1.3 IPSC Sanctioning
All official matches must be sanctioned by the IPSC governing body of the given region. A match must conform to the given criteria of the IPSC rulebook in order to be sanctioned by the IPSC.
1.3.1 Sanctioned Matches
Match organizers wishing to receive IPSC sanctioning must comply with the general principles of course design and course construction as well as all other current IPSC Rules and regulations relevant to the discipline. Courses of fire that do not comply with these requirements will not be sanctioned, and must not be publicized or announced as IPSC sanctioned matches.
1.3.2 Sanctioned Targets
1.3.3 Sanction Withdrawals
The IPSC President, his delegate, or an officer of the Confederation (in that order), may withdraw IPSC sanctioning from a match if, in his or their opinion, a match or any component part thereof:
Contravenes the purpose or spirit of the principles of course design; or
Has been constructed at significant variance to the sanctioned design; or
Is in breach of any current IPSC Rules; or
Is likely to bring the sport of IPSC shooting into disrepute; or
If the provisions of Rule 18.104.22.168 have not been observed.