Washington's Birthday Match & Clinic
Sponsored by the
Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association
Was held on 17-18-Feb-2018, results below, pictures.
Ben Avery Shooting Facility
127th Year will be held on: 23-24-Feb-2019
|subject to change!
WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY 126th ANNUAL RIFLE MATCH
Sunday 18-Feb-2018 (with Beginner’s Clinic on Saturday 17-Feb)
7:30AM start squadding, 8:30AM ceremony, First shot, 9AM. (tentative, we may changed it to earlier) Competitors should arrive an hour early and plan to stay all day.
Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association – Junior High Power Rifle Team
FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING THE TOURNAMENT WRITE TO:
Bill Poole (Match Dir.) 602-405-0717, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Modified NRA High Power Rifle Rules, see below.
COMPETITION OPEN TO:
All safe shooters with priority to Arizona residents.
REGISTRATION AND ENTRY FEES:
$120 per team of 4, $35 per individual. Individual entries will be squadded as random teams. Beginners’ clinic: $40. Lunch: $10. Pre-ordered T-shirt: $25. Special "President's Package" with entry, lunch and shirts, $260. See signup site for other options.
ENTRIES CLOSE & LATE ENTRIES:
16-Feb-18 mid-afternoon. If space is available, late entries accepted on the line with an additional $5 late fee per shooter. No refunds after 16-Feb-2018.
75 teams of 4 shooters.
Opening Ceremony & safety announcement at 8:30AM. First shots at 9AM. (try to be there by 7:30 for squadding)
CLASSIFICATION OF COMPETITORS:
NRA Classification System will not be used. (To be defined as a junior team, all four shooters must be juniors).
TEAM AWARDS: Plaques to Winning team (all teams eligible). Top junior team (teams of 4 juniors only)
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: Plaques to High Individual Overall (this individual will not be also eligible for special category awards). High Competitor in each special category: Woman, Junior, Police/Military, Senior. (Individuals may select exactly one of these special award categories only during online entry and only if they qualify). Lesser awards, if any, 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 slow fire stage morning, break for lunch, repeated in the afternoon for the other 2 team shooters.
Rifles to be pointed at the impact area when loading, closing the bolt, when loaded and firing.
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).
as noted below, shooters may use a NRA/CMP
any military, military-surplus or military-style rifle
as-issued condition, or as approved by match director. 8mm maximum
Optical sights are permitted on modern semi-auto rifles.
note for Shooters
classified as SS, EX, MA or HM in any NRA rifle discipline or
order to be eligible for individual
awards shooter must
use a Service Rifle in compliance with NRA rule
3.1 or CMP rule 6.1 (These rules permit optical sights conforming to a
defined set of rules) or they may use "As-issued" rifles per CMP Games
In order for a team to be eligible for team awards all
classified/distinguished team members must be in compliance with this
No tracer or incendiary ammo permitted.
Each team will provide a target puller and score keeper (can be a shooter from the alternate relay).
events include opening ceremony, swap meet, lunch break, awards
raffle. Competitors are expected to participate.
beginner’s clinic at Ben Avery (classroom on the DPS range, just west
of High Power) at 8AM for half day of classroom (leave your gear in the
followed by shooting (bring 35 rounds of ammo) in the afternoon.
available Saturday afternoon for those who do not attend the class
|WBM is a very
beginner-friendly fun shoot!
Some notes for those new to competition:
Stuff you will need:
|Some comments about the course of
|Notes to pullers
If you have not pulled before, you are welcome to come saturday afternoon, you can learn about pulling targets during the clinic shooting session. No charge if you are there only to learn to work targets.
Cactus Combat League will be on the far left side of the firing line, so park in the 300yd parking lot off to that side. meet up with your team on the firing line and stay there for the opening ceremony (8AM) and announcements. We will announce when to go to the pits, no one should be in the pits prior to that announcement.
You will be there all morning, you can come out for lunch, but will be back in for the afternoon relays. you are welcome to attend the awards ceremony and buy tickets for the rifle raffle. Likely everything will be complete by 5 or 6.
In the pits, you will need eye & ear protection and water and any snacks you want. Refrain from using electronic devices or reading or sleeping during firing periods. Pulling is pretty straightforward, but you do have to pay attention for it to go smoothly for your shooters.
Thanks for your service to your team!
fees and details subject
Bill Poole -Washington's Birthday Match Director