20-11-2012

Hi All

I would like to introduce you to the new IPSC NSW Committee for 2012-2013.

The Annual AGM was held at Newcastle Pistol Club on Saturday 27th October, 2012. Glenn Land, who has been our Section Coordinator for many years, has retired from the position. Glenn has been a driving force for IPSC in NSW, and I am sure you will join me in thanking him for his tireless effort and commitment.

The new committee was voted in, with the following people accepting the positions below.

Section Coordinator: Paul Vardanega  sectioncoordinator@ipscnsw.org.au

Secretary: Cheryl Lopresti secretary@ipscnsw.org.au

Treasurer: Jim Staader  treasurer@ipscnsw.org.au

Dept Section Coordinator: Sam Lopresti

Committee Members:

  • Ray Docwra
  • Robert Tucket
  • Brian Blight
  • Glenn Land

From the meeting, there were questions raised in relation to the Grading of each member and grading matches. The IPSCA requirements for grading are on the IPSCA website, under the “Resources” link. This can only be accessed by IPSC Members who have requested access through their respective sections. If you would like access to this area, please contact either myself, Jim Staader or Cheryl Lopresti and we can arrange a password for you to gain access.

In general terms, a match must have either a Grand Master or 2 Master Grade competitors that have shot their grade at the last IPSCA Nationals. The match must also be established as being of a standard that is considered suitable to be used as a grading match. All re-grades are determined by the Section Coordinator and forwarded to the Regional Director for approval. Any NSW matches that are deemed to suit this criteria will be noted on the NSW site after the completion of the match, and any Competitors who are re-graded will be notified. There is also a standard Grading Match that can be used to establish grades.

I will endeavour to get a calendar up on the NSW website for matches in 2013, as soon as I receive notification from the Clubs wishing to hold matches next year. If you are a Delegate of any NSW Club and wish to hold a match next year, please contact me ASAP, so we can get a yearly calendar established. At present, the NSW State Titles will be held at Hume Pistol Club in Albury, on the first weekend in May 2013. This is planned to be a Level 3 match. Coffs Harbour have also expressed interest in holding their Open at the end of May.

A copy of the minutes from the AGM is also on our NSW website for you to read.

Please do not hesitate to contact the committee Executive, or any of the Members, if you have any questions in relation to IPSC NSW.

Look forward to seeing you at the next match.

Paul Vardanega

IPSC NSW Section Coordinator

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