IPSC Rifle World Shoots

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The opening ceremony at the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot in Russia. Opening Ceremony 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot.jpg
The opening ceremony at the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot in Russia.
Practical Rifle
Sport Practical shooting
FoundedIn the 1970's
Motto"Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas" (DVC), Latin for "precision, power, speed"
No. of teamsNational teams
CountryOver 100
Venue(s) Shooting ranges
ConfederationAfrican, Australasian, European and Pan-American Zones
Most recent
champion(s)
Flag of Finland.svg Teemu Rintala
(2017)
ClassificationICS (IPSC Classification System)
QualificationRegion dependent number of slots. Regional selection procedures.
Level on pyramid5
Domestic cup(s)National championships
Related
competitions
IPSC Handgun, Shotgun and Action Air World Shoots
Official website ipsc.org
Sports current event.svg 2019 IPSC Rifle World Shoot

The IPSC Rifle World Shoot is the highest level rifle match within the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) which consists of several days and at least 30 separate courses of fire. [1] The Rifle World Shoots are held triennially on a rotational cycle with the other two main IPSC disciplines Handgun and Shotgun.

International Practical Shooting Confederation The international organization for the sport of practical shooting

The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) is the world's second largest shooting sport association and the largest and oldest within practical shooting. Founded in 1976, the IPSC nowadays affiliates over 100 regions from Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Competitions are held with pistol, revolver, rifle and shotgun, and competitors are divided into different divisions based on firearm and equipment features. While everyone in a division competes in the Overall category, there are also own separate awards for the categories Lady, Super Junior, Junior, Senior and Super Senior.

IPSC Handgun World Shoots

The IPSC Handgun World Shoot is the highest level handgun match within the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) which consists of several days and at least 30 separate courses of fire. The Handgun World Shoots are held triennially on a rotational cycle with the other two main IPSC disciplines Rifle and Shotgun.

IPSC Shotgun World Shoots

The IPSC Shotgun World Shoot is the highest level shotgun match within the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) and consists of several days and at least 30 separate courses of fire. The Shotgun World Shoots are held triennially on a rotational cycle with the other two main IPSC disciplines Handgun and Rifle.

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History

The first Rifle World Shoot was originally scheduled to be held in 2006 in Denmark, [2] but was postponed and later cancelled due to difficulty in arranging enough long range stages. [3] South Africa later expressed interest in hosting the event, but did not put forward a bid.[ citation needed ] In 2009 Norway hosted the first European Rifle Championship with most of the top competitors from America, Europe and the rest of the world present. Norway afterwards intended to bid for hosting the first Rifle World Shoot in 2013, but had to withdraw the bid [4] due to financial reasons and lack of facilities. Russia then successfully bid in 2013 to host the first IPSC Rifle World Shoot in 2016, [5] and planned to hold the competition at the newly constructed shooting range in Patriot Park near Moscow, [6] an ideal range for such a large competition. [7] In order to finish the construction of the new shooting range IPSC approved to reschedule the inaugural championship to 2017. The first IPSC Rifle Championship was therefore held in June 2017. The second IPSC Rifle World Shoot has been awarded to Sweden, and will be hosted in Karlskoga during August 2019. [8]

Long range shooting

Long range shooting is a collective term for shooting disciplines where the shooter has to engage targets at such long distances that he has to calculate ballistics, especially in regards to wind. While shooting at shorter or "regular" ranges, one usually has to adjust the sights only in regards to gravity but, when the range is extended, wind drift will be the first factor affecting precision to the extent that it must be taken into account. Some would argue that long range shooting starts where assessment of wind, distance, and various atmospheric conditions are equally important for the results as pure shooting skills - meaning that even if one conducts a technically perfect shot, the shooter will miss the target because of incorrect calculations, or forgetting to take some element into consideration. It is widely accepted within interdisciplinary circles that long range means the target is more than 600 meters away, while extreme long range is generally accepted as when the target distance is more than 1000 meters away from the shooter.

The IPSC European Rifle Championship is an IPSC level 4 championship hosted every third year in Europe.

List of Rifle World Shoots

The following is a list of previous and future World Shoots:

2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot

The 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot I held at the Patriot Park in Kubinka, Moscow, Russia was the first IPSC Rifle World Shoot. The match consisted of 30 stages over 6 days and 591 competitors from 40 nations.

