MATCH RATINGS

IPSC MATCH LEVELS

LEVEL I Match (example: local weekend club match)

LEVEL II Match (example: inter-club monthly match)

LEVEL III Match (example: large Regional match)

LEVEL IV Match (example: Continental Championship)

LEVEL V Match (example: World Shoot)

 

 

 

  Level I Level II Level III Level IV Level V
01. Must follow latest edition IPSC rules M M M M M
02. Competitors must be individual members of their IPSC Region of residence R M M M M
03. Match Director M M M M M
04. Range Master (actual or designated) M M M M M
05. Range Master approved by Regional Director R R M R R
06. Range Master approved by IPSC Executive Council N/A N/A N/A M M
07. One Chief Range Officer per Area R R R M M
08. One NROI official per stage R R M M M
09. One IROA official per stage N/A N/A R M M
10. IROA Stats Officer N/A N/A R M M
11. One Range Staff (target restorer) for each 6 rounds R R R R R
12. COF approval by Regional Director R R M N/A N/A
13. COF approval by IPSC committee N/A N/A M M M
14. IPSC sanctioning * N/A N/A M M M
15. Chronograph N/A R R M M
16. Three month advance registration with IPSC N/A N/A M N/A N/A
17. IPSC Assembly approval on three year cycle N/A N/A N/A M M
18. Inclusion in IPSC Match Calendar N/A N/A M M M
19. Post match reports to IROA N/A N/A M M M
20. Recommended minimum rounds
       Handgun
       Rifle (see Rule 1.2.1)
       Shotgun
 
40
40
40
 
80
80
80
 
150
150
150
 
300
200
200
 
450
250
250

21. Number of stages
       Handgun

      Recommended minimum stages
       Handgun
       Rifle
       Shotgun

 

3
3
3

 

6
6
6

 

12
12
12

 
24


24
24

 
30


30
30

22. Recommended minimum competitors
       Handgun
       Rifle
       Shotgun
 
10
10
10
 
50
50
50
 
120
120
120
 
200
200
200
 
300
300
300
23. Match rating (points) 1 2 3 4 5
 
Key: N/A = Not Applicable, R = Recommended, M = Mandatory
 
* Point 14: Note that “N/A” means that international sanctioning of Level I and Level II matches is not required. However each Regional Director is entitled to establish his own criteria and procedures for sanctioning of Level I and Level II matches held within his own Region.