CMP CANCELS WESTERN GAMES DUE TO ARIZONA RESTRICTIONS
January 17, 2021Civilian Marksmanship Program▸The First Shot▸CMP CANCELS WESTERN GAMES DUE TO ARIZONA RESTRICTIONS
THE TALLADEGA SPRING CLASSIC (March 16-21) WILL REPLACE THE WESTERN GAMES THIS YEAR ONLY
“Due to the severely limited number of participants allowed at the Ben Avery facility imposed by the State of Arizona, it is not feasible to hold an event at the facility,” said Judy Legerski, CMP Board Chairman. In addition to allowing no ammunition or rifle sales, Arizona restrictions allows only 10 persons per building regardless of building size, and will allow no more than 50 people on the highpower rifle range (including range officers and staff) despite the outdoor venue.
“We were looking forward to this successful annual event in its March location on the calendar, but these restrictions leave us no choice but to withdraw from the event,” she said. “We had planned a full slate of events in Arizona, including CMP Games rifle, EIC service rifle, multiple pistol matches, vintage sniper rifle, rimfire sporter rifle and a series of rifle and pistol training courses.”
In its place the CMP is hosting a series of rifle and pistol matches at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park where we can safely host CMP competitors. The March 16-21 event will include a pistol 2700, a mid-range 3×600 rifle match, long range rifle clinic & pistol Marksmanship 101 course. – all of which are new events which never been done at any of our CMP conducted matches. See details at https://thecmp.org/competitions/talladega-spring-classic/.
“This “Talladega Spring Classic” will provide an opportunity for our competitors to shoot a variety of new matches. We are sorry that we cannot hold the Western Games this year. We look forward to returning to the great Ben Avery Range in Arizona in 2022.” Mrs. Legerski said.
— By Steve Cooper, CMP Education & Training Manager
The CMP continues to follow prudent health practices and is monitoring conditions of all future event locations and will continue to announce cancellations on its website at www.TheCMP.org and through social media.