Invitation to the webinar from ITA (International Testing Agency)

Invitation to the webinar from ITA (International Testing Agency)

Dear Regional Directors,

Dear Athletes,

Dear Range Officers,

Dear Instructors and Trainers,

We would like to share with you an invitation for the first webinar with ITA (International Testing Agency), By Athletes For Athletes.

The webinar will take place on January 28, at 02.00 PM Zurich time.

Please find below all the information.


 “Set up for a successful year – Tips on navigating the anti-doping system”

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 2 pm CET

Please register by clicking on this link:

Vitaly Kryuchin

IPSC President


After a successful pilot series of publicly available clean sport webinars tailored to the needs of athletes and support personnel, the International Testing Agency (ITA) continues to cover important anti-doping topics in 2021. Supporting the delivery of this important initiative is Informed Sport, a global testing and certification program for sports supplements.

In an effort to provide continuous and relevant anti-doping education during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the ITA shifted its learning activities from event-based education to virtual sessions. In addition to custom education programs delivered to its partners, the ITA rolled out a series of five webinars that covered key anti-doping topics. These webinars were public and freely accessible, consistent with ITA’s belief in athlete empowerment with knowledge and information as one of the most effective ways to protect clean sport.

 Thousands of athletes, athlete support personnel, members of federations and medical staff from all over the world joined the sessions and contributed to a dynamic discussion with the ITA education staff, guest athletes and expert voices. New topics and questions that needed to be covered emerged, and so the ITA continues the series on the 28th of January (please find the details further below) and is planning to introduce one webinar per month to the sports community.

“The ITA webinar series is a great opportunity for the global anti-doping community to connect, learn and discuss key topics and important issues”, says Christine Girard, Olympic bronze and gold medalist in weightlifting. “After sharing my story during the ITA webinar pilot series last year, I joined the ITA team as an ambassador and I am looking forward to delivering educational events once the pandemic is under control. In the meantime, it is important that we remain connected virtually and keep clean sport conversations going.”

Supporting this initiative is Informed Sport, a certification program for sports supplements, making sure that athletes do not ingest substances that are listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Prohibited List. The ITA has entered a collaboration with Informed Sport that will ensure professional delivery of the webinars throughout the year and that athletes from all over the world have free access to high-quality anti-doping education.

 Terence O’Rorke, Business Development Manager of LGC (the managing company of Informed Sport) is convinced about the aligned objectives of both organisations: “Informed Sport was created to help athletes manage the risks associated with supplements use, so we are delighted to support the ITA and its webinar series. We have a long and distinguished heritage in testing and anti-doping, and sponsorship of the ITA webinar series for athletes will help to further continue this. Supplements are a reality of modern sport at all levels, and through our agreement with the ITA we are looking to provide additional guidance to athletes on how to minimize any risks and improve decision making around supplements use.”


 “Set up for a successful year – Tips on navigating the anti-doping system”

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 2 pm CET

Please register by clicking on this link

Invitation to the webinar from ITA (International Testing Agency)




Dear Regional Directors,

Dear Athletes,

Dear Range Officers,

Dear Instructors and Trainers!


I hope you and your family are staying safe!

I would like to share some news from the recent Executive Council meeting:


1)    Pan American Handgun Championship 2021


As Paraguay has withdrawn its candidacy from conducting Pan American in 2021, the bid was open for other Regions from the Zone. Three Regions have expressed their interest in bidding for hosting the match: Brazil, Canada and the USA. The online voting will take place at the beginning of July. (Only the Regions from Pan American Zone are eligible to vote).


2)    Bidding for conducting IPSC Level IV-V match. General requirements. 


The application for bidding for hosting IPSC Level IV-V will be updated so that all the information will be provided in a written form. The minimum required information will be: proposed location, type of accommodations and likely costs expressed in US dollars, general idea of the ‘cost of living’ in the location expressed in US dollars, proposed range facility and distance in kilometers/time from accommodations, anticipated weather conditions for the time of year, information about firearms legislation: magazine capacity,  terms of importing the ammo, barrel length, local price of ammo, possibility to ship ammo, possibility to keep firearm in the hotels where the athletes stay, facility to store firearms at the range, the time requirements of applying for permits for firearms and ammunition, information on any applicable import taxes for firearms and ammunition, proposed individual entry fee in US dollars, junior participation in the match, the possibility of renting firearms at the shooting range for participants, etc. It would be very important to get this information before voting to have a clear picture of the bidding Region.


