This procedure applies to UKPSA Members Participating in IPSC Matches Outside Great Britain
The procedure outlined below shall apply in all cases where an UKPSA member wishes to participate in an IPSC match outside Great Britain as a Competitor and/or Match Official.
IPSC Competition Rules, January 2019 Edition state:
6.5.1 All competitors and Match Officials must be individual members of the IPSC Region in which they normally reside. Residency is defined as the Region where the individual is ordinarily domiciled for a minimum of 183 days of the twelve months immediately preceding the month in which the match begins. Ordinarily domiciled condition is a physical presence test and does not relate to citizenship or to any address of convenience. The 183 days need not be consecutive or the most recent 183 days of the twelve month period.
188.8.131.52 In any case, match organizers must not accept any competitor or Match Official from another Region unless the Regional Director of that Region has confirmed the competitor’s or Match Official’s eligibility to participate in the subject match, and that the competitor or Match Official is not under sanction from the IPSC Executive Council.
To enable the UKPSA Regional Director (RD) to confirm eligibility, when a member wishes to participate in an IPSC match outside Great Britain, the member must apply to the RD.
The member must:
3. Have successfully competed without disqualification in a minimum of 1 Level III (or higher), or 2 Level II, UKPSA approved match(es) in any UKPSA discipline in the 12 months prior to the application.
Match Official Eligibility
The member must:
3. However, if a member can show extenuating circumstances the application may be referred to Council for consideration.
Application Procedure for Matches up to Level III
The member must contact the RD via email at firstname.lastname@example.org stating the following information:
4. The name, date, venue, discipline(s) and match organiser’s email address of the match outsideGreat Britain that the member wishes to participate in.
The RD will check the information supplied and, if the member meets the above criteria, will confirm the member’s eligibility to both the member and the match organiser.It is the member’s responsibility to contact the match organiser to apply to enter the match and/or work as a Match Official.
Where there are a number of members attending the same match then one of the group may apply to the RD on behalf of the others. However, all of the relevant information for each member must be supplied.
Application Procedure for Level IV and V Matches Competitor
For Level IV and V matches, IPSC allocates a specific number of slots to each IPSC Region. When an UKPSA member wishes to participate in an IPSC Level IV or V match, the member must apply to the UKPSA for one of the slots. Where there are more applicants than available slots, the relevant National Squad Director (NSD) shall decide which of the applicants are awarded the slots.
The minimum eligibility criteria required shall be published by the relevant discipline NSD not more than 3 months after the announcement of the match by IPSC. This criteria must be met by ALL applicants to be eligible to attend the match, regardless of spare slot availability.
The provision of certified IROA Officials to Level IV and V matches is managed by the IROA Match Call-Up Procedure (the Procedure). An IROA member who works a Level IV or V match as a Match Official without having been selected through the Procedure, or without the prior permission of the IROA President, may be expelled from IROA. The Procedure requires the IROA President to seek advice confirming the current standing of each applicant from the applicant’s RD.
NROI Members who are not IROA Members
The minimum criteria required and the application procedure are the same as for matches up to Level III, with the exception that it is the RD’s responsibility to contact the match organiser.