IPA Croatia introduce a new competition: ‘Trap Shooting 2019’

09 May 2019

naslovnaThe Regional Club IPA Istria, one of the most active clubs of the Croatian Section, organised an international competition in moveable targets shooting in the discipline of trap shooting, the Olympic discipline of clay pigeon shooting. The competition took place at the renovated shooting range in the village Bužinija, a small place near the beautiful Istrian town of Novigrad.

The host of the competition was the Firing society ‘Gusar’. One of its members is Giovanni Cernogoraz, the Olympic champion in the trap shooting discipline at the Olympic Games in London in 2012, who is also an honorary member of the IPA Croatian section. Giovanni comes from a police family: his father Valter was a member of the Croatian Ministry of the Interior during the Croatian War of Independence and the collaboration stems from there.

The competition for and with very precise participants, was supported by the chiefs of police units – the Head of Istarska County Police Admintrap3istration, Božo Kirin, the Head of Međimurska County Police Administration, Ivan Sokač, the Commander of the Special Police of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia, Alen Klabot, as well as the Mayor of the city of Novigrad, Anteo Milos.

The President of the Regional Club IPA Istria, Loris Kozlevac, and the President of IPA Croatia, Miljenko Vidak, with the assistance of the Firing Society ‘Gusar’ and Regional Club IPA Istria members, handed out medals and specially prepared IPA souvenirs to the best participants in this shooting discipline, which is quite compatible with the police training.trap9

Special thanks to all participants for extremely good results, but particularly to the best individual shooter, Ivica Varga, member of the Regional Club IPA Međimurje. 

This event was published in the 2019 calendar of IPA Croatia, and will become a traditional international event, organised by the Regional Club IPA Istria, with the support of the IPA Croatian Section. 

All IPA sections are welcome to participate in the upcoming years. 


Željko Turk, Secretary General IPA Croatia