3)    Match calendar 2021-2023


The following matches have been postponed by the request of hosting Regions:


a)     Far East Asia Handgun Championship (Laos) is postponed to 2022.

b)    European Handgun Championship (Greece) is postponed to 2023.


The current match calendar for 2021-2023 is:



African Handgun Championship, South Africa

Pan American Handgun Championship, tbc

Handgun World Shoot, Thailand



Action Air World Shoot, Russia

Far East Asia Handgun Championship, Laos

PCC World Shoot, USA

Shotgun World Shoot, Thailand



European Handgun Championship, Greece


4)    Disciplinary Committee


Terms of Reference of IPSC Disciplinary Committee are being finalized and will be presented to the Regional Directors soon.


5)    HWS Pre-match capacity


Understanding the high demand among IPSC athletes to have a chance to participate in Handgun World Shoot, the decision to increase the capacity of the Handgun World Shoot Pre-match for about 500 slots without changing the main schedule was approved. The details will be announced soon.


6)   Action Air Development in the Regions. 


We should remember that Action Air Discipline is the platform, where we can develop the junior sport, represent IPSC Game in any Exhibitions, Conventions and other public events without general restriction, concerning regular firearms.

The results of the questionnaire concerning Action Air development in the Regions are available HERE (click to download). 


7)    IPSC General Assembly. 


The main direction of IPSC HQ is to develop our sport and act logically based on the real-world situation, taking into account the interests of the Regions and the wishes of athletes and avoid unnecessary formalities and political ambitions.

Anyway, EC decided to organize an online voting so Regional Directors will choose the best solution for conducting the next General Assembly.


8)    IPSC Financial Report 2019


IPSC Financial report 2019 will be distributed to the Regional Directors at the second half of 2020 for their consideration.


9)   IPSC Competition Rules. June 2020 Interpretations. 


Rules interpretations for the Handgun and Combined Competition Rules extending the expiration date for 357SIG, Production Optics and Production Optics Light Divisions until 31 December 2021 have been discussed. The proper procedure for the ratification or modification is to be determined and presented to the Regional Directors.


Stay safe! DVC!


Vitaly Kryuchin

IPSC President







Estimados Directores Regionales,

Estimados atletas,

Estimados oficiales de rango,

Estimados instructores y entrenadores!


¡Espero que usted y su familia se mantengan saludables!


Me gustaría compartir algunas noticias de la reciente reunión del Consejo Ejecutivo:


1) Campeonato Panamericano de Pistola 2021


Debido a que Paraguay retiró su candidatura para dirigir el Panamericano en 2021, la oferta estaba abierta para otras Regiones de la Zona. Tres regiones han expresado su interés en presentar una oferta para organizar la competencia: Brasil, Canadá y Estados Unidos. La votación en línea tendrá lugar a principios de Julio. (Solo las Regiones de la Zona Panamericana son elegibles para votar).


2) Licitación para organizar una competencia IPSC Nivel IV-V. Requerimientos generales.


La solicitud de licitación para organizar un IPSC Nivel IV-V se actualizará para que toda la información se proporcione por escrito. La información mínima requerida será: ubicación propuesta, tipo de alojamiento y costos probables expresados en dólares estadounidenses, idea general del ‘costo de vida’ en la ubicación expresada en dólares estadounidenses, instalaciones de alcance propuestas y distancia en kilómetros / tiempo desde alojamientos, condiciones climáticas anticipadas para la época del año, información sobre la legislación sobre armas de fuego: capacidad del magazine, términos de importación de munición, longitud del cañón, precio local de la munición, posibilidad de enviar munición, posibilidad de mantener armas de fuego en los hoteles para los atletas, instalaciones para almacenar armas de fuego en la cancha, requisitos de tiempo para solicitar permisos para armas de fuego y municiones, información sobre los impuestos de importación aplicables para armas de fuego y municiones, tarifa de entrada individual propuesta en dólares estadounidenses, participación de menores en el partido, la posibilidad de alquilar armas de fuego en la cancha, etc. Sería muy importante obtener esta información antes de votar para tener una idea clara de la Región en licitación.


3) Calendario de competencias 2021-2023


Las siguientes competencias han sido pospuestas por solicitud de las Regiones anfitrionas:


a) Far East Asia Handgun Championship (Laos) se postpone para 2022.

b) European Handgun Championship (Grecia) se postpone para 2023.


