New events have been added to the 2019 National Matches Long Range schedule to expand opportunities even further for competitors.
New events have been added to the 2019 National Matches Long Range schedule to expand opportunities even further for competitors.

CAMP PERRY, Ohio-(Ammoland.com)- The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has added three new matches to its 2019 National Matches Long Range lineup, set to be fired at Camp Perry in Ohio, Aug.

The McMaken and Speaks Memorial Match will be unlimited sighting shots and 20 record shots in 30 minutes at 1,000 yards. Awards will be given in match rifle/any sights, service, rifle and Palma rifle categories.

The Baesel Memorial Match will also follow the same course of fire and categories as the McMaken and Speaks competition.

The Winder Memorial Iron Team Match will follow a course of fire of two sighting shots and 20 record shots per team member in 47 minutes from 1,000 yards. Categories in the team event will be match rifle/iron, service rifle and Palma.

**Note: Those competitors who elect to use match rifles with any optics NOT in accordance with the match program will be permitted to fire, but those scores will not be counted towards any aggregate awards. However, an award will be given in that category for the Baesel Memorial match providing there are five or more competitors.

History Behind The Names:

  • General McMaken & Speaks Memorial Match: Brigadier Generals William V. McMaken and John C. Speaks dedicated themselves to Ohio military duty beginning in the 1870s. Each were assigned to duties during the Spanish-American War – McMaken in command of Trinidad, Cuba, and Speaks in the Puerto Rican Campaign and later on the Mexican border in 1916. They served important roles in the Ohio National Guard during the formative days of Camp Perry and were honored in 1909 with the

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