Dear Fellow IPSC shooters:Update Nov 7
It has been my pleasure to develop and maintain the online match signup for everyone for several years. I've heard a lot of great feedback from everyone, every last bit fully appreciated.
The hosting service I am/have been using (vex.net) has experienced some serious troubles in the very recent past, and I suspect the end of ipsc-matches.net is upon us. None of my websites are online, THEY are not online, emails sent to their support email address bounce back... I seem to have no way to reach them. Unfortunately this means that I don't even have a copy of the code for our website, even if I was to try and re-host it somewhere else, I DON'T HAVE THE PROGRAM!
I waited for few/several days, to see if they would come back online, if there would be some messages from them, but nothing.
I am forced to conclude that they are permanently offline, and, unfortunately, this means that so is ipsc-matches.net...
This is definitely NOT how I wanted to end the website (or end it at all), but this is what was forced onto me (and thus onto you too).
So, as much as I hate saying this, the match organizers will need to find an alternate match signup mechanism. I know there are other IPSC Ont members who are very computer savy, maybe they can quickly put something similar (or better) in place. I, at this point in my life, no longer have the time to dedicate to such an exercise...
Thank you very much for your patronage over the years, and I wish you all the best of luck in your competitions!
I finally managed to get a hold of the hosting service...
The reason they vanished for few days was that they used this opportunity to move to a better, more secure/stable environment, which will be good for me/us.
They assured me they are very much in business, and are in the process of getting everything back up and running. There is no eta, but they are aiming for "couple/few" days...
So, if you guys can find alternate means of scheduling for the immediately upcoming matches, we WILL be coming back online, hopefully within a week!
I sincerely apologize for this, and I will explore other options for hosting once we're back up and running.
The IPSC Rules Committee was re-established by the President at the end of March 2010 for the purpose of preparing updated rulebooks, including a combined rulebook, for Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun and Grand Tournaments ready for inclusion in the Final Agenda of the 2011 IPSC Assembly.
The Committee submitted an early draft to IPSC that was reviewed by IPSC President's Council members during 3 days of meetings in January 2011. The President's Council feedback was processed and a revised draft submitted to IPSC which was reviewed by the IPSC President during meetings in March. Subsequent revisions have resulted in the latest draft proposals.
You will notice that the proposals are quite extensive and include suggestions from the IPSC President, members of the IPSC Executive and President's Councils, Regional Directors and members of the IPSC Rules Committee. The majority are a result of minor improvements, or amendments required to facilitate the preparation of a combined rulebook.
The proposals contain a number of debateable items e.g. the deletion of Modified Division in both Handgun and Shotgun. All such items will be placed on the Final Agenda of the forthcoming IPSC Assembly as separate motions.
The Committee welcomes any comments or suggestions from you concerning the proposals and I would be grateful to receive any feedback from you within the next 30 days.
All responses will be studied and processed, so that the final version of the draft Rules can be submitted to the IPSC President by the end of June.
I look forward to hearing from you.
IPSC Rules Committee Chairman