El calendario de competencias actual para 2021-2023 es:



Campeonato Africano de Arma de Mano, Sudáfrica

Campeonato Panamericano de Armas de Mano, por confirmar

Handgun World Shoot, Tailandia




Action Air World Shoot, Rusia

Far East Asia Handgun Championship, Laos

PCC World Shoot, Estados Unidos

Shotgun World Shoot, Tailandia



European Handgun Championship, Grecia


4) Comité Disciplinario


Los términos de referencia del Comité Disciplinario de IPSC se están finalizando y se presentarán a los Directores Regionales muy pronto.


5) Capacidad del Pre-Match HWS


Entendiendo la gran demanda entre los atletas de IPSC de tener la oportunidad de participar en el Handgun World Shoot, se aprobó la decisión de aumentar la capacidad del Pre-Match de Handgun World Shoot a aproximadamente 500 slots sin cambiar el horario principal. Los detalles serán anunciados pronto.


6) Desarrollo de Action Air en las Regiones.


Debemos recordar que la Disciplina de Action Air es la plataforma donde podemos desarrollar el deporte junior, representar el juego IPSC en cualquier exhibición, convención y otros eventos públicos sin restricción general, en comparación a las armas de fuego regulares.

Los resultados del cuestionario sobre el desarrollo de Action Air en las Regiones esta disponible AQUI (haga click para descargar).


7) Asamblea General de IPSC.


La intención principal del HQ de IPSC es desarrollar nuestro deporte y actuar lógicamente en función de la situación actual mundial, teniendo en cuenta los intereses de las Regiones y los deseos de los atletas y evitar formalidades y ambiciones políticas innecesarias.

De todos modos, el Comité Ejecutivo decidió organizar una votación en línea para que los Directores Regionales elijan la mejor solución para llevar a cabo la próxima Asamblea General.


8) Informe financiero IPSC 2019


El informe financiero de IPSC 2019 se distribuirá a los Directores Regionales en la segunda mitad de 2020 para su consideración.


9) Reglas de Competencia IPSC. Interpretaciones de Junio 2020.


Se han discutido las interpretaciones de las reglas para la pistola y las reglas de competencia combinada que extienden la fecha de vencimiento de 357SIG, las divisiones Production Optics y Production Optics Light hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2021. El procedimiento apropiado para la ratificación o modificación se determinará y presentará a los Directores Regionales.


¡Muy Buenos Deseos de Salud! DVC!




Vitaly Kryuchin

Presidente de IPSC

Official Message from IPSC President – Match Calendar Changes 2020-2022

Official Message from IPSC President – Match Calendar Changes 2020-2022

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.

Stay Safe!


Vitaly Kryuchin
IPSC President



2019 Rifle World Shoot – Awards Ceremony and Results

2019 Rifle World Shoot – Awards Ceremony and Results

The closing ceremony of the IPSC 2nd Rifle World Shoot 2019 took place in the Conventum congress in the Örebro city, on Saturday, August 10.

 In 2019, about 650 athletes from 37 countries took part in the Rifle World Shoot. The largest national teams were represented by such countries as Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia and Germany.

The stages were run by 60 international range officers (IROA) representing and 47 national range officers (NROI) representing 10 Regions

The Organizing Committee prepared 5 areas and 30 challenging stages for the athletes at the Villingsberg shooting range, which is situated 230 km from Stockholm.

The stages were located in a military shooting zone of 20 000 hectares (ca 49 000 acres). The stage design was totally integrated into nature, in bushes, forests, and lakes. The natural décor was amazing. This “3D” range was totally appropriate for IPSC Rifle Shooting and responded the safety requirements.

The RWS 2019 lasted from August 3 to 10. The main match took place on August 4 – 9, a shoot off and the awarding ceremony took place on August 10.

The RWS 2019 closing ceremony was attended by IPSC President Vitaly Kryuchin, IROA President Dino Evangelinos, IPSC Secretary Friedrich Gepperth, IPSC Sweden Regional director and a representative of the host region Roland Dahlman, and Swedish official representatives of the regional military and city authorities, athletes, officials, and their families and guests.

 With the support of the Swedish Army and match sponsors the 2019 Rifle World Shoot was a success!


Full Report and Resutls – Click HERE