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over the last few years. This fact, combined
with the skill of these pistol shooters has
resulted in Production scores going through
the roof as compared to past tournaments.
Cherie Blake of Australia won the Women's
Championship, with her score of 1904-145X
over 21 points ahead of the runner up,
fellow Australian and 2015 Champion Anita
Mackiewicz. SGT Katelin Bahten of the AMU
finished third with a score of 1876-148X.
For 2017, the Grand Senior division shooters
received their very own silver cup. Fittingly,
80-year-old John Sanders won with an eyeopening score of 1908-135X. This was his third
win in the division, impressive for only having
started shooting Action Pistol at age 70. [Be on
the lookout for an in-depth interview with Mr.
Sanders in next month's issue of SSUSA.]
The Bianchi Cup rewards accuracy. Guns
built for winning here have a few features that
differentiate them from those used for other
action shooting games. First, they are almost
always single stacks set up to shoot Minor PF
Five-time Bianchi Cup Champion Bruce Piatt was runner-up.
SGT Katie Bahten of the AMU shooting weak hand Practical.
The top four women shooting the Practical Event during the
Colt Championship Final. From top: 2017 Bianchi Women's
Champion Cherie Blake, third place SGT Katie Bahten, second
place Anita Mackiewicz, and fourth place Jessie Duff.
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