Who would guess that the oldest continuously running rifle match in the country is the Washington’s Birthday Match in Arizona? The match has run since 1892. The famed National Matches at Camp Perry are a 20th Century invention, having only run since 1907. The would-be historian in me wants to compile a record book to document it.
I’ve seen what it takes to bring off an event like this: It’s a lot of dang work! Bill Poole, Highpower Chairman of the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association has been making it look easy for years. I know it’s not, and I appreciate it!