The fourth event that makes up the Bianchi Cup title is the Falling Plate Event. Sponsored by Smith & Wesson, the event is unique from the other three in that it uses six 8" round metal plates instead of a paper target.
After the audible starting sound, shooters must knock down as many of the targets as they can, firing only one shot at each. Four stages see the shooters firing from ranges of 10, 15, 20 and 25-yards. The 10-yard stage must be fired in the standing position, however the other three may be shot from with standing or prone at the shooter's discretion.
Last year, Australia's Craig Ginger won the Falling Plate Event in the Open Class with an outstanding 480-123x. The United States took the other class titles with Troy Mattheyer's 480-51x winning the Metallic Class and Kyle Schmidt claiming the Production Class with 470-47x.
Like in the other events, ten point penalties are charged for a premature start, procedural error and each round fired over the designated amount.