IPSC PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS
IPSC celebrates 44 years since its foundation
Today we celebrate the 44 years of IPSC existence!
Those of us who were at the beginning of our sports development can see a difference, an amazing difference that happened during these years in our sport.
I would like to thank everyone who was involved in the development of our Confederation and our beloved sport!
Do you think it is hard work to develop IPSC? Maybe for some of us, but it is also a great pleasure because we have fun on the range, we have fun designing our stages, we have fun conducting our big interesting competitions, and we have fun creating and improving the rules of IPSC sport.
We also share with the whole shooting world our strict and logical safety behavior! Because we are the basis of the safe gun-handling culture development and it is also our noble mission!
All the best,
Col. Jeff Cooper
15th Anniversary Columbia Conference 1991 Reunion
IPSC PRESIDENT’S NEWSLETTER, MAY 2020
Dear Regional Directors,
Dear Range Officers,
Dear Instructors and Trainers!
During these challenging times, let me share some positive news and decisions which were taken during the last IPSC EC meetings held on April 21 and May 19, 2020.
1) New Regions.
New Regions were provisionally approved by the IPSC EC: Georgia, India and Kyrgyzstan. (Subject to be ratified by the next General Assembly). The information about the Regions is published at the IPSC website with the note “Provisional”. We would like to welcome these Regions and wish them a lot of success in developing our sport!
2) IPSC Disciplinary Committee.
IPSC Disciplinary Committee was established in 2019, Dino Evangelinos was announced as a Chairman of the Committee.
3) Handgun World Shoot Schedule for 2021.
Friday, November 26
– IPSC General Assembly
– Main Match Registration and Equipment Check
Saturday, November 27
– Opening Ceremony and Official Welcome
– Main Match Registration and Equipment Check (Half Day)
Sunday – Friday/November 28 – December 3
– Main match
Saturday, December 4
– Shoot-Off and Award Ceremony
4) Electronic Scoring System (ESS).
Electronic Scoring System is being developed by Jose Carlos Belino and his team. It will be used for registration and scoring at IPSC matches. The contract for IPSC having the rights of this software is being finalized and will be signed in the nearest future.
5) Report on GAISF application:
– GAISF approved that IPSC and IPSC Regions can use GAISF Observer Status Logo in all the official documents and IPSC websites. Please find the logo attached.
– In order to be recognized by GAISF IPSC national federations should be recognized by the National Olympic Committee, National Sports Authority or be a member of NSSF in their countries
– In order to promote IPSC at the international sports arena, GAISF supports IPSC participation in the events of the GAISF World Combat Games, in GAISF World Urban Games (2021), in World University Games (FISU), and IPSC is already approved to participate in United Through Sports Festival (at SportAccord 2021 in Yekaterinburg) to make a presentation of our sport!
– The work on becoming a WADA signatory (one of the requirements to get GAISF full membership) is in progress.
– Production Optics and Production Optics Light are continued to be recognized until 31.12.2021
– Decision on other Rules which are supposed to be expired on 31.12.2020 will be announced later.
Stay safe! DVC!
IPSC is pleased to announce the cooperation with the SHIELD SIGHTS as an official Major Partner in the field of the
IPSC Handgun red dot sight space. IPSC and SHIELD SIGHTS share a common interest in promoting the IPSC idea
Shield Sights manufactures high performance red dot sights. Based on in-depth knowledge, accumulated through 30 years
in the industry, Shield Sights are continually seeking to develop innovative products that will enable to hit the target early.
“Our sport is a technical sport. The success of athletes depends on the quality of the equipment. Companies producing
equipment for our athletes are also developing sports as we, IPSC officials. Therefore, we attach the highest importance
to partnership with companies producing and supplying sports products to our athletes. Because only in such close
cooperation are victories and the best products for humanity born!” said Vitaly Kryuchin, IPSC President.
“Shield Sights are proud to be partnering with IPSC and look forward to an exciting future as the sport continues to
develop. Our company’s founder, Jeremy White was one of the early UKPSA members and has remained a key member
since. Competing in over 8 IPSC World Shoots, the core principles that drive the design of our sights, come from years of
experience competing at the highest level in IPSC and our philosophy that has flourished from this remarkable journey is
Fit, Form & Function (Fit – the most efficient interconnection between sight and gun. Form – the sight is small, light and
clear whilst offering the best visual characteristics. Function – the sight improves the shooters ability to hit any chosen
target early). Shield Sights are made by shooters, for shooters.” said James White, Managing Director, Shield Sights.
In 2019 IPSC updated the rule books and two new divisions IPSC Production Optics and IPSC Production Optics Light in
the IPSC Handgun Competition appeared. Today in IPSC matches the optical/electronic sights are allowed for use of the
athletes in three IPSC Handgun divisions such as Open division, Production Optics and Production Optics Light divisions.
