By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) will now be recognizing National Records attained at its Travel Games events. Now, outstanding scores will be highlighted as competitors fire his/her name into history.
The current listed National Record scores were established after compiling top scores from the following Games events and years:
- Oklahoma: 2012-2017
- Eastern Games: 2007-2017
- Talladega D-Day: 2015-2017
- New England: 2016-2017
- Western Games: 2005-2017
- Talladega 600: 2015-2017
Special Travel Games National Record Certificates will be sent to the competitors that currently hold the Overall Travel Games National Records, with additional certificates awarded to those who break records in the future.
National Record scores for each individual match are listed under the match’s results in CMP’s Competitor Tracker – used to display result scores for Travel Games events. A full list of Overall National Records can be found by visiting the CMP Travel Games Homepage: http://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-travel-games/.
To view the new Travel Games National Records standards, read the CMP Games Rifle and Pistol Competition Rules: http://thecmp.org/wp-content/uploads/CMPGamesRules.pdf?ver=01042018.
The CMP Travel Games are regional competitions held throughout the year, featuring exclusive CMP rifle and pistol outdoor events. A common part of the CMP schedule for the last decade, the Games are centered around recreation-oriented competition and educational activities that are designed to accommodate experienced marksmen as well as those hoping to learn more.
Participants at the Travel Games rifle events also get a first-hand look at CMP Targets – an electronic target system, powered by Kongsberg Technology Systems, that displays immediate shot scores on a monitor beside each competitor. The use of the targets eliminates the need for pit duty, creating faster match completions and easing the physical wear for competitors.