July 12th, 2009

National Championships at Camp Perry Start July 13th

Camp Perry 2009 National matchesThe 2009 NRA National Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio kick off tomorrow, July 13th.13th with the First Shot Ceremony. This week, pistol competitors vie for top honors, and then smallbore matches begin on July 22. Our Daily Bulletin will report on highlights of the rifle matches. In addition, the NRA Blog has sent reporters to Ohio to provide regular, day-by-day Blog coverage of the National Matches, from start to finish. Here is a schedule of major events:

  • July 13: First Shot Ceremony
  • July 14-18: NRA Pistol Matches
  • July 22-25: NRA Smallbore 3-Position Matches
  • July 26-30: NRA Prone Smallbore Matches
  • August 9: Whistler Boy High Power Rifle Match & NRA/Springfield M1A Match
  • August 10-14: NRA National High Power Rifle Matches
  • August 15-19: NRA Long Range Matches

The National Matches, considered America’s “World Series of the Shooting Sports”, have been a tradition at Camp Perry, Ohio since 1907. Each summer, the nation’s finest civilian and military marksmen and women square off for five weeks of rifle and handgun competition in a variety of formats and events. For complete match results, visit the NRA National Championships webpage. You’ll also find lots of helpful information on the CMP National Match Index Page. This includes a detailed calendar, Match Rules, and Online Event Registration.