The 2010 NRA Bianchi Cup pistol competition is history and a new champion was crowned. Doug Koening, of Team Smith & Wesson, came out on top to win the Open Division title. Doug is considered a “new champion” only because he finished second to Bruce Piatt in the 2009 competition. Doug is certainly not new to the first place podium as this is his 12th Bianchi Cup championship! Congratulations Doug.
The Bianchi Cup is a world-renowned pistol competition drawing both male and female shooters from across the globe. In 2010, competitors at the Bianchi Cup represented seven different countries. The competition took place in Columbia, Missouri and was the thirty-second year for this National Rifle Association sponsored event.