(Updated Wed 23 Oct 2019 10:24 pm EDT, Mon 28 Oct 2019 9:01 pm EDT, and Tue 24 Dec 2019 10:00 pm EST.)
The sites and dates for the 2019-2020 USA Shooting Georgia State Rifle & Pistol Junior Olympics Championship have been announced.
For the seventh year in a row, there are three locations in Georgia 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 18 Jan 2020 – Waycross, GA
Air Rifle, Air Pistol
Fri-Sun 03-05 Jan 2020 – Griffin, GA
Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Smallbore Rifle (3×20)
Sat 04 Jan 2020 (pistol) and Sat-Sun 11-12 Jan 2020 (rifle & air 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 and North also offer smallbore rifle on electronic targets. North offers sport pistol which will use paper targets.
UPDATES – North – Added air pistol relay on Sat 04 Jan 2020 – moved sport pistol from 12 Jan 2020 to Sat 04 Jan 2020 – updated match program (link below). USA Shooting approved this change.
UPDATES – Central – Added link below to download program.
UPDATES – South – location was added by USA Shooting after the original announcement.
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.
You may download the Central location Match Program & Entry Form for information and entry instructions.
Contact the appropriate Match Director for the South location or anywhere in the nation to obtain a match program and other information. Nationwide host sites, match director names and contact information may be found in the “2019-2020 State 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 2020, 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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