Belgrade, Serbia
September 7, 2019

The Forty-Third IPSC General Assembly Held in Serbia

The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) held its Forty-Third General Assembly (GA) at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Belgrade, Serbia, on September 7, 2019.

The event, which was hosted this year by the IPSC Serbia authorities, was attended by IPSC Regions’ representatives from all the continents to hear reports on the main achievements during the previous year and discuss the future development of IPSC.

➡The IPSC General Assembly accepted the IPSC Financial Report and the 2017 and 2018 accounts as commented on by the IPSC Treasurer.
➡The chartered accounting firm of PwC appointed by Assembly’s voting decision as auditors for the financial year 2019.

Results of the Votes on IPSC Regions
➡The Regions of Mexico and the Republic of Korea were definitively accepted as members of the Confederation. In addition, the region of Qatar was provisionally accepted for one year.
➡Region of Swaziland which was provisionally accepted in 2018 as members for one year, is definitely not accepted as IPSC region.

The Assembly welcomes the newly accepted Regions and wishes them all the best of success!

Annual Regional Status Recognition
➡By the 2018 results, the top 3 best IPSC Regions became: 🎉
Philippines (1st place)
Russia (2nd place)
Germany (3rd place).
➡The most improved region became Switzerland.

GAISF membership application report
➡The IPSC application was accepted by GAISF
➡In May 2019, IPSC delegation attended SportAccord Convention in Gold Coast, Australia with the support of IPSC Australia. IPSC conducted a meeting with GAISF Vice-President Stephen Fox
➡Several meetings with IOC officials were conducted

MISSIA report
IPSC President Mr. Vitaly Kryuchin presented MISSIA development report and noted that the Instructors’ Association is developing and shows its effectivity.
➡MISSIA conducted 25 seminars Level I and Level II
in 2018-2019 worldwide:
o 384 people participated in the seminars
o 42 MISSIA Directors were appointed
o MISSIA is represented in 64 Regions

IPSC Vision, Mission, and Goals
The 43rd IPSC GA adopted the following IPSC Vision, Mission, and Goals:

IPSC Shooting is recognized as the most exciting, challenging, highly skilled and safest shooting sport in the world.

To maintain, improve and promote the IPSC Shooting sport and cultivate worldwide the
safe and recreational use of firearms by persons of good character.

Further, Develop IPSC Shooting as a Worldwide Sport
1. To achieve and safeguard international recognition by governments and non- governmental organizations such as the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
2. To ensure that the IPSC Constitution and Competition Rules for organizing national and international competitions are in line with current international standards.
3. To develop new IPSC Regions and increase regional memberships.
4. To grow and develop future sources of sponsorships, partnerships, and patronage.
5. To increase all media activities.
6. To register and maintain proprietary registrations of IPSC intellectual property.
7. To maintain anti-doping rules and policies consistent with the World Anti-Doping
Agency (WADA).

Further Develop Competitions
1. To increase both the number and quality of competitions at all levels.
2. To establish international minimum standards for IPSC designed shooting ranges.

Further Develop Athletes and Officials
1. To maintain international minimum standards for all Match Officials.
2. To increase the number of, and retain, qualified Match Officials.
3. To establish an international recognition system for all IPSC athletes.
4. To establish and maintain a worldwide youth program.
5. To promote gender equality and equity in the sport.
6. To establish and develop the Master International Shooting Safety Instructors
Association (MISSIA).

Rules Amendments
➡The IPSC Competition Rules ‐ January and April 2019 Interpretations, as published on the IPSC website is ratified by the decision of the Forty-Third IPSC General Assembly.

By the decision of the Forty-Third IPSC General Assembly and in accordance with the IPSC Constitution, all interpretations and amendments to the IPSC Competition Rules were postponed to next IPSC General Assembly in Thailand on November 27, 2020, in conjunction with Handgun World Shoot XIX.

The Handgun Equipment Check Manual, January 2019 Edition from IROA, as circulated to the Regions, was adopted by the Forty-Third General Assembly.

Competitions update
➡2020 Handgun World Shoot XIX update (Pattaya, Thailand)
The ammunition can be imported by athletes, but it cannot be delivered by cargo at this moment
Pre-Match: Nov. 23 – 25
Main Match: Nov. 29 – Dec. 4
➡2021 African Handgun Championship update (South Africa)
➡2021 Action Air World Shoot II update (Sochi, Russia)
In April 2020, IPSC Russia will organize the Nationals and invites all the regions and their athletes to participate in this Match.
➡2021 Far East Asia Handgun Championship update (Vientiane, Laos)
➡2021 Pan-American Handgun Championship update (Asuncion, Paraguay)
➡2021 Shotgun World Shoot IV update (Thailand):
The ammunition can be imported by athletes, and/or there is a possibility to send ammunition by cargo.

Competition Venues
In 2019, the General Assembly decided that:
➡2021 PCC and Mini-Rifle World Shoot I will be hosted by the USA;
➡2022 European Handgun Championship will be hosted by Greece.

The opinion of the IPSC Forty-Third General Assembly is that in Handgun Standard Division where compensators are not allowed it means only compensators with ports and not just muzzle weights. Details will be set up by the Executive Council.

The Forty-Fourth IPSC General Assembly will be hosted in Thailand on November 27, 2020, in conjunction with Handgun World Shoot XIX.