Williams, Others Reach New Records at CMP’s 2021 New England Games

One of the things that makes the New England Games standout is its scenic views from the firing line.

JERICHO, Vt. – Returning to the picturesque scenery of the Green Mountains of Vermont after a lost year was the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) New England HP & Games Matches, held Sept. 19-26, 2021, at the Camp Ethan Allen National Guard Training Site. The annual event saw over 560 entries and several new match records on the ranges.

The New England Games features CMP’s own exciting lineup of vintage and modern military rifle and pistol competitions. Designed for everyone to enjoy, the leisurely events are suitable for those just beginning in the sport of marksmanship while offering fun and hardy challenges for more experienced individuals.

Brian Williams reached multiple records at the 2021 New England Games – many he had previously held.

In the CMP’s popular Garand Match, Brian Williams, 47, of Granby, Massachusetts, fired a New England Games record score of 294-8X – four points over the original record he had set in 2019. He also led the Vintage Military (288-9X) and Modern Military (294-8X) matches during the week.

For his performances, Williams claimed the Three-Gun Aggregate with an overall score of 858-21X and the Four-Gun Aggregate with a score of 1,152-29X.

Kerri Lewis (center) also set her own records and obtained notable performances in Vermont.

Also beating her own New England Games record in the Garand Match was Kerri Lewis, 46, of Middletown, Rhode Island, who fired a 287-5X in the High Woman category. Lewis went on to earn the overall win in the Springfield Match with a score of 289-7X – just one point away from the current New England Games record.

Brian Williams returned to claim the Carbine rifle competition with a score of 370-5X (a match in which he, of course, holds the current New England Games record). SMSgt Bruce Rounds, 60, of Sherburne, New York, nabbed the High Senior title (357-4X), while Maisey Loucks, 27, of Mechanicville, New York, claimed High Woman (354-3X) in the match.

Maisey Loucks set records and claimed High Woman titles throughout the New England Games.

One of the latest events to make up the New England Games schedule is the educational Pistol Marksmanship 101 Course. Like the Small Arms Firing School held at the Camp Perry National Matches each year, the Marksmanship 101 Courses offer participants hands-on learning in firearm fundamentals in both rifle and pistol. The courses end with a true Excellence-In-Competition (EIC) Match on the range.

Leading the M9 EIC Match during the Pistol Marksmanship 101 Course was MSgt Mark Lindsley, 75, of Henniker, New Hampshire, with a score of 245-2X. On the rifle side, Stephen Bukowsky, 34, of Clinton, Connecticut, led the M16 EIC Match with a score of 378-8X.

Along with rifle events, the New England Games offers a variety of pistol competitive and learning opportunities.

A favorite amongst both adults and juniors at CMP events, the Rimfire Sporter Rifle Match offers classic .22 rifle competition in three different distinctions: O-Class (optics), T-Class (telescopic) and TU-Class (tactical-unlimited). SFC John Hawes, 37, of Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, claimed the overall T-Class win with a score of 593-32X as Daniel McAllister, 56, of Cambridge, Vermont, led the TU-Class with 560-11X. Brian Williams also managed to best his previous New England Games record score in the O-Class by three points, obtaining a 586-17X.

Earning the High Senior title in the T-Class was Bernard Jendruczak, 69, of North East, Pennsylvania, who finished sixth overall with a score of 573-18X. Maisey Loucks landed in second overall and shattered the High Woman New England Games record with her score of 589-33X. Loucks held the previous record of 575-20X, which she had set back in 2019.

The New England Games rifle events are fired on CMP’s own line of outdoor electronic targets.

Outside of the recreational Games Matches, the CMP hosted a series of Highpower matches that included a team event, three days of 800 Aggregate shooting and a culminating 2400 Aggregate. Individuals were recognized for their Service or Match Rifle use, scores at each position and Civilian or Military status.

Winning the CMP 2400 Cup overall Service Rifle title was SSG Amanda Elsenboss, 32, of Harleysville, Pennsylvania. During her New England Games performance, she led the Highpower events each day and at each position in the Military category.

Outside of competition, the New England Games features a number of educational courses.

Kerri Lewis led the Standing Slow Aggregate, Prone Rapid Aggregate and Day 1 of the 800 Aggregate in the Civilian Service Rifle category of the CMP Highpower Events – making way to the overall High Woman title in the CMP 2400 Aggregate. JB Stern, 57, of Agawam, Massachusetts, led the Civilian Sitting Rapid Aggregate.

Maureen Trickett, 62, of Woburn, Massachusetts, earned the High Senior title in the 2400 Cup, as Brian Williams fired the high overall score in the Match Rifle portion.

