IMPORTANT UPDATE (April 2013):
IPC SHOOTING RULES AND REGULATIONS
The updated version of the IPC Shooting Technical Rules and Regulations have now been published (Related Documents section you can see down below of this page) and are in full force immediately.
IPC Shooting thanks you for your patience while this thorough revision of the rules was performed. A summary of the amendments made can also be found in the Related Documents section down below of this page.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE 2013 ISSF RULES
In February 2013 it was officially confirmed that IPC Shooting will be adhering to all the changes made in the 2013 edition of the ISSF rules, including finals format changes and the trial of decimal scoring. This decision was made in line with the Memorandum of Understanding (signed 2010) between the ISSF and IPC Shooting, and after serious consideration regarding the future development of our sport. The decision has been approved by the IPC Governing Board, as is the formality. The 2013 ISSF Rules include some significant changes that IPC Shooting believes will have an exciting impact for IPC Shooting competitions.
Under the new rules, changes have been made to the format of finals whilst a trial of decimal scoring in all 10m Air Rifle and 50m Prone events has been introduced for 2013.
The new format for finals will see all finalists start from zero points and not carry over their qualification score as they have done so previously. At different stages during the course of a final, athletes with the lowest score will be eliminated until there is a duel between the best two athletes to decide gold and silver medal position.
In addition to making competitions more exciting, it is hoped the trial of decimal scoring in 10m Air Rifle and 50m Prone events will help separate the top athletes in close competitions and provide a more accurate scoring system. As the standard of the top athletes has improved in recent years, many athletes have regularly posted a maximum score. This new system awards scores to one decimal place and should reduce the number of equal scores between athletes and virtually eliminate the decisive role that one close shot can play in deciding finalists or medallists.
These are essential changes to take the sport of IPC Shooting to the next level in terms of competitiveness for athletes and attractiveness for spectators. The trial of decimal scoring is a huge compliment to the improving skill levels of our elite athletes, who regularly post maximum scores, and we hope this new change will provide an exciting new level of competition and development for their pathways to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.Posted by Thom Erik Syrdahl
Source - Official Website of the Paralympic Movement - http://www.paralympic.org/shooting