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Another successful year of shooting for high power rifle/centrefire rifle shooters who love shooting across the course styles, but the year finish tapered off with attendances.  We hope this is mostly due to the horrible financial conditions we've all had to deal with, and not that people are surrendering one of the oldest sports in Australia?


The year has been a long, and busy, one.  We've toured over the east coast of Australia, with new events in the ACT, Aberdeen (return) and Taree.  All were well liked and received.


For the first time, ever, the Grand Tour Series was expanded to have a series for all the main AIHPA courses of fire.  Those being, the IMC, TMC, VMC and AMC.  Although this proved to be successful from an attendance point of view, we feel that it has not successful in attracting new shooters to the events, and has taken some attention away from our main even - the IMC.  Therefore, in 2010, the championship will be again based on the IMC only.


Also, new for 2010, is a name change - from the Grand Tour Series, to the Grand Prix Series.  By strict definition, the Grand Tour requires all rounds to be contested, where a GP is a championship based on criteria of participation to decide a champion.


All the results are now final, after the IMC was closed out after the Taree meet, since the Sydney Kokoda Track Memorial IMC was cancelled due to the Australian Golf Open patrons using our range as a carpark.


2009 GRAND TOUR CHAMPIONS (read more...)
Vintage MC
- S1   Peter Male
- S2  David Waters
- S3   Matt Avard
- S5  Graham Smith
International MC
- S1  Peter Richards
- S2   David Waters
- S3   Peter Barnier
- S5  Graham Smith
- S5a  Norm Baynes
Tactical MC
- Open  Matt Avard


Australian MC
- S1   Kim Ellis
- S2  Peter Barnier
- S3  Matt Avard
- S5 Graham Smith

2010 Grand Prix starting soon...


Massive thanks to all of you who attended, all who helped, and all you who have an interest in 2010.


Click one of the links below for the full results of all the courses, ranked by winner by rifle spec.


Grand Tour IMC Final Results

Grand Tour TMC Final Results

Grand Tour VMC Final Results

Grand Tour AMC Final Results






2009 GTS CALENDAR (.pdf download)

The NEW Tour

The annual Grand Tour (GT) Series is a system to determine a champion over a series of events.  The GT series also helps compile rankings of shooters over the annual series.  This ranking system is then used, when required, to select appropriate teams for representation at any level.


Rifle Categories

The GT is run for the following rifle specifications as follows:


            - SPEC 1         Service Std/As-Issued with Iron Sights (Vintage Service)

            - SPEC 2         Service modified/Sporter/Hunter Rifle with Iron Sights

            - SPEC 3         Match Rifle with Iron Sights

            - SPEC 5         Per Spec 1, 2 or 3 but with Optical Sights


Shooters may compete and contest in all rifle specifications throughout all GT series.


Note:  All those that competed in Sub-Spec 1a and 5a, roll up into parent specs 1 & 5 respectively.


Courses of Fire, Scoring and Results Computation

All scores used for GT and Rankings come from AIHPA sanctioned matches as per the official event calendar.


Results of each course, by spec, will be used to compile the aggregate GT and Ranking results.  If a shooter competes in more than the prescribed number of GT meets for each course of fire, then only the best results are used, and all remaining results are dropped.  The more results a shooter has to choose from, the more chances that shooter has of doing well.


The GT series, for the first time ever, runs for AIHPA's 4 main courses of fire.  There is now, starting in 2009, a GT series for:


      - IMC (International Match Course), 58 rounds, 200, 300 & 600 for all specs below.    Best 3 results per spec.

      - VMC (Vintange Match Course), 45 rounds, 200 for all specs below.                           Best 2 results per spec.

      - TMC (Tactical Match Course), 25 rounds, 300 or 400 or 600, or other (open Spec).  Best 2 results per spec.

      - AMC (Australian Match Course), 68 rounds, 300, 200 & 100 for all specs below.      Best 2 results per spec.



All results for the GT will be posted on the AIHPA website.  There is a progressive listing where shooters may check their progress as each event passes.  It is the shooters responsibility to lodge any protests in writing to AIHPA for review and action.


Provisional Final results will be posted on the website after the final GT round.  14 days after the final round, the posted results will be declared final and no further disputes will be accepted.


Progress and Final results are posted on the results pages.


Annual Rankings

Annual rankings are captured at the end of each shooting calendar year.  These results are equal to the results from the “National Tour” but ranked in order of aggregate results from highest to lowest.  Rankings are “Open” (unclassified).


Teams Selection

The “Team” for the given year will be based on the required quantity of top ranked shooters at the end of that year. This system will be used for determining a team to represent the discipline when required.


Further Info

For more information, please contact AIHPA Rifle National Coordinator e-mail rifle @ aihpa .com or log onto the discipline web site http://www.aihpa.com



The AIHPA reserve the right to change the event or schedule without notice.