The ICTSF is the World Governing body for World Championships in the shotgun sports of Down The Line (DTL) and English Sporting (ESP). The Federation formed in 2007, currently administers the rules for World Championships in these two disciplines. World Championships are conducted in alternate years with the ESP in odd years and the DTL in even years. Events also alternate between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
The Federation was formed to allow all countries competing at these two events the opportunity to have input into the conduct of the Championships. Generally events are conducted using Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) Rules, as detailed in CPSA Booklet No.1 with some minor changes.
The ICTSF has now conducted events in England, Wales, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Canada.