106 countries set to grace IPSC Level 3 Championship at Shaba Range

 

Kenya Sports shooting federation held a pre-Kenya open event dubbed “Road to Shaba” in preparation for International Practical Shooting Confederation, IPSC, Championship at Shaba range in Kamanga, Samburu county.

The IPSC level three tournament is expected to be held 18-19th June 2022.

The test  event which was held at the newly constructed Shaba Sports Shooting Range attracted a total of 100 shooters from different shooting clubs from the country.

The aim of the pilot event was to put to test the capacity of the Kenya Sports Shooting Federation to run the upcoming IPSC level III championships which has is expected to feature shooters from 106 countries.

 

Aspects like scorekeeping, hospitality, and general logistics were some of the ares that were inspected and tested.

Speaking during the curtain raiser event, range master Franklin Ambundo shared the progress that has been made ahead of the championship,urging support from corporate.

“This event is to test our preparedness in terms of equipment, facilities and also because we are using technology to submit scores it is important to have everything in check. We would also like to invite the corporate world to come and support the event because there is a lot of space for brand visibility and marketing,” said Franklin.

Situated in the middle of Shaba National Reserve, the range is a sure marketing aspect for the country thus helping promote sports tourism.

IPSC president Vitaly Kryuchin is expected to grace the championships.

The championship will consist of several categories including: Pistol, Pistol Cabin Combined (PCC), and Rifle categories.

The range boasts of bays constructed to meet international standards of shooting.

“This event is important because it is a qualifying match for the African championships as well as the world cup which is scheduled to take place in Thailand. We invited all clubs in the country to come and participate in this league match to help them prepare for international events and we are happy that the shooters have enjoyed their match here.” said colonel Ruto Kimary who is the range manager.

 

 

 

  

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