Wimbledon Cup

The Wimbledon Cup is a marksmanship trophy that was established in the 1870s. It is awarded annually during the National Rifle & Pistol Matches which are held at Camp Perry, Ohio.

Each year the high-power phase of these matches traditionally takes place during the first two weeks of August. The Wimbledon cup is awarded for the winner of a 1000-yard shooting match — in which the rules permit use of "any sight", including telescopes.

Concurrent with the Wimbledon, service rifle shooters compete for the Farr Trophy, and Palma rifle shooters vie for the "Doc" Aiken Trophy.

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