By Lars Dalseide | April 6 2011 19:38

Jonathan Leighton, Match Director for the Black Powder Target Rifle Championship at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico, sends us an update on this year's competition:

Raton, New Mexico - It's that time of year again. April has arrived, and with it, the 2011 NRA National Black Powder Target Rifle Championships match program. The more people who know about this match, the quicker we can fill the firing points this summer. If you know someone who shot this match in the past or who has never even shot the match at all, please email me their contact information so I can get them a program too.

Our main plan is to make registration easier for the competitors as well as doing our best to eliminate bulky packets. Competitors will notice that this year's program includes score cards, suggestion forms, scoring instructions, and protest forms. Once you receive the match program in the mail, please remember to bring it to the match!

When you arrive at the Whittington Center, everyone needs to make sure to check in with Seth at the Cooper Range, verify that you brought your match program, confirm squadding preferences, and you're out the door to chronograph. There will be plenty of giveaways, additional literature, and tons of items for sale at the registration office.

One thing we ask everyone to remember are our match sponsors. Please take note of the companies supporting YOUR program. This year, we're lucky to have more sponsors than ever before. Please thank these sponsors and continue giving them your support. Prize-wise, 2011 BPTR competitors will be walking into Aladdin's cave compared to previous years.

So thanks to all our competitors for shooting the smoke. 2011 is going to be a great season and I look forward to seeing all of you out on the range this summer.

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