Updated March 30, 2020

  • The presentations and meeting minutes from the 2020 MD Meeting at WCRHC on Feb 23 have been posted in the "Documents" tab.

Updated March 28, 2020

  • The "Matches in Michigan" list has been updated to include "Steel Challenge".
  • Check it out the "Clubs / Local Matches" tab above.

Updated January 6, 2020

IDPA Safety Officer classes being offered:

  • Sunday, February 9 at South Kent Sportsman's Club in Dorr, MI


  • Saturday, February 15 at Bend of the River Conservation Club (BORCC) in Niles, MI

  • These are full day classes. Cost is $45.
  • Go to SO Classes tab above for more information on how to register.
  • More classes are being scheduled over the next few months, so be sure to check this site out regularly.

Updated January 4, 2020

Match Admin Rules (MAR) v12

Universal Classification Expires

  • Effective in January of 2020 Universal classifications in semi-auto divisions were removed from all member records and online profiles.  For some shooters in some of the semi-auto divisions, a shooter's classifications may have went down.  This is a one-time thing.  BUG, REV, and PCC classifications are unchanged.

  • An effect of removing Universal classifications is this.  Any semi-auto class /division (SSP, ESP, CCP, CDP, CO) where a shooter does not have a classifier score or a sanctioned match attendance, within the last 12 months, the shooter will need to shoot a classifier in that division to be eligible to shoot a sanctioned match after the change.

5 x 5 Classifier Bracket Times Updated

  • The 5x5 classifier has been very well received by IDPA shooters.  Both the 72 round classifier and the 5x5 classifier have been shot many times by many shooters.  HQ has collected and analyzed these classifier times.  It is clear that IDPA shooters continue to improve their shooting at all levels.  The 5x5 classifier brackets have been adjusted a bit to help provide equity between the two classifiers, and reflect the improvements made by all shooters.

  • New brackets for classification times have been posted for the 5x5 classifier.  These new brackets went into effect Wednesday, 1/1/2020.   All 5x5 classifiers posted 1/1/2020 and beyond will fall under the new time brackets.

Postal Match

  • IDPA has announced it's first sanctioned National Postal Match consisting of 4 stages and a round count of 73 rounds.  The match was designed to be easily set up and run by all IDPA clubs regardless of their size and range limitations, including indoors.

  • The stages were designed by Rick Lund & Ken Reed who are serving as the match directors for this event.  We are looking to add these stages as classifiers in the future. 

  • The match will be open to all clubs and members in good standing between the dates of January 1st, 2020 and April 30th, 2020.  This cut off date allows time to calculate Nationals match points and get them into the database.  All Divisions are recognized. 

  • Competitors may only enter one time in a division and may compete in up to four divisions during the period the match is open earning a single match point for each division.

  • After April 30th, the final scores will be posted online, National match points tallied, and the awards will be emailed to each competitor using the email provided when they registered to compete in Practiscore.  This is important, your MDs must capture a valid email address for every shooter in Practiscore. 

Stage Design Class

  • As you know matches delight or disappoint their shooters depending on the quality of the match stages.  To improve the quality of IDPA matches, the RACLs are diligently working on a stage design class that will initially be taught to ACs and IPOCs.  The ACs and IPOCs will, in turn, teach the class to SCs, CSOs, SOIs, etc in their area.   Look for an announcement about stage design classes mid-2020.

2020 Nationals

  • The 2020 IDPA US National Championship is scheduled for September 23-26 at the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex in Grand Junction Colorado.  The Cameo range is amazing, and a great place to have a Nationals.

  • Of course, Joyce Wilson, Kitty Richards, and Mandy Bachman will be heavily involved as usual.  The match director is Seth Hayden.  The assistant match directors are Frank Strong, Marty Hayes, and Ken Reed.  The match will support all 8 divisions in one match, SSP, ESP, CCP, CDP, CO, REV, BUG, and PCC.   Work on the match began shortly after the World round concluded and is ongoing.  Look for the staff application to be available in March/April.   

CSO Certification

  • IDPA Headquarters has announced the deployment of a Chief Safety Officer (CSO) certification and recertification exam, which will take effect in January of 2020. You must be CSO "certified" to work at a Tier 3 - Tier 5 match. This process is not used at Tier 1 - Tier 2 matches, in which CSOs which are appointed for a single match at a time.  

  • Recall that on Oct. 28, 2019, a moratorium on new CSO appointments began.  New CSO applications can begin being processed again after the test and website changes come online.  Standby for an announcement for the date.

  • Prerequisites to become a CSO are listed in the Match Administration Rules document.  CSO candidates must complete an application with the recommendation of an SOI and/or Club Contact.  The candidate will then need to be approved by the Area Coordinator or International Point of Contact and subsequently pass the CSO exam.  ACs /IPOCs please copy your RACL and Kitty on CSO candidate approvals.

  • The online recertification test will consist of 30 questions with a score of at least 80% correct required to pass.   Two attempts at the test are allowed per calendar year.  This is a specially developed test with situational questions that are specific to running T3 or higher tier matches.

  • This recertification exam will go into effect for new applicants and recertifying CSOs in January of 2020.   Note that the CSO expiration date is the SO expiration date and is listed on the IDPA Dashboard in the Roles area.  CSO Certification or recertification will update the SO expiration date by two years.  CSO candidates and recertifying CSOs should not take the SO recertification test.

  • IDPA has some inactive CSOs, that are not working matches anymore.  In the next few months, ACs /IPOCs will be reviewing the history of matches worked by current CSOs.  CSOs found out of compliance will be assigned SO status.  Once a member becomes a CSO, they will maintain their status by successfully participating in officiating matches and taking the CSO recertification exam every two years.  ACs /IPOCs have the ability to rescind CSO status based on inactivity, infractions or other issues.   Please include your RACL and Kitty on CSO status changes.



Updated June 12, 2017

  • Here is a useful summary of the new IDPA Competitive Equipment Divisions























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