According to the organizers, up to 720 shooters from all over the world will step onto the starting lines. They will fight for fame and glory on a huge shooting range in 24 stages with a minimum of 460 rounds in this match classified as "Level IV". The following divisions will be used: Classic, Open, Production, Revolver, Standard, Production Optic and Production Optics Light. In the latter division, the sports equipment is lightweight polymer-framed service pistols with mini-reflex sights mounted on the slide. It remains to be seen whether there will be enough competitors in the Production Optics Light division for a ranking in addition to the Production Optics division, where you also compete with all-steel "service pistols" such as the CZ Shadow 2. In the categories there will be Lady, Junior, Senior and Super Senior as well as Lady, Junior and Senior in the team categories. The Pre-Match will take place from September 4 to 7, the opening ceremony on September 8, the Main Match from September 9 to 13 and the award ceremony and closing ceremony on September 14, 2019.
The favorites at the IPSC 2019 European Championship
You don't have to be a clairvoyant to realize that the exceptional, worldwide dominating shooter with several World and European champion titles, Eric Grauffel from France, will win the match in the division in which he will be competing. For the Frenchman shooting for CZ this will be either the Production or Production Optics Division. In our opinion, other hot favorites and title contenders in the individual divisions are:
OPEN DIVISION: Robin Sebo (CZ), Jorge Ballesteros (ESP)
STANDARD DIVISION: Zdenek Liehne (CZ), Josef Rakušan (CZ)
PRODUCTION DIVISION: Eduardo de Cobos (ESP), Ljubisa Momčilović (SER), Michal Štěpán (CZ), Miroslav Zapletal (CZ)
CLASSIC DIVISION: Robert Cernigoj (SLO), Julien Boit (FRA)
REVOLVER DIVISION: Gerald Reiter (AUT)
PRODUCTION OPTICS DIVISION: Martin Kamenicek (CZ)
European Handgun Championship: an outlook
It will be exciting to see who will finally prevail in this battle for alphas and hundredths of a second in the individual divisions. German shooters, especially in the young Production Optics class, have a good chance of winning the individual and team competitions. We stay on the ball.
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