Fairfield Sportsmens Smallbore
2023 Match Schedule
All matches begin @ 6:00 P.M. Mondays unless a special time is listed
on the scheduled day of the match. Set-up & sign-in start @ 5:00 P.M.
Note special time on Memorial Day, July 4 & Labor Day
April 10 50 yds right pistol range practice & instruction (new shooters incl.)
April 17 50 yds right side pistol range practice & instruction (new shooters incl.)
April 24 50 yds right side pistol range practice & instruction (new shooters incl.)
May 1 50 yds right side pistol range practice & instruction (new shooters incl.)
May 8 Prone 100 yds rifle range practice
(see note 100 yd requirement at end of schedule)
May 15 50 yds prone 50 yds. right side pistol range
May 22 50 yds 4-Position, or all prone, pistol range
May 29 Memorial Day Start 9:00 AM
June 5 50 yds prone right side pistol range
June 12 50 yds 4-position right side pistol range or prone
June 19 50 yds. 4-position right side pistol range or prone
June 26 50 yds 4-position right side pistol range or prone
July 3 50 yds 4-position right side pistol range or prone
(Note: Possible change to 0900 hrs due to Tues July 4th Holiday)
July 10 100 yds prone rifle range (see note 100 yd requirement)
July 17 50 yds prone right side pistol range
July 24 50 yds 4-position right side pistol range or prone
July 31 100 yds. prone rifle range (see note 100 yd requirement)
Aug 7 50 yds prone right side pistol range
Aug 14 50 yds 4-position or prone right side pistol range
Aug 21 100 yds rifle range (see note 100 yd requirement)
Aug 28 50 yds prone right side of pistol range
Sept 4 Labor Day 100 yds prone rifle range start 0900 hrs
Sept 11 50 yds 4-position or prone right side pistol range ; last match)
Note: 100 yd requirement. Any shooter that participates at 100yds. must first
demonstrate the ability to keep all rounds within the “black scoring rings”
at the 50 yard range in the prone position and have the approval of the match
director or qualify at the May 9 practice session on the rifle range at 100
yards. The only alternative to the above is to have a valid NRA small bore or
high power rifle qualification card to present to the match director prior to
their first 100 yard match. Bench shooters cannot participate in the 100 yard
matches due to safety requirements as you will be forward of “the Wall “
on prone firing line.
Regardless all rounds are to impact in the berms behind the targets on any
range. Anyone that cannot maintain rounds impacting in the berm area
will be required to leave the range immediately and prohibited from
further FSA smallbore competition. Match directors are to report rounds
out of the berm area to the RSO and the name of the competitor. This
applies even to a single round.
There are no exceptions to the above due to range safety requirements.
If you wish a small bore NRA classification in both disciplines of prone and
4- position you must fire the minimum number of rounds in each category to
receive a classification in each category.
See NRA small bore rule book for requirement for minimum rounds required.
FSA has an exciting 2023 Youth Shooting Sports Program. From May to October youth have the opportunity to
participate in either FSA’s archery, 4-position Smallbore Rifle program or shotgun (Skeet or Trap)
program. FSA’s Youth Shooting Sports Program is open to all youth ages 8 to 18 (male or female) and does not
require club membership, so invite your friends. We’ll meet at FSA the second Saturday each month from 9:00
to 12:00 for instruction and practice. For youth desiring to become more serious, Hot Shots is an entry point for
the FSA Air Rifle Team and SCTP Lead Slingers Shotgun teams. Hot Shots is an opportunity for youth who
want to shoot for pleasure or work toward shooting competitively. In the Hot Shots Program they will progress
through the NRA Winchester Marksmanship Program earning awards as they go.
New this year is our archery program available for youth up to 18 years old. The youth should have the
physical strength to pull back a 25 pound bow and the mental and emotional maturity to participate in a coached
sport. FSA will provide bows, arrows, and eye protection.
4-Position Smallbore Rifle-
Youth 8 to 18 years of age will receive instruction on shooting from 4 positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, and
standing) a .22 caliber target rifle utilizing a sling. As competency increases, the marksmen move to higher
(more difficult) positions. We’ll follow the NRA 4-position small bore program guidelines. FSA will provide
rifles, ammo, targets, ear protection, and eye protection. The youth will need to bring to each practice: a pair of
gloves, 2 sweat shirts, and a pad or piece of carpet to lie on.
The shotgun program is open to youth up to 18 years of age. The youth should be approximately 100 lbs. and
have the physical strength to handle a shotgun and the mental and emotional maturity to participate in a team
sport. Youth will be introduced to Trap or Skeet disciplines and will receive instruction to develop shotgun
shooting skills. FSA will provide shotguns, ammo, ear and eye protection, and targets.
For 2023 we plan to have registration on April 22 nd . At this time we’re not limiting the number of youth
participants. We will conduct NRA First Steps Rifle and Shotgun Certification training on April 22 nd . First
Steps will be mandatory all youth joining Hot Shots for the first time and recommended for parents.
The cost to participate is $30 per shooting youth for the summer (cash or check). The fee offsets a small portion
of FSA’s cost of targets, ear and eye protection, ammunition, NRA First Steps packet, and awards.
We will have a meeting on April 22nd at 8:30 A.M. in the FSA Education Building to review programs,
equipment needs, answer questions, and register youth which will be followed by First Steps Training for youth
entering the program for the first time while returning shooters will report to the ranges for shooting practice.
If in the meantime if you’d like additional information please feel free to email either Brian Ferneding
– firstname.lastname@example.org or Jon Beyer – email@example.com
April 22 nd First Steps Training and Sign Ups
May 13 th Hot Shots Practice
June 10 th Hot Shots Practice
July 8 th Hot Shots Practice
Aug 12 th Hot Shots Practice
Sep 9 th Hot Shots Practice
Oct 14 th Hot Shots Practice and Pizza Party with Awards