The Northeast Regional Field Target Championship (NRFTC) hosted by Crosman will welcome members of Team USA and the public invited to attend this free event. The competition, scheduled for July 12-14, will be held on the campus of Crosman Corporation in Bloomfield, New York.
“Team USA is made up of the top field target shooters in the country and we look forward to nine of the thirteen team members competing in our event,” said Mark DeBoard, Shooting Services Manager for Crosman. This year’s event will be an international affair as well, with shooters traveling from Venezuela to participate.”
The rifle event takes place over two days with competitors taking 60 shots each day. Those with the highest number of “hits” will be named winners. Competitors shoot in a variety of divisions and classes based on the equipment they use, taking both their airgun and support equipment into consideration. The event is governed under the rules of the American Field Target Association.
Field target requires a shooter to successfully manage a course of fire in which they attempt to knock down steel targets set at distances ranging from 15 to 50 yards. The event is open to all ages.
The public is invited to attend the competition as well. “This event is the largest field target competition in the country outside of the National Championship and is likely the final time all these members of Team USA will compete together before the World Championships in August” says DeBoard. “We’ve hosted this event the past four years and the field has gotten stronger each year. There are few opportunities to see world class competitors at the top of their game and we invite anyone who is interested to come out and watch it unfold,” stated DeBoard.
The match fee is $60 and includes lunch on Saturday along with a free entry in the pistol competition. The pistol-only competition is $25. Those interested in shooting the course for only one day of competing may do so for a fee of $25. One day competitors do not qualify for awards. Registration closes June 30.