By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) National Postal Championship will officially open for registration on Nov. 1, 2016, for any junior air gun marksman involved in 4-H, Scouts, American Legion, club or JROTC air rifle programs. The competition is designed for those interested in testing their three-position competition skills against some of the top shooters in the country, while firing from the convenience of their home ranges.
Registered shooters will receive CMP competition targets by mail to record shots upon at each of the three positions: prone, standing and kneeling. Targets are then mailed back to CMP headquarters for official scoring by staff members. Final postal scores will be available for viewing through CMP’s Competition Tracker system (https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php).
The top shooters of the Postal competition will qualify to participate in one of three CMP Regional Championships, held at Camp Perry, Ohio; Anniston, Ala., in March 2017; and Layton, Utah, in April 2017. The National Championship will follow at CMP’s Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry in June.
To reward the hard work of dedicated junior athletes and coaches, the CMP administers monetary donations towards teams who qualify for the Regional and National events. A scholarship check for $1,000 is also available for each of the Top 3 highest-scoring senior athletes in both the sporter and precision classes at the National competition.
For registration and more information on the CMP Postal Competition, visit http://thecmp.org/air/three-position-national-postal-competition/.
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.