Turner Picks Up Multiple Pistol EIC Wins at May Quarterly Games at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. – On the weekend of May 13-14, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) hosted the second installment of the new Talladega Quarterly Matches, with more than 60 competitors attending the event.

Chase Turner, 46, of Atlanta, GA, claimed the service pistol and .22 rimfire pistol EIC events, while Keith Schachle, 64, of Jasper, GA, led the .22 rifle competition. 50 shots. John O’Donnell again shot the highest score in the Service Revolver Match, which he had previously won during February’s Talladega Quarterly Matches.

Rifle competitions are held at Talladega’s outdoor electronic target line.

The Talladega Quarterly lineup provides ample opportunity to earn Excellence in Competition (EIC) points on the path to earning a distinguished badge, a prestigious honor in the marksmanship community. Comprised of competitions such as Service Pistol, .22 Rimfire and Service Revolver Pistol EIC, Service Rifle EIC, as well as 80-shot and mid-range rifle competitions, there are several opportunities for guests to find fun challenges at the shooting range.

For educational purposes, a Pistol Marksmanship 101 training class was held during the Talladega Quarterly event in May and included an accompanying M9 EIC rifle bout. Members of the USAMU Pistol Team taught Pistol Marksmanship 101. The overall winner was John O’Donnell, 65, of St. Louis, MO, with a score of 263-3X, while CPT Jennifer Creasy, The 44-year-old from Montgomery, AL achieved an undistinguished high score of 216-2X for fourth overall.

Pistol events at Talladega’s quarterly games include service, .22, and revolver.

The final set of the Talladega quarterly matches will take place August 25-27. Along with the same lineup of rifle and pistol competitions, the August event will include a Rifle Marksmanship 101 (with an M16 EIC Match) and a Pistol Marksmanship 101 (with an M9 EIC Match). A Rimfire Sporter Match will also take place on Sunday 27th August. Members of USAMU’s rifle and pistol teams will teach Marksmanship 101 classes. Come learn from some of the best shooters around! Online registration is available at https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php?do=match&task=edit&match=24353.

Overall winners of the May quarterly games at Talladega:

EIC M9 pistol:

Total: John O’Donnell, 65, of St. Louis, MO – 263-3X
Not Distinguished: CPT Jennifer Creasy, 44, of Montgomery, AL – 216-2X

EIC Service Pistol:
Chase Turner, 46, of Atlanta, GA – 274-6X

.22 EIC Rimfire Pistol:
Chase Turner, 46, of Atlanta, GA – 280-5X

service revolver:
John O’Donnell, 65, of St. Louis, MO – 343-4X

80 shot rifle:
2North Dakota Lt. Elijah Edwards, 23, of Columbus, MS – 789-24X

3×600 Medium Range Rifle:

Service Rifle: Walter Anderson, 70, of Birmingham, AL – 589-20X
F-Open: Brett Collins, 59, of Montevallo, AL – 594-28X

EIC 50 shot rifle:
Keith Schachle, 64, of Jasper, GA – 489-16X

For a complete list of results from the May quarterly games at Talladega, visit the CMP Contest Tracker page at https://ct.thecmp.org/23MayTQMresults. Photos from the event can be viewed and downloaded at https://cmp1.zenfolio.com/p623423287.

Registration for Talladega’s August Quarterly Matches and More is now available online at https://thecmp.org/cmp-matches/talladega-quarterly-matches/. Questions or help with registration can be directed to CMP’s Christina Roguski at croguski@thecmp.org or 419-635-2141 ext. 714.


Retired law enforcement officers visiting the Talladega Marksmanship Park should consider the most recent training offered at the facility: LEOSA Firearms Qualifications (Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act, HR218). Any qualified retiree wishing to obtain their annual qualifications can contact CMP’s Bret Lankford at blankford@thecmp.org or 256-474-4408 ext. 453 to schedule time in the range, at any time throughout the year. Fees to take the course include one hour of range time for $12.50. See all that Talladega Marksmanship Park has to offer at https://thecmp.org/ranges/talladega-marksmanship-park/.

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.