One-Month Countdown To Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match
There’s just one month to go until teams begin arriving in Rogers, Arkansas, for the 52nd annual Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match (The Daisy Nationals), the largest national 5-meter BB gun match in the nation.
Held June 30-July 3, 2017, this prestigious event has been conducted by Daisy each year since 1966. Since 2010 Rogers has served as the host city to Daisy’s premier event.
Teams from all over the United States will be arriving one month from today at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center with high hopes of being named National Champion. Teams earned that privilege by placing first, second or third in a state match. These young shooting athletes (ages 8 to 15) are the best of the best and will be competing for medals and national records shooting Daisy’s 499B Champion single shot BB gun, described as the most accurate BB gun in the world.
As an incentive for coaches to develop teams, teach Daisy’s curriculum (available to download from www.daisy.com) and compete in local and state matches, Daisy presents a monetary award to each team which qualifies for, attends and competes in this match.
The event begins on Friday, June 30, when teams arrive to practice. Throughout the four-day event, the teams will find an opportunity to tour the Rogers Daisy Airgun Museum (http://www.daisymuseum.com) and visit various attractions in historic downtown Rogers and the surrounding area.
The Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match begins Sunday, July 2, but shooting is only a part of this contest. Each competitor will also complete a written test on rules and gun safety and the score is a significant part of the overall team score. Other activities add to the fun and excitement of the Daisy Nationals, including a painted gun, best T-Shirt and other side-contests, as well as a barter bar (a trading event for athletes).
Closing ceremonies and award presentations for the 5-meter competition begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 3, followed by Daisy Night at the Water Park, when all teams are invited to gather, swim, ride water slides and watch the fireworks. For a complete schedule of events and more information on the 2017 Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match, go to https://www.daisy.com/daisy-nationals.