A lot of talk over the years has been tossed around about what funds USPSA gives the area director. This article is to clear up the talk and let everyone know exactly what the the USPSA budget gives us as an area.
Let me start by saying they do not give any funds to the director. The area director is expected to front up to $3000 from their own pocket, to USPSA on behalf of the area whereby they may get reimbursed by sending in receipts. In a sense, USPSA is asking the directors to finance the area budget. Keeping in mind USPSA is a $2M company, it sounds odd that they ask us to finance them. It also seems very low, only allowing $3000 for total expenses for the members of 7 states. Breaking it down, the $3k is authorized to be expended as $1000 for marketing and $2000 for travel expenses.
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February 1st, 2014, The University of Florida Practical Pistol Team
traveled to College Station, TX to compete in the A&M hosted SPP Southwest Winter Regionals. The centerfire team made a huge improvement by shaving over 150 seconds off their score from last year’s match, placing 2nd and receiving funds for their growing Midway USA foundation account. Through a year of competition the Gators and Aggies have forged a strong friendship. A&M’s former team captain will be traveling with and shooting the Area 6
Championship with UF team members in April. – Tom Davis
Every February brings one of the most popular USPSA matches in the country. The Florida Open is hosted at Universal Shooting Academy in mid Florida. It has long been known for its international competitors and complex stages.
This year more than 425 competitors have registered. That tops most Area matches across the country and most National finals in the past. Clearly the competition is big on this one.
Another new aspect of the match will be the live electronic scoring. A new software from WirTex is on the competitive market. They have been focused on the IPSC world overseas but are just now branching out to the larger USPSA competitions. Look for the televisions on the range to compare scores live.
More information at www.universalshootingacademy.com
Two juniors from St Petersburg FL have worked very hard over the past 3 years. So hard that they made it to the USPSA World Shoot Team. Jason Katz and Seth Clagg will be competing in the Production Division of IPSC’s biggest match. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for them both. With tremendous support from their home range, the Wyoming Antelope Club and several of the local competitors individual donations, these two have a good chance of winning at the biggest IPSC tournament in the world.
As many people know the World Shoot XVII will be held this year in Florida at the Universal Shooting Academy. World Shoot is only held once every three years and is in a different country each time. This is such an opportunity for all of us to see the absolute top competitors from each country stretch it out over 30 stages. Make your plans early to visit Frostproof FL in October. More information is at http://universalshootingacademy.com
March 28, Frostproof FL – Mark Weir is hosting the first RO Invitational to give thanks to the volunteers of our sport. Level 2 CRO certification class available on March 27 . Sign up at www.matchsignup.org
Electronic Scoring can and will be a great improvement to our sport. There are several companies developing software to be used across many platforms. Action Shooting is in the birth years of electronic scoring and development is just starting. It is still unclear as to who will emerge as the best for USPSA but there is plenty of room for developers to bring forward their ideas.
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January 17th – This years Florida State Championship is ready to kickoff the new season. Twelve stages of challenge to determine the slots for the 2015 Area 6 Championship. This year we are incorporating a new scoring system from Wirtex. Wirtex is a company from Spain that has been scoring electronically for IPSC matches all over the world. True live scoring will be posted to give everyone an up to the minute view of the standings. Get ready fo the new season at the Florida State Championship!
Jan 2 – Registration for the 2014 Area 6 Championship will open Jan 2nd. This year the State Champions have been given a slot but they must complete their entry by Jan 31. The match will fill fast so you need to be ready when it opens. Online registration will be the only way to get in. Go to http://matchsignup.org. Please note the match is currently full, but that could change after Jan 31 when we see which of the various Area state championship winners wish to claim their reserved slots to the match. Check back often.