Section I: General
The American Legion Department of Indiana 19th Regional Championship Junior Shooting Sports Program (JSSP) Air Rifle competition will be conducted on Saturday and Sunday, March 13th & 14th, respectively. The purpose of these regional events is to determine the Department of Indiana Sporter Air Rifle Champion. Advanced registration and on-site check-in required.
Section II: Entries
Competitors must be a member of an air rifle shooting club currently affiliated with an American Legion Post within the Department of Indiana. Competitors must be currently enrolled in a public or private elementary, junior high school, senior high school, or equivalent graded home school institution.
Section III: Match Format and Location
The 2020-2021 American Legion Department of Indiana JSSP Championship Match shall be conducted in a North/South Regional Match format. The Northern Region will include those JSSP teams from the American Legion’s 1st thru 5th Districts. The Northern Regional Match shall be held at Bass & Bucks, 4890 West Millcreek Pike, Wabash, IN 46992. The Southern Region shall include those JSSP teams from the American Legion’s 6th thru 11th Districts. The Southern Regional Match shall be held at American Legion Post 70, 1125 Miller Ave., Shelbyville, IN 46176. Reference the enclosed District map and County to District Index to determine your District and assigned Regional contest.
If reasonable extenuating circumstances prevent a team from competing in their assigned Regional event, they may submit a written request to the Department Program Director for a change of venue and approval to compete in the Northern or Southern Match, as applicable. Said request will be addressed by the Department JSSP Committee. Change of venue decisions will be based on the justification provided, and the regional event facility space availability. The decision of the JSSP Committee shall be final. Change of Venue requests must be received with the team registration submission, by the established event registration deadline. If a change of venue request is denied, all associated registration fees will be refunded.
Section IV: Match Registration and Check-In Instructions
Advanced registration and on-site check-in are required for these Department Match events. Registration form is available online at www.indianalegion.org. Click on the “PROGRAMS” tab and select “Junior Shooting Sports”. Registration deadline is Friday, February 26, 2021. On-site event check-in opens at 9:00 a.m. Event opening ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. with competition to follow immediately thereafter.
Section V: Course of Fire
The course of fire will be a 3 x 10 match. 10 minutes will be allowed to fire the prone shots with 8 minutes time allowed for preparation and sighting. 10 minutes for kneeling shots with 8 minutes time allowed for preparation and sighting and 15 minutes for standing with 8 minutes time for preparation and sighting.
Section VI: Conduct of the Tournament
Rules: The 2019-2021 National Standard Three Position Air Rifle Rules shall govern competition unless modified by this Official Match Program.
Section VII: Competitors
There will be no range clock on site. The timing of the firing stage (within the official time limit) is the competitor’s responsibility. The Match Range officer will give 5 minute and 2-minute warnings.
Section VIII: Awards
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place (gold, silver, and bronze respectively) award medals will be awarded for prone, standing, kneeling and overall champion shooters for each Regional Match. Based on the Orion system scoring from the Regional events, the final Department Positional (prone, standing and kneeling) Champions will be determined, as will the Department’s Overall Champion. Each of the final Positional and Overall Champions will be invited to attend the Department Spring Conference in April 2021. During the Spring Conference General Session, each Champion will be recognized and presented a plaque. The Department Match Overall winner will also receive a $1,000.00 scholarship for a post-high school, state accredited, institution of higher learning of their choice.
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