The American Legion Annual 3-Position Junior Air Rifle National Championship is a tournament that begins with postal match.
What is a Postal Match?
"A Postal Match is a match in which competitor's fire on their home ranges using targets which have been marked for identification. The fired targets are then sent to the American Legion for scoring and ranking for awards".
State and/or regional champions are determined and advance to a qualification round (also a postal match) to determine the athletes who will earn expense-paid trips to compete in the national championship.
The American Legion's Junior 3-Position Air Rifle Tournament provides American Legion Affiliated competitors an opportunity to test their marksmanship ability in competition with other junior competitors throughout the nation.
The Individual Tournament has three phases of competition: 1) Preliminary Round - State/Regional Championships; 2) Qualification Round; and 3) National Championships.
The Team Tournament has two phases of competition: 1) Preliminary Round - State/Regional Championships and 2) National Championships. The preliminary round team tournament is a "paper" match and will be comprised of the top four athletes' individual tournament scores. A club with at least four individuals enters one team; at least eight individuals enters two teams; and so on.
The Preliminary Round - State/Regional and Qualification Round of the Individual Tournament are postal matches whereas the National Championship of the Individual Tournament is a shoulder-to-shoulder competition.
The Preliminary Round - State/Regional and National Championship phases of the Team Tournament are postal matches.
The Individual and Team Tournaments will be conducted in accordance with this Official Match Program (OMP) and the National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules (current edition).
Postal Matches begin on November 1, 2014.
To join simply follow the below links to Download and submit your Affiliation Form, Register, order Target Sets and review the 2014-2015 Official Match Program!