the 126th Annual
Washington's Birthday Match & Clinic
Sponsored by the
Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association
Ben Avery Shooting Facility: Was held on 17-18-Feb-2018


WBM 2018
Full results below
an article in SSUSA about us!


Match winning Team: PRGC BoomSticks
Top Shooter: Kade J (a junior of team Scorpions 53)
Top Junior: Jacob B (of team scorpions 55)
Top Woman: McKenna B
(a junior of team Scorpions 54)

Winning Raffle ticket: 2484039, Craig B of MO
153 shooters: I counted 128 AR-15 type rifles, 9 M1 Garands, 8 M1As, two K31s, one each 1903, 03A3, AUG, Dragunov, HK53, and some other HK.
biggest screw up: The match director, (Bill Poole, me) designed a score card with 9 places to record the score of a 10-shot string!
Worst violation: 26 cars in the No Parking area

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

I added some notes for new shooters below

 Washington's Birthday Rifle Match at Ben Avery


The 126 year old Washington's Birthday Rifle Match is both the unofficial Arizona State Reduced Course High Power Championships, attracting the top shooters in the state vying to shoot a good score on the very challenging reduced 200yd targets, as well as being the OFFICIAL most fun, beginner-friendly high power shoot in Arizona every year!

Since this is a team format, it is very beginner-friendly, one person can coach another as the 4 shooters fire one at a time. You can share equipment if you need to. 200 yd is not that hard when the target is mounted on a 6' sheet of cardboard and marked after each shot! You can use pretty much any military style or military surplus rifle you have! And there is a beginner's class on Saturday.

This event is also a big party! After opening ceremonies we start shooting. Then we take a long break after the first two relays of shooters for lunch which you can order from the junior team supporters grilling burgers! then the last 2 relays, there is a swap meet all day and we have an awards ceremony and finally a raffle for a great rifle!




The weekend includes:
•    Morning Beginner’s Clinic & Afternoon Practice for beginner or experienced shooters Saturday & Lunch available.
•    Saturday morning practice
•    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 126th year!  Saturday the day before the match, February 17, 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! $25. You must order your shirt online in advance! (Shirt Deadline:  9-Feb-18)

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 17 & 18!   Bill Poole  bill@poole.com  - Match Director
Email the match director: washbday@gmail.com  

