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Historical GP results...



The Grand Prix Series

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


Annual Grands Prix, as of start 2019 to current date...

This season, there will be 2 concurrent Grands Prix running.  These are:


    - IMC - HPR International Match Course Grand Prix Series - 40 record shots with 2 sighters at each string, for all rifle specs. The 600 string is capped to first 10 shots.


    - IMC - RIMFIRE International Match Course Grand Prix Series - 40 record shots with 2 sighters at each string, for all rifle specs.


    - TMC-4T - Tactical Match Course Grand Prix Series - NEW 30 record shots match with 5 sighters at start of match.  As of 2018, Muzzle Brakes are permitted, with care...


Each Grand Prix Championship will be based on  the best 3 results from sanctioned GP matches over the calendar year, to compile the aggregate GP series results.


IMC HPR NOTE: 40 shot IMC does NOT stop any match or championship being contested shooting 50 or 80 or any other number of shots in a match.  It is also expected, with our Classification and Qualification programs being based on the 50 shot IMC, that any shooter may choose to shoot the second 600 string of 10 shots to attain a 50 shot match total for Classification and Qualification programs.  Shooters should NOT be discouraged from doing this.



Rifle Categories

The GP 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 4   Sporter Rifle with Optical Sights

            - SPEC 5   Match Rifle with Optical Sights
            - Tactical Rifle basically is any spec with the aid of front rest.  Muzzle Brake permitted
            - RIMFIRE  Rifle with Optical Sights OR Iron sights


Shooters may contest all rifle specifications throughout all GP series.


Note:  All those that shoot any Sub-Spec rifles will roll up into parent spec.


Note: If an event has multiple IMC matches as part of the same championship, then a shooter may contest each match with the same rifle spec.  If the same spec rifle is used in both IMC matches, then:

        - the first score for the shooter will count for the event in the relevant rifle spec per the rifle used.

        - subsequent scores may count for the event but in next higher spec.

        - both scores will count for the GP per the rifle spec actually used.



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


If a shooter competes in more than the prescribed number of GP meets, 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 will have of doing well.


Courses of Fire


- Up to 2017, the IMC - International Match Course 58 rounds, for all rifle specs was used.  The best 3 results from sanctioned matches over the scheduled calendar year, by rifle spec, will be used to compile the aggregate GP series results.  If the match shot is an 88 shot, or 100 shot, or any other variant of the IMC, then the first 10 shots of standing, sitting and prone rapid, then the first 20 shots of prone slow count.


- Starting in 2017, a GP IMC course will be used, which is the IMC - International Match Course but the 600 string being capped to the first 10 shots fired.



- TMC-3T - Tactical Match Course 25 rounds.  The best 3 results from sanctioned matches over the scheduled calendar year, will be used to compile the aggregate GP series results.



Progressive and Final Results

All results for the GP will be posted on the AIHPA website.  Shooters should check the progressive listing for their progress as each event passes.  It is the responsibility of the shooter to lodge any protests in writing to AIHPA for review and action.


Provisional Final results will be posted on the website after the final GP 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 and from links on this page.


Annual Rankings

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



Participation in the GP is open to all members of the AIHPA.


Registration Fee

Submission of results from GP meets to the GP Series is FREE.  Costs to attend GP meets are per the hosts program.


Further Info

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



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



NOT APPLICABLE FOR 2017 ONWARDS, but prior to 2017, a $5 per shooter, per meet/event (covers how ever many matches are shot per meet/event), payable to the host BEFORE the meet starts for results to be accepted (before the meet, not during, not after - there is no pay if happy with the result).  The committee reserve the right to make exceptions for special events or circumstances prior to the event.


If a shooter competes in one or all Grands Prix, then the registration fee is only paid once.


If registration is not paid, the shoot result will stand in the cumulative results table, but is not considered as part of the GP/AR trophy tally.