PHOENIX, Ariz. – Those who missed the CMP Western Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Games, CMP Pistol and CMP Highpower (HP) Matches at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in early 2023 will now have another chance to attend the event this anus. !
Following a schedule review, the CMP has decided to move the annual Western CMP Games back to their original schedule from October last. Although the Western Games were most recently held in March, the new Western Games are scheduled for October 10-15, 2023. Registration for the October event will open in June.
The CMP Western Games recreational marksmanship series is comprised of a full lineup of friendly and challenging field rifle and pistol competitions along with educational opportunities. The event is open to anyone interested in the sport, regardless of experience.
The decision to move the Western Games was made after the CMP conducted a survey on which time slot competitors preferred: spring or fall. Although the results (155 performances) indicated that spring was favorable (65%) versus fall (34%), the bottom line was based on the cost of hosting the event: spring training for baseball led to inflated hotel expenses , car rental and flights in the first months of the year. An event in October will mean more affordable travel/accommodation for Western Games guests, and in turn will allow more competitors to enjoy the events at Ben Avery.
The Fall Western Games will be comprised of a condensed schedule of events, including:
- CMP Match 2700 pistol
- EIC service pistol
- .22 Rimfire Pistol
- EIC service revolver
- Military and police service pistol and combat pistol as issued in 1911
- Garand, Springfield, Antique and Modern Military Matches
- carbine match
- Rimfire Sports Match
- mid range 3X600
- 80 shot rifle
- 2 man rifle team
- EIC service rifle
Questions about rescheduling the Western Games can be directed to Christina Roguski at [email protected] or 419-635-2141 ext. 714. More information about the Western CMP Games can be found on the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/cmp-matches/western-cmp-highpower-cmp-games-matches/.
About Western CMP Games, CMP Pistol and HP CMP Rifles:
Annual Western CMP High Power Games and Matches include popular CMP events such as the Garand, Springfield, Vintage Military, Modern Military, Rimfire Sporter, and Carbine rifle competitions, as well as pistol opportunities such as the Match Pistol 2700, .22 Rimfire Pistol, EIC Pistol, 1911 , Military and Police Service Pistol, 900 and a service revolver EIC Match. Educational experiences are also conducted by trained instructors in the classroom and on the shooting range.
Outside of the Games schedule, CMP Highpower Matches include 80-shot matches, a team match, service rifle EIC matches, and a 3×600 mid-range rifle event for Match Rifle, Service, F-Open, FT/R or AR Tactical. .
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearms safety and marksmanship training and the promotion of marksmanship competition for United States citizens. To learn more about the CMP and its programs, log on to www.TheCMP.org.