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.

All junior three-position air rifle clubs, including American Legion, 4-H, junior 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 2021 – 1 Feb 2022Postal Competition 
1 Oct 2021 – 1 Feb 2022State CMP Championships 
2 March – 2 April 2022Regional ChampionshipsCamp Perry, OH
2 March – 2 April 2022Regional ChampionshipsAnniston, AL
7 – 9 April 2022Regional ChampionshipsSandy, UT
23 – 25 June 2022CMP National Championship – SporterCamp Perry, OH
13 – 15 July 2022CMP National Championship – Precision Camp Perry, OH

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. Click here to register.

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.