The America Match

The Trophy

The trophy was presented in 2002 on the occasion of the first match. It was made possible by the fund-raising effort of Precision Shooting Magazine. The two figures depicted in the sculpture are the Canadian Jim Thompson, and Alan Warner (standing) of the United States. George Chase a member of the DCRA from New Brunswick was commissioned to design and make the trophy.

Match Background

First shot in 2002, the match can only take place when an official US team is present and competing. The intent is to hold the match every two years, with the last one held during the 2012 USA National Matches at Camp Perry range in Ohio, USA. The next match breaks tradition and will be shot at the General de Wet ranges near Bloemfontein in the Free Sate province, South Africa.

In 2002, USA, Canada, Great Britain and Germany competed for the match. On this occassion, Great Britain won the match from Canada with a margin of 48 points with USA a further 9 points behind them. John Pugsley made the top score of the day dropping only 2 points for a 298.30. The following occasion, in Raton, New Mexico, the USA beat Great Britain.

Match Conditions

A team of 8 shooters, two sub-coaches, a main coach, an adjutant, a captain and 2 reserves. Each firer shoots 2 sighters and 15 shots to count at 300, 600, 900 and 1000 yards (or 300, 600 yards and 800 and 900 metres as appropriate to the venue).

The record score is 2392 with 339 v-bulls by USA in 2014 and the highest individual score is 300 with 46 v-bulls by Des Vamplew (Canada) in 2010.

Previous Winners

2002 (held in Canada)Great Britain
2004 (held in USA)Unites States of America
2006 (held in Canada)Great Britain
2008 (held in USA)United States of America
2010 (held in Canada)Great Britain
2012 (held in USA)United States of America
2014 (held in Canada)United States of America
2015 (held in USA)Great Britain