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.

7 MWG Wuhan website, emblem and mascotte launched

WUHAN, Nov. 24 (ChinaMil) — China’s Ministry of National Defense held a special press conference on the 7th CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, capital city of Hubei province, on November 24, 2017.

(pictures: by Chinese CISM Delegation and CISM press office)
During the press conference, it announced the time of the games, events, competition schedule, progress on preparation, venue construction and overall support. The emblem, mascot and slogan of the 7th CISM Military World Games were also unveiled and the official website launched on the same day.

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News from CISM-EU meeting 2018

 Our president CSC Shooting, colonel Bruno Wolfensberger, was at the Annual European CISM meeting in Nicosia (CYP) where he amongst other subjects thanked all nations who organised a CISM Shooting championship wether it was a binational, regional or multi national event.

With the personal written Thank You by president CISM, colonel Al-Shino, colonel Wolfensberger shared the credits and gratefulness with the organisers.
On a world map, colonel Wolfensberger pointed out the whereabouts of every President of a CSC and as it shows he says it’s amazing that Africa has none while Europe has more than 50% of these positions. (see attached Power Point presentation)
After 2 years of negotiations and meetings with brigadier-general Radovic of Serbia, during this European Meeting a basis has been accomplished for a Regional CISM championship in 2018 that is especially for Eastern European nations e.g. Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia Herzogovina, the Former Yogoslaf Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia.
During the EU-meeting there were discussions with all nations and they supported and it was agreed to organise this championship in the 2nd half of 2018. At this moment it is not sure which shooting events will be held in this championship. Such a areal event provides these nations an opportunity to participate without travelling great distances.
The idea of this tournament is to be held every year in another country.

Instead of the name “Regional CISM Tournament“, colonel Wolfensberger suggested that European nations should use a new term.
With a new name e.g. “CISM International (Sport) Championship” the event is better taken into account and it is more meaningful.
Also nations from outside of Europe can be a part of the event. In some countries, the term “regional” has the meaning of a national event and is therefore not always supported. The proposal for a new name has been welcomed by the participants and so Vice President Europa, colonel Schwede has been asked to discuss this proposal in the BoD to eventually make an adjustment to the CISM rules.

CISM European Conference 2017, Nicosia, CYPRUS

In the Cypriot capitol Nicosia, the Annual CISM European Conference 2017 is held from 23rd – 26th October 2017. Our president CISM Shooting, colonel Bruno Wolfensberger, is present to inform the European members and CISM HQ staff about changes in CISM Shooting, new information about shooting in the CISM Cadet Games in Indonesia and of course the 50th CISM World Military Shooting championships in 2018 and to engage the nations to participate and organise CISM Shooting championships.