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Off to the Island Games

26 June 2019

Off to the Island Games

The Directors and Staff at Whitmill Trust Company all wish Michael Nolan the very best of luck as he competes in the 2019 Natwest International Island Games XVIII

Michael, who is Whitmill's Head of IT, will be representing Jersey in the IPSC shooting discipline. This is his third games, having competed in Jersey in 2015 and Gotland in 2017. He is hoping to improve on the silver medal he has won previously.

The Island Games are an international multi-sports event with teams each representing different island communities, with one team from the peninsula of Gibraltar. There will be approximately 2000 athletes representing 24 different teams. The games run from Saturday 6th through to Friday the 12th of July. Further details about the Island Games can the found here.

WHAT IS IPSC?

IPSC shooters need to blend accuracy, power, and speed into a winning combination. Multiple targets, moving targets, targets that react when hit, penalty targets, or even partially covered targets, obstacles, movement, competitive strategies, and other techniques are all a part of IPSC to keep shooters challenged and spectators engaged. The Latin words Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas (DVC) meaning accuracy, power, and speed are IPSC's motto and form the foundation for competition. IPSC also emphasizes procedures for safe gun handling and strict adherence to the rules governing the sport.

In IPSC shooting, no course of fire is ever the same from one competition to the next. Diversity is encouraged to keep the sport from becoming too formalized or standardized and typically, competitors do not know in advance what to expect in any given match.

 

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