Final Results for Sunday

Rank
Shooter
Team Name
Score
1
KADE J
Scorpions 53
492 - 18X
2
STEVE C
PRGC ProomSticks
490 - 9X
3
JEFFREY S
Tucson Rifle Club / Black
484 - 11X
4
TRAVIS B
Clinic Crew
483 - 15X
5
RAPHAEL F
TRC Guapos
483 - 13X
6
EVAN K
Northern AZ Shooting Range
482 - 14X
7
JEFF M
PRGC ProomSticks
482 - 11X
8
JACOB B
Scorpions 55
481 - 13X
9
DAVID G
PRGC Coyotes
480 - 11X
10
JARED W
Scorpions 53
478 - 11X
11
TIM T
PRGC Coyotes
478 - 8X
12
RONALD R
TRC Guapos
477 - 11X
13
DAVID L
PRGC Coyotes
477 - 6X
14
LEE M
TRC Copper
476 - 12X
15
CHASE F
Desert Sharpshooters Fadeley
473 - 12X
16
WILLIAM O
PRGC ProomSticks
473 - 8X
17
ALEX K
Scorpions 55
472 - 10X
18
DONNIE S
Scorpions 53
471 - 12X
19
RANDALL N
Fox Hound
469 - 9X
20
ALBERT R
Scorpions 55
469 - 9X
21
MARK M
PRGC ProomSticks
469 - 7X
22
ROBERT A
TRC Copper
469 - 5X
23
ALEXANDER N
Fox Hound
469 - 5X
24
JIM D
Tucson Rifle Club / Black
466 - 11X
25
CECIL R
TRC Guapos
466 - 11X
26
IKE S
TRC Guapos
462 - 14X
27
JADEN S
Clinic Crew
462 - 7X
28
JASON H
Formans Fusiliers
461 - 7X
29
BILLY P
Aunt Mimis 3 Musketeers
460 - 3X
30
DEAN F
Desert Sharpshooters Fadeley
459 - 3X
31
LAWRENCE N
Fox Hound
455 - 3X
32
CRAIG B
Desert Sharpshooters Fadeley
454 - 8X
33
AL R
Rogers Dodgers
452 - 5X
34
NICK G
Clinic Crew
451 - 10X
35
MARK N
Team Northstar
451 - 6X
36
BOB O
TRC Copper
451 - 5X
37
MIKE F
Team 34
450 - 5X
38
KIM W
Tucson Rifle Club / Black
444 - 4X
39
BRYON F
Tucson Rifle Club / Black
438 - 6X
40
DAVID O
Mustang Ranch Hands
436 - 2X
41
MCKENNA B
Scorpion 54
435 - 6X
42
ANDRES G
Formans Fusiliers
434 - 4X
43
ROBERT O
PRGC Coyotes
433 - 3X
44
DONALEE M
Rogue One
432 - 4X
45
ART M
Formans Fusiliers
432 - 4X
46
DON W
Rogue One
432 - 3X
47
NOAH F
Scorpions 55
432 - 2X
48
ROB H
Team 34
431 - 4X
49
MYLES G
Clinic Crew
431 - 3X
50
MICHAEL S
X-Pickup 3
431 - 2X
51
MADISON R
Scorpions 53
428 - 16X
52
MIKE S
Sling Shots
428 - 3X
53
MIKE M
ASRPA Vice Presidents Team
426 - 3X
54
AVERY M
Scorpion 54
422 - 5X
55
JASON A
Northern AZ Shooting Range
421 - 2X
56
NOBLE H
ASRPA Vice Presidents Team
415 - 4X
57
ALBERT N
Fox Hound
409 - 2X
58
MARK M
Retired Guard
407 - 0X
59
RON T
Northern AZ Shooting Range
406 - 2X
60
MICHAEL V
Sling Shots
401 - 0X
61
BILL W
Mustang Ranch Hands
400 - 1X
62
COVY F
Formans Fusiliers
397 - 3X
63
ALEC P
Aunt Mimis 3 Musketeers
396 - 0X
64
NICK H
Whiskey Rebels
395 - 3X
65
PATSY M
Ladies of AZWSA
394 - 3X
66
PETE M
Rogers Dodgers
394 - 1X
67
JW S
Team A&M
392 - 1X
68
KYLE N
TAPPGNWSJ
390 - 0X
69
JAMES W
ASRPA Presidents Team
389 - 3X
70
BRYAN R
Whiskey Rebels
387 - 0X
71
BRIAN M
Mustang Ranch Hands
386 - 3X
72
DAVID P
X-Pickup 3
383 - 2X
73
BILL P
