FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


 

1. I would like to shoot the match. Can you give me a slot?

No. You must apply for a slot from the Regional Director of your Region of residence

2.The schedule for the Main Match is not convenient for me. Can I shoot the Pre-Match?

No. The Pre-Match is reserved exclusively for Match Officials, Regional Directors, IPSC Patrons and Match Sponsors, all of whom must be confirmed by their Regional Director as being IPSC qualified competitors. However, if you’re a member of an official Regional Team, you must shoot with the rest of your team members in the same squad in the Main Match.

3.Where can I obtain information about being a Match Sponsor?

Send an email to sponsorship@ipsc.org

4.Where can I obtain information about becoming an IPSC Patron?

Send an email to patron@ipsc.org

5.I am a Regional Director but I cannot shoot the Pre-Match. Can I transfer my slot to another party from my Region?

No. The Regional Director’s slot is not transferable.

6.Unfortunately I must withdraw from the match. Can I transfer my slot to someone else?

No. You must surrender your slot to your Regional Director, who is the only person authorised to reallocate that slot within your Region.

7.If nobody else in my Region is able to use my slot, can my slot be given or sold to a competitor in another Region?

No. If your Regional Director is unable to find another competitor from your Region to replace you, the slot must be returned to the Match Organisers.

8.I was Champion of my division at the previous match of the same name. Do I get a free slot at this match?

Defending Division Champions (but not Category Champions), are guaranteed a slot in the same division of this match, in addition to other slots allocated to their Region, but the slot is not free.

9.What is the official IPSC refund policy?

Cancellation 90 days before the match starts: 100% refund

Cancellation 89 to 31 days before match starts: 50% refund

Cancellation 30 days or less before match starts: No refund

Note that the match start date is the first day of the Pre-Match.

10.Who do I contact about organising a refund?

Refund requests are only accepted from your Regional Director.

11.There is an error with my name or other details on the competitor list. Who should I contact?

Contact your Regional Director, who is responsible for all match registrations for his Region.

12.I want to shoot with my friends on the same squad. Who should I contact?

We no longer accept squadding requests from competitors. Squadding requests are only accepted from Regional Directors or their nominated delegate.

Squads designated for official Regional Teams are exclusively for Team Members, so non-team competitors cannot shoot with them. However, we can squad you in the same shooting session (i.e. morning or afternoon) each day. Ask your Regional Director to submit an official request.

13.My friends and I are sponsored by a company. Can we register a team under their name?

No. At Level IV and higher IPSC competitions, teams can only be registered under the name of the Region. However,  subject to the approval of your Regional Director, you might be permitted to wear shirts or logos supplied by your sponsor.

14.Am I permitted to keep my firearms and ammunition with me while I am in your country? If not, what are the storage arrangements?

Yes. You can keep with you if sou can safely preserved, or you can stored at the range.

15.I am unable to bring my own firearm, so I plan to borrow one from a friend. If he applies for the Import Permit, do I need any special documentation to be in possession of the firearm at the range or elsewhere

No, you do not need a special permit to use a gun at the range which has been legally imported by a friend.

16.Are there any restrictions against different types of bullet in your country (e.g. hollow-point, jacketed, unjacketed etc.)? 

No, there are no restrictions against different types of bullet.

17.Am I permitted to retrieve empty cases from the range floor?

No. This is a “lost brass” match. Empty cases cannot be retrieved.

18.I want to go touring before and/or after the match. Can I keep my firearms and ammunition with me? If not, what are the arrangements for storage while I am travelling?

Yes. You can keep with you if sou can safely preserved, or you can stored at the range.

19.We want to make shirts for our delegation. Who do we contact to obtain a high resolution image of the match logo?

You can download from here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B6Naj4Si_lQVakk1bkFFRlhEX28&usp=sharing

20.I want to register for one of the IROA Seminars. Who should I contact?

Send an email to iroa@ipsc.org

21.In my home Region, I usually carry a pocket knife for cutting fruit, opening cartons etc. What are the rules in your Region pertaining to pocket knives? 

Pocket knives with blades not exceeding 8 cm pocketed or holstered is generally accepted.

22.What is the Dress Code for the Opening Ceremony?

Competitors taking part in the Regional Parade are required to wear their Team or Regional Shirts, as determined by your Regional Director.
Range Officers are required to wear the uniform designated by IROA or by their National Range Officers Institute, dependent upon which organisation selected them to work the match.

23.What is the Dress Code for the Awards Presentation Dinner?

The minimum Dress Code is “Smart Casual”. For men, this means jackets and ties are not mandatory, but it means no sleeveless shirts, no shorts, no sandals, no flip-flops. Women are expected to dress commensurate with “Cocktail Party” standards.

24.Where can I buy a ticket for the Awards Presentation Dinner?

You can buy the ticket on the spot of the Awards Ceremony.