The NRA National Open Indoor Rifle Championships' challenge period has ended. The two week window to challenge the scores posted to the NRA website from this year's championship is now closed and scores are final.
Want to see where you ranked? Check the rifle scores on the NRA National Indoor Rifle & Pistol Championships website.
"There was a challenge or two, but preliminary scores were highly accurate considering the number of entries," said Sectional Program Coordinator Dian Bullock. "Now they're set. The 2012 championships are in the books."
Wondering why the championships have such a long challenge period? While traditional matches have challenge periods of only a couple hours to allow shooters to review their scores and question any inconsistencies, the Indoor Championships are not like a normal match. Comprised of several Sectional Tournaments shot throughout the country over three months, scores and targets are mailed into NRA headquarters and the lengthy challenge period is necessary for shooters to learn scores are available for review.
The Open Sectionals begin January 1 and run through March 18. Anyone can participate except Juniors, who have their own championship.
The NRA recently converted to handling sectional results solely online Results were mailed directly to participants in the past, but the conversion makes scores accessible instantly from any location.
The NRA National Indoor Championships can be shot from the comfort of your own home (or very close to it) – it's that easy. It's never too early to start preparing for next year. Contact Dian Bullock at (703) 267-1482 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get in on the action.