Maureen Trickett earned High Senior in the 2400 Aggregate Cup.

Other New England CMP Games Notable Performances:

Pistol Winners:

.22 Rimfire Pistol EIC Match: William Tierney, 71, of Cornish, New Hampshire – 282-7X
Pistol EIC Match: William Tierney, 71, of Cornish, New Hampshire – 287-6X
As-Issued 1911 Pistol Match: CW3 Cara Krauss, 40, Bristol, Vermont – 375-10X
Military & Police Service Pistol: Lawrence Grace, 61, New Haven, Vermont – 375-8X
40 Shot Pistol: LCDR Stephen Hills, 34, Greenland, New Hampshire – 358-4X
Pistol Team Match: Connecticut (Greg Gardella, Kate Brown) – 537-10X
Pistol Overall Individual: William Tierney, 71, Cornish, New Hampshire – 1608-28X

Rifle Winners:

Garand:
Overall: Brian Williams, 47, of Granby, Massachusetts – 294-8X(NEW RECORD)
High Senior: Craig Weston, 71, Mount Solon, Virginia – 279-5X
High Grand Senior: Edward Jones, 70, Rome, New York – 256-02X

Springfield:
Overall: Kerri Lewis, 46, of Middletown, Rhode Island – 289-7X
High Senior: SMSgt Bruce Rounds, 60, of Sherburne, New York – 279-2X
High Grand Senior: James Powers, 77, Wyoming, Delaware – 274-3X

Vintage Military:
Overall: Brian Williams, 47, of Granby, Massachusetts – 288-9X
High Senior: Charles Capra, 64, West Wareham, Massachusetts – 278-5X

Modern Military:
Overall: Brian Williams, 47, of Granby, Massachusetts – 294-8X
High Senior: Bruce Baroffio, 63, Northfield, Vermont – 276-4X

Three-Gun Aggregate Overall: Brian Williams, 47, of Granby, Massachusetts – 858-21X

Four-Gun Aggregate Overall: Brian Williams, 47, of Granby, Massachusetts – 1,152-29X

Carbine Match:
Overall: Brian Williams, 47, of Granby, Massachusetts – 370-5X.
High Senior: SMSgt Bruce Rounds, 60, of Sherburne, New York – 357-4X

Vintage Sniper Match:
Manual: I Meant to do That! (Michael Speary, Robert Pestridge) – 393-13X
Semi-Auto: M.D.C.T. (Alex MacKenzie, Brian Williams) – 372-10X

CMP Highpower Matches Results:

4-Man Team, Service Rifle: What Would Brian Do? (Alex MacKenzie, CDR Thomas Lowry, Matt Scheetz, 1SG John Yankowsku) – 1536-44X

CMP Aggregate:

Day 1:
Civilian Service Rifle: Kerri Lewis, 46, of Middletown, Rhode Island – 771-17X
Civilian Match Rifle: Brian Williams, 47, of Granby, Massachusetts – 773-24X
Military Service Rifle: SSG Amanda Elsenboss, 32, of Harleysville, Pennsylvania – 781-31X

Day 2:
Civilian Service Rifle: CDR Thomas Lowry, 58, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania – 784-27X
Civilian Match Rifle: Robert Greene, 46, Wakefield, Massachusetts – 787-38X (NEW RECORD)
Military Service Rifle: SSG Amanda Elsenboss, 32, of Harleysville, Pennsylvania – 793-36X

Day 3:
Civilian Service Rifle: Brian Appel, 32, Holyoke, Massachusetts – 790-32X
Civilian Match Rifle: Brian Williams, 47, of Granby, Massachusetts – 787-33X
Military Service Rifle: SSG Amanda Elsenboss, 32, of Harleysville, Pennsylvania – 793-42X

CMP 2400 Aggregate:

Overall Service Rifle: SSG Amanda Elsenboss, 32, of Harleysville, Pennsylvania – 2367-109X
High Senior: Maureen Trickett, 62, of Woburn, Massachusetts – 2274-47X
High Woman: Kerri Lewis, 46, of Middletown, Rhode Island – 2330-64X
Overall Match Rifle: Brian Williams, 47, of Granby, Massachusetts – 2341-84X

For a complete list of results, visit the CMP’s Competition Tracker page at https://ct.thecmp.org/NEGames21results.

Next on the CMP lineup of events is the Oklahoma CMP Games, set for Oct. 17-24, 2021, at the Oklahoma City Gun Club. The event features the same schedule as New England Games – open to anyone! Find more information and registration info on the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/cmp-matches/cmp-games-oklahoma/.

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.

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