The sites and dates for the 2015-2016 USA Shooting Georgia State Rifle & Pistol Junior Olympics Championship have been announced.
For the third year in a row, we will have three sites for the state qualifier competitions. I will again serve as the state coordinator, collecting state-wide results and sending out the award medals provided by USA Shooting.
South – Sat 23 Jan 2016 – Waycross, GA
Air Rifle, Air Pistol
Central – Fri-Sun 8-10 Jan 2016 – Griffin, GA
Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Smallbore Rifle (3×20)
North – Sat-Sun 16-17 Jan 2016 – Dahlonega, GA
Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Smallbore Rifle (3×20), Sport Pistol
The Central location will use paper targets scored with Orion, while the South and North locations will use electronic targets.
Contact the appropriate Match Director to obtain a match program and other information. Host sites, match director names and contact information may be found in the “2015-2016 Rifle/Pistol State Junior Olympic Host Sites!!!” spreadsheet link on the USA Shooting National Junior Olympic Program page, along with additional general information.
Send in your entry early. Prime relays fill up early, especially at the North location.
You may download the North location Match Program & Entry Form for information and entry instructions. This program also has a complete explanation of all THREE ways to earn an invitation to the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships in the spring along with updated at-large selection scores from last year. Currently planned for April, the national dates and schedules have not been published at this time.
Be sure to enter, even if you think that you are not “ready” for this competition. Many people were surprised last year when they earned an invitation! Others who are good enough missed out because they did not enter.
Renew your USA Shooting membership online, or join online right away so you have your membership number, as required on the JO entry forms.
If you cannot compete in one of the events in Georgia, you may compete as a non-resident in any other state’s event to potentially earn an automatic or at-large invitation. Find a host site that is convenient for you and make contact.
For additional information on the USA Shooting Junior Olympics, including national qualification procedures and scores, check the following blog post:
Earning Junior Olympics Invitations Note that the posting is from 2014; scores are now out of date and other information is subject to change. Download the North location program at the link above for latest scores.
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