By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
Registration is now open for all of the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) 2018 Travel Games – featuring a variety of rifle and pistol events held around the country throughout the year.
The 2018 Travel Games include:
- 10-16 April – Oklahoma Games, Oklahoma City, OK
- 26 April-5 May – Eastern Games, Camp Butner, NC
- 8-10 June – Talladega D-Day Matches, Talladega, AL
- 18-24 September – New England Games, Jericho, VT
- 16-22 October – Western Games, Phoenix, AZ
- 4-9 December – Talladega 600, Talladega, AL
Events fired at the Travel Games include a mix of modern and vintage military rifle competitions like the John C. Garand, Springfield, Rimfire Sporter, Carbine and Vintage Sniper Matches. The Travel Games also feature a growing field of pistol opportunities, to provide guests with even more competitive avenues, as well as a Small Arms Firing School for new and experienced marksmen. Other informative clinics are conducted throughout the Games Matches by qualified CMP staff members.
New to the schedule in 2018 is the inclusion of the Cup Matches, formally known as the Creedmoor Cup Matches, now administered by the CMP.
Matches added to the 2018 Travel Games:
- Oklahoma CMP Cup & CMP Games Matches – two 80 Shot (800 Aggregate) Matches and a 4-Man Team Match
- Eastern CMP Cup & CMP Games Matches – The three Creedmoor 80 Shot Matches will now be changed to three 80 Shot CMP Cup Matches (800 Aggregate). A 4-Man Team Match and EIC Rifle Match will still be fired.
- New England CMP Cup & CMP Games Matches – two 80 Shot (800 Aggregate) Matches and a 4-Man Team Match
- Western CMP Cup & CMP Games Matches – The three Creedmoor 80 Shot Matches will now be changed to two 100 Shot (1000 Aggregate) Matches. A 4-Man Team Match and EIC Rifle Match will still be fired.
Additionally, the CMP has created a new Classification System. Competitor scores in the 80 Shot, 100 Shot or EIC Rifle matches will count towards CMP Classification. Competitor classifications are based on a competitor’s average scores fired in his or her most recent competitions. The CMP maintains a national database of competitors and scores that are used to establish competitor classifications. Competitors can view his/her current CMP Classification by logging into CMP Competition Tacker and clicking in his/her personal “Competitions” and “EIC Results” files.
A Club Pay Back Program is also being introduced during the 2018 Games season, where $5.00 per competitor will be awarded to any CMP Affiliated Club that has 5 or more of their members attending and participating in the marksmanship competitions held at the event. The club members will need to present his or her club ID card at any of our Travel Games.
As last year, rifle competitions will be fired on CMP Targets, a user-friendly electronic target system that instantaneously produces shot placement and eliminates the need for pit duty – allowing quicker matches and less physical strain, absolutely suited for new or experienced competitors of virtually all ages and sizes.
For more information on each event and a link to registration, visit http://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-travel-games/. Pre-squadding will be completed for certain events. Please double-check the match program prior to registration. If there are any special requests, they will need to be indicated upon registration or by emailing Competitions@TheCMP.org.
Upon registration, competitors will choose match date, relay, relay time and rifle for the Garand/Springfield/Vintage/Modern Military Rifle Matches only. There will be different relays and relay time choices available for competitors to fire Garand (GAR), Springfield (SF), Vintage Military (VM) or Modern Military (MM) rifles. Competitors may only choose a maximum of FOUR relays per day to allow the opportunity to fire the GSM 3-Gun and 4-Gun Aggregates.
Those sharing equipment will need to type each competitor’s name within the special squadding requests box upon registration.
About the CMP Travel Games:
The 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.
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.