Team Northstar
383 - 1X
74
CAROL R
Ladies of AZWSA
380 - 3X
75
CRAIG D
Mustang Ranch Hands
379 - 3X
76
PHILIP V
X-Pickup 2
375 - 0X
77
CRAIG J
ASRPA Presidents Team
373 - 2X
78
ANDREW T
D.A.D.S.
373 - 1X
79
DANIEL D
D.A.D.S.
372 - 0X
80
MACKENLEY N
Team A&M
372 - 0X
81
NATHAN H
Retired Guard
369 - 3X
82
CAMERON B
Team A&M
368 - 1X
83
BOB W
Old Shots
368 - 1X
84
EDDIE M
X-Pickup 6
365 - 1X
85
ED D
Northern AZ Shooting Range
364 - 2X
86
TERRY A
Pot Shots
363 - 1X
87
BRYAN M
Team Northstar
362 - 0X
88
JOHN S
Bobaks Burritos
361 - 3X
89
TIM A
Pot Shots
360 - 3X
90
NIKO H
Horskeys Hoougans
360 - 0X
91
RICHARD S
Team 34
360 - 0X
92
KIM C
Ladies of AZWSA
358 - 0X
93
TREVOR B
Whiskey Rebels
353 - 0X
94
GREG G
Desert Sharpshooters Fadeley
349 - 1X
95
GABE H
Phoenix Shots
348 - 2X
96
CHRIS B
Bobaks Burritos
344 - 2X
97
DALE V
TRC Copper
343 - 2X
98
ROGER C
Rogers Dodgers
339 - 2X
99
RAY A
Retired Guard
330 - 0X
100
GABRIEL H
Old Shots
328 - 0X
101
ART J
Team A&M
326 - 1X
102
JARROD P
2 Men And A Lady
324 - 0X
103
CHRIS K
Pot Shots
323 - 1X
104
JEFF J
Phoenix Shots
319 - 0X
105
MICHAEL C
TAPPGNWSJ
316 - 0X
106
ART A
X-Pickup 2
315 - 2X
107
DANIEL W
ASRPA Presidents Team
313 - 0X
108
MICHAEL A
Scorpion 54
312 - 0X
109
ROBERT G
Sling Shots
311 - 2X
110
FRANK D
ASRPA Vice Presidents Team
307 - 0X
111
BRIAN G
Bobaks Burritos
307 - 0X
112
JOHN H
Retired Guard
305 - 1X
113
TOM A
X-Pickup 3
301 - 0X
114
JOHN H
X-Pickup 2
293 - 2X
115
ANDY H
North Shots
290 - 1X
116
ERRIN M
Team 34
286 - 2X
117
KEITH S
X-Pickup 6
284 - 1X
118
MIKE H
Horskeys Hoougans
282 - 0X
119
MATT N
Phoenix Shots
281 - 0X
120
ANDREW H
North Shots
274 - 0X
121
TOM M
Rogue One
268 - 2X
122
JASON P
Aunt Mimis 3 Musketeers
268 - 0X
123
TRACY G
Old Shots
265 - 1X
124
ERIC M
2 Men And A Lady
264 - 0X
125
STEVE E
Horskeys Hoougans
250 - 0X
126
SCOTT S
X-Pickup 6
245 - 0X
127
AGNIEZSKA D
Whiskey Rebels
242 - 0X
128
DEBBIE A
Ladies of AZWSA
236 - 1X
129
ERIC S
Horskeys Hoougans
234 - 2X
130
BILL W
ASRPA Vice Presidents Team
234 - 1X
131
STEVE M
Team Northstar
223 - 1X
132
JOHN G
Old Shots
218 - 1X
133
COURTNEY O
Rogue One
212 - 0X
134
MIMI P
Aunt Mimis 3 Musketeers
188 - 0X
135
BRUCE F
Rogers Dodgers
181 - 1X
136
AMANDA J
Phoenix Shots
181 - 1X
137
PHILLIP M
TAPPGNWSJ
174 - 2X
138
JOHN G
X-Pickup 2
173 - 0X
139
JOHN L
TAPPGNWSJ
135 - 0X
140
BRUCE Y
Pot Shots
133 - 0X
141
LANDIS A
Sling Shots
130 - 0X
142
SOPHIA F
2 Men And A Lady
124 - 0X
143
NICK H
2 Men And A Lady
121 - 0X
144
ED S
X-Pickup 6
121 - 0X
145
HELAINE K
North Shots
116 - 1X
146
JOE H
Scorpion 54
113 - 0X
147
CARSON K
Bobaks Burritos
110 - 1X
148
DOUGLAS C
D.A.D.S.
105 - 1X
149
SCOTT W
D.A.D.S.
36 - 0X

