On April 19, 170 shooters from across the state of Georgia came to compete in the 2014 Georgia Games BB Gun Championship. Participants’ traveled from 20 different counties and 50 different cities in Georgia. Though the weather was dreary, this did not stop participants from enjoying the day and the competition.
Appling, Hall and Candler counties qualified to move on the Daisy National BB Gun Championship this July in Rogers, Arkansas. This was the second largest BB match held in Georgia this year; only the State 4-H BB match was larger.
Jeremy Stover, of Blairsville, in the male 9-10 division, finished first in every event including prone, standing, sitting, kneeling and four-event combined. Another top competitor of the weekend, Selah Groves, of Winder, a participant in the female 11-12 division, finished in the top four of each event.
The top three winners in each category have earned the right to represent Georgia in the 2015 National State Games of America, an Olympic-Style festival featuring competition between State Games medal winners (gold, silver, and bronze) from across the nation, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
To view the results from this event visit the website at www.georgiagames.org/results. The participant’s cities include: Ambrose, Athens, Ball Ground, Baxley, Blackshear, Blairsville, Bowdon, Braselton, Broxton, Buchanan, Buford, Calhoun, Carrollton, Colbert, Comer, Commerce, Cumming, Dacula, Danielsville, Dawsonville, Elberton, Fayetteville, Flovilla, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Gillsville, Grayson, Hall, Hampton, Hoschton, Jackson, Jefferson, Jenkinsburg, Loganville, Lula, Metter, Monroe, Monticello, Newnan, Nicholls, Patterson, Pearson, Pulaski, Shady Dale, Snellville, Stockbridge, Sugar Hill, Tallapoosa, Temple, Waleska, Willacoochee, Williamson, Winder, Winston, Winterville and Woodstock.
For previous tournaments, the Georgia Games has turned to local 4-H clubs for participants. The focus of these programs is to develop youths as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. In these programs, youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms and the principles of hunting and archery. The Georgia Games offers these individuals another opportunity to develop, as well as show off their skills in shooting.
On July 19 Georgia Games is holding another shooting competition including a 3P air rifle match and a 60 shot standing match.
This event is open to all ages and will be held at Allatoona High School. Registration is now open at georgiagames.org.
For more information, or if you have any questions regarding the tournament, please contact the Georgia Games via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.