Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Moderator SSP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    11,982

    Default Distinguished Masters

    IDPA has announced a new classification.

    http://pistol-training.com/archives/4464
    Cattle die, kindred die, every man is mortal:
    But I know one thing that never dies,
    the glory of the great dead.
    Havamal

  2. #2
    Moderator Thorkind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Age
    50
    Posts
    3,244

    Default Re: Distinguished Masters

    I suppose it makes sense to seperate the Sevigny's of the world from the mere mortals.
    Because a thing seems difficult to you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish - Marcus Aurelius

  3. #3
    User
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    South Africa
    Age
    32
    Posts
    150

    Default Re: Distinguished Masters

    Cool, I am all for it.

    Just for interest sake. How will this effect us in RSA?

  4. #4
    . Ross's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Where I need to be
    Posts
    1,285

    Default Re: Distinguished Masters

    It hasn't been anounced on the IDPA website yet. Will be interesting to see if this will also apply to us and which shoots will be used to determine this standing. Africa Champs and Nationals?
    He is best who is trained in the severest school! Fear no man.

  5. #5
    User
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Not where I want to be..
    Posts
    12,593

    Default Re: Distinguished Masters

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    It hasn't been anounced on the IDPA website yet. Will be interesting to see if this will also apply to us and which shoots will be used to determine this standing. Africa Champs and Nationals?
    Imo only if we are sure we have masters in the caliber of Robert Vogel, Jerry Miculek, Dave Sevigny, Ernie Langdon and the likes.

  6. #6
    User
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Pretoria
    Posts
    1,665

    Default Re: Distinguished Masters

    Quote Originally Posted by Khumba View Post
    Imo only if we are sure we have masters in the caliber of Robert Vogel, Jerry Miculek, Dave Sevigny, Ernie Langdon and the likes.
    Khumba, you forgot to mention my name

  7. #7
    User
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Not where I want to be..
    Posts
    12,593

    Default Re: Distinguished Masters

    Introducing the
    Distinguished Master

    In the last 15 years IDPA has watched the talent and skill level involved in the shooting sports steadily increase. Because of this continued trend and at the request of the membership IDPA has decided to add a new classification above our existing Master class. This new classification will be known as Distinguished Master.

    The new Distinguished Master class will highlight those members that have made a great personal commitment to reaching the very highest levels of skill and proficiency with a handgun. To reach this level a competitor must have spent considerable time and effort at refining their abilities. As such, the requirements for being inducted into this classification will be very stringent.
    The initial inductees to the Distinguished Master class have already proven themselves by their placement at one of the two IDPA National Championship events in the last five years. These members have placed as Division Champion or been within 3 percent of the Division Champions final time. The initial inductees are:

    Custom Defensive Pistol: Bob Vogel, Dave Sevigny, David Olhasso, Eric Fusion, Glenn Shelby, Greg Martin, Matt Mink, Tom Yost

    Enhanced Service Pistol: Bob Vogel, Donnie Burton, Matt Mink, Rob Leatham, Taran Butler, Todd Jarrett

    Stock Service Pistol: Bob Vogel, Dan Burwell, Dave Sevigny, Ernest Langdon, Gordon Carrell, Phil Strader

    Enhanced Service Revolver: Jerry Miculek

    Stock Service Revolver: Craig Buckland, Curt Nichols, Josh Lentz

    Please help us in congratulating these members for their impressive achievement.

    The criteria for other inductees will be the same as mentioned above. Any competitor that places as Division Champion or within 3 percent of the Division Champion's final time at either of the two IDPA National Championships will be inducted into the Distinguished Master class. Currently there is no other method of gaining entry into this classification. With input from those people that compete at this level, the decision was made to have the Distinguished Masters compete only for the Division Champion title. For them it will be an all or nothing match, there will be no awards for other placements in this class.

    IDPA is currently undergoing a complete review of the classification system with special attention to the times required to make each class. With the finalization of that review we will consider a method for the achievement of Distinguished Master via the shooting of a classification match. At this point, there will be no requirement for shooters classified in any Master Class Division to complete an annual classification.

  8. #8
    User
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    South Africa
    Age
    32
    Posts
    150

    Default Re: Distinguished Masters

    Just received the same e-mail. Makes a bit more sense now.

  9. #9
    User
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Pretoria East
    Age
    41
    Posts
    3,925

    Default Re: DISTINGUISHED MASTERS EXPLAINED.

    Thanks Khumba. Exciting times!

  10. #10
    User 414gates's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    26 9' 6" S, 28 13' 44" E
    Age
    58
    Posts
    4,696

    Default Re: DISTINGUISHED MASTERS EXPLAINED.

    p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; } As a member of IDPA / SADPA, it is uplifting to see the professional names featuring in the sport. It boosts membership numbers, lends extra credibility to the organisation, and inspires new shooters to perform likewise.



    The addition of a new class with no classifier time is inexplicable. By all means add another level above Master , but put a shooting time to it in the classifier.


    After all, the IDPA ranking is by classifier, not by the number of competition wins.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Information Required for Masters Degree - Crime Prevention
    By 264WinMag in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-06-2015, 15:46
  2. History Masters dissertation on gun ownership
    By Captain Hook in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15-06-2014, 21:11
  3. IDPA explained :D
    By Gunna in forum SADPA / IDPA Discussions
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 19-09-2012, 10:23
  4. masters - what guns were used
    By Lone Ranger in forum SADPA / IDPA Discussions
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 11-12-2011, 17:04
  5. IDPA Masters In SA
    By .40 S&W in forum SADPA / IDPA Discussions
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 29-11-2010, 10:33

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •