It is REALLY the one competition – for training and valuation of every skill of the precision shooter

Author – Sergei Gorobets
On August 25th 2018, for the first time, FVSR conducted a full-scale shooting competition according to the T-Class Set of Rules – in two divisions: “Bolt Action” and “Semi Auto”. Here are some comments on the principles which are the foundation of this innovative and sport-oriented shooting discipline. The new concept which is vital for the development of this shooting sport is that it imposes a standard for valuation. In short, the ratio between the minimal dimensions of the targets related to the shooting distances and the number of rounds give the opportunity to assess the actual level of the shooter’s skill. The organizers and stage designers can use additional “effects” in the form of Hit-Factor and difficulty coefficients, which give the opportunity to train all distinctive routines of the shooter. There is the universal Scoring system software for the preparation of the whole competition, from the briefings texts up to the rankings calculations, which define the classification and the prize holders.

“T-Class Moscow Sniper Cup 2018” was a one-day competition. There were 10 shooting exercises in accordance to the T-Class Set of Rules: Module 1 (Basic Marksmanship) – 5 exercises, Module 2 (Dynamic) – 2 exercises, Module 3 (Long Range) – 3 exercises.
The competition scores confirmed the actual objective levels of the shooters’ capabilities. The match organizers themselves had the opportunity to gain know-how and as I was the Match Director I would like to share some of this experience.

A thorough planning for such competition is mandatory. The exercises were flawlessly designed and the shooting range was prepared. But, the actual success of the competition relies not only on the range conditions but on other factors, which may not be directly connected with the shooting. The awareness of the Range Officers and their abilities to control the timing of the match, along with the technical aspects of the real-time data input of the scoring lists into the Scoring System have to be particularly accentuated. You have to be exact in the estimation of the number of competitors which can be accommodated and in our case – 61 competitors proved to be more than what we could handle as match organizers.

However, the match did happen, the winners were demonstrated and received their prizes! We remain optimistic for the future. We will draw conclusions from this experience and we will begin preparations for the next.
On September 29th and 30th 2018, our team FVSR will participate in the “International T-Class Sniper Cup 2018” in Bulgaria. We will be glad to meet with our colleagues and fellow shooters from the other T-Class Regions.

I want to express my enormous gratitude to the whole ITCC team and particularly to the ITCC President – Mr. Ivan Barzilov for his support and assistance!

Congratulation to the winners:

Division “Bolt Action”
First Place – Sergei Kirichenko
Second Place – Andrei Ivanov
Third Place – Aleksandr Litvinenko

Division “Semi Auto”
First Place – Maksim Kadantsev
Second Place – Aleksei Dubrovin
Third Place – Oleg Akhapkin

Full scoring and final rankings for this competition can be found at: