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1000 Yard Nationals Update

Jane Dewees

The 1000 Yard Nationals has Moved to Vapor Trail Valley, Vapor Trail, MO
September 5 & 6

2020 IBS Group Nationals

Jane Dewees News


On June 15, 2002 the IBS Executive Board and Group Committee reluctantly decided to CANCEL the 2020 Group Nationals. The Mainville (PA) Sportsman's Club board of directors denied the use of its clubhouse for the scheduled early August Nationals. Significant effort was expended to move the Group Nationals, but no other viable options were left. Other range venues were considered (such as Dublin, St. Louis and Fairchance) but each had serious drawbacks that could not be overcome. The goal of the IBS is to have a quality match that is well-attended; we do not see that as possible this year. See you at the 2021 Group Nationals.

URGENT - IBS Statement on COVID-19 and Registered Matches

Jane Dewees News

With the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, please pay close attention to the IBS match schedule.  Some matches are being canceled due to local or state orders, while some are not if the range's jurisdiction has lifted ordes. Shooter of the Year points earned this year are still valid.  Please pay close attention to schedule updates.  If in doubt, please contact the match director for the latest information.  Match procedures may be modified by match directors to ensure social distancing.


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2019 Winter Meeting Agenda Items - No Vote

Jane Dewees News

The 2019 IBS Winter Meeting will be held on January 12 in Harrisburg, PA; we have a full agenda and committee reports. This past year there were three rulebook agenda items submitted in the Score and 600 Yard disciplines. The first was a proposal to recognize additional 2-gun and 3-gun aggregates in the Score discipline. The other two relate to Shooter of the Year points system for the 600 Yard disciplines. Per the bylaws, none of the three can be voted on at the meeting because those agenda items need to be posted 45 days in advance of the meeting. This was not done. It is my job to make sure that it is done. As President of the organization I dropped the ball, big time, and did not make sure the items were forwarded for posting on the website.

Fortunately, in the past we have done a good job of following the bylaws, many of those past agenda items were of critical importance. This year was an exception. The 2018 agenda items will be held and considered at the 2020 Winter Meeting.

To make sure this does not happen again, I am going to request-starting now-that each agenda item proposal be first submitted to the President when first circulated. The agenda item must be submitted in Word format. If the petition(s) secures the necessary 25 signatures then scans of all petition pages must me submitted to the President, Chair of the respective discipline committee, Webmaster and Recording Secretary. The respective committees must submit recommendations on each agenda item pertaining to its respective discipline by November 1.

My sincere apologies to all IBS member and the competitors taking part in our matches shooting “The Most Accurate Rifles in the World”.

Just as a clarification the above is NOT RELATED in any way to the recent paper ballots related to the 2018 rules changes and positions of President and 1st VP.


Jeff Stover
IBS President

2019 IBS Ballot and Agenda Items Mailed

Jane Dewees News

IBS ballots/agenda items have been mailed to current members. If you do not receive a ballot/agenda item in the mail by December 14, 2018, please contact Joan Borden and another ballot will be mailed out.