Thailand –-(Ammoland.com)- The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) held its Forty-Second General Assembly (GA) at the Mytt Beach Hotel, in Pattaya, Thailand on September 16, 2018.
The event, which was hosted this year by the IPSC Thailand authorities, was attended by IPSC Regions’ representatives from all the six continents to hear reports on the main achievements during the previous year and discuss the future development of IPSC.
The preliminary results of the votes of the Forty-Second IPSC General Assembly were as follows:
RESULTS OF THE VOTES ON IPSC ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL MATTERS
The IPSC General Assembly accepted the minutes of the previous Assemblyheld in Chateauroux, France, 26 October 2017, as well as that the chartered accounting firm of PwC be appointed as auditors for financial year 2018.
Regarding the payment of membership fees, the GA decided that:
- The annual IPSC Affiliation Fee payable under Section 10.7 of the IPSC Constitution be set at US$600 if paid by the 31st January, or US$700 thereafter.
- The annual IPSC Per Capita Fee payable under Section 10.7 of the IPSC Constitution be set at US$5 per member if paid by the 30th June, or US$6 per member thereafter, subject to a maximum cap of 3,000 members per Region.
In addition, the GA agreed that the Sanctioning fee for a Level III match be raised to 150 EUR, to reflect the true cost of providing President's Medals, and that the remuneration and salary proposals as approved by the Executive Council and circulated to the Regions be accepted.
RESULTS OF THE VOTES ON IPSC REGIONS
The three Regions of Cambodia, Guam and Lebanon, were definitively acceptedas members of the Confederation.
In addition, the three new Regions of Mexico, Republic of Korea and Swaziland were provisionally accepted as members for one year.
At the same time, the seven IPSC Regions of Albania, Armenia, Colombia, Fiji, Georgia, Nicaragua and Saint Lucia will be declared vacant if not in good standing by December 31, 2018.
RESULTS OF THE VOTES ON MISSIA PLAN ADOPTION
The plan to initiate the Master International Shooting Safety Instructor Association (MISSIA) was adopted.
RESULTS OF THE VOTES ON IPSC COMPETITION RULES
IPSC Competition Rules ‐June 2018 Interpretations, as published on the IPSC website, were ratified,and the Assembly allowed the following rule motions, notwithstanding that this was not a Handgun World Championship Assembly.
It was agreed that that the current editions of the IPSC Competition Rules for Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun, Combined, Mini Rifle and Action Air be renamed as January 2019 Edition and that all subsequent proposals in this section of the agenda be treated as proposals to amend the January 2019 Edition Competition Rules.
In 2018, the General Assembly decided to introduce Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) as a separate discipline using the Proposal C rules.
In addition, the GA adopted the following Proposals from the IPSC Rules Committee:
- Proposal A and B on Handgun Production Optics and Production Optics Light Divisions was approved, and will be under evaluation, unless extended, it will expire on 31 December 2020.
- Proposal B on Handgun and Action Air Production Divisions.
- Proposal D on rules common to all IPSC Disciplines with partial deletion of proposal and new wording:
Proposal for 8.1.4 dropped.
Proposal for 188.8.131.52 dropped.
New wording for 8.6.5 proposal, “If the Range Officer notices the problem before the competitor, he must immediately stop the competitor” to be deleted from proposal.
New wording for 8.6.6 proposal, “Violations are subject to Section 10.6” to be deleted from proposal.
New wording for 11.1.5 proposal, last part to read “Audio and/or video recordings may be accepted as evidence.”
- Proposal E on rules common to more than one IPSC Discipline.
- Proposal F on Handgun Competition Rules. The proposal to adopt a single table format was rejected, but the proposals to amend special conditions 14, 16 and 17 were approved.
- Proposal G on Rifle Competition Rules amended and a new division to be created for “Manual Action, Lever Release” and to delete special condition 11.
- Proposal H on Mini Rifle Competition Rules.
- Proposal I on Action Air Competition Rules.
Additionally, the General Assembly adopted following Proposals from the IPSC Regions:
- The proposal from the Region of Hong Kong on Action Air Competition Rules.
Also, the IPSC Executive Council was authorized to make corrections to any numbering, spelling, punctuation and/or formatting errors in the January 2019 Edition rule books,provided that such changes do not alter the meaning or intent of any rule. Likewise, other errors and conflicts may also be corrected.
RESULTS FROM THE VOTES ON IPSC MATCHES
In 2018, the General Assembly decided that:
- The 2019 Rifle World Shoot II will be hosted in Sweden.
- The 2019 European Handgun Championship will be hosted inSerbia.
- The 2019 Australasia Handgun Championship will be hosted in Philippines.
- The 2019 Latin American Handgun Championship will be hosted in Argentina.
- The 2020 Handgun World Shoot XIX will be hosted in Thailand.
- The 2021 African Handgun Championship will be hosted in South Africa.
- The 2021 Far East Asia Handgun Championship will be hosted in Laos.
- The 2021 Pan‐American Handgun Championship will be hosted in Paraguay.
- The 2021 Action Air World Shoot II will be hosted inRussia.
- The 2021 Shotgun World Shoot IV will be hosted in Thailand.
The 2019 IPSC General Assembly will take place in Serbia in September 2019 before the European Handgun Championship (EHC2019).
About the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC)
The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC)was founded in 1976 as a shooting sport and today recognizes all the main shooting disciplines – Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun, and Action Air. The Latin words Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas (DVC) meaning accuracy, power, and speed are IPSC’s motto and form the foundation for competition.
IPSC also emphasizes procedures for safe gun handling and strict adherence to the rules governing the sport. In IPSC courses of fire the results are calculated by dividing the competitor’s target score by the time taken to complete the course of fire. The shooter must be the most accurate and fastest to win.
Courses of fire utilize many aspects not found in the more traditional shooting disciplines such as movement by the shooter, moving targets, multiple targets, and the freedom for the shooter to solve the shooting challenges presented in the courses of fire. Therefore, competitions are very exciting for competitors and interesting for spectators.
105 countries (IPSC Regions) are members of the Confederation and actively organize IPSC Matches. The number of active IPSC competitors worldwide exceeded 200,000 in 2017 with 351 IPSC national and international sanctioned matches held.