MARS is competitive shooting league comprised of various participating clubs in the mid-atlantic region. The intent is to create a fun series that’s both easy-going and exciting to promote camaraderie within the local, Mid Atlantic shooting community. MARS will collect scores from match directors after each event and track totals throughout the season, culminating in a finale. Each participating club is completely autonomous. Match rules, fees, administration and governance are at the discretion of each match director and hosting club.
How it Works
Anyone can attend and/or shoot any match for fun. But to participate in the MARS points competition, competitors must purchase a membership in the MARS Store to receive a MARS Membership Number. Series points will be tracked using the MARS number.
You get a match score for each match in which you compete. Match scores will be converted to series points, based on the percentage of their match score as compared to the overall match winner.
To qualify for the Series Finale, competitors must shoot MARS matches at
four (4) three (3) different participating clubs. The top scores from each of those 4 3 clubs will added together in the Series Points Leaderboard. Invitations to the Finale will be in order of series points standings at the end of the season. (UPDATE – 8/7/20, due to covid-19 cancellations, Finale requirement reduced to 3 clubs)
To become Series Champion, series points earned from the shooter’s top scores at
four (4) three (3) different clubs will be added with series points earned at the Finale. The highest series points will be declared the Champion. (UPDATE – 8/7/20, due to covid-19 cancellations, Champion requirement reduced to 3 clubs)
There will be a Series Champion for each division: Bolt, Semi-Auto and Junior (Age 15 and younger).
Each event will have a match fee of around $20-$40, determined by each club and match director. Membership to participate in MARS and have us track your scores for the season will cost $30/year for Bolt and Semi-Auto Divisions and $1/year for Juniors.
Also, we would appreciate it if you do business with our sponsors and tell them we sent you.
We are have a few wonderful sponsors that donate prizes. BUT we don’t want this series to be about getting prize. We want it to be about the love of the sport, comradery and bragging rights. If we do get prizes, they will not only be awarded to the top shooters, but also randomly distributed (by lottery) to competitors.
See our Sponsors Page for a complete list of sponsors.
Visit the Rulebook page for the complete list of rules.