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THEAMERICAMATCHTheAmericaMatchisforateamofeightshooterstwosub-coachesamaincoachanadjutantacaptainandtworeserves.Eachx1crershoots2sightersand15shotstocountatfourdistances.AtConnaughtthoseare300and600yardsand800and900metres.AtCampPerrythisyeartheywillbe300800900and1000yards.Firstshotin2002thematchcanonlytakeplacewhenanox1dcialUSteamispresentandcompeng.TheintenonistoholdthematcheverytwoyearswiththevenuealternangbetweentheUSAandCanada.Thetrophypicturedwaspresentedin2002havingbeenmadepossiblebyaPrecisionShoongMagazinefund-raisingex1bort.Thetwox1cguresdepictedinthesculp-turemadebyGeorgeChaseofNewBrunswickareJimThompsonofCanadax13animmigrantfromBritain-andAlanWarnerstandingoftheUSA.In2002USACanadaGreatBritainandGermanycompetedinthex1crstmatch.GreatBritainwonfromCanadaby48pointswiththeUSAafurther9pointsbehindthem.JohnPugsleywastopscorerwith298.30.Inthenextiter-aontheUSAbeatGreatBritaininRatonNewMexico.Therecordscoreis2392.317byGreatBritainin2006withthreex1crersscor-ing300s.Thehighestindividualscoreintheseriesis300.46byDesVamplewCanadain2010.TheUShavenotbebeateninthismatch-onhomesoil.THECANADAMATCHTheCanadaMatchisalwaysshotinCanadabyteamsofeightx1crerswith2sightersand10shotstocountat300500and600yards.ThetrophyisaChal-lengeCupforcompeonbetweenteamsrepresenngtheMotherCountrynowGreatBritainandCanadapresentedbyTheCanadianNaonalRail-ways1931ontheoccasionofGreatBritainsvisitthatyear.ItisaShex1deldSterlingPlateBowlstylecupwithtwohandlesalidonwhichstandsaVictoryFigurealongstemtaperingtoaeredandx1earedbase.PriortothatyeartherewerenoregularinternaonalmatchesintheDCRAscheduleandtheKolaporeMatchatBisleywasusedasamodelforthenewCanadaMatch.GreatBritains2007scoreof1199.183isthecurrentrecordx13higherthananythingachievedintheKolaporetoox13andthehighestindividu-alscoreis150.28byDavidLuckmanGreatBritaininthatmatch.THECOMMONWEALTHMATCHIn1931thesameyearasthex1crstCanadaMatchtheCommonwealthTrophywaspresentedtotheDominionofCanadaRix1eeAssociaonbyTheCanadianPacix1ccRailwayCompanyforannualcompeonbetweenEmpirenowCom-monwealthteams.ItisaShex1deldSterlingBowlwithtwohandlesandapronex1cgureofamarksmanmountedonthestembaseseephoto.Thebowlismountedonathreeerblackwoodenbaseuponwhichthenamesofwin-ningteamsarerecordedonsmallsilvershields.TheCommonwealthMatchisalongrangematchalwaysx1credinCanadabasedontheMackinnonatBis-leywithtwelvemarksmenx1cring2sighngshotsand10shotsforrecordateachof900and1000yardsnow800and900m.PriortoWorldWarIIitwasknownastheEmpireMatchaswastheAustraliaMatchunlmorerecentlywhichisshotunderdix1berentcondions.Thehighestindividualscoreis100.17byDavidLuckmanGreatBritainin2007andParagPatelGreatBritainin2002steamthatsettheteamrecordof1189.140.TEAMMATCHES