The dates for the 2015 NRA national Smallbore Rifle Championships have been established. The Championships will be held on the Wa-Ke'-De Rifle Range, Bristol IN, in July. The dates are as follows:
||Packet pickup and 3-P Practice (1:00 p.m., 3 Relays)
||Metric 3-P Championship
||Conventional 3-P Championship
||Drew Cup International Postal and Prone practice (1:00 p.m., 3 Relays)
||Conventional Prone Iron Sights Championship
||Randle, Dewar, Fired Team Matches, Whistler Boy, and Mentor Match
||Conventional Any Sight Championship
||Range Changeover and Metric Prone Practice (1:00 p.m., 3 Relays)
||Metric Prone Championship
The Metric Prone Awards Ceremony will have a BBQ on the range for competitors, families and staff. The cost of the BBQ is included in the competitor's entry fee. Tickets for family and other individuals will be available at the range.
The Metric 3-P and Conventional Awards Ceremonies will take place at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus Convention Center, to include a sit-down dinner. The cost of the dinner is included in the competitor's entry fee, and tickets will be available at the range for family and other individuals up to the capacity of 280.
Registration for the NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships will begin April 1, 2015. Competitors can register online or by calling 703-267-1456. The Championships are limited to 200 competitors per Championship (Metric 3-P, Metric Prone, Conventional 3-P and Conventional Prone (800 entries)). Competitors MUST have a current NRA Classification Card. Competitors will receive squadding after registration and payment of entry fee; a confirmation will be sent confirming registration and squadding. Please note that there will be no special squadding. Shooters who wish to shoot near each other must register together.
Located just 10 miles away from Elkhart, IN, the Wa-Ke'-De Rifle Range is located on Highway 120 just a mile and a half east of Bristol. Nestled among pine trees, the range boasts 100 covered firing points laid out on an asphalt firing line.
Several major hotels and restaurants are just minutes away from the range. The local area has a lively Amish community with many shops. There are several golf courses and theme parks in the area. You can find more information at www.amishcountry.org.
Lodging options for the NRA National Smallbore Championships will be made available shortly. Be sure to mention that you are coming to town for the NRA National Smallbore Championships when you call to make your reservations to take advantage of discounts (Indiana state tax is 12% and will be applied to all room rates.)
The National Rifle Association appreciates the support of all of our 2015 sponsors!
- St. Joseph Valley Rifle & Pistol Association
St. Joseph Valley Rifle & Pistol Association is leasing the Wa-Ke'-De range and all of its facilities to the NRA for the 2015 National Championships. In addition, St. Joseph Valley will provide on-site coordinator for the duration of the Championships to support the matches.
- Mario's Inc.
Mario's will be providing daily lunches -- available for purchase -- on the range as well as catering our Metric Prone Championship BBQ.
- Paul Benneche - independent donor
- Jim Miller - independent donor