50th CISM WMSC 2018 Update

The current status of positive registrations as of today, January 27th, for the 50th WMSC in Thun, Switzerland, just one week before the final entry date of the Preliminary Agreement (PA) which is February 1st 2018 , already 16 nations have sent in their PA and another two nations have sent a  message that they will be participating. The final date for returning the Final Agreement (FA) is April 1st, 2018.

President of CISM Shooting, colonel Bruno Wolfensberger (SUI) expects more then 50 nations to participate in this 50th military world championship which will take place at the Thun Waffenplatz and Guntelsey shooting facilities from May 29th – June 6th. He is looking forward welcoming the OCR colonel Dirk Schwede (GER) and his CISM Sport Committee Shooting Team members to facilitate many new (CISM) World Records.

Preparations are still ongoing. The OC of the 50th CISM World Military Shooting Championships supported by the CISM Sport Committee members and support unit of the Swiss Army and Civil Protection region Thun (Zivilschutz) are preparing the facilities to make the participants of the CISM nations feel welcome and have the best possible circumstances to perform.

invitation 50 WMSC

3rd Cadet World Games 2018 UPDATE

By Major General Lodewyk Pusung, Chief of Delegation CISM to Indonesia the following information was shared:

Due to simultaneous local Indonesian  elections, which will be held during the period April to May 2018, the Indonesian authorities have decided that all international events must be rescheduled, this includes the 3rd CISM Cadet World Games 2018.

Due to the fact that there are no other dates mentioned, according to CISM, the Cadet World Games are still in place during the mentioned period (April 28 – May 6) until further notice.

More information should become available via the national CISM representatives and CISM website soon. You can also follow some Indonesian News and read the accompanying letter from Major General Lodewyk Pusung. CISM Indonesia web

Marko Leppä (FIN) retires in 2018

A long time CISM friend, coach for the Finnish Military Pistol Team and a member of the CISM jury team will retire in 2018. Marko has done lot of good for the Finnish military shooting and national shooting sports in his home nation.  As all military shooters know him very well, he will not be absent from the ranges. For example he will be seen in ESC air weapon championships in Györ (HUN) this February. He has been appointed as secretary-general for the 2021 ESC air weapon championships in Kisakallio, Finland.

Within CISM shooting we would like to thank Marko for his long time friendship and of course we hope to see him at many more championships in the future.

(source: FMST; picture: Mikko Taussi and Marko Leppä)

Belgium National Championship Defense Shooting

Dear CISM Friends,

Please find here the invitation to the Belgium National Championship Defense Shooting (Dynamic Shooting). ANNEXES

We hope to see you at this competition and we hope that thisdiscipline can be supported by your country to become a Category One CISM sport.

Please confirm the receipt of this invitation.

Friendship through Sport.
WO Yves Verduyn
Belgian Delegate to CISM

Note: a little different from what we are used to in CISM; have a look here

Appointment OCR for 50th WMC Shooting

On behalf of the Secretary General, you are informed by this letter concerning the appointment of the Official CISM Representative for the 2018, 50th World Military Championship Shooting to be held in Switzerland (May 29th – June 6th).

Colonel Dirk Schwede (GER), Vice President CISM Europe, will be in charge of the 50th CISM World Military Shooting Championships held in Thun.

The Official CISM Representative (OCR) at a championship may suspend an athlete, official, team or mission from further participation at that championship.

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EST course Switzerland

From December 13th to 15th, 2017, the Swiss Shooting Federation together with the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) conducted a course for judges in handling of Electronic Scoring Targets (EST). According to the statutes of the ISSF, judges may only be used at international competitions if they have passed the EST course. The speaker was mr. Willi Grill, technical director of the ISSF.

The international active judges introduced themselves to the technical secrets of electronic targets during these three days. The course was also attended by CISM Shooting judges. From Switzerland the judges Martin Gyger, Markus Schmid, Philippe Rüesch, Markus Stoller and from Germany Jörg Kropp (Secretary CSC Shooting). All have passed the EST course.