MEDIA ADVISORY: NRA Bianchi Cup Scheduled For May 24-27 In Hallsville, Missouri
HALLSVILLE, Mo. – The National Rifle Association is proud to announce its 39th National Action Pistol Championship. Better known as the NRA Bianchi Cup for its world famous silver trophy, this major action pistol match will be held May 24-27, 2017 in Hallsville, Missouri, at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club.
Founded in 1979 by former police officer and holster maker John Bianchi, the 192-shot NRA Bianchi Cup attracts the world’s best pistol shooters. This year’s competition features a change in format, as the multi-gun aggregate has been reinstated and will be fired on Tuesday, May 23.
Additionally, the top 40 competitors from the first 1920, Match X, will advance to the Colt Championship Final, where they will fire an additional 1920 through the same four NRA Bianchi Cup events. The top 40 will be comprised of the top 16 Open, 4 Metallic Class, 4 Production Class, 4 Ladies, 4 Juniors, 4 Seniors, and 4 Grand Seniors. The winner of the Colt Championship Final Round will be named the 2017 NRA Bianchi Cup Champion. A separate trophy cup will be given to the champions of all other classes and categories. Individual event winners and results of team competitions will be determined from Match X.
ONLY APPROVED members of U.S. news media organizations will receive credentials and be allowed to cover the event. Due to resource limitations, foreign media will not be credentialed.
To submit a request for press credentials, please contact NRA Media Relations at [email protected] or by calling (703) 267-1595. Credentials must be picked up in person at the event upon arrival at the registration area.
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