Successful test for Military World Championship Shooting 2018 in Thun


Main test: Christian Wanner looks optimistically at the CISM World Cup 2018 in Thuner Guntelsey. Picture: Andreas Tschopp

The international tournament in military sports shooting of the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) has a tradition in Thun. With representatives from 20 nations at the competitions in Thuner Guntelsey in the first week of October, participation was particularly good this year.

For the organization of the tournament Christian Wanner was responsible for the first time, the new CISM disciplines team chef. As such, Wanner is extremely pleased with the progress of the tournament in which Switzerland was able to receive the award as the best nation in the event, which was also the main test for the CISM World Cup 2018 in Thun.

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Photo album Thun 2018

Here you can see all pictures of the CISM Regional Shooting championships 2018.

These championships were a try out for the 50th CISM World Military Shooting championships held in Switzerland in 2019. Keep your eyes on this website for updates and news.

letter of courtessy

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 courtessy to the organising delegation through his Chief of Delegation.

If you wish to thank the Swiss CISM team, Civil Protection of Thun and  Swiss Shooting Sport federation for a 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.

Day 3 Regional CISM Shooting championship Thun 2017

Day 3 in the CISM Regional Shooting championship is known as the loudest day in the week. Military Rapid Fire matches will be shot both in 25m Pistol and 300m Rifle and at the 50m women range the 3 Positions 3×20 Women match it will be hard to not be influenced by these loud noises. Meanwhile, local and Swiss Shooting authorities and other distinguished guests are invited to visit the Guentelsey ranges and find the international teams fighting for gold, silver and bronze under the CISM motto “Friendship through sport”. At the end of the day, all teams and organising committee will gather together and once the prices are handed to the winners and best shooters of the championship, a lovely meal will close these championships. President CISM Shooting, colonel Bruno Wolfensberger will attend in Thun to update the teams on CISM Shooting developments and personally have a look at the various matches.

Day 3 results:

25m Pistol Military Rapid Fire men Team match 25m Pistol Military Rapid Fire men Team match Individual Results
25m Pistol Military Rapid Fire men Individual match

300m Rifle Military Rapid Fire men Team match
300m Rifle Military Rapid Fire men Team match Individual Results
300m Rifle Military Rapid Fire men Individual match

50m Rifle 3×20 women Team match
50m Rifle 3×20 women Team match Individual results
50m Rifle 3×20 women Individual match

The complete result book

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Day 2 Regional CISM Shooting championship Thun 2017

It is widely known that the Regional CISM shooting championshipsin Switzerland work as a Swiss watch. The high quality Swiss CISM staff, excellent expertise in all disciplines, good support and professionals at all stations; for that reason many international teams want to participate and many had to be disappointed. In 2018 however, every national CISM team is invited to participate and enjoy the excellent Swiss shooting climate at the 50th CISM Military World Championships in shooting.

In the 2017 Regional the following figures say enough:
Total                 21 Nations             172 Participants (116 Shooters 54 Officials)
Men Pistol        15 Nations             45 Participants
Men Rifle          17 Nations             48 Participants
Women Rifle     8 Nations               25 Participants

Results after 2 days:
25 Metre Center Fire Pistol Men Individual match
25 Metre Center Fire Pistol Men Team match
25 Metre Center Fire Pistol Men Individual results Team match

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Day 1 Regional CISM Shooting championship Thun 2017

In Thun (SUI) the CISM regional shooting championship has started in a good atmosphere and with lots of effort of the professional Swiss CISM Team. Most of the participating teams have arrived on Sunday and Monday and due to repairs in the Thun barracks they are lodged near the Guentelsey ranges in the facilities of the Civil Protection Force. The “Friendship through sport” program can be seen here

Live results can be followed here.
News Item from Swiss Shooting Union
News page of Swiss CISM Staff.

Here you find the results of the first match day:

(Pictures kindly presented by organiser athletes and the Swiss Shooting Union)

Can you focus?

How do you bring out the best in yourself? According to Christina Bengtsson – Swedish CISM athlete, world champion in precision shooting and Air Force officer – the answer lies in the word “focus”. It is a phenomenon she has spent her whole career exploring and she warns us that part of the next generation may not possess this ability. Currently, our intense society keeps vying for our attention via media and technology and this is distracting us from breaking personal records. In her TEDx-talk, Christina teaches us how to stay present and shares her captivating story of literally going from zero to hero by using the power of focus.

Christina Bengtsson is a world class athlete, author, lecturer, entrepreneur, and military officer in the Swedish Armed Forces. Her book ”The art of focus – 10,9” gives us tangible advice on how to control our thoughts and stay focused in both our professional and personal life. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Watch the video here 

The book named “The Art of Focus: 10,9” has recently been translated into the English language so not only the Scandinavian natives can read all about this interesting matter.

Christina is willing to come to you and tell her story on focussing in shooting. This could be an excellent opportunity foy you on that level to firstly learn about the art of focus, and secondly too see what a success a carreer within the CISM arena can bring out!

Visit Christina’s website:  or order the book here

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Regional CISM Shooting championship Switzerland 2017

Preparations are being done to get everything ready for the Regional CISM Pistol & Rifle championship in the Guentelsey ranges near Thun (SUI). Not less then 20 nations will participate in this populair event. The popularity grows as the professional Swiss CISM team has proven to be able to host a perfect championship for many continuing years and the scores were often this high that many times ISSF and CISM records were equalised or even broken.

Keep an eye on this website as we will inform you as always about the championship.


Training Manual for Officials, Shooting Regulations CISM Cadet Games 2018

The NEW Rules and the Training Manuals for the Officials for Shooting at the Cadet Games 2018 are ready.

Now all rules & regulations are ready for training officials, organisers and athletes.

I will inform the CISM HQ in Brussel to put this information on the CISM Website as well as you can find it here on the CSC Shooting website.
It was a huge job to get these papers complete and according to specifications and I hope they will form the base for a successful Shooting Competition at the Cadet Games 2018.

Here you will find 5 different official files:
Shooting Regulations Cadet Games
Training Manual for Officials for the CISM Cadet Pistol Match 25m
Training Manual for Officials for the 300m CISM Cadet RIFLE Match
Training Manual for Officials for the 300m CISM Cadet
Training Manual for Officials for the CISM Cadet Rapid Fire Pistol Match 25m

colonel Bruno Wolfensberger,
president CSC Shooting