France-( The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) Shotgun World Shoot III 2018 came to an end on June 10, 2018 in France, when the glorious awards ceremony took place in the Hall des Expositions de Belle-Isles in Chateauroux. The IPSC Shotgun World Championship, the third one of this discipline, was organised from May 28 to June 10 by the French Shooting Federation on its brand new shooting range (CNTS) in Chateauroux-Deols.

“France has always had a long and important tradition in IPSC going as far back as the very early beginnings of IPSC shooting. Under the supervision and guidance of Mr Philippe Crochard and Mr Alain Joly IPSC shooting in France has always been known for the high degree of competition, superb courses of fire, flawless organization, and unequalled hospitality. In 2018, like last year, Mr Stephane Quertinier the Regional Director and his very good crew once again have provided a wonderful and exciting competition. I would like to extend my appreciation and gratitude to these gentlemen and to the French Shooting Federation who are responsible for hosting this World Shoot event”, said IPSC President Mr Vitaly Kryuchin.

For two weeks, 656 athletes from 40 countries competed in the 30 shooting bays of the National Sports Shooting Centre. They were divided into five categories – Lady, Junior, Overall, Senior and Super-Senior within four different divisions, depending on the type of firearm used: Open, Standard, Standard Manual and Modified.
The theme of the competition was “From Big Bang to Space Conquest”. Each of the five areas of shooting correspondwith a period from the evolution of humanity and included six courses of fire.

The IPSC Shotgun World Shoot 2018 was supervised by more than sixty international referees (IROA) and by fifty national referees (NROI), respectively overseen by

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