The World’s Championship precision shooting (tir de precision) competition is a relatively new FIPJP competition. The competition was initiated for men in 2000, and for women in 2002. Now the FIPJP organizes a precision-shooting competition in parallel with its other competitions— the men’s world championships in even-number years, and the juniors’ and women’s world championships in odd-number years
The competition is a combined event (like a decathlon) with five different individual events (ateliers). The competitors throw at targets located inside a target circle (cible) that is one meter in diameter.
In each atelier competitors throw four boules— one boule from each of four distances— 6, 7, 8, and 9 meters. In the first four events, the target is a boule; in the fifth event the target is a jack. In events 2, 3, and 4, the target circle contains obstacles (boules or jack) as well as the target boule.
Since there are 5 events, and each competitor throws 4 boules in each event, each competitor throws 20 boules in total. It is possible to score 5 points with each boule, so the highest possible score that a competitor can achieve is 100.
A thrown boule is a valid throw (i.e. a hit) if the first thing that it hits is the target boule, or if it hits the ground inside the target circle and then hits the target boule.A thrown boule is a failed throw (i.e. a miss) if it isn’t a hit; that is— if it misses the the target boule or the first thing that it hits is some boule other than the target boule, or the ground outside the target circle, or the edge of the target circle.
Each throw scores from zero to five point. In the first four events, where the target is a boule, points are earned in the following ways.carreau – 5 points
A valid throw where the target boule is knocked completely out of the circle and the thrown boule stays inside the circle.réussi (success) – 3 points
A valid throw where the target boule is knocked out of the circle, but the thrown boule then goes out of the circle, too.touché (touch) – 1 point
A valid throw where (a) the target boule is hit (touché) but is not knocked out of the circle, or (b) the target boule is knocked out of the circle but at least one obstacle ball is also moved.manqué (failure) – 0 points
A failed throw scores zero points.In the fifth event the target is a jack. The category of carreau doesn’t exist, and a touch or a success scores more points than in the other events.réussi (success) – 5 points
A valid throw where the target jack is knocked out of the circle.touché (touch) – 3 point
A valid throw where the target jack is hit but not knocked out of the circle.manqué (failure) – 0 points
A failed throw scores zero points.Here is a scoring sheet for recording the scores of a single competitor. (Note that “Carreau” under Atelier 5 is wrong. It should be “sorti” or something similar, for but sort du cercle, jack knocked out of the circle.)
FIPJP additional rules: Mike Pegg reports that the two main changes to the rules are