If you are reading about this for the first time, please keep reading and GET IN ON THE FUN!! You don't need to be an operator, or a world-class shooter to try it out!!
A MATCH YOU CAN SHOOT ON YOUR HOME RANGE, IN YOUR SPARE TIME!!
You send entry fees, and then I send you targets. You shoot them at your convenience according to the rules and send the best target back to me by the deadline. Targets will be scored and ranked, with results being posted on several shooting-related websites.
Hope to see you sign up for the next round!
Regards, Jason Baney
NEW WAY TO ENTER - See announcement to the right
Sign up for yearly STS Subscription
so you don't miss a match - see the Rules
page for info!
Prize donations are increasing, see the Prize page for info!
Announcing the STS Rimfire Class --- you may purchase 4 additional targets to shoot at 50yds with the rimfire of your choice, same rules
2015 was another great year
for the "Smack the Smiley” match
with more participants than ever! Each match
had an average of over 70 shooters! In 11 years,
we have raised over $12,800 in total donations
for AMERICANSNIPERS.ORG! That translates to
$12,800 worth of gear for our soldiers in need!
We are very appreciative of the support by the
companies on our prizelist. Check out the PRIZE
page for more info! Prizes are given away by
using completed and returned targets as “raffle
tickets.” This way, everyone who sends
back a target has a chance to win something.
Each shooter can be entered in the raffle once
per class. That means once in Rimfire class,
and once in Centerfire class as long as one
target from each class is shot and returned.
Year-long aggregates are calculated from the
Spring match through the Winter Match.
THE WAY TO ENTER HAS CHANGED BUT WE ARE STILL DONATING MONEY TO AmericanSnipers.org as it has in the past. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFO
Entry info is on the
page. Please see the RULES
page for further detail.
IMPORTANT - SEE BELOW
***Smack the Smiley format change for 2015 and beyond - The change will start with SPRING 15 match***
It has been 11 years now and together we have raised over $12,000 for our US Snipers thru AmericanSnipers.org. The time has come in my life that I need to be able to
keep this match going while making more time to devote to my family. My 3 year old son and wife need a bit more time than I have been able to dedicate to them because
keeping this match going has taken up quite a bit of my free time. I want to keep the match going, but need the logistics to compromise less of my time.
The new format will donate even more money to AmericanSnipers.org as well as encouraging marksmanship in our youth. I have streamlined it a bit already with the
subscriptions and those will continue - that is a big help from you guys that shoot all 4 yearly matches!
The fees and entry have changed a bit, yet the original principals remain intact.
HOW TO ENTER:
Match Fee is $25 per adult, per match ($5 of each match fee goes to AmericanSnipers.org). So with the new cost, a full year subscription to all 4 matches would be $100
per adult. The 4 matches for the season start in the Spring, then Summer, Fall and Winter (the Snowflake Match). Subscriptions are encouraged!! Then I will
automatically send your targets to you when each match comes around.
WHAT YOU GET for $25 per match:
You will receive 4 SMACK THE SMILEY targets that you can use for Centerfire (CF) or Rimfire (RF) class interchangeably - the back will be marked so you can indicate
whether it was shot with a CF or RF rifle. The target will remain the same as before and so will the procedure and distances. 50yards for RF and 100yards for CF.
KIDS (JUNIORS) SHOOT FREE:
A Junior would be the son or daughter of a paid adult shooter - adults may copy their official targets for their kids to shoot as much as they want or I can email or
post the file for download. Juniors (less than 18years old before the day spring targets are sent out for the season) may submit up to 1 completed CF and RF target per
match. Date of Birth must be provided to me when the target entry is returned as a reference (this will not be published - only the child's age will be published with
the results). Junior targets will still be scored and ranked along side the adults. At the end of each season, I will throw all junior targets that have been shot and
returned to me into a box and pick a winner to receive a very nice prize (in 2015 we gave away a Savage 22 RF rifle and a brick of SK 22 ammo. This year we will have a similar prize and plan to add a scope and rings to the equation. TAB gear will be donating a beanbag and shooting mat to the junior winner as well!)
The prizelist will be similar to past seasons and the prizes will continue to be given out randomly to paid adults that complete and return the target for scoring.
I hope this will encourage even more family involvement than there is now and give incentive to get the kids out shooting!
donations to date: $12,790
" I've learned things that I wouldn't have just playing around. "
" Quick! Send me more! "
" I will have to tighten it up...keep up the good work JB. "
" I learned you really have to pay attention to your stock manners and follow through on the ground. "
" It was a total blast!!! "