Update on the IDPA World Shooting Championship
River Ranch, FL –-(Ammoland.com)- The preparations for the inaugural IDPA World Championship continue to progress and we would like to keep everyone apprised as we finalize the many various elements to this exciting match.
First we would like to announce the release of the Team Entry form. All countries submitting a team for competition in the World Championship will need to complete this entry form and submit it to IDPA Headquarters as soon as possible.
We would like to finalize the teams before we begin accepting the individual entries on June 1st. All persons on the team will not only compete in the team challenge but for placement in the individual standings as well. The team form is available for download from the IDPA website on the World Championship page or by following this www.idpa.com/champ_info.asp link.
We will also begin taking entries for those members that would like to be part of the match by helping out as Safety Officers or Match Staff. There are numerous positions to fill in this match from Safety Officers, Squad Guides (and SO), score runners, beverage cart runners and several other positions. Those chosen to help work the match will receive free entry and hotel accommodations as well as other perks to help express our appreciation for your willingness to help produce a match of this high caliber. The Match Director and HQ will be selecting the staff from all the entries received. The SO and Staff form is available for download from the IDPA website on the World Championship page or by following this http://www.idpa.com/champ_info.asp link.
Lastly, we would like to announce the official Match hotel for the IDPA World Championship. HQ is very happy to announce that we will be partnering with the Westgate River Ranch to host our competitors for this event. Westgate will also be the location of the Hospitality Rooms and match Sign-in as well the Saturday night Awards Banquet. Westgate is a beautiful facility that is located only 17 miles from the range. Westgate River Ranch consists of 1,700 beautiful acres in Central Florida and just an hour from Orlando. Westgate River Ranch boasts Western-themed accommodations, an abundance of recreational activities such as horseback riding, nature hikes, fishing, swimming, boating, airboat and swamp buggy rides, trap and skeet shooting, hayrides, cookouts, a petting farm and more! It is a unique opportunity for families and friends to spend quality time with each other. It also boasts the award-winning Smokehouse Grill and the River Ranch Saloon to help relax after a day at the range. Pricing for accommodations starts at $79.00. You must contact Westgate directly to make reservations. The number is 863-692-2913. The rooms are blocked under group code 24-873 and please identify your self as attending the IDPA World Championship.
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.