Postal and Regional 3PAR CMP Matches

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About the CMP National Air Rifle Postal, State, Regional and National Championships

All junior three-position air rifle clubs, including American Legion, 4-H and junior rifle clubs and JROTC units are invited to participate in this national postal sponsored by the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

There are three phases of this competition: the Postal match and State Championships, the Regional matches, and the National Championship. The top competitors in the postal competition, along with the top qualifiers from the State Championships, will qualify to participate in the CMP Regional Championships. The top teams and individuals from the regional matches will then qualify to attend the National Three-Position Air Rifle Championship.

Questions may be directed to CMP Competitions, (419) 635-2141 ext. 731 or [email protected].

CMP National Air Rifle Postal Information

Important Dates

18 Oct 2022 – 15 Feb 2023Postal Competition 
1 Oct 2022 – 1 Feb 2023State CMP Championships 
13 – 15 April 2023Regional ChampionshipsSandy, UT
20 – 22 April 2023Regional ChampionshipsAnniston, AL
20 – 22 April 2023Regional ChampionshipsCamp Perry, OH
22 – 24 June 2023CMP National Championship – SporterCamp Perry, OH
10 – 12 July 2023CMP National Championship – Precision Camp Perry, OH

Return Targets to:

If you are sending via USPS
Civilian Marksmanship Program
ATTN: CMP Postal
P.O. Box 576
Port Clinton, OH, 43452

If you are sending via FedEx or UPS
Civilian Marksmanship Program
Camp Perry Training Site, BLDG 3
1000 N Lawrence Road
BLDG 3
Port Clinton, OH, 43452

About CMP-Sponsored Three Position Air Rifle Championships

The CMP sponsors Three Position Air Rifle Championships that include a postal, State Championships, Regional Championships and a National Championship.  These matches are designed to give all junior shooters around the country an opportunity to compete in a national level match, as well as to create shoulder-to-shoulder matches for juniors to attend. The series of matches has three different phases:

Phase 1: Dual Qualification – Postal and/or State Championship

CMP National Postal Championship

CMP sponsors a nationwide three position air rifle postal (mail-in or correspondence) competition for all junior programs including all JROTC, 4H, Boy Scouts, and junior clubs. The top shooters in these matches will qualify for the CMP Regional Championships. This is a 3×10 match and the cost of this postal will be $5.00 per competitor.

CMP State Championships

Juniors in the CMP Postal Competition fire record shots on CMP Targets at their home ranges then mail them in for official scoring.

CMP State Championship matches are shoulder-to-shoulder matches held on the state level. These matches are hosted either by the CMP State Director or State Director appointed match director. Each state’s team winners in Sporter and Precision, as well as the top individual, will qualify to participate in one of the CMP Regional Championships.

Athletes are encouraged to compete in both the postal and state matches.

Phase 2: Regional Championships

The CMP Regional Championships will occur in three different locations around the country. Athletes qualify for this match through the CMP State Championship matches or through the CMP Postal match. This match will consist of a practice, check-in and equipment control day followed by two days of 3×20 matches. A final will be held on the last day for the top 8 individuals in sporter and precision.

Phase 3: National Championship

The CMP National Championship is the final event in the CMP three-position air rifle championships. Qualification for this match comes form the CMP Regional Championships as well as the State 3PAR Junior Olympic matches. This match will consist of one 3×20 with finals for the top eight shooters in sporter and precision.