Thanks to Nick H for reformatting the file to make it more readable


Rank
Team Name
Target #
Team Score
Shooter
Indiv score
1
PRGC ProomSticks
56
1914 - 35X
STEVE C
490 - 9X
1
PRGC ProomSticks
56
1914 - 35X
JEFF M
482 - 11X
1
PRGC ProomSticks
56
1914 - 35X
WILLIAM O
473 - 8X
1
PRGC ProomSticks
56
1914 - 35X
MARK M
469 - 7X
2
TRC Guapos
37
1888 - 49X
RAPHAEL F
483 - 13X
2
TRC Guapos
37
1888 - 49X
RONALD R
477 - 11X
2
TRC Guapos
37
1888 - 49X
CECIL R
466 - 11X
2
TRC Guapos
37
1888 - 49X
IKE S
462 - 14X
3
Scorpions 53
53
1869 - 57X
KADE J
492 - 18X
3
Scorpions 53
53
1869 - 57X
JARED W
478 - 11X
3
Scorpions 53
53
1869 - 57X
DONNIE S
471 - 12X
3
Scorpions 53
53
1869 - 57X
MADISON R
428 - 16X
4
PRGC Coyotes
57
1868 - 28X
DAVID G
480 - 11X
4
PRGC Coyotes
57
1868 - 28X
TIM T
478 - 8X
4
PRGC Coyotes
57
1868 - 28X
DAVID L
477 - 6X
4
PRGC Coyotes
57
1868 - 28X
ROBERT O
433 - 3X
5
Scorpions 55
55
1854 - 34X
JACOB B
481 - 13X
5
Scorpions 55
55
1854 - 34X
ALEX K
472 - 10X
5
Scorpions 55
55
1854 - 34X
ALBERT R
469 - 9X
5
Scorpions 55
55
1854 - 34X
NOAH F
432 - 2X
6
Tucson Rifle Club / Black
36
1832 - 32X
JEFFREY S
484 - 11X
6
Tucson Rifle Club / Black
36
1832 - 32X
JIM D
466 - 11X
6
Tucson Rifle Club / Black
36
1832 - 32X
KIM W
444 - 4X
6
Tucson Rifle Club / Black
36
1832 - 32X
BRYON F
438 - 6X
7
Clinic Crew
52
1827 - 35X
TRAVIS B
483 - 15X
7
Clinic Crew
52
1827 - 35X
JADEN S
462 - 7X
7
Clinic Crew
52
1827 - 35X
NICK G
451 - 10X
7
Clinic Crew
52
1827 - 35X
MYLES G
431 - 3X
8
Fox Hound
45
1802 - 19X
RANDALL N
469 - 9X
8
Fox Hound
45
1802 - 19X
ALEXANDER N
469 - 5X
8
Fox Hound
45
1802 - 19X
LAWRENCE N
455 - 3X
8
Fox Hound
45
1802 - 19X
ALBERT N
409 - 2X
9
TRC Copper
38
1739 - 24X
LEE M
476 - 12X
9
TRC Copper
38
1739 - 24X
ROBERT A
469 - 5X
9
TRC Copper
38
1739 - 24X
BOB O
451 - 5X
9
TRC Copper
38
1739 - 24X
DALE V
343 - 2X
10
Desert Sharpshooters Fadeley
35
1735 - 24X
CHASE F
473 - 12X
10
Desert Sharpshooters Fadeley
35
1735 - 24X
DEAN F
459 - 3X
10
Desert Sharpshooters Fadeley
35
1735 - 24X
CRAIG B
454 - 8X
10
Desert Sharpshooters Fadeley
35
1735 - 24X
GREG G
349 - 1X
11
Formans Fusiliers
58
1724 - 18X
JASON H
461 - 7X
11
Formans Fusiliers
58
1724 - 18X
ANDRES G
434 - 4X
11
Formans Fusiliers
58
1724 - 18X
ART M
432 - 4X
11
Formans Fusiliers
58
1724 - 18X
COVY F
397 - 3X
12
Northern AZ Shooting Range
43
1673 - 20X
EVAN K
482 - 14X
12
Northern AZ Shooting Range
43
1673 - 20X
JASON A
421 - 2X
12
