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Announcement regarding IPSC Handgun World Shoot and IPSC Pan American Handgun Championship
USPSA Headquarters
Jun 10, 2021

To:  

USPSA Members with slots to the IPSC Handgun World Shoot XIX

USPSA Members with slots to the IPSC Pan American Handgun Championship

USPSA Members who are awaiting slots for either event on waitlists

USPSA Members who are interested in IPSC Rifle, Shotgun, and PCC World Championships

USPSA Members who are interested in IPSC Handgun World Shoot XX


On June 8, 2021, the IPSC Continental Council met with the IPSC Executive Council to discuss several important issues including the future of the IPSC Handgun World Shoot, the IPSC Pan American Handgun Championship, and the entire schedule of events for level 4 and 5 IPSC Championships.  


Currently, the global pandemic reaction in Thailand, as well as many other countries, is unpredictable.  In Thailand specifically, only fully vaccinated persons may enter the country.  All persons who arrive there must quarantine for 14 days, and if the match were to continue under those restrictions, participants could only travel to the range and hotel.  All persons from one country are to arrive on one plane or bus, and stay in one hotel.  Not more than 20 people can be together in one place.  Many countries still require an additional quarantine after returning home from Thailand.  


The Handgun World Shoot hosts, along with the IPSC Executive Council, with the support of the IPSC Continental Council have decided to postpone the IPSC Handgun World Shoot until November/December 2022.


Currently, the global pandemic reaction in the United States makes it difficult for competitors and range officials to get Visa’s to enter the United States from many countries in the IPSC Pan American Zone, and around the world for IROA Range Officers.  For this reason, it was also decided to postpone the IPSC Pan American Handgun Championship until September 2022.


The first IPSC PCC World Shoot will be rescheduled for some time in 2023.

Due to the these changes, Rifle and Shotgun World Shoot Matches will likely also be rescheduled at a future date.  There will be more information when it is available.  

What does this mean for those with earned slots to the IPSC Handgun Worldshoot?  

If you earned a slot, and paid for it, you still have a slot for the match, when it occurs.  

If at any time you forfeit your slot and subsequent payment, then we will offer any vacant positions, team or individual, to the next person per the slot policy.  

If you are on the waitlist, having completed in the qualifying matches in 2018 and 2019, but do not yet have a slot, you are still on the waitlist, and will be notified if a slot becomes available to you.  

If you signed up for the early match, formerly the pre-match, then you still have a slot to match one as well.  

For those interested in the IPSC PCC World Shoot, the slot policy for this match includes only events from 2020 and 2021, and has not changed.

For those interested in IPSC Rifle and Shotgun World Shoot slots, these events do not have qualifier matches, as the allocated slots have traditionally outnumbered the number of interested competitors in the United States, and teams have been selected by the Regional Director using empirical performance and participation data.

If you are interested in qualifying for the following IPSC Handgun World Shoot, note, that per the slot policy, the qualifying matches will not be announced until the next IPSC Handgun World Shoot is over.


USPSA President and CEO

IPSC Regional Director

Member of the IPSC Continental Council