2021 Shooting Competition 


Join us for the 32nd Annual ShopRite Nutmeg State Games Shooting Competition scheduled for May 21, 22 & 23rd at Blue Trail Range in Wallingford. 

Online Registration is Now Open

The Schedule for the 2021 Shooting Competition is as follows:

  • Fri., May 21:
    • Air Rifle (60 shots/males ~ 40 shots/females; rifles available for use). 
    • Email Deb Lyman at deb@BlueTrailRange.com for relay time. Fired in the Air Rifle Range. Additional relays can be squadded if required.
  • Sat., May 22:
    • 8AM - Nutmeg State Games Smallbore Rifle Registration. No later please!
    • 9AM - Nutmeg State Games Smallbore Rifle Prone Match
    • 20 shots prone at 50 yards, 50 meters, 100 yards (600 Prone)
    • Seniors can fire scope—50 years or older—as of 12/31/21.
  • Sun., May 23:
    • 8AM - Nutmeg State Games Smallbore Rifle 3-Position Match. No later please!
    • 9AM - 40 shots prone, standing, and kneeling at 50 yards. Metallic Sights. A23/5 Target.
    • Senior Category can fire scope—50 years or older—as of 12/31/21.

​​AWARDS:  An awards ceremony will be held at the completion of the match—(not to last longer than 15/20 minutes)—please wear t-shirt for ceremony!  Gold – Silver – Bronze Medallions are awarded in each of the events based on the total number of competitors in each region and in each age category.  Males and females compete in their own class. 

Sport Details

The Nutmeg State Games Administration will be taking Extra Safety Measures to keep our participants safe and help curb the spread of the Coronavirus. We are in the process of updating our safety guidelines and will have them posted online shortly. If you have any questions please contact us at: nutmeg@csmg.org

Sub-Junior

  • Through December 31st of the calendar year in which his/her 14th birthday occurs.

Inter-Junior

  • From Jan. 1st of the calendar year in which his/her 15th birthday occurs through Dec. 31st of the calendar year in which his/her 17th birthday occurs.

Junior

  • Through Dec. 31st of the calendar year in which his/her 20th birthday occurs.

Open

  • From Jan. 1st of the calendar year in which his/her 21st birthday occurs through Dec. 31st of the calendar year in which his/her 40th birthday occurs.

Inter-Senior

  • From Jan. 1st of the calendar year in which his/her 41st birthday occurs through Dec. 31st of the calendar year in which his/her 55th birthday occurs.

Senior

  • From Jan. 1st of the calendar year in which his/her 56th birthday occurs.

Competition Rules National Rifle Association

  • Small Bore (metallic sights only) except for Senior Category (Seniors may shoot with scopes).

NRA rules govern the Smallbore shooting events.  Metallic sights.  Seniors can use scope (50 years or older—as of 12/31/14).  New shooters can be placed in “tyro” category for smallbore rifle for own awards and can be coached.  NRA International rules will govern air gun events (with the exception of the clothing requirement).  

Athlete Code of Conduct

  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are permitted in the possession of athletes.
  • Behavior on and off the competition field by any person’s associated with the "Games" must follow the highest standards.
  • Use of foul or abusive language constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • All athletes must respect the decisions of the officials and umpires during and after competitions.  Any harassment will constitute a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • Unruly behavior by spectators towards players, coaches, volunteers, and/or officials will not be tolerated.  Such behavior may result in the dismissal of the offending spectator from the competition site.
  • Any participant’s behavior deemed in violation of the Code of Conduct, as decided by the Nutmeg State Games administrative staff, subjects the competitor to expulsion from the "Games".

Competitive Qualification through NRA Approved and Registered Matches.You have the option to either Register ONLINE or by HARDCOPY - You do not have to do both! 

If you do not reside in Connecticut and your state games program does not offer shooting you are eligible to compete in another state such as the Nutmeg State Games.

For more information please contact Patrick Fisher via phone: (860) 788 7041 or email: nutmeg@csmg.org

The Nutmeg State Games administration works closely with all Connecticut media outlets regarding any interesting stories about athletes and teams that will be participating in the "Games". If you have an interesting story to tell, we are all ears!

Human interests stories typically address situations "off-the-court". Do you volunteer in the community? Are you great at something other than the sport you are playing? Are you following in the steps of a a sibling or parent? Of course, if you are doing something great on the court please provide us with all the details.

If you, your team or someone you know fits any of these questions, please pass along this information or feel free to contact our office, and we would be happy to coordinate coverage on their behalf. - Please send all info to info@nutmegstategames.org.

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