Thanks to John Parker with NRA's Competitive Shooting Division for the following news on the 2011 NRA Bianchi Cup:
New for 2011, the Bianchi Cup Information Guide is designed for view by competitors and spectators alike. Covering transportation, accommodations, event outline, 2010 Champions, and fun Bianchi Cup facts, the guide is extremely helpful for the newbie and veteran Bianchi Cup attendee. An outline of the matches that comprise the Bianchi Cup, as well as a full sponsorship list with links directly to the manufacturers web sites round out the guide. The guide is viewable online along with other NRA Competitive Shooting publications.
The new guide also includes the formal introduction of Larry Meade as the 2011 NRA Bianchi Cup Match Director. Camp Perry competitors will probably recognize Larry from his work as Deputy Match Director at the National Pistol Championships and as the winner of the very first National Police Shooting Championships where he can still be heard on the range. He is a welcome addition to the Bianchi Cup Match staff for the 32nd annual Bianchi Cup.
The 2011 NRA Bianchi Cup is a little more than two months away, scheduled for May 25-29 in Columbia, Missouri. This year, the Bianchi Cup will be bigger than ever with the addition of cash prizes for first-time shooters from MidwayUSA! Check back with NRAblog for Bianchi Cup news leading up to the famed competition and for live coverage from the event.