By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
JERICHO, Vt. – Coming fresh off of an impressive displaying at the National Matches at Camp Perry in July as the all round rifle aggregate competitor, James Fox, 34, of Albany, OR, continued displaying off his marksmanship abilities at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) New England Games occasion, fired Sept. 16-22, 2019, at the Camp Ethan Allen Education Web page.
As soon as once again, guests to the New England Games have been greeted by lovely climate beneath the picturesque scenery of the Vermont countryside. Considering the fact that the occasion started in 2016, the hundreds of competitors and guests who have come to the New England Games have promptly develop into component of an extended household – reuniting every time with old mates earned more than the years and meeting new ones on the firing line.
Fox arrived in Vermont to take component in the CMP Cup matches, which options two days of 800 Aggregate Competitors, an all round 1600 Aggregate and an EIC Rifle occasion. He claimed the all round win in every one particular, even setting a new New England Games record in the EIC occasion and the 1600 Aggregate, with a score of 1587-75x. He beat out second location finisher Sara Rozanski, 41, of Group CMP, by only 3 points in the match as Rozanski earned the title of Higher Lady for her performances.
Fox, Rozanski, along with SGT Verne Conant of the AMU and Nick Till of Group CMP (who completed third and fourth in the Aggregate, respectively), all combined talents to overtake the four-Man Group Cup occasion, with a New England Games Record score of 1979-90x.
In CMP Games Matches, final year’s 3 and 4 Gun Rifle Aggregate winner Brian Williams, 45, of Granby, MA, returned to claim his titles in 2019, with more all round wins in the Garand (exactly where he set a New England Games Record) and Contemporary Military (exactly where he holds the existing record) matches for the second consecutive year. The 2019 New England Games was Williams’s third consecutive win in the aggregate events, breaking his earlier New England Games Records in the 3 Gun with a score of 864-20x and the 4 Gun Aggregate with a score of 1158-32x.
Williams also earned the all round win in the Carbine Match, with a score of 374-6x – narrowly missing his earlier New England Games Record score he set in 2016 by only one particular x-shot.
Winning the Springfield Match Course was William Ellis, 54, of Langley, England, with a score of 288-7x – just one particular point above Williams. Shawn Handy, 40, of Williston, VT, claimed the win in the Vintage Military occasion with a score of 291-6x, overtaking William’s New England Games Record score by two points.
Jim Jenkins, 52, of Yardley, PA, fired a 382-10x in the M16 EIC Match that accompanies the Compact Arms Firing College, setting a New England Games Record with his score.
Outdoors of rifle, pistol events are also a component of the New England Games schedule. Winning the Service Pistol Aggregate and the General Person Aggregate was William Tierney, 69, of Cornish, NH. Tierney also nabbed the all round wins in the 40 Shot Pistol (setting a New England Game Record score of 379-9x) and Pistol EIC events, though also securing the Higher Senior title in the As-Issued 1911 Pistol and Military & Police Service Pistol matches.
Surpassing Tierney by six points for the best score in the Military & Police Match was CPT Ian Swisher, 33, of the Army National Guard. SSG Robert Tucker, 29, also of the National Guard, fired a score of 285-3x for the win in the CMP .22 Rimfire Pistol EIC occasion, as Guard member Lawrence Grace, 58, overtook the As-Issued 1911 occasion by only x-count above fellow Guardsman CW3 Cara Krauss, with a score of 369-8x.
Krauss and Grace teamed up to safe the Pistol Group Match with a score of 521-10x.
For a total list of outcomes, stop by the CMP Competitors Tracker web page at https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php?do=match&task=edit&match=17761&tab=outcomes.
Images of the occasion can be viewed at https://cmp1.zenfolio.com/f957368831.
About the New England CMP Games:
The New England Games occasion, held every year, is component of a series of Travel Games events place on by the CMP about the nation. Also held in Oklahoma, North Carolina and Arizona, the Games events function each vintage and contemporary rifle and pistol matches – made as a recreational competitors for each adults, juniors and all expertise levels.