letter of courtesy

Under the motto of CISM “Friendship Through Sport” and according to the CISM Policy Manual, the Chief of Mission should, up on return to his country, address a letter of coutersy to the organising delegation through his Chief of Delegation.

If you wish to thank the Swiss CISM team, Civil Protection of Thun and the Swiss Shooting Sport federation for a world championship that has met high results and left good memories, don’t forget to do this according to the CISM policy manual.

The CSC Shooting encourages the participating countries to let the Swiss delegation know what you have experienced in Thun.

Program 50th MWC Shooting Thun

World Championships Program

*check the organizers website for the latest times -> here

Wednesday,  30th May

16.30-18.30 Opening ceremony Town-hall court Thun
results can be found here
Thursday, 31st May
8.30-9.30 Pistol 25m CF Precision Men Team match (1.Relay) Auwald
8.30-10.30 Rifle 300m Standard 3-pos Men Team (1. Relay) Guntelsey
9-10.00 Rifle 50m Prone Women Team (1. Relay) Guntelsey
10-11.00 Pistol 25m CF Precision Men Team (2. Relay) Auwald
11-12.00 Rifle 50m Prone Women Team (2. Relay) Guntelsey
11.15-13.15 Rifle 300m Standard 3-pos Men Team (2. Relay) Guntelsey
11.30-12.30 Pistol 25m CF Precision Men Team (3. Relay) Auwald
14-15.00 Pistol 25m SP Precision Women Team (1. Relay) Auwald
14-16.00 Rifle 300m Standard 3-pos Men Team (3. Relay) Guntelsey
15.30-16.30 Pistol 25m SP Precision Women Team (2. Relay) Auwald
Friday, 1st June
8.30-9.30 Pistol 25m CF Rapid Men Team (1. Relay) Auwald
9-10.00 Rifle 50m Prone Women Individual Guntelsey
9-11.00 Rifle 300m Standard 3-pos Men Individual Guntelsey
10.00-11.00 Pistol 25m CF Rapid Men Team (2. Relay) Auwald
11.30-12.30 Pistol 25m CF Rapid Men Team (3. Relay) Auwald
14.00-15.00 Pistol 25m SP Rapid Women Team (1. Relay) Auwald
15.30-16.30 Pistol 25m SP Rapid Women Team (2. Relay) Auwald
Saturday, 2nd June
8.00-10.00 Pistol 25m CF (Center Fire) Men Individual Auwald
10.30-12.30 Pistol 25m SP (Sport Pistol) Women Individual Auwald
Sunday, 3rd June (Officials Day)
8.00-9.00 Pistol 25m Military Rapid Fire Men Team (1. Relay) Auwald
8.30-10.00 Rifle 300m Military Rapid Fire Men Team (1. Relay) Guntelsey
9.00-11.45 Rifle 50m 3-positions Women Team (1. Relay) Guntelsey
9.30-10.30 Pistol 25m Military Rapid Fire Men Team (2. Relay) Auwald
10.45-12.15 Rifle 300m Military Rapid Fire Men Team (2. Relay) Guntelsey
11-12.00 Pistol 25m Military Rapid Fire Men Team (3. Relay) Auwald
12.30-13.30 Pistol 25m Military Rapid Fire Women Team (1. Relay) Auwald
13.30-16.15 Rifle 50m 3-positions Women Team (2. Relay) Guntelsey
14-15.00 Pistol 25m Military Rapid Fire  Women Team (2. Relay) Auwald
14-15.30 Rifle 300m Military Rapid Fire MenTeam (3. Relay) Guntelsey
Monday, 4th June
9.00-10.15 Pistol 25m Military Rapid Fire Men Individual match Auwald
9.00-10.45 Rifle 300m Military Rapid Fire Men Individual match Guntelsey
9.00-11.45 Rifle 50m 3-posistion Women Individual match Guntelsey
10.45-12 Pistol 25m Military Rapid Fire Women Indiv match Auwald
Tuesday, 5th June
17-19.00 Medal parade, Closing ceremony & dinner Stadion Lachen

CISM regional tournament Lienz (AUT) 2018

The Swiss shooting Federation has published some news items on this CISM shooting event.  Read them here: http://www.swissshooting.ch or download in PDF

Results Standard rifle 300m 3×20 Team, May 9th: 1. Switzerland (Andrea Rossi 583; Rafael Bereuter 580; Gilles Dufaux 580) 1743; 2. Austria (Bernhard Pickl 584; Gernot Rumpler 583; Alexander Schmirl 565) 1732; 3. Poland (Robert Kraskowski 574; Bartosz Skorupa 572; Rafal Lukaszyk 560) 1706; 4. Hungary (Norbert Szabian 545; Patrik Pragai 545; Karoly Zentai 477) 1567; 5. United Arabic Emirates (Mohammed Almeqbaali 527; Salem Alnaqbi 516; Salem Alkatheeri 515) 1558.

