Have you Classified yet?
From the 2017 IDPA Rule Book:
9.2.1 Every IDPA member must shoot the Classifier at least once every twelve months, except Master and Distinguished Master class shooters.
9.2.2 A Match Performance Promotion in the last twelve months in a Division counts as shooting the IDPA Classifier in that Division.
9.2.3 Shooting and completing a Sanctioned IDPA match in the last twelve months (without a DQ or DNF) also counts as shooting a Classifier in the division in which the shooter competed.”
Also, generally to shoot any Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4, or Tier 5 matches, you MUST be classified in the division you plan to participate in. Some Tier matches also require a minimum classification!
Please note that if you were fortunate to receive a Equity Promotion, you must still classify if you are competing in Tier 2+ and in a division that was “Equity Promoted”:
9.5.2 Equity Promotions do not count as shooting the Classifier. For divisions where the shooter’s Equity Promotion applies, it defines the minimum classification that one can shoot under. The shooter still needs to meet the requirements of the rule above for Sanctioned Matches.
New for 2017 is the Universal Semi-Automatic Classification:
9.3 The classification attained by shooting the Classifier in any semi-automatic pistol division must be applied to all other semi-automatic pistol divisions. For example, if an SSP shooter receives an Expert classification, they are then also classified as Expert in CCP, ESP, and CDP.
If you were unable to participate in the January Classifier Match, SDPS Classifier Chair Fred Mowrey has these tentative dates (Saturday, the day before our regular matches) available for you to classify:
- June 3, 2017
- September 2, 2017 (Last SDPS/Sacramento opportunity before The Western 2017)
We have reserved two bays for each classifier in order to accommodate up to 50 shooters for each match. Please proceed to the Sacramento Defensive Pistol Shooters Practiscore Page and look for “SDPS Quarterly IDPA Classifier” to register.