot Main Match Sunday with Lunch & T-shirt Available.
•    Shooter’s Swap meet & Displays all day Sunday
•    The annual fund-raising raffle for an M1 Rifle and other prizes

The Washington’s Birthday Match is held on Sunday at Ben Avery’s High Power Range, 200 yd line. This is the 122st year!  Saturday the day before the match, February 22, experienced High Power coaches and shooters are conducting a “Beginners Clinic” in the activities center followed by some practice time on the range.

Supporters of the Arizona State Junior Rifle Team are cooking hamburgers for lunch both days!!! You can pre-pay for your lunch with your entry!  The profit goes right into sending the team to Camp Perry! We expect to have commemorative T-shirts again this year! $12. You must order your shirt with your entry! (Shirt Deadline: 1-Feb-15)

Other match day events:

Morning Briefing & announcements.

Swap meet! Bring your spare equipment, older shooting gear; reloading supplies you don’t need anymore, whatever… bring a table or some money, we are holding a shooter’s swap meet in a designated area behind the line. (To allow room for food, spectators and swap meet, shooters should plan on parking at the 300 yd line).

Come out and shoot with us! Get a group of friends, co-workers, or hunting buddies together! Wear a team uniform! Wear a classic side-arm (empty chamber)! Maybe try something fun like have the whole team all shoot the same type of antique or unusual military rifle, even dress the team in surplus uniforms appropriate to your exotic rifles!
 
Below is the match program and entry info. Also below is info on the fund raising raffle to send the State Junior Team to the National Championships and information on Arizona High Power shooting schedules. Check the http://arizona-rifleshooting.com & http://www.washingtonsbirthdayriflematch.org websites for updates! Tell your friends! Post this bulletin where other shooters will see it!

See you on February 21 & 22!   Bill Poole  bill@poole.com  - Match Director
Email the match director: washbday@gmail.com  



ONLINE SIGN UP AT http://www.shop.asrpa.com/main.sc  the page for WBM entries is here.



subject to change


TOURNAMENT NAME:

WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY 123rd ANNUAL RIFLE MATCH

TOURNAMENT DATE(S):

Sunday 22-Feb-15 (with Beginner’s Clinic & side match on Saturday 21-Feb)

7:30AM start time, competitors should arrive an hour early and plan to stay all day.

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION:

Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association – Junior High Power Rifle Team

FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING THE TOURNAMENT WRITE TO:

http://washingtonsbirthdayriflematch.org/  washbday@gmail.com

Bill Poole (Match Dir.) 602-405-0717, bill@poole.com 

DIRECTIONS TO RANGE:

Ben Avery Shooting Facility, NW corner I-17 & Carefree Hwy, Phoenix, AZ, High Power Range, 200yd line. Enter main entrance, continue past main range, around the berm to High Power Range, park in 300 yd parking lot.

RULES:

Modified NRA Rules, see below.

COMPETITION OPEN TO:

All safe shooters with priority to Arizona residents.

ENTRIES:

Enter online at http://www.shop.asrpa.com/main.sc  

REGISTRATION AND ENTRY FEES:

$100 per team of 4, $30 per individual. Individual entries will be squadded as random teams. Beginners’ clinic: $25. Side Match: Lunch: $10. Pre-ordered T-shirt: $12. See signup site for other options.

ENTRIES CLOSE & LATE ENTRIES:

16-Feb-15. If space is available, late entries accepted on the line with an additional $5 late fee per shooter. No refunds after 16-Feb-15.

ENTRY LIMIT:

75 teams of 4 shooters.

FIRING STARTS:

Opening Ceremony & safety announcement at 7:30AM. First shots at 8AM.

CLASSIFICATION OF COMPETITORS:

NRA Classification System will not be used. (To be defined as a junior team, all four shooters must be juniors).

AWARDS:

TEAM AWARDS: Plaques to Winning team. Top junior team

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: Plaques to High Individual Overall. High Competitor in each special category: Junior, Woman, Police/Military, Senior.