Results Standard rifle 300m 3×20 Individual, May 10th: 1. Gilles Dufaux (Granges-Paccot FR) 585; 2. Andrea Rossi (Dietfurt SG) 582 (20 IZ); 3. Rafael Bereuter (Müswangen LU) 582 (17 IZ); 4. Gernot Rumpler (AUT) 581; 5. Robert Kraskowski (POL) 579; 6. Bernhard Pickl (AUT) 576; 7. Alexander Schmirl (AUT) 573; 8. Bartosz Skorupa (POL) 571. Total 16 Participants

Results Rifle 300m Military Rapid Fire Team, May 10th: 1. Switzerland (Gilles Dufaux 574; Rafael Bereuter 563; Andrea Rossi 560) 1697; 2. Poland 1666; 3. Austria 1665; 4. Hungary 1478; 5. United Arabic Emirates 1330.

Results Rifle 300m Military Rapid Fire Individual: 1. Rafael Bereuter (Müswangen LU) 573; 2. Gilles Dufaux (Granges-Paccot FR) 569; 3. Bernhard Pickl (AUT) 565; 4. Andrea Rossi (Dietfurt SG) 563; 5. Gernot Rumpler (AUT) 562; 6. Robert Kraskowski (POL) 559; 7. Alexander Schmirl (AUT) 557; 8. Bartosz Skorupa (POL) 556.

Results Rifle 300m Combination: 1. Rafael Bereuter 1155 (582+573); 2. Gilles Dufaux 1154 (585+569); 3. Andrea Rossi 1145 (582+563); 4. Gernot Rumpler (AUT) 1143; 5. Bernhard Pickl (AUT) 1141; 6. Robert Kraskowski (POL) 1138; 7. Alexander Schmirl (AUT) 1130; 8. Bartosz Skorupa (POL) 1127.

CISM Shooting Competition in Lienz (AUT)

May 11, 2018 – In the period from 8 to 11 May 2018, the international military comparison tournament was held in the shooting range on the shooting range “Lavanter Forcha” near Lienz.

The participating military athletes came from Poland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and Hungary. Host nation Austria was represented by the Bundesheer-Leistungssportler Zugsführer Alexander Schmirl, Zugsführer Bernhard Pickl and Korporal Gernot Rumpler.

The competition
The competition was held in the disciplines “Slow Fire” and “Rapid Fire” both as a team competition and in singles. This time, the shooters from Switzerland dominated over the whole week. Their constant shooting performance kept them in the gold medal. The Austrians did not quite find their usual form from the start, yet they won silver in the “Slow Fire Team” and the bronze medal in the “Rapid Fire Team”.

In the “Rapid Fire Single”, Zugsführer Bernhard Pickl prevented by an excellent passage a Swiss triple victory and fought his way to the bronze medal; on silver, only five rings were missing after 60 shots. The event ended on Friday at the grounds of the seminar center Iselsberg with a victory ceremony in a military setting.

pictures (Facebook by SSgt Mike Gottlieber)

Source: www.bundesheer.at – sport

Update 50th WMSC Thun 2018

The official website of the 50th CISM World Military Shooting championships is online!


