Postal Match

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.

The American Legion presents its 30th Junior 3-Position Air Rifle Tournament, which provides 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. First Round - State Championships
  2. Second Round - Qualifications for National Championship
  3. National Championships

The Team Tournament has two phases of competition:

  1. First Round - State Championships
  2. Second Round - For recognition of top teams in the nation

The First 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 First Round and Second Round of the Individual Tournament are postal matches whereas the National Championship of the Individual Tournament is a shoulder-to-shoulder competition.

The First Round and the Second Round 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 2018-2020 National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rule Book 12TH Edition.


The First Round of competition for the 2023-2024 American Legion Three Position Air Rifle National Championships Postal Match officially opens Sept. 1 and postal match completion target sales and registration closes Dec. 14.  First round targets are due back to CMP by Feb. 1, 2024.


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