Patriot Park

Patriot Park is a theme park in Kubinka, Russia that is themed around equipment of the Russian military. The park, which officially opened in 2016, is designed around a military theme, and includes interactive exhibits with military equipment. The park incorporates the Aviation Museum of the Kubinka air base and the Kubinka Tank Museum. The location of the exhibits and the restrictions for civilian visitors are changed very often without any notifications.

Moscow Capital city of Russia

Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 20 million within the metropolitan area. Moscow is one of Russia's federal cities.

Individual Champions

The Gold Medal of the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot. The Gold Medal of the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot.jpg
The Gold Medal of the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot.

Overall category

YearDivision Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg BronzeWorld Shoot
2017Open Flag of Finland.svg Teemu Rintala Flag of Finland.svg Raine Peltokoski Flag of Finland.svg Jarkko Laukia World Shoot I
2017Standard Flag of Norway.svg Håvard Østgaard Flag of Finland.svg Sami Hautamäki Flag of Finland.svg Timo Vehvilainen World Shoot I
2017Manual Open Flag of Russia.svg Roman Khalitov Flag of Russia.svg Egor Khramov Flag of Sweden.svg Erik Bjaelkvall World Shoot I
2017Manual Standard Flag of Russia.svg Vladimir Chamyan Flag of Russia.svg Andrei Kirisenko Flag of Russia.svg Vladimir Novikov World Shoot I

Lady category

From left to right: Ashley Rheuark, Lena Miculek and Maria Gushchina. Podium for the Open Division Lady category at the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot.jpg
From left to right: Ashley Rheuark, Lena Miculek and Maria Gushchina.
Ashley Rheuark at the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot. Ashley Rheuark at the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot.jpg
Ashley Rheuark at the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot.
YearDivision Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg BronzeWorld Shoot
2017Open Flag of the United States.svg Lena Miculek Flag of the United States.svg Ashley Rheuark Flag of Russia.svg Maria Gushchina World Shoot I
2017Standard Flag of Russia.svg Anastasiya Tereshina Flag of Russia.svg Anna Puzyreva Flag of Russia.svg Elena Merkulova World Shoot I
2017Manual Open Flag of Russia.svg Alena Karelina Flag of Russia.svg Irina Perfileva Flag of Russia.svg Tatiana Korobeinik World Shoot I
2017Manual Standard Flag of Russia.svg Tatiana Isupova Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Olga Axyonkina Flag of Russia.svg Svetlana Kostromina World Shoot I

Junior category

YearDivision Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg BronzeWorld Shoot
2017Open Flag of Russia.svg Andrei Kalinin Flag of Russia.svg Albert Gladkovskiy Flag of Russia.svg Dmitry Novikov World Shoot I

Senior category

Jerry Miculek on top of the podium for the Open Division Super Senior category at the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot. Podium for the Open Division Super Senior category at the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot.jpg
Jerry Miculek on top of the podium for the Open Division Super Senior category at the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot.
YearDivision Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg BronzeWorld Shoot
2017Open Flag of the United States.svg Jose Vidanes Flag of Estonia.svg Armin Meesit Flag of the United States.svg Jeffrey Cramblit World Shoot I
2017Standard Flag of Finland.svg Mikael Kaislaranta Flag of Slovakia.svg Jan Palka Flag of Russia.svg Vitaly Konev World Shoot I
2017Manual Open Flag of Russia.svg Ramazan Mubarakov Flag of Russia.svg Evgeny Efimov Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Egidio Fossati World Shoot I

Super Senior category

YearDivision Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg BronzeWorld Shoot
2017Open Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Miculek Flag of Finland.svg Pertti Karhunen Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Kressibucher World Shoot I

Teams

Overall teams

YearDivision Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg BronzeWorld Shoot
2017OpenFlag of Finland.svg  Finland Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Norway.svg  Norway World Shoot I
2017StandardFlag of Finland.svg  Finland Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Flag of Russia.svg  Russia World Shoot I

Lady teams

YearDivision Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg BronzeWorld Shoot
2017Open LadyFlag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Finland.svg  Finland World Shoot I

Senior teams

YearDivision Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg BronzeWorld Shoot
2017Open SeniorFlag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Flag of Italy.svg  Italy World Shoot I

See also

The IPSC Action Air World Shoot is the highest level Action Air match within the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC). The Action Air World Shoots are currently held triennially on the same cycle as the IPSC Shotgun World Shoots.

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