Teams or individuals will only win one award in the order above. Lesser awards to be announced.

MATCH SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:

50-shot National Match Course in a 4-man team match, all fired at 200 yards. 3 sighter shots any position, followed by 10 shots offhand, 10 shots rapid fire sitting on the SR target. 10 shots rapid prone on the SR42 and 20 shots prone slow fire on the MR-52 target. Block time for 2 shooters in each stage morning, break for lunch, repeated in the afternoon for the other 2 team shooters.

No alibis.

Rifles to be pointed at the impact area when loading and closing the bolt.

In rapid fire stages all competitors will start in position. Rifles with detachable magazines will use the NRA loading procedure (magazine on the ground, load when targets appear). Rifles without a detachable magazine will load on command 2 rounds with the bolt closed on an empty chamber (semi-auto) or 5 rounds with the bolt open (bolt action).

NRA/CMP Service Rifle or any military, military-surplus or military-style rifle in as-issued condition, or as approved by match director. 8mm maximum caliber. Optical sights permitted on modern rifles (EX, MA, HM and Distinguished Riflemen using optical sights (or their teams) not eligible for awards). No tracer or incendiary permitted.

Each team will provide a target puller and score keeper.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Sunday events include opening ceremony, swap meet, lunch break, awards ceremony and raffle. Competitors are expected to participate. Saturday will include a beginner’s clinic in the Ben Avery activity center (east of the main public range) at 8AM which includes shooting in the afternoon. Shooting practice is available Saturday afternoon. Side match details to be announced.


    


Match Flyer - print & handout or post where other shooters will see it!


Volunteers needed! Block officers!




Parking & Traffic Routing:
Shooters!
In order to have enough room for moving gear around, eating lunch, making announcements and giving out awards, etc,
we have a traffic routing plan for sunday:
Regular shooters can drive around the FRONT of 200 yd line and unload gear then drive to 300 yd to park.
Those who paid for the premium "President's Package" will be able to park a bit back from 200 near the stat trailer and food area. Volunteers and handicapped and some VIPs will park the other side of the stat/burger area. Cactus Match League has their special place at the end of the line like usual. These groups will have parking passes. Any other vehicle will be towed to 1000 yds and left there.

WBM parking

WBM parking


ARIZONA STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION


Arizona Junior Highpower Rifle Team http://www.arizonajuniorhp.com/
The Arizona Junior Highpower Rifle Team is sponsored by the Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association and local clubs. The team is open to Arizona youth between the ages of 14 and 20. Team members shoot local matches during the season (Sept - May), practice like crazy June & July, and participate at the National Championship Rifle Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio in August.  Most equipment including AR-15 rifles, ammunition components and match fees, are provided to team members free of charge.  The Washington’s Birthday Match is a big fund-raiser for the team!  If you know a teenager who is motivated, well-behaved and who would like to join the team, have him or her see the team and their coaches at the match!   

The ASRPA does legislative work, education, training, match sponsorship, Ben Avery partnering and publishes a great little e-newsletter about competition, ranges, shooting and legislation specifically in Arizona. Find out what matches are shot where, what Arizonan is winning championships, read articles about matches, events and shooters in YOUR state! Only $20/yr ($5 juniors). Join NRA, ASRPA, USA Shooting and your local club!

ASRPA Fund-Raising Raffle
an M1 Rifle will be raffled as a fund raiser.
Raffle Rifle Winner will complete a 4473 & NICS Check or CCW.
Proceeds fund the Arizona State Junior Rifle Team to the
National Championships at Camp Perry, OH.
rifle winner
2014 Rifle Raffle Winner


Check out the http://arizona-rifleshooting.com website for info on competition shooting in AZ!
 

fees and details subject to change

Bill Poole  - 

Washington's Birthday Match Director

washbday@gmail.com

2014 results, click here
2013 results, click here

2012 results, click here
2011 Results, Click here
2010 Results, click here


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