Bathory Cup 2017 – A Crop of Medals for the CZ Shooting Team

Saturday 1st April 2017 saw beautiful sunny weather in the Slovakian town of Čachtice, the former residence of the infamous Countess Báthory. The town hosted another year of the traditional Bathory Cup IPSC Championships and as usual, shooters from the CZ Shooting Team also took part. They won gold medals in all the three major divisions, including the Open Lady division.


A total of 290 shooters came to Čachtice and the competition was strong, but members of CZ factory team showed excellent form after the winter break.


With his outstanding performance Robin Šebo confirmed his place amongst the world leaders in the Production division. With his CZ SHADOW 2 pistol he beat Marian Fedor, who came second, by almost 12%!


The podium of the Standard division was completely dominated by a trio of CZ shooters, Josef Rakušan, Zdeněk Liehne and Petr Znamenáček, who all competed with CZ 75 TS ORANGE pistols.


In the prestigious Open division, gold medals were won in both men and women categories by shooters from the CZ Shooting Team. Miroslav Havlíček reached overall victory, Martina Šerá won the Open Lady category and came fifth in the overall ranking. Both achieved these wonderful results with their tried and tested CZ 75 TS CZECHMATE pistols. Martina’s gold was a great achievement all the more because she had only just come back to the arena after a long break. The Bathory Cup was also an opportunity for her to check out her form before a tough contest that will take place in the middle of April in Perth, Australia.


CZ would like to thank to all the organizers for the great event and to congratulate their representatives for the excellent results.



From results:



  1. Robin Šebo, CZ Shooting Team, 100 %
  2. Marian Fedor, 88,07 %
  3. Miroslav Zapletal, 86,75 %


STANDARD Division:

  1. Josef Rakušan, CZ Shooting Team, 100 %
  2. Zdeněk Liehne, CZ Shooting Team, 97,05 %
  3. Petr Znamenáček, CZ Shooting Team, 89,64 %


OPEN Division

  1. Miroslav Havlíček, CZ Shooting Team, 100 %
  2. Jan Pavlík, 93,42 %
  3. Miloš Hořínek, 92,96 %


OPEN/ LADY Division

  1. Martina Šerá, CZ Shooting Team, 100 %


CZ Shooting Team