Northern AZ Shooting Range
43
1673 - 20X
RON T
406 - 2X
12
Northern AZ Shooting Range
43
1673 - 20X
ED D
364 - 2X
13
Mustang Ranch Hands
64
1601 - 9X
DAVID O
436 - 2X
13
Mustang Ranch Hands
64
1601 - 9X
BILL W
400 - 1X
13
Mustang Ranch Hands
64
1601 - 9X
BRIAN M
386 - 3X
13
Mustang Ranch Hands
64
1601 - 9X
CRAIG D
379 - 3X
14
Team 34
34
1527 - 11X
MIKE F
450 - 5X
14
Team 34
34
1527 - 11X
ROB H
431 - 4X
14
Team 34
34
1527 - 11X
RICHARD S
360 - 0X
14
Team 34
34
1527 - 11X
ERRIN M
286 - 2X
15
Team A&M
65
1458 - 2X
JW S
392 - 1X
15
Team A&M
65
1458 - 2X
MACKENLEY N
372 - 0X
15
Team A&M
65
1458 - 2X
CAMERON B
368 - 1X
15
Team A&M
65
1458 - 2X
ART J
326 - 1X
16
Team Northstar
39
1419 - 8X
MARK N
451 - 6X
16
Team Northstar
39
1419 - 8X
BILL P
383 - 1X
16
Team Northstar
39
1419 - 8X
BRYAN M
362 - 0X
16
Team Northstar
39
1419 - 8X
STEVE M
223 - 1X
17
Retired Guard
46
1411 - 4X
MARK M
407 - 0X
17
Retired Guard
46
1411 - 4X
NATHAN H
369 - 3X
17
Retired Guard
46
1411 - 4X
RAY A
330 - 0X
17
Retired Guard
46
1411 - 4X
JOHN H
305 - 1X
18
ASRPA Vice Presidents Team
47
1382 - 8X
MIKE M
426 - 3X
18
ASRPA Vice Presidents Team
47
1382 - 8X
NOBLE H
415 - 4X
18
ASRPA Vice Presidents Team
47
1382 - 8X
FRANK D
307 - 0X
18
ASRPA Vice Presidents Team
47
1382 - 8X
BILL W
234 - 1X
19
Whiskey Rebels
60
1377 - 3X
NICK H
395 - 3X
19
Whiskey Rebels
60
1377 - 3X
BRYAN R
387 - 0X
19
Whiskey Rebels
60
1377 - 3X
TREVOR B
353 - 0X
19
Whiskey Rebels
60
1377 - 3X
AGNIEZSKA D
242 - 0X
20
Ladies of AZWSA
63
1368 - 7X
PATSY M
394 - 3X
20
Ladies of AZWSA
63
1368 - 7X
CAROL R
380 - 3X
20
Ladies of AZWSA
63
1368 - 7X
KIM C
358 - 0X
20
Ladies of AZWSA
63
1368 - 7X
DEBBIE A
236 - 1X
21
Rogers Dodgers
44
1366 - 9X
AL R
452 - 5X
21
Rogers Dodgers
44
1366 - 9X
PETE M
394 - 1X
21
Rogers Dodgers
44
1366 - 9X
ROGER C
339 - 2X
21
Rogers Dodgers
44
1366 - 9X
BRUCE F
181 - 1X
22
Rogue One
40
1344 - 9X
DONALEE M
432 - 4X
22
Rogue One
40
1344 - 9X
DON W
432 - 3X
22
Rogue One
40
1344 - 9X
TOM M
268 - 2X
22
Rogue One
40
1344 - 9X
COURTNEY O
212 - 0X
23
Aunt Mimis 3 Musketeers
62
1312 - 3X
BILLY P
460 - 3X
23
Aunt Mimis 3 Musketeers
62
1312 - 3X
ALEC P
396 - 0X
23
Aunt Mimis 3 Musketeers
62
1312 - 3X
JASON P
268 - 0X
23
Aunt Mimis 3 Musketeers
62
1312 - 3X
MIMI P
188 - 0X
24
Scorpion 54
54
1282 - 11X
MCKENNA B
435 - 6X
24
Scorpion 54
54
1282 - 11X
AVERY M
422 - 5X
24
Scorpion 54
54
1282 - 11X
MICHAEL A
312 - 0X
24
Scorpion 54
54
1282 - 11X
JOE H
113 - 0X
