The sites and dates for the 2017-2018 USA Shooting Georgia State Rifle & Pistol Junior Olympics Championship have been announced.
For the fifth 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.
Sat (TBD) Jan 2018 – Waycross, GA
Air Rifle, Air Pistol
Fri-Sat 05-06 Jan 2018 – Griffin, GA
Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Smallbore Rifle (3×20)
Sat 30 Dec 2017 (rifle only) – Dahlonega, GA
Sat-Sun 13-14 Jan 2018 (rifle & pistol) – Dahlonega, GA
Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Smallbore Rifle (3×20), Sport Pistol
All three locations will use electronic targets for air rifle and air pistol. Central will use paper for smallbore rifle. North will use electronic for smallbore rifle and paper for sport pistol.
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 “2018 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.
Currently planned for April 2018, the national dates and schedules for the three phases (Men’s Rifle, Women’s Rifle, Pistol) have not been published at this time. Dates and schedules will be published on the same USA Shooting page linked just above.
Be sure to enter, even if you think that you are not “ready” for this competition. Many people were surprised the past few 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 your home state, 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.
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