The following 46 (!) nations have sent in their Preliminary Entry forms:

1. Bahrain
2. Belgium
3. Bosnia-Herzegowina
4. Brasil
5. Bulgaria
6. Chili
7. China
8. Denmark
9. Germany
10. Ecuador
11. Eritrea
12. Estland
13. Finland
14. France
15. India
16. Indonesia
17. Ireland
18. Canada
19. Columbia
20. Croatia
21. Kuwait
22. Lettland
23. Lebanon
24. Lituania
25. Luxembourg
26. Netherlands
27. North Korea
28. Norway
29. Oman
30. Austria
31. Palestina
32. Peru
33. Poland
34. Rumania
35. Russia
36. Sweden
37. Serbia
38. Slovenia
39. Spain
40. South Korea
41. Czechia
42. Tunisia
43. Turkey
44. Ukraine
45. Hungary
46. Belarus

programme (German)

3rd CISM Cadet Games… to be continued

In two weeks the CISM GA will be held in Punta Cana and Indonesia will present the “new”  3rd CISM Cadet Games proposal. These Games could be held in October, but the General Assembly and Indonesian Organiser have to come to an understanding.

Meanwhile the CSC Shooting will update information and contacts and inform the OC of the Cadet Games what it looks like in CISM Shooting.

After the final decision is taken, and the Games will go on, you will be informed by this website.
Major General Sodic from Indonesia (Chief of the OC) will most possibly come to Switzerland for the 50th MWC, which gives the possibility to talk directly to him to fix all the open points in Shooting.

Meanwhile we received the information that the Shooting Range is ready, 20 new lines in 300m including a rebuild Range and 20 new combined 25 / 50 m range with a new building. Check out the latest pictures as all this is newly built.

Bronze for Anna Normann (SWE) in R8 Women’s 3p

Message from our special reporter Liam Crawford (IRL)at the Para Shooting World Cup in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates:
Our CISM friend Anna Normann of Sweden in the R8 Women’s 50m Rifle – 3p here in Al Ain, UAE. Her first WSPS Final; Anna Normann won the Bronze medal!

Those who have been attending the CISM Regional in Thun, Switzerland 2017 will be aware of Anna limping to the winners podium. Unfortunately, her foot injury is not getting better. Anna has been classified this week as an SH1a Paralympic shooter. Wasting no time she started her first match in R3 10m mixed prone yesterday finishing in the middle of the field at 24th. Today Anna shot the R8 Women’s Three Position match finishing qualification in Third and going on to retain third place in the final. Anna has two events remaining in this World Cup but already she has made her mark in World Shooting Para Sports. Delighted for her. Friendship through Sports.

More info on the WC in UAE and Para shooting and Facebook

(pictures by Liam Crawford – IRL)

the successful 2008 Swedish team: Christina Bengtsson, Anna Normann (middle) & Linda Olofsson

CISM is Silver in ISSF WC Mexico 2018

CISM athletes participating in the World Cup in Mexico 2018 are doing great.  There was a well deserved silver medal for CISM athlete Bernhard Pickl (AUT) at the ISSF World Cup in Mexico in the 50m Men 3 position match. Another silver medal was won by our CISM friend Doreen Vennekamp (GER) at the 25m Women Pistol finals match. Heidi Diethelm Gerber (SUI) finished 7th and Michelle Skeries (GER) finished 6th after Shoot off. In the 50m Women 3 position Rifle finals, CISM friend Beate Koestel (GER) finished 7th. Congratulations from the CISM Sport Committee Shooting!

find schedule here and all results here

CISM success at 10M EC Győr, Hungary

At the 2018 European championship in 10m air pistol, Celine Gobervile (FRA) and Yusuf Dikec (TUR) both won gold medal in the women and men event. Joao Costa (POR) won bronze right followed by Anton Gurianov (RUS) who became 4th, Oleh Omelchuk  (UKR) who became 7th and Giuseppe Giordano (ITA) who became 8th in the men 10m Air Pistol event. In women’s air rifle 10m, Jolyn Beer (GER) came 8th in the finals, as in the men’s 10m air rifle event, Alexander Schmirl (AUT) became 7th.
In the 10m Air Pistol Women Team event, Germany won Silver behind Russia and guess who was in this team? CISM friends Sandra Reitz, Monika Karsch & Carina Wimmer! In the 10m Air Pistol Men Team event, Ukraine won gold with the team of Oleh Omelchuk, followed by Serbia and Germany. In 4th place came Russia with Anton Gurianov and his team. This was another great achievement for these sympathetic CISM athletes!

In the jury Marko Leppa, also a CISM friend from Finland was attending. All results of the event can be found in the Sius Ascor website

(Copyright pictures by ESC media, Joao Costa, Celine Gobervile & Sandra Reitz and Dansk Skytte Union)