The sites and dates for the 2016-2017 USA Shooting Georgia State Rifle & Pistol Junior Olympics Championship have been announced.
For the fourth 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 28 Jan 2017 – Waycross, GA
Air Rifle, Air Pistol
Central – Fri-Sun 13-15 Jan 2017 – Griffin, GA
Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Smallbore Rifle (3×20)
North – Sat-Sun 14-15 Jan 2017 – 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.
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.
Contact the appropriate Match Director for the South and Central locations to obtain a match program and other information. Host sites, match director names and contact information may be found in the “2016-2017 Rifle/Pistol State Junior Olympic Host Sites” spreadsheet link on the USA Shooting National Junior Olympic Program page, along with additional general information. (The list will be posted on that page some time on Fri 14 Oct 2016.)
Send in your entry early. Prime relays fill up early, especially at the North location.
Currently planned for 07-25 April 2017, the national dates and schedules for the three phases have not been published at this time. Dates and schedules will be published on the same USA Shooting page linked just above. It has been confirmed the phases will follow the 2016 sequence: Men’s Rifle, Women’s Rifle, Pistol.
Be sure to enter, even if you think that you are not “ready” for this competition. Many people were surprised the past two years when they earned an invitation! Others who were 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 near the top of this article for the most recently available selection scores.
Feel free to “share” this and any posting on this blog.
Your comments and responses are always welcome.
Be sure to check this blog’s menu to find more information about the blog, its author, and additional resources.
To be notified of new posts, go to the “Home” page and select the small blue “Follow…” link on the right side of the page just above the search box. On mobile devices, scroll way down near the bottom to find the “Follow…” link.