The Bianchi Cup is going back to a three-day format for 2017. The Multi-Gun Aggregate has been reinstated and will be fired on Tuesday, May 23. Something to note: registration for the aggregate will be online only—and additionally capped at 44 competitors. Registration is open now at bianchicup.nra.org/bianchiregistration/default.aspx.
The Bianchi Cup Championship consists of two rounds: Match X and the Colt Championship Final. Each round is the aggregate of these four stages—the Practical, Barricade, Falling Plate and Moving Target Events. There are no makeup shots in NRA Action Pistol and/or the Bianchi Cup—this is why the scoring in NRA Action Pistol is so demanding.
The standard Bianchi Cup course of fire will be conducted over three days—Wednesday, May 24 at 8:30 a.m. through Friday, May, 26—until the last shot is fired. The Colt Championship Final will be fired starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27. Match X will be used as a qualifier to the championship final. The 2017 National Champion will be determined by the score of the Colt Championship Final fired by the qualifying competitors from Match X. The Colt Championship Final score will be the sole factor in determining the winner of the NRA Bianchi Cup National Action Pistol Championship.
New for this year, all Production pistols will now be required to pass the “Production Box” test. The firearm and magazine must fit completely within the box.