International Defensive Pistol Association Announces Inaugural IDPA World Championship
Frostproof, Florida –-(Ammoland.com)- The International Defensive Pistol Association is excited to announce the inaugural IDPA World Championship to be held September 21st – 24th, 2011 at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida.
As IDPA continues to grow within the United States as well as abroad, and from interest within the membership, we realize that the time has come to host a World Championship. We will be publishing more details related to the match in the near future.
An extra day will be added to this match to accommodate the anticipated increase in shooters interested in attending in this inaugural event. Competitors will compete over the course of two half days, thus allowing time to visit vendor areas, side matches and some of the attractions the area has to offer.
Located in central Florida, USA’s facility is located between three major cities: Orlando, Tampa Bay and Fort Myers. Between the three cities there are over 1,400 commercial flights daily. The range is easily within one hour of Orlando. Competitors, media and bystanders can take advantage of all that central Florida offers including: Universal Studios, Disney World, Sea World, Cypress Gardens and the over 50 theme parks associated with these properties. These attractions are approximately 45 minutes from the tournament facility.
The 2010 National Championship had a record setting 392 competitors with 62 competitors coming from outside the US. This is almost double the foreign participation from the previous year. We expect the World Championship to substantially increase both these numbers.
There are a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for this match with options to fit any budget. If you would like to be a part of this exciting sport, please contact IDPA for more details.
The International Defensive Pistol Association is the governing body of a practical shooting sport that simulates self defensive scenarios and real life encounters. IDPA is uniquely geared toward being friendly to the new and/or recreational shooter and yet fun and challenging for the experienced competitor. The sport was developed so that practical “everyday” guns and gear may be used competitively. IDPA is the perfect sport for the CCW holder to add experience and proficiency to his or her gun handling skills. IDPA has over 17,000 active members and more than 300 clubs in the US and around the world allowing members to safely exercise their shooting skills. IDPA also has members in 50 countries outside the US. For more information please visit www.idpa.com.