Bianchi Cup Attracts International Shooters

Shooters from all over the world wrapped up the 35th Annual MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup National Championship.

The 3-day event is an international competition that takes place at Chapman Academy just south of Hallsville in Boone County.

Shooters test their skills in a number of different pistol competitions.

The Bianchi Cup is a combination of speed and accuracy while shooting at stationary and moving targets.

Defending Champion Doug Koenig won the competition this year for the 15th time.

Koenig said, â??With the match and the history here and all the great shooters that have been here, itâ??s just a great place to come and shoot.â??

This yearâ??s Bianchi Cup attracted international competitors from Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Russia, Switzerland, and the United States.