25
Sling Shots
98
1270 - 5X
MIKE S
428 - 3X
25
Sling Shots
98
1270 - 5X
MICHAEL V
401 - 0X
25
Sling Shots
98
1270 - 5X
ROBERT G
311 - 2X
25
Sling Shots
98
1270 - 5X
LANDIS A
130 - 0X
26
Pot Shots
32
1179 - 5X
TERRY A
363 - 1X
26
Pot Shots
32
1179 - 5X
TIM A
360 - 3X
26
Pot Shots
32
1179 - 5X
CHRIS K
323 - 1X
26
Pot Shots
32
1179 - 5X
BRUCE Y
133 - 0X
27
Old Shots
30
1179 - 3X
BOB W
368 - 1X
27
Old Shots
30
1179 - 3X
GABRIEL H
328 - 0X
27
Old Shots
30
1179 - 3X
TRACY G
265 - 1X
27
Old Shots
30
1179 - 3X
JOHN G
218 - 1X
28
X-Pickup 2
67
1156 - 5X
PHILIP V
375 - 0X
28
X-Pickup 2
67
1156 - 5X
ART A
315 - 2X
28
X-Pickup 2
67
1156 - 5X
JOHN H
293 - 2X
28
X-Pickup 2
67
1156 - 5X
JOHN G
173 - 0X
29
Phoenix Shots
31
1129 - 3X
GABE H
348 - 2X
29
Phoenix Shots
31
1129 - 3X
JEFF J
319 - 0X
29
Phoenix Shots
31
1129 - 3X
MATT N
281 - 0X
29
Phoenix Shots
31
1129 - 3X
AMANDA J
181 - 1X
30
Horskeys Hoougans
42
1126 - 2X
NIKO H
360 - 0X
30
Horskeys Hoougans
42
1126 - 2X
MIKE H
282 - 0X
30
Horskeys Hoougans
42
1126 - 2X
STEVE E
250 - 0X
30
Horskeys Hoougans
42
1126 - 2X
ERIC S
234 - 2X
31
Bobaks Burritos
72
1122 - 6X
JOHN S
361 - 3X
31
Bobaks Burritos
72
1122 - 6X
CHRIS B
344 - 2X
31
Bobaks Burritos
72
1122 - 6X
BRIAN G
307 - 0X
31
Bobaks Burritos
72
1122 - 6X
CARSON K
110 - 1X
32
X-Pickup 3
68
1115 - 4X
MICHAEL S
431 - 2X
32
X-Pickup 3
68
1115 - 4X
DAVID P
383 - 2X
32
X-Pickup 3
68
1115 - 4X
TOM A
301 - 0X
33
ASRPA Presidents Team
48
1022 - 2X
JAMES W
389 - 3X
33
ASRPA Presidents Team
48
1022 - 2X
CRAIG J
373 - 2X
33
ASRPA Presidents Team
48
1022 - 2X
DANIEL W
313 - 0X
34
X-Pickup 6
71
1015 - 3X
EDDIE M
365 - 1X
34
X-Pickup 6
71
1015 - 3X
KEITH S
284 - 1X
34
X-Pickup 6
71
1015 - 3X
SCOTT S
245 - 0X
34
X-Pickup 6
71
1015 - 3X
ED S
121 - 0X
35
TAPPGNWSJ
61
1015 - 2X
KYLE N
390 - 0X
35
TAPPGNWSJ
61
1015 - 2X
MICHAEL C
316 - 0X
35
TAPPGNWSJ
61
1015 - 2X
PHILLIP M
174 - 2X
35
TAPPGNWSJ
61
1015 - 2X
JOHN L
135 - 0X
37
D.A.D.S.
41
886 - 2X
ANDREW T
373 - 1X
37
D.A.D.S.
41
886 - 2X
DANIEL D
372 - 0X
37
D.A.D.S.
41
886 - 2X
DOUGLAS C
105 - 1X
37
D.A.D.S.
41
886 - 2X
SCOTT W
36 - 0X
38
2 Men And A Lady
59
833 - 0X
JARROD P
324 - 0X
38
2 Men And A Lady
59
833 - 0X
ERIC M
264 - 0X
38
2 Men And A Lady
59
833 - 0X
SOPHIA F
124 - 0X
38
2 Men And A Lady
59
833 - 0X
NICK H
121 - 0X
39
North Shots
29
680 - 2X
ANDY H
290 - 1X
39
North Shots
29
680 - 2X
ANDREW H
274 - 0X
39
North Shots
29
680 - 2X
HELAINE K
116 - 1X





