This was the year that not only produced higher scores, but also more shooters in attendance at the National Matches. And the 1909 Board Match Report stated in part, "It is possible that had we possessed a National Match from 1850 to 1860 the great Civil War might have been averted."
Brig. Gen. Critchfield advocated for Camp Perry as a new home for the National Matches.
An excerpt from Brig. Gen. Critchfield's memoir, with his account of the discovery of the land on the Lake Erie shore that would become the longtime home of the National Matches.
Missouri took the pistol crown and Ohio earned rifle laurels after the 2020 Scholastic Action Shooting Program All-State Finals.
The 2020 CMP summer championships at Camp Perry have been canceled, but according a press release, apparently 2021 is still a go. The CMP says they "were unable to come up with a manner in which we could safely produce the Matches."
The wind blew and Lones Wigger won (a lot) throughout the second half of the “Golden Age” of smallbore rifle shooting — the 1970s. The disco decade of saw the iconic Wigger, along with a cast of characters rivaling a Hollywood blockbuster, help usher in the 3-P era, all while setting a slew of smallbore national records at Camp Perry.