The first T-Class competition in The Russian Federation took place on October 20-21th 2017 at the Military Range near Moscow. It was organized and conducted by the “Federation of high precision shooting of Russia” with the support of ITCC.
This T-Class competition was carried out as a part of “FVSR Sniper Cup 2017”. It was a two-day contest with a total of 15 stages, including 8 stages of T-Class in three Modules (M1, M2, M3) in “Bolt Action” division.
It proved to be a very challenging and interesting competition for 28 experienced shooters from different regions of Russia: Yakutia Republic, Chechen Republic, Tatarstan Republic, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Moscow region, Voronez, Yaroslavl, Ekaterinburg.
The “68th Brigade Sniper Cup“ took place on September 29-30th 2017 at the Tsrancha Military Range, Bulgaria. This was a T-Class competition organized and conducted by the Bulgarian Armed Forces with the help of the Bulgarian T-Class Federation.
A total of 30 competitors took part in the event – military personnel from different Army regiments as well as members from BTCF. They were relayed in two divisions, depending on the type of precision rifle used. This was a two day competition with a total of 15 stages in three Modules for each division, according to the T-Class Set of Rules.
The competition was Multigun, i.e. there were stages with precision rifles, semi-auto assault rifles and pistols. The stages were very complex and tested virtually every shooting skills of the competitors. A special prize – “The Brigadier General’s Cup” was awarded for the winner of the most difficult stage for the competition. It proved to be a very challenging competition and the winners were not evident until the very last stage. The Rankings were available in real time and online via the T-Class Scoring System Software.
The winners of the “68th Brigade Sniper Cup” competition were: Division “Semi Auto” First Place – Ivan M., “68 Br. SF”
Second Place – Georgi A., “68 Br. SF”
Third Place – Petar D., “68 Br. SF” Division “Bolt Action” First Place – Petar Markov, SC “Dynamic Arms”
Second Place – Angel Stoyanov, SC “Dynamic Arms”
Third Place – Plamen N., VSK “Desant 68” The Brigadier General’s Cup was awarded to: Ivan M., “68 Br. SF” – Division “Semi Auto” Ivan Barzilov, SC “Dynamic Arms” – Division “Bolt Action”
The winners were personally congratulated and awarded by the Brigadier General Yavor Mateev – Commander of the Bulgarian Army Special Forces.
On September 6th 2017, during a training practice for the T-Class Ultra Long Range Discipline, an ITCC competitor from the Region of Bulgaria managed to achieve an astonishing result of 3 cm grouping of hits at a distance of 2000 meters, with crosswind around 4-5 m/s (low right on the pictured target). The hits were achieved with the first two shots, there were no prior sighting-in shots. There were similar results for 1000 meters distance (the center of the pictured target). The rifle used was the American sniper rifle THOR M408, chambered in .408 Cheytac, with a rifle scope NF NXS 5.5-22×56. The cartridges were assembled with a new enhanced 419 grn. match projectiles. Although all of this was achieved during training practice, the scored result has to be considered a major accomplishment not only for Bulgaria, but also worldwide. BTCF.
The first for 2017 T-Class Multigun competition was conducted on June 24-25th at the Slivnitsa Military range. It proved to be the biggest competition ever organized by the Bulgarian T-Class Federation. There were not only BTCF members among the competitors, spectators, range officers, but also active members of the Bulgarian Armed Forces, as well.
The competition was very hard and included shooting drills with three kinds of weapons: most of all sniper rifles, but also assault rifles and semi-auto pistols.
The new online T-Class Scoring System, which was specifically developed for T-Class competitions was used for the first time on the field and in real-time. It allowed for instantaneous calculations of the results and the rankings for each competitor after each exercise during the whole course of the competition.
The winners of the “T-Class Multigun Challenge 2017” were:
1st Place – Ivan Terziev
2nd Place – Angel Stoyanov
3rd Place – Petar Markov
ITCC sends compliments to our friends from Slovakia: The Association of Precise Shooting Slovakia. They propose a very busy calendar for long range precision shooting competitions. Some of our members have participated in their events and we highly recommend them to anyone interested in the field of long range shooting. http://www.apss.sk
On May 20th 2017, ITCC accepted the Region of Russian Federation as a member of the International T-Class Confederation. The Federation of high precision shooting of Russia will represent and promote the T-Class Shoting Sport within the borders of the region and under the supervision of it’s Regional Director Mr. Sergei Gorobets. http://t-class.org/regions/
On May 09th 2017 ITCC presented Mr. Fernando Rondon with a plaquette and a certificate recognizing him as a Member of Honor for his continuing contributions in the promotion of the T-Class Shooting Sport throughout the international shooting community.