subject to change!


TOURNAMENT NAME:

WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY 126th ANNUAL RIFLE MATCH

TOURNAMENT DATE(S):

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.

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 High Power Rifle Rules, see below.

COMPETITION OPEN TO:

All safe shooters with priority to Arizona residents.

ENTRIES:

Enter online at http://www.shop.asrpa.com/  Look for "Upcoming Events" on the left column.

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.

ENTRY LIMIT:

75 teams of 4 shooters.

FIRING STARTS:

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).

AWARDS:

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.

No alibis.

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).

Except as noted below, shooters may use a 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 are permitted on modern semi-auto rifles.

Special note for Shooters classified as SS, EX, MA or HM in any NRA rifle discipline or Distinguished Riflemen: In 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 rule 4.1. In order for a team to be eligible for team awards all classified/distinguished team members must be in compliance with this paragraph.

No tracer or incendiary ammo permitted.

Each team will provide a target puller and score keeper (can be a shooter from the alternate relay).

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Sunday events include opening ceremony, swap meet, lunch break, awards ceremony and raffle. Competitors are expected to participate.

SATURDAY:

Saturday will include a 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 truck) followed by shooting (bring 35 rounds of ammo) in the afternoon. Shooting practice is available Saturday afternoon for those who do not attend the class also.



    


Some notes for those new to competition:

Stuff you will need:
  • Eye and ear protection (shooters and spectators close to the line need protection)
  • a pen to keep score
  • Long sleeve shirt or jacket (material that is not slippery)
  • a mat or carpet to lie on prone (material that is not slippery or bouncy, carpet is great)
  • A military style or military surplus rifle. 8mm or smaller. Know your 200yd sight setting.
  • 2 magazines or "clips" (AR, M1A etc 2 mags, Garand, Mauser, 1903 etc 2 clips. Bring 4 or 5). Rapid fire is fired as a string of 10 with a reload. Bring your magazines unloaded, AR, M1 and Garand shoot 2, then reload with 8. 1903, Mauser etc 5 and 5.) (in slow fire we load one shot at a time, its a pain if your rifle doesn't hold up like and AK).
  • A sling to support shooting in sitting and prone position. (those tacticool AR slings usually don't work, a Garand sling is great!)
  • 53 rounds of ammo (no tracer/incendiary etc)
  • A spotting scope or binocs to see you target between shots (bullet hole is marked with a 2" disk, even small binocs can see it).
  • Maybe a stool to rest the unloaded rifle on between standing slow fire shots and to sit on when you get scoring or coaching duty.
  • clip board for when you get scorekeeper duty
  • team coach should have his own scope, clip boad and stop watch.
  • There is a description of this type of shooting at http://arizona-rifleshooting.com/Service-HP-Rifle.html but Washington's Birthday is all at 200 yds.
  • The saturday beginner clinic is really helpful! Attend if you can!
  • Camera, so your team members can take your picture winning the trophy... maybe...





