Slots

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.

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. Moreover, 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.

Where can I obtain information about being a Match Sponsor?

Send an email to sponsorship@ipsc.org

Where can I obtain information about becoming an IPSC Patron?

Send an email to patron@ipsc.org

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. It can only be used by the Regional Director or by his official delegate representing him at the IPSC Assembly when the Regional Director is personally unable to attend.

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.

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 IPSC.

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.

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 starts on the first day of the Pre-Match.

Who do I contact about organising a refund?

Refund requests are only accepted from your Regional Director.

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.

Firearms and Ammunition

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 are permitted to keep your firearms and ammunition with you while you are in the country under the condition that the firearm be stored in a gun case, unloaded with a lock into the trigger guard. The ammunition must be stored in a different case than the gun case.

Events

What's the location for the IROA Level II Chief Range Officer Seminar?

The National Shooting Center – Route de Lignières – La Martinerie – 36130 DÉOLS

What's the location for the IROA First Aid Seminar?

National Shooting Center – Route de Lignières – La Martinerie – 36130 DÉOLS

What's the location for the IPSC General Assembly?

Barbillat Touraine Venue – Avenue Daniel-Bernardet – 36000 CHATEAUROUX

Squadding

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, unless there are vacancies due to one or more teams only having three members. However, we will do our best to squad you in the same shooting session (i.e. morning or afternoon) each day. Ask your Regional Director to submit an official request to cover all his competitors.

I want to shoot with my friend from another region. How can I arrange this?

His Regional Director and yours must both submit a written request.

My friends and I would like to form a team. Who should I contact?

Team requests are only accepted from Regional Directors. Note that each Region can only field one team in each Division and Division/Category listed in Appendix A1 of the rulebooks.

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.

Transportation

At which airport(s) should I arrive in your country?

The main airport is Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

You can also fly to an alternate regional airport: Chatearoux-Centre Airport

Alternative Airports:
Nantes
Bordeaux
Lyon
Marseille

Miscellaneous

What is the Match Hotel?

The Match Hotel is the BEST WESTERN – HOTEL COLBERT, located on 3 Avenue de la Châtre – 36000 CHATEAUROUX

What are the Range Officers Hotels?

There are two hotels for Range Officers:

IBIS – 13 Rue Victor Hugo – 36000 CHATEAUROUX

INTER-HOTEL AMARYS – Allée du Forum – 36330 LE POINCONNET – CHATEAUROUX

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

Send an email to infowsxviii@fftir.org

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

Send an email to iroa@ipsc.org

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.

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.