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Official Message from the IPSC President, Mr. Vitaly Kryuchin:
Dear Regional Directors, Athletes, Instructors, Trainers and Range Officers,
Dear Partners, Sponsors, Patrons and all the IPSC Officials,
I would like to inform you about the decision of the IPSC Executive Council to make a change in the IPSC Calendar for 2020-2022 years. These changes were approved at today’s meeting according to the majority vote of the IPSC Regional Directors with the request and consent of the host Regions.
1. Handgun World Shoot XIX and General Assembly 2020, Pattaya, Thailand postponed to November/December 2021.
2. Shotgun World Shoot IV 2021, Pattaya, Thailand postponed to November/December 2022.
3. Action Air World Shoot II 2021 is postponed to 2022. The date will be announced later.
4. PCC World Shoot 2021 is postponed to 2022. The date will be announced later.
IPSC is monitoring the situation and we are following the recommendations provided by the World Health Organization, the GAISF, and other leading health and sports authorities around the world. We are also fully aware of the recommendations on travel and restrictions imposed by airline companies and Governments.
April 7, 2020
IPSC and CZ enter into global partnership in the field of ‘IPSC Handgun’
IPSC and CZ are pleased to announce the Global partnership in the field of ‘IPSC Handgun’. The common goal is support IPSC athletes, sport itself, and improve the safe gun-handling culture worldwide.
CZ has supported sport shooting disciplines for years. Now, another important step in our support of dynamic sport shooting is the global partnership of CZ (Česká zbrojovka a.s.) with the IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation). Furthermore, we are proud to announce too that Česká zbrojovka a.s. becomes a partner of the IPSC Handgun World Shoot XIX in Thailand, the most important competition in the upcoming IPSC shooting season.
The worldwide IPSC organization promotes, maintains and improves the sport of practical shooting, organizes competitions around the world and promotes safe and recreational use of firearms. And it is precisely these goals that CZ decided to support with its work. CZ is looking forward to the cooperation, which aims to support athletes and the sport itself.
“We are convinced that mutual partnership will benefit both parties and we believe that it will be able to reach new IPSC members and contribute to the popularization of this exceptional sport. IPSC teaches discipline, sport spirit and self-control. It develops perception, strength, confidence and speed. It is a great pleasure for us to contribute to the development of anyone who devotes to this fast-growing sport, its foundations and principles.” said Jakub Sondel, CMO at CZ.
“Our sport is a technical sport. The success of athletes depends on the quality of the equipment. Companies producing equipment for our athletes are also developing sports as we, IPSC officials. Therefore, we attach the highest importance to the partnership with companies producing and supplying sports products to our athletes. Because only in such close cooperation are victories and the best products for humanity born! The Global Partnership with Česká zbrojovka a.s. in the field of ‘IPSC Handgun’ will bring the best products to the market, will help our athletes to show better results and will improve the safe gun-handling culture worldwide.” said Vitaly Kryuchin, IPSC President.
Česká zbrojovka a.s. is part of the international holding Česká zbrojovka Group. It is a leading engineering company specializing in the manufacture and sales of small arms, including accessories (ammunition, ballistic products etc.). The company also provides comprehensive solutions for hunting and sport as well as for armed forces.
The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) recognizes all the shooting disciplines – Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun, and Action Air. In IPSC stage the result being points scored on targets divided by the time needed to complete a stage. The athlete must be the most accurate and fastest to win! Therefore, the competitions are very exciting for athletes and interesting for spectators. At IPSC, responsible and safe gun handling is the most important qualification any athlete must possess… fun and camaraderie surely follow! Today IPSC is actively present in 105 countries, all categories: men, women, juniors and seniors are recognized.
Message from IPSC President Mr. Vitaly Kryuchin in regards to International Day of Sport for Development and Peace:
Today is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace!
Let me wish all of you to stay safe and healthy!
Until now IPSC represents more than 200,000 athletes from 104 countries!
In response to global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace will focus on the health benefits of physical activity, especially in this time of uncertainty and social distancing.
Now in many Regions, it is impossible to train in the ranges. Supporting this initiative and in order to improve our skills, let’s train at home more! We can dry fire the draw, reloading, low position, barricade, strong and weak hand – this is a big range of technical skills to develop! But please strictly follow safety rules! No live ammo near you! Safety is First!
Let’s encourage the world to stay healthy and strong by posting your home training on your social media accounts using the hashtags #StayHealthywithIPSC.
For the International Day of Sport this year, let’s #BeActive and healthy to beat #COVID19.