Some comments about the course of fire

  • Each stage will have a couple minutes to get into place, then a 3 minute preparation period. You can take the safety flag out and dry fire during prep. Never load a live round  until the stage begins and the "load" command is given.
  • The first stage is the Standing stage, but it is preceded by 3 sighter shots for each shooter. If you are an experienced shooter, you will choose your own position. If you are new, I suggest you bring some sandbags as a rest, lay down prone and rest the rifle and very carefully fire each sighter (the target will be marked with a disk for each shot) and adjust your sights so you are centered on the target (bring bino's or spotting scope to see your marking disk!). After you fire the 3 sighters, immediately hop up and go into your standing shots. You have 10 of them. Standing is much more wobbly! and you don't use a sling! Your team has a "block time" (total of 1 minute per shot) for the two shooters, you can either shoot one shooter all the way thru, or stand side by side and alternate shot by shot (shooter on the right goes first!). Don't load till its your turn to shoot (you load 1 at a time in slow fire), don't shoot till the previous shot is marked. Don't waste time. 1 minute per shot seems like a lot of time, but with target marking and getting into standing after those sighters you might run out of time! You can use a stool to rest the unloaded rifle on between shots, but never rest a loaded rifle on the stool!. If you stand with an erect posture and your arm tight to your side you may find it more steady. See this picture: http://arizona-rifleshooting.com/CreedmoorCup14-002.jpg
  • Immediately after standing, you will transition to the sitting stage. You can use the sling in sitting. You will need 2 magazines, one loaded with 2 the other with 8. (or clips of 5 and 5 if you are using a milsurp bolt action. Rest your elbows on your knees for stability. Have the magazine of 8 on the ground where you can reach it for the reload. After the dry-fire preparation period, upon the "load!" command, close the bolt of your AR and load that magazine with 2 rounds, or load the 2 rounds in your Garand and carefully push the round down a bit and slide the bolt closed on an empty chamber. If you're shooting a milsurp bolt, keep the bolt open and load your first 5. After the "all ready on the firing line!" command the targets will come up. Cycle or close the bolt and fire carefully aimed shots. Your coach (who can watch the target in the spotting scope) might tell you to make some correction when you reload. Shoot carefully aimed shots. The target will go down when the time expires. If you didn't fire all your shots, don't worry about it. If you are a score keeper in rapid, your job is to watch the shooter and count the shots! First shooter will shoot his string, then it will be scored and the 2nd shooter comes into position for his string. See this photo: http://arizona-rifleshooting.com/Poole-18oct14b.jpg
  • Then we do the exact same thing again in prone position! Use the sling. See this photo: http://arizona-rifleshooting.com/team-pract-jun2016d.jpg  
  • Then for slow fire prone, you load, shoot and the target it marked one shot at a time just like in standing slow fire, but you get to shoot from the steady prone position. You can see why we recommend a mat or carpet to lie on and long sleeves. Another photo: http://washingtonsbirthdayriflematch.org/wbm15-08.jpg 
  • Targets are provided along with the stuff to mark them. It will all be obvious when you work targets.




notes to pullers

if you have not pulled before, you are welcome to come saturday afternoon, you can learn about pulling targets.

Cactus 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!





Volunteers always welcome!




Parking & Traffic Routing:
Shooters!
DO NOT PARK BEHIND THE NO PARKING SIGNS!!!

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:
Shooters can drive around the FRONT of 200 yd line and unload gear then drive to 300 yd to park.
Volunteers and handicapped and some VIPs will park on the sides 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

raffle winner
2017 Raffle Winner

2018 raffle rifle
the 2018 Raffle rifle


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


washington's birthday prior year
It did NOT rain in 2018 like it did in 2017
washington's birthday prior year
washington's birthday prior year
some pictures from prior years

fees and details subject to change

Bill Poole  - 

Washington's Birthday Match Director

washbday@gmail.com

2017 results, click here
2016 results, click here
2015 results, click here

2014 results, click here
2013 results, click here

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


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